Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 97 92
Rank change year-on-year +34 -5 +73
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 144 114 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.89% 2.18% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.53% 5.55% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 68 86
South West median daily rate £370 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £275
90th Percentile £487 £462 £516
England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 0
South West median hourly rate £38.78 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% - -
England median hourly rate £42.27 £42.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +0.63% +46.09% +21.05%

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 1,912 2,055 2,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.42% 39.23% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,171 1,256 1,367
South West median daily rate £408 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £562 £518 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 136 195
South West median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +1.19% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26.75 £29.75 £25.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.40
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.30% +7.47% +10.00%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +11 48 £355 +9.23% 14
Somerset +16 32 £395 +12.86% 3
Wiltshire +18 21 £396 +14.78% 7
Devon +5 17 £400 +128.57% 1
Dorset -14 8 £250 -16.67% 7
Gloucestershire +1 5 £500 +157.07% 5
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 66 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (43.75%) Windows
3 52 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (34.03%) Microsoft
5 47 (32.64%) .NET
6 45 (31.25%) Active Directory
7 44 (30.56%) C#
8 39 (27.08%) SQL
8 39 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (26.39%) Security Cleared
10 36 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
12 32 (22.22%) Office 365
13 29 (20.14%) SharePoint
14 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (18.75%) Test Automation
15 27 (18.75%) SC Cleared
16 26 (18.06%) Continuous Delivery
17 25 (17.36%) VMware
18 23 (15.97%) Firewall
19 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
20 19 (13.19%) Hyper-V
20 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (13.19%) ASP.NET
20 19 (13.19%) Deployment Automation
21 18 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
22 17 (11.81%) Skype
22 17 (11.81%) ITIL
22 17 (11.81%) Visual Studio Team System
22 17 (11.81%) SCCM

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 (20.14%) SharePoint
2 16 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 13 (9.03%) IIS
4 9 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.08%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.39%) Apache
7 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.69%) Documentum
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (22.22%) Office 365
3 18 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.08%) IaaS
5 3 (2.08%) PaaS
6 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.69%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.69%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) Firewall
2 17 (11.81%) Skype
3 14 (9.72%) SAN
4 13 (9.03%) DNS
5 7 (4.86%) DHCP
6 6 (4.17%) NAS
7 5 (3.47%) Intranet
7 5 (3.47%) SMS
8 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.08%) DDNS
9 3 (2.08%) LAN
9 3 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.08%) VoIP
9 3 (2.08%) WAN
10 2 (1.39%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.39%) Wireless
11 1 (0.69%) DMZ
11 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.69%) Network Security
11 1 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (11.81%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.39%) Ant
4 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.69%) JMeter
5 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.69%) MSI
5 1 (0.69%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
2 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.39%) Electronics
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (22.22%) Developer
2 15 (10.42%) Administrator
3 14 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.03%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.03%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 8 (5.56%) Azure Developer
8 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Consultant
10 6 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Azure Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (32.64%) .NET
2 19 (13.19%) ASP.NET
3 12 (8.33%) REST
4 10 (6.94%) XML
5 8 (5.56%) CSS
5 8 (5.56%) HTML
5 8 (5.56%) RESTful
6 7 (4.86%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
7 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.17%) WPF
8 5 (3.47%) Web Services
9 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (2.78%) WinForms
10 3 (2.08%) Durandal
10 3 (2.08%) Middleware
10 3 (2.08%) Node.js
10 3 (2.08%) React
10 3 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.17%) Clustering
2 6 (4.17%) PKI
3 5 (3.47%) User Experience
4 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.08%) Replication
5 3 (2.08%) Robotics
6 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 63 (43.75%) Windows
2 36 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (10.42%) Linux
6 11 (7.64%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.86%) Unix
7 7 (4.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.47%) Solaris
9 3 (2.08%) AIX
9 3 (2.08%) VMS
9 3 (2.08%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 26 (18.06%) Continuous Delivery
4 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
5 19 (13.19%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (11.81%) ITIL
6 17 (11.81%) Migration
7 15 (10.42%) DevOps
7 15 (10.42%) Scrum
8 11 (7.64%) CRM
8 11 (7.64%) Load Balancing
8 11 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (6.25%) System Testing
10 8 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.86%) BDD
11 7 (4.86%) Pair Programming
11 7 (4.86%) Software Delivery
11 7 (4.86%) Task Automation
12 6 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.56%) C#
2 39 (27.08%) SQL
3 15 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.72%) Python
5 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.08%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.08%) VBA
7 2 (1.39%) C
7 2 (1.39%) C++
7 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.39%) VBScript
8 1 (0.69%) Korn
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.78%) MCP
5 3 (2.08%) MCSA
6 2 (1.39%) Degree
6 2 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.39%) MCSE
6 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.69%) CCNA
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) MCDST
7 1 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) GDPR
2 1 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.19%) Hyper-V
3 14 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.08%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.08%) XenServer
7 2 (1.39%) vSphere
7 2 (1.39%) XenApp
8 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.69%) Docker
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (11.81%) SCCM
2 12 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 6 (4.17%) Puppet
3 6 (4.17%) SCOM
4 4 (2.78%) Ansible
4 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.78%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.08%) SCSM
5 3 (2.08%) WSUS
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.69%) OpenView
7 1 (0.69%) Packer
7 1 (0.69%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.69%) Salt
7 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.69%) Terraform
7 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (34.03%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.36%) VMware
3 8 (5.56%) Citrix
4 7 (4.86%) Oracle
5 6 (4.17%) Cisco
5 6 (4.17%) Juniper
6 5 (3.47%) Splunk
7 4 (2.78%) HP
7 4 (2.78%) McAfee
7 4 (2.78%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.78%) Veeam
8 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.08%) IBM
9 2 (1.39%) Remedy
9 2 (1.39%) SAP
9 2 (1.39%) Sophos
10 1 (0.69%) Avaya
10 1 (0.69%) NetApp
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.69%) Veritas