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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 312 275 319
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +44
Contract jobs citing VBScript 360 356 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.68% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.65% 1.74% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 204 157
Average daily rate
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£347 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 6
Average hourly rate £43.25 £31.56 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.06% +115.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £30.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £40.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £30.78 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+54.33% +84.62%

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
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 583 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.35 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -16 329 £348 -0.64% 68
London -31 118 £375 +2.04% 22
South East +1 112 £350 - 20
Hampshire +35 57 £348 +7.07% 7
City of London +2 33 £395 +27.41% 7
West Midlands +7 25 £214 -49.76% 7
North West +1 25 £300 -7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 24 £419 +19.64% 1
Scotland -21 23 £330 -5.98% 4
Milton Keynes 0 21 £425 +21.42%
Berkshire -4 16 £363 +16.00% 7
East of England -22 13 £313 -7.40% 6
East Midlands +1 11 £225 +104.54% 1
Edinburgh +4 10 £400 - 1
Slough - 10 £375 -
North East - 10 £375 - 4
Leicestershire +16 9 £200 - 1
Renfrewshire -15 9 £330 -7.04%
Hertfordshire -19 9 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 9 £375 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £375 - 4
Lancashire -13 8 £320 -1.53%
Worcestershire - 8 £199 - 1
Leicester +15 7 - - 1
Manchester +2 7 £285 - 3
Yorkshire -8 6 £270 -20.00%
Surrey -14 6 £475 +35.71% 2
South West -34 6 £363 -19.53% 3
Coventry - 6 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire +4 4 £375 +25.00%

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 396 (54.85%) Windows
2 352 (48.75%) PowerShell
3 312 (43.21%) Microsoft
4 287 (39.75%) SQL
5 268 (37.12%) VB
6 242 (33.52%) Active Directory
7 185 (25.62%) .NET
8 177 (24.52%) SQL Server
9 144 (19.94%) HTML
9 144 (19.94%) Security Cleared
10 132 (18.28%) C#
11 124 (17.17%) VMware
12 122 (16.90%) Oracle
13 120 (16.62%) JavaScript
13 120 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 116 (16.07%) Windows 7
14 116 (16.07%) XML
15 114 (15.79%) IIS
16 111 (15.37%) SCCM
17 108 (14.96%) Windows Server 2003
18 106 (14.68%) ITIL
19 105 (14.54%) MS Excel
20 103 (14.27%) ASP.NET
21 99 (13.71%) HP
22 94 (13.02%) Finance
23 92 (12.74%) SC Cleared
24 91 (12.60%) SQL Server 2008
25 90 (12.47%) Migration
26 82 (11.36%) Citrix
27 74 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 114 (15.79%) IIS
2 52 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 33 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.08%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.66%) Documentum
10 10 (1.39%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.39%) Lync
11 8 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.69%) CMS
13 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.42%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 105 (14.54%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.54%) MS Office
3 11 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.97%) MS Project
4 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.28%) Maximo
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.97%) Office 365
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.31%) DNS
2 55 (7.62%) SAN
3 54 (7.48%) TCP/IP
4 41 (5.68%) DHCP
5 40 (5.54%) Internet
6 39 (5.40%) Firewall
7 25 (3.46%) Intranet
8 19 (2.63%) X.500
9 18 (2.49%) X.400
9 18 (2.49%) LDAP
10 17 (2.35%) FTP
11 15 (2.08%) VPN
12 14 (1.94%) VLAN
13 13 (1.80%) SMTP
14 12 (1.66%) IPv4
14 12 (1.66%) LAN
14 12 (1.66%) WAN
15 10 (1.39%) Network Security
16 9 (1.25%) HTTP
17 8 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (24.52%) SQL Server
2 91 (12.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (6.93%) Oracle Database
4 42 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (4.02%) SQL Server 2000
7 26 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.94%) DTS
9 13 (1.80%) EDRMS
9 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 13 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (1.52%) QlikView
12 9 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.25%) MS Access
13 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.97%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 53 (7.34%) QuickTest Pro
2 40 (5.54%) Visual Studio
3 39 (5.40%) MSI
4 25 (3.46%) Selenium
5 17 (2.35%) JIRA
6 14 (1.94%) WebDriver
7 12 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.52%) InstallShield
8 11 (1.52%) AdminStudio
9 10 (1.39%) LoadRunner
9 10 (1.39%) ClearCase
9 10 (1.39%) MSBuild
9 10 (1.39%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.25%) JMeter
11 8 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.97%) NUnit
12 7 (0.97%) Subversion
12 7 (0.97%) FxCop
12 7 (0.97%) StyleCop
12 7 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 94 (13.02%) Finance
2 57 (7.89%) Banking
3 16 (2.22%) Retail
4 15 (2.08%) Military
5 12 (1.66%) Back Office
6 11 (1.52%) Legal
7 10 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.97%) Law
9 6 (0.83%) Automotive
9 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.55%) Publishing
10 4 (0.55%) Games
10 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) International Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Marketing
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (22.44%) Developer
2 80 (11.08%) Analyst
3 47 (6.51%) Consultant
4 40 (5.54%) .NET Developer
5 34 (4.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 31 (4.29%) Applications Packager
7 29 (4.02%) Tester
7 29 (4.02%) Administrator
8 24 (3.32%) Test Analyst
9 22 (3.05%) Support Analyst
10 21 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (2.91%) Software Engineer
11 19 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (2.63%) SQL Developer
12 18 (2.49%) Web Developer
12 18 (2.49%) SCCM Engineer
13 17 (2.35%) Integration Engineer
14 16 (2.22%) Support Engineer
14 16 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
14 16 (2.22%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (25.62%) .NET
2 144 (19.94%) HTML
3 116 (16.07%) XML
4 103 (14.27%) ASP.NET
5 65 (9.00%) CSS
6 50 (6.93%) Web Services
7 42 (5.82%) Classic ASP
7 42 (5.82%) jQuery
8 40 (5.54%) .NET Framework
9 37 (5.12%) Application Packaging
10 31 (4.29%) XSLT
11 30 (4.16%) WCF
12 26 (3.60%) HTML5
13 22 (3.05%) COM+
14 19 (2.63%) Middleware
15 18 (2.49%) XSL
16 16 (2.22%) CSS3
17 15 (2.08%) Software Packaging
17 15 (2.08%) ADO.NET
17 15 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.43%) PKI
3 26 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.46%) Clustering
5 24 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.80%) Replication
6 13 (1.80%) CMDB
7 12 (1.66%) Open Source
8 10 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.25%) W3C
10 7 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.83%) Statistics
11 6 (0.83%) CESG
12 5 (0.69%) STB
12 5 (0.69%) MPEG
12 5 (0.69%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.69%) User Experience
13 4 (0.55%) Device Driver
14 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 396 (54.85%) Windows
2 120 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (16.07%) Windows 7
4 108 (14.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (9.14%) UNIX
6 46 (6.37%) Linux
7 44 (6.09%) Windows XP
8 31 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.08%) Windows NT
10 14 (1.94%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.42%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) NetWare
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (14.68%) ITIL
2 90 (12.47%) Migration
3 64 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (6.37%) Service Delivery
5 43 (5.96%) Test Scripting
6 40 (5.54%) OO
7 37 (5.12%) Software Engineering
8 36 (4.99%) Unit Testing
8 36 (4.99%) High Availability
9 34 (4.71%) Test Automation
10 32 (4.43%) MVC
11 30 (4.16%) Validation
12 28 (3.88%) Configuration Management
12 28 (3.88%) Project Management
13 24 (3.32%) Regression Testing
13 24 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (3.19%) Integration Testing
14 23 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (3.05%) Release Management
16 20 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 352 (48.75%) PowerShell
2 287 (39.75%) SQL
3 268 (37.12%) VB
4 132 (18.28%) C#
5 120 (16.62%) JavaScript
6 61 (8.45%) Java
7 60 (8.31%) VB.NET
8 50 (6.93%) VBA
9 45 (6.23%) VB6
10 44 (6.09%) T-SQL
11 41 (5.68%) Perl
12 33 (4.57%) PL/SQL
13 32 (4.43%) Shell Script
14 22 (3.05%) Python
15 21 (2.91%) C
16 15 (2.08%) Ruby
17 10 (1.39%) C++
18 5 (0.69%) PHP
19 2 (0.28%) XPath
19 2 (0.28%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 144 (19.94%) Security Cleared
2 92 (12.74%) SC Cleared
3 74 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (6.51%) DV Cleared
5 45 (6.23%) MCITP
6 40 (5.54%) Degree
7 29 (4.02%) MCSE
8 28 (3.88%) MCSA
9 20 (2.77%) ISEB
10 18 (2.49%) MCP
11 13 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (1.39%) MCTS
14 9 (1.25%) ISTQB
15 8 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.97%) CCEA
16 7 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.83%) CCNA
18 5 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 4 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.62%) QA
2 14 (1.94%) SLA
3 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) WCAG
4 2 (0.28%) WAI
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 242 (33.52%) Active Directory
2 71 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 37 (5.12%) XenApp
5 30 (4.16%) vSphere
6 29 (4.02%) Hyper-V
7 25 (3.46%) VMware ESX
8 18 (2.49%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.80%) Forefront TMG
9 13 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.39%) ISA Server
12 9 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.69%) MetaFrame
15 5 (0.69%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.42%) XenServer
17 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 111 (15.37%) SCCM
2 54 (7.48%) SCOM
3 37 (5.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 33 (4.57%) WMI
5 21 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (2.49%) Tivoli
7 12 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (1.52%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.11%) AppDNA
9 8 (1.11%) SCDPM
10 7 (0.97%) Puppet
11 6 (0.83%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.83%) SCSM
11 6 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.83%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 312 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 124 (17.17%) VMware
3 122 (16.90%) Oracle
4 99 (13.71%) HP
5 82 (11.36%) Citrix
6 35 (4.85%) IBM
7 27 (3.74%) Remedy
8 26 (3.60%) Cisco
9 21 (2.91%) BMC
10 20 (2.77%) Symantec
10 20 (2.77%) McAfee
11 19 (2.63%) Altiris
11 19 (2.63%) EMC
12 18 (2.49%) ArcSight
13 17 (2.35%) NetApp
14 15 (2.08%) Clearswift
15 14 (1.94%) Business Objects
16 13 (1.80%) SAP
16 13 (1.80%) Dell
17 12 (1.66%) CheckPoint
Abergavenny, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £351.56 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 280 - 300
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago