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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 360 294 272
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -22
Contract jobs citing VBScript 297 372 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 1.79% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 222 223
Average daily rate
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£350 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 12
Average hourly rate £26.09 £28.75 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £40.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £28.75 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-9.25% -8.88%

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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -47 269 £361 +11.15% 37
London -1 105 £425 +21.42% 14
South East -66 74 £390 +11.42% 5
City of London +13 33 £447 +19.26% 4
North West -18 27 £375 +25.00% 8
South West +3 23 £212 -29.91% 1
Scotland -20 23 £330 -5.23% 3
Hampshire -31 22 £345 -3.15%
Lancashire +4 19 £375 +35.86% 2
Berkshire -7 17 £380 +4.82% 2
East of England +6 14 £275 -24.65% 4
Blackpool -12 14 £375 +32.97%
Surrey -5 13 £410 +82.22% 1
Dorset +11 11 - -
North East -23 9 £310 -17.33% 1
Milton Keynes -24 9 £430 +7.50%
Buckinghamshire -33 9 £430 +6.17%
Erskine +10 8 £330 -5.03%
Renfrewshire +9 8 £330 -5.03%
West Midlands -9 8 £300 +36.83%
Norfolk - 8 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear -25 7 £310 -17.33% 1
West Sussex -13 6 £375 +29.31%
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 6 £310 -17.33%
Andover - 6 £363 -
Bournemouth - 6 - -
Glasgow +3 5 £313 -3.47% 2
Cobham +2 5 £410 -13.68% 1
Wiltshire -2 5 - -
Swindon -6 5 - -

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 348 (63.74%) Windows
2 297 (54.40%) PowerShell
3 217 (39.74%) SQL
3 217 (39.74%) Microsoft
4 190 (34.80%) Active Directory
5 178 (32.60%) VB
6 147 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 144 (26.37%) .NET
8 142 (26.01%) VMware
9 139 (25.46%) XML
10 119 (21.79%) C#
11 117 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 107 (19.60%) SCCM
12 107 (19.60%) HTML
13 105 (19.23%) Finance
14 100 (18.32%) HP
15 98 (17.95%) Security Cleared
16 93 (17.03%) JavaScript
17 88 (16.12%) MS Excel
18 87 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
19 83 (15.20%) Windows 7
20 82 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
21 80 (14.65%) ITIL
22 79 (14.47%) Oracle
23 75 (13.74%) Citrix
24 72 (13.19%) SC Cleared
25 70 (12.82%) VB.NET
25 70 (12.82%) DNS
26 69 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
27 64 (11.72%) ASP.NET

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (9.34%) IIS
2 45 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 22 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.11%) Lync
6 12 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
7 11 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.10%) Apache
9 6 (1.10%) CMS
9 6 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.55%) JBoss
12 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 88 (16.12%) MS Excel
2 59 (10.81%) MS Office
3 5 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.55%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.55%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.55%) MS Project
5 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.20%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (1.83%) WebTrends
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Agresso
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.01%) Adobe Analytics
2 10 (1.83%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.47%) Office 365
4 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.55%) SaaS
5 3 (0.55%) IaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 70 (12.82%) DNS
2 48 (8.79%) DHCP
3 45 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 32 (5.86%) SAN
5 24 (4.40%) Internet
5 24 (4.40%) Firewall
6 15 (2.75%) VPN
6 15 (2.75%) NetScaler
7 12 (2.20%) HTTP
8 9 (1.65%) SNMP
8 9 (1.65%) FTP
8 9 (1.65%) LAN
8 9 (1.65%) WAN
9 8 (1.47%) SMTP
9 8 (1.47%) LDAP
9 8 (1.47%) VLAN
9 8 (1.47%) Intranet
10 7 (1.28%) FCoE
10 7 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (6.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (5.49%) Relational Database
7 29 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
9 24 (4.40%) Oracle Database
10 22 (4.03%) MySQL
11 21 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
12 19 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (3.30%) RDBMS
14 17 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (2.93%) DTS
16 15 (2.75%) Oracle BI EE
17 10 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
18 9 (1.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 46 (8.42%) MSI
2 39 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.31%) HP UFT
4 25 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (4.40%) Selenium
6 21 (3.85%) JIRA
7 15 (2.75%) Subversion
8 12 (2.20%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.01%) Git (software)
10 10 (1.83%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (1.47%) InstallShield
12 7 (1.28%) AdminStudio
12 7 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.10%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.92%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.92%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (0.92%) ClearCase
General
1 105 (19.23%) Finance
2 46 (8.42%) Banking
3 18 (3.30%) Marketing
4 12 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.01%) Military
6 9 (1.65%) Retail
7 8 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.28%) Publishing
8 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.10%) Automotive
9 6 (1.10%) Local Government
10 5 (0.92%) Law
11 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.73%) Back Office
12 3 (0.55%) Front Office
12 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.55%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (21.61%) Developer
2 65 (11.90%) Analyst
3 47 (8.61%) Consultant
4 31 (5.68%) Administrator
5 30 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (5.49%) Support Analyst
6 27 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
7 24 (4.40%) Tester
8 23 (4.21%) Software Engineer
9 20 (3.66%) Support Engineer
9 20 (3.66%) DBA
10 19 (3.48%) Applications Packager
11 18 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (3.11%) Applications Support
13 16 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
14 15 (2.75%) Oracle Developer
14 15 (2.75%) Database Developer
14 15 (2.75%) Active Directory Consultant
15 13 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (26.37%) .NET
2 139 (25.46%) XML
3 107 (19.60%) HTML
4 64 (11.72%) ASP.NET
5 56 (10.26%) Web Services
6 37 (6.78%) Application Packaging
7 36 (6.59%) CSS
8 33 (6.04%) .NET Framework
9 27 (4.95%) WinForms
10 22 (4.03%) jQuery
11 21 (3.85%) WPF
12 17 (3.11%) XSD
13 16 (2.93%) Ajax
14 15 (2.75%) WCF
15 13 (2.38%) SOAP
16 12 (2.20%) Classic ASP
16 12 (2.20%) HTML5
17 9 (1.65%) Entity Framework
18 8 (1.47%) Software Packaging
18 8 (1.47%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.48%) Replication
6 17 (3.11%) Clustering
7 13 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.20%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.20%) PKI
9 9 (1.65%) CMDB
10 8 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.47%) MPEG
10 8 (1.47%) STB
11 6 (1.10%) User Experience
12 5 (0.92%) NHS
12 5 (0.92%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.73%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.73%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.55%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 348 (63.74%) Windows
2 117 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (15.20%) Windows 7
5 53 (9.71%) Linux
6 47 (8.61%) UNIX
7 45 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (5.31%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.20%) Solaris
10 10 (1.83%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) SUSE
14 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (14.65%) ITIL
2 69 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (10.62%) Migration
4 38 (6.96%) Unit Testing
5 34 (6.23%) Test Automation
5 34 (6.23%) Change Management
6 29 (5.31%) Project Management
7 27 (4.95%) Configuration Management
8 25 (4.58%) Regression Testing
9 24 (4.40%) Service Management
10 22 (4.03%) ETL
10 22 (4.03%) Data Management
10 22 (4.03%) High Availability
11 21 (3.85%) Performance Testing
11 21 (3.85%) Software Engineering
12 19 (3.48%) TDD
12 19 (3.48%) SOA
12 19 (3.48%) Workflow
12 19 (3.48%) Test Scripting
13 18 (3.30%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 297 (54.40%) PowerShell
2 217 (39.74%) SQL
3 178 (32.60%) VB
4 119 (21.79%) C#
5 93 (17.03%) JavaScript
6 70 (12.82%) VB.NET
7 59 (10.81%) T-SQL
8 47 (8.61%) Java
9 44 (8.06%) Perl
10 34 (6.23%) C++
11 27 (4.95%) C
11 27 (4.95%) VBA
12 25 (4.58%) PL/SQL
13 22 (4.03%) PHP
14 21 (3.85%) Shell Script
15 18 (3.30%) Bash Shell
16 17 (3.11%) VB6
17 15 (2.75%) Python
18 14 (2.56%) Tcl
19 10 (1.83%) REXX
Qualifications
1 98 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 72 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 63 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (8.42%) Degree
5 37 (6.78%) MCITP
6 30 (5.49%) MCSE
7 28 (5.13%) MCSA
8 19 (3.48%) ISEB
9 16 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.38%) VCP4
12 11 (2.01%) ISTQB
13 8 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (1.47%) CCNP
14 7 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (1.28%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.92%) CCNA
16 4 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.73%) CCEA
16 4 (0.73%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.21%) QA
2 19 (3.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 190 (34.80%) Active Directory
2 82 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (8.42%) XenApp
4 42 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 41 (7.51%) vSphere
6 28 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (4.03%) XenDesktop
8 18 (3.30%) VMware ESX
9 17 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (1.65%) XenServer
12 8 (1.47%) vCloud
13 7 (1.28%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.10%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.92%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.73%) Xen
16 4 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.55%) ISA Server
18 2 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 107 (19.60%) SCCM
2 27 (4.95%) SCOM
3 22 (4.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 20 (3.66%) WMI
5 18 (3.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (2.93%) WSUS
7 15 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (2.38%) SCVMM
9 11 (2.01%) Control-M
10 9 (1.65%) vMotion
11 8 (1.47%) HP SIM
12 7 (1.28%) BladeLogic
12 7 (1.28%) SCDPM
13 6 (1.10%) Tivoli
13 6 (1.10%) HP UCMDB
14 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.92%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.92%) ServiceCenter
15 4 (0.73%) SCSM
15 4 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 217 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 142 (26.01%) VMware
3 100 (18.32%) HP
4 79 (14.47%) Oracle
5 75 (13.74%) Citrix
6 20 (3.66%) McAfee
7 19 (3.48%) AppSense
8 18 (3.30%) Symantec
9 16 (2.93%) Remedy
9 16 (2.93%) Adobe
9 16 (2.93%) IBM
10 15 (2.75%) Cisco
10 15 (2.75%) Google
11 14 (2.56%) Tableau
11 14 (2.56%) BMC
11 14 (2.56%) Dell
11 14 (2.56%) EMC
12 13 (2.38%) Sybase
13 12 (2.20%) Eloqua
13 12 (2.20%) Aprimo
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