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 24 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 149 181
Rank change year-on-year -9 +32  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 8 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.97% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 18
Median daily rate £400 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +9.97% -2.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -22.53% +69.57%  

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 1686 1643 2490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.62% 48.57% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1406 2053
Median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 23 (92.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Finance
4 11 (44.00%) Firewall
4 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (36.00%) MSI
5 9 (36.00%) SQL
6 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (28.00%) TeamCity
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (28.00%) SCCM
7 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (28.00%) Linux
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (24.00%) Application Packaging
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (24.00%) AppSense
8 6 (24.00%) VMware
8 6 (24.00%) Citrix
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (20.00%) XenApp
9 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
9 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g

VBScript
Co-occurring 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 5 (20.00%) IIS
2 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) DMZ
2 2 (8.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (8.00%) NAS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MSI
2 7 (28.00%) TeamCity
3 5 (20.00%) InstallShield
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Back Office
3 3 (12.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (12.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.00%) Hedge funds
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Application Packaging
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (12.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.00%) Personalization
4 2 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.00%) Application Discovery
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) MCITP
1 2 (8.00%) MCSE
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) XenApp
3 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (12.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) Control-M
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (8.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (8.00%) SCOM
5 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) AppSense
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) Altiris
4 4 (16.00%) Dell
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) Splunk
7 1 (4.00%) Wyse