Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 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 West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 95 76
Rank change year-on-year +39 -19 +72
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 205 118 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.72% 2.17% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.36% 5.64% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 81 97
South West median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +6.87%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £254
90th Percentile £488 £475 £514
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - -
England median hourly rate £41.53 £42.75 £28.88
% change year-on-year -2.85% +48.05% +11.06%

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 2,191 2,093 2,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.74% 38.43% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,387 1,272 1,431
South West median daily rate £400 £378 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +4.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 102 168
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +4.19% +9.15%
10th Percentile £26.75 £29.00 £25.35
90th Percentile £48.00 £53.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +4.17%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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
Bristol 0 66 £350 +7.77% 18
Wiltshire +29 46 £431 +15.00% 11
Somerset +24 42 £414 -5.43% 8
Devon +22 16 £400 +77.78% 3
Dorset +1 16 £250 -16.67% 4
Gloucestershire -8 6 £500 +34.23% 6
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 West region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 103 (50.24%) Windows
2 76 (37.07%) Microsoft
3 75 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (34.15%) SQL Server
5 67 (32.68%) SQL
6 62 (30.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 61 (29.76%) Windows Server
8 59 (28.78%) Security Cleared
9 55 (26.83%) .NET
9 55 (26.83%) Active Directory
10 47 (22.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (22.44%) SC Cleared
12 45 (21.95%) VMware
13 43 (20.98%) C#
14 34 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (16.10%) Linux
16 32 (15.61%) Software Engineering
16 32 (15.61%) Test Automation
17 31 (15.12%) Office 365
17 31 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 30 (14.63%) Oracle
19 29 (14.15%) SharePoint
20 27 (13.17%) ITIL
20 27 (13.17%) Firewall
20 27 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
21 26 (12.68%) SCCM
21 26 (12.68%) Finance
22 24 (11.71%) Configuration Management
22 24 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (11.22%) Visual Studio Team System

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 (14.15%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.27%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.37%) CMS
4 10 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.39%) Drupal
6 7 (3.41%) Confluence
7 6 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.95%) IIS
9 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.49%) Apache
10 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.49%) SAS
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (30.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (15.12%) Office 365
3 17 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.41%) IaaS
5 6 (2.93%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.95%) PaaS
7 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.46%) GitHub
7 3 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.98%) G Suite
9 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.49%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.17%) Firewall
2 20 (9.76%) Skype
3 15 (7.32%) DNS
3 15 (7.32%) SAN
4 9 (4.39%) NAS
5 6 (2.93%) DHCP
6 5 (2.44%) Intranet
6 5 (2.44%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.95%) LAN
7 4 (1.95%) WAN
8 3 (1.46%) DDNS
8 3 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.46%) VoIP
8 3 (1.46%) Wireless
9 2 (0.98%) Internet
9 2 (0.98%) SMS
9 2 (0.98%) VLAN
9 2 (0.98%) VPN
10 1 (0.49%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.46%) Big Data
7 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.98%) MySQL
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.49%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (22.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (11.22%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.39%) Selenium
4 9 (4.39%) SoapUI
4 9 (4.39%) WebDriver
5 8 (3.90%) MSI
6 7 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (3.41%) JIRA
7 6 (2.93%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.93%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.93%) MSTest
7 6 (2.93%) NUnit
8 4 (1.95%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.46%) CF BOSH
9 3 (1.46%) GitLab
9 3 (1.46%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.98%) Ant
10 2 (0.98%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (12.68%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.90%) Marketing
3 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.41%) Electronics
5 6 (2.93%) Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (18.54%) Developer
2 27 (13.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (6.83%) PowerShell Engineer
4 14 (6.83%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.34%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (5.85%) .NET Developer
6 12 (5.85%) Analyst
7 11 (5.37%) Administrator
7 11 (5.37%) Microsoft Developer
8 10 (4.88%) Consultant
8 10 (4.88%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Server Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.39%) Release Engineer
9 9 (4.39%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) Cloud Developer
10 8 (3.90%) Software Tester
10 8 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (26.83%) .NET
2 20 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 20 (9.76%) HTML
3 18 (8.78%) REST
4 15 (7.32%) XML
5 12 (5.85%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.39%) CSS
7 8 (3.90%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.90%) RESTful
8 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET Core
9 6 (2.93%) JSON
9 6 (2.93%) WPF
10 5 (2.44%) Web Services
11 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.95%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (1.95%) WinForms
12 3 (1.46%) Durandal
12 3 (1.46%) Node.js
12 3 (1.46%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.39%) Clustering
3 6 (2.93%) PKI
3 6 (2.93%) Replication
4 5 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.44%) User Experience
5 4 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.46%) Robotics
6 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.46%) Wiki
7 2 (0.98%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.98%) NHS
7 2 (0.98%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 103 (50.24%) Windows
2 61 (29.76%) Windows Server
3 33 (16.10%) Linux
4 27 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (8.29%) Windows 10
7 16 (7.80%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.88%) Unix
9 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.95%) Solaris
11 3 (1.46%) AIX
11 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.49%) Android
12 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) CentOS
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (15.61%) Software Engineering
2 32 (15.61%) Test Automation
3 31 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (13.17%) ITIL
5 24 (11.71%) Configuration Management
6 23 (11.22%) Load Balancing
6 23 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (10.24%) DevOps
8 19 (9.27%) Migration
9 18 (8.78%) Deployment Automation
10 16 (7.80%) CRM
10 16 (7.80%) SDLC
11 15 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (6.83%) Scrum
13 12 (5.85%) Programme Management
13 12 (5.85%) Test Scripting
14 11 (5.37%) Workflow
15 9 (4.39%) API Testing
16 8 (3.90%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 67 (32.68%) SQL
2 43 (20.98%) C#
3 22 (10.73%) JavaScript
3 22 (10.73%) Python
4 20 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.85%) VBScript
6 11 (5.37%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.93%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.44%) C++
9 4 (1.95%) Korn
9 4 (1.95%) Ruby
9 4 (1.95%) VB
10 3 (1.46%) C
10 3 (1.46%) Java
10 3 (1.46%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.98%) PHP
11 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.98%) VBA
12 1 (0.49%) Perl
12 1 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 59 (28.78%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.44%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.34%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.34%) MCSA
5 10 (4.88%) MCSE
6 9 (4.39%) ISEB
7 8 (3.90%) CCNA
7 8 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.41%) OCA
8 7 (3.41%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.44%) MCP
10 4 (1.95%) Degree
11 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.98%) MCDST
12 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.37%) QA
2 9 (4.39%) WCAG
3 2 (0.98%) GDPR
3 2 (0.98%) HMG Infosec
3 2 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.98%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.83%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.41%) VMware NSX
6 7 (3.41%) XenServer
7 5 (2.44%) XenApp
8 4 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.95%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.46%) vSphere
10 1 (0.49%) Docker
10 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (12.68%) SCCM
2 15 (7.32%) vCenter Server
3 11 (5.37%) Ansible
4 10 (4.88%) Puppet
4 10 (4.88%) WMI
5 9 (4.39%) SCOM
6 7 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.44%) PowerCLI
7 5 (2.44%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.44%) WSUS
8 4 (1.95%) Terraform
9 3 (1.46%) SCSM
10 2 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.49%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.49%) Rsyslog
11 1 (0.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (37.07%) Microsoft
2 45 (21.95%) VMware
3 30 (14.63%) Oracle
4 18 (8.78%) Cisco
5 17 (8.29%) Citrix
6 13 (6.34%) Atlassian
7 10 (4.88%) Splunk
8 9 (4.39%) Juniper
9 8 (3.90%) McAfee
9 8 (3.90%) Veeam
10 7 (3.41%) SAP
11 5 (2.44%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.95%) Ivanti
13 3 (1.46%) CA
13 3 (1.46%) Dell
13 3 (1.46%) IBM
13 3 (1.46%) NetApp
13 3 (1.46%) SaltStack
13 3 (1.46%) Wyse
14 2 (0.98%) Symantec