Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 553 413
Rank change year-on-year -22 -140 +16
Contract jobs citing VBScript 323 303 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 0.81% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 181 367
UK median daily rate £376 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.29% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £256
90th Percentile £533 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +7.38% -5.80% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 23
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.93% -5.17% +18.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -54.55% -5.17% +18.37%

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 43,374 37,440 40,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 41.45% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,335 25,664 27,736
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +3.37% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 806 956
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.83 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 16 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 24 May 2018. 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 -22 296 £400 +14.29% 41
UK excluding London -44 183 £349 +7.38% 30
London -1 135 £425 +16.44% 17
North of England +12 44 £349 +7.38% 2
South East -46 42 £363 +9.85% 16
North West +11 39 £350 +7.54% 2
East of England +14 34 £350 -18.84%
Midlands -24 23 £369 +47.50% 4
Scotland -37 19 £285 -28.75% 6
East Midlands -6 16 £280 +14.29% 2
South West -9 16 £350 -6.67% 2
West Midlands -24 7 £550 +46.67% 2
Wales -5 4 £413 +6.45%
Yorkshire -10 4 - -
Northern Ireland +6 2 - -
North East +6 1 £300 -37.50%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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.

1 223 (69.04%) PowerShell
2 182 (56.35%) Windows
3 142 (43.96%) Microsoft
4 137 (42.41%) SQL
5 121 (37.46%) Active Directory
6 117 (36.22%) SCCM
7 112 (34.67%) VB
8 83 (25.70%) Citrix
9 77 (23.84%) Windows 7
10 72 (22.29%) Windows 10
11 70 (21.67%) SQL Server
11 70 (21.67%) VMware
12 67 (20.74%) Windows Server
13 65 (20.12%) Finance
14 64 (19.81%) .NET
15 62 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 60 (18.58%) C#
17 58 (17.96%) Microsoft App-V
18 53 (16.41%) Security Cleared
19 50 (15.48%) XenDesktop
19 50 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
20 48 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
21 45 (13.93%) SC Cleared
22 44 (13.62%) MSI
22 44 (13.62%) HP
22 44 (13.62%) DNS
23 43 (13.31%) XenApp
23 43 (13.31%) Office 365
24 42 (13.00%) Ivanti
24 42 (13.00%) Migration

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 35 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.74%) IIS
3 23 (7.12%) SharePoint
4 21 (6.50%) Skype for Business
5 14 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.86%) CMS
8 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.55%) OpenEdge
9 4 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.24%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.62%) Confluence
10 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.62%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.62%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Visualfiles
2 4 (1.24%) DELMIA
2 4 (1.24%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.62%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.31%) Office 365
2 31 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.55%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.93%) iPaaS
6 3 (0.93%) SaaS
7 2 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) G Suite
8 1 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 44 (13.62%) DNS
2 39 (12.07%) DHCP
3 24 (7.43%) SAN
4 17 (5.26%) Firewall
5 15 (4.64%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.33%) iSCSI
7 11 (3.41%) Internet
8 10 (3.10%) NAS
9 9 (2.79%) LAN
9 9 (2.79%) Skype
10 8 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.86%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (1.55%) VPN
13 5 (1.55%) WAN
13 5 (1.55%) Wireless
14 4 (1.24%) SMS
15 3 (0.93%) HTTP
15 3 (0.93%) NetScaler
16 2 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.55%) OLAP
7 5 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.24%) OLTP
9 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.93%) MySQL
9 3 (0.93%) SSDT
10 2 (0.62%) QlikView
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (13.62%) MSI
2 23 (7.12%) Selenium
3 19 (5.88%) JIRA
4 18 (5.57%) AdminStudio
4 18 (5.57%) HP UFT
4 18 (5.57%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.10%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.48%) SoapUI
6 8 (2.48%) Subversion
7 6 (1.86%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.55%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.24%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.24%) InstallShield
9 4 (1.24%) JUnit
9 4 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.93%) Ant
10 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.93%) JMeter
10 3 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (20.12%) Finance
2 28 (8.67%) Banking
3 17 (5.26%) Publishing
4 9 (2.79%) Back Office
5 8 (2.48%) Legal
6 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.55%) Electronics
8 5 (1.55%) Retail
9 4 (1.24%) Marketing
10 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.93%) Local Government
11 2 (0.62%) Advertising
11 2 (0.62%) Law
11 2 (0.62%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (12.69%) Developer
2 40 (12.38%) Analyst
3 29 (8.98%) Consultant
4 21 (6.50%) Applications Packager
5 19 (5.88%) Administrator
5 19 (5.88%) Tester
5 19 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 17 (5.26%) Architect
7 16 (4.95%) SQL Developer
8 15 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.33%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.72%) SCCM Consultant
10 12 (3.72%) Windows Consultant
11 10 (3.10%) Automation Tester
11 10 (3.10%) Server Engineer
11 10 (3.10%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.79%) Desktop Support
13 8 (2.48%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.48%) Integration Engineer
13 8 (2.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (19.81%) .NET
2 17 (5.26%) XML
3 14 (4.33%) HTML
4 12 (3.72%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.79%) WPF
6 8 (2.48%) JSON
6 8 (2.48%) SOAP
6 8 (2.48%) Web Services
7 7 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.17%) CSS
8 6 (1.86%) JSP
8 6 (1.86%) REST
9 5 (1.55%) Classic ASP
9 5 (1.55%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.55%) jQuery
10 3 (0.93%) HTML5
11 2 (0.62%) CSS3
11 2 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.62%) XHTML
11 2 (0.62%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.88%) Clustering
2 19 (5.88%) PKI
3 16 (4.95%) Replication
4 14 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.02%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.79%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.48%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.86%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.86%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (1.55%) Wiki
11 4 (1.24%) CESG
11 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.24%) EPoS
11 4 (1.24%) User Experience
12 3 (0.93%) MPEG
12 3 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 182 (56.35%) Windows
2 77 (23.84%) Windows 7
3 72 (22.29%) Windows 10
4 67 (20.74%) Windows Server
5 50 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (6.81%) Linux
8 21 (6.50%) Unix
8 21 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.48%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.48%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) CentOS
13 1 (0.31%) VMS
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.00%) Migration
2 40 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (9.91%) Application Packaging
4 28 (8.67%) ITIL
5 27 (8.36%) Test Automation
6 25 (7.74%) Deployment Automation
6 25 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.64%) Infrastructure Management
9 14 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (4.02%) Application Virtualisation
10 13 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (4.02%) Change Management
10 13 (4.02%) Dashboard Development
10 13 (4.02%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 13 (4.02%) Problem Management
11 12 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (3.72%) Software Distribution
11 12 (3.72%) Test Strategy
12 11 (3.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 223 (69.04%) PowerShell
2 137 (42.41%) SQL
3 112 (34.67%) VB
4 60 (18.58%) C#
5 37 (11.46%) JavaScript
6 36 (11.15%) T-SQL
7 29 (8.98%) Java
8 19 (5.88%) Perl
8 19 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 15 (4.64%) Python
10 14 (4.33%) VBA
11 8 (2.48%) C++
12 6 (1.86%) C
12 6 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.93%) Groovy
14 3 (0.93%) Jython
14 3 (0.93%) Ruby
15 2 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 53 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 45 (13.93%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.41%) Degree
4 11 (3.41%) MCSE
5 7 (2.17%) MCSA
6 6 (1.86%) ISEB
6 6 (1.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.24%) MCP
9 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.93%) MCITP
10 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.31%) CCNA
11 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) HNC
11 1 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.10%) SLA
2 6 (1.86%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) GDPR
4 2 (0.62%) IFRS
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) SAS 70
System Software
1 121 (37.46%) Active Directory
2 62 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (17.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 50 (15.48%) XenDesktop
5 43 (13.31%) XenApp
6 27 (8.36%) Hyper-V
7 23 (7.12%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (6.81%) vSphere
9 18 (5.57%) BitLocker
9 18 (5.57%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (4.33%) XenServer
11 13 (4.02%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (2.48%) Terminal Services
13 7 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.86%) Docker
15 5 (1.55%) NFS
16 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
17 2 (0.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 2 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 117 (36.22%) SCCM
2 30 (9.29%) SCOM
3 14 (4.33%) Nagios
4 13 (4.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (3.10%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (2.79%) Backup Exec
8 8 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (2.48%) NetBackup
9 7 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.86%) PowerCLI
10 6 (1.86%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.86%) WSUS
11 5 (1.55%) Puppet
11 5 (1.55%) vRealize
12 4 (1.24%) HP ALM
12 4 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 142 (43.96%) Microsoft
2 83 (25.70%) Citrix
3 70 (21.67%) VMware
4 44 (13.62%) HP
5 42 (13.00%) Ivanti
6 27 (8.36%) Cisco
7 22 (6.81%) McAfee
8 16 (4.95%) NetApp
9 15 (4.64%) Dell
10 14 (4.33%) Oracle
10 14 (4.33%) SolarWinds
10 14 (4.33%) Symantec
11 13 (4.02%) 3PAR
11 13 (4.02%) IBM
12 8 (2.48%) Altiris
12 8 (2.48%) CommVault
12 8 (2.48%) EqualLogic
12 8 (2.48%) Remedy
12 8 (2.48%) Veritas
13 7 (2.17%) Tableau