The first table below looks at the demand for WSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 401 375 401
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +26
Contract jobs citing WSH 11 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.065% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 22
Average daily rate £235 £425 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.70% +77.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £463 £265
% change year-on-year
-43.78% +74.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7080 6238 7719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.26% 28.87% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5091 4525 5117
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WSH
England

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WSH Jobs Demand Trend in London

WSH
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WSH Daily Rate Trend in London

WSH
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WSH Hourly Rate Trend in London

WSH
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Vacancies
City of London - - - - 1
WSH
England

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) VB
2 13 (92.86%) Hyper-V
3 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 11 (78.57%) Wise Package Studio
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (78.57%) Application Packaging
3 11 (78.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (78.57%) MSI
3 11 (78.57%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 3 (21.43%) DHCP
4 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Dell
4 3 (21.43%) EMC
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) MetaFrame
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Backup Exec
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Symantec

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Wise Package Studio
1 11 (78.57%) MSI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Applications Packager
2 1 (7.14%) Engineering Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) SAN Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
2 11 (78.57%) Windows XP
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
1 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Hyper-V
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) MetaFrame
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) Backup Exec
2 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) HP
1 3 (21.43%) Dell
1 3 (21.43%) EMC
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
1 3 (21.43%) Symantec
1 3 (21.43%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks