The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 137 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs citing VBScript 7 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 1.28% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Median daily rate £398 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £243 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £300 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £325 £326
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £29.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -16.00%
VBScript
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
942 859 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.88% 32.04% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 532 440
Median daily rate £388 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 49 26
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.36 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBScript across the West Midlands region.

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the West Midlands region.

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Birmingham +1 3 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 2 £345 -
Herefordshire - 2 £488 -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
1 17 (77.27%) PowerShell
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) SQL
4 10 (45.45%) .NET
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 9 (40.91%) C#
5 9 (40.91%) HTML
5 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
5 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
5 9 (40.91%) CSS
5 9 (40.91%) XML
5 9 (40.91%) SharePoint
5 9 (40.91%) jQuery
6 7 (31.82%) IIS
6 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) InfoPath
8 5 (22.73%) MCITP
8 5 (22.73%) Web Development
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) Workflow
8 5 (22.73%) Migration
8 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
8 5 (22.73%) VB

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (40.91%) SharePoint
2 7 (31.82%) IIS
3 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
4 3 (13.64%) CMS
5 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) InfoPath
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SMTP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) SSL
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) IMAP
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Lotus Notes Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Server Support
6 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) CSS
2 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) jQuery
2 9 (40.91%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (13.64%) Classic ASP
3 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
3 3 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (13.64%) LINQ
3 3 (13.64%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (13.64%) WinForms
4 2 (9.09%) ODBC
5 1 (4.55%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Fedora
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
1 5 (22.73%) Security Auditing
1 5 (22.73%) Web Development
1 5 (22.73%) Workflow
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (13.64%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (13.64%) MVC
3 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Data Security
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Security Operations
4 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) PowerShell
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
5 5 (22.73%) VB
6 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
7 2 (9.09%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) MCITP
4 4 (18.18%) MCAD
4 4 (18.18%) MCSD
4 4 (18.18%) MCTS
5 3 (13.64%) MCSE
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (4.55%) CCNA
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.55%) MCSA
7 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) NFS
2 3 (13.64%) Samba
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) Perfmon
2 1 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Lotus
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) Avaya
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Mitel
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Sophos
4 1 (4.55%) Veeam