Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 45 44
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1 +55
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 144 181 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.04% 3.80% 4.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.53% 10.27% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 111 128
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -7.80%
10th Percentile £209 £301 £300
90th Percentile £538 £600 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Scotland median hourly rate - £21.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
UK median hourly rate £41.92 £43.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -2.51% +18.62% +61.11%

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 1,913 1,762 1,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.36% 36.98% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,120 1,103 957
Scotland median daily rate £410 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +10.71% -4.11%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £264
90th Percentile £538 £526 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 43
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -51.16% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £14.85
90th Percentile £44.50 £40.25 £56.43
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%

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 18 January 2019.

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

PowerShell
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 18 January 2019. 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 -7 82 £475 -5.00% 22
Glasgow -34 39 £388 - 7
Renfrewshire -1 18 £408 +27.34% 2
Aberdeen +9 2 £225 -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 84 (58.33%) Windows
2 54 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 49 (34.03%) SQL Server
4 45 (31.25%) Office 365
5 42 (29.17%) SQL
5 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 41 (28.47%) Windows Server
7 35 (24.31%) DevOps
8 34 (23.61%) Python
9 33 (22.92%) SharePoint
9 33 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (21.53%) JavaScript
10 31 (21.53%) XML
10 31 (21.53%) Finance
11 29 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (19.44%) C#
13 27 (18.75%) Linux
13 27 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (18.06%) VMware
14 26 (18.06%) .NET
14 26 (18.06%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (17.36%) Visual Studio
15 25 (17.36%) DNS
15 25 (17.36%) Migration
16 24 (16.67%) jQuery
17 23 (15.97%) CSS
18 20 (13.89%) Citrix
18 20 (13.89%) DHCP

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 33 (22.92%) SharePoint
2 26 (18.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
5 12 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.78%) IIS
8 3 (2.08%) CMS
8 3 (2.08%) Confluence
8 3 (2.08%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (9.03%) InfoPath
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.69%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) assyst
1 2 (1.39%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 45 (31.25%) Office 365
2 29 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.56%) OneDrive
4 8 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (1.39%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.39%) PaaS
7 2 (1.39%) Yammer
8 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.36%) DNS
2 20 (13.89%) DHCP
3 9 (6.25%) SAN
4 7 (4.86%) Firewall
5 6 (4.17%) VPN
5 6 (4.17%) Wireshark
6 5 (3.47%) NetScaler
7 3 (2.08%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.08%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.08%) Skype
7 3 (2.08%) SSL
7 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.39%) Internet
8 2 (1.39%) SMTP
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.69%) Network Security
9 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.69%) VLAN
9 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (34.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.64%) RDBMS
2 11 (7.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.08%) Power BI
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.69%) DB2
6 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) KDB
6 1 (0.69%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.69%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.69%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 27 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (17.36%) Visual Studio
3 13 (9.03%) NUnit
4 12 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.86%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.78%) JIRA
6 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.39%) Hudson
7 2 (1.39%) MSI
7 2 (1.39%) MSTest
7 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.69%) Maven
8 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Banking
3 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.08%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (18.75%) Developer
2 22 (15.28%) Analyst
3 13 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) Architect
4 12 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (4.17%) Administrator
6 6 (4.17%) Consultant
6 6 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 6 (4.17%) SharePoint Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Migration Analyst
7 5 (3.47%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.47%) Wintel Specialist
8 4 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Charles River Developer
8 4 (2.78%) Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Service Analyst
8 4 (2.78%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.53%) XML
2 26 (18.06%) .NET
3 24 (16.67%) jQuery
4 23 (15.97%) CSS
5 15 (10.42%) .NET Framework
6 14 (9.72%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.72%) HTML
7 13 (9.03%) AngularJS
7 13 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (9.03%) React
8 12 (8.33%) HTML5
8 12 (8.33%) XSLT
9 11 (7.64%) CSS3
9 11 (7.64%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (4.86%) Middleware
11 6 (4.17%) LDAP
12 5 (3.47%) XML Messaging
13 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
14 2 (1.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.78%) Wiki
4 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.69%) iPhone
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (58.33%) Windows
2 41 (28.47%) Windows Server
3 29 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (18.75%) Linux
4 27 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (9.03%) Unix
6 13 (9.03%) Windows 10
7 12 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.69%) CentOS
9 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.69%) HPUX
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.31%) DevOps
2 33 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.36%) Migration
4 15 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (9.72%) High Availability
5 14 (9.72%) SDLC
6 13 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (9.03%) MVC
7 12 (8.33%) ITIL
7 12 (8.33%) Workflow
8 11 (7.64%) Records Management
9 10 (6.94%) Computer Science
9 10 (6.94%) Kanban
10 8 (5.56%) Analytics
10 8 (5.56%) Scrum
11 7 (4.86%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.86%) Data Analysis
11 7 (4.86%) SIEM
12 6 (4.17%) ETL
12 6 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.17%) SQL
2 34 (23.61%) Python
3 31 (21.53%) JavaScript
4 28 (19.44%) C#
5 17 (11.81%) Java
6 14 (9.72%) Bash Shell
7 13 (9.03%) Perl
8 11 (7.64%) TypeScript
9 8 (5.56%) VBScript
10 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.78%) Korn
12 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.39%) C
13 2 (1.39%) VBA
14 1 (0.69%) C++
14 1 (0.69%) Go
14 1 (0.69%) Groovy
14 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.69%) Ruby
14 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.19%) MCSE
2 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.94%) Degree
5 8 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.78%) CCA
7 4 (2.78%) CCEA
7 4 (2.78%) MCITP
7 4 (2.78%) VCAP
7 4 (2.78%) VCP4
7 4 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.08%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.08%) CCNA
8 3 (2.08%) CCNP
8 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.08%) MCSA
9 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 54 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.42%) XenApp
3 11 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.86%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.78%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.08%) Docker
8 2 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.39%) vSphere
9 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.69%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (13.19%) SCCM
2 17 (11.81%) Ansible
3 12 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.33%) Puppet
4 8 (5.56%) Terraform
5 5 (3.47%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.08%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (1.39%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.39%) Consul
8 2 (1.39%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.69%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.69%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.69%) Packer
9 1 (0.69%) Scalr
Vendors
1 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.06%) VMware
3 20 (13.89%) Citrix
4 12 (8.33%) Nintex
5 8 (5.56%) HP
6 6 (4.17%) Charles River
6 6 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 6 (4.17%) Symantec
7 5 (3.47%) NetScout
7 5 (3.47%) Oracle
7 5 (3.47%) SevOne
7 5 (3.47%) Splunk
7 5 (3.47%) Varonis
8 3 (2.08%) Apple
8 3 (2.08%) Cisco
8 3 (2.08%) F5
8 3 (2.08%) IBM
9 2 (1.39%) CODA
9 2 (1.39%) Dell
9 2 (1.39%) Sophos