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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 145 151 117
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -34
Contract jobs citing VBScript 5 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 1.45% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 17
Median daily rate £275 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £29.50 £26.13
% change year-on-year
-4.23% +12.91%
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
1314 1377 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.55% 30.77% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 875 656
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 29
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £20.30 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 5 £275 -16.03% 3
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) TestComplete
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) ETL Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus
2 2 (25.00%) VMware