Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VBScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VBScript over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 80 98
Rank change year-on-year -10 +18 +15
Contract jobs citing VBScript 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.39% 0.61% 0.067%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 2.02% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Cheshire median daily rate £310 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% - -
North West median daily rate £338 £288 £380
% change year-on-year +17.39% -24.34% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £18.00 - -

VBScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 536 397 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.81% 30.08% 35.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 278 394
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £500 £502 £498
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -4.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20.63 £27.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.18 £34.33
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.01
% change year-on-year -12.50% +28.98% -17.30%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VBScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in Cheshire

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBScript in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in Cheshire

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in Cheshire

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 2 £275 -20.00%
Chester - 2 £330 - 4
VBScript
North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) Altiris
2 3 (60.00%) MSI
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Software Packaging
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (40.00%) ThinApp
3 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (20.00%) Server Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) SmoothWall

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MSI
2 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Server Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) ThinApp
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) SmoothWall
3 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Altiris
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) VMware