The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 531 514 512
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing WSH 18 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.055% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 34
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £525 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £503 £265
% change year-on-year
-37.31% +89.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13298 12877 13707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.91% 28.26% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8723 8333 8487
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 298 341
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
WSH
UK

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 11 July 2014. 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
London -18 6 £210 -22.22%
East of England - - - -
WSH
UK

WSH
Top 25 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 44 (97.78%) VB
1 44 (97.78%) Windows
1 44 (97.78%) Windows XP
1 44 (97.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 44 (97.78%) MSI
1 44 (97.78%) Microsoft App-V
1 44 (97.78%) Hyper-V
1 44 (97.78%) Windows 7
1 44 (97.78%) Wise Package Studio
1 44 (97.78%) Application Packaging
2 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) VBScript
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.22%) Red Gate
3 1 (2.22%) Database Security
3 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (97.78%) MSI
1 44 (97.78%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 44 (97.78%) Applications Packager
2 1 (2.22%) Administrator
2 1 (2.22%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (97.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Replication
1 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (97.78%) Windows
1 44 (97.78%) Windows XP
1 44 (97.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (2.22%) Database Security
1 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) VB
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 44 (97.78%) Microsoft App-V
1 44 (97.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 44 (97.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle
1 1 (2.22%) Red Gate