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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 416 409 387
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing WSH 3 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.040% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 15
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £301 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £415 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WSH
England

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
7424 7823 7198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.21% 31.34% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5534 5710 5147
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 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 62
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSH across the London region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

WSH Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 October 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
City of London - - - - 3
WSH
England

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 7 (77.78%) VB
2 7 (77.78%) MSI
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 7 (77.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (77.78%) Application Packaging
2 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
2 7 (77.78%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) Fund Management
4 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Data Conversion
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VBScript
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MSI
1 7 (77.78%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
1 1 (11.11%) Data Conversion
1 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
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%) Business Transformation
1 1 (11.11%) Analytics
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
1 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
1 1 (11.11%) Fund Management
1 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
1 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) VB
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) Python
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase