The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 106 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing VBScript 12 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.27% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 0.85% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Average daily rate £350 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -29.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.53 £34.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-14.41% +58.62%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
737 590 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.99% 32.21% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 308 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VBScript
England

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 4 £350 +7.69%
Staffordshire - 3 £275 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Coventry - 1 £350 - 1
Solihull - - - -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (62.50%) VB
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) MSI
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
4 9 (28.13%) .NET
5 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (18.75%) C#
7 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 5 (15.63%) HP
8 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
8 5 (15.63%) XML
8 5 (15.63%) InstallShield
8 5 (15.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.63%) SCCM
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (12.50%) Selenium
9 4 (12.50%) Ajax
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) System Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Autodesk
9 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
9 4 (12.50%) Finance

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (9.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Retail-J
2 2 (6.25%) e-Work
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) DTS
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MSI
2 5 (15.63%) InstallShield
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Applications Packager
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Classic ASP Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (9.38%) ASP Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.13%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Process Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) DBA
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Report Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) XML
4 4 (12.50%) Ajax
5 3 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (9.38%) WCF
5 3 (9.38%) WinForms
5 3 (9.38%) Classic ASP
6 2 (6.25%) REST
6 2 (6.25%) WF
6 2 (6.25%) XSD
6 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) Web Services
6 2 (6.25%) HTML
6 2 (6.25%) ADO.NET
7 1 (3.13%) LINQ
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.13%) WPF
7 1 (3.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) EPoS
2 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
2 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (12.50%) System Testing
2 4 (12.50%) OO
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Document Management
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Web Development
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Workflow
4 2 (6.25%) OOP
4 2 (6.25%) OOD
4 2 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (3.13%) ETL
5 1 (3.13%) Process Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Security
5 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) VB
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.75%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) Java
5 4 (12.50%) VBA
6 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.25%) LotusScript
7 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.13%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) Autodesk
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) Lotus
5 2 (6.25%) DevExpress
5 2 (6.25%) Metastorm
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Open Text