Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 83 103
Rank change year-on-year +45 +20 +5
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 339 119 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.32% 2.26% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.06% 5.87% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 78 61
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +21.48% -15.63%
10th Percentile £318 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £500 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 7
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -20.45% -78.00%
10th Percentile £35.08 £14.75 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £30.95 £33.70
England median hourly rate £41.53 £44.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +35.38% +44.44%

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 2,596 2,028 2,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.71% 38.51% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,668 1,241 1,435
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £306 £273 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 87 157
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £39.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -1.27% -3.66%
10th Percentile £26.25 £16.75 £21.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +29 145 £450 +9.09% 13
Bristol +25 103 £425 +21.43% 20
Somerset +25 34 £425 +1.49% 6
Gloucestershire +8 29 £425 - 6
Devon -1 10 £320 +42.22% 2
Dorset +7 7 £450 - 10
Cornwall - 6 £344 -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 190 (56.05%) Windows
2 151 (44.54%) Security Cleared
3 134 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 101 (29.79%) SC Cleared
5 95 (28.02%) SQL
6 92 (27.14%) SQL Server
6 92 (27.14%) Windows Server
7 87 (25.66%) Linux
8 86 (25.37%) DV Cleared
9 85 (25.07%) Active Directory
10 74 (21.83%) VMware
11 69 (20.35%) Python
12 68 (20.06%) SCCM
13 67 (19.76%) ITIL
13 67 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 61 (17.99%) Finance
15 61 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
16 59 (17.40%) DevOps
17 58 (17.11%) Microsoft App-V
17 58 (17.11%) .NET
18 57 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
19 54 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 54 (15.93%) Oracle
20 48 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
21 47 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
22 44 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
22 44 (12.98%) Windows 7
23 43 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
23 43 (12.68%) C#

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 26 (7.67%) Confluence
2 14 (4.13%) IIS
3 9 (2.65%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.77%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.47%) CMS
6 3 (0.88%) Apache
6 3 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.88%) Drupal
7 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (9.14%) Office 365
3 30 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (4.72%) PaaS
5 13 (3.83%) IaaS
6 8 (2.36%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.18%) GitHub
9 4 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.88%) Datadog
10 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.59%) G Suite
12 1 (0.29%) NuGet
12 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.26%) Firewall
2 20 (5.90%) DNS
3 15 (4.42%) VPN
4 10 (2.95%) NetScaler
4 10 (2.95%) SAN
4 10 (2.95%) Skype
5 6 (1.77%) DHCP
6 5 (1.47%) iSCSI
6 5 (1.47%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.18%) NAS
8 3 (0.88%) HTTP
8 3 (0.88%) SMTP
9 2 (0.59%) FTP
9 2 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.59%) SSH
9 2 (0.59%) SSL
9 2 (0.59%) WAAS
10 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.29%) FCoE
10 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.60%) MySQL
4 19 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.83%) Big Data
5 13 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.54%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.18%) Power BI
10 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 35 (10.32%) MSI
4 25 (7.37%) JIRA
5 22 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (5.01%) Jenkins
6 17 (5.01%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (2.36%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.18%) CF BOSH
9 4 (1.18%) GitLab
9 4 (1.18%) MSTest
9 4 (1.18%) NUnit
9 4 (1.18%) Selenium
9 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.88%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.59%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.59%) InstallShield
General
1 61 (17.99%) Finance
2 27 (7.96%) Manufacturing
3 25 (7.37%) Electronics
3 25 (7.37%) Marketing
3 25 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 24 (7.08%) Banking
5 3 (0.88%) Retail
6 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.59%) Local Government
7 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (12.09%) Developer
3 35 (10.32%) Applications Packager
4 34 (10.03%) Architect
5 32 (9.44%) DevOps Engineer
6 25 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (6.78%) DBA
8 22 (6.49%) Administrator
9 20 (5.90%) CRM Developer
9 20 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 20 (5.90%) Microsoft Developer
10 17 (5.01%) Consultant
11 16 (4.72%) Analyst
11 16 (4.72%) Automation Engineer
11 16 (4.72%) PowerShell Engineer
12 15 (4.42%) Applications Architect
12 15 (4.42%) DV Cleared Application Packager
13 14 (4.13%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
14 13 (3.83%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.11%) .NET
2 37 (10.91%) XML
3 35 (10.32%) JSON
4 30 (8.85%) SOAP
4 30 (8.85%) Web Services
5 28 (8.26%) JSP
6 16 (4.72%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.24%) Software Packaging
8 10 (2.95%) Node.js
8 10 (2.95%) REST
9 6 (1.77%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.77%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.77%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.77%) HTML
9 6 (1.77%) WCF
10 5 (1.47%) React
11 4 (1.18%) ASP.NET Core
11 4 (1.18%) LAMP
12 3 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.42%) Clustering
4 15 (4.42%) Replication
5 8 (2.36%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.77%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.77%) PKI
6 6 (1.77%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.77%) Wiki
7 5 (1.47%) NHS
8 4 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.88%) User Experience
10 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.59%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.59%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 190 (56.05%) Windows
2 92 (27.14%) Windows Server
3 87 (25.66%) Linux
4 54 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (12.98%) Windows 7
7 42 (12.39%) Windows 10
8 24 (7.08%) Unix
9 18 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.77%) CentOS
10 6 (1.77%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.47%) Debian
12 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.59%) Android
13 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.59%) Solaris
13 2 (0.59%) VMS
14 1 (0.29%) Fedora
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
1 67 (19.76%) ITIL
2 62 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 59 (17.40%) DevOps
4 48 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (12.39%) Software Engineering
6 35 (10.32%) Compatibility Testing
6 35 (10.32%) Software Distribution
7 33 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (9.44%) Configuration Management
9 31 (9.14%) Service Management
10 30 (8.85%) Critical Thinking
11 29 (8.55%) Application Packaging
12 28 (8.26%) DSDM
12 28 (8.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 28 (8.26%) Information Security
12 28 (8.26%) TOGAF
13 27 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (7.67%) Mentoring
14 26 (7.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (28.02%) SQL
2 69 (20.35%) Python
3 43 (12.68%) C#
4 37 (10.91%) Java
5 31 (9.14%) C
5 31 (9.14%) JavaScript
6 30 (8.85%) C++
7 26 (7.67%) Bash Shell
7 26 (7.67%) T-SQL
8 22 (6.49%) Shell Script
9 13 (3.83%) Ruby
10 7 (2.06%) VBScript
11 6 (1.77%) Perl
12 5 (1.47%) Korn
12 5 (1.47%) PHP
12 5 (1.47%) VB
13 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 151 (44.54%) Security Cleared
2 101 (29.79%) SC Cleared
3 86 (25.37%) DV Cleared
4 24 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.31%) MCSA
5 18 (5.31%) MCSE
6 15 (4.42%) CCNA
6 15 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.54%) Degree
7 12 (3.54%) OCA
7 12 (3.54%) Oracle Certification
7 12 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.18%) ISEB
8 4 (1.18%) MCP
9 2 (0.59%) CISSP
9 2 (0.59%) MCAD
9 2 (0.59%) MCPD
9 2 (0.59%) MCSD
9 2 (0.59%) MCTS
9 2 (0.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.26%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (8.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (8.26%) JSP 440
2 6 (1.77%) QA
3 4 (1.18%) SLA
4 3 (0.88%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) EMIR
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) MiFID
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 85 (25.07%) Active Directory
2 58 (17.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 44 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (7.08%) Docker
5 22 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (6.19%) Hyper-V
7 16 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (2.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (2.65%) XenApp
11 8 (2.36%) vSphere
11 8 (2.36%) XenDesktop
12 7 (2.06%) VMware NSX
13 5 (1.47%) XenServer
14 3 (0.88%) NFS
14 3 (0.88%) Samba
15 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 68 (20.06%) SCCM
2 21 (6.19%) vCenter Server
3 20 (5.90%) Puppet
4 18 (5.31%) Ansible
4 18 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.31%) Terraform
5 16 (4.72%) Kubernetes
6 15 (4.42%) SCVMM
7 12 (3.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 12 (3.54%) PowerCLI
7 12 (3.54%) SCOM
8 5 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.18%) WMI
9 4 (1.18%) WSUS
10 3 (0.88%) Grafana
10 3 (0.88%) Icinga
10 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.88%) Nagios
11 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 134 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 74 (21.83%) VMware
3 54 (15.93%) Oracle
4 28 (8.26%) Atlassian
5 25 (7.37%) Citrix
5 25 (7.37%) SAP
6 23 (6.78%) Cisco
7 12 (3.54%) HP
8 11 (3.24%) Sybase
9 8 (2.36%) Juniper
10 7 (2.06%) Google
10 7 (2.06%) McAfee
11 6 (1.77%) CA
11 6 (1.77%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.77%) Remedy
11 6 (1.77%) Wyse
12 4 (1.18%) NetApp
12 4 (1.18%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.18%) Splunk
13 3 (0.88%) IBM