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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 364 294 254
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -40
Contract jobs citing VBScript 282 357 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.31% 1.76% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 199 226
Average daily rate
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£368 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 18
Average hourly rate £20.94 £26.09 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% -25.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.62 £20.06 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £39.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £25.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.84% -26.30%

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
21523 20252 19490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.85% 37.06% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14462 12959 12063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 414 555
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -38 260 £375 +14.54% 43
London -25 103 £425 +13.33% 18
South East -28 81 £394 +18.15% 9
City of London -1 33 £450 +20.80% 5
Hampshire -14 28 £340 +0.74% 1
South West -1 26 £285 -8.06% 1
North West -12 21 £313 +9.26% 3
Scotland -43 20 £330 -5.44% 2
Berkshire +4 16 £400 +10.34% 3
Lancashire +22 13 £350 +24.11%
Dorset +8 11 - -
Blackpool +10 8 £300 +6.38%
Southampton +3 8 £340 +11.47%
West Midlands -3 8 £300 +33.33% 3
Surrey -9 8 £411 +82.77% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 8 £430 +7.50% 1
Yorkshire -19 8 £400 +14.28% 3
Leeds - 8 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 2
West Sussex -4 7 £388 +33.62% 1
East of England -6 7 £325 -14.47% 4
Milton Keynes -18 7 £430 +7.50% 1
Bournemouth +3 6 - -
Erskine -2 6 £352 +1.53%
Renfrewshire -4 6 £352 +1.53%
Hook -10 6 £338 +3.72%
Oxfordshire -19 6 £508 +45.14%
Wiltshire -2 5 - -
Swindon -5 5 - -
Manchester -9 5 £248 -14.65% 2

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 345 (62.61%) Windows
2 305 (55.35%) PowerShell
3 226 (41.02%) Microsoft
4 206 (37.39%) Active Directory
5 204 (37.02%) SQL
6 182 (33.03%) VB
7 144 (26.13%) VMware
8 135 (24.50%) XML
9 132 (23.96%) SQL Server
10 126 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 121 (21.96%) SCCM
11 121 (21.96%) .NET
12 110 (19.96%) Finance
13 103 (18.69%) HP
14 100 (18.15%) C#
14 100 (18.15%) HTML
15 97 (17.60%) ITIL
16 94 (17.06%) Windows 7
17 87 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
18 86 (15.61%) Security Cleared
19 85 (15.43%) MS Excel
20 82 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 81 (14.70%) JavaScript
22 77 (13.97%) Citrix
23 72 (13.07%) Oracle
24 70 (12.70%) Migration
25 67 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
26 64 (11.62%) SC Cleared
27 60 (10.89%) T-SQL
28 59 (10.71%) Agile Software Development

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.26%) IIS
2 39 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 22 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.09%) Lync
6 12 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.45%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.09%) CMS
10 5 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.91%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.91%) Confluence
10 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.54%) Node.js
12 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 85 (15.43%) MS Excel
2 51 (9.26%) MS Office
3 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.54%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.54%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.18%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (1.81%) WebTrends
3 9 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Agresso
5 1 (0.18%) HFM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.36%) Office 365
2 11 (2.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 10 (1.81%) Google Analytics
3 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.54%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.98%) DNS
2 43 (7.80%) TCP/IP
3 33 (5.99%) DHCP
4 32 (5.81%) SAN
4 32 (5.81%) Firewall
5 19 (3.45%) NetScaler
6 17 (3.09%) Internet
7 14 (2.54%) LAN
8 13 (2.36%) WAN
9 11 (2.00%) VPN
10 9 (1.63%) NAS
11 8 (1.45%) Network Security
11 8 (1.45%) Intranet
12 7 (1.27%) FCoE
12 7 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (1.27%) VLAN
12 7 (1.27%) SNMP
13 6 (1.09%) LDAP
13 6 (1.09%) SMTP
14 4 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (23.96%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 32 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (4.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (4.54%) Oracle Database
8 22 (3.99%) SQL Server 2000
9 20 (3.63%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (3.09%) MySQL
12 16 (2.90%) RDBMS
12 16 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (2.72%) Oracle BI EE
14 13 (2.36%) DTS
15 12 (2.18%) MS Access
15 12 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (8.35%) MSI
2 30 (5.44%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 24 (4.36%) JIRA
5 22 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (3.81%) Selenium
7 11 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.00%) InstallShield
7 11 (2.00%) Subversion
8 9 (1.63%) AdminStudio
9 7 (1.27%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.09%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.09%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.91%) Gerrit
11 5 (0.91%) Wise Package Studio
11 5 (0.91%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.91%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.73%) Fiddler
General
1 110 (19.96%) Finance
2 45 (8.17%) Banking
3 16 (2.90%) Marketing
4 12 (2.18%) Retail
4 12 (2.18%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.63%) Military
6 8 (1.45%) Publishing
6 8 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.27%) Front Office
7 7 (1.27%) Automotive
8 6 (1.09%) Back Office
8 6 (1.09%) Local Government
9 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Games
9 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (19.78%) Developer
2 71 (12.89%) Analyst
3 43 (7.80%) Consultant
4 36 (6.53%) Wintel Engineer
5 33 (5.99%) Support Analyst
5 33 (5.99%) Administrator
5 33 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (4.17%) Applications Packager
8 21 (3.81%) Support Engineer
8 21 (3.81%) Software Engineer
9 19 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (3.45%) Tester
10 17 (3.09%) Architect
11 16 (2.90%) DBA
11 16 (2.90%) Applications Support
12 15 (2.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
13 14 (2.54%) Active Directory Consultant
14 13 (2.36%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (24.50%) XML
2 121 (21.96%) .NET
3 100 (18.15%) HTML
4 54 (9.80%) ASP.NET
5 43 (7.80%) Application Packaging
6 38 (6.90%) Web Services
7 35 (6.35%) .NET Framework
8 29 (5.26%) CSS
9 22 (3.99%) WinForms
10 19 (3.45%) WPF
11 18 (3.27%) WCF
12 16 (2.90%) jQuery
13 13 (2.36%) Entity Framework
13 13 (2.36%) SOAP
14 12 (2.18%) Ajax
14 12 (2.18%) XSD
15 11 (2.00%) Classic ASP
15 11 (2.00%) LINQ
16 10 (1.81%) Middleware
17 9 (1.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.17%) Clustering
5 20 (3.63%) Replication
6 15 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.18%) PKI
8 9 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.63%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.63%) CMDB
9 7 (1.27%) MPEG
9 7 (1.27%) STB
9 7 (1.27%) Equities
10 6 (1.09%) NHS
11 4 (0.73%) Derivative
11 4 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.73%) User Experience
11 4 (0.73%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 345 (62.61%) Windows
2 126 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (17.06%) Windows 7
4 87 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (9.07%) Linux
6 46 (8.35%) UNIX
6 46 (8.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (5.63%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.00%) Solaris
9 10 (1.81%) Windows NT
10 8 (1.45%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.91%) SUSE
11 5 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.54%) HPUX
14 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (17.60%) ITIL
2 70 (12.70%) Migration
3 59 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 35 (6.35%) Project Management
6 32 (5.81%) Test Automation
7 29 (5.26%) High Availability
7 29 (5.26%) Change Management
8 25 (4.54%) Configuration Management
8 25 (4.54%) Release Management
9 21 (3.81%) Incident Management
10 20 (3.63%) TDD
10 20 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (3.63%) Workflow
10 20 (3.63%) ETL
10 20 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 19 (3.45%) OO
11 19 (3.45%) SOA
11 19 (3.45%) Software Engineering
11 19 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 305 (55.35%) PowerShell
2 204 (37.02%) SQL
3 182 (33.03%) VB
4 100 (18.15%) C#
5 81 (14.70%) JavaScript
6 60 (10.89%) T-SQL
7 55 (9.98%) VB.NET
8 48 (8.71%) Perl
9 35 (6.35%) Java
10 23 (4.17%) PL/SQL
11 22 (3.99%) Shell Script
12 20 (3.63%) C++
13 19 (3.45%) Bash Shell
14 17 (3.09%) PHP
14 17 (3.09%) VBA
15 16 (2.90%) VB6
16 14 (2.54%) Python
16 14 (2.54%) C
17 11 (2.00%) Tcl
18 8 (1.45%) REXX
Qualifications
1 86 (15.61%) Security Cleared
2 67 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (11.62%) SC Cleared
4 41 (7.44%) MCITP
4 41 (7.44%) Degree
5 34 (6.17%) MCSA
6 28 (5.08%) MCSE
7 17 (3.09%) ISEB
8 13 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (2.18%) VCP4
10 11 (2.00%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.63%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.27%) CCNP
14 6 (1.09%) CCNA
14 6 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.91%) CCEE
15 5 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.73%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.17%) QA
2 18 (3.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 206 (37.39%) Active Directory
2 82 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (9.07%) Hyper-V
3 50 (9.07%) XenApp
4 49 (8.89%) vSphere
5 30 (5.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (4.72%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.27%) VMware ESX
8 17 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (1.63%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.27%) XenServer
11 7 (1.27%) vCloud
12 6 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (1.09%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.91%) NFS
14 4 (0.73%) Xen
14 4 (0.73%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 121 (21.96%) SCCM
2 25 (4.54%) SCOM
3 23 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 22 (3.99%) WSUS
5 18 (3.27%) WMI
5 18 (3.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (2.54%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.36%) Control-M
9 11 (2.00%) HP SIM
10 9 (1.63%) vMotion
11 8 (1.45%) Tivoli
12 7 (1.27%) BladeLogic
12 7 (1.27%) SCDPM
13 6 (1.09%) HP UCMDB
13 6 (1.09%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.91%) ServiceCenter
14 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.91%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 226 (41.02%) Microsoft
2 144 (26.13%) VMware
3 103 (18.69%) HP
4 77 (13.97%) Citrix
5 72 (13.07%) Oracle
6 23 (4.17%) McAfee
7 21 (3.81%) IBM
7 21 (3.81%) Dell
8 19 (3.45%) Remedy
9 18 (3.27%) Symantec
10 16 (2.90%) BMC
10 16 (2.90%) Adobe
10 16 (2.90%) AppSense
11 15 (2.72%) Google
11 15 (2.72%) Cisco
12 14 (2.54%) EMC
12 14 (2.54%) Tableau
13 13 (2.36%) NetApp
14 12 (2.18%) Eloqua
14 12 (2.18%) Aprimo
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