Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for PowerShell skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PowerShell over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows PowerShell
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 72 100
Rank change year-on-year +24 +28 -13
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 107 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.71% 2.14% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.43% 5.21% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 26 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +35.59% +2.61%
10th Percentile £340 £301 £185
90th Percentile £603 £463 £496
Scotland median daily rate £450 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +32.35% -6.21% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

PowerShell is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,026 730 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.59% 41.10% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 468 510
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £301 £288 £263
90th Percentile £539 £500 £550
Scotland median daily rate £388 £353 £365
% change year-on-year +9.93% -3.42% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £52.00 £32.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.62% +60.37% -18.94%
10th Percentile £20.06 £43.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £36.50 £52.17 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.16% +14.67% +31.58%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Edinburgh

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Edinburgh

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Edinburgh

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 81 (75.70%) Windows
2 67 (62.62%) Active Directory
3 55 (51.40%) Finance
3 55 (51.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (51.40%) Windows Server
4 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
5 49 (45.79%) VMware
6 48 (44.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (37.38%) Ansible
8 39 (36.45%) Opscode Chef
9 38 (35.51%) Puppet
10 36 (33.64%) vSphere
11 35 (32.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 34 (31.78%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (31.78%) Configuration Management
13 31 (28.97%) Linux
14 29 (27.10%) Ruby
14 29 (27.10%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (24.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (24.30%) Validation
16 23 (21.50%) Virtual Team
17 22 (20.56%) DevOps
18 21 (19.63%) Git (software)
18 21 (19.63%) SAN
19 20 (18.69%) SQL Server
20 19 (17.76%) SCCM
21 18 (16.82%) ITIL
21 18 (16.82%) TDD
21 18 (16.82%) Asset Management
22 17 (15.89%) Citrix

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (14.02%) Skype for Business
2 13 (12.15%) SharePoint
3 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.80%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (32.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.15%) Office 365
3 10 (9.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.80%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.87%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.93%) IaaS
8 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.63%) SAN
2 14 (13.08%) Skype
3 11 (10.28%) DNS
4 9 (8.41%) DHCP
5 7 (6.54%) Internet
5 7 (6.54%) Unified Communications
6 6 (5.61%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.87%) LAN
7 2 (1.87%) VLAN
7 2 (1.87%) WAN
8 1 (0.93%) Firewall
8 1 (0.93%) FTP
8 1 (0.93%) HTTP
8 1 (0.93%) Network Security
8 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.74%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.80%) PowerPivot
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (19.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.67%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.74%) NUnit
4 4 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.87%) Gradle
6 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 55 (51.40%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.87%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (42.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.21%) Analyst
4 8 (7.48%) Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (4.67%) IT Analyst
6 5 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) IT Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) PowerShell Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) SQL Developer
7 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (2.80%) DBA
8 3 (2.80%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (2.80%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.61%) .NET
2 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (3.74%) CSS
2 4 (3.74%) CSS3
2 4 (3.74%) HTML
2 4 (3.74%) HTML5
2 4 (3.74%) jQuery
2 4 (3.74%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (3.74%) React
2 4 (3.74%) XML
3 1 (0.93%) JSON
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
3 1 (0.93%) RESTful
3 1 (0.93%) WinForms
3 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.50%) Virtual Team
2 9 (8.41%) EMC VNX
3 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.61%) Clustering
4 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.74%) Tandem
5 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.87%) PKI
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (75.70%) Windows
2 55 (51.40%) Windows Server
2 55 (51.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (44.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (28.97%) Linux
5 26 (24.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (12.15%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Android
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.78%) Configuration Management
1 34 (31.78%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (27.10%) Continuous Delivery
3 26 (24.30%) Validation
4 22 (20.56%) DevOps
5 18 (16.82%) Asset Management
5 18 (16.82%) ITIL
5 18 (16.82%) TDD
6 17 (15.89%) Coaching
6 17 (15.89%) Mentoring
7 13 (12.15%) ITIL V3
8 11 (10.28%) Migration
9 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (9.35%) Open Source
10 7 (6.54%) Application Packaging
11 6 (5.61%) Task Automation
12 5 (4.67%) Data Integration
12 5 (4.67%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.67%) Service Management
13 4 (3.74%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) Ruby
2 12 (11.21%) SQL
3 9 (8.41%) C#
4 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.61%) VBScript
6 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.74%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.80%) Python
9 2 (1.87%) C++
9 2 (1.87%) Groovy
9 2 (1.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.61%) MCSA
2 6 (5.61%) MCSE
3 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 67 (62.62%) Active Directory
2 36 (33.64%) vSphere
3 17 (15.89%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (11.21%) XenApp
5 12 (11.21%) XenDesktop
6 9 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.80%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.87%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (37.38%) Ansible
2 39 (36.45%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (35.51%) Puppet
4 19 (17.76%) SCCM
5 16 (14.95%) SCOM
6 9 (8.41%) WSUS
7 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (3.74%) Packer
8 4 (3.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (2.80%) WMI
10 2 (1.87%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.87%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
2 49 (45.79%) VMware
3 17 (15.89%) Citrix
4 7 (6.54%) EMC
5 6 (5.61%) Cisco
5 6 (5.61%) Google
5 6 (5.61%) Ivanti
5 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.67%) Lotus
7 4 (3.74%) Riverbed
7 4 (3.74%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.74%) Splunk
7 4 (3.74%) Symantec
8 3 (2.80%) CyberArk
8 3 (2.80%) ForeScout
8 3 (2.80%) HP
8 3 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.87%) Dell
9 2 (1.87%) NetApp
9 2 (1.87%) Remedy