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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 343 310 270
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -40
Contract jobs citing VBScript 260 279 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 1.53% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 162 172
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £110 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
Average hourly rate £28.69 £34.06 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.75% +4.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £26.12 £19.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £144.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.06 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-15.75% +10.74%

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
19006 18229 16699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.30% 36.93% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12325 11498 10286
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 456 640
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.97 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -29 237 £361 +3.21% 74
South East +38 93 £375 +5.26% 18
London -4 91 £430 +7.50% 24
Hampshire +8 32 £338 -15.62% 2
Berkshire +9 24 £348 +15.04% 4
City of London +9 20 £463 +0.43% 9
Scotland -18 20 £400 +14.28% 2
West Midlands +1 14 £300 -14.28% 4
North West -29 14 £275 +96.42% 11
Reading +6 13 £348 -0.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £425 - 1
Surrey 0 11 £325 -18.75% 8
Milton Keynes -3 11 £425 - 1
East of England 0 10 £288 -20.68% 5
Cheshire -6 9 £275 +36.13% 5
South West -5 8 £225 -40.00% 4
West Sussex -13 7 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 6 - - 2
East Midlands -25 5 £515 +368.18% 4
Kent - 5 £450 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +6 4 - -
Edinburgh +4 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Wiltshire +3 4 - -
Staffordshire -5 4 £300 +9.09%
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
Bracknell +9 3 - -
Coventry +1 3 £350 -
Chester 0 3 £300 +114.28% 3
Bristol -4 3 £225 -
Manchester -9 3 £283 +109.25% 5

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 343 (59.76%) Windows
2 300 (52.26%) Microsoft
3 299 (52.09%) PowerShell
4 262 (45.64%) SQL
5 198 (34.49%) Active Directory
6 176 (30.66%) VB
7 152 (26.48%) SQL Server
8 144 (25.09%) VMware
9 142 (24.74%) .NET
10 131 (22.82%) XML
11 126 (21.95%) SCCM
12 123 (21.43%) C#
12 123 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 121 (21.08%) ITIL
14 117 (20.38%) Security Cleared
15 115 (20.03%) HTML
15 115 (20.03%) Finance
16 105 (18.29%) JavaScript
17 98 (17.07%) Oracle
17 98 (17.07%) HP
18 92 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 90 (15.68%) Windows Server 2003
20 89 (15.51%) Windows 7
21 81 (14.11%) SC Cleared
22 79 (13.76%) MS Excel
23 78 (13.59%) Hyper-V
24 75 (13.07%) Citrix
25 73 (12.72%) Migration
26 70 (12.20%) IIS
27 69 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 70 (12.20%) IIS
2 45 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 44 (7.67%) SharePoint
4 27 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.83%) OpenStack
6 19 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.92%) Lync
10 10 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.39%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.05%) Confluence
14 5 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.70%) CMS
15 4 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 79 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 45 (7.84%) MS Office
3 10 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.22%) MS Project
5 6 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.52%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.70%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Maximo
3 1 (0.17%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.09%) Office 365
2 7 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Yammer
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.80%) DNS
2 51 (8.89%) TCP/IP
3 45 (7.84%) DHCP
4 42 (7.32%) SAN
5 31 (5.40%) Firewall
6 28 (4.88%) NetScaler
7 20 (3.48%) Internet
8 18 (3.14%) NAS
9 16 (2.79%) LAN
10 14 (2.44%) Intranet
11 13 (2.26%) FTP
12 11 (1.92%) WAN
13 9 (1.57%) SMTP
14 8 (1.39%) LDAP
15 6 (1.05%) SMS
15 6 (1.05%) X.400
15 6 (1.05%) X.500
16 5 (0.87%) VLAN
16 5 (0.87%) Network Security
16 5 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (26.48%) SQL Server
2 69 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (5.75%) Relational Database
5 26 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (3.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 20 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (2.96%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.92%) MySQL
11 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (1.39%) Siebel EIM
12 8 (1.39%) EDRMS
12 8 (1.39%) MS Access
12 8 (1.39%) DTS
13 7 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.05%) Essbase
15 3 (0.52%) QlikView
15 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (5.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (4.01%) MSI
3 17 (2.96%) StarTeam
4 16 (2.79%) JIRA
5 15 (2.61%) Selenium
5 15 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 13 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 13 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (2.09%) AdminStudio
8 11 (1.92%) Subversion
9 8 (1.39%) Git (software)
10 7 (1.22%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.22%) Maven
10 7 (1.22%) Ant
11 6 (1.05%) InstallShield
12 5 (0.87%) JMeter
12 5 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (0.87%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 115 (20.03%) Finance
2 44 (7.67%) Banking
3 19 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.09%) Front Office
4 12 (2.09%) Back Office
4 12 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.92%) Legal
6 10 (1.74%) Marketing
7 8 (1.39%) Military
8 7 (1.22%) Retail
8 7 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.05%) Publishing
9 6 (1.05%) Games
10 5 (0.87%) Law
11 3 (0.52%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 138 (24.04%) Developer
2 93 (16.20%) Analyst
3 40 (6.97%) Wintel Engineer
4 38 (6.62%) .NET Developer
5 33 (5.75%) Consultant
6 29 (5.05%) Support Analyst
7 27 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (4.53%) Software Developer
9 23 (4.01%) Integration Engineer
10 19 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 18 (3.14%) Administrator
11 18 (3.14%) SQL Developer
12 16 (2.79%) Architect
12 16 (2.79%) Applications Packager
12 16 (2.79%) Wintel Analyst
13 15 (2.61%) Tester
13 15 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.44%) Support Engineer
15 13 (2.26%) Applications Support
16 12 (2.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (24.74%) .NET
2 131 (22.82%) XML
3 115 (20.03%) HTML
4 65 (11.32%) ASP.NET
5 51 (8.89%) CSS
6 48 (8.36%) .NET Framework
7 36 (6.27%) Application Packaging
8 27 (4.70%) XSLT
9 26 (4.53%) Web Services
10 22 (3.83%) Middleware
11 19 (3.31%) jQuery
12 17 (2.96%) XSL
13 16 (2.79%) WCF
14 13 (2.26%) LINQ
15 11 (1.92%) MDX
15 11 (1.92%) SOAP
15 11 (1.92%) Classic ASP
16 10 (1.74%) DHTML
16 10 (1.74%) JSON
16 10 (1.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.10%) Clustering
2 30 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.70%) Replication
4 24 (4.18%) PKI
5 21 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.92%) Open Source
7 10 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.57%) Equities
9 8 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.39%) Derivative
10 7 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.05%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.05%) STB
11 6 (1.05%) MPEG
11 6 (1.05%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.87%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 343 (59.76%) Windows
2 123 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (15.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 89 (15.51%) Windows 7
5 45 (7.84%) UNIX
6 39 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (6.10%) Linux
8 22 (3.83%) Windows XP
9 19 (3.31%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.92%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.05%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.87%) Android
13 5 (0.87%) SUSE
13 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.35%) HPUX
15 1 (0.17%) Solaris
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (21.08%) ITIL
2 73 (12.72%) Migration
3 58 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (7.84%) High Availability
5 34 (5.92%) Project Management
6 31 (5.40%) Release Management
7 29 (5.05%) Unit Testing
7 29 (5.05%) Incident Management
8 28 (4.88%) Service Delivery
8 28 (4.88%) OO
9 27 (4.70%) Test Scripting
10 26 (4.53%) Configuration Management
11 22 (3.83%) Validation
11 22 (3.83%) TDD
12 21 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (3.66%) Test Automation
13 20 (3.48%) Low Latency
14 19 (3.31%) Software Engineering
14 19 (3.31%) ITSM
15 18 (3.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 299 (52.09%) PowerShell
2 262 (45.64%) SQL
3 176 (30.66%) VB
4 123 (21.43%) C#
5 105 (18.29%) JavaScript
6 50 (8.71%) VB.NET
7 45 (7.84%) T-SQL
8 44 (7.67%) VBA
9 38 (6.62%) Java
10 25 (4.36%) Perl
11 21 (3.66%) Shell Script
12 19 (3.31%) VB6
13 18 (3.14%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.96%) C
15 10 (1.74%) C++
16 7 (1.22%) PHP
16 7 (1.22%) Python
17 5 (0.87%) Ruby
18 4 (0.70%) SQR
19 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 117 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 81 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 68 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (9.41%) MCITP
5 41 (7.14%) MCSA
6 39 (6.79%) Degree
7 31 (5.40%) DV Cleared
8 21 (3.66%) VCP4
9 20 (3.48%) MCSE
10 12 (2.09%) CCNA
10 12 (2.09%) ISEB
10 12 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.74%) MCTS
12 7 (1.22%) RHCA
12 7 (1.22%) RHCSA
12 7 (1.22%) RHCE
12 7 (1.22%) Siebel Certification
13 6 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.70%) QA
2 14 (2.44%) SLA
3 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.35%) WCAG
4 2 (0.35%) WAI
4 2 (0.35%) HL7
4 2 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 198 (34.49%) Active Directory
2 92 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 52 (9.06%) XenApp
5 39 (6.79%) vSphere
6 30 (5.23%) XenDesktop
6 30 (5.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 12 (2.09%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.92%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.87%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.70%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.70%) NFS
15 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.52%) Sendmail
15 3 (0.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 126 (21.95%) SCCM
2 60 (10.45%) SCOM
3 35 (6.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 29 (5.05%) SCVMM
5 22 (3.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 22 (3.83%) EdgeSight
6 21 (3.66%) WMI
6 21 (3.66%) WSUS
6 21 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (3.31%) HP SIM
8 13 (2.26%) SCSM
9 9 (1.57%) Control-M
9 9 (1.57%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.22%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.87%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.70%) MOM
13 3 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 300 (52.26%) Microsoft
2 144 (25.09%) VMware
3 98 (17.07%) HP
3 98 (17.07%) Oracle
4 75 (13.07%) Citrix
5 37 (6.45%) IBM
6 36 (6.27%) Dell
7 22 (3.83%) CA
8 21 (3.66%) McAfee
9 19 (3.31%) NetApp
10 18 (3.14%) Remedy
11 17 (2.96%) Veeam
11 17 (2.96%) ServiceNow
12 16 (2.79%) Nimsoft
12 16 (2.79%) Veritas
13 14 (2.44%) Cisco
13 14 (2.44%) AppSense
14 13 (2.26%) Siebel
14 13 (2.26%) Borland
15 12 (2.09%) Red Hat
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Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TRG
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £145 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
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Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
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Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
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Milton Keynes
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