The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 251 232 244
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing WSH 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.052% 0.023% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.089% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£290 £283 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +15.38%
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2224 2245 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.14% 25.97% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1321 1221
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 89
Average hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WSH Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WSH
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WSH Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WSH
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WSH Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WSH
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (54.55%) VB
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows XP
1 6 (54.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (54.55%) MSI
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (54.55%) Application Packaging
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
1 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
1 6 (54.55%) Wise Package Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Red Gate
2 5 (45.45%) Database Security
2 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) Statistics
2 5 (45.45%) Replication
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) VBScript
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MSI
1 6 (54.55%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Applications Packager
2 5 (45.45%) Administrator
2 5 (45.45%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Replication
1 5 (45.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows XP
1 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Database Security
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) VB
2 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Red Gate