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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 22 59
Rank change year-on-year -8 +37  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 28 53 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.88% 6.13% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.72% 20.15% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 3
Median daily rate £368 £406 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.53% -7.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.66 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

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 Reading with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 263 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 27.53% 30.40% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 160 155
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.08 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.88% -77.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £9.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Reading

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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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 31 (67.39%) Windows
2 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
3 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 18 (39.13%) Windows Server
5 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
6 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (30.43%) Python
8 14 (30.43%) Scrum
9 13 (28.26%) Linux
9 13 (28.26%) Web Services
9 13 (28.26%) DNS
10 12 (26.09%) C#
10 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (23.91%) Skype for Business
11 11 (23.91%) Skype
11 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
11 11 (23.91%) SMTP
11 11 (23.91%) .NET
11 11 (23.91%) VMware
12 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (21.74%) DevOps
13 9 (19.57%) Ansible
13 9 (19.57%) Task Automation

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 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
2 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (23.91%) Skype for Business
4 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (13.04%) IIS
6 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
7 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (2.17%) EPiServer
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.39%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) DNS
2 11 (23.91%) Skype
2 11 (23.91%) SMTP
3 7 (15.22%) DHCP
3 7 (15.22%) LAN
4 6 (13.04%) HTTP
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.52%) SSH
7 2 (4.35%) Internet
8 1 (2.17%) Firewall
8 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.17%) OLAP
7 1 (2.17%) OLTP
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (15.22%) Ant
2 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.22%) Maven
2 7 (15.22%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Consultant
1 8 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Migration Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Migration Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Office 365 Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Azure Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Software Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Server Support
6 2 (4.35%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) Web Services
2 11 (23.91%) .NET
3 7 (15.22%) RESTful
4 4 (8.70%) WCF
5 2 (4.35%) OAuth
6 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.26%) Linux
5 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.87%) Android
6 5 (10.87%) Debian
6 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) CentOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Scrum
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.74%) DevOps
4 9 (19.57%) Migration
4 9 (19.57%) Task Automation
5 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.22%) Information Management
6 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
6 7 (15.22%) Patch Management
7 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (10.87%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (8.70%) Identity Management
8 4 (8.70%) ITIL
9 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.52%) Product Management
9 3 (6.52%) Validation
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (4.35%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Python
2 12 (26.09%) C#
3 7 (15.22%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) VB
4 6 (13.04%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) VCP6
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.17%) Docker
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Ansible
2 5 (10.87%) AirWatch
2 5 (10.87%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.87%) WSUS
3 4 (8.70%) Puppet
4 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Kibana
5 1 (2.17%) logstash
5 1 (2.17%) Packer
5 1 (2.17%) Salt
5 1 (2.17%) SCCM
5 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco
3 5 (10.87%) MobileIron
3 5 (10.87%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) Veeam
5 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.17%) RedGate
5 1 (2.17%) Sage
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com