The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows PowerShell
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 32 31 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11  
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 2 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 3.57% 8.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 11.90% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 13
Median daily rate £375 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.17% +11.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £390 £338
% change year-on-year -10.25% +15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.06% +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 Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 82 84 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 31.42% 30.00% 48.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 130
Median daily rate £325 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.68% -32.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerShell in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerShell in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) XenServer
5 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) SAML
6 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Java

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Expert
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SAML
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) XenServer
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle