The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 87 91 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing VBScript 39 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.41% 1.16% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.56% 3.39% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 13
Average daily rate
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£347 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £322 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £30.78 £14.67
% change year-on-year
-6.58% +109.79%
VBScript
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1094 856 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.49% 34.38% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 411 373
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 44
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 2 October 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 2 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
Renfrewshire -10 15 £345 -2.81%
Edinburgh +11 9 £400 -
West Lothian +3 4 £375 +15.38%
Glasgow -17 4 £307 -9.87% 2
Fife - 2 - - 1
VBScript
UK

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
2 44 (53.66%) Security Cleared
3 43 (52.44%) SC Cleared
3 43 (52.44%) Windows
4 38 (46.34%) PowerShell
5 32 (39.02%) HP
6 26 (31.71%) UNIX
7 25 (30.49%) Active Directory
8 21 (25.61%) SQL
9 20 (24.39%) Perl
9 20 (24.39%) Mentoring
10 18 (21.95%) MS Excel
11 17 (20.73%) Software Packaging
12 16 (19.51%) Workflow
13 15 (18.29%) SCOM
13 15 (18.29%) Application Packaging
13 15 (18.29%) BMC
13 15 (18.29%) IBM
13 15 (18.29%) Tivoli
13 15 (18.29%) ArcSight
14 13 (15.85%) Java
15 12 (14.63%) HTML
15 12 (14.63%) XML
15 12 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
15 12 (14.63%) CMDB
16 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (13.41%) ITIL
16 11 (13.41%) High Availability
17 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
17 10 (12.20%) Finance

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 6 (7.32%) IIS
2 2 (2.44%) Lync
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) DNS
2 6 (7.32%) VLAN
2 6 (7.32%) LAN
2 6 (7.32%) WAN
2 6 (7.32%) DHCP
2 6 (7.32%) IPv4
3 2 (2.44%) IPsec
3 2 (2.44%) SMS
4 1 (1.22%) LDAP
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) MS Access
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.22%) EDMS
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.76%) MSI
4 2 (2.44%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.44%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Applications Packager
2 12 (14.63%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Monitoring Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Tester
6 6 (7.32%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Test Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Citrix Administrator
9 2 (2.44%) Software Packager
9 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) Software Packaging
2 15 (18.29%) Application Packaging
3 12 (14.63%) HTML
3 12 (14.63%) XML
4 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.54%) .NET
5 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.22%) XSLT
6 1 (1.22%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.22%) CSS
6 1 (1.22%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.22%) JSON
6 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) CMDB
2 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Informatics
4 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.22%) Physics
4 1 (1.22%) Open Source
4 1 (1.22%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 43 (52.44%) Windows
2 26 (31.71%) UNIX
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.88%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.22%) Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Mentoring
2 16 (19.51%) Workflow
3 11 (13.41%) ITIL
3 11 (13.41%) High Availability
4 9 (10.98%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.10%) Migration
7 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.88%) Validation
9 3 (3.66%) Automated Testing
9 3 (3.66%) Automation Testing
10 2 (2.44%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (2.44%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.44%) User Stories
10 2 (2.44%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.44%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.44%) Wealth Management
10 2 (2.44%) Manual Testing
10 2 (2.44%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (46.34%) PowerShell
2 21 (25.61%) SQL
3 20 (24.39%) Perl
4 13 (15.85%) Java
5 8 (9.76%) VB
6 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.54%) C#
7 5 (6.10%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.44%) Ruby
8 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) VBA
9 1 (1.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (53.66%) Security Cleared
2 43 (52.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.98%) Degree
5 6 (7.32%) MCTS
5 6 (7.32%) MCP
6 5 (6.10%) MCSA
6 5 (6.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (30.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.66%) MetaFrame
3 3 (3.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (18.29%) SCOM
1 15 (18.29%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (7.32%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
2 32 (39.02%) HP
3 15 (18.29%) BMC
3 15 (18.29%) IBM
3 15 (18.29%) ArcSight
4 7 (8.54%) Altiris
5 4 (4.88%) AppSense
6 3 (3.66%) Citrix
7 2 (2.44%) Dell KACE
7 2 (2.44%) VMware
7 2 (2.44%) Dell
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas
8 1 (1.22%) ION Trading