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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 135 119 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -23
Contract jobs citing VBScript 18 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.55% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.75% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
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£275 £160 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £34.53 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +91.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £29.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.87% -15.63%
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
1234 971 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.84% 31.55% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 552 365
Average daily rate £365 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 39
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.15 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.36 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £42.50 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
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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 -5 9 £263 +87.50% 3
Manchester -17 5 £375 +31.57% 1
Lancashire +5 4 £275 - 1
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) VB
5 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
7 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 9 (27.27%) Citrix
7 9 (27.27%) Migration
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) XenApp
8 8 (24.24%) HTML
8 8 (24.24%) CSS
8 8 (24.24%) XML
9 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
9 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
10 6 (18.18%) REST
10 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
10 6 (18.18%) SCCM
10 6 (18.18%) JSON
10 6 (18.18%) Application Packaging
10 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (18.18%) VMware
10 6 (18.18%) AppSense
10 6 (18.18%) MS Access
10 6 (18.18%) C#
10 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
10 6 (18.18%) OAuth2

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
5 2 (6.06%) LDAP
5 2 (6.06%) NAS
6 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) MS Access
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.12%) DTS
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MSI
2 3 (9.09%) Fiddler
3 2 (6.06%) AdminStudio
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Applications Packager
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.03%) DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
1 8 (24.24%) CSS
1 8 (24.24%) XML
2 6 (18.18%) JSON
2 6 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 6 (18.18%) REST
2 6 (18.18%) OAuth2
3 5 (15.15%) jQuery
4 4 (12.12%) HTML5
4 4 (12.12%) CSS3
5 3 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (9.09%) SOAP
5 3 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (6.06%) Classic ASP
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.06%) ODBC
7 1 (3.03%) Web Services
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.09%) MVC
5 3 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Time Management
5 3 (9.09%) MVVM
6 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Web Application Development
6 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) Data Management
7 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Validation
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) VB
3 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.18%) C#
5 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.06%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCITP
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (9.09%) CCEA
2 3 (9.09%) CCEE
2 3 (9.09%) CCIA
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) XenApp
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.09%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) Terminal Server
6 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) AppSense
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Wyse
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) Sun
5 2 (6.06%) NetApp