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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 75 125
Rank change year-on-year -13 +50  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 55 62 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.13% 2.13% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.38% 5.60% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 12
Median daily rate £350 £358 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +6.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.69% +172.22%  

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 1023 1108 1166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 39.67% 38.13% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 660 737
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 111 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £25.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PowerShell
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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -3 17 £275 -15.38% 13
Somerset - 13 £350 - 6
Devon - 9 £175 - 1
Wiltshire -5 7 £365 -2.66% 2
Gloucestershire +3 6 £120 -80.00% 1
Avon - 1 - -
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 59 (56.73%) Windows
2 46 (44.23%) Microsoft
3 36 (34.62%) VMware
4 34 (32.69%) Active Directory
4 34 (32.69%) SQL Server
5 33 (31.73%) SQL
6 31 (29.81%) Linux
6 31 (29.81%) Windows Server
7 23 (22.12%) .NET
7 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
7 23 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
8 21 (20.19%) IIS
9 20 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (18.27%) ITIL
11 17 (16.35%) Oracle
11 17 (16.35%) VBScript
12 16 (15.38%) SCCM
12 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
13 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (14.42%) DevOps
14 14 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (12.50%) Bash Shell
15 13 (12.50%) C#
16 12 (11.54%) Python
16 12 (11.54%) Cisco

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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 21 (20.19%) IIS
2 11 (10.58%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.62%) GlassFish
3 10 (9.62%) WebSphere
4 9 (8.65%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.85%) Confluence
5 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.96%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.96%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.62%) Office 365
4 8 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.88%) Route 53
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) SAN
2 10 (9.62%) Kerberos
3 9 (8.65%) Firewall
4 4 (3.85%) DNS
4 4 (3.85%) Internet
4 4 (3.85%) LAN
5 3 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.88%) WAN
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.92%) Intranet
6 2 (1.92%) NAS
6 2 (1.92%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.92%) VoIP
6 2 (1.92%) VPN
6 2 (1.92%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) DHCP
7 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.62%) Oracle Database
5 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.85%) Ingres
7 4 (3.85%) PerformancePoint
7 4 (3.85%) PowerPivot
7 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.92%) MySQL
9 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (10.58%) Subversion
3 10 (9.62%) Ant
3 10 (9.62%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.85%) JIRA
5 4 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.88%) MSTest
6 3 (2.88%) NUnit
6 3 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.88%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.92%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.96%) GoCD
8 1 (0.96%) MSI
8 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Advertising
2 2 (1.92%) Back Office
2 2 (1.92%) Electronics
2 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.92%) Marketing
2 2 (1.92%) Military
2 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (10.58%) Consultant
1 11 (10.58%) Developer
2 10 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 8 (7.69%) DBA
4 8 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Analyst
5 7 (6.73%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (5.77%) SQL DBA
6 6 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.81%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) AWS Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Build Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Release Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) .NET
2 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 8 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.92%) Kafka
4 2 (1.92%) XML
5 1 (0.96%) Ajax
5 1 (0.96%) CSS
5 1 (0.96%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.96%) HTML
5 1 (0.96%) HTML5
5 1 (0.96%) jQuery
5 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.96%) RESTful
5 1 (0.96%) SOAP
5 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.96%) WCF
5 1 (0.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Clustering
2 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.81%) PKI
3 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) CESG
4 3 (2.88%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (56.73%) Windows
2 31 (29.81%) Linux
2 31 (29.81%) Windows Server
3 20 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (9.62%) AIX
7 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.69%) Unix
9 7 (6.73%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.92%) Debian
11 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) ITIL
2 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.42%) DevOps
4 12 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (9.62%) Domain Models
5 10 (9.62%) Release Management
6 8 (7.69%) Workflow
7 7 (6.73%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.77%) Migration
8 6 (5.77%) Project Management
8 6 (5.77%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.81%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (4.81%) SIEM
10 4 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (3.85%) Data Encryption
10 4 (3.85%) Database Security
10 4 (3.85%) Server Patching
10 4 (3.85%) SQL Optimisation
10 4 (3.85%) TDD
10 4 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.73%) SQL
2 17 (16.35%) VBScript
3 13 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 13 (12.50%) C#
4 12 (11.54%) Python
5 10 (9.62%) Perl
6 7 (6.73%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.88%) C
9 3 (2.88%) Java
9 3 (2.88%) Ruby
9 3 (2.88%) VB
10 2 (1.92%) Scala
11 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.81%) CCNA
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) CCNP
6 2 (1.92%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.92%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.92%) Degree
6 2 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (0.96%) MCSA
7 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 34 (32.69%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.62%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.65%) Docker
5 7 (6.73%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.88%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.92%) Snort
7 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.92%) vSphere
8 1 (0.96%) LXC
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.96%) UAG
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (15.38%) SCCM
2 9 (8.65%) Puppet
3 8 (7.69%) Terraform
4 6 (5.77%) Ansible
5 5 (4.81%) Nagios
5 5 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.81%) Packer
6 4 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (3.85%) SCOrch
6 4 (3.85%) WSUS
7 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.88%) PowerCLI
7 3 (2.88%) Sysprep
8 2 (1.92%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.92%) Nessus
8 2 (1.92%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.92%) QRadar
9 1 (0.96%) Ambari
9 1 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 46 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.62%) VMware
3 17 (16.35%) Oracle
4 12 (11.54%) Cisco
5 10 (9.62%) Citrix
5 10 (9.62%) IBM
5 10 (9.62%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.81%) SAP
6 5 (4.81%) Sophos
7 3 (2.88%) Dell
7 3 (2.88%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (2.88%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.88%) NetApp
7 3 (2.88%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (2.88%) Sybase
8 2 (1.92%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.92%) Nintex
8 2 (1.92%) Proofpoint
8 2 (1.92%) ScanSafe
8 2 (1.92%) Veeam
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