Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 48 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 +30 +24
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 443 683 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.18% 4.31% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.15% 10.64% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 446 247
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £309 £318 £290
90th Percentile £575 £575 £566
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 9
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £48.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.95% +90.20% -27.14%
10th Percentile £19.83 £26.65 £17.88
90th Percentile £82.50 £55.00 £60.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.67 £44.46
% change year-on-year -4.55% -17.52% +36.79%

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 3,645 6,421 6,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.42% 40.48% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,278 4,132 3,725
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 170 144
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £19.49
90th Percentile £72.35 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +1 183 £475 +5.56% 56
Berkshire +7 147 £485 -4.20% 32
Hampshire +13 132 £445 +7.55% 42
Surrey +13 70 £450 -5.26% 49
Buckinghamshire -18 32 £400 - 8
West Sussex +16 28 £298 -16.78% 16
East Sussex +21 19 £475 +35.71% 9
Kent -1 10 £430 +34.90% 6
Oxfordshire -12 4 £520 +15.56% 16
Sussex -4 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 276 (62.30%) Windows
2 231 (52.14%) Azure
3 210 (47.40%) Microsoft
4 186 (41.99%) SQL
5 162 (36.57%) DevOps
6 160 (36.12%) Active Directory
7 125 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (25.96%) VMware
9 99 (22.35%) Windows Server
10 94 (21.22%) Analytics
11 93 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 89 (20.09%) Infrastructure as Code
13 83 (18.74%) Security Cleared
14 80 (18.06%) Office 365
14 80 (18.06%) DNS
15 77 (17.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 76 (17.16%) Linux
17 73 (16.48%) PaaS
18 72 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
18 72 (16.25%) IaaS
19 69 (15.58%) SCCM
20 68 (15.35%) Power Platform
21 67 (15.12%) Power BI
21 67 (15.12%) Python
21 67 (15.12%) Business Intelligence
22 65 (14.67%) Visual Studio
22 65 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
22 65 (14.67%) Data Lake
23 62 (14.00%) Visual Studio Team System
24 61 (13.77%) SQL Server

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 41 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 31 (7.00%) Skype for Business
3 23 (5.19%) IIS
4 16 (3.61%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.35%) Apache
8 5 (1.13%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.45%) FileNet
11 2 (0.45%) nginx
11 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.23%) CMS
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 34 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 231 (52.14%) Azure
2 80 (18.06%) Office 365
3 73 (16.48%) PaaS
4 72 (16.25%) IaaS
5 68 (15.35%) Power Platform
6 37 (8.35%) AWS
6 37 (8.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (6.55%) SaaS
8 22 (4.97%) Data Lake Analytics
9 15 (3.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 12 (2.71%) Yammer
11 11 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (2.03%) GitHub
13 8 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (1.35%) Serverless
15 5 (1.13%) GCP
15 5 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.90%) Mimecast
17 2 (0.45%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 80 (18.06%) DNS
2 59 (13.32%) Firewall
3 44 (9.93%) DHCP
4 42 (9.48%) TCP/IP
5 38 (8.58%) Skype
6 36 (8.13%) SAN
7 33 (7.45%) VPN
8 27 (6.09%) Internet
9 21 (4.74%) Reverse Proxy
10 19 (4.29%) NAS
11 17 (3.84%) HTTP
12 13 (2.93%) VLAN
13 6 (1.35%) PBX
13 6 (1.35%) SSH
13 6 (1.35%) Unified Communications
13 6 (1.35%) WAN
14 5 (1.13%) HTTPS
14 5 (1.13%) LAN
14 5 (1.13%) SMTP
14 5 (1.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (17.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 67 (15.12%) Power BI
3 65 (14.67%) Data Lake
4 61 (13.77%) SQL Server
5 37 (8.35%) HDInsight
6 26 (5.87%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (4.51%) Big Data
8 17 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (2.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.81%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.81%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2017
13 6 (1.35%) SSDT
14 5 (1.13%) MySQL
14 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (14.67%) Visual Studio
2 62 (14.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 44 (9.93%) Git (software)
4 27 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (4.97%) Jenkins
6 17 (3.84%) JIRA
7 11 (2.48%) MSI
7 11 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (2.03%) Subversion
9 7 (1.58%) Selenium
10 6 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.13%) Ant
12 4 (0.90%) Android Studio
12 4 (0.90%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.90%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.45%) JUnit
14 2 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 38 (8.58%) Finance
2 12 (2.71%) Public Sector
2 12 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.26%) Banking
4 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.13%) Law
5 5 (1.13%) Legal
5 5 (1.13%) Local Government
5 5 (1.13%) Retail
6 3 (0.68%) Electronics
6 3 (0.68%) Marketing
6 3 (0.68%) Publishing
7 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (18.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (15.12%) Azure Engineer
3 43 (9.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 43 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (7.67%) Analyst
5 33 (7.45%) Azure DevOps
6 32 (7.22%) Architect
7 28 (6.32%) Consultant
8 27 (6.09%) Developer
9 23 (5.19%) Administrator
10 20 (4.51%) Support Engineer
11 17 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (3.61%) Service Analyst
12 16 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (3.16%) Service Transition Analyst
13 14 (3.16%) Transition Analyst
14 12 (2.71%) DBA
14 12 (2.71%) Lead DevOps
14 12 (2.71%) SQL DBA
14 12 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.26%) .NET
2 27 (6.09%) Web Services
3 18 (4.06%) HTML
4 14 (3.16%) Node.js
5 13 (2.93%) XML
6 12 (2.71%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.71%) Middleware
7 11 (2.48%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.48%) JSON
8 10 (2.26%) LDAP
9 7 (1.58%) CSS
9 7 (1.58%) jQuery
9 7 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (1.58%) REST
9 7 (1.58%) SOAP
10 6 (1.35%) RESTful
11 4 (0.90%) JSP
11 4 (0.90%) RxJava
11 4 (0.90%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.90%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.64%) Replication
3 20 (4.51%) PKI
4 19 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.84%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.39%) Clustering
7 13 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.03%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.03%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.81%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.81%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.13%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.90%) NHS
14 4 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 276 (62.30%) Windows
2 99 (22.35%) Windows Server
3 76 (17.16%) Linux
4 65 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (11.74%) Windows 10
5 52 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (4.97%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (3.39%) Unix
9 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.81%) Android
10 8 (1.81%) VMS
11 7 (1.58%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.35%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.13%) CentOS
14 4 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.68%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (36.57%) DevOps
2 125 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (21.22%) Analytics
4 89 (20.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 72 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (15.12%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 58 (13.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 58 (13.09%) Migration
9 56 (12.64%) Test Automation
10 50 (11.29%) ITIL
11 48 (10.84%) Continuous Delivery
12 43 (9.71%) Data Management
13 41 (9.26%) Configuration Management
14 35 (7.90%) Scrum
15 34 (7.67%) Security Testing
16 33 (7.45%) Data-Driven Testing
17 26 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (5.87%) Project Delivery
18 25 (5.64%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 186 (41.99%) SQL
2 67 (15.12%) Python
3 56 (12.64%) Bash Shell
4 33 (7.45%) C#
5 26 (5.87%) VBScript
6 24 (5.42%) JavaScript
7 23 (5.19%) Java
8 17 (3.84%) C
8 17 (3.84%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.61%) VB
10 14 (3.16%) Ruby
11 12 (2.71%) Perl
12 8 (1.81%) Korn
13 6 (1.35%) C++
13 6 (1.35%) PHP
13 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.13%) Go
15 4 (0.90%) BeanShell
15 4 (0.90%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.90%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 83 (18.74%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 37 (8.35%) DV Cleared
4 28 (6.32%) Degree
4 28 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.16%) MCSE
6 12 (2.71%) CCA
6 12 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (1.35%) CCNA
7 6 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.35%) MCSA
7 6 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.90%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.90%) HNC
8 4 (0.90%) MCTS
9 3 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.68%) OSCP
9 3 (0.68%) VCAP
9 3 (0.68%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.55%) QA
2 11 (2.48%) GDPR
3 7 (1.58%) SLA
4 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.68%) NCSC
5 3 (0.68%) NIST
6 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 160 (36.12%) Active Directory
2 93 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (5.87%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (5.64%) Hyper-V
6 23 (5.19%) Docker
7 22 (4.97%) vSphere
8 19 (4.29%) XenApp
9 16 (3.61%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (2.03%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.13%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.13%) Firmware
13 5 (1.13%) NFS
14 4 (0.90%) RACF
14 4 (0.90%) vCloud
15 3 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.45%) KVM
16 2 (0.45%) LXC
Systems Management
1 69 (15.58%) SCCM
2 43 (9.71%) Ansible
3 34 (7.67%) Terraform
4 28 (6.32%) Puppet
5 21 (4.74%) Kubernetes
6 20 (4.51%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (4.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.26%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.26%) vRealize
9 10 (2.26%) WSUS
10 9 (2.03%) SCOM
11 8 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (1.81%) Packer
12 6 (1.35%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.35%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (1.13%) SCVMM
13 5 (1.13%) WMI
13 5 (1.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 210 (47.40%) Microsoft
2 115 (25.96%) VMware
3 51 (11.51%) Citrix
4 27 (6.09%) Oracle
5 23 (5.19%) Cisco
6 16 (3.61%) McAfee
7 14 (3.16%) SolarWinds
8 13 (2.93%) ServiceNow
9 12 (2.71%) Informatica
9 12 (2.71%) Ivanti
9 12 (2.71%) Splunk
10 11 (2.48%) Symantec
11 10 (2.26%) HP
11 10 (2.26%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.03%) Dell
12 9 (2.03%) EMC
12 9 (2.03%) Lumension
13 8 (1.81%) Workday
14 7 (1.58%) Databricks
14 7 (1.58%) Sonus