The first table below looks at the demand for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 70 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing VBScript 3 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.52% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.99% 1.59% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 14
Average daily rate £450 £325 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -12.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.53 £34.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-14.41% +58.62%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
304 252 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.31% 32.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 104 103
Average daily rate £335 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VBScript
Berkshire

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBScript across the Reading region.

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the Reading region.

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
4 5 (35.71%) VBA
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) SCCM
4 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 4 (28.57%) Blackboard
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) VB
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) VLE
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (21.43%) WMI
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) SCOM

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (14.29%) Publishing
1 2 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst Programmer
1 4 (28.57%) Programmer
1 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Build Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) DCOM
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) VLE
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
3 5 (35.71%) VBA
3 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) VB
5 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) WMI
2 3 (21.43%) SCOM
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Blackboard
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (14.29%) VMware