The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 26 April 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 58 48
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.63% 1.66% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.93% 2.84% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Median daily rate £388 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £324 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £383 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £338
% change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +14.66% +51.51%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 229 317 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 41.49% 58.49% 51.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 220 184
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in South Wales

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in South Wales

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Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Cardiff +25 6 £425 +21.42%
Bridgend -2 2 £350 -12.50%
Newport -1 1 £225 -35.71%
PowerShell
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Wales region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 5 (38.46%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
3 4 (30.77%) Rackspace
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (23.08%) SSH
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (23.08%) SCCM
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Puppet
4 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (23.08%) Ansible
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) Advertising

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Luigi
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SSH
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
3 1 (7.69%) MSI
3 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows DevOps Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
4 1 (7.69%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Storage and Backup Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Ansible
1 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.69%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Rackspace
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Ab Initio
3 1 (7.69%) AppSense
3 1 (7.69%) arcserve
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Tableau
3 1 (7.69%) Talend
3 1 (7.69%) Teradata