The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 613 648 641
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Contract jobs citing WSH 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.006% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +48.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £265
% change year-on-year
- +50.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15266 15816 15220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.80% 28.76% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10535 11015 10387
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 256 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £15.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WSH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WSH.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft