Period
to 17 January 2018

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 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 88 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 463 381 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.80% 2.46% 2.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.84% 7.16% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 267 304
South East median daily rate £400 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -5.84% -3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £275
90th Percentile £550 £488 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 16
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £42.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.90% +133.33% -61.50%
10th Percentile £15.41 £18.56 £14.47
90th Percentile £58.78 £48.75 £23.30
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +38.46% +44.44% -42.31%

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 5,905 5,320 6,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.68% 34.32% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,640 3,231 3,842
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £568 £538 £515
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 187 254
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +7.19% +12.50%
10th Percentile £19.31 £15.00 £14.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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 January 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
Thames Valley +40 215 £400 - 46
Hampshire +16 185 £400 +17.65% 33
Berkshire +34 118 £400 -15.79% 23
Oxfordshire +25 53 £400 - 13
Buckinghamshire -15 42 £350 - 10
Surrey -62 38 £403 +0.63% 17
Kent -1 15 £406 - 8
West Sussex -11 5 £450 +87.50% 2
Middlesex -3 3 £460 +31.43%
East Sussex - 2 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 295 (63.71%) Windows
2 223 (48.16%) Microsoft
3 208 (44.92%) Active Directory
4 169 (36.50%) VMware
5 149 (32.18%) Windows Server
6 123 (26.57%) Security Cleared
7 118 (25.49%) Office 365
8 115 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 100 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 93 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 90 (19.44%) SCCM
12 86 (18.57%) SQL
13 78 (16.85%) Firewall
13 78 (16.85%) SC Cleared
14 77 (16.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 70 (15.12%) Hyper-V
16 69 (14.90%) SQL Server
17 68 (14.69%) DNS
18 67 (14.47%) DevOps
19 66 (14.25%) Citrix
20 65 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
21 62 (13.39%) Skype for Business
22 61 (13.17%) SCOM
23 58 (12.53%) Oracle
23 58 (12.53%) Migration
24 57 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
25 51 (11.02%) Linux
25 51 (11.02%) ITIL
25 51 (11.02%) MS Exchange
25 51 (11.02%) IaaS

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 62 (13.39%) Skype for Business
2 51 (11.02%) MS Exchange
3 49 (10.58%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.83%) IIS
5 26 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (3.89%) Confluence
7 13 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.94%) JBoss
10 9 (1.94%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.73%) Documentum
12 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.51%) WildFly
13 6 (1.30%) Apache
13 6 (1.30%) OpenStack
14 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (1.08%) nginx
14 5 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.86%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 118 (25.49%) Office 365
2 115 (24.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (11.02%) IaaS
4 48 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
5 47 (10.15%) PaaS
6 23 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (3.02%) SaaS
9 13 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.59%) OneDrive
11 9 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (1.51%) npm
13 6 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.65%) HP Helion
15 2 (0.43%) BrowserStack
15 2 (0.43%) GitHub
16 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
16 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.22%) Serverless
16 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (16.85%) Firewall
2 68 (14.69%) DNS
3 49 (10.58%) DHCP
4 38 (8.21%) LDAP
5 37 (7.99%) NetScaler
6 29 (6.26%) Kerberos
7 23 (4.97%) SAN
8 20 (4.32%) TCP/IP
9 16 (3.46%) Skype
10 15 (3.24%) NAS
11 14 (3.02%) LAN
12 13 (2.81%) VPN
13 12 (2.59%) WAN
14 11 (2.38%) Network Security
15 7 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (1.30%) Internet
16 6 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (1.30%) SMTP
17 5 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
17 5 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.73%) Relational Database
2 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.65%) Power BI
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.22%) MySQL
6 1 (0.22%) OLAP
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.22%) Redis
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (7.34%) MSI
1 34 (7.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 31 (6.70%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.75%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.75%) JIRA
3 22 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (4.10%) MSBuild
4 19 (4.10%) TeamCity
5 18 (3.89%) Ant
5 18 (3.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (3.67%) Visual Studio
7 16 (3.46%) Gradle
8 10 (2.16%) Selenium
9 9 (1.94%) AdminStudio
9 9 (1.94%) git-flow
10 7 (1.51%) Bower
10 7 (1.51%) NSubstitute
10 7 (1.51%) NuGet
10 7 (1.51%) Rhino Mocks
10 7 (1.51%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (6.91%) Finance
2 16 (3.46%) Publishing
3 12 (2.59%) Banking
4 7 (1.51%) Retail
5 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.65%) Advertising
7 2 (0.43%) Back Office
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.43%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (9.29%) Architect
3 42 (9.07%) Consultant
4 38 (8.21%) Analyst
5 36 (7.78%) Azure Engineer
6 33 (7.13%) Administrator
6 33 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (6.70%) Windows Engineer
8 30 (6.48%) Designer
8 30 (6.48%) Developer
9 29 (6.26%) Solutions Designer
10 19 (4.10%) Microsoft Engineer
10 19 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (3.89%) SCCM Engineer
12 17 (3.67%) PowerShell Engineer
13 15 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.02%) Automation Developer
14 14 (3.02%) Support Engineer
15 13 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.48%) Web Services
2 28 (6.05%) .NET
3 19 (4.10%) JSON
4 16 (3.46%) REST
5 13 (2.81%) XML
6 11 (2.38%) SOAP
7 10 (2.16%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.94%) HTML
9 7 (1.51%) Middleware
10 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.86%) CSS
12 3 (0.65%) HTML5
12 3 (0.65%) jQuery
12 3 (0.65%) SailPoint
13 2 (0.43%) Ajax
13 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.43%) Entity Framework
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.89%) Clustering
2 18 (3.89%) Management Information System
2 18 (3.89%) Replication
3 17 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.73%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.51%) PKI
8 7 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.51%) User Experience
9 5 (1.08%) Fintech
9 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.86%) Grid Computing
10 4 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.65%) CESG
11 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 295 (63.71%) Windows
2 149 (32.18%) Windows Server
3 100 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (16.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (11.02%) Linux
6 50 (10.80%) Windows 10
7 32 (6.91%) Windows 7
8 27 (5.83%) Windows Vista
9 24 (5.18%) Unix
10 19 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.59%) CentOS
13 6 (1.30%) Debian
14 4 (0.86%) AIX
14 4 (0.86%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.65%) Solaris
15 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.43%) Android
16 2 (0.43%) SUSE
16 2 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.47%) DevOps
2 58 (12.53%) Migration
3 57 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (11.02%) ITIL
5 34 (7.34%) TOGAF
6 33 (7.13%) Test Automation
7 31 (6.70%) Configuration Management
8 30 (6.48%) Task Automation
9 27 (5.83%) Change Management
9 27 (5.83%) Validation
10 26 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.32%) Application Packaging
12 19 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (3.89%) Workflow
14 17 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (3.67%) Information Security
15 16 (3.46%) Mentoring
15 16 (3.46%) Service Design
16 14 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (2.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 86 (18.57%) SQL
2 41 (8.86%) Python
3 32 (6.91%) Java
4 31 (6.70%) VBScript
5 27 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 24 (5.18%) Bash Shell
7 21 (4.54%) C#
8 11 (2.38%) Perl
8 11 (2.38%) VB
9 10 (2.16%) Ruby
9 10 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.43%) PHP
11 2 (0.43%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) C-shell
12 1 (0.22%) Groovy
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 123 (26.57%) Security Cleared
2 78 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 48 (10.37%) DV Cleared
4 40 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (5.83%) MCSE
6 21 (4.54%) Degree
7 13 (2.81%) MCP
8 11 (2.38%) MCSA
9 10 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.94%) MCITP
11 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.08%) CCNA
12 5 (1.08%) CISSP
12 5 (1.08%) GCIA
12 5 (1.08%) GSEC
13 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.86%) CCNP
13 4 (0.86%) MCTS
13 4 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.67%) QA
2 9 (1.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) COBIT
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 208 (44.92%) Active Directory
2 93 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (15.12%) Hyper-V
4 65 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (9.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (9.29%) XenDesktop
7 36 (7.78%) XenServer
8 29 (6.26%) vSphere
9 22 (4.75%) Docker
10 16 (3.46%) XenApp
11 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.51%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.08%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.65%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.65%) vCloud
15 3 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.22%) Gluster
16 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 90 (19.44%) SCCM
2 61 (13.17%) SCOM
3 46 (9.94%) Puppet
4 43 (9.29%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (8.42%) Ansible
6 22 (4.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (3.46%) Salt
8 15 (3.24%) WSUS
9 13 (2.81%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (2.81%) SCVMM
10 12 (2.59%) Terraform
11 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.94%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.94%) vRealize
12 7 (1.51%) PowerCLI
12 7 (1.51%) vCenter Server
13 6 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (1.08%) logstash
14 5 (1.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 223 (48.16%) Microsoft
2 169 (36.50%) VMware
3 66 (14.25%) Citrix
4 58 (12.53%) Oracle
5 40 (8.64%) McAfee
6 37 (7.99%) HP
7 31 (6.70%) Lumension
8 28 (6.05%) Cisco
9 18 (3.89%) SAP
10 15 (3.24%) Symantec
11 13 (2.81%) CyberArk
11 13 (2.81%) Ivanti
12 12 (2.59%) Remedy
13 9 (1.94%) Borland
13 9 (1.94%) Google
13 9 (1.94%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.94%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.51%) Altiris
14 7 (1.51%) NetApp
15 5 (1.08%) Veritas