Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 40 80
Rank change year-on-year -16 +40 +40
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 160 182 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.32% 4.86% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.28% 11.00% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 149 77
Scotland median daily rate £450 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -9.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £445 £460
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% - -
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £35.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year +23.57% +51.35% -11.06%

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 1,725 1,654 1,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.80% 44.18% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,085 990 1,005
Scotland median daily rate £400 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -
10th Percentile £289 £263 £251
90th Percentile £525 £475 £526
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 23
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £44.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.58% +18.67% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.84 £15.30
90th Percentile £43.25 £57.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 24 February 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

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 24 February 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 +27 109 £500 +25.00% 5
Glasgow -10 40 £375 +2.74% 9
South Lanarkshire - 6 £375 -
Renfrewshire -12 3 £300 -11.76% 7
Dundee - 1 £323 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 104 (65.00%) Windows
2 100 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 71 (44.38%) Microsoft
4 69 (43.13%) VMware
5 65 (40.63%) Windows Server
6 63 (39.38%) Finance
7 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (23.13%) Puppet
9 35 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 35 (21.88%) Ansible
10 34 (21.25%) Linux
11 33 (20.63%) vSphere
11 33 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
12 32 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 32 (20.00%) Migration
13 31 (19.38%) SCCM
14 30 (18.75%) Configuration Management
15 28 (17.50%) SQL
16 27 (16.88%) ITIL
16 27 (16.88%) MS Exchange
16 27 (16.88%) Office 365
17 26 (16.25%) Continuous Delivery
17 26 (16.25%) SharePoint
18 25 (15.63%) Citrix
18 25 (15.63%) Validation
18 25 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (15.00%) Ruby
19 24 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 27 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 26 (16.25%) SharePoint
3 23 (14.38%) Skype for Business
4 16 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.00%) IIS
6 7 (4.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.50%) Apache
7 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.50%) IBM Domino
7 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.88%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.88%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.88%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (16.88%) Office 365
3 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.13%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.63%) IaaS
7 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.00%) SAN
2 20 (12.50%) DNS
3 16 (10.00%) Skype
4 15 (9.38%) DHCP
4 15 (9.38%) Unified Communications
5 13 (8.13%) Firewall
6 12 (7.50%) Internet
7 9 (5.63%) NetScaler
8 6 (3.75%) S/MIME
9 3 (1.88%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.25%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.25%) LAN
10 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.25%) VLAN
10 2 (1.25%) WAN
11 1 (0.63%) FTP
11 1 (0.63%) HTTP
11 1 (0.63%) Network Security
11 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.63%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.75%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.25%) EDMS
5 2 (1.25%) MySQL
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.38%) TeamCity
3 7 (4.38%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (3.13%) NUnit
6 3 (1.88%) JIRA
7 2 (1.25%) Gradle
7 2 (1.25%) MSI
7 2 (1.25%) Subversion
7 2 (1.25%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (39.38%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Banking
3 7 (4.38%) Publishing
4 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.25%) Law
4 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (28.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (11.25%) Analyst
3 16 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (8.75%) Developer
5 8 (5.00%) Administrator
6 7 (4.38%) Architect
6 7 (4.38%) IT Analyst
6 7 (4.38%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (4.38%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Exchange Administrator
7 6 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Security Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Consultant
9 4 (2.50%) DBA
9 4 (2.50%) Migration Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.25%) .NET
2 7 (4.38%) HTML
3 6 (3.75%) jQuery
4 5 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.13%) CSS
4 5 (3.13%) CSS3
4 5 (3.13%) HTML5
4 5 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (3.13%) React
4 5 (3.13%) XML
5 3 (1.88%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.25%) Kafka
6 2 (1.25%) LDAP
7 1 (0.63%) Middleware
7 1 (0.63%) REST
7 1 (0.63%) RESTful
7 1 (0.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Virtual Team
2 10 (6.25%) Clustering
2 10 (6.25%) PKI
3 9 (5.63%) EMC VNX
4 6 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.13%) Replication
6 3 (1.88%) Tandem
6 3 (1.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 104 (65.00%) Windows
2 65 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (21.25%) Linux
5 23 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 11 (6.88%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Android
9 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 32 (20.00%) Migration
2 30 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 27 (16.88%) ITIL
4 26 (16.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 25 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (15.63%) Validation
6 20 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 20 (12.50%) DevOps
7 19 (11.88%) ITIL V3
7 19 (11.88%) Open Source
8 18 (11.25%) TDD
9 16 (10.00%) Coaching
9 16 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.38%) Application Packaging
10 7 (4.38%) BCP
10 7 (4.38%) Business Continuity
10 7 (4.38%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (4.38%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (3.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.50%) SQL
2 24 (15.00%) Ruby
3 19 (11.88%) C#
3 19 (11.88%) VBScript
4 16 (10.00%) Python
5 15 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.63%) Perl
8 7 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.13%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.50%) VB
11 2 (1.25%) C++
11 2 (1.25%) Groovy
11 2 (1.25%) Java
12 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.75%) MCSA
4 6 (3.75%) MCSE
5 3 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.25%) Degree
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) HND
7 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) GCP
System Software
1 100 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.63%) vSphere
3 24 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 15 (9.38%) XenApp
7 11 (6.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (6.25%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.88%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.88%) Docker
9 3 (1.88%) NFS
10 2 (1.25%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.25%) XenServer
11 1 (0.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (23.13%) Puppet
2 35 (21.88%) Ansible
3 33 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (19.38%) SCCM
5 15 (9.38%) SCOM
6 9 (5.63%) WSUS
7 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (3.13%) WMI
9 4 (2.50%) Packer
9 4 (2.50%) vRealize
10 3 (1.88%) EnCase
10 3 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.25%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.25%) AppDNA
11 2 (1.25%) IBM BigFix
11 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.25%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 71 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 69 (43.13%) VMware
3 25 (15.63%) Citrix
4 17 (10.63%) Symantec
5 10 (6.25%) EMC
6 9 (5.63%) Ivanti
7 7 (4.38%) Cisco
7 7 (4.38%) Google
7 7 (4.38%) Lotus
8 6 (3.75%) HP
9 5 (3.13%) Dell
9 5 (3.13%) NetApp
9 5 (3.13%) Shavlik
9 5 (3.13%) Splunk
10 4 (2.50%) CyberArk
10 4 (2.50%) ForeScout
10 4 (2.50%) McAfee
10 4 (2.50%) Oracle
10 4 (2.50%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.50%) SolarWinds