The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 564 536 532
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Contract jobs citing WSH 25 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.053% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 29
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £267 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £465 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £265 £265
% change year-on-year
+18.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15092 14279 14974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.92% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9704 9080 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 285 365
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 £17.60 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 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 29 July 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 -9 25 £300 +11.11% 1
London -18 6 £210 -22.22%
Suffolk - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

WSH
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 47 (92.16%) VB
1 47 (92.16%) Windows
1 47 (92.16%) Windows XP
1 47 (92.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 47 (92.16%) MSI
1 47 (92.16%) Application Packaging
1 47 (92.16%) Windows 7
1 47 (92.16%) Wise Package Studio
2 46 (90.20%) Hyper-V
2 46 (90.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
4 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (7.84%) Statistics
5 4 (7.84%) Replication
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.84%) SQL
5 4 (7.84%) VBScript
5 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.84%) Red Gate
5 4 (7.84%) Database Security
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (92.16%) MSI
1 47 (92.16%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 47 (92.16%) Applications Packager
2 4 (7.84%) Administrator
2 4 (7.84%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (92.16%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Replication
1 4 (7.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (92.16%) Windows
1 47 (92.16%) Windows XP
1 47 (92.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.84%) Database Security
1 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (92.16%) VB
2 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 46 (90.20%) Microsoft App-V
1 46 (90.20%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 47 (92.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle
1 4 (7.84%) Red Gate