Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 78 97
Rank change year-on-year +16 +19 -23
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 658 463 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.91% 2.74% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.46% 7.74% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 278 263
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £317 £291 £293
90th Percentile £575 £550 £490
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 10
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £23.14 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.65% -44.90% +121.05%
10th Percentile £22.87 £15.64 £20.76
90th Percentile £50.50 £56.35 £48.88
England median hourly rate £41.53 £43.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -4.53% +41.46% +36.67%

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 6,954 5,980 5,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.28% 35.36% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,476 3,699 3,427
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 162 209
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £23.55 £16.66 £14.90
90th Percentile £52.13 £51.00 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +32 280 £428 +7.00% 44
Hampshire -18 171 £413 +3.13% 30
Berkshire +11 146 £450 +12.50% 25
Surrey +38 116 £475 +5.56% 23
Buckinghamshire +52 84 £400 +14.29% 8
West Sussex +35 58 £413 -4.35% 6
Oxfordshire +14 51 £450 +12.50% 11
East Sussex +1 12 £342 -
Kent +7 10 £345 -1.43% 12
Middlesex +9 1 £290 -36.96%
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 343 (52.13%) Windows
2 314 (47.72%) Microsoft
3 298 (45.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 270 (41.03%) Active Directory
5 172 (26.14%) Windows Server
6 169 (25.68%) Office 365
7 139 (21.12%) VMware
8 128 (19.45%) DevOps
9 126 (19.15%) Migration
10 122 (18.54%) SQL
11 118 (17.93%) Security Cleared
12 117 (17.78%) SharePoint
13 112 (17.02%) DNS
14 109 (16.57%) SCCM
15 98 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
16 94 (14.29%) Finance
16 94 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 92 (13.98%) Firewall
17 92 (13.98%) ITIL
18 87 (13.22%) Linux
19 83 (12.61%) SQL Server
19 83 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 80 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
21 78 (11.85%) Azure Active Directory
21 78 (11.85%) Visual Studio Team System
21 78 (11.85%) .NET
22 72 (10.94%) C#
22 72 (10.94%) Citrix
23 70 (10.64%) Docker
24 69 (10.49%) Windows 10

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
1 117 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 66 (10.03%) MS Exchange
3 65 (9.88%) Skype for Business
4 48 (7.29%) IIS
5 41 (6.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 36 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.74%) Tomcat
10 15 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.37%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.22%) Apache
13 7 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.06%) Confluence
13 7 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.91%) FileNet
15 5 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.61%) CMS
16 4 (0.61%) EPiServer
Applications
1 55 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.06%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 298 (45.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 169 (25.68%) Office 365
3 78 (11.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 65 (9.88%) IaaS
5 60 (9.12%) Amazon AWS
6 54 (8.21%) PaaS
7 34 (5.17%) SaaS
8 30 (4.56%) OneDrive
9 23 (3.50%) Serverless
10 19 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (2.58%) Yammer
12 16 (2.43%) Mimecast
13 15 (2.28%) Azure Functions
14 12 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
16 9 (1.37%) GitHub
17 8 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
18 7 (1.06%) Akamai
18 7 (1.06%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 112 (17.02%) DNS
2 92 (13.98%) Firewall
3 62 (9.42%) DHCP
4 49 (7.45%) Skype
5 42 (6.38%) SAN
6 35 (5.32%) VPN
7 24 (3.65%) Internet
8 23 (3.50%) TCP/IP
9 21 (3.19%) NetScaler
10 19 (2.89%) VLAN
11 17 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (2.58%) Network Security
12 15 (2.28%) SSL
12 15 (2.28%) WAN
13 14 (2.13%) LAN
14 13 (1.98%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
15 12 (1.82%) Kerberos
16 11 (1.67%) SMTP
17 10 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.84%) Power BI
3 29 (4.41%) Data Lake
4 27 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (3.50%) HDInsight
6 18 (2.74%) Cosmos DB
6 18 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.98%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.52%) Big Data
11 10 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.37%) MySQL
12 9 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (11.85%) Visual Studio Team System
2 43 (6.53%) Visual Studio
3 34 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.58%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.82%) JIRA
6 12 (1.82%) MSI
7 10 (1.52%) Selenium
7 10 (1.52%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.22%) JMeter
9 8 (1.22%) NUnit
9 8 (1.22%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.06%) MSTest
10 7 (1.06%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.91%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.61%) Toad
13 3 (0.46%) Artifactory
General
1 94 (14.29%) Finance
2 18 (2.74%) Publishing
3 16 (2.43%) Retail
4 10 (1.52%) Back Office
5 8 (1.22%) Banking
5 8 (1.22%) Online Betting
6 6 (0.91%) Advertising
7 5 (0.76%) Billing
7 5 (0.76%) Marketing
8 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.61%) Military
8 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Avionics
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (15.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 83 (12.61%) Developer
3 69 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 66 (10.03%) Analyst
5 51 (7.75%) Azure Engineer
6 46 (6.99%) Consultant
7 45 (6.84%) Architect
8 44 (6.69%) Administrator
9 38 (5.78%) Azure DevOps
9 38 (5.78%) Support Engineer
10 33 (5.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 28 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
12 27 (4.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 27 (4.10%) C# Developer
13 25 (3.80%) SharePoint Developer
13 25 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (3.65%) .NET Developer
15 20 (3.04%) Office 365 Administrator
16 19 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
16 19 (2.89%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.85%) .NET
2 44 (6.69%) HTML
2 44 (6.69%) JSON
3 38 (5.78%) jQuery
4 29 (4.41%) Web Services
5 24 (3.65%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.50%) .NET Framework
7 22 (3.34%) XML
8 20 (3.04%) .NET Core
9 17 (2.58%) SOAP
10 14 (2.13%) CSS
10 14 (2.13%) HTML5
10 14 (2.13%) React
11 13 (1.98%) LDAP
12 12 (1.82%) Node.js
12 12 (1.82%) REST
13 11 (1.67%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.60%) Clustering
2 40 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 40 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.86%) PKI
5 30 (4.56%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.58%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.43%) Fat Client
8 16 (2.43%) Thin Client
9 15 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.82%) Microsoft Licensing
11 10 (1.52%) Replication
12 8 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 5 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
16 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 343 (52.13%) Windows
2 172 (26.14%) Windows Server
3 87 (13.22%) Linux
4 80 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (10.49%) Windows 10
6 66 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (5.78%) Windows 7
8 30 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (3.34%) CentOS
11 7 (1.06%) Android
12 6 (0.91%) Unix
12 6 (0.91%) VMS
12 6 (0.91%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.91%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.76%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.61%) AIX
15 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (19.45%) DevOps
2 126 (19.15%) Migration
3 98 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 92 (13.98%) ITIL
6 58 (8.81%) Analytics
7 52 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (6.08%) Test Automation
11 35 (5.32%) Change Management
11 35 (5.32%) Computer Science
12 34 (5.17%) Patch Management
13 33 (5.02%) Scrum
14 32 (4.86%) Information Security
15 31 (4.71%) High Availability
16 29 (4.41%) Continuous Delivery
17 28 (4.26%) Data Migration
17 28 (4.26%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (18.54%) SQL
2 72 (10.94%) C#
3 61 (9.27%) Bash Shell
4 56 (8.51%) Python
5 46 (6.99%) JavaScript
6 34 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 32 (4.86%) Java
8 29 (4.41%) VBScript
9 20 (3.04%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.43%) Perl
11 15 (2.28%) VB
12 9 (1.37%) R
13 8 (1.22%) C
13 8 (1.22%) Ruby
13 8 (1.22%) VBA
14 5 (0.76%) Jython
14 5 (0.76%) PHP
14 5 (0.76%) Tcl
15 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 118 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 63 (9.57%) DV Cleared
3 62 (9.42%) SC Cleared
4 57 (8.66%) Degree
5 52 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (3.04%) MCSE
8 17 (2.58%) CCA
8 17 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
9 16 (2.43%) CEH
9 16 (2.43%) CISA
9 16 (2.43%) CISSP
9 16 (2.43%) CompTIA Security+
9 16 (2.43%) GIAC
10 14 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.67%) MCSA
11 11 (1.67%) MCTS
12 9 (1.37%) MCP
13 8 (1.22%) VCAP
14 7 (1.06%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.89%) QA
2 10 (1.52%) SLA
3 5 (0.76%) GDPR
4 3 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 270 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 83 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (10.64%) Docker
4 69 (10.49%) Hyper-V
5 50 (7.60%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (6.84%) XenDesktop
7 41 (6.23%) XenApp
8 36 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (3.50%) vSphere
11 21 (3.19%) XenServer
12 16 (2.43%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.91%) vCloud
14 4 (0.61%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.61%) Dovecot
14 4 (0.61%) Postfix
14 4 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.46%) UAG
15 3 (0.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 109 (16.57%) SCCM
2 52 (7.90%) Kubernetes
3 48 (7.29%) Puppet
4 43 (6.53%) Ansible
5 39 (5.93%) SCOM
6 37 (5.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 31 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 30 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (3.50%) Terraform
10 19 (2.89%) SCVMM
11 16 (2.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 16 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (2.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (1.82%) Packer
12 12 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (1.82%) vCenter Server
13 10 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 10 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 314 (47.72%) Microsoft
2 139 (21.12%) VMware
3 72 (10.94%) Citrix
4 35 (5.32%) Cisco
5 33 (5.02%) HP
6 32 (4.86%) Oracle
7 24 (3.65%) ServiceNow
8 23 (3.50%) Dell
9 22 (3.34%) McAfee
10 18 (2.74%) F5
10 18 (2.74%) Proofpoint
11 17 (2.58%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.58%) Remedy
12 16 (2.43%) IBM
13 15 (2.28%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.67%) Juniper
15 9 (1.37%) Symantec
16 8 (1.22%) EMC
16 8 (1.22%) SAP
16 8 (1.22%) Tableau