The first table below looks at the demand for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 Scotland 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 75 93 77
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing VBScript 53 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 0.61% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.75% 1.75% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 11
Average daily rate
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£349 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.67% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £359 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £530 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.30% -
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1116 856 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.52% 34.83% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 404 336
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 29
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £15.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the Scotland 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh -17 9 £338 -
Glasgow +3 8 - -
West Lothian - 7 £375 -
Fife - - - -
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VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 50 (62.50%) Windows
2 49 (61.25%) Microsoft
3 48 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 44 (55.00%) SC Cleared
5 37 (46.25%) PowerShell
6 35 (43.75%) HP
7 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
7 23 (28.75%) UNIX
7 23 (28.75%) MS Excel
8 21 (26.25%) Software Packaging
9 20 (25.00%) Workflow
10 16 (20.00%) Perl
10 16 (20.00%) SQL
11 14 (17.50%) VB
11 14 (17.50%) Java
11 14 (17.50%) Application Packaging
12 12 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
14 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 10 (12.50%) SCOM
14 10 (12.50%) ArcSight
14 10 (12.50%) Tivoli
14 10 (12.50%) MSI
14 10 (12.50%) IBM
14 10 (12.50%) BMC
14 10 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (11.25%) DNS
15 9 (11.25%) HTML
16 8 (10.00%) DHCP

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) Apache
3 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.50%) Lync
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (28.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) DNS
2 8 (10.00%) DHCP
3 5 (6.25%) SAN
4 3 (3.75%) VLAN
4 3 (3.75%) IPv4
4 3 (3.75%) LAN
4 3 (3.75%) WAN
5 2 (2.50%) SMS
5 2 (2.50%) SNMP
5 2 (2.50%) IPsec
6 1 (1.25%) Firewall
6 1 (1.25%) LDAP
6 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
3 10 (12.50%) MSI
4 4 (5.00%) InstallShield
5 3 (3.75%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Applications Packager
2 9 (11.25%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Technical Test Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Tester
6 5 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.00%) Software Packager
7 4 (5.00%) Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Design Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Radia Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.25%) Software Packaging
2 14 (17.50%) Application Packaging
3 9 (11.25%) HTML
4 7 (8.75%) XML
5 4 (5.00%) .NET
6 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.75%) CSS
7 1 (1.25%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.25%) XSLT
7 1 (1.25%) Ajax
7 1 (1.25%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.25%) JSON
7 1 (1.25%) WCF
7 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) CMDB
2 5 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.25%) PKI
3 3 (3.75%) Open Source
4 1 (1.25%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.25%) Informatics
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (62.50%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) UNIX
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.50%) Linux
5 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.25%) AIX
6 1 (1.25%) Solaris
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Workflow
2 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 7 (8.75%) Migration
4 6 (7.50%) ITIL
4 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.50%) High Availability
5 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.75%) Validation
8 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.50%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.50%) Change Management
8 2 (2.50%) System Testing
8 2 (2.50%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.50%) Wealth Management
8 2 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.50%) Service Management
8 2 (2.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.25%) PowerShell
2 16 (20.00%) Perl
2 16 (20.00%) SQL
3 14 (17.50%) VB
3 14 (17.50%) Java
4 4 (5.00%) C#
5 3 (3.75%) PHP
6 2 (2.50%) C++
6 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.50%) sed
6 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.50%) AWK
7 1 (1.25%) VB6
7 1 (1.25%) Korn
7 1 (1.25%) C
7 1 (1.25%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) Degree
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.75%) MCTS
4 3 (3.75%) MCITP
4 3 (3.75%) MCP
4 3 (3.75%) MCSA
5 1 (1.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.25%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (12.50%) SCOM
2 10 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 8 (10.00%) SCCM
4 5 (6.25%) Netcool
5 2 (2.50%) OpenView
5 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.50%) Cacti
5 2 (2.50%) Nagios
5 2 (2.50%) Opsview
5 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.25%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.25%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.25%) Munin
Vendors
1 49 (61.25%) Microsoft
2 35 (43.75%) HP
3 10 (12.50%) IBM
3 10 (12.50%) BMC
3 10 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 6 (7.50%) Citrix
5 5 (6.25%) Altiris
6 4 (5.00%) VMware
6 4 (5.00%) AppSense
7 3 (3.75%) Dell
7 3 (3.75%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.25%) Lumension
8 1 (1.25%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.25%) Novell
8 1 (1.25%) Veritas