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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 602 553 559
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +6
Contract jobs citing WSH 10 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.043% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.063% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 16
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 £548
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -26.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £281 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £455 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
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
15790 14953 15025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.03% 28.97% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10476 9711 8996
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 275 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSH within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

WSH Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 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 23 October 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 -41 10 £315 -21.25% 4
London -5 3 £463 +15.62% 2
Hull - 1 £275 - 2
East Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
City of London - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 24 (75.00%) VB
2 24 (75.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 24 (75.00%) MSI
2 24 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 24 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 24 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 24 (75.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 24 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) VBScript
7 6 (18.75%) Oracle
7 6 (18.75%) Statistics
7 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (15.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (15.63%) Database Security
8 5 (15.63%) Red Gate
8 5 (15.63%) Replication
8 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.13%) Finance
9 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.13%) Banking

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (75.00%) MSI
1 24 (75.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Applications Packager
2 6 (18.75%) DBA
3 5 (15.63%) Administrator
4 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) SQL DBA
4 1 (3.13%) Security Specialist
4 1 (3.13%) Build Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Statistics
2 5 (15.63%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.13%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 24 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (15.63%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (15.63%) Database Security
3 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
3 1 (3.13%) ETL
3 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (3.13%) Fund Management
3 1 (3.13%) Wealth Management
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.13%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
3 1 (3.13%) High Availability
3 1 (3.13%) Business Transformation
3 1 (3.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) VB
2 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) VBScript
5 1 (3.13%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 24 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (75.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Red Gate
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
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