The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 125 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing VBScript 7 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.78% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 2.40% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 7
Average daily rate
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£286 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.30% -
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
965 876 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.91% 32.34% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 464 688
Average daily rate £350 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 74
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VBScript
England

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 31 July 2014. 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
Manchester -6 6 £290 -10.76% 3
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 19 (67.86%) VB
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (60.71%) PowerShell
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 15 (53.57%) SCCM
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (35.71%) Citrix
6 10 (35.71%) XenApp
7 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
7 9 (32.14%) AppSense
8 8 (28.57%) .NET
9 7 (25.00%) AdminStudio
9 7 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Application Packaging
10 6 (21.43%) Migration
10 6 (21.43%) SQL
11 5 (17.86%) Java
11 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
11 5 (17.86%) C#
11 5 (17.86%) MS Office
11 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
11 5 (17.86%) Tandem
11 5 (17.86%) MSI
12 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
12 4 (14.29%) Web Services
12 4 (14.29%) XML
12 4 (14.29%) HTML
13 3 (10.71%) C

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SMS
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) AdminStudio
2 5 (17.86%) MSI
3 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (3.57%) T4 Templates
General
1 3 (10.71%) Local Government
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Applications Packager
2 7 (25.00%) Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) SCCM Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Junior
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Tester
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 4 (14.29%) HTML
3 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 4 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.57%) POCO
5 1 (3.57%) WCF
5 1 (3.57%) WF
5 1 (3.57%) LINQ
5 1 (3.57%) Ajax
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Tandem
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Web 2.0
3 2 (7.14%) Social Media
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Web Development
3 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) VB
2 17 (60.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) Java
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.71%) C++
6 3 (10.71%) C
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (35.71%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.57%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Citrix
3 9 (32.14%) AppSense
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) Adobe
5 2 (7.14%) Interwoven
6 1 (3.57%) Novell
6 1 (3.57%) Wyse
6 1 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris