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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 93 93 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing VBScript 35 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 0.93% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% 2.81% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 13
Average daily rate
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£348 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £31.56 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-25.52% +80.52%
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
1138 818 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.27% 33.24% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 402 387
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 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Renfrewshire -17 11 £346 -2.46%
Edinburgh -5 7 £325 - 1
West Lothian - 6 £375 -
Glasgow -18 3 £324 +1.16% 1
Fife - 2 - -
VBScript
UK

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 52 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (57.50%) Windows
3 44 (55.00%) Security Cleared
4 43 (53.75%) SC Cleared
5 35 (43.75%) PowerShell
6 30 (37.50%) HP
7 24 (30.00%) UNIX
7 24 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
9 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
10 21 (26.25%) Software Packaging
11 20 (25.00%) Workflow
12 18 (22.50%) Perl
12 18 (22.50%) SQL
13 15 (18.75%) Application Packaging
14 13 (16.25%) Java
14 13 (16.25%) IBM
14 13 (16.25%) BMC
14 13 (16.25%) Tivoli
14 13 (16.25%) SCOM
14 13 (16.25%) ArcSight
15 12 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (12.50%) CMDB
16 10 (12.50%) VB
16 10 (12.50%) Cucumber
17 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
17 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (11.25%) HTML
17 9 (11.25%) XML
17 9 (11.25%) MSI

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.50%) Lync
2 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) DNS
2 5 (6.25%) DHCP
3 4 (5.00%) VLAN
3 4 (5.00%) IPv4
3 4 (5.00%) LAN
3 4 (5.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.50%) SMS
4 2 (2.50%) IPsec
5 1 (1.25%) LDAP
5 1 (1.25%) SAN
5 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MS Access
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.25%) EDMS
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.25%) MSI
4 3 (3.75%) InstallShield
4 3 (3.75%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Applications Packager
2 11 (13.75%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Monitoring Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Tester
7 6 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Technical Test Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.25%) Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Software Packager
10 3 (3.75%) Citrix Administrator
10 3 (3.75%) Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.75%) Administrator
11 2 (2.50%) Design Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.25%) Software Packaging
2 15 (18.75%) Application Packaging
3 9 (11.25%) HTML
3 9 (11.25%) XML
4 4 (5.00%) .NET
4 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.25%) JSON
6 1 (1.25%) XSLT
6 1 (1.25%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.25%) CSS
6 1 (1.25%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) CMDB
2 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) Open Source
4 1 (1.25%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) Informatics
4 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 46 (57.50%) Windows
2 24 (30.00%) UNIX
3 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 20 (25.00%) Workflow
3 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
4 8 (10.00%) High Availability
4 8 (10.00%) ITIL
5 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.50%) Migration
6 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.75%) Automated Testing
8 3 (3.75%) Validation
8 3 (3.75%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.75%) Automation Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (2.50%) User Stories
9 2 (2.50%) Wealth Management
9 2 (2.50%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.50%) Manual Testing
9 2 (2.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 18 (22.50%) Perl
2 18 (22.50%) SQL
3 13 (16.25%) Java
4 10 (12.50%) VB
5 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.50%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) VB6
7 1 (1.25%) VBA
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (53.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.25%) Degree
4 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.00%) MCTS
5 4 (5.00%) MCITP
5 4 (5.00%) MCP
5 4 (5.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.75%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) Tivoli
1 13 (16.25%) SCOM
2 8 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (8.75%) SCCM
4 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.25%) Netcool
5 1 (1.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 52 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.50%) HP
3 13 (16.25%) IBM
3 13 (16.25%) BMC
3 13 (16.25%) ArcSight
4 7 (8.75%) Altiris
5 4 (5.00%) AppSense
5 4 (5.00%) Citrix
6 3 (3.75%) Dell
6 3 (3.75%) VMware
6 3 (3.75%) Dell KACE
7 1 (1.25%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.25%) Novell
7 1 (1.25%) Veritas