The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 442 404 310
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -94
Contract jobs citing VBScript 217 270 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.47% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.99% 1.24% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 156 228
Median daily rate £359 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.95% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 10
Median hourly rate £28.25 £29.50 £26.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +12.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £17.82 £20.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £41.24 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £29.50 £26.13
% change year-on-year
-4.23% +12.91%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21866 21807 21252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.11% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15062 14809 13683
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 528 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £17.22 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.41 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend

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

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VBScript
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 186 £375 - 33
South East +22 71 £369 -1.40% 6
London -43 64 £431 +1.47% 13
Scotland +20 29 £310 -4.61% 1
Hampshire +14 29 £300 -16.59% 1
South West +10 24 £310 -4.61% 1
Bristol +18 17 £315 -
Berkshire +10 16 £375 - 2
Glasgow +20 12 £325 -3.70% 1
Hook - 11 £310 - 1
Renfrewshire -21 10 £310 -5.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 10 £303 -2.33%
Erskine -24 10 £310 -6.06%
North East -26 10 £303 -2.33%
Tyne and Wear -27 10 £303 -2.33%
Surrey +3 9 £438 +9.37%
Edinburgh +16 7 £400 +25.00%
Reading +16 7 £388 -8.82%
City of London -7 7 £475 +3.82% 3
West Sussex -1 6 £413 +17.85%
Crawley - 6 £413 -
Yorkshire +11 5 £425 +13.33%
North West +2 5 £275 -26.66% 6
Manchester -4 5 £275 -16.03% 3
Wokingham - 5 £350 -
Staines - 5 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £450 +4.65% 1
West Yorkshire +13 4 £425 +6.25%
Kent - 4 £350 -
Milton Keynes +10 3 £450 +4.65% 1

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VBScript.

1 403 (71.08%) PowerShell
2 363 (64.02%) Windows
3 285 (50.26%) Microsoft
4 229 (40.39%) SQL
5 219 (38.62%) Active Directory
6 159 (28.04%) SQL Server
7 150 (26.46%) VMware
8 149 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 146 (25.75%) Windows Server
10 143 (25.22%) Security Cleared
11 135 (23.81%) .NET
12 126 (22.22%) VB
13 119 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
14 118 (20.81%) Citrix
15 117 (20.63%) SCCM
16 116 (20.46%) C#
17 114 (20.11%) HP
18 108 (19.05%) SC Cleared
19 105 (18.52%) MS Excel
20 102 (17.99%) ITIL
21 98 (17.28%) Finance
22 93 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
23 92 (16.23%) Migration
24 91 (16.05%) JavaScript
25 90 (15.87%) T-SQL
26 89 (15.70%) DNS
27 80 (14.11%) XenApp
28 77 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
29 76 (13.40%) DHCP
30 75 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (6.53%) IIS
2 27 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 25 (4.41%) OpenStack
3 25 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.41%) CMS
7 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.53%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.35%) FileNet
12 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.18%) SAS
12 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 45 (7.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.35%) OpenText MBPM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.82%) Office 365
2 30 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.88%) GitHub
5 2 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (15.70%) DNS
2 76 (13.40%) DHCP
3 47 (8.29%) SAN
4 34 (6.00%) Internet
5 31 (5.47%) Firewall
6 30 (5.29%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.65%) VPN
8 14 (2.47%) Kerberos
8 14 (2.47%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.23%) LAN
9 7 (1.23%) SSL
9 7 (1.23%) WAN
10 6 (1.06%) HTTP
11 5 (0.88%) DMZ
11 5 (0.88%) IPsec
11 5 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (0.71%) BGP
12 4 (0.71%) Extranet
12 4 (0.71%) Intranet
12 4 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (28.04%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (7.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 39 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (6.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.76%) MySQL
8 10 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.23%) MS Access
10 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.53%) Big Data
13 2 (0.35%) Power BI
13 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 51 (8.99%) MSI
2 50 (8.82%) HP UFT
3 40 (7.05%) Selenium
4 26 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (3.35%) JIRA
6 17 (3.00%) Visual Studio
7 15 (2.65%) Git (software)
7 15 (2.65%) SpecFlow
8 13 (2.29%) Subversion
8 13 (2.29%) TestComplete
9 12 (2.12%) InstallShield
10 11 (1.94%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.59%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.23%) JMeter
13 7 (1.23%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.23%) Maven
14 6 (1.06%) Jenkins
15 5 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.88%) WinDbg
General
1 98 (17.28%) Finance
2 40 (7.05%) Banking
3 11 (1.94%) Spanish Language
4 10 (1.76%) French Language
4 10 (1.76%) German Language
4 10 (1.76%) Italian Language
5 8 (1.41%) Publishing
5 8 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.23%) Marketing
7 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.06%) Legal
7 6 (1.06%) Retail
8 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.71%) Front Office
9 4 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.53%) Local Government
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (11.64%) Developer
2 50 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
3 47 (8.29%) Analyst
3 47 (8.29%) Consultant
4 42 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 40 (7.05%) Tester
6 35 (6.17%) Administrator
7 28 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
8 27 (4.76%) Automation Tester
9 26 (4.59%) Test Analyst
10 25 (4.41%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 18 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (3.17%) Windows Administrator
13 17 (3.00%) Architect
13 17 (3.00%) Security Engineer
13 17 (3.00%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 16 (2.82%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (23.81%) .NET
2 72 (12.70%) HTML
3 64 (11.29%) ASP.NET
4 58 (10.23%) XML
5 35 (6.17%) Web Services
6 26 (4.59%) CSS
7 23 (4.06%) Regular Expression
8 16 (2.82%) HTML5
8 16 (2.82%) jQuery
9 14 (2.47%) Ajax
9 14 (2.47%) REST
10 13 (2.29%) Node.js
11 11 (1.94%) XSLT
12 10 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.76%) MAPI
13 9 (1.59%) ActiveX
13 9 (1.59%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.59%) JSON
13 9 (1.59%) WCF
14 8 (1.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.94%) Clustering
2 35 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 25 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.12%) User Experience
7 11 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.41%) NHS
8 8 (1.41%) STB
9 6 (1.06%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.06%) MPEG
9 6 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.88%) CMDB
10 5 (0.88%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.88%) Market Risk
10 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.71%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.71%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 363 (64.02%) Windows
2 149 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 146 (25.75%) Windows Server
4 119 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 75 (13.23%) Windows 7
7 68 (11.99%) Linux
8 44 (7.76%) Unix
9 43 (7.58%) Windows 10
10 31 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (4.59%) Windows XP
12 25 (4.41%) Solaris
13 20 (3.53%) AIX
13 20 (3.53%) HPUX
14 19 (3.35%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.71%) Android
17 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.99%) ITIL
2 92 (16.23%) Migration
3 77 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (7.76%) Test Scripting
5 43 (7.58%) Release Management
6 40 (7.05%) Service Management
7 37 (6.53%) Software Testing
8 35 (6.17%) Software Delivery
9 33 (5.82%) Application Packaging
10 29 (5.11%) Configuration Management
10 29 (5.11%) Regression Testing
11 27 (4.76%) Change Management
11 27 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (4.23%) Open Source
13 21 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
14 20 (3.53%) Infrastructure Management
14 20 (3.53%) Scrum
15 19 (3.35%) Defect Tracking
15 19 (3.35%) Functional Testing
15 19 (3.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 403 (71.08%) PowerShell
2 229 (40.39%) SQL
3 126 (22.22%) VB
4 116 (20.46%) C#
5 91 (16.05%) JavaScript
6 90 (15.87%) T-SQL
7 72 (12.70%) Java
8 61 (10.76%) C++
9 37 (6.53%) Perl
10 31 (5.47%) VB.NET
11 30 (5.29%) VBA
12 22 (3.88%) Python
13 20 (3.53%) C
14 19 (3.35%) Korn
15 18 (3.17%) Bourne shell
16 15 (2.65%) F#
17 13 (2.29%) PHP
17 13 (2.29%) Shell Script
18 12 (2.12%) PL/SQL
19 8 (1.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 143 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 108 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 75 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (9.88%) Degree
5 42 (7.41%) MCSE
6 37 (6.53%) MCITP
7 27 (4.76%) ISEB
8 24 (4.23%) ISTQB
9 22 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 17 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 11 (1.94%) MCSA
15 8 (1.41%) CCNA
16 7 (1.23%) MCTS
17 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 4 (0.71%) MCSD
18 4 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.65%) QA
1 15 (2.65%) SLA
2 12 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 219 (38.62%) Active Directory
2 80 (14.11%) XenApp
3 64 (11.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 61 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 56 (9.88%) XenDesktop
6 38 (6.70%) VMware ESX
7 29 (5.11%) XenServer
8 28 (4.94%) Terminal Services
9 25 (4.41%) Hyper-V
10 20 (3.53%) Firmware
11 15 (2.65%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.88%) MetaFrame
13 5 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.71%) vSphere
15 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.35%) NFS
16 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 117 (20.63%) SCCM
2 56 (9.88%) SCOM
3 43 (7.58%) WSUS
4 39 (6.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 35 (6.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 24 (4.23%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (3.00%) HP SiteScope
7 17 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (2.82%) Netcool
9 15 (2.65%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.76%) SCSM
11 9 (1.59%) SCVMM
12 8 (1.41%) Control-M
12 8 (1.41%) Perfmon
12 8 (1.41%) SCDPM
12 8 (1.41%) SCOrch
12 8 (1.41%) WMI
13 5 (0.88%) Ansible
13 5 (0.88%) OpenView
13 5 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 285 (50.26%) Microsoft
2 150 (26.46%) VMware
3 118 (20.81%) Citrix
4 114 (20.11%) HP
5 54 (9.52%) Oracle
6 37 (6.53%) AppSense
7 33 (5.82%) IBM
8 31 (5.47%) Red Hat
9 24 (4.23%) Symantec
10 22 (3.88%) Cisco
11 18 (3.17%) CA
11 18 (3.17%) Dell
12 16 (2.82%) Altiris
13 15 (2.65%) NetApp
14 14 (2.47%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.59%) SAP
16 8 (1.41%) Cognos
16 8 (1.41%) Lumension
16 8 (1.41%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.06%) NetIQ
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