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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 572 542 519
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -23
Contract jobs citing WSH 7 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.019% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.069% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Average daily rate
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£270 £295 £519
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -43.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £287 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £400 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £290 £260
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +11.53%
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
13504 12995 12697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.24% 27.75% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9391 8465 8103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 279 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSH across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WSH Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Yorkshire - 3 £265 - 1
London +12 2 £600 +50.00%
South East -30 2 - - 3
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WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) VB
3 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
3 14 (56.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (56.00%) MSI
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (56.00%) Application Packaging
3 14 (56.00%) Hyper-V
3 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (56.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (32.00%) VBScript
5 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (24.00%) Statistics
7 6 (24.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) Replication
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (20.00%) Red Gate
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (20.00%) Database Security
9 3 (12.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (8.00%) Marketing
10 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
10 2 (8.00%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MSI
1 14 (56.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Applications Packager
2 6 (24.00%) DBA
3 5 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Statistics
2 5 (20.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.00%) Data Conversion
4 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
2 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (20.00%) Database Security
3 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Fund Management
4 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.00%) High Availability
4 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.00%) Analytics
4 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) VB
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (32.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 14 (56.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (56.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Red Gate
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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