Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 657 427 608
Rank change year-on-year -230 +181 +13
Contract jobs citing VBScript 79 62 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 51 115
10th Percentile £210 £315 £266
25th Percentile £400 £361 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £488 £413
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +18.18% +10.00%
75th Percentile £528 £538 £488
90th Percentile £551 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £393
% change year-on-year -5.56% +14.65% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £20.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year - +1.25% +8.11%
UK median hourly rate - £20.25 £32.59
% change year-on-year - -37.86% +76.15%

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 26,619 11,408 33,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.78% 43.07% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,385 8,085 23,406
10th Percentile £360 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £694 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +8.58% +1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 221 567
10th Percentile £17.47 £12.63 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.31 £21.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate £45.48 £37.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.27% -16.67% +6.47%
75th Percentile £58.74 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £55.70
UK median hourly rate £45.32 £37.93 £44.26
% change year-on-year +19.48% -14.31% +5.38%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -195 39 £493 +1.03% 17
South East -93 18 £475 +50.79% 3
Midlands -85 8 £406 -24.42% 6
East Midlands -36 6 £444 +23.26% 4
North of England -71 6 £358 +163.35% 7
North West -48 5 £358 +163.35% 5
East of England -48 4 £550 +10.00% 2
South West -44 3 £463 +44.53% 2
West Midlands -75 2 £190 -64.65% 2
North East - 1 - - 1
VBScript
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 64 (81.01%) PowerShell
2 55 (69.62%) Windows
3 41 (51.90%) Active Directory
4 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
5 34 (43.04%) VMware
6 32 (40.51%) DNS
7 31 (39.24%) DHCP
8 29 (36.71%) VB
9 26 (32.91%) Windows Server
10 25 (31.65%) SQL
10 25 (31.65%) ITIL
11 23 (29.11%) Azure
12 22 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (27.85%) Linux
13 21 (26.58%) Microsoft 365
13 21 (26.58%) Social Skills
14 19 (24.05%) Windows 10
14 19 (24.05%) SCCM
15 18 (22.78%) .NET
16 17 (21.52%) Citrix
16 17 (21.52%) AWS
17 16 (20.25%) Firewall
17 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
18 15 (18.99%) SharePoint
18 15 (18.99%) Java
18 15 (18.99%) Migration
18 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
19 14 (17.72%) Microsoft App-V
20 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
20 13 (16.46%) Incident Management

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 15 (18.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.33%) Apache
3 5 (6.33%) IIS
3 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) HFM
1 1 (1.27%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.11%) Azure
2 21 (26.58%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (21.52%) AWS
4 7 (8.86%) GCP
5 5 (6.33%) Kong
5 5 (6.33%) OneDrive
6 4 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.80%) IaaS
7 3 (3.80%) PaaS
8 2 (2.53%) GitHub
8 2 (2.53%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.53%) SaaS
9 1 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.51%) DNS
2 31 (39.24%) DHCP
3 16 (20.25%) Firewall
3 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.66%) SAN
5 6 (7.59%) HTTP
6 5 (6.33%) FTP
6 5 (6.33%) PuTTY
6 5 (6.33%) SMTP
6 5 (6.33%) SSH
6 5 (6.33%) SSL
6 5 (6.33%) Telnet
6 5 (6.33%) VLAN
6 5 (6.33%) WinSCP
7 4 (5.06%) LAN
7 4 (5.06%) VoIP
7 4 (5.06%) VPN
7 4 (5.06%) WAN
7 4 (5.06%) WebEx
7 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.33%) MySQL
4 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.53%) MS Access
6 2 (2.53%) Power BI
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.27%) Essbase
7 1 (1.27%) Metadata
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.27%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) MSI
2 7 (8.86%) Selenium
2 7 (8.86%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.06%) AdminStudio
4 4 (5.06%) InstallShield
4 4 (5.06%) JIRA
5 3 (3.80%) Appium
5 3 (3.80%) Chocolatey
5 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.80%) Maven
5 3 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.80%) TestNG
5 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.80%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.53%) Cypress.io
6 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.53%) Ranorex
General
1 21 (26.58%) Social Skills
2 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (15.19%) Finance
4 8 (10.13%) Banking
5 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.80%) Retail
6 2 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.53%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.27%) Publishing
7 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.19%) Developer
3 7 (8.86%) Active Directory Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Applications Packager
5 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.33%) Applications Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (5.06%) Administrator
6 4 (5.06%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.06%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) HTML
3 7 (8.86%) HTML5
3 7 (8.86%) XML
4 6 (7.59%) JSON
4 6 (7.59%) LDAP
5 5 (6.33%) JMS
5 5 (6.33%) LAMP
5 5 (6.33%) REST
5 5 (6.33%) SOAP
5 5 (6.33%) XML-RPC
5 5 (6.33%) XMPP
6 4 (5.06%) Kafka
6 4 (5.06%) SonicMQ
6 4 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.53%) LINQ
8 2 (2.53%) WCF
8 2 (2.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
1 5 (6.33%) Wiki
2 4 (5.06%) PKI
3 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) BYOD
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 55 (69.62%) Windows
2 26 (32.91%) Windows Server
3 22 (27.85%) Linux
4 19 (24.05%) Windows 10
5 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.86%) Unix
6 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.80%) VMS
10 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.27%) CentOS
11 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) Migration
2 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.46%) Incident Management
3 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (15.19%) ITSM
4 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
5 11 (13.92%) Application Packaging
5 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.39%) Workflow
7 7 (8.86%) Change Management
7 7 (8.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (7.59%) BDD
8 6 (7.59%) Network Management
8 6 (7.59%) Release Management
8 6 (7.59%) Scrum
9 5 (6.33%) High Availability
9 5 (6.33%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 64 (81.01%) PowerShell
2 29 (36.71%) VB
3 25 (31.65%) SQL
4 15 (18.99%) Java
5 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
6 12 (15.19%) Python
7 8 (10.13%) C#
8 7 (8.86%) Shell Script
9 6 (7.59%) C++
10 4 (5.06%) C
10 4 (5.06%) Ruby
10 4 (5.06%) VBA
11 3 (3.80%) PHP
11 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.27%) Perl
12 1 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
1 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.80%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.53%) MCSE
7 1 (1.27%) CISA
7 1 (1.27%) CISSP
7 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (1.27%) MCSA
7 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
2 1 (1.27%) GRC
System Software
1 41 (51.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (13.92%) XenApp
5 7 (8.86%) NFS
6 5 (6.33%) BitLocker
6 5 (6.33%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (5.06%) vSphere
8 3 (3.80%) Docker
8 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) SCCM
2 12 (15.19%) WSUS
3 7 (8.86%) MobiControl
4 5 (6.33%) Nagios
4 5 (6.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (5.06%) AppManager
5 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.80%) Puppet
6 3 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (2.53%) Ansible
8 1 (1.27%) HP ALM
8 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (1.27%) SCOM
8 1 (1.27%) StackStorm
8 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 34 (43.04%) VMware
3 17 (21.52%) Citrix
4 13 (16.46%) Cisco
5 11 (13.92%) Oracle
6 10 (12.66%) NetApp
7 9 (11.39%) HP
8 7 (8.86%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.86%) Ivanti
8 7 (8.86%) SOTI
9 6 (7.59%) Blue Prism
10 5 (6.33%) AppDynamics
10 5 (6.33%) ServiceNow
11 4 (5.06%) Automation Anywhere
11 4 (5.06%) IBM
11 4 (5.06%) UiPath
12 3 (3.80%) Google
13 2 (2.53%) McAfee
13 2 (2.53%) Qualys
13 2 (2.53%) Symantec