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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 115 113 120
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing VBScript 25 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.57% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 1.63% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 £14.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% +120.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +57.89%
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
1086 983 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.36% 34.97% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 532 593
Average daily rate £325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 55 42
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £15.85 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £55.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 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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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
Lancashire - 8 £320 -
Manchester -7 7 £285 +111.11% 3
Cheshire +9 4 £385 - 1
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 16 (50.00%) VB
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) C#
3 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 14 (43.75%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
5 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
6 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 9 (28.13%) .NET
7 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.00%) Oracle
8 8 (25.00%) SCCM
9 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (18.75%) Citrix
10 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
10 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
10 6 (18.75%) LDAP
11 5 (15.63%) VB6
12 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (12.50%) AppSense
12 4 (12.50%) QA
12 4 (12.50%) XenApp
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (12.50%) C
12 4 (12.50%) VBA
12 4 (12.50%) MS Office
13 3 (9.38%) Classic ASP

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.38%) Umbraco
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) IIS
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) CTI
2 2 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) SMS
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) SCCM Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Siebel Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) VB Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop Support
6 1 (3.13%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (9.38%) Classic ASP
3 3 (9.38%) WCF
3 3 (9.38%) jQuery
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Tandem
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.25%) NetWare
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) Scrum
1 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (9.38%) Content Management
1 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
1 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
1 3 (9.38%) Web Development
1 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
1 3 (9.38%) OO
1 3 (9.38%) CRM
1 3 (9.38%) MVC
1 3 (9.38%) Compatibility Testing
1 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
2 2 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.13%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.13%) Use Case
3 1 (3.13%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) VB
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) C#
4 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
5 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 5 (15.63%) VB6
8 4 (12.50%) C
8 4 (12.50%) VBA
9 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
10 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.13%) Legato
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) AppSense
5 3 (9.38%) Siebel
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) CosmoCom
6 2 (6.25%) Actuate
6 2 (6.25%) Novell
6 2 (6.25%) Lotus
7 1 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) EMC