Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 79 110
Rank change year-on-year +30 +31 -23
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 673 481 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.32% 2.87% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.18% 7.68% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 240 200
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £339 £300 £300
90th Percentile £580 £575 £488
England median daily rate £463 £431 £400
% change year-on-year +7.25% +7.81% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
South East median hourly rate £48.50 £25.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.08% -38.41% +121.62%
10th Percentile £22.59 £17.27 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.30 £60.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +70.83%

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 6,020 6,262 5,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.64% 37.34% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,843 3,810 3,131
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £281
90th Percentile £588 £566 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 157 185
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £21.09 £18.75 £16.70
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £57.79
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +34 285 £475 +21.02% 22
Berkshire +23 193 £513 +28.13% 11
Hampshire -6 170 £425 -4.49% 8
Surrey +62 111 £488 - 9
Oxfordshire +37 48 £475 +23.38% 4
West Sussex +31 46 £413 -18.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +26 45 £400 +5.26% 7
Kent +20 41 £450 +38.46% 4
East Sussex +1 15 £356 +14.00%
Middlesex +11 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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.

1 370 (54.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 354 (52.60%) Microsoft
3 324 (48.14%) Windows
4 244 (36.26%) Active Directory
5 199 (29.57%) DevOps
6 166 (24.67%) SQL
7 152 (22.59%) Office 365
8 150 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
9 131 (19.47%) Windows Server
10 130 (19.32%) PaaS
11 125 (18.57%) IaaS
12 124 (18.42%) SCCM
12 124 (18.42%) DNS
13 110 (16.34%) Migration
14 109 (16.20%) VMware
15 100 (14.86%) Visual Studio Team System
16 95 (14.12%) Azure Active Directory
17 93 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 90 (13.37%) Security Cleared
19 86 (12.78%) .NET
20 85 (12.63%) Windows 10
21 84 (12.48%) Analytics
22 78 (11.59%) SharePoint
23 76 (11.29%) SQL Server
24 74 (11.00%) ITIL
25 73 (10.85%) Linux
26 72 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
26 72 (10.70%) Finance
27 71 (10.55%) Docker
28 70 (10.40%) Continuous Integration

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 78 (11.59%) SharePoint
2 61 (9.06%) Skype for Business
3 36 (5.35%) MS Exchange
4 32 (4.75%) IIS
5 25 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (2.82%) Apache
8 18 (2.67%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.63%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.49%) FileNet
12 9 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.19%) Confluence
13 8 (1.19%) nginx
14 7 (1.04%) lighttpd
14 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 61 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.49%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 370 (54.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (22.59%) Office 365
3 130 (19.32%) PaaS
4 125 (18.57%) IaaS
5 95 (14.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 56 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
7 35 (5.20%) SaaS
8 25 (3.71%) Serverless
9 16 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
11 13 (1.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 13 (1.93%) Azure Functions
12 11 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (1.34%) Apigee
13 9 (1.34%) OneDrive
13 9 (1.34%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.19%) Yammer
15 7 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 124 (18.42%) DNS
2 67 (9.96%) Firewall
3 55 (8.17%) DHCP
4 51 (7.58%) Skype
5 41 (6.09%) VPN
6 39 (5.79%) SAN
7 33 (4.90%) NetScaler
8 29 (4.31%) TCP/IP
9 25 (3.71%) Internet
10 21 (3.12%) Reverse Proxy
11 20 (2.97%) VLAN
12 18 (2.67%) NAS
12 18 (2.67%) SSL
13 15 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
13 15 (2.23%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.93%) SMTP
14 13 (1.93%) WAN
15 9 (1.34%) Network Security
16 8 (1.19%) LAN
17 7 (1.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.81%) Power BI
3 58 (8.62%) Data Lake
4 52 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (6.54%) HDInsight
6 19 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.93%) MySQL
8 13 (1.93%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.04%) Big Data
13 7 (1.04%) DB2
13 7 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (14.86%) Visual Studio Team System
2 64 (9.51%) Visual Studio
3 40 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (5.20%) Git (software)
5 26 (3.86%) Jenkins
6 24 (3.57%) JIRA
7 10 (1.49%) Selenium
8 9 (1.34%) NUnit
8 9 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.19%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.19%) Subversion
9 8 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.19%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.74%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.59%) Bower
11 4 (0.59%) Chocolatey
11 4 (0.59%) JMeter
11 4 (0.59%) MSTest
11 4 (0.59%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.45%) SonarQube
General
1 72 (10.70%) Finance
2 20 (2.97%) Retail
3 17 (2.53%) Publishing
4 11 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.49%) Law
6 9 (1.34%) Billing
7 8 (1.19%) Banking
8 7 (1.04%) Back Office
8 7 (1.04%) Legal
8 7 (1.04%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.45%) Advertising
9 3 (0.45%) Marketing
10 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 130 (19.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 94 (13.97%) Developer
3 93 (13.82%) Azure Engineer
4 71 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 70 (10.40%) Azure DevOps
6 58 (8.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 46 (6.84%) Architect
8 44 (6.54%) Consultant
9 40 (5.94%) Windows Engineer
10 35 (5.20%) Analyst
11 34 (5.05%) .NET Developer
11 34 (5.05%) Cloud Engineer
12 31 (4.61%) Support Engineer
13 24 (3.57%) Administrator
13 24 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
14 23 (3.42%) Active Directory Engineer
14 23 (3.42%) C# Developer
14 23 (3.42%) PowerShell Engineer
15 22 (3.27%) Technical Engineer
16 18 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.78%) .NET
2 61 (9.06%) JSON
3 57 (8.47%) Web Services
4 51 (7.58%) HTML
5 38 (5.65%) jQuery
6 31 (4.61%) XML
7 28 (4.16%) .NET Framework
7 28 (4.16%) SOAP
8 26 (3.86%) ASP.NET
9 25 (3.71%) RESTful
10 23 (3.42%) .NET Core
11 20 (2.97%) CSS
12 17 (2.53%) HTML5
12 17 (2.53%) Node.js
13 16 (2.38%) Entity Framework
14 15 (2.23%) React
14 15 (2.23%) REST
15 14 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (1.93%) LDAP
17 12 (1.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.65%) Clustering
2 31 (4.61%) Public Cloud
3 30 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.01%) PKI
6 20 (2.97%) Replication
7 18 (2.67%) Fat Client
7 18 (2.67%) Thin Client
8 16 (2.38%) Microsoft Licensing
9 14 (2.08%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.63%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.63%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.04%) CMDB
15 5 (0.74%) User Experience
16 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
16 4 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 324 (48.14%) Windows
2 131 (19.47%) Windows Server
3 85 (12.63%) Windows 10
4 73 (10.85%) Linux
5 61 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (3.12%) Windows 7
9 19 (2.82%) CentOS
10 14 (2.08%) Android
10 14 (2.08%) Unix
11 12 (1.78%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.19%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.19%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.45%) VMS
14 2 (0.30%) AIX
14 2 (0.30%) HPUX
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (29.57%) DevOps
2 150 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (16.34%) Migration
4 93 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 84 (12.48%) Analytics
6 74 (11.00%) ITIL
7 72 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
8 70 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (9.81%) Scrum
10 65 (9.66%) Test Automation
11 53 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 49 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
13 43 (6.39%) Security Testing
14 39 (5.79%) Data Management
14 39 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (5.20%) Data Science
16 30 (4.46%) Data-Driven Testing
16 30 (4.46%) Technical Leadership
17 29 (4.31%) Application Packaging
18 28 (4.16%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 166 (24.67%) SQL
2 69 (10.25%) C#
3 56 (8.32%) Python
4 51 (7.58%) Bash Shell
5 49 (7.28%) JavaScript
6 39 (5.79%) VBScript
7 28 (4.16%) Java
8 20 (2.97%) Perl
9 17 (2.53%) VB
10 16 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.93%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.78%) Ruby
13 10 (1.49%) PHP
14 9 (1.34%) Jython
14 9 (1.34%) R
14 9 (1.34%) Tcl
15 5 (0.74%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.59%) C
16 4 (0.59%) Go
17 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.13%) DV Cleared
3 45 (6.69%) SC Cleared
4 36 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (4.16%) Degree
6 20 (2.97%) MCSE
7 12 (1.78%) MCITP
8 11 (1.63%) CCA
8 11 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.34%) CISSP
11 7 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.04%) ISEB
11 7 (1.04%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.04%) MCSA
11 7 (1.04%) MCTS
12 6 (0.89%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.74%) CEH
13 5 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.74%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.27%) QA
2 11 (1.63%) GDPR
3 9 (1.34%) SLA
4 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.45%) PMO
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.15%) DO-254
7 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 244 (36.26%) Active Directory
2 71 (10.55%) Docker
3 68 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 63 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 58 (8.62%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (8.17%) XenDesktop
7 44 (6.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 43 (6.39%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (5.94%) XenApp
10 27 (4.01%) XenServer
11 24 (3.57%) vSphere
12 9 (1.34%) DFS Replication
12 9 (1.34%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.19%) vCloud
14 7 (1.04%) KVM
15 6 (0.89%) Xen
16 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 124 (18.42%) SCCM
2 57 (8.47%) Kubernetes
3 53 (7.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 49 (7.28%) Ansible
5 45 (6.69%) Puppet
6 38 (5.65%) Terraform
7 28 (4.16%) SCOM
8 27 (4.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 25 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (1.93%) Packer
11 12 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (1.78%) WSUS
12 11 (1.63%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (1.19%) SCVMM
14 7 (1.04%) HP ALM
14 7 (1.04%) vRealize
15 6 (0.89%) XenMobile
16 5 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 354 (52.60%) Microsoft
2 109 (16.20%) VMware
3 67 (9.96%) Citrix
4 26 (3.86%) HP
4 26 (3.86%) Oracle
5 22 (3.27%) Dell
5 22 (3.27%) ServiceNow
6 21 (3.12%) IBM
7 19 (2.82%) McAfee
8 18 (2.67%) Cisco
9 14 (2.08%) Ivanti
10 11 (1.63%) Google
11 9 (1.34%) Sony
11 9 (1.34%) Symantec
12 8 (1.19%) F5
12 8 (1.19%) Tableau
13 7 (1.04%) Apple
13 7 (1.04%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.89%) BMC
14 6 (0.89%) Proofpoint