Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 45 98
Rank change year-on-year -9 +53 -4
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 279 266 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.35% 4.35% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.54% 10.93% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 156 74
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +23.85%
10th Percentile £262 £262 £251
90th Percentile £538 £528 £488
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 10
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +107.23% -3.49%
10th Percentile £21.25 £35.08 £15.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.00 £48.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.92 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.38% -1.36% +46.55%

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 2,648 2,433 2,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.25% 39.82% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,690 1,509 1,250
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +4.53%
10th Percentile £306 £293 £270
90th Percentile £590 £563 £500
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 110 107
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.28% +4.18%
10th Percentile £25.00 £26.70 £19.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £50.25
England median hourly rate £44.51 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.30% +5.66% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -9 98 £425 -5.56% 26
Bristol -7 66 £406 -1.52% 24
Gloucestershire +14 43 £425 - 13
Somerset -11 31 £261 -37.24% 12
Devon +4 25 £363 +19.83% 6
Dorset -2 10 £425 +13.33% 13
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 207 (74.19%) Windows
2 143 (51.25%) Microsoft
3 139 (49.82%) Security Cleared
4 122 (43.73%) SCCM
5 121 (43.37%) Active Directory
6 115 (41.22%) Windows Server
7 101 (36.20%) VMware
8 91 (32.62%) ITIL
9 80 (28.67%) SC Cleared
10 70 (25.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 69 (24.73%) Linux
12 66 (23.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 64 (22.94%) Office 365
13 64 (22.94%) Azure
14 63 (22.58%) DV Cleared
14 63 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 58 (20.79%) SQL
16 57 (20.43%) Citrix
17 55 (19.71%) Windows 10
18 51 (18.28%) Windows 7
19 50 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 49 (17.56%) SQL Server
21 47 (16.85%) DNS
21 47 (16.85%) Microsoft App-V
21 47 (16.85%) AWS
22 41 (14.70%) DHCP
23 38 (13.62%) Service Management
24 36 (12.90%) Hyper-V
25 34 (12.19%) Compatibility Testing
26 33 (11.83%) Skype

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 27 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.53%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.38%) Confluence
5 14 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.51%) IIS
8 6 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.08%) Apache
9 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.36%) CMS
11 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 64 (22.94%) Azure
1 64 (22.94%) Office 365
2 47 (16.85%) AWS
3 13 (4.66%) GCP
4 9 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (2.87%) Serverless
6 7 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (2.15%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.15%) Azure Stack
7 6 (2.15%) CloudFront
7 6 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.79%) IaaS
8 5 (1.79%) PaaS
9 4 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.43%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.85%) DNS
2 41 (14.70%) DHCP
3 33 (11.83%) Skype
4 22 (7.89%) SAN
5 16 (5.73%) Firewall
6 11 (3.94%) NetScaler
7 8 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (2.51%) LAN
8 7 (2.51%) WAN
9 6 (2.15%) VPN
9 6 (2.15%) WLAN
10 5 (1.79%) Intranet
10 5 (1.79%) Network Security
10 5 (1.79%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.43%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.43%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.08%) SSL
13 2 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.02%) MongoDB
2 14 (5.02%) MySQL
2 14 (5.02%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.51%) Big Data
4 7 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.08%) DB2
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.72%) Event Store
8 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (11.47%) MSI
2 16 (5.73%) JIRA
3 12 (4.30%) Bitbucket
4 10 (3.58%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.87%) AdminStudio
6 7 (2.51%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.51%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.79%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.08%) InstallShield
9 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.72%) CF BOSH
10 2 (0.72%) GitLab
10 2 (0.72%) TestRail
11 1 (0.36%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.36%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (5.38%) Finance
2 12 (4.30%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.51%) Law
4 5 (1.79%) Banking
4 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.72%) Advertising
5 2 (0.72%) Electronics
5 2 (0.72%) Local Government
5 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.72%) Marketing
5 2 (0.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 30 (10.75%) Administrator
4 27 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 25 (8.96%) Applications Packager
6 20 (7.17%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 17 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) Architect
8 16 (5.73%) DBA
9 15 (5.38%) Developer
10 12 (4.30%) Analyst
11 11 (3.94%) DV Cleared Application Packager
11 11 (3.94%) SC Cleared Application Packager
12 10 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.58%) Server Engineer
12 10 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.58%) Windows Server Engineer
13 9 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.68%) Web Services
2 21 (7.53%) Software Packaging
3 18 (6.45%) .NET
4 15 (5.38%) JSON
5 7 (2.51%) XML
6 6 (2.15%) HTML
6 6 (2.15%) SOAP
6 6 (2.15%) Universal Windows Platform
7 5 (1.79%) JSP
7 5 (1.79%) RESTful
8 4 (1.43%) Kafka
8 4 (1.43%) LDAP
8 4 (1.43%) REST
9 3 (1.08%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.08%) Django
9 3 (1.08%) Flask
9 3 (1.08%) Node.js
9 3 (1.08%) ODBC
10 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.73%) Clustering
3 15 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.38%) Replication
4 13 (4.66%) PKI
5 12 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.36%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 207 (74.19%) Windows
2 115 (41.22%) Windows Server
3 69 (24.73%) Linux
4 66 (23.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (19.71%) Windows 10
7 51 (18.28%) Windows 7
8 27 (9.68%) Unix
9 22 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.43%) AIX
12 3 (1.08%) zOS
13 2 (0.72%) CentOS
13 2 (0.72%) Solaris
14 1 (0.36%) Android
14 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (32.62%) ITIL
2 50 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (13.62%) Service Management
4 34 (12.19%) Compatibility Testing
5 33 (11.83%) Software Distribution
6 30 (10.75%) ITIL V3
7 27 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (9.68%) Application Packaging
8 26 (9.32%) Migration
9 24 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (7.89%) Change Management
10 22 (7.89%) Task Automation
11 20 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (6.81%) DevOps
12 19 (6.81%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.45%) Configuration Management
13 18 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
13 18 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (5.02%) Information Security
14 14 (5.02%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.79%) SQL
2 33 (11.83%) Python
3 22 (7.89%) Bash Shell
4 17 (6.09%) C
4 17 (6.09%) Shell Script
4 17 (6.09%) VBScript
5 13 (4.66%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.94%) C#
6 11 (3.94%) Java
7 7 (2.51%) C++
8 6 (2.15%) VB
9 5 (1.79%) Perl
9 5 (1.79%) PHP
9 5 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.08%) Ruby
10 3 (1.08%) VB6
11 2 (0.72%) Go
12 1 (0.36%) Korn
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 139 (49.82%) Security Cleared
2 80 (28.67%) SC Cleared
3 63 (22.58%) DV Cleared
4 20 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.45%) MCSA
6 17 (6.09%) MCSE
7 16 (5.73%) MCP
8 12 (4.30%) CCENT
9 10 (3.58%) Degree
10 8 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.79%) CCNA
11 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.36%) CCA
13 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.36%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.51%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) HMG Infosec
2 5 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (1.79%) JSP 440
2 5 (1.79%) NCSC
3 2 (0.72%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (43.37%) Active Directory
2 70 (25.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (16.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 36 (12.90%) Hyper-V
5 28 (10.04%) XenApp
6 27 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (8.60%) vSphere
8 22 (7.89%) XenDesktop
9 15 (5.38%) Docker
9 15 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (4.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (3.58%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (3.58%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (2.87%) VMware NSX
13 7 (2.51%) BitLocker
13 7 (2.51%) Firmware
13 7 (2.51%) Terminal Services
14 6 (2.15%) LXC
14 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 122 (43.73%) SCCM
2 20 (7.17%) vCenter Server
3 18 (6.45%) SCOM
4 16 (5.73%) Ansible
5 15 (5.38%) SCVMM
6 13 (4.66%) Puppet
7 10 (3.58%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 10 (3.58%) WSUS
8 9 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.87%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (2.87%) NetBackup
10 7 (2.51%) Terraform
11 5 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (1.79%) Kubernetes
12 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.43%) vRealize
13 3 (1.08%) PowerCLI
14 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
15 1 (0.36%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 143 (51.25%) Microsoft
2 101 (36.20%) VMware
3 57 (20.43%) Citrix
4 29 (10.39%) HP
5 28 (10.04%) Cisco
6 16 (5.73%) Oracle
7 13 (4.66%) Atlassian
8 12 (4.30%) McAfee
9 11 (3.94%) ServiceNow
10 10 (3.58%) NetApp
11 8 (2.87%) Dell
11 8 (2.87%) Ivanti
11 8 (2.87%) Sophos
12 7 (2.51%) Google
12 7 (2.51%) IBM
12 7 (2.51%) Sony
12 7 (2.51%) Sybase
13 5 (1.79%) Remedy
14 4 (1.43%) Veeam
15 3 (1.08%) Veritas