The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 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)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 341 399
Rank change year-on-year -113 +58  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 134 350 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 1.70% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 214 151
Median daily rate £361 £363 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +3.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +10.13% -2.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +69.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -22.53% +69.57%  

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19434 20612 21310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.99% 38.85% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13270 14149 14242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 449 433
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 25 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
England -82 119 £358 +2.14% 42
London -25 55 £350 -17.64% 12
South East -22 19 £419 +11.66% 8
East Midlands -13 13 £250 -23.07% 1
Scotland -22 13 £403 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 10 £381 - 2
East of England -4 10 £381 -10.29% 6
West Midlands +28 8 £325 -12.09% 4
City of London -5 8 £400 -20.00% 3
Leicestershire -6 8 £258 +8.42% 1
Hampshire -23 8 £358 +4.53% 1
Glasgow +3 7 £500 +23.45% 1
Leicester +2 7 £250 -13.04% 1
North West +30 6 £338 - 6
South West -6 5 £438 +45.83% 1
Croydon - 5 £375 -
Cheshire +28 4 £363 -
Renfrewshire +23 4 £403 +20.14%
Erskine +20 4 £403 +20.14%
Surrey +1 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -2 4 - - 3
Bracknell - 4 - - 2
Birmingham +17 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes -10 3 £506 -
Basingstoke -10 3 £300 -
Derbyshire -16 3 £125 -45.65%
Buckinghamshire -16 3 £506 +21.76%
Derby -18 3 £125 -45.65%
Northampton 0 2 £238 -52.50%
South Wales -4 2 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for VBScript.

1 185 (65.60%) PowerShell
2 177 (62.77%) Windows
3 124 (43.97%) Microsoft
4 98 (34.75%) Active Directory
5 90 (31.91%) Windows Server
6 89 (31.56%) SQL
7 77 (27.30%) SCCM
8 75 (26.60%) SQL Server
9 72 (25.53%) Finance
10 70 (24.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 65 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 64 (22.70%) VB
13 57 (20.21%) Linux
13 57 (20.21%) ITIL
14 55 (19.50%) HP
14 55 (19.50%) VMware
15 54 (19.15%) .NET
16 53 (18.79%) C#
16 53 (18.79%) Security Cleared
17 52 (18.44%) IIS
18 50 (17.73%) Firewall
19 48 (17.02%) Windows 7
20 43 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 42 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
22 40 (14.18%) SC Cleared
23 39 (13.83%) Oracle
24 36 (12.77%) MS Exchange
24 36 (12.77%) Citrix
24 36 (12.77%) Windows 10
25 34 (12.06%) T-SQL

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 52 (18.44%) IIS
2 36 (12.77%) MS Exchange
3 25 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.74%) Skype for Business
5 17 (6.03%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.48%) GlassFish
7 7 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.48%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.13%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.77%) Apache
9 5 (1.77%) SAS
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.55%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) RMDS
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.03%) Office 365
3 12 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.13%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.06%) GitHub
6 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.73%) Firewall
2 27 (9.57%) SAN
2 27 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 26 (9.22%) DNS
4 24 (8.51%) LAN
5 22 (7.80%) DHCP
6 18 (6.38%) Skype
7 13 (4.61%) Remote Desktop
7 13 (4.61%) Wireless
8 12 (4.26%) Kerberos
9 10 (3.55%) VoIP
10 8 (2.84%) NAS
11 7 (2.48%) VPN
12 6 (2.13%) PuTTY
12 6 (2.13%) WAN
12 6 (2.13%) WinSCP
13 4 (1.42%) Network Security
14 3 (1.06%) FTP
14 3 (1.06%) HTTP
14 3 (1.06%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (26.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.57%) Oracle Database
3 25 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (7.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (7.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (7.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 16 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (4.96%) Oracle9i Database
8 8 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.77%) MySQL
11 5 (1.77%) OLAP
11 5 (1.77%) OLTP
11 5 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.77%) QlikView
11 5 (1.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (1.77%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (9.57%) HP UFT
2 26 (9.22%) Selenium
2 26 (9.22%) TeamCity
3 23 (8.16%) MSI
4 15 (5.32%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.96%) Ant
6 12 (4.26%) Subversion
6 12 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.55%) SpecFlow
8 9 (3.19%) JIRA
8 9 (3.19%) LoadRunner
8 9 (3.19%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.84%) Git (software)
9 8 (2.84%) InstallShield
10 7 (2.48%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.48%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (2.48%) TestNG
11 6 (2.13%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.77%) TestComplete
General
1 72 (25.53%) Finance
2 31 (10.99%) Banking
3 14 (4.96%) Retail
4 11 (3.90%) Back Office
5 10 (3.55%) Front Office
6 6 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.42%) Publishing
8 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
9 2 (0.71%) Local Government
9 2 (0.71%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Military
9 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (16.67%) Analyst
2 34 (12.06%) Developer
3 24 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
4 21 (7.45%) Consultant
5 18 (6.38%) Test Analyst
5 18 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
6 15 (5.32%) Tester
7 14 (4.96%) Applications Packager
7 14 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (4.61%) Applications Support
9 12 (4.26%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.90%) Automation Test Analyst
10 11 (3.90%) Automation Tester
10 11 (3.90%) Windows Specialist
11 10 (3.55%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.19%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.19%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.19%) EPoS Engineer
13 8 (2.84%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (19.15%) .NET
2 28 (9.93%) XML
3 19 (6.74%) ASP.NET
4 18 (6.38%) HTML
5 11 (3.90%) Web Services
6 10 (3.55%) CSS
7 7 (2.48%) HTML5
7 7 (2.48%) REST
8 5 (1.77%) jQuery
8 5 (1.77%) SOAP
9 4 (1.42%) Ajax
9 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.42%) CSS3
9 4 (1.42%) WCF
9 4 (1.42%) XSLT
10 3 (1.06%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.06%) COM+
10 3 (1.06%) MDX
10 3 (1.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.96%) EPoS
2 12 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.13%) CESG
6 6 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.77%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.77%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.77%) PMI
7 5 (1.77%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.42%) STB
9 3 (1.06%) Clustering
9 3 (1.06%) Replication
9 3 (1.06%) User Experience
10 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 177 (62.77%) Windows
2 90 (31.91%) Windows Server
3 70 (24.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (20.21%) Linux
6 48 (17.02%) Windows 7
7 36 (12.77%) Windows 10
8 24 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (6.74%) Unix
11 16 (5.67%) AIX
12 11 (3.90%) Windows 8
13 10 (3.55%) Windows XP
14 9 (3.19%) Apple iOS
15 8 (2.84%) Solaris
15 8 (2.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (2.48%) Windows Vista
17 3 (1.06%) Android
18 2 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.21%) ITIL
2 42 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (10.99%) Migration
3 31 (10.99%) Test Automation
4 22 (7.80%) Application Packaging
5 21 (7.45%) Test Scripting
6 19 (6.74%) Task Automation
7 18 (6.38%) Regression Testing
8 17 (6.03%) Patch Management
9 16 (5.67%) Configuration Management
10 13 (4.61%) Business Continuity
10 13 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (4.61%) ETL
11 12 (4.26%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (4.26%) Scrum
11 12 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (3.90%) DevOps
12 11 (3.90%) Integration Testing
13 10 (3.55%) BDD
13 10 (3.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (65.60%) PowerShell
2 89 (31.56%) SQL
3 64 (22.70%) VB
4 53 (18.79%) C#
5 34 (12.06%) T-SQL
6 33 (11.70%) Java
6 33 (11.70%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.80%) Perl
8 13 (4.61%) VB.NET
9 11 (3.90%) F#
10 7 (2.48%) VBA
11 5 (1.77%) AWK
11 5 (1.77%) C++
11 5 (1.77%) SAS Macro
11 5 (1.77%) sed
12 4 (1.42%) C
13 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.71%) Python
14 2 (0.71%) Scala
14 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 40 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (7.09%) Degree
5 13 (4.61%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.26%) MCITP
7 11 (3.90%) MCSA
8 10 (3.55%) ISEB
8 10 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (2.84%) MCSE
10 6 (2.13%) CISSP
10 6 (2.13%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.77%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.71%) CCNA
13 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.71%) MCTS
13 2 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.19%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.42%) SLA
4 3 (1.06%) PMO
5 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.71%) IFRS
5 2 (0.71%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.35%) MiFID
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (6.74%) XenApp
5 18 (6.38%) XenDesktop
6 16 (5.67%) Hyper-V
7 14 (4.96%) vSphere
8 13 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.19%) BitLocker
11 6 (2.13%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.71%) Docker
13 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 77 (27.30%) SCCM
2 18 (6.38%) WSUS
3 17 (6.03%) Control-M
4 15 (5.32%) BladeLogic
5 11 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (3.19%) SCOM
8 7 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (2.48%) vRealize
9 6 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.42%) Puppet
10 4 (1.42%) Sysprep
10 4 (1.42%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.06%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 124 (43.97%) Microsoft
2 55 (19.50%) HP
2 55 (19.50%) VMware
3 39 (13.83%) Oracle
4 36 (12.77%) Citrix
5 25 (8.87%) Red Hat
6 23 (8.16%) Dell
7 20 (7.09%) Altiris
8 18 (6.38%) Symantec
9 17 (6.03%) NetApp
10 15 (5.32%) IBM
11 12 (4.26%) BMC
11 12 (4.26%) Cisco
12 11 (3.90%) McAfee
13 10 (3.55%) AppSense
14 9 (3.19%) LANDesk
14 9 (3.19%) Tripwire
15 8 (2.84%) Sophos
16 6 (2.13%) EMC
16 6 (2.13%) Remedy
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