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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 633 658 610
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -48
Contract jobs citing WSH 1 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.037% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 24
Median daily rate - £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £308
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%
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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 4 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 27 August 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 +12 1 - - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hessle - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

WSH
Top 15 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Order to Cash

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Order to Cash
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle