The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
London / City of London
Rank 137 131 177
Rank change year-on-year -6 +46  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 17 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.81% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 1.75% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 13
Median daily rate £365 £424 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.86% -14.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £503 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £324
% change year-on-year -7.14% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £29.35
% change year-on-year -45.00% +2.23%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1446 1546 2230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.30% 46.47% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1303 1794
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VBScript as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the City of London

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in the City of London

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBScript in the City of London

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the City of London

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 20 (86.96%) PowerShell
2 15 (65.22%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Finance
4 11 (47.83%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Firewall
5 9 (39.13%) MSI
6 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
6 8 (34.78%) Linux
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (34.78%) TeamCity
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
7 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
7 7 (30.43%) Oracle
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
8 6 (26.09%) IIS
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (26.09%) Control-M
8 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 6 (26.09%) SCCM
8 6 (26.09%) Banking
8 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
9 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (21.74%) XenApp
9 5 (21.74%) XenDesktop

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MSI
2 8 (34.78%) TeamCity
3 3 (13.04%) InstallShield
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Toad
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Back Office
4 4 (17.39%) Front Office
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Packager
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SSIS Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) COM+
3 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Credit Derivative
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Derivative
1 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.35%) Fintech
1 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
1 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
1 1 (4.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
1 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Unix
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
2 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) SDLC
3 2 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) API Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Application Discovery
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.35%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Personalization
4 1 (4.35%) QA Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Security Hardening
4 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) PowerShell
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCDST
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) XenApp
2 5 (21.74%) XenDesktop
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Control-M
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Sysprep
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) AppSense
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Altiris
4 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) EMC
6 2 (8.70%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (4.35%) Wyse
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