Period
to 20 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 June 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 West
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 68 85
Rank change year-on-year +26 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 305 141 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.09% 2.82% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.30% 7.34% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 94 72
South West median daily rate £425 £370 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +11.70% -5.36%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £480 £473
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 7
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.03 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.55% -15.74% -
10th Percentile £20.31 £30.08 £24.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.27 £42.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +0.63% +46.09%

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,480 1,922 2,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.37% 38.46% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,570 1,181 1,256
South West median daily rate £450 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £522
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 86 136
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.75 £29.75
90th Percentile £52.75 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +3.61% +0.61% +7.14%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the South West

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in the South West

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the South West over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the South West

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in the South West

PowerShell
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the South West over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PowerShell in the South West

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Wiltshire +30 122 £425 +7.32% 3
Bristol +16 77 £400 +12.68% 6
Gloucestershire +27 44 £438 -12.50% 4
Dorset +16 24 £438 +75.00% 3
Devon +1 19 £416 +4.06% 1
Somerset -16 18 £250 -36.71%
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 West region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 225 (73.77%) Windows
2 153 (50.16%) Microsoft
3 137 (44.92%) Windows Server
4 129 (42.30%) Security Cleared
5 121 (39.67%) Active Directory
6 94 (30.82%) SCCM
7 91 (29.84%) VMware
8 84 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 84 (27.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 81 (26.56%) ITIL
10 78 (25.57%) SC Cleared
11 72 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 67 (21.97%) Office 365
13 65 (21.31%) Windows 10
14 64 (20.98%) Linux
15 60 (19.67%) SQL
15 60 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 58 (19.02%) DV Cleared
17 55 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
17 55 (18.03%) Python
17 55 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
18 49 (16.07%) SQL Server
19 48 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
20 45 (14.75%) DevOps
21 43 (14.10%) Microsoft App-V
22 40 (13.11%) Cisco
22 40 (13.11%) Citrix
22 40 (13.11%) Windows 7
23 39 (12.79%) Hyper-V
23 39 (12.79%) Problem-Solving

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 29 (9.51%) Confluence
2 22 (7.21%) MS Exchange
3 20 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.23%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.61%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.97%) IIS
8 4 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.33%) CMS
11 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.33%) nginx
11 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (21.97%) Office 365
3 55 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (6.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (6.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (3.93%) OpenShift
7 11 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.95%) Serverless
9 7 (2.30%) Azure Stack
9 7 (2.30%) GitHub
10 6 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.97%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.97%) CloudFront
10 6 (1.97%) IaaS
10 6 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.80%) DNS
2 27 (8.85%) DHCP
3 23 (7.54%) Firewall
4 20 (6.56%) SAN
5 14 (4.59%) Skype
6 13 (4.26%) LAN
6 13 (4.26%) WAN
7 12 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
7 12 (3.93%) WLAN
8 8 (2.62%) SSH
9 7 (2.30%) FTP
9 7 (2.30%) HTTP
9 7 (2.30%) Network Security
9 7 (2.30%) SMTP
9 7 (2.30%) VPN
10 5 (1.64%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.64%) WebEx
11 4 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.98%) Intranet
13 2 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.28%) MySQL
4 9 (2.95%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.98%) Big Data
9 3 (0.98%) Power BI
10 2 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.66%) DB2
10 2 (0.66%) MS Access
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (8.85%) Bitbucket
2 26 (8.52%) Git (software)
3 25 (8.20%) JIRA
4 20 (6.56%) MSI
5 15 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.97%) CF BOSH
7 6 (1.97%) GitLab
7 6 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.97%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.31%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.33%) Ant
12 1 (0.33%) Hudson
12 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.33%) tSQLt
General
1 28 (9.18%) Finance
2 8 (2.62%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.97%) Electronics
3 6 (1.97%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.97%) Marketing
4 5 (1.64%) Banking
4 5 (1.64%) Local Government
4 5 (1.64%) Retail
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (20.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (8.52%) Developer
3 24 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (6.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 20 (6.56%) Administrator
5 20 (6.56%) Architect
6 18 (5.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (5.57%) Automation Engineer
7 17 (5.57%) DBA
8 16 (5.25%) Applications Packager
8 16 (5.25%) PowerShell Engineer
9 15 (4.92%) AWS Engineer
10 14 (4.59%) AWS DevOps
10 14 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 13 (4.26%) Analyst
11 13 (4.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.85%) REST
2 26 (8.52%) Web Services
3 21 (6.89%) .NET
4 15 (4.92%) SOAP
4 15 (4.92%) Software Packaging
5 10 (3.28%) JSON
6 9 (2.95%) HTML
7 8 (2.62%) RESTful
8 7 (2.30%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.30%) Node.js
8 7 (2.30%) XML
8 7 (2.30%) YAML
9 6 (1.97%) JSP
9 6 (1.97%) LDAP
9 6 (1.97%) WCF
10 4 (1.31%) CSS
11 3 (0.98%) Django
11 3 (0.98%) KML
11 3 (0.98%) WF
11 3 (0.98%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.51%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.25%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.95%) Clustering
6 8 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.62%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.62%) PKI
6 8 (2.62%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.30%) Replication
8 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.64%) User Experience
10 4 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 225 (73.77%) Windows
2 137 (44.92%) Windows Server
3 72 (23.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (21.31%) Windows 10
5 64 (20.98%) Linux
6 48 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (13.11%) Windows 7
8 19 (6.23%) Unix
9 17 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.30%) Android
10 7 (2.30%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.98%) Solaris
11 3 (0.98%) VMS
12 2 (0.66%) zOS
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 81 (26.56%) ITIL
3 55 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (14.75%) DevOps
5 39 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (12.13%) Service Management
7 34 (11.15%) Software Engineering
8 33 (10.82%) ITIL V3
9 32 (10.49%) Configuration Management
9 32 (10.49%) Migration
10 28 (9.18%) Infrastructure Automation
11 25 (8.20%) Compatibility Testing
12 24 (7.87%) Software Distribution
13 23 (7.54%) Change Management
13 23 (7.54%) Deployment Automation
13 23 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (7.21%) Reverse Engineering
15 21 (6.89%) ITSM
15 21 (6.89%) Preventative Maintenance
16 20 (6.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 60 (19.67%) SQL
2 55 (18.03%) Python
3 31 (10.16%) C#
4 29 (9.51%) Java
5 23 (7.54%) Bash Shell
6 16 (5.25%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.59%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.28%) Perl
9 9 (2.95%) C
9 9 (2.95%) Ruby
10 7 (2.30%) C++
10 7 (2.30%) VBScript
11 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.31%) PHP
13 3 (0.98%) Go
14 2 (0.66%) VB
15 1 (0.33%) Korn
15 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 129 (42.30%) Security Cleared
2 78 (25.57%) SC Cleared
3 58 (19.02%) DV Cleared
4 37 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (10.82%) MCSE
6 31 (10.16%) MCSA
7 20 (6.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (5.90%) CCNA
8 18 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (3.93%) MCP
10 9 (2.95%) Degree
10 9 (2.95%) OCA
10 9 (2.95%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (2.62%) CCENT
12 1 (0.33%) ISEB
12 1 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.59%) SLA
2 6 (1.97%) HMG Infosec
2 6 (1.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (1.97%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.31%) NCSC
3 4 (1.31%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (39.67%) Active Directory
2 60 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (14.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 39 (12.79%) Hyper-V
5 26 (8.52%) Docker
5 26 (8.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (6.89%) XenDesktop
8 20 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (5.25%) XenApp
10 10 (3.28%) vSphere
11 9 (2.95%) BitLocker
12 8 (2.62%) Firmware
13 6 (1.97%) LXC
13 6 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (30.82%) SCCM
2 35 (11.48%) Ansible
3 28 (9.18%) vCenter Server
4 24 (7.87%) PowerCLI
5 23 (7.54%) SCOM
6 21 (6.89%) Terraform
7 20 (6.56%) SCVMM
8 16 (5.25%) WSUS
9 15 (4.92%) Kubernetes
10 14 (4.59%) Puppet
11 13 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (2.30%) AirWatch
14 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 3 (0.98%) NetBackup
17 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
17 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
18 1 (0.33%) Nessus
18 1 (0.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 153 (50.16%) Microsoft
2 91 (29.84%) VMware
3 40 (13.11%) Cisco
3 40 (13.11%) Citrix
4 31 (10.16%) Oracle
5 22 (7.21%) Atlassian
5 22 (7.21%) HP
6 12 (3.93%) Google
7 11 (3.61%) McAfee
8 9 (2.95%) Ivanti
8 9 (2.95%) Veeam
9 8 (2.62%) Wyse
10 7 (2.30%) Proofpoint
10 7 (2.30%) Remedy
10 7 (2.30%) SAP
11 6 (1.97%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.97%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.64%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.31%) Dell
13 4 (1.31%) Sybase