The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 552 537 494
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -43
Contract jobs citing WSH 4 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.031% 0.095% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £235 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% -49.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £406
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12995 12650 11269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 27.37% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8020 7196
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 248 288
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSH across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WSH Jobs Demand Trend in England

WSH
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSH across the England region.

WSH Daily Rate Trend in England

WSH
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSH across the England region.

WSH Hourly Rate Trend in England

WSH
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -18 3 £275 +5.76%
East of England - - - -
London - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
WSH
UK

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WSH also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSH.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) VBScript
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (33.33%) Credit Risk
5 4 (33.33%) Marketing
5 4 (33.33%) VB
5 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 3 (25.00%) MSI
6 3 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Perl
7 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (8.33%) Symantec
8 1 (8.33%) ETL

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WSH also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) POP3
1 1 (8.33%) SMTP
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) S/MIME
1 1 (8.33%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
1 3 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) French Language
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cyber Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Fund Management
2 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) VBScript
3 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) VB
5 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCTS
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Sybase
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec
1 1 (8.33%) IronPort