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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 72 76
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.58% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +4.50% -3.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -14.72% +54.04%  

VBScript is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 253 371 375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.03% 40.59% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 557 563
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £273 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £580 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 3
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington - 2 £344 -
Chester +12 1 £525 -
VBScript
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Task Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (40.00%) ThinApp
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Software Packaging
4 2 (40.00%) Altiris
4 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) MSI
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) FTP
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (20.00%) Apache
5 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (20.00%) Flash
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange

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%) Apache
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
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
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
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) ThinApp
3 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (20.00%) vRealize
3 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Altiris
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Trustwave
3 1 (20.00%) VMware