Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 January 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 182 208
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26 -40
Contract jobs citing VBScript 15 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 1.10% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 19
North West median daily rate £288 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £223 £103 £130
90th Percentile £360 £420 £437
England median daily rate £425 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +21.43% -4.76% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
North West median hourly rate £12.25 - £29.00
10th Percentile £11.58 - £13.50
90th Percentile £12.73 - £31.05
England median hourly rate £47.83 £47.83 £26.80
% change year-on-year - +78.50% -31.29%

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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,154 2,270 2,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.00% 37.61% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,583 1,780
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £238
90th Percentile £542 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 60 119
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £38.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +4.73% +11.21%
10th Percentile £12.88 £13.95 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £48.85 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VBScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the North West

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in the North West

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBScript in the North West

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the North West

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Cheshire +4 6 £308 +11.82% 1
Merseyside +9 4 £250 -22.48%
Manchester -2 2 - - 4
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (53.33%) VB
4 7 (46.67%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
4 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (40.00%) .NET
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) Unix
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (33.33%) JIRA
6 5 (33.33%) Selenium
6 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
7 4 (26.67%) Time Management
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) VMware

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) NAS
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) DMZ
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) FTP
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) Skype
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
1 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 4 (26.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (26.67%) JMeter
3 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 9 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Facilities Management
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) VB
3 7 (46.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
5 3 (20.00%) F#
5 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) MCSA
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) EdgeSight
2 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Lumension
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec