Period
to 12 November 2019

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 6 months to 12 November 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
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 604 630 567
Rank change year-on-year +26 -63 -37
Contract jobs citing VBScript 201 272 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.59% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 206 172
UK median daily rate £414 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.93% -8.86% +12.86%
10th Percentile £271 £213 £260
90th Percentile £529 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 20
UK median hourly rate £39.18 £18.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.76% -61.32% +64.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year +10.81% -20.05% -20.21%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 35,035 45,912 42,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.74% 44.64% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,214 32,294 29,731
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £315 £308
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 681 791
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.18 £16.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.70% +8.00%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VBScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 13 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 6 months to 12 November 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
England +17 186 £415 +11.41% 49
UK excluding London +22 120 £375 +15.38% 47
London +27 68 £450 +12.50% 9
South East +28 45 £450 +24.14% 4
Midlands +42 24 £338 +20.00% 12
South West +12 24 £363 +61.11% 6
North of England +30 19 £375 +7.14% 15
North West +16 15 £350 +3.70% 12
East Midlands +26 12 £300 +3.90% 6
West Midlands +28 10 £413 +46.67% 6
Scotland +11 6 £350 +9.38% 1
Yorkshire +25 4 £375 -16.67% 3
East of England +28 2 £425 +21.43% 3

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 with a requirement for VBScript.

1 135 (67.16%) PowerShell
2 126 (62.69%) Windows
3 96 (47.76%) Microsoft
4 93 (46.27%) Active Directory
5 74 (36.82%) SCCM
6 66 (32.84%) Windows Server
7 61 (30.35%) VMware
8 60 (29.85%) SQL Server
9 57 (28.36%) SQL
10 55 (27.36%) Windows 10
11 54 (26.87%) Windows 7
11 54 (26.87%) VB
12 53 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 40 (19.90%) Office 365
14 38 (18.91%) Finance
15 37 (18.41%) Migration
15 37 (18.41%) Microsoft App-V
15 37 (18.41%) .NET
15 37 (18.41%) ITIL
15 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 36 (17.91%) Security Cleared
16 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 35 (17.41%) MSI
17 35 (17.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 32 (15.92%) Citrix
19 31 (15.42%) DNS
20 28 (13.93%) C#
21 27 (13.43%) Linux
21 27 (13.43%) Application Packaging

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 23 (11.44%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.47%) IIS
2 11 (5.47%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.98%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.48%) Confluence
4 9 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.00%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.49%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Eikon
1 1 (0.50%) HFM
1 1 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 40 (19.90%) Office 365
2 23 (11.44%) Azure
3 14 (6.97%) AWS
4 10 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.98%) PaaS
6 4 (1.99%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.49%) IaaS
7 3 (1.49%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.49%) SaaS
8 2 (1.00%) GCP
8 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.42%) DNS
2 26 (12.94%) DHCP
3 16 (7.96%) SAN
4 12 (5.97%) Firewall
5 8 (3.98%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.48%) Skype
7 6 (2.99%) SMTP
7 6 (2.99%) SNMP
8 5 (2.49%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.99%) Broadband
9 4 (1.99%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.99%) NAS
9 4 (1.99%) VoIP
10 3 (1.49%) HTTP
11 1 (0.50%) FCoE
11 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.50%) FTP
11 1 (0.50%) LAN
11 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (29.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.99%) DTS
6 4 (1.99%) MS Access
6 4 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.00%) Power BI
8 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.00%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 35 (17.41%) MSI
2 25 (12.44%) InstallShield
3 14 (6.97%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.47%) WinDbg
5 9 (4.48%) JIRA
6 7 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (3.48%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.48%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.99%) HP UFT
7 6 (2.99%) Selenium
7 6 (2.99%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (1.99%) IBM UrbanCode
8 4 (1.99%) Sourcetree
8 4 (1.99%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.49%) AdminStudio
9 3 (1.49%) JMeter
9 3 (1.49%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (18.91%) Finance
2 14 (6.97%) Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.49%) Retail
5 4 (1.99%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Military
6 3 (1.49%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.49%) Publishing
7 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (12.94%) Applications Packager
1 26 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (11.94%) Analyst
3 23 (11.44%) Developer
4 15 (7.46%) Support Analyst
5 10 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (4.48%) Architect
6 9 (4.48%) Desktop Support
7 7 (3.48%) C# Developer
7 7 (3.48%) Consultant
7 7 (3.48%) SQL Developer
8 6 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (2.99%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (2.99%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (2.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (2.49%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (2.49%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.49%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.41%) .NET
2 10 (4.98%) ASP.NET
2 10 (4.98%) HTML
2 10 (4.98%) XML
3 8 (3.98%) Web Services
4 6 (2.99%) REST
4 6 (2.99%) SOAP
5 5 (2.49%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.49%) CSS
5 5 (2.49%) jQuery
6 4 (1.99%) Classic ASP
7 3 (1.49%) Node.js
8 2 (1.00%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.50%) LDAP
9 1 (0.50%) Middleware
9 1 (0.50%) React
9 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.50%) Velocity
9 1 (0.50%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.98%) PKI
4 8 (3.98%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.99%) Clustering
5 6 (2.99%) Handset
5 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.99%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.99%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) EPoS
7 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.00%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 126 (62.69%) Windows
2 66 (32.84%) Windows Server
3 55 (27.36%) Windows 10
4 54 (26.87%) Windows 7
5 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (13.43%) Linux
8 10 (4.98%) Unix
8 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.49%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.49%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.99%) VMS
11 3 (1.49%) Android
11 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.50%) AIX
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.41%) ITIL
1 37 (18.41%) Migration
2 35 (17.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (13.43%) Application Packaging
4 19 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (5.47%) Project Management
6 11 (5.47%) Service Delivery
6 11 (5.47%) Workflow
7 10 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (4.98%) Release Management
7 10 (4.98%) Test Automation
7 10 (4.98%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (4.48%) Change Management
8 9 (4.48%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.48%) High Availability
8 9 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (3.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (67.16%) PowerShell
2 57 (28.36%) SQL
3 54 (26.87%) VB
4 28 (13.93%) C#
5 23 (11.44%) Python
5 23 (11.44%) T-SQL
6 15 (7.46%) Java
7 9 (4.48%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.98%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.99%) C
9 6 (2.99%) VBA
10 5 (2.49%) C++
10 5 (2.49%) Ruby
11 4 (1.99%) PHP
11 4 (1.99%) R
12 3 (1.49%) Go
12 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.00%) Perl
13 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (11.94%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.46%) MCSE
5 9 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.98%) Degree
7 7 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.48%) MCSA
8 5 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.49%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.99%) CCNP
9 4 (1.99%) CCSP
9 4 (1.99%) CCVP
9 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.49%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.49%) MCDST
10 3 (1.49%) MCITP
10 3 (1.49%) MCP
10 3 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.98%) SLA
2 8 (3.98%) QA
3 7 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.49%) NCSC
6 2 (1.00%) GDPR
7 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.50%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 93 (46.27%) Active Directory
2 53 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (18.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (11.44%) XenApp
5 18 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (5.97%) vSphere
7 11 (5.47%) XenDesktop
8 9 (4.48%) BitLocker
9 7 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (2.49%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.99%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.99%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.99%) Xen
12 3 (1.49%) Docker
12 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.00%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (36.82%) SCCM
2 15 (7.46%) SCOM
3 14 (6.97%) vCenter Server
4 13 (6.47%) Ansible
5 12 (5.97%) Perfmon
6 9 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (4.48%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (3.98%) WSUS
8 6 (2.99%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (2.99%) Oracle Identity Management
8 6 (2.99%) PingFederate
9 5 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.99%) HP ALM
10 4 (1.99%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.99%) vMotion
10 4 (1.99%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 96 (47.76%) Microsoft
2 61 (30.35%) VMware
3 32 (15.92%) Citrix
4 17 (8.46%) HP
5 16 (7.96%) Ivanti
6 14 (6.97%) Cisco
7 11 (5.47%) McAfee
7 11 (5.47%) Oracle
8 10 (4.98%) Symantec
9 9 (4.48%) Atlassian
9 9 (4.48%) IBM
10 7 (3.48%) Veeam
11 6 (2.99%) BMC
12 5 (2.49%) Apple
12 5 (2.49%) Cognos
12 5 (2.49%) Dell
12 5 (2.49%) Lumension
13 4 (1.99%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.99%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.99%) Sonus