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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 162 137 121
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing VBScript 5 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.54% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 1.69% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 6
Average daily rate £483 £275 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.45% +24.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £393 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £34.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -55.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.00 £29.53
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -28.87%
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
1404 1246 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.92% 32.10% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 782 549
Average daily rate £375 £365 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 35
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £18.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Cheshire -13 4 £483 +75.45%
Merseyside - 1 - -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) PowerShell
3 14 (45.16%) VB
4 11 (35.48%) T-SQL
5 10 (32.26%) HTML
5 10 (32.26%) VB.NET
5 10 (32.26%) .NET
5 10 (32.26%) Classic ASP
5 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
5 10 (32.26%) CSS
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 10 (32.26%) Intranet
5 10 (32.26%) Web Development
6 9 (29.03%) Finance
6 9 (29.03%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) XML
7 8 (25.81%) Tomcat
8 6 (19.35%) PHP
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
9 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
9 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (12.90%) Clustering
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (25.81%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (9.68%) IBM Notes
2 3 (9.68%) JBoss
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Intranet
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.68%) QlikView
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Software Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Support Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Web Developer
5 6 (19.35%) Applications Support
5 6 (19.35%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) DBA
8 1 (3.23%) IT Support
8 1 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
1 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
1 10 (32.26%) Classic ASP
1 10 (32.26%) CSS
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
2 8 (25.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.45%) NetWare
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Web Development
2 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) ITSM
4 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Server Patching
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Database Security
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
2 16 (51.61%) PowerShell
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 14 (45.16%) VB
4 11 (35.48%) T-SQL
5 10 (32.26%) VB.NET
6 9 (29.03%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) PHP
8 3 (9.68%) VBA
9 1 (3.23%) C#
9 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSA
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
2 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) BladeLogic
1 2 (6.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Citrix
2 3 (9.68%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Lotus
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Novell
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) EMC