The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 29 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% 0.30% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £320
% change year-on-year -10.34% +13.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -45.00% +10.09%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 100 138 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 31.35% 40.83% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 109 45
Median daily rate £350 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in Merseyside

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in Merseyside

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 1 £300 -
VBScript
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) XSLT
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Altiris
4 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
4 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Wyse
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) AdminStudio
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) XML
1 6 (66.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
1 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
1 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Altiris
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Wyse