The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 196 179
Rank change year-on-year -23 -17  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 35 71 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.77% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 2.27% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 37
Median daily rate £330 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.45% +21.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £360 £323
% change year-on-year -9.72% +11.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year -45.00% +4.56%  

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2635 3131 3324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.63% 33.75% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 2070 1916
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 121 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.55 £45.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in the South East

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBScript in the South East

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the South East

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire -6 24 £325 -23.52% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £388 -
Berkshire +21 3 £350 -9.67% 2
Oxfordshire -3 2 £150 -60.00% 2
Surrey +7 1 £350 -14.63% 1
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 58 (81.69%) PowerShell
2 57 (80.28%) Windows
3 53 (74.65%) Active Directory
4 45 (63.38%) Security Cleared
5 40 (56.34%) Windows Server
6 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
7 36 (50.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (49.30%) Windows 7
9 31 (43.66%) VMware
10 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
11 27 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (38.03%) ITIL
12 24 (33.80%) XML
12 24 (33.80%) Firewall
13 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
15 19 (26.76%) MCSA
15 19 (26.76%) HP
16 18 (25.35%) MCITP
17 17 (23.94%) SAN
18 16 (22.54%) NetApp
18 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
18 16 (22.54%) VoIP
19 15 (21.13%) Cisco
19 15 (21.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
19 15 (21.13%) Skype for Business
19 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
20 14 (19.72%) DV Cleared
20 14 (19.72%) Skype

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (21.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.82%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.80%) Firewall
2 17 (23.94%) SAN
3 16 (22.54%) VoIP
4 14 (19.72%) Skype
5 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.63%) DNS
7 3 (4.23%) Network Security
7 3 (4.23%) WAN
8 2 (2.82%) LAN
8 2 (2.82%) PuTTY
8 2 (2.82%) SNMP
8 2 (2.82%) WinSCP
9 1 (1.41%) DHCP
9 1 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) MySQL
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) MS Access
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MSI
2 6 (8.45%) HP UFT
3 5 (7.04%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.63%) Selenium
4 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (2.82%) Ant
6 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.82%) TestNG
7 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.41%) Toad
General
1 8 (11.27%) Retail
2 5 (7.04%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Wintel Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Specialist
5 7 (9.86%) Server Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Active Directory Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Deployment Specialist
9 3 (4.23%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) VMware Specialist
9 3 (4.23%) Wintel Specialist
10 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 2 (2.82%) Active Directory Support
10 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.82%) Migration Specialist
10 2 (2.82%) PowerShell Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Wintel Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) XML
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) WAP
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.63%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) CCTV
4 2 (2.82%) EPoS
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (80.28%) Windows
2 40 (56.34%) Windows Server
3 36 (50.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (49.30%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.86%) Windows Vista
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.63%) Android
8 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (2.82%) Linux
9 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) ITIL
2 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
3 10 (14.08%) Integration Testing
4 7 (9.86%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (9.86%) Validation
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.45%) Patch Management
6 5 (7.04%) High Availability
6 5 (7.04%) Migration
6 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
6 5 (7.04%) Software Deployment
7 4 (5.63%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (5.63%) Security Patching
7 4 (5.63%) Service Management
8 3 (4.23%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.23%) Information Security
8 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (81.69%) PowerShell
2 14 (19.72%) VB
3 12 (16.90%) SQL
4 5 (7.04%) F#
5 3 (4.23%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (63.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
3 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (26.76%) MCSA
5 18 (25.35%) MCITP
6 14 (19.72%) DV Cleared
7 5 (7.04%) Degree
8 3 (4.23%) MCSE
9 2 (2.82%) MCTS
10 1 (1.41%) ISEB
10 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (74.65%) Active Directory
2 27 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (19.72%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.63%) vSphere
5 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.82%) XenApp
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.41%) Firmware
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (18.31%) SCCM
3 7 (9.86%) AirWatch
4 6 (8.45%) WSUS
5 4 (5.63%) BladeLogic
6 3 (4.23%) SCOM
7 2 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.82%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.82%) SCSM
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.41%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.41%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (43.66%) VMware
3 19 (26.76%) HP
4 16 (22.54%) NetApp
5 15 (21.13%) Cisco
6 7 (9.86%) Citrix
6 7 (9.86%) Oracle
7 5 (7.04%) Intel Security
8 4 (5.63%) Remedy
9 3 (4.23%) Lumension
10 2 (2.82%) Adobe
10 2 (2.82%) Altiris
10 2 (2.82%) Apple
10 2 (2.82%) F5
10 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.82%) SAP
10 2 (2.82%) Sophos
11 1 (1.41%) CommVault
11 1 (1.41%) Genesys
11 1 (1.41%) Symantec
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago