The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 593 572 519
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -53
Contract jobs citing WSH 4 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.039% 0.055%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £533
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 - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14908 14984 12930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.65% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9842 9913 8138
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 193 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.04 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WSH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WSH
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSH within the UK.

WSH Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WSH
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSH within the UK.

WSH Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WSH
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Vacancies
England -34 4 £350 +55.55% 1
London +12 2 £375 +44.23% 1
South East -19 2 £325 +25.00%
Reading - 2 £325 -
Berkshire - 2 £325 -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (77.78%) VBScript
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Credit Risk
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (44.44%) Marketing
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (22.22%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) S/MIME
1 1 (11.11%) POP3
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (22.22%) MSI
General
1 4 (44.44%) Marketing
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Release Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Packager
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) VBScript
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) IronPort