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 3 months to 28 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 80 113
Rank change year-on-year 0 +33  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 63 62 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.30% 2.07% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.18% 5.50% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 39 24
Median daily rate £325 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £254 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +35.84%  

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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1020 1128 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.25% 37.65% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 708 784
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 71
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in the South West

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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

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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 3 months to 28 June 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
Bristol -10 20 £350 +1.44% 5
Dorset +16 14 £300 +7.14%
Wiltshire +1 10 £325 +18.07% 3
Somerset -3 9 £425 +6.25% 1
Gloucestershire +12 8 £320 -24.70% 3
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England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 79 (65.29%) Windows
2 62 (51.24%) Microsoft
3 46 (38.02%) Windows Server
4 43 (35.54%) SQL Server
4 43 (35.54%) VMware
5 41 (33.88%) SQL
6 40 (33.06%) Active Directory
7 38 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (23.14%) .NET
9 27 (22.31%) Linux
10 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (19.83%) MS Exchange
11 24 (19.83%) Oracle
11 24 (19.83%) IIS
11 24 (19.83%) Finance
11 24 (19.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
12 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
12 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (14.88%) Office 365
13 18 (14.88%) DevOps
13 18 (14.88%) SC Cleared
13 18 (14.88%) C#
14 16 (13.22%) SAN
14 16 (13.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (13.22%) VBScript
14 16 (13.22%) SCCM
15 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
15 15 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (12.40%) Citrix

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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 24 (19.83%) IIS
1 24 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.57%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.79%) GlassFish
5 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.48%) Apache
7 3 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.83%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (14.88%) Office 365
4 3 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.48%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.48%) Route 53
5 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.22%) SAN
2 11 (9.09%) DNS
3 9 (7.44%) DHCP
4 7 (5.79%) Firewall
4 7 (5.79%) Kerberos
4 7 (5.79%) VPN
5 6 (4.96%) Intranet
6 5 (4.13%) Extranet
6 5 (4.13%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.31%) LAN
8 3 (2.48%) Internet
8 3 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.48%) WAN
9 2 (1.65%) LDAP
9 2 (1.65%) NAS
9 2 (1.65%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.65%) Skype
9 2 (1.65%) Wireless
10 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.92%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.13%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (4.13%) MySQL
5 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.65%) Power BI
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Zeppelin
9 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.83%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.26%) Ant
2 10 (8.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.61%) Subversion
3 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.13%) TeamCity
4 5 (4.13%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.65%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.65%) MSTest
6 2 (1.65%) NUnit
7 1 (0.83%) GoCD
7 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.83%) MSI
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Electronics
3 1 (0.83%) Law
3 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Marketing
3 1 (0.83%) Military
3 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.83%) Publishing
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (14.05%) Analyst
2 13 (10.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 13 (10.74%) Developer
2 13 (10.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (9.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 11 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
4 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Consultant
7 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (4.96%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Server Support
9 5 (4.13%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.13%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.14%) .NET
2 13 (10.74%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.26%) Web Services
4 5 (4.13%) WCF
4 5 (4.13%) XML
5 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (3.31%) REST
5 4 (3.31%) SOAP
6 3 (2.48%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.48%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (2.48%) Durandal
6 3 (2.48%) Kafka
6 3 (2.48%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.48%) React
6 3 (2.48%) RESTful
6 3 (2.48%) WinForms
7 2 (1.65%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.13%) PKI
1 5 (4.13%) RIA
2 4 (3.31%) iPad
3 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.48%) EMC VNX
3 3 (2.48%) User Experience
4 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) CESG
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 79 (65.29%) Windows
2 46 (38.02%) Windows Server
3 38 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (22.31%) Linux
5 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
7 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.79%) AIX
9 7 (5.79%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.13%) CentOS
10 5 (4.13%) Unix
11 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.88%) DevOps
2 16 (13.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.57%) Migration
4 14 (11.57%) Release Management
5 13 (10.74%) ITIL
5 13 (10.74%) Patch Management
6 8 (6.61%) Application Packaging
7 7 (5.79%) Domain Models
7 7 (5.79%) Project Management
7 7 (5.79%) Security Patching
7 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.79%) Test Management
8 6 (4.96%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.96%) Scrum
8 6 (4.96%) TDD
8 6 (4.96%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.13%) Web Development
10 4 (3.31%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.88%) SQL
2 18 (14.88%) C#
3 16 (13.22%) VBScript
4 12 (9.92%) Bash Shell
4 12 (9.92%) Perl
5 9 (7.44%) Python
6 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.13%) PHP
7 5 (4.13%) Ruby
8 3 (2.48%) Scala
8 3 (2.48%) VB
9 2 (1.65%) Java
9 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.48%) Degree
4 2 (1.65%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.65%) MCSA
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.83%) CCNA
5 1 (0.83%) CCNP
5 1 (0.83%) CEH
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.83%) CISM
5 1 (0.83%) CISSP
5 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.83%) MCSE
5 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.83%) SANS
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (33.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.13%) Docker
4 5 (4.13%) Samba
4 5 (4.13%) Squid
5 4 (3.31%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.48%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.65%) LXC
7 2 (1.65%) vSphere
7 2 (1.65%) Xen
7 2 (1.65%) XenApp
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.83%) UAG
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) SCCM
2 13 (10.74%) WSUS
3 8 (6.61%) Nagios
4 6 (4.96%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (4.13%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.13%) Puppet
5 5 (4.13%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.13%) Webmin
5 5 (4.13%) Xymon
6 4 (3.31%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.48%) Sysprep
7 3 (2.48%) Terraform
8 2 (1.65%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.83%) Ambari
9 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 62 (51.24%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.54%) VMware
3 24 (19.83%) Oracle
4 15 (12.40%) Citrix
5 14 (11.57%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.26%) Veeam
7 7 (5.79%) Cisco
7 7 (5.79%) IBM
8 6 (4.96%) McAfee
9 4 (3.31%) NetApp
9 4 (3.31%) Sage
10 3 (2.48%) Dell
10 3 (2.48%) Dell Compellent
10 3 (2.48%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.48%) Nintex
10 3 (2.48%) Sophos
10 3 (2.48%) Sybase
11 2 (1.65%) arcserve
11 2 (1.65%) Proofpoint
12 1 (0.83%) Splunk
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