Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 102 91
Rank change year-on-year +59 -11 +41
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 266 110 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.35% 1.99% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.92% 5.33% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 75 78
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +24.62% -8.45%
10th Percentile £262 £251 £252
90th Percentile £534 £488 £512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 4
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £20.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.23% -3.49% -78.50%
10th Percentile £35.08 £15.25 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.88 £24.55
England median hourly rate £41.92 £42.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year -1.94% +47.41% +22.11%

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 2,436 2,065 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.88% 37.34% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,511 1,258 1,532
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.53% -3.82%
10th Percentile £294 £270 £263
90th Percentile £563 £500 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 108 151
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.15 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +4.18% +0.64%
10th Percentile £26.60 £20.43 £21.93
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.25 £51.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +1.35%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Wiltshire +27 86 £450 +9.76% 17
Bristol +23 83 £413 +26.92% 38
Somerset +25 50 £416 -4.86% 3
Gloucestershire +3 15 £425 - 5
Devon +16 12 £303 +34.44% 4
Dorset - 12 £375 - 9
PowerShell
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 158 (59.40%) Windows
2 101 (37.97%) Microsoft
3 100 (37.59%) Security Cleared
4 96 (36.09%) Windows Server
5 86 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (30.45%) SQL Server
7 72 (27.07%) SQL
8 71 (26.69%) SC Cleared
9 69 (25.94%) VMware
10 68 (25.56%) Active Directory
10 68 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 67 (25.19%) .NET
12 55 (20.68%) Linux
12 55 (20.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 49 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 45 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (16.92%) C#
15 43 (16.17%) DV Cleared
16 42 (15.79%) Oracle
16 42 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (15.41%) DevOps
18 37 (13.91%) Finance
18 37 (13.91%) SCCM
18 37 (13.91%) Windows Server 2008
19 35 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
19 35 (13.16%) Software Engineering
19 35 (13.16%) ITIL
20 33 (12.41%) Python
20 33 (12.41%) Firewall

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 21 (7.89%) Confluence
2 13 (4.89%) IIS
2 13 (4.89%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.51%) CMS
4 9 (3.38%) Drupal
4 9 (3.38%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.26%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.50%) Apache
7 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.38%) SAS
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 68 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.39%) Office 365
4 14 (5.26%) PaaS
5 11 (4.14%) IaaS
6 8 (3.01%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.50%) GitHub
9 2 (0.75%) G Suite
9 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) NuGet
10 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.41%) Firewall
2 24 (9.02%) DNS
3 15 (5.64%) SAN
4 11 (4.14%) VPN
5 9 (3.38%) NetScaler
5 9 (3.38%) Skype
6 8 (3.01%) DHCP
7 7 (2.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.88%) NAS
9 3 (1.13%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.13%) Wireless
10 2 (0.75%) Internet
10 2 (0.75%) LAN
10 2 (0.75%) SSL
10 2 (0.75%) WAN
11 1 (0.38%) DMZ
11 1 (0.38%) HTTP
11 1 (0.38%) Intranet
11 1 (0.38%) SMTP
11 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (30.45%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.01%) MySQL
8 7 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.88%) Big Data
9 5 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.75%) OLAP
12 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 55 (20.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (9.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 24 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 22 (8.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (8.27%) JIRA
5 20 (7.52%) MSI
6 11 (4.14%) Visual Studio
7 10 (3.76%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.76%) Selenium
8 9 (3.38%) SoapUI
8 9 (3.38%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.63%) MSTest
9 7 (2.63%) NUnit
10 6 (2.26%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.50%) CF BOSH
11 4 (1.50%) GitLab
12 3 (1.13%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.75%) Ant
14 1 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
General
1 37 (13.91%) Finance
2 24 (9.02%) Manufacturing
3 19 (7.14%) Marketing
4 18 (6.77%) Electronics
4 18 (6.77%) Telecoms
5 14 (5.26%) Banking
6 3 (1.13%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.75%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (14.66%) Developer
3 22 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
5 19 (7.14%) PowerShell Engineer
6 18 (6.77%) Applications Packager
7 16 (6.02%) Administrator
8 14 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.89%) Architect
9 13 (4.89%) Consultant
10 12 (4.51%) Release Engineer
11 11 (4.14%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.76%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.76%) Analyst
12 10 (3.76%) DBA
12 10 (3.76%) Integration Engineer
12 10 (3.76%) Microsoft Developer
12 10 (3.76%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.19%) .NET
2 21 (7.89%) XML
3 20 (7.52%) REST
4 18 (6.77%) .NET Framework
4 18 (6.77%) ASP.NET
4 18 (6.77%) JSON
5 13 (4.89%) HTML
5 13 (4.89%) SOAP
5 13 (4.89%) Web Services
6 10 (3.76%) ASP.NET Core
6 10 (3.76%) JSP
6 10 (3.76%) Node.js
7 7 (2.63%) RESTful
8 6 (2.26%) WPF
9 5 (1.88%) Entity Framework
9 5 (1.88%) WCF
10 4 (1.50%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.50%) LAMP
10 4 (1.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.63%) PKI
4 7 (2.63%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.26%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.26%) Wiki
6 5 (1.88%) Clustering
6 5 (1.88%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.88%) Replication
6 5 (1.88%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.13%) NHS
8 3 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.75%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 158 (59.40%) Windows
2 96 (36.09%) Windows Server
3 55 (20.68%) Linux
4 37 (13.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (9.77%) Windows 7
7 23 (8.65%) Windows 10
8 14 (5.26%) Unix
9 6 (2.26%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.88%) CentOS
10 5 (1.88%) Debian
10 5 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.13%) Solaris
13 2 (0.75%) Android
13 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Fedora
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 42 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (15.41%) DevOps
5 35 (13.16%) ITIL
5 35 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 31 (11.65%) Load Balancing
6 31 (11.65%) Test Automation
7 25 (9.40%) Configuration Management
8 23 (8.65%) Programme Management
9 22 (8.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (7.52%) Reverse Engineering
11 19 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
11 19 (7.14%) Migration
11 19 (7.14%) SDLC
11 19 (7.14%) Test Scripting
12 18 (6.77%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (6.39%) Scrum
13 17 (6.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.07%) SQL
2 45 (16.92%) C#
3 33 (12.41%) Python
4 30 (11.28%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 20 (7.52%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.02%) Java
8 14 (5.26%) C
8 14 (5.26%) C++
9 13 (4.89%) VBScript
10 11 (4.14%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.26%) Korn
11 6 (2.26%) PHP
12 5 (1.88%) Perl
12 5 (1.88%) Ruby
12 5 (1.88%) VB
13 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (37.59%) Security Cleared
2 71 (26.69%) SC Cleared
3 43 (16.17%) DV Cleared
4 21 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.77%) MCSA
5 18 (6.77%) MCSE
6 16 (6.02%) CCNA
6 16 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (4.89%) OCA
7 13 (4.89%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (3.38%) ISEB
9 7 (2.63%) Degree
10 3 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.13%) MCP
11 2 (0.75%) CISSP
11 2 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.75%) SSCP
12 1 (0.38%) MCDST
12 1 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.14%) QA
2 10 (3.76%) HMG Infosec
2 10 (3.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 10 (3.76%) JSP 440
3 9 (3.38%) WCAG
4 3 (1.13%) GDPR
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.26%) Docker
6 12 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.01%) VMware NSX
7 8 (3.01%) XenServer
8 7 (2.63%) XenApp
9 6 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.88%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.50%) vSphere
12 3 (1.13%) NFS
12 3 (1.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 37 (13.91%) SCCM
2 21 (7.89%) Puppet
2 21 (7.89%) vCenter Server
3 17 (6.39%) Ansible
4 13 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.51%) PowerCLI
6 10 (3.76%) WMI
7 9 (3.38%) Kubernetes
7 9 (3.38%) SCVMM
8 8 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (3.01%) SCOM
9 7 (2.63%) Terraform
9 7 (2.63%) WSUS
10 2 (0.75%) Rsyslog
10 2 (0.75%) Salt
11 1 (0.38%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 101 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 69 (25.94%) VMware
3 42 (15.79%) Oracle
4 25 (9.40%) Atlassian
4 25 (9.40%) Cisco
5 18 (6.77%) Citrix
5 18 (6.77%) SAP
6 10 (3.76%) Splunk
7 9 (3.38%) Juniper
8 8 (3.01%) McAfee
8 8 (3.01%) Veeam
9 6 (2.26%) Ivanti
9 6 (2.26%) Remedy
10 5 (1.88%) CA
10 5 (1.88%) Google
10 5 (1.88%) Wyse
11 4 (1.50%) SaltStack
12 3 (1.13%) NetApp
12 3 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.75%) Dell