Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 60 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21 +16
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 535 660 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.17% 3.88% 2.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.83% 9.38% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 413 274
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £600 £575 £536
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 14
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £42.27 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.28% +82.65% -44.90%
10th Percentile £32.13 £22.87 £15.64
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.50 £56.35
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.53 £43.50
% change year-on-year -15.72% -4.53% +55.36%

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 4,523 7,033 5,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.24% 41.38% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,761 4,519 3,673
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 170 163
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.00 £25.14 £16.69
90th Percentile £73.75 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.92% +5.66% +3.56%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 0 206 £450 +5.88% 57
Berkshire +13 164 £463 +2.78% 31
Hampshire 0 138 £438 +6.06% 25
Surrey +26 98 £500 +5.26% 21
West Sussex +9 40 £360 -12.73% 12
Buckinghamshire -20 38 £430 +7.50% 15
East Sussex +29 27 £400 +16.96% 4
Kent +23 17 £430 +24.64% 9
Oxfordshire -16 4 £475 +5.56% 11
Sussex -4 2 - - 1
Middlesex +12 1 £400 +37.93%
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 335 (62.62%) Windows
2 275 (51.40%) Azure
3 258 (48.22%) Microsoft
4 210 (39.25%) Active Directory
5 192 (35.89%) SQL
6 161 (30.09%) DevOps
7 138 (25.79%) Windows Server
8 129 (24.11%) VMware
9 126 (23.55%) DNS
10 125 (23.36%) Office 365
11 124 (23.18%) Security Cleared
12 110 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
13 102 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 101 (18.88%) SCCM
15 99 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 97 (18.13%) Linux
17 91 (17.01%) SQL Server
17 91 (17.01%) Disaster Recovery
18 80 (14.95%) Firewall
19 79 (14.77%) Windows 10
20 78 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 75 (14.02%) Visual Studio Team System
22 74 (13.83%) Analytics
23 73 (13.64%) SC Cleared
24 72 (13.46%) Migration
25 71 (13.27%) Infrastructure as Code
26 70 (13.08%) Citrix
27 69 (12.90%) IaaS
28 68 (12.71%) PaaS
29 66 (12.34%) .NET

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 63 (11.78%) SharePoint
2 41 (7.66%) Skype for Business
3 28 (5.23%) IIS
4 18 (3.36%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.43%) Apache
6 12 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.68%) K2 blackpearl
9 7 (1.31%) JBoss
9 7 (1.31%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.31%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.93%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.37%) FileNet
12 2 (0.37%) nginx
12 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.19%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 275 (51.40%) Azure
2 125 (23.36%) Office 365
3 69 (12.90%) IaaS
4 68 (12.71%) PaaS
5 59 (11.03%) AWS
6 56 (10.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 56 (10.47%) SaaS
7 50 (9.35%) Power Platform
8 31 (5.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 21 (3.93%) Data Lake Analytics
10 17 (3.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (2.80%) Yammer
12 13 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (2.24%) GitHub
14 11 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (2.06%) Serverless
15 9 (1.68%) NuGet
16 8 (1.50%) OpenShift
17 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Flow
17 6 (1.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 126 (23.55%) DNS
2 80 (14.95%) Firewall
3 65 (12.15%) TCP/IP
4 60 (11.21%) SAN
5 56 (10.47%) VPN
6 50 (9.35%) Internet
7 46 (8.60%) DHCP
8 42 (7.85%) NAS
8 42 (7.85%) Skype
9 40 (7.48%) Reverse Proxy
10 31 (5.79%) HTTP
11 19 (3.55%) VLAN
12 14 (2.62%) WAN
13 12 (2.24%) LAN
14 10 (1.87%) SMTP
15 9 (1.68%) HTTPS
16 7 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 6 (1.12%) Unified Communications
18 4 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 60 (11.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (8.04%) Power BI
4 36 (6.73%) Data Lake
5 34 (6.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (3.93%) Big Data
7 19 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (2.43%) HDInsight
11 10 (1.87%) SSDT
12 9 (1.68%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.68%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.31%) Redis
13 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2017
14 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 75 (14.02%) Visual Studio Team System
2 56 (10.47%) Visual Studio
3 51 (9.53%) Git (software)
4 30 (5.61%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.36%) TeamCity
6 15 (2.80%) JIRA
6 15 (2.80%) MSI
6 15 (2.80%) Subversion
7 12 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.24%) Selenium
8 10 (1.87%) MSTest
9 9 (1.68%) InstallShield
10 8 (1.50%) MSBuild
10 8 (1.50%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.31%) Ranorex
12 5 (0.93%) Android Studio
12 5 (0.93%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.75%) Pylint
13 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (9.72%) Finance
2 15 (2.80%) Public Sector
3 14 (2.62%) Banking
4 12 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.31%) Local Government
5 7 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.31%) Publishing
6 5 (0.93%) Law
6 5 (0.93%) Legal
7 4 (0.75%) Retail
8 3 (0.56%) Back Office
8 3 (0.56%) Electronics
8 3 (0.56%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (14.58%) Azure Engineer
2 74 (13.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (10.28%) Azure DevOps
5 43 (8.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 43 (8.04%) Developer
6 41 (7.66%) Architect
7 34 (6.36%) Consultant
8 32 (5.98%) Analyst
9 29 (5.42%) Administrator
10 27 (5.05%) Cloud Engineer
11 25 (4.67%) Support Engineer
12 22 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
13 17 (3.18%) Azure Architect
14 15 (2.80%) Service Analyst
15 14 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
16 13 (2.43%) Service Transition Analyst
16 13 (2.43%) Transition Analyst
17 12 (2.24%) Lead DevOps
18 11 (2.06%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.34%) .NET
2 56 (10.47%) Web Services
3 28 (5.23%) .NET Framework
4 22 (4.11%) Middleware
5 17 (3.18%) XML
6 16 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
7 15 (2.80%) JSON
8 14 (2.62%) ASP.NET
9 13 (2.43%) SOAP
10 11 (2.06%) REST
11 10 (1.87%) Node.js
12 9 (1.68%) HTML
13 8 (1.50%) LDAP
14 7 (1.31%) CSS
14 7 (1.31%) J2EE
14 7 (1.31%) RESTful
15 6 (1.12%) jQuery
16 5 (0.93%) .NET Core
16 5 (0.93%) RxJava
16 5 (0.93%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.16%) Replication
2 37 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.30%) Clustering
4 21 (3.93%) Public Cloud
4 21 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.36%) PKI
8 15 (2.80%) Fat Client
8 15 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (2.80%) Thin Client
9 12 (2.24%) Data Centre
10 11 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.87%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Licensing
13 7 (1.31%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
15 5 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 335 (62.62%) Windows
2 138 (25.79%) Windows Server
3 99 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (18.13%) Linux
5 79 (14.77%) Windows 10
6 59 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (5.23%) Windows 7
8 23 (4.30%) Unix
9 17 (3.18%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.68%) Android
12 6 (1.12%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.93%) VMS
14 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.56%) CentOS
15 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (30.09%) DevOps
2 110 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (17.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 78 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 74 (13.83%) Analytics
6 72 (13.46%) Migration
7 71 (13.27%) Infrastructure as Code
8 58 (10.84%) ITIL
9 52 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (8.79%) Test Automation
12 40 (7.48%) Information Security
13 39 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (7.10%) Configuration Management
15 37 (6.92%) Computer Science
16 33 (6.17%) Change Management
17 32 (5.98%) SOA
18 29 (5.42%) Non-Functional Testing
19 27 (5.05%) Deployment Automation
20 26 (4.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 192 (35.89%) SQL
2 66 (12.34%) Python
3 60 (11.21%) Bash Shell
4 57 (10.65%) C#
5 36 (6.73%) VBScript
6 24 (4.49%) VB
7 23 (4.30%) T-SQL
8 21 (3.93%) Java
8 21 (3.93%) JavaScript
9 14 (2.62%) Ruby
10 13 (2.43%) C
11 12 (2.24%) Perl
11 12 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.31%) Korn
13 6 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.93%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.75%) C++
15 4 (0.75%) PHP
15 4 (0.75%) VBA
16 3 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 124 (23.18%) Security Cleared
2 73 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 42 (7.85%) Degree
3 42 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (7.66%) DV Cleared
5 25 (4.67%) MCSE
6 21 (3.93%) Citrix Certification
7 20 (3.74%) CCA
8 11 (2.06%) MCP
9 9 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.50%) MCTS
11 7 (1.31%) MCSA
12 6 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (1.12%) HNC
13 5 (0.93%) CCNA
13 5 (0.93%) GCIA
13 5 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.93%) OSCP
13 5 (0.93%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.60%) QA
2 14 (2.62%) GDPR
3 10 (1.87%) SLA
4 6 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.93%) NIST
6 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.56%) NCSC
8 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 210 (39.25%) Active Directory
2 102 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.92%) XenApp
4 34 (6.36%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (5.61%) Docker
7 29 (5.42%) Hyper-V
8 26 (4.86%) XenDesktop
9 20 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (3.74%) vSphere
10 16 (2.99%) DFS Replication
11 13 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (2.06%) LXC
13 6 (1.12%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.93%) vCloud
15 4 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 101 (18.88%) SCCM
2 37 (6.92%) Single Sign-On
3 36 (6.73%) Ansible
4 34 (6.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (6.36%) Terraform
5 27 (5.05%) Kubernetes
6 24 (4.49%) Puppet
6 24 (4.49%) SCOM
7 13 (2.43%) WSUS
8 12 (2.24%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (1.31%) vRealize
12 6 (1.12%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (1.12%) Packer
12 6 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.93%) WMI
Vendors
1 258 (48.22%) Microsoft
2 129 (24.11%) VMware
3 70 (13.08%) Citrix
4 36 (6.73%) Oracle
5 29 (5.42%) Cisco
6 21 (3.93%) Ivanti
7 17 (3.18%) McAfee
8 16 (2.99%) HP
9 15 (2.80%) Workday
10 14 (2.62%) Databricks
10 14 (2.62%) Symantec
11 13 (2.43%) ServiceNow
12 12 (2.24%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.87%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.50%) Apple
14 8 (1.50%) Dell
15 7 (1.31%) F5
15 7 (1.31%) Tableau
16 6 (1.12%) Lumension
16 6 (1.12%) Splunk