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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 113 100 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing VBScript 12 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.50% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.34% 1.65% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 11
Average daily rate £421 £308 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.78% +39.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £347 £210
% change year-on-year
-13.66% +65.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £28.69 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -15.75%
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
894 667 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.45% 30.58% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 389 412
Average daily rate £363 £335 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.69 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £15.86 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warwickshire +2 4 £300 -
Herefordshire - 4 £425 -
Coventry -9 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 £450 -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) HTML
4 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 9 (47.37%) CSS
4 9 (47.37%) jQuery
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 7 (36.84%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) C#
5 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
5 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
5 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
6 5 (26.32%) Classic ASP
6 5 (26.32%) IIS
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (21.05%) InfoPath
7 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 3 (15.79%) Security Auditing
8 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) IIS
3 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
4 3 (15.79%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) InfoPath
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) SMTP
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Intranet
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (10.53%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Web Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
1 9 (47.37%) CSS
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
1 9 (47.37%) jQuery
2 7 (36.84%) XML
3 5 (26.32%) Classic ASP
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
4 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (15.79%) LINQ
4 3 (15.79%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (15.79%) WinForms
5 2 (10.53%) CSS3
5 2 (10.53%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (15.79%) Issue Tracking
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Security Auditing
2 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Validation
2 3 (15.79%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Security Operations
4 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) C#
4 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.79%) VB
5 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) MCAD
3 2 (10.53%) MCSD
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) MCTS
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) NFS
1 3 (15.79%) Samba
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Perfmon
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) NetApp
3 1 (5.26%) Sophos
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec
3 1 (5.26%) VMware