Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 50 68
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 +15
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 159 583 584
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.38% 4.23% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.80% 11.74% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 373 374
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £313
90th Percentile £604 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 11
Median hourly rate £58.00 £80.00 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +89.28% +85.21%
10th Percentile £35.70 £31.10 £21.25
90th Percentile £76.55 £82.50 £56.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.69
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.95% -3.05%

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 1,152 4,964 6,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.75% 36.00% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 3,049 4,320
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 159 189
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £12.40 £19.25 £22.35
90th Percentile £60.25 £72.50 £52.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.51 £42.19
% change year-on-year -21.37% +5.50% +5.48%

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

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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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Hampshire +27 78 £488 +14.71% 27
Thames Valley +5 49 £454 -1.41% 32
Berkshire -6 30 £500 +5.26% 13
Buckinghamshire +22 18 £398 -9.66% 10
West Sussex +22 13 £360 -7.10% 5
Surrey +9 12 £350 -26.32% 12
East Sussex +16 6 £675 +68.75% 9
Oxfordshire +37 1 £375 -21.05% 9
Middlesex +8 1 £375 -6.25% 1
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 100 (62.89%) Windows
2 72 (45.28%) DevOps
3 69 (43.40%) Microsoft
4 68 (42.77%) VMware
5 63 (39.62%) Azure
6 60 (37.74%) Active Directory
7 59 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 58 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (34.59%) Windows Server
10 51 (32.08%) Linux
11 50 (31.45%) Terraform
12 46 (28.93%) Security Cleared
13 44 (27.67%) Python
14 41 (25.79%) Infrastructure as Code
15 40 (25.16%) Firewall
16 38 (23.90%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (23.27%) vSphere
17 37 (23.27%) Windows Server 2016
18 35 (22.01%) SQL
19 34 (21.38%) C#
19 34 (21.38%) DNS
20 33 (20.75%) SC Cleared
21 32 (20.13%) Ansible
21 32 (20.13%) Docker
21 32 (20.13%) Kubernetes
21 32 (20.13%) Windows 10
22 31 (19.50%) ITIL
23 30 (18.87%) DHCP
23 30 (18.87%) Migration
24 29 (18.24%) Configuration Management

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 15 (9.43%) Skype for Business
2 12 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.92%) IIS
4 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.52%) Apache
6 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.63%) Confluence
8 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.63%) nginx
8 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.63%) OpenWhisk
8 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (39.62%) Azure
2 24 (15.09%) GitHub
3 22 (13.84%) Office 365
4 21 (13.21%) AWS
5 12 (7.55%) IaaS
5 12 (7.55%) PaaS
6 11 (6.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (6.92%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (6.29%) Power Platform
8 9 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (5.03%) Serverless
10 7 (4.40%) PowerApps
10 7 (4.40%) SaaS
11 6 (3.77%) Azure Functions
12 5 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (2.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 4 (2.52%) Logic Apps
14 3 (1.89%) ShareGate
15 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 40 (25.16%) Firewall
2 34 (21.38%) DNS
3 30 (18.87%) DHCP
4 24 (15.09%) VLAN
5 21 (13.21%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (8.81%) Skype
7 13 (8.18%) SNMP
8 9 (5.66%) DMZ
9 6 (3.77%) PBX
9 6 (3.77%) WAN
10 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.52%) VSAN
12 3 (1.89%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.89%) SAN
13 2 (1.26%) Internet
13 2 (1.26%) SMTP
13 2 (1.26%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.26%) VPN
13 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) Data Lake
2 10 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.14%) Power BI
3 5 (3.14%) Tableau
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.26%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.26%) Redis
6 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (17.61%) Jenkins
2 26 (16.35%) JIRA
3 25 (15.72%) Git (software)
4 24 (15.09%) GitLab
5 22 (13.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (5.03%) Selenium
6 8 (5.03%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.40%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.52%) Ant
8 4 (2.52%) Hudson
8 4 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.52%) ReSharper
8 4 (2.52%) Subversion
8 4 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.89%) MSI
9 3 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.26%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.26%) JMeter
10 2 (1.26%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (10.69%) Finance
2 9 (5.66%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.40%) Banking
4 5 (3.14%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.89%) Marketing
6 2 (1.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Front Office
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (20.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (10.06%) Architect
3 14 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.81%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (7.55%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (7.55%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.55%) Technical Leader
5 10 (6.29%) Azure DevOps
5 10 (6.29%) Lead DevOps
6 9 (5.66%) Developer
7 8 (5.03%) Analyst
8 7 (4.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) Consultant
9 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Wintel Support
10 5 (3.14%) Azure Architect
10 5 (3.14%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Operations Support Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.61%) .NET
2 18 (11.32%) REST
3 14 (8.81%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (8.18%) RESTful
5 12 (7.55%) gRPC
5 12 (7.55%) Swagger
6 11 (6.92%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.03%) CSS
7 8 (5.03%) HTML
8 6 (3.77%) .NET Core
9 5 (3.14%) SOAP
10 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.52%) LDAP
10 4 (2.52%) Middleware
10 4 (2.52%) Web Services
11 3 (1.89%) JMS
11 3 (1.89%) jQuery
11 3 (1.89%) JSON
11 3 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.55%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.66%) PKI
4 8 (5.03%) Cloud Native
4 8 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.14%) Clustering
6 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.26%) iPhone
7 2 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.63%) Blog
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Life Science
8 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Replication
8 1 (0.63%) Robotics
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 100 (62.89%) Windows
2 55 (34.59%) Windows Server
3 51 (32.08%) Linux
4 37 (23.27%) Windows Server 2016
5 32 (20.13%) Windows 10
6 27 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (15.09%) CentOS
8 23 (14.47%) Unix
9 15 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (5.66%) Solaris
12 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
14 4 (2.52%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.63%) AIX
16 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (45.28%) DevOps
2 58 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (25.79%) Infrastructure as Code
4 38 (23.90%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (19.50%) ITIL
6 30 (18.87%) Migration
7 29 (18.24%) Configuration Management
8 26 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (13.21%) Continuous Deployment
10 18 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (8.81%) High Availability
11 14 (8.81%) Microservices
12 13 (8.18%) Systems Engineering
13 12 (7.55%) Analytics
13 12 (7.55%) Task Automation
13 12 (7.55%) Test Automation
14 11 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (6.92%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.92%) Patch Management
15 10 (6.29%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.67%) Python
2 35 (22.01%) SQL
3 34 (21.38%) C#
4 29 (18.24%) Bash Shell
5 13 (8.18%) Go
6 11 (6.92%) C
6 11 (6.92%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.66%) Java
8 7 (4.40%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.77%) C++
9 6 (3.77%) Perl
9 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.52%) Korn
10 4 (2.52%) VBScript
11 3 (1.89%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.89%) VB
12 2 (1.26%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.26%) PHP
12 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (28.93%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.18%) Degree
4 10 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.89%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.26%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.26%) CISSP
8 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) MCITP
8 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.18%) SLA
2 3 (1.89%) NIST
3 1 (0.63%) GxP
3 1 (0.63%) HL7
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 60 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 59 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (23.27%) vSphere
4 32 (20.13%) Docker
5 14 (8.81%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.66%) Firmware
7 8 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.52%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.26%) vCloud
11 2 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.63%) RACF
12 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.63%) UAG
12 1 (0.63%) XenApp
12 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (31.45%) Terraform
2 32 (20.13%) Ansible
2 32 (20.13%) Kubernetes
3 25 (15.72%) Packer
4 23 (14.47%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (14.47%) Puppet
5 20 (12.58%) SCCM
6 12 (7.55%) SCOM
7 11 (6.92%) Grafana
7 11 (6.92%) Prometheus
7 11 (6.92%) ZABBIX
8 9 (5.66%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (3.14%) Foglight
10 5 (3.14%) vRealize
11 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.89%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 68 (42.77%) VMware
3 23 (14.47%) Atlassian
4 20 (12.58%) Splunk
5 15 (9.43%) Citrix
6 12 (7.55%) Oracle
7 11 (6.92%) Dell
7 11 (6.92%) EMC
8 10 (6.29%) ServiceNow
9 9 (5.66%) McAfee
10 6 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.77%) Sonus
11 5 (3.14%) Cisco
12 4 (2.52%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.89%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.89%) Juniper
13 3 (1.89%) Progress
13 3 (1.89%) Varonis
14 2 (1.26%) SAP
14 2 (1.26%) Symantec