Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 50 38
Rank change year-on-year -11 -12 +83
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 171 167 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.19% 3.44% 5.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.85% 8.60% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 93 153
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -4.77%
10th Percentile £198 £295 £278
90th Percentile £508 £550 £445
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 19
Scotland median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +18.06% +47.69%

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 2,178 1,941 1,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.69% 40.04% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,243 1,149 1,120
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £299 £281 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 37
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +23.36%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.68 £21.80
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £45.45
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 October 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 18 October 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 +21 89 £425 +6.25% 9
Renfrewshire -10 39 £408 +12.41% 1
Glasgow -50 34 £285 -36.67% 7
South Lanarkshire -6 3 £450 +104.55%
Dundee -9 1 - -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 119 (69.59%) Windows
2 79 (46.20%) Active Directory
3 73 (42.69%) Microsoft
4 66 (38.60%) Windows Server
5 56 (32.75%) Office 365
6 46 (26.90%) SQL Server
7 45 (26.32%) SQL
8 43 (25.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (25.15%) Security Cleared
9 42 (24.56%) Migration
9 42 (24.56%) SCCM
10 41 (23.98%) SharePoint
11 40 (23.39%) VMware
11 40 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (19.88%) XML
13 33 (19.30%) .NET
13 33 (19.30%) C#
13 33 (19.30%) MS Exchange
13 33 (19.30%) SC Cleared
13 33 (19.30%) Windows 10
14 32 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (18.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (17.54%) MCSE
15 30 (17.54%) JavaScript
16 28 (16.37%) DHCP
16 28 (16.37%) Citrix
16 28 (16.37%) Finance
17 27 (15.79%) Degree
17 27 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013

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 41 (23.98%) SharePoint
2 33 (19.30%) MS Exchange
3 27 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 24 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (11.70%) Skype for Business
6 16 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (8.77%) IIS
7 15 (8.77%) Office Communications Server
7 15 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (7.60%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (3.51%) Confluence
10 6 (3.51%) OpenStack
10 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
11 4 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.58%) Apache
13 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (7.60%) InfoPath
2 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.58%) assyst
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 56 (32.75%) Office 365
2 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.51%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.34%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.75%) IaaS
6 3 (1.75%) PaaS
7 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.17%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.17%) SaaS
7 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.58%) Datadog
8 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.37%) DHCP
2 26 (15.20%) DNS
3 17 (9.94%) Skype
4 9 (5.26%) SAN
5 7 (4.09%) Firewall
5 7 (4.09%) Unified Communications
6 6 (3.51%) VLAN
6 6 (3.51%) VPN
7 4 (2.34%) SMTP
7 4 (2.34%) Wireless
8 3 (1.75%) Internet
8 3 (1.75%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.75%) S/MIME
8 3 (1.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.75%) VSAN
9 2 (1.17%) BGP
9 2 (1.17%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.17%) OSPF
9 2 (1.17%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (1.17%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (26.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.60%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.43%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.34%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.34%) Redis
6 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.17%) MySQL
7 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.17%) Power BI
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.58%) Impala
8 1 (0.58%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (15.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (13.45%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.43%) MSI
3 11 (6.43%) NUnit
4 9 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 9 (5.26%) Bitbucket
4 9 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.68%) JIRA
6 6 (3.51%) Maven
6 6 (3.51%) Subversion
7 5 (2.92%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.92%) InstallShield
8 4 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.34%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.34%) Selenium
8 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (16.37%) Finance
2 16 (9.36%) Banking
3 4 (2.34%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (14.62%) Analyst
2 22 (12.87%) Developer
3 16 (9.36%) Architect
4 15 (8.77%) Consultant
5 11 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) SharePoint Developer
6 8 (4.68%) Applications Packager
6 8 (4.68%) Migration Analyst
7 7 (4.09%) Applications Specialist
8 6 (3.51%) IT Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) IT Support
8 6 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) SharePoint Architect
9 5 (2.92%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.92%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) Technical Architect
9 5 (2.92%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.88%) XML
2 33 (19.30%) .NET
3 26 (15.20%) jQuery
4 24 (14.04%) CSS
5 18 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 15 (8.77%) AngularJS
7 13 (7.60%) React
7 13 (7.60%) XSLT
8 12 (7.02%) HTML
8 12 (7.02%) HTML5
9 11 (6.43%) .NET Framework
9 11 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (6.43%) CSS3
9 11 (6.43%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.92%) Middleware
11 4 (2.34%) LDAP
11 4 (2.34%) XML Messaging
12 3 (1.75%) JSON
12 3 (1.75%) Spring
12 3 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.62%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.75%) iPhone
7 2 (1.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.17%) User Experience
7 2 (1.17%) Wiki
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 119 (69.59%) Windows
2 66 (38.60%) Windows Server
3 43 (25.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (19.30%) Windows 10
6 32 (18.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (14.62%) Windows 7
8 20 (11.70%) Linux
9 12 (7.02%) Unix
10 7 (4.09%) Solaris
11 4 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.75%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.58%) CentOS
14 1 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.56%) Migration
2 32 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (14.62%) DevOps
4 20 (11.70%) ITIL
5 19 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (9.94%) High Availability
7 13 (7.60%) Workflow
8 12 (7.02%) Records Management
8 12 (7.02%) SDLC
9 11 (6.43%) MVC
10 10 (5.85%) Kanban
11 9 (5.26%) Application Packaging
11 9 (5.26%) Test Automation
12 8 (4.68%) Analytics
12 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
13 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.09%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (4.09%) Scrum
13 7 (4.09%) Software Delivery
14 6 (3.51%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.32%) SQL
2 33 (19.30%) C#
3 30 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.53%) Python
5 14 (8.19%) VBScript
6 11 (6.43%) Java
6 11 (6.43%) TypeScript
7 9 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.09%) VB
9 6 (3.51%) Perl
10 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.17%) Korn
11 2 (1.17%) VBA
12 1 (0.58%) Groovy
12 1 (0.58%) Jython
12 1 (0.58%) LINC
12 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.58%) Ruby
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (25.15%) Security Cleared
2 33 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 32 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (17.54%) MCSE
5 27 (15.79%) Degree
6 22 (12.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.75%) MCSA
9 1 (0.58%) CISSP
9 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
9 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 79 (46.20%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.87%) XenApp
3 20 (11.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.85%) Terminal Services
5 9 (5.26%) vSphere
6 7 (4.09%) Docker
6 7 (4.09%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.51%) XenServer
8 4 (2.34%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.58%) iptables
11 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (24.56%) SCCM
2 16 (9.36%) Puppet
3 14 (8.19%) Ansible
4 11 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.68%) Terraform
6 6 (3.51%) PowerCLI
6 6 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.92%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.34%) OpenView
8 4 (2.34%) Packer
8 4 (2.34%) SCOM
8 4 (2.34%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.75%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.75%) Malwarebytes
9 3 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.75%) vRealize
10 2 (1.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 73 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.39%) VMware
3 28 (16.37%) Citrix
4 12 (7.02%) Nintex
5 11 (6.43%) HP
6 8 (4.68%) Cisco
6 8 (4.68%) Symantec
7 7 (4.09%) Ivanti
8 6 (3.51%) Charles River
9 5 (2.92%) Dell
9 5 (2.92%) NetApp
9 5 (2.92%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.34%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.34%) Google
10 4 (2.34%) Oracle
11 3 (1.75%) Apple
11 3 (1.75%) Avaya
11 3 (1.75%) IBM
11 3 (1.75%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.75%) Sophos