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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 39 77
Rank change year-on-year -21 +38  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 16 56 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.57% 3.67% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.02% 12.99% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 2
Median daily rate £363 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +3.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £338
% change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.66% +50.00%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 398 431 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.06% 28.24% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 251 258
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £26.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.88% -52.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 18 (50.00%) Finance
4 16 (44.44%) VMware
5 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 15 (41.67%) SCCM
6 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (36.11%) Citrix
8 12 (33.33%) Migration
8 12 (33.33%) DHCP
8 12 (33.33%) DNS
9 11 (30.56%) XenApp
10 10 (27.78%) XenDesktop
10 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
11 9 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 9 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (25.00%) SQL
11 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 8 (22.22%) IIS
12 8 (22.22%) ITIL
12 8 (22.22%) Linux
12 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
12 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
12 8 (22.22%) DevOps
13 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
13 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (16.67%) Windows Server

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 8 (22.22%) IIS
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.78%) Confluence
4 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.78%) Liferay
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Office 365
3 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.56%) IaaS
5 1 (2.78%) Bluemix
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) DHCP
1 12 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.56%) WinDbg
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.78%) git-flow
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) DBA
4 3 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.56%) Engineering Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Replication
2 4 (11.11%) PKI
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.78%) Fintech
5 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 8 (22.22%) Linux
6 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
7 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) DevOps
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
3 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 4 (11.11%) Server Building
7 3 (8.33%) Application Discovery
7 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) VBScript
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) MCDBA
1 1 (2.78%) MCITP
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (30.56%) XenApp
4 10 (27.78%) XenDesktop
5 9 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.56%) Docker
7 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.78%) Shibboleth
8 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (41.67%) SCCM
2 6 (16.67%) SCOM
3 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (11.11%) Puppet
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.78%) Ansible
6 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Citrix
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) CA
6 2 (5.56%) Symantec
6 2 (5.56%) Varonis
7 1 (2.78%) Adobe
7 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Nintex
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) Sophos
7 1 (2.78%) Splunk
7 1 (2.78%) Sybase
7 1 (2.78%) WSO2