Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 44 111
Rank change year-on-year 0 +67 -11
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 189 183 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.75% 4.22% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.86% 10.42% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 137 43
Scotland median daily rate £412 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.25% +3.03% -0.75%
10th Percentile £301 £277 £223
90th Percentile £600 £445 £470
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.38% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.85% - -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +53.57% +33.33% -36.36%

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 1917 1757 1906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.01% 40.54% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1061 1038
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 44
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.39
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +17 82 £500 +25.00% 6
Glasgow +23 73 £425 +41.67% 4
Renfrewshire +4 24 £350 +2.94%
South Lanarkshire - 5 £375 -
Aberdeen -9 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £323 -
PowerShell
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 138 (73.02%) Windows
2 106 (56.08%) Active Directory
3 84 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 75 (39.68%) Windows Server
5 72 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (32.28%) Finance
8 51 (26.98%) SQL
8 51 (26.98%) VMware
9 47 (24.87%) Linux
10 44 (23.28%) Security Cleared
11 43 (22.75%) SCCM
12 38 (20.11%) ITIL
13 37 (19.58%) Configuration Management
14 36 (19.05%) Symantec
15 35 (18.52%) IIS
15 35 (18.52%) SC Cleared
15 35 (18.52%) Office 365
16 34 (17.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 34 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (17.46%) Migration
17 33 (17.46%) C#
17 33 (17.46%) SQL Server
17 33 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
18 32 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (16.40%) Windows 10
19 31 (16.40%) SharePoint
20 30 (15.87%) MS Exchange
21 29 (15.34%) Ansible
21 29 (15.34%) Puppet

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 35 (18.52%) IIS
2 31 (16.40%) SharePoint
3 30 (15.87%) MS Exchange
4 21 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (10.05%) Skype for Business
6 13 (6.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (5.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.23%) Apache
8 8 (4.23%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (3.17%) OpenStack
10 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.12%) IBM Domino
10 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.59%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.59%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.52%) Office 365
2 32 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.12%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.06%) GitHub
6 2 (1.06%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.81%) Firewall
2 22 (11.64%) SAN
3 15 (7.94%) Skype
4 14 (7.41%) DNS
5 13 (6.88%) HTTP
6 12 (6.35%) HTTPS
6 12 (6.35%) Internet
6 12 (6.35%) SSL
7 10 (5.29%) Unified Communications
8 9 (4.76%) DHCP
9 5 (2.65%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.65%) S/MIME
10 3 (1.59%) LDAP
11 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.53%) FTP
12 1 (0.53%) LAN
12 1 (0.53%) VPN
12 1 (0.53%) WAN
12 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.12%) DB2
5 4 (2.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.59%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.53%) EDMS
8 1 (0.53%) KDB
8 1 (0.53%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.94%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 6 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.59%) FishEye
7 2 (1.06%) JIRA
7 2 (1.06%) MSI
7 2 (1.06%) Subversion
7 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.53%) Gradle
8 1 (0.53%) Maven
8 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (32.28%) Finance
2 18 (9.52%) Publishing
3 8 (4.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (20.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (10.05%) Security Engineer
3 17 (8.99%) Consultant
4 16 (8.47%) Developer
5 15 (7.94%) Analyst
6 13 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.82%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) Administrator
9 7 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (3.70%) Security Specialist
10 6 (3.17%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) IT Security Specialist
10 6 (3.17%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.65%) Architect
11 5 (2.65%) Exchange Administrator
11 5 (2.65%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
11 5 (2.65%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.65%) SharePoint Specialist
12 4 (2.12%) PowerShell Engineer
12 4 (2.12%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.11%) .NET
2 12 (6.35%) XML
3 9 (4.76%) HTML
3 9 (4.76%) jQuery
4 8 (4.23%) CSS
4 8 (4.23%) XSLT
5 3 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.06%) Kafka
6 2 (1.06%) Middleware
6 2 (1.06%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.53%) JMS
7 1 (0.53%) JSON
7 1 (0.53%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) RESTful
7 1 (0.53%) WinForms
7 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Virtual Team
2 15 (7.94%) PKI
3 9 (4.76%) Clustering
4 8 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.17%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.17%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) Tandem
9 1 (0.53%) CMDB
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 138 (73.02%) Windows
2 75 (39.68%) Windows Server
3 72 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (24.87%) Linux
6 34 (17.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (16.40%) Windows 10
8 17 (8.99%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.65%) Solaris
11 3 (1.59%) Unix
11 3 (1.59%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.11%) ITIL
2 37 (19.58%) Configuration Management
3 34 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (17.46%) Migration
5 23 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (10.05%) Validation
8 18 (9.52%) BCP
8 18 (9.52%) Business Continuity
8 18 (9.52%) Business Continuity Planning
8 18 (9.52%) DevOps
9 17 (8.99%) Task Automation
9 17 (8.99%) Web Development
10 16 (8.47%) ITIL V3
11 15 (7.94%) Open Source
11 15 (7.94%) Security Operations
12 12 (6.35%) Prototyping
12 12 (6.35%) TDD
12 12 (6.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 11 (5.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.98%) SQL
2 33 (17.46%) C#
3 26 (13.76%) VBScript
4 21 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.58%) Ruby
6 18 (9.52%) Python
7 15 (7.94%) Perl
8 11 (5.82%) Java
9 8 (4.23%) C++
10 7 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.59%) VB
12 2 (1.06%) REXX
12 2 (1.06%) Tcl
13 1 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (23.28%) Security Cleared
2 35 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.41%) MCSE
5 10 (5.29%) Degree
6 7 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.70%) MCSA
7 3 (1.59%) MCTS
8 2 (1.06%) HND
8 2 (1.06%) MCITP
8 2 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) HNC
9 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.53%) MCP
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (56.08%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.23%) vSphere
3 15 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (5.82%) XenApp
7 9 (4.76%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.65%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.65%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (1.59%) NFS
10 2 (1.06%) Docker
10 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 43 (22.75%) SCCM
2 33 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (15.34%) Ansible
3 29 (15.34%) Puppet
4 22 (11.64%) SCOM
5 19 (10.05%) WSUS
6 14 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (4.76%) IBM BigFix
7 9 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (3.17%) Netcool
8 6 (3.17%) WMI
9 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.12%) EnCase
10 4 (2.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.59%) Packer
12 2 (1.06%) AirWatch
12 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 1 (0.53%) Control-M
13 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 51 (26.98%) VMware
3 36 (19.05%) Symantec
4 25 (13.23%) HP
5 15 (7.94%) Citrix
6 14 (7.41%) Dell
6 14 (7.41%) Oracle
7 12 (6.35%) IBM
8 10 (5.29%) CyberArk
8 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.70%) EMC
9 7 (3.70%) Lotus
9 7 (3.70%) Nintex
10 5 (2.65%) Splunk
11 4 (2.12%) McAfee
11 4 (2.12%) Perforce
11 4 (2.12%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.59%) AppSense
12 3 (1.59%) ForeScout
12 3 (1.59%) Sybase