Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 November 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 61 67
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 47 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.65% 2.35% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.49% 8.37% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 27
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £213
90th Percentile £590 £513 £465
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Reading median hourly rate £19.66 £20.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.54% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.66 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -50.85% - -

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 Reading with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 409 418 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 31.80% 28.07% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 211 394
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 17
Reading median hourly rate £18.57 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.72% -37.50% +110.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.70 £13.78
90th Percentile £45.93 £50.75 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.13% -12.93% +13.08%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Reading

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Reading

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Reading

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Reading

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 32 (68.09%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Microsoft
3 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
4 22 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (40.43%) SQL
6 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
7 15 (31.91%) VMware
7 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
8 14 (29.79%) ITIL
8 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (23.40%) Linux
9 11 (23.40%) IIS
10 10 (21.28%) DNS
11 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
11 9 (19.15%) Web Services
11 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
11 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (19.15%) Degree
12 8 (17.02%) JSON
12 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (17.02%) Office 365
12 8 (17.02%) DevOps
12 8 (17.02%) Service Management
13 7 (14.89%) .NET
13 7 (14.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (14.89%) SCOM
14 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 11 (23.40%) IIS
2 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
5 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.13%) Confluence
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (17.02%) Office 365
3 7 (14.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (10.64%) IaaS
5 3 (6.38%) PaaS
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.26%) GitHub
6 2 (4.26%) SaaS
7 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) DNS
2 6 (12.77%) LAN
3 5 (10.64%) DHCP
3 5 (10.64%) Firewall
3 5 (10.64%) NAS
3 5 (10.64%) SAN
3 5 (10.64%) Skype
3 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.51%) Internet
5 3 (6.38%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.38%) Network Security
5 3 (6.38%) WAN
6 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (4.26%) VPN
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.13%) SMTP
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
7 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) OLAP
6 1 (2.13%) OLTP
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) MSBuild
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.38%) Ant
3 3 (6.38%) Maven
4 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Consultant
2 8 (17.02%) Administrator
2 8 (17.02%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (17.02%) Windows Administrator
2 8 (17.02%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Field Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Designer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Software Designer
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) JSON
3 7 (14.89%) .NET
4 6 (12.77%) XML
5 4 (8.51%) REST
6 3 (6.38%) RESTful
7 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.26%) SOAP
7 2 (4.26%) WCF
8 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.13%) MDX
8 1 (2.13%) XSD
8 1 (2.13%) XSL
8 1 (2.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.51%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (8.51%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) CESG
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
3 11 (23.40%) Linux
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.26%) Debian
9 1 (2.13%) Android
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) DevOps
2 8 (17.02%) Service Management
3 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity
3 5 (10.64%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (10.64%) Identity Management
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) Information Management
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.38%) Change Control
5 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.38%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) Proactive Management
5 3 (6.38%) Release Management
5 3 (6.38%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) Disk Encryption
6 2 (4.26%) Prototyping
6 2 (4.26%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) VBScript
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) MCSE
4 5 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) MCITP
5 4 (8.51%) MCTS
5 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) A+ Certification
6 3 (6.38%) CCNA
6 3 (6.38%) CCNP
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.38%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (6.38%) MCSA
6 3 (6.38%) MCSD
6 3 (6.38%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (6.38%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (4.26%) VCP6
8 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.38%) Docker
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCOM
2 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 4 (8.51%) SCCM
3 3 (6.38%) Ansible
3 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.38%) WSUS
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) Veeam
6 1 (2.13%) Altiris
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.13%) Borland
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.13%) Lumension
6 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle