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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 587 546 573
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +27
Contract jobs citing WSH 19 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.053% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 13
Average daily rate
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£315 £285 £555
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -48.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £256 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £265 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.86% -29.33%
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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 8 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 22 September 2014. 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 -46 19 £315 +10.52% 2
London -9 2 £325 -23.52%
Suffolk - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Hull - - - - 2
Ipswich - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
East of England - - - -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 36 (87.80%) Windows
2 35 (85.37%) VB
2 35 (85.37%) Windows XP
2 35 (85.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 35 (85.37%) MSI
2 35 (85.37%) Microsoft App-V
2 35 (85.37%) Application Packaging
2 35 (85.37%) Hyper-V
2 35 (85.37%) Windows 7
2 35 (85.37%) Wise Package Studio
3 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
5 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
5 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 6 (14.63%) Oracle
5 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
6 5 (12.20%) VBScript
6 5 (12.20%) Replication
6 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (12.20%) Statistics
6 5 (12.20%) Red Gate
6 5 (12.20%) Database Security
6 5 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.44%) Big Data
7 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.44%) Analytics
7 1 (2.44%) Visualisation

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (85.37%) MSI
1 35 (85.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (2.44%) Banking
1 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Applications Packager
2 5 (12.20%) Administrator
2 5 (12.20%) DBA
3 1 (2.44%) Security Specialist
3 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (85.37%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Replication
1 5 (12.20%) Statistics
2 1 (2.44%) Data Conversion
2 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 36 (87.80%) Windows
2 35 (85.37%) Windows XP
2 35 (85.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) AIX
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Database Security
1 5 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security
2 1 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (2.44%) Fund Management
2 1 (2.44%) Wealth Management
2 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
2 1 (2.44%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (2.44%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
2 1 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) VB
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.20%) VBScript
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 35 (85.37%) Microsoft App-V
1 35 (85.37%) Hyper-V
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (85.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) Red Gate
3 1 (2.44%) Sybase