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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 115 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing VBScript 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.01% 1.26% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £305 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.35 £26.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.79% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -27.14%
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
789 714 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.04% 30.24% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 425 255
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 25 20
Average hourly rate £26.25 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £18.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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
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 28 May 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
Coventry +7 3 £275 -21.42%
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire +1 1 - - 1
Staffordshire -2 1 £300 -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) .NET
3 11 (55.00%) XML
3 11 (55.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) VB
6 7 (35.00%) HTML
6 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (35.00%) Internet
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (35.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 5 (25.00%) VB6
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (20.00%) Graphic Design
9 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (20.00%) WCF
9 4 (20.00%) WPF
9 4 (20.00%) LINQ
9 4 (20.00%) jQuery
9 4 (20.00%) vSphere
9 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 4 (20.00%) Relational Database

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) C# Programmer
2 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
2 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Programmer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Packager
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Developer
4 2 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (20.00%) WCF
4 4 (20.00%) WPF
4 4 (20.00%) LINQ
4 4 (20.00%) jQuery
4 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (20.00%) Ajax
4 4 (20.00%) WinForms
4 4 (20.00%) DHTML
4 4 (20.00%) XSLT
4 4 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Graphic Design
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (20.00%) TDD
1 4 (20.00%) OO
2 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
3 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (40.00%) VB
4 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (25.00%) VB6
5 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) vSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Google
2 4 (20.00%) Apple
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) AppSense
3 2 (10.00%) Dell
3 2 (10.00%) NetApp
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) CommVault
4 1 (5.00%) Nortel
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) MobileIron