Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 886 879
Rank change year-on-year +29 -7 -13
Contract jobs citing WSH 22 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.006% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

WSH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WSH in the UK

WSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSH in the UK

WSH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSH in the UK

WSH
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +46 21 - - 1
UK excluding London +55 20 - -
Midlands - 20 - -
West Midlands - 20 - -
London - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for WSH.

1 22 (100.00%) Migration
2 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (90.91%) WMI
2 20 (90.91%) QA
2 20 (90.91%) VBScript
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (90.91%) MSI
2 20 (90.91%) SCCM
2 20 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (90.91%) PowerShell
2 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 20 (90.91%) Windows 10
3 18 (81.82%) Application Discovery
3 18 (81.82%) Release Management
3 18 (81.82%) Application Packaging
4 2 (9.09%) ETL
4 2 (9.09%) Data Management
4 2 (9.09%) Logistics
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Informatica
4 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle

WSH
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (90.91%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 20 (90.91%) MSI
2 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Application Integration Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Applications Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Applications Packager
1 10 (45.45%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) BAPI
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
1 20 (90.91%) Windows 10
1 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Migration
2 18 (81.82%) Application Discovery
2 18 (81.82%) Application Packaging
2 18 (81.82%) Release Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Data Management
3 2 (9.09%) ETL
3 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Logistics
3 2 (9.09%) Master Data Management
3 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) PowerShell
1 20 (90.91%) VBScript
2 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (90.91%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft App-V
1 20 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (90.91%) SCCM
1 20 (90.91%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
1 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Informatica
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP