Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 24 June 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 481 471 439
Rank change year-on-year -10 -32 -77
Contract jobs citing VBScript 138 181 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.28% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.86% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 107 113
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £342 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.19% +3.64% -4.07%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £232
90th Percentile £438 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.00% -24.24% -45.00%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.10 £14.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £22.25 £26.65
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £45.67 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +176.76% -49.62%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 18,996 20,938 18,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.06% 39.44% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,100 13,348 11,906
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +2.53% +5.33%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £268
90th Percentile £575 £550 £533
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 551 658
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% +9.21%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.88 £16.85
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.88% -1.20% +9.21%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VBScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the UK excluding London

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in the UK excluding London

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBScript in the UK excluding London

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the UK excluding London

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBScript in the UK excluding London

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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
South East +25 44 £413 +19.22% 3
North of England +4 34 £325 -7.01% 10
Midlands +25 24 £338 +12.50% 5
North West -5 23 £325 -7.14% 10
East of England -5 15 £363 +3.57% 3
South West -16 15 £385 +36.28% 1
West Midlands +15 13 £375 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire +22 11 £363 -
East Midlands +15 10 £338 +20.54% 2
Scotland +5 6 £375 +31.58%
VBScript
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 79 (57.25%) PowerShell
2 78 (56.52%) Windows
3 57 (41.30%) Active Directory
4 50 (36.23%) Microsoft
5 48 (34.78%) VB
6 40 (28.99%) SCCM
7 35 (25.36%) Windows Server
8 33 (23.91%) SQL
9 29 (21.01%) VMware
9 29 (21.01%) Windows 7
10 28 (20.29%) Windows 10
10 28 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (16.67%) DHCP
11 23 (16.67%) Citrix
12 22 (15.94%) DNS
13 21 (15.22%) ITIL
14 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
15 19 (13.77%) C#
15 19 (13.77%) HP
15 19 (13.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
15 19 (13.77%) Office 365
16 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (13.04%) XenApp
16 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (13.04%) Finance
16 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
17 17 (12.32%) Oracle

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 10 (7.25%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.62%) IBM Notes
2 5 (3.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.90%) Confluence
4 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.17%) IIS
5 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.72%) SAS
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.90%) Camtasia
5 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.77%) Office 365
2 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.67%) DHCP
2 22 (15.94%) DNS
3 10 (7.25%) Skype
4 8 (5.80%) SAN
5 6 (4.35%) Firewall
6 5 (3.62%) LAN
6 5 (3.62%) WAN
7 3 (2.17%) SMTP
7 3 (2.17%) VoIP
7 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.45%) Broadband
8 2 (1.45%) NAS
8 2 (1.45%) SNMP
8 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.72%) HSRP
9 1 (0.72%) MPLS
9 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.72%) OSPF
9 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) MS Access
3 4 (2.90%) Big Data
3 4 (2.90%) MySQL
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.90%) SQLPlus
4 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) Power BI
6 1 (0.72%) QlikView
6 1 (0.72%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (10.14%) MSI
2 13 (9.42%) Selenium
3 11 (7.97%) Cucumber
3 11 (7.97%) HP UFT
3 11 (7.97%) JIRA
4 9 (6.52%) InstallShield
4 9 (6.52%) SoapUI
5 8 (5.80%) AdminStudio
6 6 (4.35%) JMeter
6 6 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (3.62%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.90%) Subversion
8 4 (2.90%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (2.90%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.17%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.17%) Maven
9 3 (2.17%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.17%) WinDbg
General
1 18 (13.04%) Finance
2 15 (10.87%) Retail
3 5 (3.62%) Legal
4 4 (2.90%) Back Office
4 4 (2.90%) Billing
4 4 (2.90%) Online Betting
4 4 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.90%) Publishing
5 2 (1.45%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Local Government
5 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (13.77%) Applications Packager
3 18 (13.04%) Developer
4 12 (8.70%) Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.97%) Tester
6 9 (6.52%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.80%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 6 (4.35%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Active Directory Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Automation Test Lead
9 5 (3.62%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.90%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.90%) Consultant
10 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.14%) .NET
1 14 (10.14%) Web Services
2 10 (7.25%) HTML
3 7 (5.07%) Classic ASP
3 7 (5.07%) XML
4 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.62%) XSLT
6 4 (2.90%) ActiveX
6 4 (2.90%) OCX
6 4 (2.90%) WinForms
7 2 (1.45%) CSS
7 2 (1.45%) Ghostscript
7 2 (1.45%) IDoc
7 2 (1.45%) jQuery
7 2 (1.45%) ODBC
7 2 (1.45%) REST
8 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.72%) CSS3
8 1 (0.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.97%) PKI
3 6 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.62%) Clustering
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.45%) Handset
6 2 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Robotics
7 1 (0.72%) SCADA
7 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 78 (56.52%) Windows
2 35 (25.36%) Windows Server
3 29 (21.01%) Windows 7
4 28 (20.29%) Windows 10
5 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.70%) Mac OS
7 9 (6.52%) Android
7 9 (6.52%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.80%) Unix
9 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.90%) Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.90%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.72%) VMS
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (15.22%) ITIL
3 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
4 15 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.14%) Migration
6 13 (9.42%) ITSM
7 12 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 11 (7.97%) Application Packaging
9 9 (6.52%) DevOps
9 9 (6.52%) Manual Testing
9 9 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (5.80%) Translating Business Requirements
11 7 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.07%) ETL
11 7 (5.07%) Test Management
12 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.35%) Test Scripting
12 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 79 (57.25%) PowerShell
2 48 (34.78%) VB
3 33 (23.91%) SQL
4 19 (13.77%) C#
5 16 (11.59%) Python
6 12 (8.70%) Java
7 11 (7.97%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.52%) VBA
9 6 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.35%) VB6
10 4 (2.90%) Groovy
10 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.17%) Ruby
12 2 (1.45%) AWK
12 2 (1.45%) C
12 2 (1.45%) C++
12 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.25%) MCSE
2 10 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.17%) CCNP
5 2 (1.45%) CCSP
5 2 (1.45%) CCVP
5 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) MCSA
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.72%) MCITP
6 1 (0.72%) MCSD
6 1 (0.72%) VCP5
6 1 (0.72%) VCP6
6 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.59%) SLA
2 7 (5.07%) QA
3 3 (2.17%) GDPR
4 2 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.72%) DO-254
System Software
1 57 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (13.04%) XenApp
5 13 (9.42%) vSphere
6 11 (7.97%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.52%) XenDesktop
8 7 (5.07%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.45%) Firmware
11 2 (1.45%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.72%) vCloud
12 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (28.99%) SCCM
2 8 (5.80%) HP ALM
3 6 (4.35%) SCOM
3 6 (4.35%) WSUS
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 3 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (2.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (2.17%) PingFederate
5 3 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.17%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.17%) WMI
6 2 (1.45%) Control-M
6 2 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.45%) Nessus
6 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.01%) VMware
3 23 (16.67%) Citrix
4 19 (13.77%) HP
5 17 (12.32%) Oracle
6 9 (6.52%) Ivanti
7 7 (5.07%) Talend
8 6 (4.35%) IBM
9 5 (3.62%) Lotus
10 4 (2.90%) Cisco
10 4 (2.90%) Remedy
10 4 (2.90%) SAP
10 4 (2.90%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.90%) Trend Micro
10 4 (2.90%) Xerox
11 3 (2.17%) Adobe
11 3 (2.17%) BMC
11 3 (2.17%) Equitrac
11 3 (2.17%) GFI Software
11 3 (2.17%) Red Hat