Period
to 17 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 September 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 72 100
Rank change year-on-year +22 +28 -23
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 626 538 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.30% 3.27% 2.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.80% 8.19% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 328 238
South East median daily rate £460 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.52% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £324 £293 £294
90th Percentile £625 £575 £526
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 11
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £39.88 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.78% +77.26% -50.00%
10th Percentile £39.60 £20.87 £15.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £57.00 £39.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +41.59%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5,303 6,565 5,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.44% 39.93% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,290 4,120 3,465
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 199 166
South East median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21.97 £19.95 £16.53
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £57.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the South East over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the South East over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley +23 259 £475 +18.75% 56
Berkshire +46 191 £475 +11.76% 34
Hampshire -10 160 £425 - 26
Surrey +43 110 £480 +6.67% 51
Buckinghamshire +15 51 £425 +6.25% 17
West Sussex +14 39 £388 -6.06% 17
Kent +16 32 £469 +41.51% 16
East Sussex +15 19 £400 +28.00% 6
Oxfordshire -13 17 £475 +23.38% 5
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 355 (56.71%) Windows
2 326 (52.08%) Azure
3 281 (44.89%) Microsoft
4 240 (38.34%) Active Directory
5 205 (32.75%) DevOps
6 190 (30.35%) SQL
7 156 (24.92%) Windows Server
8 146 (23.32%) DNS
9 143 (22.84%) VMware
10 137 (21.88%) Office 365
11 134 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
12 131 (20.93%) Security Cleared
13 111 (17.73%) SCCM
14 110 (17.57%) SQL Server
15 109 (17.41%) IaaS
16 108 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 106 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 103 (16.45%) PaaS
19 102 (16.29%) Windows Server 2008
20 94 (15.02%) Visual Studio Team System
21 90 (14.38%) Linux
22 86 (13.74%) C#
22 86 (13.74%) Migration
23 83 (13.26%) .NET
24 79 (12.62%) SharePoint
25 78 (12.46%) Visual Studio
25 78 (12.46%) SC Cleared
26 77 (12.30%) Citrix
26 77 (12.30%) Windows 10
27 75 (11.98%) Finance

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 79 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 53 (8.47%) Skype for Business
3 37 (5.91%) IIS
4 29 (4.63%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 19 (3.04%) Apache
7 18 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.44%) JBoss
11 8 (1.28%) K2 blackpearl
12 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.96%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.32%) Confluence
16 2 (0.32%) nginx
16 2 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 34 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 326 (52.08%) Azure
2 137 (21.88%) Office 365
3 109 (17.41%) IaaS
4 103 (16.45%) PaaS
5 67 (10.70%) Power Platform
6 65 (10.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 63 (10.06%) AWS
8 48 (7.67%) SaaS
9 25 (3.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 25 (3.99%) Serverless
10 22 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (2.40%) Data Lake Analytics
12 15 (2.40%) OpenShift
13 14 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 14 (2.24%) Yammer
14 13 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (1.60%) NuGet
16 9 (1.44%) Azure Functions
16 9 (1.44%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 146 (23.32%) DNS
2 73 (11.66%) Firewall
3 67 (10.70%) DHCP
4 51 (8.15%) Skype
4 51 (8.15%) TCP/IP
5 46 (7.35%) VPN
6 44 (7.03%) SAN
7 36 (5.75%) HTTP
8 33 (5.27%) Internet
8 33 (5.27%) NAS
9 26 (4.15%) Reverse Proxy
10 22 (3.51%) VLAN
11 21 (3.35%) WAN
12 16 (2.56%) SMTP
13 14 (2.24%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.76%) LAN
15 10 (1.60%) HTTPS
16 7 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 7 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 64 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (8.15%) Power BI
4 41 (6.55%) Data Lake
5 39 (6.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 22 (3.51%) HDInsight
7 18 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (2.72%) Big Data
8 17 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.76%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.60%) MySQL
11 10 (1.60%) SSDT
12 9 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 94 (15.02%) Visual Studio Team System
2 78 (12.46%) Visual Studio
3 60 (9.58%) Git (software)
4 38 (6.07%) Jenkins
5 32 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (3.99%) TeamCity
7 21 (3.35%) JIRA
8 19 (3.04%) MSI
8 19 (3.04%) Selenium
9 18 (2.88%) SpecFlow
10 14 (2.24%) InstallShield
11 13 (2.08%) MSTest
12 12 (1.92%) Subversion
13 9 (1.44%) AdminStudio
13 9 (1.44%) MSBuild
14 7 (1.12%) JUnit
14 7 (1.12%) Ranorex
14 7 (1.12%) Visual Studio Code
15 6 (0.96%) Ant
15 6 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 75 (11.98%) Finance
2 18 (2.88%) Banking
3 17 (2.72%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.40%) Retail
5 11 (1.76%) Billing
5 11 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.28%) Publishing
7 6 (0.96%) Back Office
8 5 (0.80%) Law
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
9 4 (0.64%) Legal
9 4 (0.64%) Local Government
9 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.64%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (15.97%) Azure Engineer
1 100 (15.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 95 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 75 (11.98%) Azure DevOps
4 74 (11.82%) Developer
5 61 (9.74%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 47 (7.51%) Architect
7 43 (6.87%) Consultant
8 34 (5.43%) Analyst
9 33 (5.27%) Cloud Engineer
10 28 (4.47%) Administrator
11 26 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
12 25 (3.99%) Support Engineer
13 20 (3.19%) Azure Architect
14 18 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
15 15 (2.40%) .NET Developer
16 14 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
17 13 (2.08%) Applications Packager
17 13 (2.08%) C# Developer
17 13 (2.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.26%) .NET
2 61 (9.74%) Web Services
3 41 (6.55%) JSON
4 35 (5.59%) XML
5 33 (5.27%) .NET Framework
6 31 (4.95%) SOAP
7 20 (3.19%) LDAP
8 19 (3.04%) Middleware
9 18 (2.88%) HTML
10 17 (2.72%) Node.js
11 12 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (1.92%) REST
12 11 (1.76%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.76%) RESTful
13 10 (1.60%) CSS
13 10 (1.60%) WCF
14 9 (1.44%) YAML
15 8 (1.28%) .NET Core
15 8 (1.28%) ASP.NET
15 8 (1.28%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.39%) Replication
2 39 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.91%) Clustering
4 31 (4.95%) Public Cloud
5 23 (3.67%) PKI
6 22 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
7 20 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.88%) Fat Client
8 18 (2.88%) Thin Client
9 15 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Licensing
13 8 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.12%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 355 (56.71%) Windows
2 156 (24.92%) Windows Server
3 102 (16.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (14.38%) Linux
5 77 (12.30%) Windows 10
6 71 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (4.95%) Windows 7
8 21 (3.35%) Unix
9 19 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.92%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.60%) Android
13 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.12%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.12%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.96%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.48%) CentOS
15 3 (0.48%) VMS
16 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (32.75%) DevOps
2 134 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 86 (13.74%) Migration
5 71 (11.34%) Analytics
6 66 (10.54%) Test Automation
7 65 (10.38%) ITIL
8 64 (10.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 63 (10.06%) Infrastructure as Code
10 59 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (7.83%) Scrum
13 48 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (6.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 35 (5.59%) Configuration Management
16 31 (4.95%) Information Security
17 30 (4.79%) Change Management
18 29 (4.63%) Data Science
19 28 (4.47%) Computer Science
20 25 (3.99%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 190 (30.35%) SQL
2 86 (13.74%) C#
3 68 (10.86%) Python
4 48 (7.67%) Bash Shell
5 41 (6.55%) VBScript
6 39 (6.23%) JavaScript
7 29 (4.63%) Java
8 25 (3.99%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.72%) Perl
10 13 (2.08%) C
11 12 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.92%) VB
12 10 (1.60%) Korn
12 10 (1.60%) Ruby
13 9 (1.44%) PHP
14 7 (1.12%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.96%) BeanShell
15 6 (0.96%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.64%) Go
17 3 (0.48%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 131 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 78 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.35%) DV Cleared
4 41 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (4.15%) Degree
6 25 (3.99%) MCSE
7 22 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
8 20 (3.19%) CCA
9 10 (1.60%) MCP
10 8 (1.28%) MCTS
11 7 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.96%) GCFA
12 6 (0.96%) GCIA
12 6 (0.96%) GCIH
12 6 (0.96%) MCSA
12 6 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (0.96%) OSCP
12 6 (0.96%) SSCP
13 5 (0.80%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.91%) QA
2 14 (2.24%) GDPR
3 9 (1.44%) SLA
4 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.96%) NIST
6 4 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.48%) NCSC
7 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 240 (38.34%) Active Directory
2 106 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (9.42%) Hyper-V
4 50 (7.99%) Virtual Machines
4 50 (7.99%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (7.19%) XenApp
6 40 (6.39%) Docker
7 37 (5.91%) vSphere
8 32 (5.11%) XenDesktop
9 31 (4.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (3.35%) DFS Replication
11 11 (1.76%) LXC
12 9 (1.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.96%) RACF
14 5 (0.80%) vCloud
14 5 (0.80%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.64%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 111 (17.73%) SCCM
2 46 (7.35%) Ansible
3 44 (7.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (5.11%) Kubernetes
5 30 (4.79%) Single Sign-On
6 29 (4.63%) Terraform
7 27 (4.31%) SCOM
8 23 (3.67%) Puppet
9 21 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (2.56%) vCenter Server
11 14 (2.24%) WSUS
12 13 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Management
13 8 (1.28%) Packer
13 8 (1.28%) PingFederate
13 8 (1.28%) SCVMM
14 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (0.96%) PowerCLI
15 6 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 281 (44.89%) Microsoft
2 143 (22.84%) VMware
3 77 (12.30%) Citrix
4 55 (8.79%) Oracle
5 32 (5.11%) Ivanti
6 30 (4.79%) Cisco
7 24 (3.83%) HP
8 16 (2.56%) McAfee
8 16 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.40%) Databricks
10 11 (1.76%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.60%) Workday
12 9 (1.44%) Apple
12 9 (1.44%) Symantec
13 8 (1.28%) BMC
13 8 (1.28%) Dell
14 7 (1.12%) F5
14 7 (1.12%) Lumension
14 7 (1.12%) Splunk
14 7 (1.12%) Tableau