Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 49 75
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26 +40
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 186 601 531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.78% 4.04% 3.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.93% 10.98% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 397 326
Median daily rate £481 £460 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +11.52% +1.23%
10th Percentile £257 £316 £291
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Median hourly rate £63.50 £52.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.95% +90.91% +30.46%
10th Percentile £54.90 £34.50 £19.35
90th Percentile £77.90 £82.50 £56.25
England median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year +3.57% -15.72% -5.61%

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 1,559 5,473 6,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.67% 36.82% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 3,382 4,079
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £312
90th Percentile £601 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 163 196
Median hourly rate £45.91 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.35% +11.76% -2.30%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.50 £18.75
90th Percentile £60.50 £60.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £41.33
% change year-on-year -17.22% +8.88% +0.80%

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 10 August 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

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PowerShell in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 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 10 August 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 +8 84 £475 - 26
Hampshire +23 81 £500 +17.65% 19
Berkshire +3 55 £500 +2.56% 16
Buckinghamshire +28 28 £400 -13.04% 3
Surrey -7 10 £314 -33.95% 10
West Sussex +3 5 £370 -29.52% 6
East Sussex +36 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Middlesex +13 2 £388 -
Oxfordshire +19 1 £550 +22.22% 7
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 125 (67.20%) Windows
2 77 (41.40%) VMware
3 69 (37.10%) Active Directory
4 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
4 68 (36.56%) DevOps
5 66 (35.48%) Azure
5 66 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 62 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 54 (29.03%) Security Cleared
7 54 (29.03%) Linux
8 45 (24.19%) Migration
9 43 (23.12%) SQL
10 42 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (22.04%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (22.04%) Office 365
12 40 (21.51%) DNS
13 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2016
14 38 (20.43%) Infrastructure as Code
14 38 (20.43%) Python
14 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
14 38 (20.43%) Firewall
15 34 (18.28%) DHCP
15 34 (18.28%) Git (software)
16 31 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (16.13%) Analytics
18 29 (15.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 28 (15.05%) Hyper-V
19 28 (15.05%) vSphere
20 27 (14.52%) Ansible
20 27 (14.52%) 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 21 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.06%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.91%) IIS
4 7 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.15%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.54%) Apache
9 1 (0.54%) Confluence
9 1 (0.54%) Documentum
9 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.54%) OpenWhisk
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (35.48%) Azure
2 41 (22.04%) Office 365
3 20 (10.75%) IaaS
4 17 (9.14%) PaaS
5 16 (8.60%) GitHub
5 16 (8.60%) Power Platform
6 14 (7.53%) AWS
7 12 (6.45%) G Suite
8 6 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (2.15%) ShareGate
11 3 (1.61%) Azure Functions
11 3 (1.61%) Serverless
12 2 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (1.08%) Dropbox
12 2 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (1.08%) Logic Apps
12 2 (1.08%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.54%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.51%) DNS
2 38 (20.43%) Firewall
3 34 (18.28%) DHCP
4 18 (9.68%) SNMP
5 15 (8.06%) TCP/IP
5 15 (8.06%) VLAN
6 14 (7.53%) Reverse Proxy
7 13 (6.99%) Skype
7 13 (6.99%) WAN
8 9 (4.84%) PBX
8 9 (4.84%) SMTP
9 7 (3.76%) Kerberos
10 5 (2.69%) DMZ
11 4 (2.15%) SAN
12 3 (1.61%) BGP
12 3 (1.61%) VSAN
13 2 (1.08%) VPN
14 1 (0.54%) FTP
14 1 (0.54%) IPsec
14 1 (0.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.37%) Data Lake
3 17 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.99%) Power BI
5 11 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (5.91%) HDInsight
6 9 (4.84%) MySQL
6 9 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (4.30%) DB2
7 8 (4.30%) DB2 UDB
8 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.61%) PolyBase
10 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (18.28%) Git (software)
2 24 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 23 (12.37%) JIRA
4 19 (10.22%) Visual Studio
5 15 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (8.06%) GitLab
6 11 (5.91%) Ant
7 9 (4.84%) Selenium
8 8 (4.30%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (3.23%) Subversion
10 5 (2.69%) Vagrant
11 4 (2.15%) Hudson
11 4 (2.15%) JUnit
12 3 (1.61%) MSI
13 2 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 1 (0.54%) InstallShield
14 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
14 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Code
14 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (6.99%) Finance
2 10 (5.38%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.15%) Banking
4 3 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.61%) Marketing
4 3 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.08%) Electronics
5 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (17.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (13.44%) Architect
3 23 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) Analyst
4 15 (8.06%) Azure Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) Azure DevOps
6 13 (6.99%) Technical Leader
7 12 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Lead DevOps
8 10 (5.38%) Office 365 Architect
9 9 (4.84%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.30%) Administrator
10 8 (4.30%) Consultant
11 7 (3.76%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Developer
12 6 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.23%) Wintel Support
13 5 (2.69%) IT Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.29%) .NET
2 20 (10.75%) LDAP
3 13 (6.99%) HTML
4 12 (6.45%) SailPoint
4 12 (6.45%) SOAP
5 11 (5.91%) XML
6 10 (5.38%) REST
6 10 (5.38%) RESTful
6 10 (5.38%) Web Services
7 9 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (4.84%) gRPC
7 9 (4.84%) Middleware
7 9 (4.84%) Servlets
7 9 (4.84%) Swagger
8 8 (4.30%) JSP
9 5 (2.69%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.69%) CSS
10 4 (2.15%) Electron Framework
10 4 (2.15%) Node.js
10 4 (2.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.75%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.06%) PKI
3 14 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.53%) Clustering
4 13 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.84%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (4.30%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.15%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) iPhone
10 2 (1.08%) Replication
11 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 125 (67.20%) Windows
2 62 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 54 (29.03%) Linux
4 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (15.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (13.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (12.90%) Windows 10
8 18 (9.68%) Unix
8 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (9.14%) CentOS
10 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (3.76%) Windows 7
13 4 (2.15%) Solaris
14 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.54%) AIX
16 1 (0.54%) HPUX
16 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.56%) DevOps
2 45 (24.19%) Migration
3 42 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (22.04%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (20.43%) Infrastructure as Code
6 31 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (16.13%) Analytics
8 27 (14.52%) Configuration Management
9 25 (13.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (13.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 24 (12.90%) High Availability
11 20 (10.75%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (9.14%) ITIL
13 16 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (8.06%) Continuous Deployment
14 15 (8.06%) Data Management
14 15 (8.06%) Test Automation
15 13 (6.99%) Capacity Management
15 13 (6.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.12%) SQL
2 38 (20.43%) Python
3 23 (12.37%) Bash Shell
4 21 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.22%) C#
5 19 (10.22%) Java
6 15 (8.06%) Perl
7 13 (6.99%) C
8 9 (4.84%) Bourne shell
8 9 (4.84%) Go
9 8 (4.30%) BeanShell
9 8 (4.30%) Korn
10 6 (3.23%) C++
10 6 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.23%) VBScript
11 5 (2.69%) PHP
12 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.61%) VB
13 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.22%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.76%) Degree
6 5 (2.69%) MCSA
7 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.54%) MCITP
9 1 (0.54%) MCSE
9 1 (0.54%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) GDPR
2 2 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 69 (37.10%) Active Directory
2 66 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (15.05%) Hyper-V
3 28 (15.05%) vSphere
4 18 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (9.14%) Docker
6 9 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.30%) RACF
8 4 (2.15%) Firmware
8 4 (2.15%) UAG
8 4 (2.15%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.61%) KVM
9 3 (1.61%) vCloud
9 3 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.08%) NFS
10 2 (1.08%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.54%) NDS
Systems Management
1 27 (14.52%) Ansible
2 23 (12.37%) Terraform
3 21 (11.29%) SCCM
4 18 (9.68%) Puppet
5 17 (9.14%) Kubernetes
6 16 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (8.06%) Packer
8 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (6.45%) ZABBIX
10 11 (5.91%) Grafana
11 10 (5.38%) SCOM
12 9 (4.84%) Prometheus
12 9 (4.84%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (4.84%) vRealize
13 8 (4.30%) vCenter Server
14 5 (2.69%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (2.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 4 (2.15%) PowerCLI
16 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 77 (41.40%) VMware
2 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.06%) Atlassian
3 15 (8.06%) Oracle
4 14 (7.53%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.99%) Splunk
6 12 (6.45%) Dell
6 12 (6.45%) Informatica
6 12 (6.45%) IronPort
6 12 (6.45%) Proofpoint
7 11 (5.91%) McAfee
8 10 (5.38%) Citrix
9 9 (4.84%) EMC
9 9 (4.84%) Sonus
10 7 (3.76%) Cisco
11 6 (3.23%) HP
12 5 (2.69%) CyberArk
12 5 (2.69%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.69%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.15%) ForgeRock