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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
England / South East
Rank 104 82 87
Rank change year-on-year -22 +5  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 152 226 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.96% 2.47% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.87% 7.34% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 143 103
Median daily rate £363 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.17% +19.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -12.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.06% +172.22%  

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 2588 3079 3269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.40% 33.65% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 2032 1877
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 120 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £18.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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
Hampshire -24 50 £328 -21.55% 5
Berkshire +10 38 £450 +12.50% 9
Surrey +13 29 £375 -11.76% 12
Buckinghamshire -12 18 £350 -12.50% 5
Oxfordshire -3 6 £245 -25.75% 7
Middlesex +4 5 £350 - 1
West Sussex +1 5 £333 +18.75%
Kent 0 1 £400 -11.11% 1
PowerShell
England

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 228 (69.30%) Windows
2 154 (46.81%) Active Directory
3 144 (43.77%) Windows Server
4 139 (42.25%) Microsoft
5 133 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (38.60%) VMware
7 117 (35.56%) Security Cleared
8 92 (27.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 75 (22.80%) SC Cleared
10 75 (22.80%) SQL
11 70 (21.28%) SQL Server
12 61 (18.54%) MS Exchange
13 60 (18.24%) VBScript
14 58 (17.63%) ITIL
14 58 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
15 57 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 55 (16.72%) vSphere
17 54 (16.41%) Windows 7
17 54 (16.41%) Citrix
18 52 (15.81%) Linux
19 50 (15.20%) Puppet
19 50 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
20 49 (14.89%) Office 365
21 48 (14.59%) Skype for Business
21 48 (14.59%) Exchange Server 2010
21 48 (14.59%) DNS
21 48 (14.59%) Microsoft Certification
22 47 (14.29%) SCCM
23 46 (13.98%) Python

PowerShell
Top Related 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 61 (18.54%) MS Exchange
2 48 (14.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 48 (14.59%) Skype for Business
3 29 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (5.17%) IIS
7 15 (4.56%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.04%) Drupal
9 9 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.43%) CMS
10 8 (2.43%) NServiceBus
10 8 (2.43%) WordPress
11 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.91%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 57 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (14.89%) Office 365
4 10 (3.04%) IaaS
5 9 (2.74%) SaaS
6 8 (2.43%) AWS CloudTrail
6 8 (2.43%) PaaS
7 7 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (1.52%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.61%) GitHub
11 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.59%) DNS
2 40 (12.16%) Firewall
3 29 (8.81%) Skype
4 25 (7.60%) DHCP
5 22 (6.69%) TCP/IP
6 21 (6.38%) SAN
7 18 (5.47%) LAN
8 17 (5.17%) SMTP
9 16 (4.86%) WAN
10 15 (4.56%) NetScaler
11 14 (4.26%) VoIP
12 10 (3.04%) VPN
13 8 (2.43%) HTTP
14 7 (2.13%) SNMP
14 7 (2.13%) SSL
15 6 (1.82%) FTP
16 5 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
16 5 (1.52%) VLAN
16 5 (1.52%) VSAN
17 4 (1.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.65%) MySQL
4 11 (3.34%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (3.04%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (3.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 10 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.22%) MS Access
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.30%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.30%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.26%) MSI
5 13 (3.95%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.65%) Selenium
7 11 (3.34%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (3.34%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.43%) JSUnit
8 8 (2.43%) MSTest
8 8 (2.43%) NUnit
8 8 (2.43%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.13%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.13%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.82%) GoCD
10 6 (1.82%) JIRA
10 6 (1.82%) Subversion
11 4 (1.22%) AdminStudio
11 4 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (6.99%) Finance
2 14 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.04%) Retail
4 5 (1.52%) Electronics
4 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.52%) Marketing
5 3 (0.91%) Advertising
5 3 (0.91%) Military
5 3 (0.91%) Publishing
6 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 44 (13.37%) Wintel Engineer
2 40 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (8.51%) Consultant
4 25 (7.60%) Developer
5 21 (6.38%) Analyst
5 21 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 21 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
6 20 (6.08%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (5.78%) Server Engineer
8 17 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.86%) Microsoft Consultant
10 14 (4.26%) Office 365 Consultant
10 14 (4.26%) Windows Specialist
11 13 (3.95%) Architect
11 13 (3.95%) Exchange Consultant
11 13 (3.95%) Security Engineer
11 13 (3.95%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.65%) Designer
12 12 (3.65%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.64%) XML
2 31 (9.42%) .NET
3 30 (9.12%) Web Services
4 25 (7.60%) HTML
5 24 (7.29%) CSS
6 19 (5.78%) REST
7 13 (3.95%) .NET Framework
7 13 (3.95%) jQuery
8 12 (3.65%) SOAP
9 11 (3.34%) WCF
10 10 (3.04%) Ajax
11 8 (2.43%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.43%) JSON
11 8 (2.43%) LESS
11 8 (2.43%) RESTful
11 8 (2.43%) YAML
12 7 (2.13%) Entity Framework
12 7 (2.13%) HTML5
12 7 (2.13%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.47%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.65%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.34%) PKI
5 9 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.74%) Replication
5 9 (2.74%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.43%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.13%) Clustering
7 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.52%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.22%) BYOD
9 4 (1.22%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (0.91%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 228 (69.30%) Windows
2 144 (43.77%) Windows Server
3 133 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (27.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (16.41%) Windows 7
6 52 (15.81%) Linux
7 45 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (6.08%) Windows 10
9 15 (4.56%) Unix
10 9 (2.74%) Android
11 7 (2.13%) CentOS
11 7 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.52%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.52%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.61%) SUSE
15 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
1 58 (17.63%) ITIL
2 39 (11.85%) DevOps
3 38 (11.55%) Migration
4 31 (9.42%) Change Management
5 26 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
7 20 (6.08%) Scrum
8 18 (5.47%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.17%) Configuration Management
9 17 (5.17%) Service Management
9 17 (5.17%) TDD
10 16 (4.86%) Incident Management
11 15 (4.56%) Service Design
12 13 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (3.95%) Software Deployment
12 13 (3.95%) TOGAF
13 12 (3.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (3.65%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.80%) SQL
2 60 (18.24%) VBScript
3 46 (13.98%) Python
4 40 (12.16%) C#
5 30 (9.12%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.29%) Bash Shell
6 24 (7.29%) Perl
7 22 (6.69%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.86%) VB
9 14 (4.26%) Java
10 13 (3.95%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.34%) PL/SQL
11 11 (3.34%) Ruby
12 7 (2.13%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.82%) C
14 3 (0.91%) C++
15 2 (0.61%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.61%) PHP
15 2 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 75 (22.80%) SC Cleared
3 48 (14.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (7.60%) MCSA
5 23 (6.99%) DV Cleared
6 19 (5.78%) MCITP
7 17 (5.17%) MCSE
8 12 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (3.34%) Degree
10 9 (2.74%) CCNA
10 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (2.13%) CCNP
12 5 (1.52%) CEH
13 4 (1.22%) AWS Certification
13 4 (1.22%) MCTS
13 4 (1.22%) RHCT
13 4 (1.22%) VCDX
14 3 (0.91%) MCP
15 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.04%) SLA
2 8 (2.43%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 154 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 83 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (16.72%) vSphere
4 44 (13.37%) Hyper-V
5 42 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (7.90%) XenDesktop
7 25 (7.60%) XenServer
8 18 (5.47%) VMware ESX
9 15 (4.56%) XenApp
10 11 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (3.04%) Docker
12 8 (2.43%) Firmware
13 6 (1.82%) vCloud
13 6 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (1.52%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.52%) UAG
14 5 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (15.20%) Puppet
2 47 (14.29%) SCCM
3 39 (11.85%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (10.03%) Ansible
5 19 (5.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (3.65%) AirWatch
6 12 (3.65%) WSUS
7 11 (3.34%) vRealize
8 9 (2.74%) NetBackup
8 9 (2.74%) SCOM
9 6 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.22%) AppDNA
10 4 (1.22%) EdgeSight
10 4 (1.22%) Netcool
10 4 (1.22%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.91%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.91%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.91%) vMotion
Vendors
1 139 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 127 (38.60%) VMware
3 54 (16.41%) Citrix
4 36 (10.94%) Cisco
5 34 (10.33%) HP
6 25 (7.60%) Oracle
7 21 (6.38%) NetApp
8 11 (3.34%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.43%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.43%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.13%) Bluefish Communications
10 7 (2.13%) Forcepoint
10 7 (2.13%) Symantec
11 6 (1.82%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.82%) F5
12 5 (1.52%) Lumension
12 5 (1.52%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.52%) Nimsoft
12 5 (1.52%) SAP
13 4 (1.22%) Remedy
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
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Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago