The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 469 418 344
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -74
Contract jobs citing VBScript 152 237 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 1.11% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 129 185
Median daily rate £325 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £348
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
Median hourly rate £47.83 £23.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.38% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £15.06 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £29.60 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+94.54% -31.25%

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
20312 21270 21290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.82% 38.52% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13933 14486 14491
Median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 542 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 142 £325 -13.33% 29
London -13 59 £338 -22.85% 11
South East +24 33 £323 -19.37% 7
Hampshire +21 22 £308 -17.22% 1
North West +3 18 £350 +169.23% 3
Scotland -2 9 £400 +25.00% 5
North East -29 9 £275 -4.64%
Lancashire +5 8 £415 +10.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 8 £323 -
Tyne and Wear -27 8 £323 -14.00%
Hook +7 7 £320 -0.15%
Glasgow +4 7 £400 +53.84% 2
Berkshire +14 6 £500 +81.81% 2
Bracknell +6 5 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 5 - - 2
East of England 0 5 - - 2
Blackpool -7 5 £420 +12.00%
Merseyside - 5 £325 - 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £348 -20.57% 2
South West +3 4 £300 -14.28% 1
East Midlands -13 4 £265 +130.43% 2
City of London -19 4 £436 -8.15% 2
Leicestershire -3 3 £250 +119.29% 1
West Midlands -17 3 - - 1
Manchester -21 3 £188 +44.23% 1
New Malden - 3 - -
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 £325 - 1
Basingstoke +5 2 - -
Surrey +2 2 £425 +6.25%

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VBScript.

1 259 (66.24%) PowerShell
2 232 (59.34%) Windows
3 155 (39.64%) Microsoft
4 144 (36.83%) SQL
5 142 (36.32%) Active Directory
6 95 (24.30%) C#
7 94 (24.04%) .NET
8 92 (23.53%) SCCM
9 90 (23.02%) VB
10 88 (22.51%) SQL Server
10 88 (22.51%) Windows Server
11 87 (22.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 85 (21.74%) VMware
13 78 (19.95%) Security Cleared
14 66 (16.88%) Finance
15 65 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
15 65 (16.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 64 (16.37%) SC Cleared
17 62 (15.86%) JavaScript
17 62 (15.86%) HP
18 58 (14.83%) Migration
19 57 (14.58%) MS Excel
20 53 (13.55%) HTML
21 52 (13.30%) T-SQL
22 51 (13.04%) Java
23 49 (12.53%) Citrix
23 49 (12.53%) Windows Server 2003
24 48 (12.28%) Windows 7
25 45 (11.51%) Windows 10
26 44 (11.25%) Microsoft App-V

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (6.39%) IIS
2 15 (3.84%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.05%) CMS
4 7 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.53%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.77%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.42%) MS Office
3 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.26%) HFM
3 1 (0.26%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.91%) Office 365
2 21 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.51%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.49%) DNS
2 35 (8.95%) DHCP
3 28 (7.16%) Firewall
4 26 (6.65%) TCP/IP
5 24 (6.14%) SAN
6 18 (4.60%) Internet
7 8 (2.05%) Kerberos
7 8 (2.05%) VPN
8 6 (1.53%) LAN
9 5 (1.28%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.02%) LDAP
10 4 (1.02%) Wireless
11 3 (0.77%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.77%) FTP
11 3 (0.77%) Skype
11 3 (0.77%) WAN
12 2 (0.51%) NAS
12 2 (0.51%) Network Security
12 2 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (22.51%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.30%) MS Access
10 8 (2.05%) MySQL
10 8 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.77%) Big Data
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.51%) Power BI
14 2 (0.51%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 43 (11.00%) HP UFT
2 40 (10.23%) Selenium
3 36 (9.21%) MSI
4 21 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (5.12%) JIRA
6 17 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 15 (3.84%) SpecFlow
7 15 (3.84%) TestComplete
8 12 (3.07%) Subversion
9 11 (2.81%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.30%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.53%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.53%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.53%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.28%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.02%) Appium
13 4 (1.02%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.77%) ReSharper
14 3 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (16.88%) Finance
2 41 (10.49%) Banking
3 13 (3.32%) Retail
4 8 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.79%) Publishing
6 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.28%) French Language
7 5 (1.28%) German Language
7 5 (1.28%) Italian Language
7 5 (1.28%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.02%) Advertising
8 4 (1.02%) Front Office
8 4 (1.02%) Games
8 4 (1.02%) Marketing
9 3 (0.77%) Automotive
9 3 (0.77%) Law
9 3 (0.77%) Local Government
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 60 (15.35%) Developer
2 35 (8.95%) Analyst
2 35 (8.95%) Consultant
3 34 (8.70%) Tester
4 30 (7.67%) Windows Engineer
5 26 (6.65%) Wintel Engineer
6 23 (5.88%) Administrator
6 23 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 21 (5.37%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (3.84%) .NET Developer
9 15 (3.84%) Security Engineer
9 15 (3.84%) SQL Developer
10 14 (3.58%) Test Analyst
11 13 (3.32%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.56%) Architect
12 10 (2.56%) C# Developer
12 10 (2.56%) Monitoring Engineer
12 10 (2.56%) Windows Administrator
13 9 (2.30%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (24.04%) .NET
2 53 (13.55%) HTML
3 40 (10.23%) XML
4 37 (9.46%) ASP.NET
5 25 (6.39%) Web Services
6 16 (4.09%) XSLT
7 15 (3.84%) CSS
7 15 (3.84%) Regular Expression
8 14 (3.58%) HTML5
9 11 (2.81%) ADO.NET
10 9 (2.30%) XSL
11 8 (2.05%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.05%) Ajax
11 8 (2.05%) Node.js
12 7 (1.79%) SOAP
13 6 (1.53%) DHTML
13 6 (1.53%) jQuery
13 6 (1.53%) LINQ
13 6 (1.53%) MAPI
13 6 (1.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.65%) Client/Server
2 16 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.07%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.56%) Clustering
6 7 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.79%) User Experience
7 6 (1.53%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.53%) MPEG
7 6 (1.53%) STB
8 5 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.28%) NHS
9 4 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.02%) CMDB
9 4 (1.02%) Derivative
9 4 (1.02%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.77%) Contactless
10 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.77%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 232 (59.34%) Windows
2 88 (22.51%) Windows Server
3 87 (22.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (16.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (12.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (12.28%) Windows 7
7 45 (11.51%) Windows 10
8 42 (10.74%) Linux
9 34 (8.70%) Unix
10 16 (4.09%) Solaris
11 15 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.84%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.32%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.81%) AIX
13 11 (2.81%) HPUX
14 10 (2.56%) Android
14 10 (2.56%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.02%) VMS
15 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.77%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (14.83%) Migration
3 41 (10.49%) ITIL
4 31 (7.93%) Release Management
5 30 (7.67%) Test Scripting
6 26 (6.65%) Regression Testing
7 24 (6.14%) Application Packaging
8 23 (5.88%) Scrum
8 23 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 20 (5.12%) Service Management
10 19 (4.86%) Automation Testing
10 19 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (4.60%) Automated Testing
11 18 (4.60%) Change Management
11 18 (4.60%) Configuration Management
11 18 (4.60%) Defect Tracking
12 17 (4.35%) BDD
12 17 (4.35%) Software Delivery
13 16 (4.09%) Software Deployment
14 15 (3.84%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (66.24%) PowerShell
2 144 (36.83%) SQL
3 95 (24.30%) C#
4 90 (23.02%) VB
5 62 (15.86%) JavaScript
6 52 (13.30%) T-SQL
7 51 (13.04%) Java
8 36 (9.21%) C++
8 36 (9.21%) Perl
9 25 (6.39%) VBA
10 21 (5.37%) VB.NET
11 17 (4.35%) Python
12 15 (3.84%) F#
13 13 (3.32%) Shell Script
14 12 (3.07%) C
14 12 (3.07%) PHP
15 11 (2.81%) Korn
16 10 (2.56%) Bourne shell
17 7 (1.79%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (19.95%) Security Cleared
2 64 (16.37%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (5.63%) Degree
5 14 (3.58%) MCITP
6 13 (3.32%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.81%) ISEB
7 11 (2.81%) MCSE
8 10 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (1.79%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.79%) MCSA
12 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.02%) CCNA
13 4 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.51%) CCNP
14 2 (0.51%) CISSP
14 2 (0.51%) MCP
14 2 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.35%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) SLA
3 6 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.51%) WCAG
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 142 (36.32%) Active Directory
2 44 (11.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 44 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.67%) XenApp
4 26 (6.65%) XenDesktop
5 17 (4.35%) XenServer
6 15 (3.84%) Firmware
7 14 (3.58%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.32%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.05%) BitLocker
9 8 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.53%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.77%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.51%) Docker
12 2 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 92 (23.53%) SCCM
2 33 (8.44%) SCOM
3 30 (7.67%) WSUS
4 21 (5.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (3.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (3.58%) HP SiteScope
7 13 (3.32%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (2.81%) AirWatch
8 11 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (2.30%) Netcool
9 9 (2.30%) SCOrch
9 9 (2.30%) SCSM
10 8 (2.05%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.79%) Ansible
12 6 (1.53%) Control-M
12 6 (1.53%) SCDPM
12 6 (1.53%) SCVMM
13 5 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 4 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 155 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 85 (21.74%) VMware
3 62 (15.86%) HP
4 49 (12.53%) Citrix
5 39 (9.97%) Oracle
6 23 (5.88%) AppSense
7 19 (4.86%) IBM
8 18 (4.60%) Symantec
9 15 (3.84%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.58%) NetApp
11 12 (3.07%) Dell
12 11 (2.81%) CA
13 9 (2.30%) Altiris
13 9 (2.30%) Cisco
14 6 (1.53%) NetIQ
14 6 (1.53%) SAP
15 5 (1.28%) Computacenter
16 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
16 4 (1.02%) Dell Compellent
16 4 (1.02%) LANDesk
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: £250 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago