Period
to 7 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 7 May 2021 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)
UK > England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 531 647
Rank change year-on-year 0 +116 -74
Contract jobs citing VBScript 74 90 197
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 52 120
10th Percentile £213 £263 £262
25th Percentile £304 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £388 £380
Median % change year-on-year -3.41% +2.17% -5.00%
75th Percentile £458 £500 £438
90th Percentile £538 £575 £469
UK median daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -2.47% +2.53% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 5
Median hourly rate - £34.90 £43.92
Median % change year-on-year - -20.54% -8.19%
UK median hourly rate - £37.20 £33.46
% change year-on-year - +11.18% -30.05%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 18,342 19,192 36,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.04% 40.95% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,083 13,668 25,890
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 330 567
10th Percentile £18.30 £17.19 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £28.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.58% -1.72% +8.75%
75th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.55 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year - -0.58% +6.88%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in England

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VBScript in England.

Daily rate trend for VBScript in England

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VBScript in England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VBScript in England

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VBScript in England.

Hourly rate trend for VBScript in England

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the England region over the 6 months to 7 May 2021. 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
London -30 32 £375 - 11
South East +32 9 £465 +14.81% 9
East of England +37 8 £309 -31.44%
South West +44 7 £365 -23.16% 2
North of England +36 5 £375 +8.70% 7
Midlands - 5 £225 - 2
North West +16 4 £354 -15.77% 7
West Midlands - 3 £225 - 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
VBScript
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 52 (70.27%) PowerShell
2 39 (52.70%) Windows
3 34 (45.95%) VB
4 28 (37.84%) Active Directory
5 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
6 24 (32.43%) SQL
7 22 (29.73%) VMware
8 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
9 18 (24.32%) SCCM
10 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
11 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (20.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (18.92%) Social Skills
14 13 (17.57%) Application Packaging
14 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
15 12 (16.22%) Finance
15 12 (16.22%) ITIL
15 12 (16.22%) Java
15 12 (16.22%) Linux
15 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
16 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (14.86%) Windows 10
16 11 (14.86%) Microsoft 365
16 11 (14.86%) Citrix
16 11 (14.86%) MSI
17 10 (13.51%) Python
17 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
17 10 (13.51%) Degree
17 10 (13.51%) Banking

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) IIS
3 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) Drupal
3 2 (2.70%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.70%) SAS
3 2 (2.70%) WordPress
4 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Eikon
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.35%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (13.51%) Azure
3 6 (8.11%) AWS
4 4 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.41%) IaaS
5 3 (4.05%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.05%) PaaS
5 3 (4.05%) SaaS
6 2 (2.70%) Google Workspace
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.35%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) DNS
2 8 (10.81%) DHCP
2 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.46%) Firewall
4 6 (8.11%) SAN
5 4 (5.41%) HTTP
6 3 (4.05%) HTTPS
6 3 (4.05%) VPN
7 2 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.70%) VLAN
7 2 (2.70%) WAAS
8 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.35%) FTP
8 1 (1.35%) Internet
8 1 (1.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.70%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) MS Access
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) Power BI
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MSI
2 5 (6.76%) InstallShield
3 3 (4.05%) JIRA
4 2 (2.70%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.70%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.35%) MSTest
5 1 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (18.92%) Social Skills
2 12 (16.22%) Finance
3 10 (13.51%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.35%) International Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Developer
2 8 (10.81%) Administrator
3 7 (9.46%) Applications Packager
4 5 (6.76%) Consultant
5 3 (4.05%) Analyst
5 3 (4.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Build Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
5 3 (4.05%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (4.05%) Test Consultant
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Build Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared Application Packager
6 2 (2.70%) IAM Specialist
6 2 (2.70%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
2 8 (10.81%) HTML
3 7 (9.46%) XML
4 6 (8.11%) Web Services
5 5 (6.76%) REST
5 5 (6.76%) SOAP
6 4 (5.41%) CSS
6 4 (5.41%) LDAP
6 4 (5.41%) Software Packaging
7 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.05%) JSON
7 3 (4.05%) JSP
8 2 (2.70%) XSD
9 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.35%) COM
9 1 (1.35%) Django
9 1 (1.35%) SailPoint
9 1 (1.35%) WSH
9 1 (1.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.05%) PKI
2 3 (4.05%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.70%) Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.35%) Robotics
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.70%) Windows
2 12 (16.22%) Linux
2 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.86%) Windows 10
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.11%) Unix
6 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (4.05%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Application Packaging
2 12 (16.22%) ITIL
3 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.16%) Change Management
4 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
4 9 (12.16%) Migration
4 9 (12.16%) Workflow
5 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.81%) Information Security
5 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 6 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.11%) Patch Management
6 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (6.76%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.41%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (70.27%) PowerShell
2 34 (45.95%) VB
3 24 (32.43%) SQL
4 12 (16.22%) Java
5 10 (13.51%) Python
6 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.46%) VBA
7 6 (8.11%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.76%) VB.NET
9 4 (5.41%) C#
9 4 (5.41%) C++
10 3 (4.05%) C
10 3 (4.05%) PHP
10 3 (4.05%) Ruby
11 2 (2.70%) Perl
11 2 (2.70%) R
11 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.35%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) Degree
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.05%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.70%) SANS
8 1 (1.35%) CISA
8 1 (1.35%) CISSP
8 1 (1.35%) MCITP
8 1 (1.35%) MCSA
8 1 (1.35%) MCSE
8 1 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
3 2 (2.70%) COREP
3 2 (2.70%) CRD IV
3 2 (2.70%) GRC
4 1 (1.35%) GDPR
4 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.35%) NIST
System Software
1 28 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.41%) vSphere
7 3 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.70%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.70%) Firmware
8 2 (2.70%) XenApp
8 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (1.35%) NFS
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) SCCM
2 6 (8.11%) WSUS
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.41%) WMI
4 3 (4.05%) SCOM
4 3 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.35%) Ansible
5 1 (1.35%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.35%) Nagios
5 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.35%) StackStorm
5 1 (1.35%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.35%) vRealize
5 1 (1.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.73%) VMware
3 11 (14.86%) Citrix
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle
5 3 (4.05%) Apple
5 3 (4.05%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (4.05%) Blue Prism
5 3 (4.05%) HP
5 3 (4.05%) Informatica
5 3 (4.05%) Ivanti
5 3 (4.05%) McAfee
5 3 (4.05%) SAP
5 3 (4.05%) Splunk
5 3 (4.05%) UiPath
6 2 (2.70%) Altiris
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) EMC
6 2 (2.70%) Sophos
6 2 (2.70%) Symantec
6 2 (2.70%) Trend Micro