Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 49 82
Rank change year-on-year -1 +33 +32
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 347 678 469
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.66% 4.31% 2.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.01% 10.97% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 463 236
Median daily rate £474 £460 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +11.52% +17.86%
10th Percentile £280 £338 £291
90th Percentile £545 £579 £575
England median daily rate £450 £463 £433
% change year-on-year -2.70% +6.94% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Median hourly rate £47.00 £48.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.09% +92.08% -38.41%
10th Percentile £21.55 £24.62 £17.27
90th Percentile £82.50 £55.00 £60.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.92
% change year-on-year - -20.30% +9.79%

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 3,151 6,178 6,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.23% 39.32% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,953 3,948 3,765
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £599 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 155 157
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £18.75
90th Percentile £54.88 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the South East.

Daily rate trend for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the South East

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 -12 150 £475 - 38
Hampshire +14 118 £475 +11.76% 28
Berkshire -3 113 £500 -2.44% 14
Surrey +11 48 £393 -17.37% 20
Buckinghamshire +5 33 £400 +1.27% 4
West Sussex -3 17 £388 -26.19% 5
East Sussex +17 8 £385 +8.07% 2
Kent -12 5 - - 6
Oxfordshire -23 4 £520 +9.47% 20
Middlesex +16 1 £400 -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 220 (63.40%) Windows
2 142 (40.92%) Azure
3 127 (36.60%) Microsoft
4 118 (34.01%) DevOps
5 113 (32.56%) Active Directory
5 113 (32.56%) SQL
6 107 (30.84%) VMware
7 90 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 85 (24.50%) Windows Server
10 68 (19.60%) Security Cleared
10 68 (19.60%) Linux
11 65 (18.73%) Python
11 65 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (18.44%) Migration
12 64 (18.44%) Infrastructure as Code
13 57 (16.43%) Analytics
14 53 (15.27%) DNS
15 51 (14.70%) SCCM
15 51 (14.70%) Test Automation
16 50 (14.41%) Office 365
17 49 (14.12%) IaaS
17 49 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 48 (13.83%) PaaS
18 48 (13.83%) Bash Shell
18 48 (13.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 45 (12.97%) Virtual Machines
20 44 (12.68%) Power Platform
21 43 (12.39%) Data Lake
21 43 (12.39%) Power BI

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 26 (7.49%) Skype for Business
2 25 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 23 (6.63%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.75%) IIS
5 8 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.58%) FileNet
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Documentum
9 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 142 (40.92%) Azure
2 50 (14.41%) Office 365
3 49 (14.12%) IaaS
4 48 (13.83%) PaaS
5 44 (12.68%) Power Platform
6 29 (8.36%) AWS
7 13 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (3.46%) G Suite
9 8 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.31%) SaaS
10 5 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.15%) GitHub
11 4 (1.15%) Yammer
12 3 (0.86%) GCP
12 3 (0.86%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.58%) Akamai
13 2 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.58%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.58%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.27%) DNS
2 37 (10.66%) DHCP
3 36 (10.37%) Firewall
4 29 (8.36%) Skype
5 28 (8.07%) TCP/IP
6 16 (4.61%) SAN
7 12 (3.46%) VPN
8 10 (2.88%) SNMP
8 10 (2.88%) WAN
9 8 (2.31%) Internet
9 8 (2.31%) PBX
10 7 (2.02%) SMTP
11 5 (1.44%) BGP
11 5 (1.44%) HTTP
11 5 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.44%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.44%) VLAN
12 4 (1.15%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.15%) LAN
12 4 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 43 (12.39%) Data Lake
2 43 (12.39%) Power BI
3 41 (11.82%) SQL Server
4 38 (10.95%) HDInsight
5 9 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.02%) MySQL
6 7 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.73%) DB2
7 6 (1.73%) DB2 UDB
7 6 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.15%) SSDT
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (12.10%) Visual Studio
2 40 (11.53%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.90%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (3.75%) JIRA
6 11 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (2.59%) MSI
7 9 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (2.31%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.02%) Ant
9 7 (2.02%) Selenium
9 7 (2.02%) Subversion
10 6 (1.73%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.15%) JUnit
12 3 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.86%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.58%) Android Studio
13 2 (0.58%) Maven
13 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (4.32%) Finance
2 11 (3.17%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.44%) Banking
5 4 (1.15%) Law
5 4 (1.15%) Legal
5 4 (1.15%) Retail
6 3 (0.86%) Local Government
6 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.86%) Publishing
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (20.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (12.10%) Architect
3 38 (10.95%) Azure Engineer
4 34 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (8.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 20 (5.76%) Azure DevOps
7 18 (5.19%) Administrator
7 18 (5.19%) Analyst
7 18 (5.19%) Consultant
8 16 (4.61%) Developer
9 12 (3.46%) Automation Engineer
9 12 (3.46%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (3.17%) DBA
10 11 (3.17%) Office 365 Architect
11 10 (2.88%) SQL DBA
11 10 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (2.59%) IT Engineer
12 9 (2.59%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.31%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.51%) .NET
2 18 (5.19%) LDAP
2 18 (5.19%) XML
3 16 (4.61%) HTML
4 14 (4.03%) Web Services
5 13 (3.75%) Middleware
5 13 (3.75%) Node.js
6 10 (2.88%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.88%) SailPoint
7 9 (2.59%) SOAP
8 8 (2.31%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.02%) JSON
9 7 (2.02%) Servlets
10 6 (1.73%) CSS
10 6 (1.73%) JSP
10 6 (1.73%) REST
11 5 (1.44%) jQuery
12 4 (1.15%) OAuth
12 4 (1.15%) OpenID
12 4 (1.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.63%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.19%) PKI
4 17 (4.90%) Clustering
5 14 (4.03%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.88%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.73%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.73%) Replication
11 3 (0.86%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.86%) NHS
11 3 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.58%) Social Media
12 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 220 (63.40%) Windows
2 85 (24.50%) Windows Server
3 68 (19.60%) Linux
4 40 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (9.80%) Windows Server 2016
6 32 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (8.36%) Windows 10
8 20 (5.76%) Windows 7
9 17 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (4.03%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (3.17%) Unix
13 6 (1.73%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.44%) VMS
14 5 (1.44%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.15%) CentOS
15 4 (1.15%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.86%) Android
17 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.01%) DevOps
2 90 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (18.44%) Infrastructure as Code
4 64 (18.44%) Migration
5 57 (16.43%) Analytics
6 51 (14.70%) Test Automation
7 49 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 43 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (12.39%) Data Management
9 42 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (10.37%) Continuous Delivery
10 36 (10.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 34 (9.80%) Security Testing
12 32 (9.22%) Scrum
13 30 (8.65%) ITIL
14 29 (8.36%) Data-Driven Testing
15 27 (7.78%) High Availability
15 27 (7.78%) Project Delivery
16 26 (7.49%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 113 (32.56%) SQL
2 65 (18.73%) Python
3 48 (13.83%) Bash Shell
4 27 (7.78%) Java
5 23 (6.63%) C#
5 23 (6.63%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.90%) Perl
6 17 (4.90%) VBScript
7 14 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.03%) VB
8 12 (3.46%) C
9 10 (2.88%) Ruby
10 8 (2.31%) Korn
11 7 (2.02%) C++
12 6 (1.73%) BeanShell
12 6 (1.73%) Bourne shell
12 6 (1.73%) PHP
13 3 (0.86%) Groovy
13 3 (0.86%) Scala
13 3 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (19.60%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.24%) DV Cleared
3 33 (9.51%) SC Cleared
4 25 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.88%) MCSE
6 9 (2.59%) Degree
6 9 (2.59%) MCSA
6 9 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.73%) CCNA
7 6 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.15%) CCA
8 4 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.86%) CCNP
9 3 (0.86%) MCTS
9 3 (0.86%) VCAP
10 2 (0.58%) HNC
10 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.58%) VCP4
10 2 (0.58%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.61%) QA
2 9 (2.59%) SLA
3 6 (1.73%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 113 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 86 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (12.97%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (9.51%) Hyper-V
5 21 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.90%) vSphere
7 12 (3.46%) Docker
7 12 (3.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (2.02%) NFS
8 7 (2.02%) XenApp
9 6 (1.73%) RACF
9 6 (1.73%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.44%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.15%) Firmware
11 4 (1.15%) KVM
11 4 (1.15%) UAG
11 4 (1.15%) vCloud
12 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 51 (14.70%) SCCM
2 38 (10.95%) Ansible
3 28 (8.07%) Terraform
4 15 (4.32%) Puppet
4 15 (4.32%) vCenter Server
5 14 (4.03%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (3.17%) vRealize
7 10 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
7 10 (2.88%) Kubernetes
8 9 (2.59%) SCOM
9 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 8 (2.31%) WSUS
9 8 (2.31%) ZABBIX
10 7 (2.02%) Grafana
10 7 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.44%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 127 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 107 (30.84%) VMware
3 24 (6.92%) Informatica
4 23 (6.63%) Oracle
5 21 (6.05%) Citrix
6 20 (5.76%) Cisco
7 14 (4.03%) McAfee
8 12 (3.46%) IronPort
8 12 (3.46%) Proofpoint
9 11 (3.17%) HP
10 10 (2.88%) Dell
10 10 (2.88%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.88%) SolarWinds
10 10 (2.88%) Splunk
11 9 (2.59%) Sonus
12 8 (2.31%) Lumension
12 8 (2.31%) Remedy
13 7 (2.02%) EMC
13 7 (2.02%) NetApp
14 6 (1.73%) Symantec