Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 November 2018 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 165 -
Rank change year-on-year -37 - -
Contract jobs citing WSH 4 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.42% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £225 - -
England median daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,561 1,162 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.61% 24.42% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 769 981
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.57%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £61.94 £41.15 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

WSH
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WSH in the West Midlands

WSH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSH in the West Midlands

WSH
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
Warwickshire - 4 £225 -
Coventry - 1 - -
WSH
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WSH.

1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS

WSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware