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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 353 342 273
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -69
Contract jobs citing VBScript 261 266 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 1.36% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 142 174
Average daily rate
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£361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 20
Average hourly rate £24.50 £34.06 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.05% +7.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £24.74 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £148.00 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £34.53 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-29.04% +12.28%

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
20421 19613 17214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13250 12588 10666
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 466 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.87 £16.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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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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 +10 240 £369 +9.25% 53
London +22 94 £434 +4.51% 14
South East +11 94 £348 +7.07% 17
Hampshire +12 37 £363 -3.33% 1
Surrey +16 20 £325 -18.75% 5
City of London +11 20 £475 -1.09% 4
Berkshire +10 18 £296 +10.65% 8
Scotland -22 17 £405 +15.71% 1
North West -19 16 £275 +83.33% 2
West Midlands -9 12 £300 -14.28% 8
Buckinghamshire -12 11 £425 +32.81% 1
Milton Keynes -5 10 £425 +32.81%
Cheshire -7 9 £275 +96.42%
Reading +4 8 £296 - 4
West Sussex -12 8 £400 +26.98%
South West -4 7 £190 -49.33% 4
East of England -16 7 £275 -14.72% 3
Manchester -5 6 £388 +37.16% 1
Renfrewshire -11 6 £347 -15.24%
East Midlands -12 6 £330 +200.00% 1
Wiltshire +6 4 - - 2
Coventry -1 4 £329 -6.07%
Staffordshire -5 4 £300 +9.09%
Yorkshire -6 4 £340 -15.00% 4
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
Swindon - 4 - - 2
Bracknell +5 3 - -
Hertfordshire -7 3 £275 -1.78% 1
Cobham +3 2 £423 - 1
South Yorkshire +1 2 £340 +70.00% 1

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 357 (64.44%) Windows
2 312 (56.32%) PowerShell
3 279 (50.36%) Microsoft
4 249 (44.95%) SQL
5 202 (36.46%) Active Directory
6 180 (32.49%) VB
7 150 (27.08%) SQL Server
8 147 (26.53%) VMware
9 135 (24.37%) XML
9 135 (24.37%) SCCM
10 132 (23.83%) .NET
11 129 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 122 (22.02%) ITIL
13 117 (21.12%) C#
14 115 (20.76%) Finance
15 111 (20.04%) Security Cleared
16 102 (18.41%) HTML
17 100 (18.05%) Windows 7
18 99 (17.87%) Windows Server 2003
19 98 (17.69%) Oracle
20 93 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
21 92 (16.61%) HP
22 91 (16.43%) JavaScript
23 83 (14.98%) Hyper-V
24 79 (14.26%) MS Excel
25 78 (14.08%) SC Cleared
26 75 (13.54%) Citrix
27 72 (13.00%) Migration
28 68 (12.27%) ASP.NET
29 67 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 63 (11.37%) IIS
2 43 (7.76%) MS Exchange
3 38 (6.86%) SharePoint
4 26 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (3.97%) OpenStack
6 15 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.53%) Lync
8 13 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (1.26%) Confluence
11 7 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.08%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.54%) Node.js
16 2 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 79 (14.26%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.12%) MS Office
3 9 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.72%) MS Project
4 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.54%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.08%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.08%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.08%) SiteCatalyst
3 5 (0.90%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.99%) Office 365
2 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.54%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.29%) DNS
2 51 (9.21%) TCP/IP
3 38 (6.86%) DHCP
3 38 (6.86%) SAN
4 33 (5.96%) Firewall
5 30 (5.42%) NetScaler
6 19 (3.43%) NAS
7 17 (3.07%) Internet
8 15 (2.71%) LAN
9 10 (1.81%) WAN
10 8 (1.44%) FTP
10 8 (1.44%) SMTP
11 6 (1.08%) SMS
12 5 (0.90%) LDAP
12 5 (0.90%) X.400
12 5 (0.90%) X.500
12 5 (0.90%) Network Security
13 4 (0.72%) Intranet
13 4 (0.72%) SSL
14 3 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 62 (11.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (6.32%) Relational Database
5 30 (5.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 28 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.71%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.53%) DTS
11 12 (2.17%) MySQL
12 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.62%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.44%) EDRMS
14 8 (1.44%) MS Access
14 8 (1.44%) Siebel EIM
14 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (5.05%) MSI
2 25 (4.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (3.43%) JIRA
4 18 (3.25%) StarTeam
5 17 (3.07%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (2.53%) AdminStudio
7 14 (2.53%) Selenium
7 14 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.17%) Subversion
9 10 (1.81%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.62%) InstallShield
11 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (1.08%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.08%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.90%) ClearQuest
13 5 (0.90%) Maven
13 5 (0.90%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.90%) Ant
13 5 (0.90%) Gerrit
General
1 115 (20.76%) Finance
2 37 (6.68%) Banking
3 17 (3.07%) Marketing
3 17 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.17%) Front Office
4 12 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.81%) Publishing
6 8 (1.44%) Retail
6 8 (1.44%) Back Office
6 8 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.26%) Automotive
7 7 (1.26%) Military
8 6 (1.08%) Legal
8 6 (1.08%) Games
9 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 121 (21.84%) Developer
2 94 (16.97%) Analyst
3 39 (7.04%) Wintel Engineer
4 34 (6.14%) Consultant
5 33 (5.96%) Support Analyst
6 32 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (4.69%) Software Developer
8 24 (4.33%) Integration Engineer
9 20 (3.61%) Applications Packager
9 20 (3.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 20 (3.61%) .NET Developer
10 16 (2.89%) Administrator
10 16 (2.89%) Architect
10 16 (2.89%) Wintel Analyst
11 15 (2.71%) Tester
11 15 (2.71%) Support Engineer
12 14 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (2.17%) Applications Support
14 11 (1.99%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (24.37%) XML
2 132 (23.83%) .NET
3 102 (18.41%) HTML
4 68 (12.27%) ASP.NET
5 50 (9.03%) .NET Framework
6 43 (7.76%) Application Packaging
7 34 (6.14%) CSS
8 30 (5.42%) Web Services
9 24 (4.33%) XSLT
10 23 (4.15%) Middleware
11 12 (2.17%) XSL
11 12 (2.17%) WCF
12 11 (1.99%) LINQ
12 11 (1.99%) jQuery
13 10 (1.81%) REST
13 10 (1.81%) ADO.NET
13 10 (1.81%) DHTML
13 10 (1.81%) MDX
13 10 (1.81%) JSON
13 10 (1.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.42%) Replication
2 29 (5.23%) Clustering
3 25 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.15%) PKI
5 21 (3.79%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.99%) Open Source
6 11 (1.99%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.62%) Equities
9 8 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.44%) Derivative
10 7 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.08%) MPEG
11 6 (1.08%) NHS
11 6 (1.08%) STB
11 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 357 (64.44%) Windows
2 129 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (18.05%) Windows 7
4 99 (17.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (7.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (7.22%) UNIX
7 36 (6.50%) Linux
8 21 (3.79%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.25%) Windows 8
10 10 (1.81%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.08%) SUSE
12 6 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.72%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.72%) Solaris
13 4 (0.72%) Android
14 3 (0.54%) HPUX
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.02%) ITIL
2 72 (13.00%) Migration
3 56 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (7.76%) High Availability
5 36 (6.50%) Project Management
6 32 (5.78%) Incident Management
7 31 (5.60%) Release Management
8 30 (5.42%) Unit Testing
9 25 (4.51%) Configuration Management
9 25 (4.51%) Test Scripting
10 23 (4.15%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.15%) ITSM
10 23 (4.15%) OO
11 21 (3.79%) Workflow
11 21 (3.79%) Validation
11 21 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (3.79%) Low Latency
12 20 (3.61%) Service Management
13 19 (3.43%) Software Engineering
14 17 (3.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 312 (56.32%) PowerShell
2 249 (44.95%) SQL
3 180 (32.49%) VB
4 117 (21.12%) C#
5 91 (16.43%) JavaScript
6 59 (10.65%) VB.NET
7 51 (9.21%) T-SQL
8 43 (7.76%) VBA
9 37 (6.68%) Java
10 24 (4.33%) Perl
10 24 (4.33%) VB6
11 21 (3.79%) Shell Script
12 19 (3.43%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.53%) C
14 12 (2.17%) C++
15 7 (1.26%) PHP
15 7 (1.26%) Python
16 4 (0.72%) SQR
16 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (20.04%) Security Cleared
2 78 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 67 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (9.57%) MCITP
5 41 (7.40%) Degree
5 41 (7.40%) MCSA
6 27 (4.87%) DV Cleared
7 18 (3.25%) MCSE
8 13 (2.35%) ISEB
9 11 (1.99%) CCNA
9 11 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (1.44%) MCTS
11 8 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.26%) RHCE
12 7 (1.26%) Siebel Certification
12 7 (1.26%) RHCA
12 7 (1.26%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.90%) CCEE
13 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.97%) QA
2 10 (1.81%) SLA
3 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.36%) WCAG
4 2 (0.36%) WAI
4 2 (0.36%) HL7
4 2 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 202 (36.46%) Active Directory
2 93 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (14.98%) Hyper-V
4 53 (9.57%) XenApp
5 41 (7.40%) vSphere
6 33 (5.96%) XenDesktop
7 32 (5.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (2.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 16 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.81%) Terminal Services
9 10 (1.81%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.90%) NFS
11 5 (0.90%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.72%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.54%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.54%) UAG
Systems Management
1 135 (24.37%) SCCM
2 52 (9.39%) SCOM
3 34 (6.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 26 (4.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 25 (4.51%) WMI
6 24 (4.33%) SCVMM
7 22 (3.97%) EdgeSight
8 21 (3.79%) WSUS
9 19 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (3.25%) HP SIM
11 14 (2.53%) SCSM
12 10 (1.81%) Control-M
13 9 (1.62%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.72%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.72%) MOM
14 4 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 4 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.72%) SCOrch
15 3 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 279 (50.36%) Microsoft
2 147 (26.53%) VMware
3 98 (17.69%) Oracle
4 92 (16.61%) HP
5 75 (13.54%) Citrix
6 35 (6.32%) Dell
6 35 (6.32%) IBM
7 24 (4.33%) CA
8 22 (3.97%) NetApp
9 20 (3.61%) Remedy
10 19 (3.43%) McAfee
11 17 (3.07%) AppSense
11 17 (3.07%) Veeam
12 16 (2.89%) Nimsoft
12 16 (2.89%) ServiceNow
12 16 (2.89%) Veritas
13 14 (2.53%) Cisco
14 13 (2.35%) Borland
14 13 (2.35%) Red Hat
15 12 (2.17%) BMC
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London
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London
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Rate: £19.37 - £21.00 per hour
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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UK
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Rate: Excellent
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Surrey
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