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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 115 95 122
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +27
Contract jobs citing VBScript 20 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.91% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% 2.82% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Average daily rate £221 £333 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.45% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £193 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £455 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £34.53 £18.00 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.81% +20.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.06 £32.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +49.42%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 781 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.13% 32.39% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 384 560
Average daily rate £330 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 55
Average hourly rate £36.15 £24.25 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.05% +4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.24 £12.02 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
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
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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

VBScript Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -12 11 £140 -72.00% 3
Manchester -13 4 £285 -9.52% 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (73.08%) VB
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
3 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
4 27 (51.92%) PowerShell
5 26 (50.00%) Citrix
6 23 (44.23%) Windows XP
7 21 (40.38%) MS Excel
8 20 (38.46%) Windows 7
9 17 (32.69%) MS Office
9 17 (32.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (28.85%) SCCM
11 14 (26.92%) XenApp
12 13 (25.00%) AppSense
12 13 (25.00%) Novell
12 13 (25.00%) .NET
12 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000
13 12 (23.08%) IBM Notes
13 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
13 12 (23.08%) HP
13 12 (23.08%) NetWare
13 12 (23.08%) VPN
13 12 (23.08%) Lotus
13 12 (23.08%) Blackberry
13 12 (23.08%) AdminStudio
13 12 (23.08%) XenDesktop
13 12 (23.08%) ServiceCenter
13 12 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
14 10 (19.23%) Migration
14 10 (19.23%) SQL

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 12 (23.08%) IBM Notes
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (40.38%) MS Excel
2 17 (32.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) VPN
2 6 (11.54%) SMS
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) MySQL
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) AdminStudio
2 5 (9.62%) MSI
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) T4 Templates
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
1 8 (15.38%) Local Government
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Applications Packager
2 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Tester
3 7 (13.46%) Software Tester
3 7 (13.46%) Deployment Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Remote Desktop Support
6 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Junior Tester
6 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) .NET
2 9 (17.31%) Web Services
2 9 (17.31%) XML
2 9 (17.31%) Application Packaging
2 9 (17.31%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) jQuery
4 2 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (3.85%) POCO
4 2 (3.85%) WCF
4 2 (3.85%) WF
4 2 (3.85%) LINQ
4 2 (3.85%) Ajax
4 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.85%) JSON
4 2 (3.85%) Classic ASP
4 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.85%) Social Media
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Windows XP
3 20 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 12 (23.08%) NetWare
6 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
8 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
2 10 (19.23%) Migration
3 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
3 7 (13.46%) Software Deployment
4 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 6 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) ITIL
6 4 (7.69%) ITSM
7 3 (5.77%) Web Development
7 3 (5.77%) Software Distribution
8 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.85%) Analytics
8 2 (3.85%) Time Management
9 1 (1.92%) Web Testing
9 1 (1.92%) Software Testing
9 1 (1.92%) ERP
9 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.92%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) VB
2 27 (51.92%) PowerShell
3 10 (19.23%) SQL
3 10 (19.23%) C#
4 9 (17.31%) Java
4 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 9 (17.31%) VB.NET
5 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
5 7 (13.46%) C++
5 7 (13.46%) C
6 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
System Software
1 31 (59.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (26.92%) XenApp
4 12 (23.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) SCCM
2 12 (23.08%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.92%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
2 26 (50.00%) Citrix
3 13 (25.00%) AppSense
3 13 (25.00%) Novell
4 12 (23.08%) Lotus
4 12 (23.08%) HP
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle
6 2 (3.85%) Adobe
6 2 (3.85%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.92%) Altiris
7 1 (1.92%) Wyse
7 1 (1.92%) VMware