Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 107 70
Rank change year-on-year +31 -37 +12
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 531 356 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.16% 2.21% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.04% 6.33% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 216 385
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £305 £294
90th Percentile £556 £538 £526
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -50.00% +73.08%
10th Percentile £19.73 £15.25 £21.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £39.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £41.53 £42.75 £28.88
% change year-on-year -2.85% +48.05% +11.06%

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 6,605 5,628 6,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.30% 34.98% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,106 3,390 4,122
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 169 237
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £18.93 £16.48 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.80 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.90%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +30 226 £390 -7.14% 48
Hampshire +17 173 £425 +6.25% 19
Berkshire -12 105 £425 +3.03% 25
Surrey -28 72 £430 - 25
Oxfordshire +41 64 £375 -6.25% 11
Buckinghamshire +31 57 £375 -23.08% 12
West Sussex +22 32 £450 +37.93% 8
Kent +26 19 £325 -7.14% 11
Middlesex +1 2 £383 -16.85%
East Sussex -1 2 £313 -30.56% 1
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 265 (49.91%) Windows
2 243 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 218 (41.05%) Active Directory
4 203 (38.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 164 (30.89%) Office 365
6 141 (26.55%) Windows Server
7 127 (23.92%) SharePoint
8 118 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 117 (22.03%) SCCM
10 109 (20.53%) Migration
11 103 (19.40%) DevOps
12 102 (19.21%) VMware
13 94 (17.70%) SC Cleared
13 94 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 86 (16.20%) Linux
15 76 (14.31%) DNS
16 75 (14.12%) Hyper-V
17 74 (13.94%) ITIL
18 73 (13.75%) SQL
18 73 (13.75%) SQL Server
19 71 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
20 70 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
21 69 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
22 67 (12.62%) Windows 10
23 65 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
23 65 (12.24%) Citrix
24 62 (11.68%) Firewall
24 62 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
24 62 (11.68%) Skype for Business
25 59 (11.11%) Puppet

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
1 127 (23.92%) SharePoint
2 62 (11.68%) Skype for Business
3 58 (10.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 54 (10.17%) MS Exchange
5 48 (9.04%) IIS
6 34 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (3.77%) Tomcat
8 19 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.64%) JBoss
11 13 (2.45%) Confluence
12 10 (1.88%) Apache
12 10 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (1.69%) OpenStack
14 8 (1.51%) WildFly
15 6 (1.13%) Apache Spark
15 6 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (1.13%) K2 blackpearl
15 6 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.75%) EPiServer
Applications
1 47 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 203 (38.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (30.89%) Office 365
3 71 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (8.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (6.21%) IaaS
6 27 (5.08%) PaaS
7 25 (4.71%) OneDrive
7 25 (4.71%) Yammer
8 23 (4.33%) Serverless
9 17 (3.20%) SaaS
10 16 (3.01%) Azure Functions
11 15 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (2.26%) GitHub
13 11 (2.07%) Azure Data Factory
14 10 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.88%) Mimecast
15 9 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.75%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 3 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
17 3 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (14.31%) DNS
2 62 (11.68%) Firewall
3 54 (10.17%) DHCP
4 38 (7.16%) Skype
5 27 (5.08%) SAN
6 23 (4.33%) NetScaler
7 20 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (3.20%) VLAN
8 17 (3.20%) VPN
9 16 (3.01%) Internet
10 15 (2.82%) TCP/IP
11 14 (2.64%) LAN
11 14 (2.64%) Network Security
12 12 (2.26%) WAN
13 11 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (2.07%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.32%) NAS
15 6 (1.13%) HTTP
15 6 (1.13%) SSH
16 5 (0.94%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.33%) Big Data
3 19 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.01%) Cosmos DB
4 16 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.64%) MongoDB
5 14 (2.64%) Power BI
6 13 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.07%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.07%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.88%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.32%) HDInsight
11 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 44 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 32 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (5.84%) Visual Studio
4 27 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 27 (5.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 24 (4.52%) JIRA
6 17 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (3.20%) TeamCity
7 16 (3.01%) MSBuild
8 15 (2.82%) Ant
8 15 (2.82%) Gradle
9 11 (2.07%) MSI
10 7 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.32%) Subversion
11 6 (1.13%) InstallShield
11 6 (1.13%) JMeter
11 6 (1.13%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.94%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.56%) Artifactory
General
1 45 (8.47%) Finance
2 21 (3.95%) Publishing
3 14 (2.64%) Retail
4 9 (1.69%) Back Office
5 7 (1.32%) Online Betting
6 6 (1.13%) Banking
7 5 (0.94%) Advertising
7 5 (0.94%) Law
8 3 (0.56%) Legal
8 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) French Language
9 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 60 (11.30%) Developer
4 48 (9.04%) Consultant
5 46 (8.66%) Analyst
6 35 (6.59%) Architect
6 35 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
7 28 (5.27%) Azure Engineer
7 28 (5.27%) SharePoint Developer
8 27 (5.08%) Administrator
8 27 (5.08%) Support Engineer
9 26 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (4.33%) Office 365 Engineer
11 17 (3.20%) C# Developer
12 16 (3.01%) Azure Architect
13 15 (2.82%) Applications Support
13 15 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (2.82%) SCCM Engineer
14 14 (2.64%) AWS Engineer
15 13 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.66%) Web Services
2 39 (7.34%) .NET
3 34 (6.40%) JSON
4 30 (5.65%) jQuery
5 28 (5.27%) HTML
6 13 (2.45%) CSS
6 13 (2.45%) REST
7 11 (2.07%) Middleware
8 10 (1.88%) LDAP
8 10 (1.88%) SAML
9 9 (1.69%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (1.69%) XML
10 8 (1.51%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.32%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.32%) HTML5
11 7 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (1.13%) Kafka
12 6 (1.13%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.03%) Clustering
1 32 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (5.46%) PKI
3 28 (5.27%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 15 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 13 (2.45%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.75%) Replication
11 4 (0.75%) User Experience
12 3 (0.56%) e-Health
12 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.38%) FMCG
13 2 (0.38%) iPhone
13 2 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 265 (49.91%) Windows
2 141 (26.55%) Windows Server
3 86 (16.20%) Linux
4 67 (12.62%) Windows 10
5 65 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.71%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.39%) Apple iOS
8 18 (3.39%) Mac OS
8 18 (3.39%) Unix
9 15 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.51%) CentOS
12 5 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.75%) Android
14 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.38%) Debian
15 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (20.53%) Migration
2 103 (19.40%) DevOps
3 94 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 74 (13.94%) ITIL
5 69 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (6.97%) Application Packaging
9 36 (6.78%) High Availability
9 36 (6.78%) Runbook
10 34 (6.40%) Change Management
11 32 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (5.46%) Configuration Management
13 27 (5.08%) Analytics
14 26 (4.90%) Problem Management
15 23 (4.33%) Data Migration
15 23 (4.33%) Deployment Automation
15 23 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (4.14%) Mobile Device Management
17 20 (3.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 73 (13.75%) SQL
2 56 (10.55%) Python
3 55 (10.36%) C#
4 52 (9.79%) Bash Shell
5 39 (7.34%) Java
6 34 (6.40%) JavaScript
7 26 (4.90%) VBScript
8 19 (3.58%) Ruby
9 16 (3.01%) VB
10 14 (2.64%) Perl
11 12 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.07%) C
13 10 (1.88%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.13%) Groovy
14 6 (1.13%) PHP
15 3 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.56%) R
15 3 (0.56%) Scala
16 1 (0.19%) Korn
16 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 94 (17.70%) SC Cleared
3 42 (7.91%) Degree
4 40 (7.53%) DV Cleared
5 29 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (3.01%) CCA
7 16 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (2.26%) MCSE
9 8 (1.51%) CEH
9 8 (1.51%) CISA
9 8 (1.51%) CISSP
9 8 (1.51%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (1.51%) GIAC
10 7 (1.32%) MCP
11 4 (0.75%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.75%) MCSA
12 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.38%) MCITP
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.71%) GDPR
2 13 (2.45%) QA
3 4 (0.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) GPG13
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 218 (41.05%) Active Directory
2 75 (14.12%) Hyper-V
3 70 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (9.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 45 (8.47%) XenDesktop
6 41 (7.72%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (6.03%) Docker
8 29 (5.46%) XenApp
9 23 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (3.95%) XenServer
11 19 (3.58%) DFS Replication
12 14 (2.64%) vSphere
13 6 (1.13%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.56%) Xen
16 2 (0.38%) vCloud
17 1 (0.19%) Dovecot
17 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
17 1 (0.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 117 (22.03%) SCCM
2 59 (11.11%) Puppet
3 55 (10.36%) Ansible
4 41 (7.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 41 (7.72%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (6.78%) Terraform
6 35 (6.59%) SCOM
7 18 (3.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 15 (2.82%) Kubernetes
9 14 (2.64%) Salt
10 12 (2.26%) Automic
11 11 (2.07%) Nagios
11 11 (2.07%) SCVMM
12 10 (1.88%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (1.69%) WSUS
14 8 (1.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (1.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (1.32%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 243 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 102 (19.21%) VMware
3 65 (12.24%) Citrix
4 41 (7.72%) Oracle
5 31 (5.84%) HP
6 24 (4.52%) Cisco
7 22 (4.14%) SAP
8 21 (3.95%) McAfee
9 17 (3.20%) SolarWinds
10 16 (3.01%) Apple
10 16 (3.01%) Dell
11 15 (2.82%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.64%) Ivanti
13 13 (2.45%) Symantec
14 12 (2.26%) ServiceNow
15 11 (2.07%) Remedy
15 11 (2.07%) Veritas
16 10 (1.88%) NetApp
16 10 (1.88%) Proofpoint
17 9 (1.69%) IBM