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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 70 81
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 173 267 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.23% 2.98% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.37% 8.56% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 180 143
Median daily rate £402 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.58% +30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

PowerShell is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2714 3120 3230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.06% 34.81% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1692 1941 2013
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 118 83
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing PowerShell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the South East

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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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 52 £368 -8.12% 11
Hampshire -12 49 £390 -4.29% 10
Surrey -20 32 £440 +0.57% 6
Buckinghamshire +6 30 £513 +25.00% 4
Oxfordshire -18 5 £425 +34.92% 5
West Sussex +7 2 £388 +29.16%
East Sussex +1 2 £450 -
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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.

1 233 (71.69%) Windows
2 150 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 143 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 138 (42.46%) VMware
5 125 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 123 (37.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (31.69%) Security Cleared
8 102 (31.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 94 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 86 (26.46%) SQL Server
11 77 (23.69%) DevOps
12 74 (22.77%) SQL
13 69 (21.23%) Linux
14 63 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 60 (18.46%) SC Cleared
16 59 (18.15%) MS Exchange
17 58 (17.85%) Python
17 58 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
17 58 (17.85%) VMware ESXi
18 56 (17.23%) Citrix
19 53 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
19 53 (16.31%) Skype for Business
20 51 (15.69%) Office 365
20 51 (15.69%) .NET
20 51 (15.69%) ITIL
20 51 (15.69%) Firewall
21 48 (14.77%) C#
22 47 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
23 45 (13.85%) DNS
23 45 (13.85%) Hyper-V

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 59 (18.15%) MS Exchange
2 53 (16.31%) Skype for Business
3 42 (12.92%) IIS
4 41 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (10.15%) SharePoint
6 26 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (3.38%) OpenStack
11 10 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (3.08%) Drupal
12 8 (2.46%) CMS
12 8 (2.46%) JBoss
12 8 (2.46%) NServiceBus
12 8 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (2.46%) WildFly
12 8 (2.46%) WordPress
13 5 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.23%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.31%) FRx
3 1 (0.31%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (16.31%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (15.69%) Office 365
4 24 (7.38%) IaaS
5 21 (6.46%) PaaS
6 10 (3.08%) SaaS
7 8 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.15%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.92%) GitHub
11 3 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.92%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.31%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.31%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (15.69%) Firewall
2 45 (13.85%) DNS
3 25 (7.69%) DHCP
4 23 (7.08%) Skype
5 22 (6.77%) LAN
6 20 (6.15%) NetScaler
6 20 (6.15%) SAN
7 15 (4.62%) SMTP
7 15 (4.62%) WAN
8 12 (3.69%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.69%) VPN
9 11 (3.38%) SSH
10 10 (3.08%) LDAP
11 9 (2.77%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (2.77%) Internet
12 8 (2.46%) HTTP
12 8 (2.46%) VoIP
13 7 (2.15%) BIG-IP
14 5 (1.54%) VSAN
15 4 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (26.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.08%) MySQL
4 9 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.92%) MS Access
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.62%) QlikView
9 2 (0.62%) Redis
9 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.62%) MSBuild
5 13 (4.00%) MSI
6 11 (3.38%) Ant
6 11 (3.38%) Maven
7 8 (2.46%) JSUnit
7 8 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.46%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.85%) GoCD
9 6 (1.85%) JIRA
10 5 (1.54%) Selenium
10 5 (1.54%) Subversion
10 5 (1.54%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.23%) AdminStudio
11 4 (1.23%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (8.62%) Finance
2 12 (3.69%) Banking
3 5 (1.54%) Retail
4 4 (1.23%) Legal
5 3 (0.92%) Law
5 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Electronics
6 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Military
7 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 35 (10.77%) Consultant
2 34 (10.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (8.62%) Analyst
4 28 (8.62%) Architect
5 24 (7.38%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (7.08%) Developer
6 23 (7.08%) Wintel Engineer
7 22 (6.77%) Designer
8 19 (5.85%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.23%) Solutions Designer
10 16 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
11 14 (4.31%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.69%) .NET Developer
12 12 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
13 11 (3.38%) Microsoft Consultant
14 10 (3.08%) Administrator
14 10 (3.08%) Migration Consultant
14 10 (3.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.69%) .NET
2 35 (10.77%) Web Services
3 25 (7.69%) XML
4 18 (5.54%) CSS
5 16 (4.92%) HTML
6 12 (3.69%) WCF
7 11 (3.38%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.38%) jQuery
7 11 (3.38%) JSON
7 11 (3.38%) REST
7 11 (3.38%) YAML
8 10 (3.08%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.08%) Middleware
9 9 (2.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (2.77%) HTML5
9 9 (2.77%) RESTful
10 8 (2.46%) LESS
11 7 (2.15%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.15%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.38%) PKI
4 10 (3.08%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.77%) Clustering
5 9 (2.77%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.77%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.77%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.15%) Replication
8 6 (1.85%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.23%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.92%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.92%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 233 (71.69%) Windows
2 125 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 123 (37.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (31.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (21.23%) Linux
6 40 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (9.85%) Windows 7
8 25 (7.69%) Unix
9 16 (4.92%) Windows 10
10 12 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.38%) Android
12 8 (2.46%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.15%) Debian
14 5 (1.54%) SUSE
14 5 (1.54%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.92%) CentOS
15 3 (0.92%) Solaris
16 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (23.69%) DevOps
2 58 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (15.69%) ITIL
4 40 (12.31%) Migration
5 29 (8.92%) Change Management
6 24 (7.38%) Configuration Management
7 20 (6.15%) Mentoring
7 20 (6.15%) Service Management
7 20 (6.15%) TOGAF
8 19 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (5.85%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 17 (5.23%) Release Management
10 16 (4.92%) Test Automation
10 16 (4.92%) Virtual Environments
11 15 (4.62%) Incident Management
11 15 (4.62%) Scrum
12 14 (4.31%) Task Automation
13 13 (4.00%) Test Scripting
14 12 (3.69%) Unit Testing
15 11 (3.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.77%) SQL
2 58 (17.85%) Python
3 48 (14.77%) C#
4 38 (11.69%) Bash Shell
4 38 (11.69%) VBScript
5 31 (9.54%) Java
6 26 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.85%) Perl
8 17 (5.23%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.62%) VB
10 11 (3.38%) Ruby
11 8 (2.46%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.54%) C
13 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.92%) PHP
15 2 (0.62%) C++
16 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (31.69%) Security Cleared
2 60 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 47 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (12.00%) DV Cleared
5 26 (8.00%) MCSE
6 15 (4.62%) Degree
6 15 (4.62%) MCSA
7 14 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.69%) CCNA
8 12 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (3.08%) MCITP
10 9 (2.77%) CCNP
10 9 (2.77%) MCP
11 8 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (2.15%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (1.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.62%) MCTS
15 2 (0.62%) VCDX
15 2 (0.62%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.31%) QA
2 12 (3.69%) SLA
3 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 150 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 94 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (17.85%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (13.85%) Hyper-V
5 34 (10.46%) vSphere
6 24 (7.38%) XenServer
7 20 (6.15%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.38%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (2.46%) Docker
10 6 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (1.54%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.54%) UAG
12 4 (1.23%) vCloud
12 4 (1.23%) XenApp
13 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 40 (12.31%) Ansible
2 39 (12.00%) Puppet
3 33 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (8.31%) SCCM
5 20 (6.15%) NetBackup
6 19 (5.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (5.23%) WSUS
8 11 (3.38%) AirWatch
8 11 (3.38%) vCenter Server
9 7 (2.15%) vRealize
10 6 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.85%) SCOM
11 5 (1.54%) PowerCLI
12 4 (1.23%) Netcool
12 4 (1.23%) Unicenter
13 3 (0.92%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.62%) Kibana
14 2 (0.62%) Packer
14 2 (0.62%) Salt
14 2 (0.62%) vMotion
Vendors
1 143 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 138 (42.46%) VMware
3 56 (17.23%) Citrix
4 42 (12.92%) HP
5 37 (11.38%) Cisco
6 25 (7.69%) McAfee
7 21 (6.46%) ServiceNow
7 21 (6.46%) Symantec
8 16 (4.92%) Oracle
9 14 (4.31%) Lumension
9 14 (4.31%) NetApp
10 13 (4.00%) Veritas
11 10 (3.08%) MobileIron
12 7 (2.15%) AppDynamics
12 7 (2.15%) F5
13 6 (1.85%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.85%) Forcepoint
13 6 (1.85%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.54%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.54%) IBM
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