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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 388 356 306
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -50
Contract jobs citing VBScript 239 265 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.21% 1.38% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 156 183
Average daily rate £338 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £273 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.69 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -9.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.95 £21.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £50.90 £122.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £28.69 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -6.79%

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 206 £375 -6.25% 42
London -24 87 £413 -8.33% 15
South East -45 30 £385 +2.66% 10
North West -8 24 £215 -30.64% 1
City of London +33 22 £403 -12.97% 5
East Midlands +13 22 £275 -23.61% 7
Scotland -14 21 £325 -18.75% 1
Manchester -1 20 £130 -67.50%
West Midlands -11 15 £408 +20.03% 5
Nottinghamshire +2 13 £275 -23.61% 4
Hampshire -7 11 £422 +24.93% 1
Surrey -5 10 £385 +23.20%
South West +2 9 £375 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire -1 9 £425 +25.00% 1
Nottingham -3 9 £275 -23.61% 4
Edinburgh -15 9 £190 -52.50%
Northern Ireland - 8 £275 -
County Antrim - 8 £275 -
Belfast - 8 £275 -
Renfrewshire -5 7 £336 -3.23% 1
Leeds - 7 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £425 - 1
Erskine -13 6 £336 -3.23% 1
Derby - 6 £114 - 1
Derbyshire - 6 £114 - 1
Leicestershire - 6 £114 - 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £350 -
North East - 5 £280 -
Kegworth - 5 £114 -
Cobham - 5 £385 -

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 240 (53.10%) Windows
2 238 (52.65%) PowerShell
3 187 (41.37%) SQL
4 183 (40.49%) Microsoft
5 166 (36.73%) SQL Server
6 148 (32.74%) C#
7 140 (30.97%) .NET
8 133 (29.42%) VB
9 124 (27.43%) Active Directory
10 122 (26.99%) Windows Server
11 121 (26.77%) JavaScript
12 108 (23.89%) Finance
13 87 (19.25%) XML
13 87 (19.25%) MS Excel
14 86 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 79 (17.48%) Security Cleared
16 78 (17.26%) HTML
16 78 (17.26%) Java
17 74 (16.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 73 (16.15%) SCCM
19 71 (15.71%) Oracle
20 70 (15.49%) HP
21 68 (15.04%) Citrix
22 65 (14.38%) VBA
23 64 (14.16%) VMware
24 63 (13.94%) T-SQL
25 62 (13.72%) Migration
26 61 (13.50%) SharePoint
27 60 (13.27%) Windows 7
28 59 (13.05%) VB.NET

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 61 (13.50%) SharePoint
2 45 (9.96%) IIS
3 26 (5.75%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.65%) IBM Notes
6 11 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.77%) CMS
10 7 (1.55%) Apache
10 7 (1.55%) JBoss
11 6 (1.33%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 87 (19.25%) MS Excel
2 55 (12.17%) MS Office
3 13 (2.88%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.55%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.44%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.22%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.11%) Office 365
2 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) IaaS
3 1 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.63%) DNS
2 24 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.09%) DHCP
3 23 (5.09%) VPN
4 17 (3.76%) Firewall
4 17 (3.76%) SSL
5 16 (3.54%) Internet
6 14 (3.10%) Intranet
6 14 (3.10%) NetScaler
7 10 (2.21%) SMTP
8 9 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (1.77%) LDAP
9 8 (1.77%) SAN
10 7 (1.55%) HTTP
11 6 (1.33%) FTP
11 6 (1.33%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.33%) LAN
12 5 (1.11%) WAN
13 4 (0.88%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (36.73%) SQL Server
2 53 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (11.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (9.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (6.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (6.42%) Relational Database
7 26 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (4.65%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.98%) RDBMS
10 16 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (3.32%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (2.43%) DTS
13 10 (2.21%) MySQL
13 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.77%) DB2
15 8 (1.77%) QlikView
16 7 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (1.33%) MS Access
17 6 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (12.17%) Visual Studio
2 37 (8.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (6.64%) HP UFT
4 27 (5.97%) MSI
5 21 (4.65%) Selenium
6 19 (4.20%) JIRA
7 15 (3.32%) Oracle APEX
7 15 (3.32%) Subversion
8 14 (3.10%) Git (software)
9 12 (2.65%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.65%) WebDriver
10 11 (2.43%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.77%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (1.55%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.55%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.33%) TestComplete
13 6 (1.33%) VisualVM
13 6 (1.33%) YourKit
General
1 108 (23.89%) Finance
2 40 (8.85%) Banking
3 14 (3.10%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.43%) Military
5 8 (1.77%) Law
6 7 (1.55%) Marketing
7 6 (1.33%) Front Office
8 5 (1.11%) Back Office
8 5 (1.11%) Legal
8 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Retail
11 2 (0.44%) Automotive
11 2 (0.44%) Games
11 2 (0.44%) Local Government
11 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (29.42%) Developer
2 91 (20.13%) Analyst
3 36 (7.96%) .NET Developer
4 33 (7.30%) Support Analyst
4 33 (7.30%) Test Analyst
5 29 (6.42%) Consultant
6 28 (6.19%) SQL Developer
7 27 (5.97%) C# Developer
8 23 (5.09%) Administrator
8 23 (5.09%) Software Developer
9 22 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (4.20%) Tester
11 18 (3.98%) DBA
12 17 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.54%) SharePoint Administrator
14 15 (3.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (3.32%) SQL DBA
14 15 (3.32%) Web Developer
15 14 (3.10%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (30.97%) .NET
2 87 (19.25%) XML
3 78 (17.26%) HTML
4 58 (12.83%) ASP.NET
5 57 (12.61%) CSS
6 43 (9.51%) Web Services
7 39 (8.63%) jQuery
8 27 (5.97%) WinForms
9 26 (5.75%) .NET Framework
10 23 (5.09%) Classic ASP
11 19 (4.20%) WPF
12 15 (3.32%) XSD
13 13 (2.88%) HTML5
14 12 (2.65%) DHTML
15 10 (2.21%) Ajax
15 10 (2.21%) AngularJS
16 9 (1.99%) XSLT
17 8 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
18 7 (1.55%) ADO.NET
18 7 (1.55%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (3.98%) Clustering
4 13 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.43%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.43%) PKI
7 10 (2.21%) Hedge funds
7 10 (2.21%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.99%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.77%) CMDB
9 8 (1.77%) Derivative
10 6 (1.33%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.33%) Replication
11 5 (1.11%) User Experience
12 4 (0.88%) MPEG
12 4 (0.88%) STB
13 3 (0.66%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 240 (53.10%) Windows
2 122 (26.99%) Windows Server
3 86 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (16.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (13.27%) Windows 7
6 56 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (7.30%) Linux
8 29 (6.42%) Unix
9 27 (5.97%) Windows 8
10 26 (5.75%) Windows XP
11 18 (3.98%) Windows 10
12 11 (2.43%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.33%) Solaris
15 3 (0.66%) AIX
15 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.66%) SUSE
15 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.44%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.72%) Migration
2 57 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (9.51%) Unit Testing
4 42 (9.29%) ITIL
5 36 (7.96%) Regression Testing
6 33 (7.30%) Data Management
7 32 (7.08%) Test Scripting
8 31 (6.86%) Change Management
8 31 (6.86%) Service Delivery
9 25 (5.53%) Configuration Management
9 25 (5.53%) OO
10 24 (5.31%) Test Automation
11 21 (4.65%) MVC
12 20 (4.42%) Service Management
13 19 (4.20%) Application Packaging
13 19 (4.20%) Project Management
14 17 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (3.76%) Data Migration
14 17 (3.76%) Software Engineering
14 17 (3.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 238 (52.65%) PowerShell
2 187 (41.37%) SQL
3 148 (32.74%) C#
4 133 (29.42%) VB
5 121 (26.77%) JavaScript
6 78 (17.26%) Java
7 65 (14.38%) VBA
8 63 (13.94%) T-SQL
9 59 (13.05%) VB.NET
10 42 (9.29%) C++
11 32 (7.08%) C
12 21 (4.65%) Perl
13 19 (4.20%) PHP
14 15 (3.32%) Python
15 13 (2.88%) Ruby
16 9 (1.99%) F#
16 9 (1.99%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.77%) Bash Shell
18 7 (1.55%) COBOL
18 7 (1.55%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 79 (17.48%) Security Cleared
2 57 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (7.08%) Degree
5 18 (3.98%) ISEB
6 16 (3.54%) MCITP
7 15 (3.32%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.65%) MCSE
9 11 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.99%) MCAD
10 9 (1.99%) MCSD
10 9 (1.99%) MCTS
11 6 (1.33%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.88%) CCNA
13 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.66%) CCEA
14 3 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.53%) QA
2 7 (1.55%) SLA
3 6 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.44%) WCAG
7 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 124 (27.43%) Active Directory
2 43 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (9.29%) XenApp
4 35 (7.74%) XenDesktop
5 23 (5.09%) BitLocker
6 22 (4.87%) vSphere
7 19 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (3.32%) Hyper-V
9 13 (2.88%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.77%) Firmware
11 7 (1.55%) NFS
11 7 (1.55%) Samba
12 6 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.11%) XenServer
14 4 (0.88%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.44%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 73 (16.15%) SCCM
2 18 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (3.32%) WSUS
4 14 (3.10%) SCOM
5 8 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.88%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (0.88%) WMI
8 3 (0.66%) Ansible
8 3 (0.66%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.66%) Puppet
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.44%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.44%) ThinApp
10 1 (0.22%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 183 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 71 (15.71%) Oracle
3 70 (15.49%) HP
4 68 (15.04%) Citrix
5 64 (14.16%) VMware
6 21 (4.65%) AppSense
6 21 (4.65%) IBM
7 12 (2.65%) Lotus
8 9 (1.99%) Informatica
8 9 (1.99%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.77%) Symantec
10 7 (1.55%) Dell
10 7 (1.55%) LANDesk
10 7 (1.55%) SAP
11 6 (1.33%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.33%) Becrypt
11 6 (1.33%) Dynatrace
11 6 (1.33%) NetApp
11 6 (1.33%) New Relic
11 6 (1.33%) Red Gate
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Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
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Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
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