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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 563 550 519
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -31
Contract jobs citing WSH 8 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.059% 0.068% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Average daily rate
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£270 £290 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -38.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £312 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £290 £406
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -28.61%
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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 11 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 28 January 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 -18 8 £270 -6.89% 2
South East -10 4 £275 +5.76% 1
Berkshire - 4 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £265 -
Yorkshire - 2 £265 - 1
Leeds - 2 £265 -
London +12 1 - -
Reading - - - - 1
Hull - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) VBScript
4 6 (40.00%) VB
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (33.33%) MSI
6 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (26.67%) Marketing
6 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
6 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (13.33%) Statistics
7 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 1 (6.67%) Sybase
8 1 (6.67%) SAP

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) POP3
1 1 (6.67%) SMTP
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) S/MIME
1 1 (6.67%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
1 5 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
2 2 (13.33%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Fund Management
3 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Database Security
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) VBScript
3 6 (40.00%) VB
3 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCTS
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) IronPort
2 1 (6.67%) Red Gate