The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 29 June 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 West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 127 123
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 5 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 1.24% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
South West median daily rate £438 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -1.63%  
10th Percentile £374 £211 £275
90th Percentile £529 £341 £332
England median daily rate £350 £350 £369
% change year-on-year +0.07% -5.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
South West median hourly rate - £11.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.78%  
England median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year +19.56% +9.86%  

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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1018 1128 1192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.23% 37.46% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1432 1537
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
10th Percentile £291 £270 £270
90th Percentile £488 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 149 158
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +6.89%  
10th Percentile £32.50 £22.50 £19.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.95 £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the South West

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in the South West

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in the South West over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBScript in the South West

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the South West

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Gloucestershire +7 1 - -
Bristol -12 1 £438 +45.83%
Somerset - 1 £550 -
VBScript
England

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

1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
3 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) Oracle
4 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
4 11 (37.93%) HP UFT
5 10 (34.48%) Red Hat
5 10 (34.48%) Ant
5 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 10 (34.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 10 (34.48%) Oracle Database
6 9 (31.03%) VB
7 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
7 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
8 7 (24.14%) GlassFish
8 7 (24.14%) Subversion
8 7 (24.14%) WebSphere
8 7 (24.14%) F#
8 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
8 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (24.14%) Perl
8 7 (24.14%) IIS
8 7 (24.14%) ITIL
8 7 (24.14%) AIX
8 7 (24.14%) HP
8 7 (24.14%) Kerberos

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 7 (24.14%) GlassFish
1 7 (24.14%) IIS
1 7 (24.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Kerberos
2 3 (10.34%) PuTTY
2 3 (10.34%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) WinSCP
3 2 (6.90%) Modbus
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) HP UFT
2 10 (34.48%) Ant
3 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
4 7 (24.14%) Subversion
5 5 (17.24%) Selenium
5 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
6 4 (13.79%) TestComplete
7 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
7 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
7 3 (10.34%) TestNG
7 3 (10.34%) Toad
8 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
9 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
9 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Applications Support
2 6 (20.69%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Tester
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) COM+
2 2 (6.90%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (24.14%) AIX
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Domain Models
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Test Management
4 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.34%) API Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Patch Management
5 3 (10.34%) Server Patching
5 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Task Automation
5 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
2 9 (31.03%) VB
3 7 (24.14%) F#
3 7 (24.14%) Perl
4 6 (20.69%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) Java
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 2 (6.90%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) BitLocker
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (10.34%) Sysprep
2 3 (10.34%) vRealize
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) Red Hat
4 7 (24.14%) HP
4 7 (24.14%) IBM
5 5 (17.24%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (10.34%) NetApp
6 3 (10.34%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (10.34%) Sophos
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas