Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 80 93
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 42 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.41% 1.39% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.43% 3.62% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 12 8
Wales median daily rate £433 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +10.00% -10.34%
10th Percentile £303 £311 £237
90th Percentile £623 £423 £392
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -1.75% +52.68% +31.76%

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 774 469 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 44.48% 38.38% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 314 422
Wales median daily rate £415 £375 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -9.37% +18.21%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £281
90th Percentile £575 £538 £574
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £21.47 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -60.96% +161.90%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.57 £20.15
90th Percentile £37.00 £47.13 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.23
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.98% +4.60%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
South Wales +3 40 £433 +27.28% 6
West Wales - 1 £550 - 3
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 14 (33.33%) DevOps
4 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 13 (30.95%) VMware
6 11 (26.19%) Citrix
7 10 (23.81%) SQL
7 10 (23.81%) Python
7 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (21.43%) SCCM
9 8 (19.05%) Scrum
10 7 (16.67%) Firewall
10 7 (16.67%) MCSE
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (16.67%) XenApp
10 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 6 (14.29%) Docker
11 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 6 (14.29%) ITIL
11 6 (14.29%) C#
11 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (11.90%) JIRA

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 5 (11.90%) Confluence
1 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) FileNet
5 1 (2.38%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) Mule
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) Office 365
4 2 (4.76%) GitHub
5 1 (2.38%) IaaS
5 1 (2.38%) NuGet
5 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.38%) PaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) DSL
3 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) SSH
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.38%) FTP
4 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) OLAP
4 1 (2.38%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.38%) OLTP
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.90%) JIRA
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.14%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.76%) InstallShield
6 2 (4.76%) Maven
6 2 (4.76%) MSI
6 2 (4.76%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.38%) AdminStudio
7 1 (2.38%) Ant
7 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.38%) GitLab
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Database Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.76%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) LDAP
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) Node.js
2 2 (4.76%) OAuth
2 2 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.38%) MDX
3 1 (2.38%) React
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Stripes Framework
3 1 (2.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.38%) VMS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) DevOps
3 8 (19.05%) Scrum
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.52%) Information Security
6 4 (9.52%) Kanban
6 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (7.14%) High Availability
7 3 (7.14%) Microservices
7 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.14%) SDLC
7 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Python
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) Perl
5 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) Groovy
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.76%) VB
6 2 (4.76%) VBScript
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) R
7 1 (2.38%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) MCSE
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) HNC
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 3 (7.14%) GDPR
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.67%) XenApp
4 6 (14.29%) Docker
5 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (4.76%) iptables
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.76%) NFS
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.38%) vSphere
8 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) Ansible
3 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.14%) Puppet
4 3 (7.14%) SCOM
4 3 (7.14%) WSUS
5 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.76%) Mesos
6 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) Packer
6 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.38%) SCSM
6 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) VMware
3 11 (26.19%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 5 (11.90%) Palo Alto
5 4 (9.52%) Nintex
6 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) HP
6 3 (7.14%) Remedy
6 3 (7.14%) Teradata
7 2 (4.76%) Ivanti
7 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.76%) Sophos
8 1 (2.38%) Acronis
8 1 (2.38%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.38%) Hortonworks
8 1 (2.38%) Veeam