The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WSH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Script Host (WSH)
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 621 638
Contract jobs citing WSH 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.007% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
England median daily rate - - £375
UK median daily rate - - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

WSH is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13930 14333 14266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.22% 29.08% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 37646 39873 36060
England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
10th Percentile £310 £300 £271
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £434 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 499 644
England median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
10th Percentile £19.82 £18.22 £16.43
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.99 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  

WSH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WSH in England

WSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSH in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSH in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSH in England