The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Script Host (WSH)
England / South East
Rank - - 267
Contract jobs citing WSH 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - - 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2077 2182 2359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.65% 23.66% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 1462 1369
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing WSH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WSH in the South East

WSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSH in the South East

WSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSH in the South East