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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 619 591 568
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -23
Contract jobs citing WSH 6 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.044% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.036% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 9
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£450 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £308 £265
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +16.03%
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
16607 15856 15326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.97% 28.03% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 10074 9835
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 222 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 7 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 1 September 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 -31 6 £450 +50.00% 7
London -2 4 £450 +114.28% 1
Nottinghamshire -11 1 £450 +40.62%
Nottingham -13 1 £450 +40.62%
East Midlands -18 1 £450 +36.36%
East of England - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) CA
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) NAS
4 2 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (20.00%) MSI
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LDAP
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
1 2 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Release Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (30.00%) Scrum
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) CA
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Cerner
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle