The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 324 281 240
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -41
Contract jobs citing VBScript 303 319 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.67% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.81% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 175 226
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £263 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £492 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £17.50 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £36.36 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.06 £32.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +49.42%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20792 17589 21064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 36.80% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13463 10809 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 633 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +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 17 April 2014.

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 2014.

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 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -50 258 £320 -8.57% 80
London -77 98 £338 -11.64% 34
South East -26 60 £323 -0.76% 15
East of England -19 37 £315 +2.43% 3
Scotland -9 29 £350 -1.40% 5
City of London -16 27 £425 +7.25% 18
Hampshire +3 25 £338 -2.87% 1
North West -20 20 £221 -33.45% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 17 £320 +42.22% 2
Essex -13 16 £400 +1.26% 3
Milton Keynes -7 15 £320 +42.22%
East Midlands -2 14 £145 -40.81% 6
South West -23 14 £375 -8.53% 11
Hertfordshire -2 13 £238 -8.65%
Cheshire -12 11 £140 -72.00% 3
West Midlands -14 11 £350 +32.07% 1
Chester - 10 £140 -
Norfolk - 8 £365 -
Surrey -5 7 £359 - 2
Berkshire -34 7 £330 +1.53% 3
Norwich - 7 £365 -
Southampton -5 6 £160 -49.20% 1
Wiltshire -14 6 £325 -31.57% 2
Wales - 6 - -
South Wales - 6 - -
Derbyshire - 5 £110 - 3
Glasgow +7 4 £375 +15.38% 2
West Sussex +4 4 £315 -
Colchester -3 4 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -11 4 £400 +90.47% 3

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 381 (59.53%) Windows
2 276 (43.13%) VB
3 271 (42.34%) PowerShell
4 266 (41.56%) Microsoft
5 218 (34.06%) Active Directory
6 176 (27.50%) SQL
7 167 (26.09%) Windows 7
8 140 (21.88%) Citrix
9 132 (20.63%) HP
10 131 (20.47%) Windows XP
11 127 (19.84%) SQL Server
12 115 (17.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 113 (17.66%) .NET
14 112 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 111 (17.34%) MS Excel
16 108 (16.88%) Finance
17 106 (16.56%) Security Cleared
18 103 (16.09%) SCCM
19 97 (15.16%) VMware
20 90 (14.06%) XML
21 88 (13.75%) JavaScript
22 87 (13.59%) MS Office
23 86 (13.44%) HTML
24 84 (13.13%) Microsoft App-V
25 81 (12.66%) Migration
25 81 (12.66%) MS Exchange
26 79 (12.34%) Banking
27 73 (11.41%) C#
28 72 (11.25%) MSI
29 71 (11.09%) SC Cleared

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 81 (12.66%) MS Exchange
2 53 (8.28%) IBM Notes
3 47 (7.34%) IIS
4 32 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.56%) CMS
8 10 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.09%) Lync
10 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.78%) Apache
12 4 (0.63%) SAS
12 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
13 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 111 (17.34%) MS Excel
2 87 (13.59%) MS Office
3 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.31%) e-Work
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) SaaS
1 4 (0.63%) Office 365
2 2 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Heroku
3 1 (0.16%) Engine Yard
3 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.34%) VPN
2 38 (5.94%) DNS
3 35 (5.47%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.06%) DHCP
5 25 (3.91%) Internet
6 24 (3.75%) Firewall
7 13 (2.03%) SSL
8 12 (1.88%) SAN
8 12 (1.88%) SMS
9 11 (1.72%) HTTP
10 9 (1.41%) FTP
11 8 (1.25%) LAN
12 7 (1.09%) WAN
12 7 (1.09%) SMTP
12 7 (1.09%) SNMP
13 6 (0.94%) Intranet
13 6 (0.94%) X.400
13 6 (0.94%) X.500
14 5 (0.78%) DMZ
14 5 (0.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 32 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.81%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.66%) MySQL
9 14 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.78%) QlikView
14 4 (0.63%) MS Access
15 3 (0.47%) DTS
15 3 (0.47%) Essbase
16 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 2 (0.31%) OLTP
16 2 (0.31%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 72 (11.25%) MSI
2 62 (9.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (5.78%) InstallShield
4 23 (3.59%) AdminStudio
4 23 (3.59%) Subversion
4 23 (3.59%) JIRA
5 16 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.19%) Selenium
7 10 (1.56%) Wise Package Studio
7 10 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (1.41%) MSBuild
8 9 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.25%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.78%) Ant
10 5 (0.78%) NUnit
10 5 (0.78%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.78%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.78%) TestComplete
10 5 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 108 (16.88%) Finance
2 79 (12.34%) Banking
3 26 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.75%) Retail
5 17 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.88%) Local Government
8 10 (1.56%) Military
9 8 (1.25%) Legal
10 7 (1.09%) Front Office
10 7 (1.09%) Games
10 7 (1.09%) Marketing
11 5 (0.78%) Law
12 4 (0.63%) Publishing
12 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.31%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 92 (14.38%) Analyst
2 85 (13.28%) Developer
3 74 (11.56%) Applications Packager
4 55 (8.59%) Support Engineer
5 35 (5.47%) Test Analyst
6 28 (4.38%) Tester
6 28 (4.38%) Consultant
7 26 (4.06%) Architect
8 23 (3.59%) Administrator
9 17 (2.66%) .NET Developer
10 16 (2.50%) Service Manager
10 16 (2.50%) Desktop Support
10 16 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (2.19%) Support Manager
11 14 (2.19%) Environment Manager
11 14 (2.19%) Service Support Manager
12 13 (2.03%) Deployment Engineer
12 13 (2.03%) Programmer
12 13 (2.03%) Software Engineer
13 12 (1.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (17.66%) .NET
2 90 (14.06%) XML
3 86 (13.44%) HTML
4 68 (10.63%) Application Packaging
5 45 (7.03%) ASP.NET
6 39 (6.09%) CSS
7 31 (4.84%) Web Services
8 28 (4.38%) .NET Framework
9 25 (3.91%) Classic ASP
10 24 (3.75%) XSLT
11 23 (3.59%) Software Packaging
11 23 (3.59%) WCF
12 20 (3.13%) JSON
13 19 (2.97%) jQuery
14 16 (2.50%) Ajax
15 11 (1.72%) ADO.NET
16 9 (1.41%) Middleware
16 9 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 9 (1.41%) REST
17 8 (1.25%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.34%) Blackberry
2 18 (2.81%) Clustering
3 14 (2.19%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.19%) PKI
4 12 (1.88%) Hedge funds
5 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.25%) Replication
6 8 (1.25%) E-Learning
7 7 (1.09%) MPEG
7 7 (1.09%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.09%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.94%) STB
8 6 (0.94%) W3C
8 6 (0.94%) Equities
9 5 (0.78%) VLE
9 5 (0.78%) AS400
9 5 (0.78%) Open Source
10 4 (0.63%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 381 (59.53%) Windows
2 167 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 131 (20.47%) Windows XP
4 115 (17.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 112 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (8.44%) Windows 2000
7 47 (7.34%) UNIX
8 45 (7.03%) NetWare
9 43 (6.72%) Linux
10 29 (4.53%) Windows Vista
11 25 (3.91%) Apple iOS
12 19 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (2.66%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.63%) Solaris
16 3 (0.47%) AIX
16 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.31%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (12.66%) Migration
2 69 (10.78%) ITIL
3 39 (6.09%) Test Automation
4 36 (5.63%) Test Scripting
5 27 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (3.91%) Software Testing
7 24 (3.75%) OO
7 24 (3.75%) ITSM
8 23 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (3.44%) Change Management
10 21 (3.28%) Unit Testing
11 20 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (2.97%) Incident Management
12 19 (2.97%) Service Delivery
12 19 (2.97%) Software Deployment
13 16 (2.50%) Web Development
13 16 (2.50%) Release Management
14 15 (2.34%) Integration Testing
15 14 (2.19%) Scrum
15 14 (2.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 276 (43.13%) VB
2 271 (42.34%) PowerShell
3 176 (27.50%) SQL
4 88 (13.75%) JavaScript
5 73 (11.41%) C#
6 45 (7.03%) Java
7 38 (5.94%) VBA
8 36 (5.63%) VB.NET
9 33 (5.16%) T-SQL
10 32 (5.00%) C
11 30 (4.69%) Perl
12 26 (4.06%) Shell Script
13 24 (3.75%) C++
14 18 (2.81%) Python
15 17 (2.66%) VB6
16 11 (1.72%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.56%) Ruby
18 9 (1.41%) PHP
19 5 (0.78%) sed
19 5 (0.78%) AWK
Qualifications
1 106 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.09%) SC Cleared
3 66 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (6.56%) ISEB
5 21 (3.28%) Degree
6 19 (2.97%) ISTQB
7 18 (2.81%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.50%) MCP
9 15 (2.34%) MCSE
10 10 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (1.56%) MCTS
10 10 (1.56%) MCITP
11 8 (1.25%) CCEA
11 8 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.09%) CCA
12 7 (1.09%) MCSD
13 5 (0.78%) MCSA
13 5 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.63%) CCNA
14 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.69%) QA
2 13 (2.03%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.25%) SLA
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 218 (34.06%) Active Directory
2 84 (13.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 66 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (9.84%) XenApp
5 62 (9.69%) XenDesktop
6 19 (2.97%) vSphere
7 11 (1.72%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.56%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.94%) XenServer
9 6 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.47%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.31%) NFS
13 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.31%) vCloud
13 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 103 (16.09%) SCCM
2 44 (6.88%) ServiceCenter
3 36 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
4 34 (5.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 21 (3.28%) SCOM
6 17 (2.66%) WMI
7 14 (2.19%) WSUS
8 8 (1.25%) HP SIM
9 7 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.94%) ZENworks
10 6 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.94%) Netcool
11 5 (0.78%) OpenView
11 5 (0.78%) Nagios
12 4 (0.63%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.63%) Cacti
12 4 (0.63%) Munin
12 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 266 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 140 (21.88%) Citrix
3 132 (20.63%) HP
4 97 (15.16%) VMware
5 70 (10.94%) Oracle
6 53 (8.28%) Lotus
7 50 (7.81%) Novell
8 39 (6.09%) AppSense
9 13 (2.03%) Altiris
9 13 (2.03%) McAfee
10 12 (1.88%) Symantec
11 11 (1.72%) Cognos
11 11 (1.72%) Dell
11 11 (1.72%) IBM
11 11 (1.72%) Sophos
12 10 (1.56%) SAP
12 10 (1.56%) Remedy
13 9 (1.41%) Business Objects
13 9 (1.41%) Cisco
14 8 (1.25%) LANDesk
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £125.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sussex
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £270 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago