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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 22 90
Rank change year-on-year -25 +68  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 69 227 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.14% 7.72% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.37% 21.00% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 84 18
Median daily rate £400 £355 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -8.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 936 1081 936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.66% 36.78% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 583 482
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Scotland

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Scotland

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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

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 36 £375 +11.94% 4
Renfrewshire +3 14 £412 +20.46%
Edinburgh -24 14 £363 -3.33% 9
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £310 -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 101 (75.37%) Windows
2 62 (46.27%) Windows Server
3 57 (42.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (40.30%) Active Directory
5 51 (38.06%) Microsoft
6 48 (35.82%) C#
7 46 (34.33%) IIS
8 41 (30.60%) .NET
9 40 (29.85%) Git (software)
10 39 (29.10%) SQL
11 37 (27.61%) XAML
11 37 (27.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 36 (26.87%) Security Cleared
13 35 (26.12%) SC Cleared
14 34 (25.37%) SCCM
15 31 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (23.13%) Windows 10
16 30 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
17 22 (16.42%) Windows 7
17 22 (16.42%) Puppet
18 21 (15.67%) Open Source
18 21 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (15.67%) Linux
19 18 (13.43%) ITIL
19 18 (13.43%) Citrix
20 17 (12.69%) VBScript
21 16 (11.94%) Finance
21 16 (11.94%) Configuration Management
22 15 (11.19%) Migration
22 15 (11.19%) VB

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 46 (34.33%) IIS
2 7 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.19%) Office 365
2 6 (4.48%) GitHub
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) Bluemix
3 1 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.96%) HTTP
1 12 (8.96%) HTTPS
1 12 (8.96%) SSL
2 10 (7.46%) Firewall
3 7 (5.22%) SAN
4 5 (3.73%) DNS
5 4 (2.99%) DHCP
6 3 (2.24%) Internet
6 3 (2.24%) Wireless
7 2 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.49%) Skype
8 1 (0.75%) LAN
8 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.75%) VPN
8 1 (0.75%) WAN
8 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) KDB
2 7 (5.22%) Kdb+
3 5 (3.73%) DB2
3 5 (3.73%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.75%) Big Data
7 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (29.85%) Git (software)
2 37 (27.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (9.70%) MSI
4 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.75%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.75%) Subversion
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (11.94%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Legal
3 2 (1.49%) Banking
3 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Law
4 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (20.90%) PowerShell Engineer
2 25 (18.66%) Automation Engineer
3 13 (9.70%) Security Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Consultant
5 10 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Developer
7 7 (5.22%) Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Administrator
8 6 (4.48%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Exchange Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) IT Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Office 365 Consultant
11 3 (2.24%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
11 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Consultant
11 3 (2.24%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.24%) SQL DBA
11 3 (2.24%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (30.60%) .NET
2 6 (4.48%) Hibernate
2 6 (4.48%) JMS
3 5 (3.73%) XML
4 3 (2.24%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.24%) SOAP
4 3 (2.24%) Spring
5 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.49%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (0.75%) JSP
6 1 (0.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Clustering
2 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.75%) Fintech
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (75.37%) Windows
2 62 (46.27%) Windows Server
3 57 (42.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (23.13%) Windows 10
4 31 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (16.42%) Windows 7
6 21 (15.67%) Linux
7 13 (9.70%) Windows XP
8 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (6.72%) Unix
10 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
2 21 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (15.67%) Open Source
3 18 (13.43%) ITIL
4 16 (11.94%) Configuration Management
5 15 (11.19%) Migration
5 15 (11.19%) Patch Management
6 13 (9.70%) Software Distribution
7 12 (8.96%) Prototyping
7 12 (8.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 8 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.48%) SDLC
9 6 (4.48%) Service Management
9 6 (4.48%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.73%) Application Packaging
10 5 (3.73%) DevOps
10 5 (3.73%) ITIL V3
10 5 (3.73%) OO
10 5 (3.73%) OOD
10 5 (3.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (35.82%) C#
2 39 (29.10%) SQL
3 37 (27.61%) XAML
4 17 (12.69%) VBScript
5 15 (11.19%) VB
6 13 (9.70%) Tcl
7 12 (8.96%) REXX
8 9 (6.72%) Java
9 7 (5.22%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.99%) Python
11 3 (2.24%) Perl
12 2 (1.49%) Ruby
13 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 35 (26.12%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.73%) MCITP
5 4 (2.99%) CISSP
5 4 (2.99%) SANS
6 3 (2.24%) MCSE
6 3 (2.24%) MCTS
7 2 (1.49%) Degree
8 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.75%) CEH
8 1 (0.75%) ISEB
8 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.75%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
8 1 (0.75%) MCSA
8 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.19%) XenApp
3 9 (6.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.49%) Docker
7 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (25.37%) SCCM
2 22 (16.42%) Puppet
3 13 (9.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (7.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (6.72%) SCOM
6 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.73%) WSUS
7 4 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.49%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.75%) Ansible
9 1 (0.75%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.75%) Control-M
9 1 (0.75%) QRadar
9 1 (0.75%) Terraform
9 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.43%) Citrix
3 11 (8.21%) Symantec
4 10 (7.46%) VMware
5 5 (3.73%) Splunk
6 4 (2.99%) HP
6 4 (2.99%) Sybase
6 4 (2.99%) Twitter
7 3 (2.24%) CyberArk
7 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.49%) Adobe
8 2 (1.49%) CA
9 1 (0.75%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.75%) EMC
9 1 (0.75%) IBM
9 1 (0.75%) Informatica
9 1 (0.75%) Lotus
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle
9 1 (0.75%) Remedy
9 1 (0.75%) Sophos
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