The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 135 127 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing VBScript 23 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.43% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 1.24% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 17
Average daily rate £300 £305 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +117.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £348 £202
% change year-on-year
-13.72% +72.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £29.50 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -13.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.10 £24.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £37.90 £97.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £28.69 £30.01
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -4.38%
VBScript
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1413 1129 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.28% 34.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 733 565
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 29 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £19.00 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VBScript
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

VBScript Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester 0 19 £118 -70.62% 2
Lancashire 0 3 £300 - 3
Merseyside - 1 - -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) PowerShell
3 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 18 (42.86%) SQL
5 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
6 16 (38.10%) HTML
6 16 (38.10%) VB
6 16 (38.10%) VB.NET
6 16 (38.10%) .NET
6 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
6 16 (38.10%) CSS
7 14 (33.33%) Java
8 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 12 (28.57%) PHP
9 11 (26.19%) Classic ASP
9 11 (26.19%) Intranet
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 8 (19.05%) VBA
11 8 (19.05%) XML
11 8 (19.05%) Tomcat
11 8 (19.05%) Migration
11 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (19.05%) BitLocker
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
12 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (16.67%) Citrix
12 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (14.29%) Apache

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.29%) Apache
4 5 (11.90%) IIS
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (7.14%) IBM Notes
5 3 (7.14%) JBoss
5 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Intranet
2 5 (11.90%) HTTP
2 5 (11.90%) Internet
2 5 (11.90%) SMTP
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 5 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (11.90%) SQLite
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.14%) QlikView
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Eclipse
1 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
1 5 (11.90%) JUnit
1 5 (11.90%) NUnit
1 5 (11.90%) PHPUnit
1 5 (11.90%) Subversion
1 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.14%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Software Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Support Analyst
5 8 (19.05%) Web Developer
6 6 (14.29%) Applications Support
6 6 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (11.90%) Digital Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Architect
8 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) QlikView Developer
9 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
1 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
1 16 (38.10%) CSS
1 16 (38.10%) HTML
2 11 (26.19%) Classic ASP
3 8 (19.05%) XML
4 5 (11.90%) CAML
4 5 (11.90%) Django
4 5 (11.90%) jQuery
4 5 (11.90%) LAMP
4 5 (11.90%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (11.90%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (11.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.90%) Linux
5 5 (11.90%) Mac OS X
5 5 (11.90%) Unix
6 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
6 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.76%) NetWare
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Migration
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
3 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (11.90%) Data Management
3 5 (11.90%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (11.90%) Server Building
3 5 (11.90%) TDD
3 5 (11.90%) Web Design
4 3 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (4.76%) ITSM
5 2 (4.76%) Server Patching
6 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) PowerShell
2 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 18 (42.86%) SQL
4 16 (38.10%) VB
4 16 (38.10%) VB.NET
5 14 (33.33%) Java
6 12 (28.57%) PHP
6 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 8 (19.05%) VBA
8 6 (14.29%) C#
8 6 (14.29%) C++
9 5 (11.90%) C
9 5 (11.90%) FQL
9 5 (11.90%) Python
9 5 (11.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) MCITP
4 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) CCEA
5 3 (7.14%) CCEE
5 3 (7.14%) CCIA
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (7.14%) MCSE
6 1 (2.38%) CCNA
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCSA
6 1 (2.38%) VCP4
6 1 (2.38%) VCP5
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) BitLocker
3 6 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 4 (9.52%) XenApp
5 3 (7.14%) Terminal Server
6 2 (4.76%) XenServer
7 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (11.90%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) AppSense
5 3 (7.14%) Becrypt
5 3 (7.14%) Lotus
5 3 (7.14%) Wyse
6 2 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.76%) Altiris
6 2 (4.76%) CA
6 2 (4.76%) Novell
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec