The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 63 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing VBScript 6 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.77% 1.22% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 3.80% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£380 £155 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+145.16% -17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.85 £30.01 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.79% +57.92%
VBScript
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
257 316 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.95% 32.11% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 154 161
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.50 £16.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.77 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBScript across the Cheshire region.

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the Cheshire region.

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 4 £310 +100.00% 1
Warrington - - - - 1
VBScript
North West

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VBScript also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBScript.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (71.43%) XenApp
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Compatibility Testing
3 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (71.43%) AppSense
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 5 (71.43%) VB
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) AdminStudio
4 4 (57.14%) Application Packaging
5 3 (42.86%) MSI
6 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) MCITP
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Legal
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 1 (14.29%) Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) EMC
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) Legato

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VBScript also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBScript. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) AdminStudio
2 3 (42.86%) MSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Applications Packager
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) XenApp
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (14.29%) Legato
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) AppSense
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) EMC