The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 April 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 97 122
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 5 55 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 1.84% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 5.50% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 22 3
Median daily rate £300 £338 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -27.02%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £318
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +71.42%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 839 1000 947
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.29% 33.49% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 547 522
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 17
Median hourly rate £40.45 £37.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.85% +20.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £36.00 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.71 £43.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in Scotland

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in Scotland

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Glasgow +1 3 - - 1
Edinburgh +6 2 £300 -20.00% 1
VBScript
UK

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

1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) PowerShell
3 14 (82.35%) SCCM
4 13 (76.47%) C#
5 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
5 12 (70.59%) Finance
6 10 (58.82%) Symantec
6 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
7 9 (52.94%) Firewall
7 9 (52.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (47.06%) Publishing
9 7 (41.18%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (41.18%) Business Continuity
9 7 (41.18%) BCP
10 4 (23.53%) Linux
10 4 (23.53%) Network Security
11 2 (11.76%) Unix
11 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
11 2 (11.76%) Migration
11 2 (11.76%) Python
11 2 (11.76%) CISSP
11 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
11 2 (11.76%) Perl
11 2 (11.76%) SQL
11 2 (11.76%) .NET
11 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
11 2 (11.76%) Server Building
11 2 (11.76%) SANS

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.88%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Security Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Engineering Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) BCP
1 7 (41.18%) Business Continuity
1 7 (41.18%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Server Building
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) PowerShell
2 13 (76.47%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CISSP
1 2 (11.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (82.35%) SCCM
2 9 (52.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Symantec
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) VMware