The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 70 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing VBScript 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.66% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 1.61% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.13 £31.56 £13.92
% change year-on-year
-17.20% +126.68%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
411 311 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.74% 26.56% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 136 81
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) VB
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) MetaFrame
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) UNIX
7 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (17.65%) Altiris
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (11.76%) Wise Package Studio

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.76%) MSI
2 2 (11.76%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Packager
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
4 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Informatics
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
2 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
3 1 (5.88%) User Stories
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) VB
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (5.88%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) MetaFrame
1 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) Altiris
3 2 (11.76%) Dell KACE
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Dell