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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 256 244 223
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Contract jobs citing WSH 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.072% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.085% 0.31% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
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£325 £260 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £463
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -43.78%
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2362 2250 2018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.47% 23.21% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1430 1304 1044
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 135
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015. 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
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WSH
England

WSH
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VBScript
2 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) Marketing
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Credit Risk
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) MSI
4 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (16.67%) Migration

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MSI
1 2 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) VBScript
2 3 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management