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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 357 326 284
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -42
Contract jobs citing VBScript 256 300 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 1.44% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 157 176
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £160 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £21.85 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £77.00 £36.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £34.06 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-38.33% +4.78%

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
20862 20792 17884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.33% 36.88% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13523 13416 11005
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 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 486 638
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -15 240 £363 +13.28% 60
London +6 96 £428 +33.59% 16
South East +5 86 £348 +8.75% 23
Hampshire +4 38 £355 +5.25% 3
City of London +18 22 £475 +11.76% 3
North West -16 20 £275 +24.29% 6
Surrey +15 18 £325 -10.34% 6
Scotland -15 12 £463 +32.14%
Berkshire +10 11 £248 -24.84% 10
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £375 +17.18% 1
Cheshire -6 11 £275 +96.42% 4
West Midlands -16 11 £300 -14.28% 3
Milton Keynes -10 10 £375 +17.18% 1
South West -1 9 £190 -49.33% 6
East of England -9 9 £288 -8.73% 3
West Sussex -11 8 £400 +26.98% 1
Swindon +13 6 - - 1
Reading +9 6 £296 -34.22% 5
Wiltshire +9 6 - - 1
East Midlands -3 6 £330 +200.00%
Manchester -4 6 £388 +35.96%
Staffordshire -9 4 £300 +9.09%
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
Coventry +8 3 £308 -12.14%
Bracknell +4 3 - -
Lancashire +3 3 £275 - 2
Chester +1 3 £288 +105.35%
Hertfordshire -1 3 £275 +15.78%
Yorkshire -18 3 £275 -31.25% 3
Hemel Hempstead +7 2 - -

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 347 (64.74%) Windows
2 299 (55.78%) PowerShell
3 267 (49.81%) Microsoft
4 242 (45.15%) SQL
5 194 (36.19%) Active Directory
6 175 (32.65%) VB
7 150 (27.99%) SQL Server
8 147 (27.43%) VMware
9 131 (24.44%) XML
9 131 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 129 (24.07%) SCCM
11 124 (23.13%) .NET
12 116 (21.64%) C#
13 115 (21.46%) Finance
14 114 (21.27%) ITIL
15 99 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 97 (18.10%) Windows 7
17 96 (17.91%) Security Cleared
18 95 (17.72%) HP
19 94 (17.54%) HTML
20 93 (17.35%) Oracle
21 92 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
22 87 (16.23%) JavaScript
23 84 (15.67%) Hyper-V
24 79 (14.74%) MS Excel
25 74 (13.81%) Citrix
26 73 (13.62%) Migration
27 70 (13.06%) SC Cleared
28 62 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
29 61 (11.38%) ASP.NET

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 58 (10.82%) IIS
2 42 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 40 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 26 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.66%) OpenStack
6 21 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.61%) Lync
8 11 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.31%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.31%) Confluence
11 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.56%) Node.js
14 2 (0.37%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 79 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 42 (7.84%) MS Office
3 7 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.75%) MS Project
4 4 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) WebTrends
1 7 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (1.31%) Google Analytics
1 7 (1.31%) SiteCatalyst
1 7 (1.31%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.93%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) HFM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.87%) Office 365
2 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.75%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.56%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.26%) DNS
2 46 (8.58%) TCP/IP
3 37 (6.90%) DHCP
4 35 (6.53%) SAN
5 32 (5.97%) Firewall
5 32 (5.97%) NetScaler
6 21 (3.92%) NAS
7 14 (2.61%) LAN
8 13 (2.43%) Internet
9 9 (1.68%) WAN
10 8 (1.49%) FTP
11 7 (1.31%) SMTP
12 6 (1.12%) SMS
13 4 (0.75%) SSL
13 4 (0.75%) X.400
13 4 (0.75%) X.500
13 4 (0.75%) Network Security
14 3 (0.56%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.56%) VPN
14 3 (0.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (27.99%) SQL Server
2 56 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (6.72%) Relational Database
5 32 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (5.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 25 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (2.99%) DTS
8 16 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.80%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.05%) MySQL
11 10 (1.87%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.49%) Siebel EIM
14 7 (1.31%) MS Access
15 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (5.41%) MSI
2 26 (4.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (3.73%) JIRA
4 18 (3.36%) StarTeam
5 17 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.61%) Selenium
8 12 (2.24%) AdminStudio
8 12 (2.24%) Subversion
9 10 (1.87%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.68%) InstallShield
11 7 (1.31%) Fiddler
11 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (1.12%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.12%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.93%) ClearQuest
13 5 (0.93%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.93%) Maven
13 5 (0.93%) ClearCase
General
1 115 (21.46%) Finance
2 40 (7.46%) Banking
3 18 (3.36%) Marketing
3 18 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.24%) Front Office
4 12 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.68%) Retail
5 9 (1.68%) Publishing
5 9 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.31%) Automotive
7 6 (1.12%) Back Office
7 6 (1.12%) Military
8 5 (0.93%) Games
9 4 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 109 (20.34%) Developer
2 95 (17.72%) Analyst
3 36 (6.72%) Wintel Engineer
4 34 (6.34%) Consultant
4 34 (6.34%) Support Analyst
5 33 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (4.48%) Software Developer
7 19 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 19 (3.54%) Administrator
8 18 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (3.36%) Applications Packager
8 18 (3.36%) Integration Engineer
8 18 (3.36%) Wintel Analyst
9 16 (2.99%) Support Engineer
9 16 (2.99%) Tester
10 15 (2.80%) Architect
10 15 (2.80%) Applications Support
11 14 (2.61%) .NET Developer
12 13 (2.43%) DBA
13 12 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (24.44%) XML
2 124 (23.13%) .NET
3 94 (17.54%) HTML
4 61 (11.38%) ASP.NET
5 45 (8.40%) .NET Framework
6 43 (8.02%) Application Packaging
7 31 (5.78%) Web Services
8 29 (5.41%) CSS
9 25 (4.66%) Middleware
10 21 (3.92%) XSLT
11 14 (2.61%) WCF
12 12 (2.24%) jQuery
13 11 (2.05%) XSL
13 11 (2.05%) DHTML
14 10 (1.87%) ADO.NET
14 10 (1.87%) JSON
14 10 (1.87%) WinForms
14 10 (1.87%) LINQ
14 10 (1.87%) REST
15 8 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.16%) Replication
2 27 (5.04%) Clustering
3 19 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.17%) PKI
5 11 (2.05%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.87%) Open Source
7 9 (1.68%) Equities
8 8 (1.49%) Derivative
8 8 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.31%) MPEG
9 7 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.31%) STB
10 6 (1.12%) NHS
10 6 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.93%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 347 (64.74%) Windows
2 131 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 97 (18.10%) Windows 7
5 43 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (7.84%) UNIX
7 40 (7.46%) Linux
8 24 (4.48%) Windows XP
9 17 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.68%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.12%) SUSE
12 6 (1.12%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.93%) Solaris
14 4 (0.75%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.75%) Android
15 3 (0.56%) HPUX
16 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (21.27%) ITIL
2 73 (13.62%) Migration
3 59 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (7.65%) Project Management
5 38 (7.09%) High Availability
6 34 (6.34%) Incident Management
7 31 (5.78%) Release Management
8 28 (5.22%) Unit Testing
8 28 (5.22%) Configuration Management
9 25 (4.66%) ITSM
10 23 (4.29%) Low Latency
11 22 (4.10%) Test Automation
12 21 (3.92%) Workflow
13 20 (3.73%) Service Management
14 19 (3.54%) OO
14 19 (3.54%) Software Engineering
14 19 (3.54%) Software Testing
15 18 (3.36%) Test Scripting
15 18 (3.36%) Change Management
15 18 (3.36%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 299 (55.78%) PowerShell
2 242 (45.15%) SQL
3 175 (32.65%) VB
4 116 (21.64%) C#
5 87 (16.23%) JavaScript
6 57 (10.63%) VB.NET
7 53 (9.89%) T-SQL
8 38 (7.09%) Java
9 37 (6.90%) VBA
10 28 (5.22%) Perl
11 22 (4.10%) VB6
11 22 (4.10%) Shell Script
12 20 (3.73%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.24%) C
14 11 (2.05%) C++
15 8 (1.49%) Python
16 7 (1.31%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.12%) PHP
18 4 (0.75%) SQR
19 3 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 96 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 70 (13.06%) SC Cleared
3 62 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (8.96%) MCITP
5 39 (7.28%) Degree
6 37 (6.90%) MCSA
7 20 (3.73%) DV Cleared
8 19 (3.54%) MCSE
9 14 (2.61%) ISEB
10 11 (2.05%) CCNA
10 11 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.49%) MCTS
13 7 (1.31%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.31%) Siebel Certification
13 7 (1.31%) RHCA
13 7 (1.31%) RHCSA
13 7 (1.31%) RHCE
14 6 (1.12%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.29%) QA
2 11 (2.05%) SLA
3 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.37%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 194 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 92 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (15.67%) Hyper-V
4 51 (9.51%) XenApp
5 44 (8.21%) vSphere
6 36 (6.72%) XenDesktop
7 32 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (3.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 18 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.68%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.68%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.31%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.93%) NFS
11 5 (0.93%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.56%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 129 (24.07%) SCCM
2 52 (9.70%) SCOM
3 28 (5.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 27 (5.04%) SCVMM
5 26 (4.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 24 (4.48%) WMI
7 20 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (3.73%) EdgeSight
8 19 (3.54%) HP SIM
8 19 (3.54%) WSUS
9 15 (2.80%) SCSM
10 11 (2.05%) Control-M
11 9 (1.68%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.75%) SCDPM
13 4 (0.75%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.75%) MOM
13 4 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 267 (49.81%) Microsoft
2 147 (27.43%) VMware
3 95 (17.72%) HP
4 93 (17.35%) Oracle
5 74 (13.81%) Citrix
6 37 (6.90%) IBM
7 34 (6.34%) Dell
8 27 (5.04%) CA
9 22 (4.10%) McAfee
10 21 (3.92%) NetApp
11 19 (3.54%) ServiceNow
12 18 (3.36%) Veritas
12 18 (3.36%) Remedy
12 18 (3.36%) AppSense
12 18 (3.36%) Veeam
13 17 (3.17%) Nimsoft
14 16 (2.99%) Cisco
15 13 (2.43%) Borland
15 13 (2.43%) Red Hat
16 12 (2.24%) BMC
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