Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 48 33
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +90
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 214 157 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.89% 3.62% 5.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.41% 8.59% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 102 138
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £255 £296 £274
90th Percentile £488 £511 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 20
Scotland median hourly rate - - £38.25
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £43.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -4.53% +20.83% +38.46%

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 2,275 1,828 1,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.34% 42.16% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,367 1,083 1,078
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -0.71%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 39
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.28% -9.38% +23.36%
10th Percentile £11.45 £14.56 £14.73
90th Percentile £43.00 £195.00 £46.30
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +23 82 £425 +13.33% 10
Renfrewshire -10 76 £409 +2.13%
Glasgow -38 47 £285 -30.91% 6
South Lanarkshire - 3 £450 -
Dundee -11 1 - - 1
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 153 (71.50%) Windows
2 117 (54.67%) Microsoft
3 98 (45.79%) Windows Server
4 95 (44.39%) Active Directory
5 81 (37.85%) Security Cleared
6 79 (36.92%) Office 365
7 71 (33.18%) SC Cleared
8 65 (30.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (29.91%) Migration
10 62 (28.97%) VMware
10 62 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (28.50%) SharePoint
11 61 (28.50%) SQL Server
12 59 (27.57%) SCCM
13 57 (26.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 54 (25.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 49 (22.90%) JavaScript
15 49 (22.90%) .NET
15 49 (22.90%) C#
15 49 (22.90%) Degree
16 48 (22.43%) XML
16 48 (22.43%) Citrix
16 48 (22.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 47 (21.96%) Computer Science
18 46 (21.50%) MCSE
19 45 (21.03%) SQL
19 45 (21.03%) jQuery
19 45 (21.03%) Computer Science Degree
20 44 (20.56%) CSS
21 43 (20.09%) High Availability

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 61 (28.50%) SharePoint
2 48 (22.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 40 (18.69%) IIS
4 37 (17.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 35 (16.36%) SharePoint Server
6 33 (15.42%) MS Exchange
7 23 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (9.81%) Skype for Business
9 16 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (7.48%) Office Communications Server
9 16 (7.48%) OpenStack
10 10 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (2.80%) Confluence
12 4 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.47%) Apache
13 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.47%) GemFire
13 1 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (16.36%) InfoPath
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) assyst
1 1 (0.47%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 79 (36.92%) Office 365
2 28 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.34%) IaaS
5 5 (2.34%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.87%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.87%) PaaS
6 4 (1.87%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.40%) SaaS
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Datadog
9 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.22%) DHCP
1 39 (18.22%) DNS
2 18 (8.41%) Skype
3 10 (4.67%) VSAN
4 8 (3.74%) SAN
4 8 (3.74%) Unified Communications
5 7 (3.27%) Firewall
5 7 (3.27%) NetScaler
5 7 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (2.80%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.34%) VLAN
7 5 (2.34%) VPN
8 4 (1.87%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.40%) Internet
9 3 (1.40%) S/MIME
9 3 (1.40%) SMTP
9 3 (1.40%) Wireless
10 2 (0.93%) BGP
10 2 (0.93%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (28.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.14%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.87%) Couchbase
6 4 (1.87%) Redis
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.93%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.93%) QlikView
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.47%) MySQL
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (18.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 39 (18.22%) Visual Studio
2 20 (9.35%) MSI
3 10 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.21%) Artifactory
4 9 (4.21%) Bitbucket
4 9 (4.21%) NUnit
5 8 (3.74%) JIRA
6 6 (2.80%) Maven
6 6 (2.80%) Subversion
7 5 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.34%) InstallShield
7 5 (2.34%) Selenium
8 4 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.87%) HP UFT
8 4 (1.87%) Hudson
9 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.47%) Concordion
10 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
General
1 18 (8.41%) Finance
2 14 (6.54%) Banking
3 4 (1.87%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Law
5 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (10.75%) SharePoint Engineer
2 21 (9.81%) Analyst
3 19 (8.88%) Design Engineer
4 18 (8.41%) Consultant
5 16 (7.48%) Architect
6 15 (7.01%) Developer
7 14 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) SharePoint Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Applications Packager
10 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Migration Analyst
10 8 (3.74%) Virtualisation Specialist
10 8 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Applications Specialist
11 7 (3.27%) Windows Specialist
12 6 (2.80%) Citrix Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) IT Analyst
13 5 (2.34%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.90%) .NET
2 48 (22.43%) XML
3 45 (21.03%) jQuery
4 44 (20.56%) CSS
5 35 (16.36%) XSLT
6 16 (7.48%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.61%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.67%) React
9 9 (4.21%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (4.21%) CSS3
9 9 (4.21%) HTML
9 9 (4.21%) HTML5
9 9 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (1.87%) COM
10 4 (1.87%) JSON
11 2 (0.93%) LDAP
11 2 (0.93%) REST
11 2 (0.93%) Web Services
12 1 (0.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.96%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.80%) Clustering
4 5 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.34%) PKI
4 5 (2.34%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.93%) iPhone
6 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.93%) Wiki
7 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.47%) Replication
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 153 (71.50%) Windows
2 98 (45.79%) Windows Server
3 65 (30.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (26.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (16.82%) Windows 10
7 33 (15.42%) Windows 7
8 13 (6.07%) Linux
9 7 (3.27%) Unix
10 4 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.40%) Solaris
12 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.91%) Migration
2 43 (20.09%) High Availability
3 33 (15.42%) Workflow
4 30 (14.02%) Records Management
5 24 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (10.28%) DevOps
7 18 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (8.41%) ITIL
8 14 (6.54%) Software Delivery
8 14 (6.54%) Software Distribution
9 11 (5.14%) Analytics
9 11 (5.14%) Load Balancing
10 10 (4.67%) MVC
11 9 (4.21%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.21%) SDLC
12 8 (3.74%) Application Packaging
12 8 (3.74%) Personalization
12 8 (3.74%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.27%) Incident Management
14 6 (2.80%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.90%) C#
1 49 (22.90%) JavaScript
2 45 (21.03%) SQL
3 18 (8.41%) Python
4 17 (7.94%) T-SQL
5 16 (7.48%) VB
5 16 (7.48%) VBScript
6 9 (4.21%) TypeScript
7 7 (3.27%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.40%) Java
8 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.93%) Korn
9 2 (0.93%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) C
10 1 (0.47%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) Jython
10 1 (0.47%) LINC
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (37.85%) Security Cleared
2 71 (33.18%) SC Cleared
3 54 (25.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (22.90%) Degree
5 46 (21.50%) MCSE
6 45 (21.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.93%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
9 1 (0.47%) CISSP
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.93%) GCP
2 2 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (44.39%) Active Directory
2 37 (17.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 35 (16.36%) XenApp
4 31 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (14.49%) XenDesktop
5 29 (13.55%) XenServer
6 14 (6.54%) vSphere
7 11 (5.14%) VMware NSX
8 10 (4.67%) Hyper-V
9 7 (3.27%) Docker
10 6 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.40%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.93%) NFS
12 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.47%) iptables
13 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (27.57%) SCCM
2 20 (9.35%) Puppet
3 16 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (7.01%) Ansible
5 14 (6.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (5.61%) PowerCLI
7 11 (5.14%) vRealize
8 9 (4.21%) Terraform
9 7 (3.27%) Kubernetes
9 7 (3.27%) SafeCom
10 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (2.34%) SCOM
10 5 (2.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.87%) OpenView
11 4 (1.87%) Packer
11 4 (1.87%) ZABBIX
12 3 (1.40%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (54.67%) Microsoft
2 62 (28.97%) VMware
3 48 (22.43%) Citrix
4 30 (14.02%) Nintex
5 21 (9.81%) Ivanti
6 9 (4.21%) Symantec
7 8 (3.74%) Cisco
8 7 (3.27%) ThinPrint
9 6 (2.80%) Google
9 6 (2.80%) HP
9 6 (2.80%) NetApp
10 5 (2.34%) Oracle
10 5 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.87%) Dell
11 4 (1.87%) McAfee
11 4 (1.87%) Twitter
12 3 (1.40%) Informatica
13 2 (0.93%) Avaya
13 2 (0.93%) MicroStrategy