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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 301 279 304
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Contract jobs citing VBScript 378 352 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 1.72% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 211 175
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £26.13 £31.56 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.20% +115.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £11.00 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £33.13 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.13 £31.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-17.20% +110.36%

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
21221 20494 21640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.72% 38.88% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 13017 12799
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 548 770
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £17.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 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
England -18 318 £325 -7.14% 72
South East +18 116 £350 +3.70% 20
London -18 116 £345 -6.12% 14
Hampshire +19 41 £348 +54.66% 2
Scotland +3 39 £347 -1.56% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 29 £410 +17.14% 2
Milton Keynes +8 24 £400 +14.28% 1
West Midlands +8 23 £213 -49.88% 14
City of London -4 22 £375 - 5
North West -4 19 £300 -7.69% 1
Berkshire -11 18 £363 +20.83% 7
Renfrewshire -9 15 £345 -2.81%
East of England -27 14 £363 +3.57% 10
Surrey +2 12 £219 -37.50% 4
Slough +7 10 £375 +15.38% 1
East Midlands 0 10 £225 -10.00% 1
Leicestershire +9 8 £200 -
Wiltshire -2 8 £163 -63.92% 2
East Sussex -4 8 £365 - 1
Hertfordshire -16 8 - - 3
South West -29 8 £163 -56.08% 6
Worcestershire - 8 £199 - 1
Leicester +16 7 - -
Edinburgh -1 7 £363 - 3
Manchester -7 7 £285 -32.94%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £375 - 2
Brighton - 7 £365 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £375 - 2
North East - 7 £375 - 2
West Lothian +3 6 £375 +15.38%

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 421 (57.05%) Windows
2 365 (49.46%) PowerShell
3 302 (40.92%) Microsoft
4 282 (38.21%) VB
5 264 (35.77%) SQL
6 245 (33.20%) Active Directory
7 180 (24.39%) SQL Server
8 167 (22.63%) .NET
9 134 (18.16%) Security Cleared
10 129 (17.48%) JavaScript
10 129 (17.48%) VMware
11 126 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 122 (16.53%) Windows 7
12 122 (16.53%) HTML
13 120 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 118 (15.99%) C#
14 118 (15.99%) MS Excel
15 115 (15.58%) Oracle
15 115 (15.58%) HP
16 110 (14.91%) SCCM
17 109 (14.77%) IIS
18 103 (13.96%) XML
19 96 (13.01%) Finance
20 95 (12.87%) ASP.NET
21 91 (12.33%) ITIL
22 90 (12.20%) SC Cleared
23 88 (11.92%) Migration
24 85 (11.52%) Citrix
25 84 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
26 79 (10.70%) UNIX

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 109 (14.77%) IIS
2 55 (7.45%) MS Exchange
3 34 (4.61%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (2.98%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.76%) Documentum
9 10 (1.36%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.22%) Lync
10 9 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.81%) CMS
12 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.41%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 118 (15.99%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.01%) MS Office
3 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.81%) MS Project
3 6 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.41%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Maximo
1 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.81%) Office 365
4 2 (0.27%) IaaS
4 2 (0.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.67%) DNS
2 54 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 46 (6.23%) DHCP
4 44 (5.96%) SAN
5 38 (5.15%) Internet
5 38 (5.15%) Firewall
6 25 (3.39%) Intranet
7 19 (2.57%) X.500
8 18 (2.44%) X.400
9 16 (2.17%) FTP
9 16 (2.17%) LDAP
10 14 (1.90%) VPN
10 14 (1.90%) SMTP
11 12 (1.63%) WAN
11 12 (1.63%) LAN
11 12 (1.63%) VLAN
12 11 (1.49%) IPv4
13 10 (1.36%) SSL
14 9 (1.22%) Network Security
14 9 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (6.23%) Oracle Database
4 35 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (4.07%) SQL Server 2000
7 26 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.90%) DTS
11 12 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (1.49%) QlikView
13 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.95%) EDMS
14 7 (0.95%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 58 (7.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 51 (6.91%) MSI
3 37 (5.01%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.12%) Selenium
5 21 (2.85%) JIRA
6 16 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (2.17%) InstallShield
7 15 (2.03%) ClearCase
8 14 (1.90%) MSBuild
9 13 (1.76%) AdminStudio
10 12 (1.63%) WebDriver
11 11 (1.49%) LoadRunner
12 10 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.08%) Subversion
14 7 (0.95%) JMeter
14 7 (0.95%) NUnit
14 7 (0.95%) StyleCop
14 7 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (0.95%) FxCop
15 6 (0.81%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 96 (13.01%) Finance
2 65 (8.81%) Banking
3 29 (3.93%) Retail
4 14 (1.90%) Military
5 11 (1.49%) Legal
6 8 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.95%) Back Office
8 6 (0.81%) Automotive
8 6 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.81%) Marketing
9 5 (0.68%) Law
10 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.54%) Games
11 3 (0.41%) Front Office
12 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) International Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (18.97%) Developer
2 76 (10.30%) Analyst
3 48 (6.50%) Consultant
4 44 (5.96%) Administrator
5 42 (5.69%) Applications Packager
6 33 (4.47%) Tester
7 29 (3.93%) Wintel Engineer
8 25 (3.39%) Test Analyst
9 24 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
9 24 (3.25%) .NET Developer
10 23 (3.12%) Software Engineer
11 19 (2.57%) Support Engineer
11 19 (2.57%) Support Analyst
12 18 (2.44%) Web Developer
12 18 (2.44%) VB Developer
13 17 (2.30%) Deployment Engineer
13 17 (2.30%) SCCM Engineer
14 16 (2.17%) Applications Support
15 15 (2.03%) Architect
15 15 (2.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (22.63%) .NET
2 122 (16.53%) HTML
3 103 (13.96%) XML
4 95 (12.87%) ASP.NET
5 59 (7.99%) CSS
6 45 (6.10%) Web Services
7 44 (5.96%) Classic ASP
7 44 (5.96%) Application Packaging
7 44 (5.96%) jQuery
8 37 (5.01%) .NET Framework
9 32 (4.34%) WCF
10 29 (3.93%) Software Packaging
10 29 (3.93%) XSLT
11 26 (3.52%) HTML5
12 22 (2.98%) COM+
13 20 (2.71%) Middleware
14 18 (2.44%) ADO.NET
15 17 (2.30%) XSL
15 17 (2.30%) Ajax
16 16 (2.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.98%) PKI
4 21 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.57%) Clustering
6 12 (1.63%) CMDB
7 11 (1.49%) Open Source
7 11 (1.49%) Replication
8 9 (1.22%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.95%) W3C
9 7 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.81%) MPEG
10 6 (0.81%) STB
11 5 (0.68%) Tandem
11 5 (0.68%) Statistics
11 5 (0.68%) Social Media
11 5 (0.68%) CESG
12 4 (0.54%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.41%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 421 (57.05%) Windows
2 126 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (16.53%) Windows 7
4 120 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (10.70%) UNIX
6 66 (8.94%) Linux
7 51 (6.91%) Windows XP
8 33 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (2.98%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 13 (1.76%) Windows NT
12 7 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.41%) AIX
15 2 (0.27%) NetWare
15 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (12.33%) ITIL
2 88 (11.92%) Migration
3 62 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (6.23%) Service Delivery
5 39 (5.28%) Test Scripting
6 36 (4.88%) Unit Testing
7 34 (4.61%) MVC
7 34 (4.61%) OO
8 32 (4.34%) Configuration Management
8 32 (4.34%) Software Engineering
9 31 (4.20%) Test Automation
10 29 (3.93%) Regression Testing
11 27 (3.66%) Project Management
12 26 (3.52%) Validation
12 26 (3.52%) Integration Testing
13 25 (3.39%) Workflow
14 24 (3.25%) Release Management
15 23 (3.12%) Incident Management
16 22 (2.98%) High Availability
16 22 (2.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 365 (49.46%) PowerShell
2 282 (38.21%) VB
3 264 (35.77%) SQL
4 129 (17.48%) JavaScript
5 118 (15.99%) C#
6 59 (7.99%) Java
7 56 (7.59%) VB.NET
8 52 (7.05%) Perl
9 47 (6.37%) VBA
10 42 (5.69%) VB6
11 39 (5.28%) T-SQL
12 38 (5.15%) Shell Script
13 30 (4.07%) PL/SQL
14 29 (3.93%) C
15 28 (3.79%) Python
16 20 (2.71%) C++
17 15 (2.03%) Ruby
18 3 (0.41%) PHP
19 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
19 2 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 134 (18.16%) Security Cleared
2 90 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 62 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (5.96%) DV Cleared
5 37 (5.01%) Degree
6 33 (4.47%) MCITP
7 26 (3.52%) MCSE
7 26 (3.52%) ISEB
8 20 (2.71%) MCP
9 18 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (2.30%) MCSA
10 17 (2.30%) ISTQB
11 14 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (1.63%) MCTS
13 9 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.08%) CCEA
14 8 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.95%) CCNA
16 4 (0.54%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.99%) QA
2 13 (1.76%) SLA
3 8 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 245 (33.20%) Active Directory
2 74 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 39 (5.28%) XenApp
5 38 (5.15%) vSphere
6 27 (3.66%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.98%) Hyper-V
8 19 (2.57%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.76%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (1.36%) ISA Server
10 10 (1.36%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.68%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.54%) XenServer
14 4 (0.54%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 110 (14.91%) SCCM
2 52 (7.05%) SCOM
3 35 (4.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 33 (4.47%) WMI
5 21 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (2.44%) Tivoli
7 16 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.49%) SCVMM
8 11 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (1.36%) HP SIM
10 9 (1.22%) AppDNA
10 9 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (1.22%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.08%) Puppet
11 8 (1.08%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
11 8 (1.08%) SCSM
12 7 (0.95%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.95%) SCDPM
12 7 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 302 (40.92%) Microsoft
2 129 (17.48%) VMware
3 115 (15.58%) HP
3 115 (15.58%) Oracle
4 85 (11.52%) Citrix
5 44 (5.96%) IBM
6 25 (3.39%) Cisco
6 25 (3.39%) Symantec
7 24 (3.25%) Remedy
7 24 (3.25%) BMC
8 23 (3.12%) McAfee
9 22 (2.98%) Altiris
10 19 (2.57%) SAP
10 19 (2.57%) Cognos
11 18 (2.44%) ArcSight
12 17 (2.30%) Sophos
13 16 (2.17%) EMC
14 15 (2.03%) Business Objects
14 15 (2.03%) NetApp
14 15 (2.03%) Clearswift
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Solihull
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