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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
England / North West
Rank 123 128 125
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing VBScript 14 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.69% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 1.93% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
Median daily rate £323 £215 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -36.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £118 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £300 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £303 £352
% change year-on-year
+7.26% -13.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £28.25 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+70.79% -1.53%

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
1038 1402 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.45% 35.78% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 899 697
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 61 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.54 £41.32 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Merseyside - 8 £323 -
Cheshire - 3 £275 -
Lancashire -1 2 £373 +24.16%
Manchester -8 1 - - 1
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 18 (72.00%) SQL
1 18 (72.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) HP
5 8 (32.00%) Perl
5 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (32.00%) Java
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (32.00%) Release Management
5 8 (32.00%) SCOM
5 8 (32.00%) Service Management
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (28.00%) Regular Expression
6 7 (28.00%) C#
6 7 (28.00%) XML
6 7 (28.00%) Linux
6 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
7 6 (24.00%) Netcool
7 6 (24.00%) CA
7 6 (24.00%) IBM
7 6 (24.00%) XSLT
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) AIX
7 6 (24.00%) HPUX

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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) NAS
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.00%) MS Access
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) TestComplete
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Regular Expression
1 7 (28.00%) XML
2 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) XSLT
3 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) LINQ
3 1 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) AIX
4 6 (24.00%) HPUX
4 6 (24.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Release Management
1 8 (32.00%) Service Management
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) Modular Programming
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) PowerShell
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Perl
3 7 (28.00%) C#
4 6 (24.00%) Bourne shell
4 6 (24.00%) Korn
5 5 (20.00%) VB
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.00%) VB6
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) VBA
7 1 (4.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.00%) VMware GSX
3 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCOM
2 6 (24.00%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (24.00%) Netcool
2 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (8.00%) MOM
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (24.00%) CA
4 6 (24.00%) IBM
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
6 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco
7 2 (8.00%) Lotus
7 2 (8.00%) NetApp
7 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.00%) Blue Prism
8 1 (4.00%) Lumension
8 1 (4.00%) Symantec