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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 101 74 105
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +31
Contract jobs citing VBScript 23 42 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 1.72% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.02% 4.60% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +54.73%
VBScript
UK

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
1137 913 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.23% 37.42% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 481 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.90 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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
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 24 December 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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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 -7 14 £400 +33.33%
Glasgow -10 4 £325 -5.24%
VBScript
UK

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 32 (51.61%) PowerShell
3 26 (41.94%) SQL
4 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
4 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
5 22 (35.48%) C#
5 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
5 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 21 (33.87%) HP
7 20 (32.26%) ASP.NET
7 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
7 20 (32.26%) .NET
7 20 (32.26%) Windows
8 19 (30.65%) Finance
9 18 (29.03%) UNIX
9 18 (29.03%) T-SQL
10 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (25.81%) SCOM
11 16 (25.81%) .NET Framework
11 16 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (22.58%) Perl
13 12 (19.35%) HTML
13 12 (19.35%) XML
13 12 (19.35%) IBM
13 12 (19.35%) BMC
13 12 (19.35%) Tivoli
13 12 (19.35%) ArcSight
14 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (16.13%) ITIL
14 10 (16.13%) High Availability

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (9.68%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) DNS
2 4 (6.45%) IPv4
2 4 (6.45%) IPsec
2 4 (6.45%) VLAN
2 4 (6.45%) LAN
2 4 (6.45%) WAN
2 4 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.23%) HTTP
3 2 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.23%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.61%) MSI
4 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Software Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Monitoring Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) .NET Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Administrator
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Tester
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) .NET
1 20 (32.26%) ASP.NET
2 16 (25.81%) .NET Framework
3 12 (19.35%) XML
3 12 (19.35%) HTML
4 4 (6.45%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.23%) XSLT
5 2 (3.23%) NHibernate
5 2 (3.23%) JSON
5 2 (3.23%) CSS
5 2 (3.23%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.61%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) CMDB
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Replication
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (3.23%) Informatics
5 2 (3.23%) Open Source
5 2 (3.23%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.61%) Physics
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Windows
2 18 (29.03%) UNIX
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.13%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) High Availability
3 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
4 4 (6.45%) Validation
5 2 (3.23%) MVC
5 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.23%) Manual Testing
5 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.23%) User Stories
5 2 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (1.61%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.61%) Coaching
6 1 (1.61%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (1.61%) Automated Testing
6 1 (1.61%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (51.61%) PowerShell
2 26 (41.94%) SQL
3 22 (35.48%) C#
4 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
5 18 (29.03%) T-SQL
6 14 (22.58%) Perl
7 8 (12.90%) Java
8 6 (9.68%) VB
9 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.23%) VB6
10 2 (3.23%) Ruby
10 2 (3.23%) Python
10 2 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
1 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.90%) Degree
4 6 (9.68%) MCITP
4 6 (9.68%) MCSA
5 4 (6.45%) MCP
5 4 (6.45%) MCTS
6 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) HL7
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) MetaFrame
2 3 (4.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.23%) RACF
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) SCOM
2 12 (19.35%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (33.87%) HP
3 12 (19.35%) BMC
3 12 (19.35%) IBM
3 12 (19.35%) ArcSight
4 4 (6.45%) VMware
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) Altiris
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) CA
7 1 (1.61%) Veritas
7 1 (1.61%) AppSense
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco