The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 227 173 200
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +27
Contract jobs citing VBScript 31 81 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.85% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 2.54% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 14
Average daily rate £393 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £283 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £348 £202
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +72.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £59.00 £23.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +147.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £28.69 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -6.79%
VBScript
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2887 3186 2784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.87% 33.61% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1788 1457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 132
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Hampshire -9 11 £423 +25.43%
Surrey -6 10 £385 +23.20%
Kent -10 3 £330 -26.66%
Buckinghamshire +7 1 £335 -23.42% 1
West Sussex +6 1 £365 - 3
Berkshire -21 1 £275 -31.25% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £297 -
Sussex - 1 £430 -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 47 (55.95%) Windows
2 43 (51.19%) PowerShell
3 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
4 40 (47.62%) VB
5 33 (39.29%) Security Cleared
6 31 (36.90%) SQL
6 31 (36.90%) HP
7 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
7 29 (34.52%) C#
7 29 (34.52%) SC Cleared
8 28 (33.33%) Java
8 28 (33.33%) .NET
9 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
10 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (25.00%) C++
11 21 (25.00%) XML
12 20 (23.81%) Oracle
12 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
12 20 (23.81%) Migration
13 19 (22.62%) HTML
13 19 (22.62%) SCCM
13 19 (22.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
16 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
16 16 (19.05%) Test Scripting
16 16 (19.05%) Selenium
17 15 (17.86%) Oracle APEX
17 15 (17.86%) HP UFT

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (9.52%) IIS
1 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.76%) JBoss
3 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.57%) MS Office
4 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) DNS
2 6 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.95%) DHCP
3 5 (5.95%) Firewall
4 4 (4.76%) FTP
5 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.57%) VLAN
6 2 (2.38%) HTTP
6 2 (2.38%) LAN
6 2 (2.38%) LDAP
6 2 (2.38%) WAN
7 1 (1.19%) IPsec
7 1 (1.19%) SAN
7 1 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.19%) VPN
7 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (11.90%) Relational Database
5 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (7.14%) RDBMS
7 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (4.76%) DTS
8 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.57%) MySQL
10 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.38%) MS Access
10 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (19.05%) Selenium
3 15 (17.86%) HP UFT
3 15 (17.86%) Oracle APEX
4 12 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 11 (13.10%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 7 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.76%) Subversion
10 2 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (2.38%) Rational Rose
10 2 (2.38%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (1.19%) Babel
11 1 (1.19%) gulp
11 1 (1.19%) InstallShield
11 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.19%) MSI
11 1 (1.19%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
1 8 (9.52%) Military
2 7 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Consultant
2 13 (15.48%) Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Tester
4 10 (11.90%) Automation Tester
5 8 (9.52%) Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) DBA
6 7 (8.33%) Administrator
7 6 (7.14%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.95%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) SharePoint Administrator
9 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (4.76%) Test Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Report Specialist
10 3 (3.57%) Test Automation Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.33%) .NET
2 21 (25.00%) XML
3 19 (22.62%) HTML
4 10 (11.90%) CSS
5 9 (10.71%) jQuery
6 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.33%) Web Services
7 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.95%) ADO.NET
7 5 (5.95%) Ajax
7 5 (5.95%) DHTML
7 5 (5.95%) WinForms
8 3 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (3.57%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.38%) HTML5
9 2 (2.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.38%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Device Driver
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) PKI
4 2 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (55.95%) Windows
2 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (13.10%) Windows 8
6 10 (11.90%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.76%) Linux
9 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.19%) Solaris
10 1 (1.19%) Unix
10 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) Migration
3 16 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 14 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 12 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
7 10 (11.90%) Scrum
8 9 (10.71%) Application Packaging
8 9 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (10.71%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.52%) BDD
9 8 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.33%) Functional Testing
10 7 (8.33%) MVC
10 7 (8.33%) OO
10 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.14%) Database Security
11 6 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.19%) PowerShell
2 40 (47.62%) VB
3 31 (36.90%) SQL
4 29 (34.52%) C#
5 28 (33.33%) Java
6 21 (25.00%) C++
7 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
8 14 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 8 (9.52%) F#
9 8 (9.52%) VB.NET
10 6 (7.14%) PHP
11 3 (3.57%) C
12 2 (2.38%) Ruby
12 2 (2.38%) VB6
13 1 (1.19%) ES6
13 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 29 (34.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) ISEB
4 7 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.95%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (5.95%) MCAD
6 5 (5.95%) MCITP
6 5 (5.95%) MCSD
6 5 (5.95%) MCTS
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) MCSE
8 1 (1.19%) CCNA
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.19%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.38%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.38%) Firmware
5 2 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (22.62%) SCCM
2 6 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (5.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.38%) WSUS
5 1 (1.19%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
2 31 (36.90%) HP
3 20 (23.81%) Oracle
4 11 (13.10%) VMware
5 6 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 6 (7.14%) Red Gate
6 3 (3.57%) Becrypt
6 3 (3.57%) Citrix
7 2 (2.38%) Altiris
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco
7 2 (2.38%) IBM
7 2 (2.38%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.19%) Borland
8 1 (1.19%) CA
8 1 (1.19%) Cognos
8 1 (1.19%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.19%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.19%) Juniper
8 1 (1.19%) Mitel
8 1 (1.19%) SAP