Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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.

Windows PowerShell
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 82 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +38
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 454 428 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.72% 2.56% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.72% 7.23% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 314 349
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% -3.49%
10th Percentile £285 £290 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 21
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £43.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.80% +128.95% -59.36%
10th Percentile £15.51 £20.27 £14.95
90th Percentile £57.57 £51.38 £26.60
England median hourly rate £44.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +54.39% +26.67% -16.67%

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 5878 5919 6769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.20% 35.36% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3663 3624 4208
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 220 248
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.42 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

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 November 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 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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +47 211 £394 -1.56% 20
Hampshire +24 174 £395 +15.08% 7
Berkshire +42 116 £400 -11.11% 7
Surrey -60 58 £450 +12.50% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 47 £350 -15.66% 4
Oxfordshire +19 46 £394 -1.56% 9
Middlesex +8 5 £460 -8.00%
West Sussex -15 3 £431 +79.69% 1
Kent -19 3 £350 -22.65% 3
East Sussex 0 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 281 (61.89%) Windows
2 222 (48.90%) Microsoft
3 198 (43.61%) Active Directory
4 172 (37.89%) VMware
5 141 (31.06%) Windows Server
6 115 (25.33%) Office 365
7 113 (24.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 108 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 103 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 97 (21.37%) Security Cleared
11 95 (20.93%) SQL Server
12 89 (19.60%) SQL
13 86 (18.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 80 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
15 73 (16.08%) VMware ESXi
16 72 (15.86%) SCCM
16 72 (15.86%) Firewall
17 71 (15.64%) DevOps
18 68 (14.98%) Citrix
18 68 (14.98%) Hyper-V
19 64 (14.10%) DNS
20 62 (13.66%) Skype for Business
21 61 (13.44%) Migration
22 54 (11.89%) Python
22 54 (11.89%) SC Cleared
22 54 (11.89%) Windows 10
23 53 (11.67%) ITIL
24 52 (11.45%) Linux
25 50 (11.01%) MS Exchange
25 50 (11.01%) IaaS

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 62 (13.66%) Skype for Business
2 50 (11.01%) MS Exchange
3 43 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 35 (7.71%) IIS
5 27 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (4.85%) Confluence
7 14 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (2.86%) JBoss
9 10 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (2.20%) WildFly
10 9 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.54%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.10%) Apache
12 5 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.88%) Documentum
13 4 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.88%) nginx
14 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 115 (25.33%) Office 365
2 113 (24.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (11.01%) IaaS
4 49 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (10.79%) PaaS
5 17 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.74%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.10%) SaaS
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.66%) HP Helion
8 3 (0.66%) Serverless
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.44%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.44%) GitHub
9 2 (0.44%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 72 (15.86%) Firewall
2 64 (14.10%) DNS
3 48 (10.57%) DHCP
4 44 (9.69%) LDAP
5 37 (8.15%) NetScaler
6 29 (6.39%) Kerberos
7 20 (4.41%) SAN
7 20 (4.41%) TCP/IP
8 18 (3.96%) LAN
9 15 (3.30%) Skype
9 15 (3.30%) WAN
10 14 (3.08%) Network Security
11 12 (2.64%) VPN
12 10 (2.20%) NAS
13 8 (1.76%) SSH
14 7 (1.54%) Internet
14 7 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.54%) SMTP
15 6 (1.32%) VoIP
16 5 (1.10%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.10%) GIS
7 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.66%) Big Data
8 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.66%) MySQL
8 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.44%) Power BI
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (6.83%) Jenkins
2 31 (6.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 28 (6.17%) MSI
4 26 (5.73%) JIRA
5 25 (5.51%) Ant
5 25 (5.51%) Git (software)
5 25 (5.51%) MSBuild
6 22 (4.85%) TeamCity
7 19 (4.19%) Gradle
8 18 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (3.52%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.42%) Moq
10 11 (2.42%) Selenium
11 9 (1.98%) AdminStudio
12 8 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.54%) Maven
13 7 (1.54%) NSubstitute
13 7 (1.54%) NUnit
13 7 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 34 (7.49%) Finance
2 17 (3.74%) Banking
3 14 (3.08%) Publishing
4 10 (2.20%) Retail
5 3 (0.66%) Advertising
5 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.44%) Legal
6 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) French Language
7 1 (0.22%) Law
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 49 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (10.35%) Consultant
3 45 (9.91%) Analyst
4 35 (7.71%) Architect
5 34 (7.49%) Azure Engineer
5 34 (7.49%) Developer
6 33 (7.27%) Administrator
7 31 (6.83%) Designer
7 31 (6.83%) Windows Engineer
8 30 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 28 (6.17%) Solutions Designer
10 18 (3.96%) Microsoft Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.30%) PowerShell Engineer
13 14 (3.08%) Automation Developer
13 14 (3.08%) SCCM Engineer
13 14 (3.08%) Windows Administrator
13 14 (3.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 13 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.47%) .NET
2 40 (8.81%) Web Services
3 24 (5.29%) JSON
4 18 (3.96%) XML
5 13 (2.86%) REST
6 10 (2.20%) HTML
6 10 (2.20%) Middleware
7 9 (1.98%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.76%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.76%) SOAP
9 7 (1.54%) WCF
10 6 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.10%) Ajax
11 5 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.10%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.10%) HTML5
11 5 (1.10%) React
12 4 (0.88%) OpenID
12 4 (0.88%) RESTful
12 4 (0.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.63%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.52%) Replication
4 15 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.64%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.64%) Clustering
7 7 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.32%) User Experience
9 5 (1.10%) Fintech
9 5 (1.10%) Minimum Viable Product
9 5 (1.10%) NHS
10 4 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.88%) PKI
10 4 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.66%) CESG
11 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 281 (61.89%) Windows
2 141 (31.06%) Windows Server
3 108 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (18.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (11.89%) Windows 10
6 52 (11.45%) Linux
7 34 (7.49%) Windows 7
8 28 (6.17%) Unix
9 20 (4.41%) Windows Vista
10 16 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.54%) CentOS
13 6 (1.32%) AIX
13 6 (1.32%) Solaris
14 5 (1.10%) Android
15 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.66%) Debian
15 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (15.64%) DevOps
3 61 (13.44%) Migration
4 53 (11.67%) ITIL
5 46 (10.13%) Configuration Management
6 35 (7.71%) TOGAF
7 28 (6.17%) Change Management
8 26 (5.73%) Test Automation
9 23 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (4.85%) Release Management
11 21 (4.63%) Service Management
12 18 (3.96%) Application Packaging
12 18 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (3.52%) Mentoring
13 16 (3.52%) Task Automation
14 14 (3.08%) Virtual Environments
15 13 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (2.86%) Service Design
16 12 (2.64%) Validation
17 10 (2.20%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 89 (19.60%) SQL
2 54 (11.89%) Python
3 40 (8.81%) Java
4 38 (8.37%) VBScript
5 37 (8.15%) C#
6 31 (6.83%) Bash Shell
7 20 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.52%) Perl
9 14 (3.08%) VB
10 12 (2.64%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.54%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.32%) Ruby
13 4 (0.88%) ES6
13 4 (0.88%) F#
13 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.66%) PHP
14 3 (0.66%) VBA
15 1 (0.22%) C
15 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 97 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 42 (9.25%) DV Cleared
4 32 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (5.95%) Degree
6 18 (3.96%) MCSE
7 9 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.54%) MCP
10 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.10%) CISSP
10 5 (1.10%) GCIA
10 5 (1.10%) GSEC
10 5 (1.10%) MCITP
10 5 (1.10%) MCSA
11 4 (0.88%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.88%) CCNA
11 4 (0.88%) CCNP
11 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.74%) QA
2 11 (2.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) COBIT
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 198 (43.61%) Active Directory
2 103 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (16.08%) VMware ESXi
4 68 (14.98%) Hyper-V
5 45 (9.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (9.47%) XenDesktop
7 35 (7.71%) XenServer
8 30 (6.61%) vSphere
9 16 (3.52%) XenApp
10 15 (3.30%) Docker
11 8 (1.76%) VMware NSX
12 7 (1.54%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.88%) vCloud
14 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.44%) Gluster
15 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 72 (15.86%) SCCM
2 48 (10.57%) Ansible
3 47 (10.35%) SCOM
4 41 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (8.37%) Puppet
6 21 (4.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (3.74%) WSUS
8 16 (3.52%) Salt
9 14 (3.08%) NetBackup
9 14 (3.08%) vCenter Server
10 13 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (2.42%) vRealize
12 10 (2.20%) PowerCLI
13 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (1.10%) AirWatch
15 5 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
15 5 (1.10%) Terraform
16 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 222 (48.90%) Microsoft
2 172 (37.89%) VMware
3 68 (14.98%) Citrix
4 48 (10.57%) Oracle
5 42 (9.25%) McAfee
6 41 (9.03%) HP
7 33 (7.27%) Cisco
8 27 (5.95%) Lumension
9 20 (4.41%) Symantec
10 18 (3.96%) SAP
11 14 (3.08%) ServiceNow
12 13 (2.86%) CyberArk
13 11 (2.42%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.20%) NetApp
15 9 (1.98%) Veritas
16 7 (1.54%) Altiris
16 7 (1.54%) Veeam
17 6 (1.32%) 3PAR
17 6 (1.32%) AppDynamics
17 6 (1.32%) Lotus