The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 287 273 266
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing VBScript 376 373 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.71% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 1.83% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 223 192
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Average hourly rate £33.13 £31.56 £19.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +57.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £11.15 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £36.40 £36.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.13 £31.56 £19.99
% change year-on-year
+4.97% +57.85%

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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBScript within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

VBScript Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VBScript
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England -39 318 £325 -7.14% 80
South East +23 128 £350 +12.90% 16
London -32 123 £348 -0.71% 34
Hampshire +16 45 £356 +58.33% 4
Scotland +13 38 £348 -5.62% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 31 £405 +15.71% 3
Milton Keynes +15 26 £400 +14.28% 1
City of London -5 24 £375 +2.04% 11
Hook +16 22 £363 -
Berkshire -11 20 £363 +20.83% 5
West Midlands -3 18 £219 -12.30% 2
Surrey +7 16 £225 -32.33% 2
North West -21 15 £293 -10.00% 3
East of England -29 11 £365 +4.28% 6
South West -37 10 £303 -16.26% 12
Reading -7 9 £363 +31.81% 2
East Sussex 0 8 £365 -
Edinburgh -8 8 £331 - 3
Renfrewshire -17 8 £347 -6.08%
West Lothian - 7 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £375 - 4
North East - 7 £375 - 5
Brighton - 7 £365 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £375 - 4
Manchester -9 6 £285 -12.30% 2
Wiltshire -10 6 £231 - 3
Leicestershire +13 5 £200 -
Slough +4 5 £375 +15.38% 2
West Sussex 0 5 £290 -10.76% 1
Swindon -3 5 £231 - 2

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 406 (57.59%) Windows
2 338 (47.94%) PowerShell
3 290 (41.13%) VB
4 279 (39.57%) Microsoft
5 251 (35.60%) SQL
6 231 (32.77%) Active Directory
7 174 (24.68%) SQL Server
8 161 (22.84%) .NET
9 137 (19.43%) Security Cleared
10 126 (17.87%) MS Excel
11 121 (17.16%) VMware
11 121 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 120 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 117 (16.60%) Windows 7
14 113 (16.03%) HP
15 109 (15.46%) C#
16 107 (15.18%) JavaScript
17 106 (15.04%) Oracle
18 104 (14.75%) SCCM
19 101 (14.33%) HTML
20 96 (13.62%) IIS
21 93 (13.19%) SC Cleared
22 92 (13.05%) Finance
23 87 (12.34%) ASP.NET
23 87 (12.34%) XML
24 84 (11.91%) Citrix
25 83 (11.77%) Migration
26 77 (10.92%) ITIL
27 76 (10.78%) UNIX
28 74 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 96 (13.62%) IIS
2 52 (7.38%) MS Exchange
3 34 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 25 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (2.84%) WebSphere
8 18 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.84%) Documentum
10 10 (1.42%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.28%) Lync
12 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.71%) CMS
14 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.57%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 126 (17.87%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.96%) MS Office
3 7 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.28%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.14%) Maximo
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.71%) Office 365
4 2 (0.28%) IaaS
4 2 (0.28%) SaaS
4 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (8.23%) DNS
2 54 (7.66%) TCP/IP
3 41 (5.82%) DHCP
4 39 (5.53%) SAN
5 36 (5.11%) Firewall
6 35 (4.96%) Internet
7 18 (2.55%) X.500
8 17 (2.41%) X.400
9 15 (2.13%) Intranet
10 13 (1.84%) LDAP
10 13 (1.84%) SMTP
11 12 (1.70%) FTP
12 11 (1.56%) VPN
13 10 (1.42%) WAN
13 10 (1.42%) SSL
13 10 (1.42%) LAN
13 10 (1.42%) Network Security
14 9 (1.28%) SMS
15 8 (1.13%) HTTP
15 8 (1.13%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 74 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (4.96%) Oracle Database
5 34 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (4.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 23 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (3.12%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.99%) DTS
10 12 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.42%) QlikView
12 9 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.99%) EDMS
13 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (9.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 53 (7.52%) MSI
3 34 (4.82%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.26%) JIRA
4 23 (3.26%) Selenium
5 17 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (2.13%) InstallShield
7 14 (1.99%) AdminStudio
7 14 (1.99%) ClearCase
8 13 (1.84%) MSBuild
9 12 (1.70%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.42%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.99%) JMeter
11 7 (0.99%) NUnit
11 7 (0.99%) Subversion
11 7 (0.99%) Wise Package Studio
11 7 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.85%) FxCop
General
1 92 (13.05%) Finance
2 63 (8.94%) Banking
3 26 (3.69%) Retail
4 16 (2.27%) Military
5 10 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.99%) Marketing
8 6 (0.85%) Automotive
8 6 (0.85%) Legal
9 5 (0.71%) Front Office
9 5 (0.71%) Back Office
10 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) International Banking
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 130 (18.44%) Developer
2 80 (11.35%) Analyst
3 43 (6.10%) Consultant
4 42 (5.96%) Applications Packager
5 41 (5.82%) Administrator
6 38 (5.39%) Tester
7 26 (3.69%) Software Engineer
7 26 (3.69%) Test Analyst
8 21 (2.98%) VB Developer
8 21 (2.98%) Wintel Engineer
9 20 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (2.70%) Support Engineer
10 19 (2.70%) .NET Developer
11 18 (2.55%) Support Analyst
12 17 (2.41%) Automation Tester
12 17 (2.41%) SCCM Engineer
13 16 (2.27%) Web Developer
14 15 (2.13%) Design Engineer
14 15 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (2.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (22.84%) .NET
2 101 (14.33%) HTML
3 87 (12.34%) ASP.NET
3 87 (12.34%) XML
4 46 (6.52%) CSS
4 46 (6.52%) Application Packaging
5 45 (6.38%) Web Services
6 39 (5.53%) Classic ASP
7 36 (5.11%) jQuery
8 33 (4.68%) .NET Framework
9 32 (4.54%) Software Packaging
10 30 (4.26%) WCF
11 28 (3.97%) XSLT
12 23 (3.26%) COM+
13 22 (3.12%) Middleware
14 19 (2.70%) HTML5
15 18 (2.55%) Ajax
16 16 (2.27%) JSON
16 16 (2.27%) ADO.NET
17 14 (1.99%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.12%) PKI
2 21 (2.98%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.99%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.70%) Open Source
5 11 (1.56%) Clustering
6 9 (1.28%) Replication
7 8 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.13%) CMDB
8 7 (0.99%) W3C
8 7 (0.99%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.85%) MPEG
9 6 (0.85%) STB
10 5 (0.71%) Tandem
10 5 (0.71%) Statistics
11 4 (0.57%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.57%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.57%) Equities
12 3 (0.43%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.43%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 406 (57.59%) Windows
2 121 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 117 (16.60%) Windows 7
5 76 (10.78%) UNIX
6 60 (8.51%) Linux
7 52 (7.38%) Windows XP
8 29 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (3.26%) Windows 8
10 14 (1.99%) Windows 2000
11 13 (1.84%) Windows NT
12 6 (0.85%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.28%) AIX
15 1 (0.14%) NetWare
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (11.77%) Migration
2 77 (10.92%) ITIL
3 43 (6.10%) Test Scripting
4 39 (5.53%) Service Delivery
5 38 (5.39%) Unit Testing
6 34 (4.82%) Test Automation
6 34 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (4.82%) Software Engineering
7 32 (4.54%) MVC
8 31 (4.40%) Regression Testing
9 30 (4.26%) OO
10 29 (4.11%) Configuration Management
11 26 (3.69%) Workflow
12 24 (3.40%) Project Management
12 24 (3.40%) Release Management
12 24 (3.40%) Integration Testing
13 20 (2.84%) Incident Management
14 19 (2.70%) Validation
15 17 (2.41%) Change Management
15 17 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 338 (47.94%) PowerShell
2 290 (41.13%) VB
3 251 (35.60%) SQL
4 109 (15.46%) C#
5 107 (15.18%) JavaScript
6 57 (8.09%) Java
7 53 (7.52%) VB.NET
8 48 (6.81%) Perl
9 45 (6.38%) VBA
10 40 (5.67%) T-SQL
11 39 (5.53%) VB6
12 33 (4.68%) Shell Script
13 29 (4.11%) Python
14 27 (3.83%) C
15 24 (3.40%) PL/SQL
16 22 (3.12%) C++
17 16 (2.27%) Ruby
18 4 (0.57%) PHP
19 2 (0.28%) Embedded C
19 2 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 137 (19.43%) Security Cleared
2 93 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (6.38%) DV Cleared
5 33 (4.68%) ISEB
6 29 (4.11%) Degree
7 27 (3.83%) MCITP
8 23 (3.26%) MCSE
9 20 (2.84%) ISTQB
9 20 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (2.41%) MCP
11 12 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.42%) MCSA
12 10 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.28%) CCEA
13 9 (1.28%) MCTS
14 8 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 8 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.71%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.51%) QA
2 8 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.99%) SLA
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 231 (32.77%) Active Directory
2 70 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (8.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 41 (5.82%) XenApp
5 34 (4.82%) vSphere
6 27 (3.83%) VMware ESX
7 19 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 17 (2.41%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.70%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (1.42%) ISA Server
11 9 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.57%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.57%) XenServer
16 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 104 (14.75%) SCCM
2 39 (5.53%) SCOM
3 37 (5.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 33 (4.68%) WMI
5 23 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (1.84%) Tivoli
6 13 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.28%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.28%) HP SIM
7 9 (1.28%) AppDNA
7 9 (1.28%) SCOrch
8 8 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.13%) Puppet
8 8 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (0.99%) SCSM
10 6 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.85%) WSUS
10 6 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 279 (39.57%) Microsoft
2 121 (17.16%) VMware
3 113 (16.03%) HP
4 106 (15.04%) Oracle
5 84 (11.91%) Citrix
6 38 (5.39%) IBM
7 22 (3.12%) Altiris
8 21 (2.98%) Cisco
9 20 (2.84%) SAP
10 19 (2.70%) Symantec
10 19 (2.70%) McAfee
10 19 (2.70%) BMC
11 17 (2.41%) Cognos
12 16 (2.27%) Business Objects
12 16 (2.27%) Remedy
12 16 (2.27%) AppSense
13 15 (2.13%) NetApp
14 14 (1.99%) Sophos
14 14 (1.99%) Clearswift
14 14 (1.99%) ArcSight
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derby
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Real Time Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Required IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago