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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 344 401 315
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -86
Contract jobs citing VBScript 355 259 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.47% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.69% 1.25% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 154 168
Median daily rate £375 £351 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% +7.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 10
Median hourly rate £36.00 £21.00 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £24.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £38.99 £28.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -17.64%

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
21008 20783 19694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 37.65% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14467 13780 13012
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 428 458
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 +16 281 £375 +5.63% 38
South East +8 106 £375 +5.26% 8
London -17 86 £404 -5.00% 13
Scotland +44 70 £365 -1.88% 2
Hampshire +1 51 £360 +5.88%
Erskine -8 36 £321 -13.71%
Renfrewshire -8 36 £321 -13.71%
Tyne and Wear - 32 £310 - 2
North East - 32 £310 - 3
Berkshire +11 31 £375 -6.25% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 31 £310 - 1
Reading +25 27 £375 +3.44%
Hook +10 23 £355 +5.18%
Edinburgh +19 22 £438 - 2
City of London +32 18 £500 +14.28% 6
East Midlands +22 16 £363 +10.68% 6
South West -8 15 £328 +7.37% 3
Yorkshire +16 11 £340 -2.85% 2
West Yorkshire +6 10 £350 - 1
Basingstoke -4 10 £425 +9.67%
Surrey -13 10 £418 +21.45% 2
West Sussex -17 10 £300 -22.58% 1
Leeds -1 8 £340 -2.85% 1
Crawley -1 7 £280 -27.74%
Northamptonshire - 7 £475 -
Glasgow - 7 £405 -
Derbyshire +19 6 £235 -28.78% 1
Gosport - 6 £405 -
Northampton - 6 £500 -
West Midlands -8 5 £370 +23.33% 1

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 372 (64.14%) PowerShell
2 353 (60.86%) Windows
3 302 (52.07%) Microsoft
4 281 (48.45%) SQL
5 215 (37.07%) SQL Server
6 194 (33.45%) Active Directory
7 176 (30.34%) .NET
7 176 (30.34%) C#
8 161 (27.76%) VB
9 152 (26.21%) Windows Server
10 140 (24.14%) Security Cleared
11 135 (23.28%) MS Excel
12 131 (22.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 127 (21.90%) VMware
14 122 (21.03%) Finance
15 116 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 113 (19.48%) Citrix
17 111 (19.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 108 (18.62%) HP
18 108 (18.62%) ITIL
19 105 (18.10%) XML
19 105 (18.10%) SCCM
20 93 (16.03%) T-SQL
20 93 (16.03%) Windows Server 2003
21 90 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
21 90 (15.52%) DNS
22 86 (14.83%) HTML
23 83 (14.31%) SC Cleared
24 82 (14.14%) XenApp
24 82 (14.14%) Windows 7

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 64 (11.03%) IIS
1 64 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.66%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 16 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (2.59%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.07%) CMS
7 12 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.90%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.21%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.03%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.86%) Confluence
12 5 (0.86%) Node.js
12 5 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.69%) JBoss
13 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 135 (23.28%) MS Excel
2 68 (11.72%) MS Office
3 16 (2.76%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.41%) Office 365
3 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.52%) IaaS
4 2 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.34%) PaaS
4 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (15.52%) DNS
2 71 (12.24%) DHCP
3 45 (7.76%) SAN
4 32 (5.52%) Internet
4 32 (5.52%) TCP/IP
4 32 (5.52%) VPN
5 21 (3.62%) Firewall
6 18 (3.10%) SSL
7 17 (2.93%) NetScaler
8 14 (2.41%) HTTP
9 12 (2.07%) IPsec
10 11 (1.90%) BGP
10 11 (1.90%) IPv6
10 11 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (1.90%) Software-Defined Networking
11 9 (1.55%) Intranet
11 9 (1.55%) LAN
11 9 (1.55%) WAN
12 6 (1.03%) DMZ
12 6 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (37.07%) SQL Server
2 68 (11.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (11.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (11.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (5.34%) Relational Database
7 30 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (3.28%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.93%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (1.90%) DTS
12 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (1.55%) MySQL
14 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.21%) MS Access
16 4 (0.69%) DB2
16 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
17 3 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 50 (8.62%) MSI
1 50 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (4.31%) JIRA
4 24 (4.14%) HP UFT
5 12 (2.07%) Maven
5 12 (2.07%) Selenium
5 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (2.07%) Subversion
6 11 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.90%) InstallShield
7 10 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.72%) LoadRunner
8 9 (1.55%) SoapUI
9 8 (1.38%) JMeter
10 7 (1.21%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.21%) SilkPerformer
10 7 (1.21%) VisualVM
10 7 (1.21%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.21%) YourKit
General
1 122 (21.03%) Finance
2 38 (6.55%) Banking
3 19 (3.28%) Marketing
4 11 (1.90%) Legal
5 7 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.03%) French Language
6 6 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.03%) Law
6 6 (1.03%) Military
6 6 (1.03%) Spanish Language
7 5 (0.86%) Front Office
7 5 (0.86%) German Language
7 5 (0.86%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.69%) Publishing
9 3 (0.52%) Retail
9 3 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.34%) Back Office
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 120 (20.69%) Developer
2 74 (12.76%) Analyst
3 40 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
4 38 (6.55%) .NET Developer
4 38 (6.55%) Consultant
5 37 (6.38%) Administrator
5 37 (6.38%) Test Analyst
6 29 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 29 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 29 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 28 (4.83%) Support Engineer
8 26 (4.48%) DBA
9 25 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 23 (3.97%) SQL DBA
11 19 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (3.10%) Tester
13 17 (2.93%) SCCM Engineer
14 16 (2.76%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (30.34%) .NET
2 105 (18.10%) XML
3 86 (14.83%) HTML
4 67 (11.55%) ASP.NET
5 55 (9.48%) CSS
6 46 (7.93%) jQuery
7 37 (6.38%) Web Services
8 27 (4.66%) .NET Framework
8 27 (4.66%) WinForms
9 26 (4.48%) WPF
10 16 (2.76%) WCF
10 16 (2.76%) XSD
11 15 (2.59%) AngularJS
12 14 (2.41%) Classic ASP
12 14 (2.41%) Regular Expression
13 13 (2.24%) REST
14 11 (1.90%) Entity Framework
14 11 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (1.72%) HTML5
16 9 (1.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.45%) Clustering
2 30 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.76%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.90%) Hedge funds
7 11 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.72%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.21%) CMDB
9 7 (1.21%) PKI
9 7 (1.21%) Replication
9 7 (1.21%) STB
10 5 (0.86%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.86%) Derivative
10 5 (0.86%) Market Risk
10 5 (0.86%) MPEG
10 5 (0.86%) User Experience
10 5 (0.86%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 353 (60.86%) Windows
2 152 (26.21%) Windows Server
3 131 (22.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 111 (19.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (16.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 82 (14.14%) Windows 7
7 59 (10.17%) Linux
8 37 (6.38%) Windows 10
9 32 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.83%) Unix
11 26 (4.48%) Windows XP
12 21 (3.62%) Windows 8
13 18 (3.10%) AIX
14 17 (2.93%) Solaris
15 14 (2.41%) HPUX
16 12 (2.07%) Ubuntu
17 10 (1.72%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.69%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (18.62%) ITIL
2 70 (12.07%) Migration
3 58 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (8.28%) Unit Testing
5 43 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 35 (6.03%) Software Testing
7 34 (5.86%) OO
7 34 (5.86%) Release Management
8 33 (5.69%) Service Management
8 33 (5.69%) Test Scripting
8 33 (5.69%) Workflow
9 30 (5.17%) Service Delivery
10 27 (4.66%) Change Management
11 25 (4.31%) Application Packaging
11 25 (4.31%) Web Development
12 23 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (3.79%) Open Source
14 21 (3.62%) Project Management
14 21 (3.62%) Software Delivery
14 21 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 372 (64.14%) PowerShell
2 281 (48.45%) SQL
3 176 (30.34%) C#
4 161 (27.76%) VB
5 116 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 93 (16.03%) T-SQL
7 73 (12.59%) VBA
8 72 (12.41%) Java
9 52 (8.97%) VB.NET
10 48 (8.28%) C++
11 36 (6.21%) Perl
12 34 (5.86%) C
13 22 (3.79%) PL/SQL
14 19 (3.28%) Python
15 16 (2.76%) Korn
16 13 (2.24%) Bourne shell
17 9 (1.55%) Shell Script
18 7 (1.21%) CoffeeScript
18 7 (1.21%) Ruby
18 7 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 140 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 90 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (14.31%) SC Cleared
4 48 (8.28%) Degree
5 43 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 43 (7.41%) MCSE
6 38 (6.55%) MCITP
7 31 (5.34%) ISEB
8 22 (3.79%) MCSD
9 21 (3.62%) ISTQB
10 20 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 20 (3.45%) MCSA
10 20 (3.45%) MCTS
11 14 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (2.41%) MCAD
12 11 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.03%) CCNA
15 5 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.59%) QA
2 13 (2.24%) SLA
3 12 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.69%) WCAG
7 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 194 (33.45%) Active Directory
2 82 (14.14%) XenApp
3 66 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (9.31%) XenDesktop
5 45 (7.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 36 (6.21%) VMware ESX
8 33 (5.69%) Terminal Services
9 15 (2.59%) XenServer
10 12 (2.07%) BitLocker
10 12 (2.07%) vSphere
11 7 (1.21%) Firmware
12 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.52%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.34%) NFS
16 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 105 (18.10%) SCCM
2 36 (6.21%) SCOM
3 31 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (5.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 24 (4.14%) WSUS
5 14 (2.41%) Tivoli
6 12 (2.07%) Netcool
6 12 (2.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
8 9 (1.55%) Control-M
8 9 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.55%) SCSM
9 8 (1.38%) Perfmon
9 8 (1.38%) SCVMM
10 7 (1.21%) OpenView
10 7 (1.21%) SCDPM
10 7 (1.21%) WMI
11 5 (0.86%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 302 (52.07%) Microsoft
2 127 (21.90%) VMware
3 113 (19.48%) Citrix
4 108 (18.62%) HP
5 73 (12.59%) Oracle
6 39 (6.72%) IBM
7 32 (5.52%) Red Hat
8 29 (5.00%) Cisco
9 26 (4.48%) AppSense
10 17 (2.93%) Intel Security
11 16 (2.76%) Symantec
12 14 (2.41%) Lumension
13 12 (2.07%) CA
13 12 (2.07%) Dell
14 11 (1.90%) Lotus
15 10 (1.72%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.38%) Altiris
16 8 (1.38%) iManage
17 7 (1.21%) Dynatrace
17 7 (1.21%) TIBCO
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £27.5 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £580 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
UK
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago