Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 113 85
Rank change year-on-year +40 -28 +3
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 506 326 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.05% 2.11% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.93% 6.15% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 189 318
South East median daily rate £403 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £275 £305 £300
90th Percentile £564 £514 £550
England median daily rate £425 £406 £413
% change year-on-year +4.62% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £19.66 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.59% -34.47% +15.38%
10th Percentile £20.93 £14.75 £21.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £38.29 £57.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £42.00 £28.38
% change year-on-year +0.63% +48.02% +17.62%

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 6,377 5,298 6,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.50% 34.34% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,861 3,208 3,982
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +8.97%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £270
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 165 240
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.75 £16.35 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £62.18 £52.53
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.22% +6.49% +10.00%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +21 205 £375 -11.76% 50
Hampshire +25 176 £430 +25.00% 19
Berkshire -7 100 £413 +0.30% 27
Surrey -15 74 £450 +20.00% 17
Buckinghamshire +11 57 £380 -15.56% 13
Oxfordshire +40 48 £361 +47.45% 10
Kent +35 27 £306 -23.44% 8
West Sussex +7 16 £513 +32.26% 5
East Sussex +8 3 £313 -30.56% 2
Middlesex -2 1 £475 +35.71%
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 270 (53.36%) Windows
2 244 (48.22%) Microsoft
3 221 (43.68%) Active Directory
4 173 (34.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 156 (30.83%) Security Cleared
6 146 (28.85%) Windows Server
7 141 (27.87%) Office 365
8 121 (23.91%) VMware
9 118 (23.32%) SCCM
10 112 (22.13%) SC Cleared
11 109 (21.54%) SharePoint
12 95 (18.77%) Migration
13 88 (17.39%) SQL
13 88 (17.39%) DevOps
14 83 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 82 (16.21%) Linux
16 77 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
17 73 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
17 73 (14.43%) Hyper-V
18 72 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
19 71 (14.03%) ITIL
20 68 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
21 67 (13.24%) SQL Server
22 63 (12.45%) DV Cleared
23 59 (11.66%) DNS
23 59 (11.66%) Windows 10
24 57 (11.26%) Skype for Business
25 56 (11.07%) Citrix
25 56 (11.07%) Firewall
26 53 (10.47%) C#

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
1 109 (21.54%) SharePoint
2 57 (11.26%) Skype for Business
3 51 (10.08%) MS Exchange
4 46 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 43 (8.50%) IIS
6 27 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.77%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.57%) JBoss
10 11 (2.17%) Confluence
11 10 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.78%) Apache
12 9 (1.78%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.38%) WildFly
14 6 (1.19%) K2 blackpearl
14 6 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.99%) Documentum
15 5 (0.99%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 43 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 173 (34.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (27.87%) Office 365
3 73 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (6.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (6.52%) IaaS
6 28 (5.53%) PaaS
7 19 (3.75%) Yammer
8 14 (2.77%) OneDrive
9 13 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (2.37%) Serverless
11 10 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.78%) SaaS
13 7 (1.38%) GitHub
14 6 (1.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
16 3 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
17 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (11.66%) DNS
2 56 (11.07%) Firewall
3 45 (8.89%) DHCP
4 35 (6.92%) Skype
5 21 (4.15%) SAN
6 20 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
7 17 (3.36%) LAN
7 17 (3.36%) NetScaler
8 16 (3.16%) WAN
9 13 (2.57%) VLAN
10 9 (1.78%) Network Security
10 9 (1.78%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (1.58%) Internet
11 8 (1.58%) iSCSI
11 8 (1.58%) VPN
12 7 (1.38%) NAS
13 6 (1.19%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (1.19%) HTTP
14 5 (0.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.35%) Big Data
2 22 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (2.96%) Power BI
6 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.17%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (1.98%) Data Lake
9 9 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.78%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.38%) HDInsight
11 6 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (8.50%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.34%) Visual Studio
3 25 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.74%) JIRA
5 23 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (4.15%) MSI
6 21 (4.15%) TeamCity
7 17 (3.36%) MSBuild
8 16 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (2.77%) Ant
9 14 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (2.77%) Gradle
10 10 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.38%) Subversion
12 6 (1.19%) InstallShield
12 6 (1.19%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.99%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.99%) JMeter
13 5 (0.99%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 24 (4.74%) Finance
2 13 (2.57%) Publishing
3 12 (2.37%) Retail
4 5 (0.99%) Banking
4 5 (0.99%) Law
5 4 (0.79%) French Language
6 3 (0.59%) Legal
7 2 (0.40%) Back Office
7 2 (0.40%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (13.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (10.28%) Developer
3 45 (8.89%) Architect
4 43 (8.50%) Windows Engineer
5 42 (8.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (8.10%) Consultant
7 36 (7.11%) Support Engineer
8 30 (5.93%) Analyst
9 28 (5.53%) Azure Engineer
10 25 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
11 24 (4.74%) SharePoint Developer
12 18 (3.56%) SCCM Engineer
13 17 (3.36%) Office 365 Engineer
14 16 (3.16%) Azure Architect
14 16 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
15 15 (2.96%) Wintel Engineer
16 14 (2.77%) Active Directory Engineer
16 14 (2.77%) Applications Support
17 13 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
17 13 (2.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.71%) Web Services
2 37 (7.31%) .NET
3 29 (5.73%) JSON
4 23 (4.55%) jQuery
5 22 (4.35%) REST
6 21 (4.15%) HTML
7 18 (3.56%) CSS
8 14 (2.77%) XML
9 11 (2.17%) LDAP
10 9 (1.78%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.58%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.58%) HTML5
11 8 (1.58%) Middleware
12 7 (1.38%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.19%) SAML
13 6 (1.19%) SAP Smart Forms
13 6 (1.19%) SOAP
14 5 (0.99%) OAuth
14 5 (0.99%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.52%) Clustering
2 28 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (4.74%) PKI
4 19 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.57%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.37%) Fat Client
8 12 (2.37%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.98%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.19%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.79%) User Experience
13 3 (0.59%) Blog
13 3 (0.59%) e-Health
13 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.59%) Replication
13 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.40%) FMCG
14 2 (0.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 270 (53.36%) Windows
2 146 (28.85%) Windows Server
3 83 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (16.21%) Linux
5 72 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (11.66%) Windows 10
7 38 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (4.94%) Windows 7
9 19 (3.75%) Apple iOS
10 18 (3.56%) Unix
11 17 (3.36%) Mac OS
11 17 (3.36%) Windows Vista
12 12 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.98%) CentOS
14 5 (0.99%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.79%) Android
16 3 (0.59%) Debian
17 2 (0.40%) VMS
18 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.77%) Migration
2 88 (17.39%) DevOps
3 71 (14.03%) ITIL
4 68 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (6.92%) Application Packaging
7 35 (6.92%) Change Management
8 32 (6.32%) Runbook
9 30 (5.93%) High Availability
10 29 (5.73%) Configuration Management
11 26 (5.14%) Problem Management
12 25 (4.94%) Workflow
13 23 (4.55%) Analytics
13 23 (4.55%) Deployment Automation
14 22 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (3.75%) Mobile Device Management
15 19 (3.75%) Open Source
16 18 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.39%) SQL
2 53 (10.47%) C#
3 51 (10.08%) Python
4 42 (8.30%) Bash Shell
4 42 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.92%) Java
6 23 (4.55%) VBScript
7 22 (4.35%) Ruby
8 18 (3.56%) Shell Script
9 16 (3.16%) Perl
9 16 (3.16%) VB
10 10 (1.98%) C
11 7 (1.38%) PHP
12 6 (1.19%) Groovy
13 5 (0.99%) R
13 5 (0.99%) Scala
14 4 (0.79%) C++
14 4 (0.79%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 156 (30.83%) Security Cleared
2 112 (22.13%) SC Cleared
3 63 (12.45%) DV Cleared
4 50 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (6.92%) MCSE
6 28 (5.53%) Degree
7 26 (5.14%) MCP
8 22 (4.35%) MCSA
9 20 (3.95%) MCITP
10 12 (2.37%) CCA
10 12 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.99%) CCNA
15 4 (0.79%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.79%) CCNP
16 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
17 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
18 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.55%) GDPR
2 11 (2.17%) QA
3 8 (1.58%) SLA
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 221 (43.68%) Active Directory
2 77 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (14.43%) Hyper-V
4 45 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 34 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (5.93%) XenDesktop
7 21 (4.15%) vSphere
8 20 (3.95%) XenApp
9 19 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (3.56%) Docker
11 15 (2.96%) XenServer
12 13 (2.57%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.59%) UAG
16 2 (0.40%) vCloud
16 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 118 (23.32%) SCCM
2 47 (9.29%) Ansible
2 47 (9.29%) Puppet
3 42 (8.30%) SCOM
4 33 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 30 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (5.73%) Terraform
7 20 (3.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 19 (3.75%) Nessus
9 15 (2.96%) SCVMM
10 14 (2.77%) Salt
11 12 (2.37%) Automic
12 9 (1.78%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.78%) Nagios
13 8 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (1.58%) Kubernetes
14 7 (1.38%) Mesos
14 7 (1.38%) vRealize
14 7 (1.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 244 (48.22%) Microsoft
2 121 (23.91%) VMware
3 56 (11.07%) Citrix
4 52 (10.28%) Oracle
5 35 (6.92%) SolarWinds
6 33 (6.52%) Ivanti
6 33 (6.52%) McAfee
7 27 (5.34%) Cisco
8 25 (4.94%) HP
9 22 (4.35%) Lumension
10 21 (4.15%) Remedy
11 20 (3.95%) SAP
12 18 (3.56%) Shavlik
13 16 (3.16%) Apple
14 13 (2.57%) ServiceNow
15 12 (2.37%) NetApp
15 12 (2.37%) Red Hat
16 11 (2.17%) Symantec
17 9 (1.78%) Dell
18 7 (1.38%) Veritas