Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 19 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 93 83
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 +18
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 14 12 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.19% 0.85% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.07% 2.02% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 29
Wales median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £204 £306
90th Percentile £450 £416 £438
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +9.68% -1.90% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +50.88% +26.67% -30.77%

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 Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 456 595 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.68% 42.38% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 400 595
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £251 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +168.29% +3.02%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £56.16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing PowerShell as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in Wales

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerShell in Wales

PowerShell
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell in Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerShell in Wales

PowerShell
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the Wales region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
South Wales +18 13 £350 +12.45% 2
North Wales - 1 £385 -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (35.71%) Clustering
7 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) VMware
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) JIRA
8 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (21.43%) Confluence
8 3 (21.43%) Office 365
8 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
8 3 (21.43%) DevOps
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (21.43%) MCSE
8 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (21.43%) Confluence
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
4 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) NuGet
2 2 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Gradle
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) DBA
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) CGI
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) MCP
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.14%) iptables
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) arcserve
4 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 2 (14.29%) McAfee
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (14.29%) Sophos
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Nintex
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam