Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 871 864
Rank change year-on-year +35 -7 -46
Contract jobs citing WSH 21 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.069% 0.007% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
England median daily rate - - £450
UK median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -

WSH is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30652 30033 30024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.32% 30.71% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21811 20965 20810
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 347 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.68 £14.56 £14.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.37
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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

WSH
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

WSH
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands - 20 - -
West Midlands - 20 - -
London - 1 - -
WSH
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WSH.

1 21 (100.00%) Migration
2 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (95.24%) WMI
2 20 (95.24%) QA
2 20 (95.24%) VBScript
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (95.24%) MSI
2 20 (95.24%) SCCM
2 20 (95.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (95.24%) PowerShell
2 20 (95.24%) Windows 7
2 20 (95.24%) Windows 10
3 18 (85.71%) Application Discovery
3 18 (85.71%) Release Management
3 18 (85.71%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Master Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.76%) BAPI
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica

WSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 20 (95.24%) MSI
2 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Application Integration Engineer
1 10 (47.62%) Applications Engineer
1 10 (47.62%) Applications Packager
1 10 (47.62%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) BAPI
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
1 20 (95.24%) Windows 10
1 20 (95.24%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Migration
2 18 (85.71%) Application Discovery
2 18 (85.71%) Application Packaging
2 18 (85.71%) Release Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Logistics
3 1 (4.76%) Master Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) PowerShell
1 20 (95.24%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (95.24%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft App-V
1 20 (95.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (95.24%) SCCM
1 20 (95.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
1 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Informatica
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP