Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 May 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 50 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 -20 +93
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 194 129 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.75% 3.60% 5.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.52% 8.02% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 88 159
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +4.00% +7.92%
10th Percentile £263 £305 £290
90th Percentile £500 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £408
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.84% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 16
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.67% -
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.71% +19.44% +45.45%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,038 1,608 1,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.41% 44.85% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,295 945 1,022
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £282 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 29
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.56% +13.33% +22.95%
10th Percentile £12.73 £15.30 £19.60
90th Percentile £45.83 £57.50 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Scotland

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Scotland

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Scotland

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +26 85 £450 +12.50% 15
Renfrewshire -8 65 £409 +2.13% 1
Glasgow -38 40 £363 -3.33% 9
South Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 138 (71.13%) Windows
2 104 (53.61%) Microsoft
3 102 (52.58%) Active Directory
4 97 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 77 (39.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (37.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (35.05%) Security Cleared
8 63 (32.47%) VMware
8 63 (32.47%) Office 365
9 61 (31.44%) SC Cleared
10 60 (30.93%) Migration
11 54 (27.84%) Citrix
11 54 (27.84%) SCCM
12 51 (26.29%) SQL Server
13 49 (25.26%) SharePoint
14 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 42 (21.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 40 (20.62%) DNS
17 39 (20.10%) Degree
18 38 (19.59%) XenDesktop
18 38 (19.59%) DHCP
18 38 (19.59%) Finance
19 37 (19.07%) JavaScript
19 37 (19.07%) XenApp
19 37 (19.07%) Computer Science
19 37 (19.07%) Computer Science Degree
20 36 (18.56%) SharePoint 2013
20 36 (18.56%) C#
21 35 (18.04%) IIS
21 35 (18.04%) MCSE

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 49 (25.26%) SharePoint
2 36 (18.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 35 (18.04%) IIS
4 31 (15.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 28 (14.43%) Skype for Business
6 27 (13.92%) SharePoint Server
7 25 (12.89%) MS Exchange
8 21 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (7.73%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (7.22%) OpenStack
11 11 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (1.03%) Confluence
14 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.52%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 27 (13.92%) InfoPath
2 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 63 (32.47%) Office 365
2 25 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.06%) IaaS
6 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.55%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.55%) PaaS
6 3 (1.55%) SaaS
7 2 (1.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.62%) DNS
2 38 (19.59%) DHCP
3 22 (11.34%) Skype
4 14 (7.22%) SAN
5 11 (5.67%) NetScaler
5 11 (5.67%) Unified Communications
6 10 (5.15%) Internet
7 8 (4.12%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (4.12%) VSAN
8 6 (3.09%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.06%) Firewall
10 3 (1.55%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.03%) LAN
11 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.03%) VLAN
11 2 (1.03%) WAN
12 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.52%) MPLS
12 1 (0.52%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) RDBMS
2 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.58%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.03%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.03%) QlikView
6 1 (0.52%) EDMS
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (14.95%) Visual Studio
2 28 (14.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (8.76%) MSI
4 9 (4.64%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.58%) InstallShield
5 5 (2.58%) NUnit
6 4 (2.06%) Hudson
6 4 (2.06%) JIRA
7 2 (1.03%) Subversion
7 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.52%) Gradle
8 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.52%) Selenium
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (19.59%) Finance
2 12 (6.19%) Banking
3 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Law
4 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (12.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (9.79%) SharePoint Engineer
3 18 (9.28%) Design Engineer
4 15 (7.73%) Consultant
5 13 (6.70%) Architect
6 12 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) Analyst
8 10 (5.15%) Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) SharePoint Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Virtualisation Specialist
12 6 (3.09%) Citrix Engineer
12 6 (3.09%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (3.09%) Windows Specialist
13 5 (2.58%) Applications Packager
13 5 (2.58%) DBA
13 5 (2.58%) IT Analyst
13 5 (2.58%) Wintel Engineer
14 4 (2.06%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.53%) .NET
2 32 (16.49%) CSS
2 32 (16.49%) jQuery
2 32 (16.49%) XML
3 27 (13.92%) XSLT
4 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.58%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.58%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (2.58%) CSS3
5 5 (2.58%) HTML
5 5 (2.58%) HTML5
5 5 (2.58%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (2.58%) React
6 3 (1.55%) COM
6 3 (1.55%) JSON
7 2 (1.03%) Web Services
8 1 (0.52%) RESTful
8 1 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.07%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (5.15%) Virtual Team
3 8 (4.12%) Clustering
4 6 (3.09%) PKI
5 4 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.06%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.06%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.06%) Replication
6 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.03%) Tandem
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 138 (71.13%) Windows
2 97 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 77 (39.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (37.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (15.98%) Windows 7
7 30 (15.46%) Windows 10
8 12 (6.19%) Linux
9 6 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.52%) Unix
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.93%) Migration
2 35 (18.04%) High Availability
3 27 (13.92%) Workflow
4 23 (11.86%) Records Management
5 21 (10.82%) ITIL
6 17 (8.76%) Configuration Management
6 17 (8.76%) DevOps
7 15 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.67%) Asset Management
9 11 (5.67%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.67%) Software Delivery
9 11 (5.67%) Software Distribution
10 10 (5.15%) Validation
11 8 (4.12%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (3.61%) MVC
12 7 (3.61%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (3.61%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (3.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.07%) JavaScript
2 36 (18.56%) C#
3 34 (17.53%) SQL
4 17 (8.76%) VBScript
5 15 (7.73%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.22%) VB
7 12 (6.19%) Python
8 9 (4.64%) Ruby
9 7 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.58%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.52%) C++
11 1 (0.52%) Groovy
11 1 (0.52%) Java
11 1 (0.52%) LINC
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (35.05%) Security Cleared
2 61 (31.44%) SC Cleared
3 42 (21.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (20.10%) Degree
5 37 (19.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (18.04%) MCSE
7 8 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.55%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.55%) GCP
3 2 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 102 (52.58%) Active Directory
2 38 (19.59%) XenDesktop
3 37 (19.07%) XenApp
4 35 (18.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (13.92%) XenServer
6 19 (9.79%) vSphere
7 10 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (4.64%) Hyper-V
9 8 (4.12%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.55%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.55%) Docker
10 3 (1.55%) NFS
11 2 (1.03%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (27.84%) SCCM
2 21 (10.82%) Puppet
3 20 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (9.28%) Ansible
5 11 (5.67%) PowerCLI
5 11 (5.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (5.67%) vRealize
6 8 (4.12%) SafeCom
7 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (3.09%) SCOM
8 4 (2.06%) WMI
9 3 (1.55%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.55%) Terraform
10 2 (1.03%) AppDNA
10 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.03%) Packer
10 2 (1.03%) WSUS
11 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 104 (53.61%) Microsoft
2 63 (32.47%) VMware
3 54 (27.84%) Citrix
4 23 (11.86%) Nintex
5 21 (10.82%) Ivanti
6 9 (4.64%) Google
7 8 (4.12%) Cisco
7 8 (4.12%) ThinPrint
8 6 (3.09%) Symantec
9 4 (2.06%) CyberArk
9 4 (2.06%) EMC
9 4 (2.06%) McAfee
9 4 (2.06%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.06%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.06%) Splunk
9 4 (2.06%) Twitter
10 3 (1.55%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.55%) ForeScout
10 3 (1.55%) NetApp
10 3 (1.55%) Shavlik