The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 62 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing VBScript 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.29% 1.34% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 4.95% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate £140 £500 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.00% +65.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.06 £32.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +85.71%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
265 202 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.10% 27.08% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 96 111
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -50.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.36 £9.00 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VBScript
North West

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

VBScript Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 10 £140 -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
VBScript
North West

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 26 (96.30%) VB
2 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
4 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) Citrix
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (48.15%) SCCM
5 13 (48.15%) PowerShell
5 13 (48.15%) XenApp
5 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
6 12 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
6 12 (44.44%) AppSense
7 11 (40.74%) AdminStudio
7 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
8 10 (37.04%) Migration
9 8 (29.63%) Local Government
10 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
10 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
10 7 (25.93%) SQL
10 7 (25.93%) Web Services
10 7 (25.93%) XML
10 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
10 7 (25.93%) .NET
10 7 (25.93%) MySQL
10 7 (25.93%) Oracle
10 7 (25.93%) C
10 7 (25.93%) C#
10 7 (25.93%) C++

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) AdminStudio
2 3 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 8 (29.63%) Local Government
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Applications Packager
2 7 (25.93%) Software Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Junior
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
1 7 (25.93%) XML
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Migration
3 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.81%) Software Deployment
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
7 2 (7.41%) Time Management
8 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) VB
2 13 (48.15%) PowerShell
3 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
3 7 (25.93%) C
3 7 (25.93%) C#
3 7 (25.93%) C++
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (48.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) Citrix
3 12 (44.44%) AppSense
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle