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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 413 413 403
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing WSH 2 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.068% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £555
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -25.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £265 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.86% -29.33%
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
7391 7839 7778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.15% 31.20% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5314 5678 5442
Average daily rate £415 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 69
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.88 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) MSI
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (88.89%) Windows XP
2 8 (88.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (88.89%) Application Packaging
2 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
2 8 (88.89%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
3 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (11.11%) Fund Management
3 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Data Conversion
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MSI
1 8 (88.89%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
1 1 (11.11%) Data Conversion
1 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows XP
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Fund Management
1 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
1 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
1 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
1 1 (11.11%) Analytics
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase