Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 86 80
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 565 431 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.44% 2.67% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.53% 7.57% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 273 325
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -1.30%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £293
90th Percentile £553 £525 £500
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 7
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £22.82 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.21% -49.29% +100.00%
10th Percentile £21.88 £15.38 £28.20
90th Percentile £56.25 £39.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £41.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.92% +43.97% +16.00%

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 6,620 5,697 6,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.25% 35.29% 35.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,210 3,538 3,719
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 173 222
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.40 £17.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +17 221 £400 - 35
Hampshire -4 176 £420 +10.53% 21
Surrey +5 99 £450 - 30
Berkshire -18 91 £400 -3.03% 23
Buckinghamshire +37 75 £400 +1.59% 4
Oxfordshire +17 55 £390 -0.95% 8
West Sussex +37 42 £413 -8.33% 4
Kent +21 19 £338 -3.57% 15
Middlesex +4 1 £290 -36.96% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 287 (50.80%) Windows
2 260 (46.02%) Microsoft
3 250 (44.25%) Active Directory
4 232 (41.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 158 (27.96%) Windows Server
6 156 (27.61%) Office 365
7 132 (23.36%) Security Cleared
8 129 (22.83%) VMware
9 126 (22.30%) SharePoint
10 108 (19.12%) Migration
11 92 (16.28%) DNS
11 92 (16.28%) DevOps
12 90 (15.93%) SCCM
13 89 (15.75%) SC Cleared
14 88 (15.58%) Linux
15 86 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 84 (14.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 83 (14.69%) SQL
18 82 (14.51%) SQL Server
19 80 (14.16%) ITIL
19 80 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
20 78 (13.81%) Firewall
21 71 (12.57%) Finance
21 71 (12.57%) C#
21 71 (12.57%) Citrix
22 66 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
22 66 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
23 64 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
24 63 (11.15%) MS Exchange
25 62 (10.97%) 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
1 126 (22.30%) SharePoint
2 63 (11.15%) MS Exchange
3 60 (10.62%) IIS
4 58 (10.27%) Skype for Business
5 56 (9.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (4.07%) Tomcat
8 22 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.30%) JBoss
11 12 (2.12%) Apache
12 11 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (1.42%) OpenStack
14 8 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (1.42%) WildFly
15 7 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (1.06%) Apache Spark
17 5 (0.88%) Confluence
17 5 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 40 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 232 (41.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (27.61%) Office 365
3 66 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (9.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (5.66%) OneDrive
6 30 (5.31%) IaaS
7 29 (5.13%) Serverless
8 28 (4.96%) PaaS
9 25 (4.42%) SaaS
10 23 (4.07%) Azure Functions
11 21 (3.72%) Yammer
12 17 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (2.65%) Mimecast
14 13 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
16 11 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (1.77%) GitHub
18 7 (1.24%) Akamai
19 4 (0.71%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 92 (16.28%) DNS
2 78 (13.81%) Firewall
3 56 (9.91%) DHCP
4 38 (6.73%) Skype
5 25 (4.42%) SAN
6 21 (3.72%) Network Security
7 18 (3.19%) Internet
7 18 (3.19%) NetScaler
7 18 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
7 18 (3.19%) VPN
8 17 (3.01%) TCP/IP
9 14 (2.48%) VLAN
10 13 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (2.30%) LAN
11 12 (2.12%) WAN
12 9 (1.59%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.59%) SNMP
13 8 (1.42%) Kerberos
14 7 (1.24%) NAS
14 7 (1.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.07%) Big Data
2 23 (4.07%) Power BI
3 21 (3.72%) Cosmos DB
4 17 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.48%) Data Lake
7 13 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.30%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.59%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.59%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.42%) HDInsight
11 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (7.96%) Visual Studio Team System
2 40 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (6.55%) Visual Studio
4 24 (4.25%) Jenkins
5 21 (3.72%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.12%) MSI
7 10 (1.77%) JIRA
7 10 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.88%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.88%) NUnit
9 5 (0.88%) Selenium
10 4 (0.71%) JMeter
10 4 (0.71%) Toad
11 3 (0.53%) Ant
11 3 (0.53%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.53%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 71 (12.57%) Finance
2 20 (3.54%) Publishing
3 9 (1.59%) Back Office
3 9 (1.59%) Retail
4 8 (1.42%) Banking
5 7 (1.24%) Online Betting
6 6 (1.06%) Marketing
7 5 (0.88%) Advertising
7 5 (0.88%) Law
8 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.53%) Billing
9 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.53%) Legal
10 2 (0.35%) French Language
10 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Avionics
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 75 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (12.39%) Developer
3 69 (12.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 60 (10.62%) Analyst
5 47 (8.32%) Consultant
6 36 (6.37%) Administrator
6 36 (6.37%) Architect
7 33 (5.84%) SharePoint Developer
7 33 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 31 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
9 26 (4.60%) Azure Engineer
10 24 (4.25%) C# Developer
10 24 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (4.07%) Office 365 Engineer
12 20 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 19 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (3.01%) Office 365 Administrator
15 16 (2.83%) .NET Developer
15 16 (2.83%) Azure Architect
15 16 (2.83%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.80%) .NET
2 36 (6.37%) Web Services
3 33 (5.84%) HTML
3 33 (5.84%) jQuery
4 31 (5.49%) JSON
5 16 (2.83%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.65%) LDAP
6 15 (2.65%) REST
7 14 (2.48%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.48%) CSS
8 12 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (2.12%) Middleware
8 12 (2.12%) XML
9 10 (1.77%) SAML
10 8 (1.42%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (1.24%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.24%) HTML5
11 7 (1.24%) SOAP
12 6 (1.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.90%) Clustering
2 35 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 32 (5.66%) Computer Science
5 29 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 28 (4.96%) PKI
7 24 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (2.83%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.95%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.95%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Licensing
13 5 (0.88%) Replication
14 4 (0.71%) User Experience
14 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 287 (50.80%) Windows
2 158 (27.96%) Windows Server
3 88 (15.58%) Linux
4 84 (14.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 33 (5.84%) Windows 7
8 32 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (3.01%) Unix
10 13 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.77%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.77%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.24%) CentOS
13 6 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.71%) Android
16 3 (0.53%) VMS
16 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (19.12%) Migration
2 92 (16.28%) DevOps
3 86 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 80 (14.16%) ITIL
5 66 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (6.37%) Change Management
8 35 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (6.02%) High Availability
10 29 (5.13%) Analytics
11 28 (4.96%) Data Migration
11 28 (4.96%) Information Security
12 27 (4.78%) Application Packaging
12 27 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (4.78%) Identity Management
12 27 (4.78%) Runbook
13 23 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (4.07%) Server Building
14 21 (3.72%) Patch Management
15 20 (3.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.69%) SQL
2 71 (12.57%) C#
3 57 (10.09%) Bash Shell
4 51 (9.03%) Python
5 43 (7.61%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.19%) Java
7 26 (4.60%) VBScript
8 23 (4.07%) Perl
9 22 (3.89%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.65%) Ruby
11 14 (2.48%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.95%) C
13 10 (1.77%) VB
14 7 (1.24%) VBA
15 6 (1.06%) Groovy
16 3 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.35%) R
17 2 (0.35%) Scala
18 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
18 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 132 (23.36%) Security Cleared
2 89 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 55 (9.73%) Degree
4 53 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 44 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (3.01%) MCSE
8 16 (2.83%) CCA
8 16 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (2.30%) CEH
9 13 (2.30%) CISA
9 13 (2.30%) CISSP
9 13 (2.30%) CompTIA Security+
9 13 (2.30%) GIAC
10 10 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.59%) MCP
12 7 (1.24%) MCSA
13 5 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.88%) MCTS
13 5 (0.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.65%) GDPR
1 15 (2.65%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) SLA
3 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 250 (44.25%) Active Directory
2 80 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 43 (7.61%) Docker
5 40 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (5.66%) XenDesktop
7 29 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (4.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (4.42%) XenApp
10 20 (3.54%) vSphere
11 19 (3.36%) XenServer
12 15 (2.65%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.88%) vCloud
15 4 (0.71%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.71%) Dovecot
15 4 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.71%) Postfix
16 3 (0.53%) UAG
16 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 90 (15.93%) SCCM
2 39 (6.90%) Puppet
3 34 (6.02%) Ansible
4 33 (5.84%) SCOM
5 32 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (4.96%) Kubernetes
7 25 (4.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 23 (4.07%) Terraform
9 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (3.19%) SCVMM
11 14 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (2.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (2.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 11 (1.95%) vCenter Server
14 10 (1.77%) Nagios
15 9 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 7 (1.24%) AirWatch
16 7 (1.24%) Mesos
16 7 (1.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 260 (46.02%) Microsoft
2 129 (22.83%) VMware
3 71 (12.57%) Citrix
4 34 (6.02%) Cisco
5 30 (5.31%) Oracle
6 29 (5.13%) HP
7 20 (3.54%) Red Hat
8 19 (3.36%) McAfee
9 17 (3.01%) SolarWinds
10 16 (2.83%) Dell
11 15 (2.65%) F5
11 15 (2.65%) Proofpoint
12 14 (2.48%) Remedy
13 12 (2.12%) Juniper
13 12 (2.12%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.95%) Symantec
14 11 (1.95%) Veritas
15 10 (1.77%) SAP
16 9 (1.59%) EMC
16 9 (1.59%) Lumension