The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 398 410 387
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing WSH 2 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.034% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.11% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £480
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -53.12%
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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6938 7151 6536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.67% 30.61% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4981 5246 4719
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 18 91
Average hourly rate £22.18 £40.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.55% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Release Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CA