Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 509 449
Rank change year-on-year +47 -60 -10
Contract jobs citing VBScript 95 141 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.24% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.67% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 94 102
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £325 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.69% -14.75% +15.53%
10th Percentile £271 £202 £276
90th Percentile £500 £442 £502
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +12.00% -11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -20.05% -46.19%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.81 £41.70 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £29.84 £18.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +61.28% -61.32% +4.17%

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 14,510 21,007 19,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.66% 39.99% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,325 13,616 12,298
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £308 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 554 588
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.69%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.96 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £52.33
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 +82 42 £425 +11.84% 16
Midlands +46 15 £350 +7.69% 11
North of England +34 13 £385 +18.46% 13
South West +19 12 £375 +25.00% 3
Scotland +14 10 £350 - 3
North West +11 10 £385 +18.46% 8
East Midlands +36 9 £300 -7.69% 2
West Midlands +38 6 £525 +71.43% 9
East of England +21 3 £438 +9.38% 5
North East - 2 £263 - 2
Yorkshire +40 1 £440 -2.22% 3
VBScript
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 58 (61.05%) PowerShell
2 56 (58.95%) Windows
3 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 40 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 37 (38.95%) SQL
6 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
6 27 (28.42%) SCCM
7 25 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 24 (25.26%) VMware
9 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
10 20 (21.05%) VB
11 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (18.95%) Windows 10
12 17 (17.89%) SC Cleared
13 16 (16.84%) Windows 7
13 16 (16.84%) C#
13 16 (16.84%) Migration
13 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (14.74%) Linux
16 13 (13.68%) .NET
16 13 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (12.63%) DNS
17 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
18 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
18 11 (11.58%) Azure
18 11 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
18 11 (11.58%) Java

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 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.21%) IIS
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.16%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Azure
2 8 (8.42%) Office 365
3 7 (7.37%) AWS
4 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.16%) IaaS
4 3 (3.16%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.16%) PaaS
5 2 (2.11%) GCP
6 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) DNS
2 10 (10.53%) DHCP
3 9 (9.47%) SAN
4 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.21%) Firewall
5 4 (4.21%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.16%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.05%) LAN
7 1 (1.05%) Skype
7 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.21%) DTS
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.05%) QlikView
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MSI
2 6 (6.32%) HP UFT
3 5 (5.26%) InstallShield
4 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.21%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (3.16%) Fiddler
5 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.16%) Selenium
5 3 (3.16%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.11%) AdminStudio
6 2 (2.11%) JMeter
6 2 (2.11%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.05%) JIRA
7 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.05%) Subversion
7 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Military
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (13.68%) Analyst
1 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (8.42%) Developer
3 7 (7.37%) Applications Packager
4 6 (6.32%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Tester
5 5 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (4.21%) IT Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Production Support Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Regression Tester
6 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Senior IT Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) CSS
2 5 (5.26%) HTML
2 5 (5.26%) jQuery
3 4 (4.21%) REST
3 4 (4.21%) SOAP
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
3 4 (4.21%) XML
4 3 (3.16%) Node.js
5 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.05%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.05%) CSS3
6 1 (1.05%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.05%) LINQ
6 1 (1.05%) Material Design
6 1 (1.05%) Twig
6 1 (1.05%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.47%) Clustering
2 9 (9.47%) PKI
3 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.21%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.16%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.16%) CMDB
6 3 (3.16%) NHS
7 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.11%) EPoS
7 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.05%) Robotics
8 1 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 56 (58.95%) Windows
2 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
3 18 (18.95%) Windows 10
3 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (16.84%) Windows 7
4 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.74%) Linux
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.26%) Unix
8 4 (4.21%) VMS
9 1 (1.05%) CentOS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) Migration
2 15 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
5 10 (10.53%) Application Packaging
5 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 10 (10.53%) ITIL
6 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.42%) CRM
6 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.37%) Release Management
8 6 (6.32%) Patch Management
8 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.32%) Regression Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Service Management
8 6 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.26%) Runbook
9 5 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (61.05%) PowerShell
2 37 (38.95%) SQL
3 20 (21.05%) VB
4 16 (16.84%) C#
5 11 (11.58%) Java
6 9 (9.47%) Python
7 8 (8.42%) T-SQL
8 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.21%) Ruby
11 3 (3.16%) C
11 3 (3.16%) Go
11 3 (3.16%) Perl
11 3 (3.16%) VBA
12 1 (1.05%) C++
12 1 (1.05%) PHP
12 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.32%) ISTQB
6 5 (5.26%) ISEB
7 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (4.21%) MCSE
8 3 (3.16%) MCSD
9 2 (2.11%) Degree
10 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.21%) QA
3 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.16%) NCSC
3 3 (3.16%) SLA
4 2 (2.11%) GDPR
5 1 (1.05%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 40 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (10.53%) XenApp
5 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.16%) Docker
7 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.16%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.11%) Firmware
8 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.05%) vCloud
9 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (28.42%) SCCM
2 8 (8.42%) SCOM
3 7 (7.37%) Ansible
3 7 (7.37%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (7.37%) vCenter Server
3 7 (7.37%) WSUS
4 6 (6.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.21%) HP ALM
5 4 (4.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (4.21%) PingFederate
6 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (3.16%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.16%) Nagios
6 3 (3.16%) Nessus
6 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.16%) Puppet
6 3 (3.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.26%) VMware
3 10 (10.53%) Citrix
4 8 (8.42%) Oracle
4 8 (8.42%) Symantec
5 7 (7.37%) HP
6 6 (6.32%) IBM
6 6 (6.32%) Ivanti
7 5 (5.26%) Cisco
7 5 (5.26%) Cognos
8 4 (4.21%) BMC
8 4 (4.21%) Micro Focus
8 4 (4.21%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.16%) EMC
9 3 (3.16%) GFI Software
9 3 (3.16%) Lumension
9 3 (3.16%) NetApp
10 2 (2.11%) Google
11 1 (1.05%) Veeam