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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 657 627 592
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -35
Contract jobs citing WSH 1 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.007% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.027% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 26
Average daily rate - £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £260
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
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
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle