The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 23 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 67 84
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 2 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% 2.29% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 7.56% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Median daily rate £325 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +9.48% -2.14%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 472 410 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.24% 30.24% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 221 235
Median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in Edinburgh

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Korn
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Engineering Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) QC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) Korn
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) VMware