Period
to 25 September 2018

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 6 months to 25 September 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 331 313 239
Rank change year-on-year -18 -74 +6
Contract jobs citing VBScript 59 50 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.31% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 0.87% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 97
South East median daily rate £365 £466 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.72% +24.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £344 £279
90th Percentile £465 £550 £456
England median daily rate £360 £380 £365
% change year-on-year -5.26% +4.11% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
South East median hourly rate - £23.14 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.61% -11.84%
England median hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.29% +95.65% +9.52%

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 South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,633 5,721 6,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.16% 35.06% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,194 3,527 3,810
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 163 224
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.25 £16.57 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £57.90 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% +1.81%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VBScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 September 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
Thames Valley +2 22 £325 -33.33% 5
Berkshire +1 16 £325 -35.00% 2
Hampshire -19 16 £350 -25.53% 1
Surrey -19 11 £375 -11.76% 2
West Sussex -1 7 £413 - 3
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £388 -20.51% 2
Kent +11 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire +9 1 £438 +9.38% 1
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 25 (42.37%) PowerShell
3 23 (38.98%) VB
3 23 (38.98%) Windows
4 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
5 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
6 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
6 17 (28.81%) Java
7 16 (27.12%) HP
7 16 (27.12%) Finance
8 13 (22.03%) Oracle
8 13 (22.03%) JIRA
8 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
8 13 (22.03%) Defect Management
9 12 (20.34%) Test Strategy
9 12 (20.34%) C#
9 12 (20.34%) Python
9 12 (20.34%) HP UFT
10 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
11 10 (16.95%) BDD
11 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
11 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
11 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
11 10 (16.95%) .NET
11 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
12 9 (15.25%) PL/SQL
12 9 (15.25%) IBM
12 9 (15.25%) Citrix
12 9 (15.25%) Waterfall

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 8 (13.56%) IIS
2 4 (6.78%) LiveCycle
3 3 (5.08%) CMS
3 3 (5.08%) Confluence
3 3 (5.08%) EPiServer
3 3 (5.08%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.39%) CICS
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 4 (6.78%) BrowserStack
2 4 (6.78%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (3.39%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.69%) Akamai
4 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (5.08%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) DNS
2 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) BGP
3 1 (1.69%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.69%) Junos
3 1 (1.69%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.69%) OSPF
3 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) MySQL
3 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.17%) RDBMS
4 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.08%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.39%) DB2
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (3.39%) SQLPlus
6 2 (3.39%) SSDT
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) JIRA
2 12 (20.34%) HP UFT
3 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
4 9 (15.25%) Selenium
5 8 (13.56%) LoadRunner
5 8 (13.56%) Zephyr
6 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (10.17%) Cucumber
8 5 (8.47%) SoapUI
9 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
9 4 (6.78%) MSI
9 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (5.08%) Subversion
10 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
10 3 (5.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (1.69%) GitLab
11 1 (1.69%) JMeter
11 1 (1.69%) JUnit
11 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Back Office
2 7 (11.86%) Online Betting
2 7 (11.86%) Publishing
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Support
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Citrix Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Citrix Support
3 7 (11.86%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.78%) Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.78%) SOAP
4 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) REST
4 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.69%) DHTML
5 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.69%) Velocity
5 1 (1.69%) WinForms
5 1 (1.69%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.39%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.98%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.47%) Unix
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.39%) Linux
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.69%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Defect Management
3 12 (20.34%) Test Strategy
4 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.95%) BDD
6 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
7 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (11.86%) Case Management
8 7 (11.86%) SDLC
9 6 (10.17%) API Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Migration
10 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.47%) MVC
10 5 (8.47%) Scrum
10 5 (8.47%) SOA
11 4 (6.78%) Deployment Automation
11 4 (6.78%) Information Security
11 4 (6.78%) ITIL
11 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
12 3 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 25 (42.37%) PowerShell
3 23 (38.98%) VB
4 17 (28.81%) Java
5 12 (20.34%) C#
5 12 (20.34%) Python
6 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
7 9 (15.25%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.08%) F#
10 2 (3.39%) C
10 2 (3.39%) C++
10 2 (3.39%) COBOL
10 2 (3.39%) Perl
10 2 (3.39%) PL/1
10 2 (3.39%) REXX
11 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) ISEB
4 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.39%) PMP
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) XenApp
2 8 (13.56%) XenDesktop
3 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.39%) ACF2
5 2 (3.39%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.39%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.39%) HP ALM
4 2 (3.39%) SCOM
5 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) HP
3 13 (22.03%) Oracle
4 9 (15.25%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) IBM
5 7 (11.86%) VMware
6 5 (8.47%) McAfee
7 4 (6.78%) Adobe
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco
8 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.39%) F5
9 2 (3.39%) Lumension
9 2 (3.39%) New Relic
9 2 (3.39%) Remedy
10 1 (1.69%) Apigee
10 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.69%) Blue Prism
10 1 (1.69%) Infragistics
10 1 (1.69%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.69%) Juniper