Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 558 418
Rank change year-on-year -12 -140 +21
Contract jobs citing VBScript 333 284 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 0.72% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 168 378
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £249
90th Percentile £502 £479 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 21
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.78% -30.77% +54.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.15 £21.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £27.65 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.65 £22.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year -43.78% -28.00% +48.81%

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 45,294 39,609 42,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.78% 41.60% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,703 27,148 29,163
UK median daily rate £463 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 807 928
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.63 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.27% +12.00% +7.14%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -7 300 £375 +7.14% 29
UK excluding London +2 202 £325 - 26
London -5 127 £425 +16.44% 9
South East -3 53 £350 +2.94% 6
North of England +21 52 £349 -3.72% 3
North West +23 47 £349 +7.38%
Midlands -14 31 £280 +12.00% 6
Scotland -43 24 £285 -18.57% 5
South West +2 18 £225 -40.00% 3
East of England -7 18 £350 -15.15% 2
West Midlands -8 16 £288 -14.88% 3
East Midlands -13 15 £235 -6.00% 3
Wales -8 6 £450 +16.13% 1
Yorkshire -22 4 - -
Northern Ireland +14 1 - -
North East -1 1 £300 -37.50% 3

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 224 (67.27%) PowerShell
2 203 (60.96%) Windows
3 162 (48.65%) Microsoft
4 141 (42.34%) SQL
5 130 (39.04%) Active Directory
6 124 (37.24%) VB
7 115 (34.53%) SCCM
8 93 (27.93%) Windows Server
9 90 (27.03%) Citrix
10 85 (25.53%) VMware
11 84 (25.23%) Windows 10
12 75 (22.52%) SQL Server
13 70 (21.02%) Finance
13 70 (21.02%) Windows 7
14 69 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 69 (20.72%) Microsoft App-V
15 57 (17.12%) Security Cleared
16 56 (16.82%) C#
17 55 (16.52%) XenApp
18 54 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 54 (16.22%) .NET
19 53 (15.92%) MSI
19 53 (15.92%) XenDesktop
20 52 (15.62%) DNS
20 52 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 49 (14.71%) SC Cleared
22 48 (14.41%) Migration
23 45 (13.51%) DHCP
23 45 (13.51%) Ivanti
24 42 (12.61%) Office 365

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 37 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.51%) IIS
3 19 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.80%) CMS
4 16 (4.80%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.50%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.40%) Drupal
7 8 (2.40%) OpenEdge
7 8 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.50%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.20%) EPiServer
9 4 (1.20%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.20%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.60%) Confluence
11 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.60%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 21 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Visualfiles
2 7 (2.10%) Elite 3E
3 4 (1.20%) DELMIA
4 3 (0.90%) HFM
5 1 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.61%) Office 365
2 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.90%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.90%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (0.60%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.60%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) G Suite
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (15.62%) DNS
2 45 (13.51%) DHCP
3 23 (6.91%) SAN
4 19 (5.71%) Firewall
5 18 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 16 (4.80%) Internet
7 12 (3.60%) LAN
8 9 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 7 (2.10%) Skype
10 6 (1.80%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.80%) VPN
11 5 (1.50%) WAN
11 5 (1.50%) Wireless
12 4 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.20%) NAS
12 4 (1.20%) VLAN
13 3 (0.90%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.90%) WebEx
14 2 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (2.40%) MySQL
6 8 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.80%) OLAP
9 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.90%) Essbase
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.90%) MOLAP
11 3 (0.90%) OLTP
12 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (15.92%) MSI
2 30 (9.01%) Selenium
3 22 (6.61%) AdminStudio
4 19 (5.71%) HP UFT
5 16 (4.80%) JIRA
5 16 (4.80%) SoapUI
6 14 (4.20%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.60%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.30%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.10%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.80%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.80%) Zephyr
11 5 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.20%) JMeter
12 4 (1.20%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.20%) WinDbg
13 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.90%) InstallShield
14 2 (0.60%) TestComplete
General
1 70 (21.02%) Finance
2 19 (5.71%) Publishing
3 18 (5.41%) Banking
4 12 (3.60%) Legal
5 11 (3.30%) Back Office
6 8 (2.40%) Electronics
6 8 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.10%) Retail
8 5 (1.50%) Marketing
9 4 (1.20%) Law
9 4 (1.20%) Local Government
9 4 (1.20%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.90%) Advertising
10 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) French Language
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 48 (14.41%) Analyst
2 33 (9.91%) Developer
3 25 (7.51%) Applications Packager
3 25 (7.51%) Tester
4 24 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (6.31%) Administrator
6 20 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (4.80%) Architect
8 15 (4.50%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.20%) Consultant
10 13 (3.90%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.30%) Automation Tester
11 11 (3.30%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.00%) Integration Engineer
12 10 (3.00%) Server Engineer
13 9 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (2.70%) Citrix Support
14 8 (2.40%) SCCM Engineer
14 8 (2.40%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (16.22%) .NET
2 22 (6.61%) HTML
3 14 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 12 (3.60%) XML
5 9 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.80%) JSP
7 5 (1.50%) Classic ASP
7 5 (1.50%) JSON
7 5 (1.50%) Web Services
7 5 (1.50%) WPF
8 4 (1.20%) CSS
8 4 (1.20%) DHTML
8 4 (1.20%) OCX
8 4 (1.20%) SOAP
8 4 (1.20%) WSH
9 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.90%) HTML5
9 3 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.90%) Velocity
9 3 (0.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.91%) PKI
3 17 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.80%) Clustering
5 11 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.70%) Replication
7 8 (2.40%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.40%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.80%) User Experience
9 5 (1.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.20%) EPoS
10 4 (1.20%) Robotics
10 4 (1.20%) Wiki
11 3 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 203 (60.96%) Windows
2 93 (27.93%) Windows Server
3 84 (25.23%) Windows 10
4 70 (21.02%) Windows 7
5 54 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (6.01%) Linux
8 20 (6.01%) Unix
9 7 (2.10%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.10%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.10%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.50%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.60%) Android
12 2 (0.60%) CentOS
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.30%) VMS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.41%) Migration
2 41 (12.31%) Application Packaging
3 38 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (11.41%) Test Automation
4 37 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (9.01%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (8.41%) ITIL
7 23 (6.91%) Deployment Automation
8 21 (6.31%) Application Virtualisation
9 19 (5.71%) Software Distribution
10 16 (4.80%) Software Delivery
10 16 (4.80%) Test Strategy
10 16 (4.80%) Workflow
11 15 (4.50%) SDLC
11 15 (4.50%) Test Scripting
12 13 (3.90%) API Testing
12 13 (3.90%) Change Management
12 13 (3.90%) Scrum
13 12 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.60%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (67.27%) PowerShell
2 141 (42.34%) SQL
3 124 (37.24%) VB
4 56 (16.82%) C#
5 38 (11.41%) T-SQL
6 32 (9.61%) Java
7 30 (9.01%) JavaScript
8 18 (5.41%) Python
9 17 (5.11%) VB.NET
10 14 (4.20%) Perl
11 12 (3.60%) PL/SQL
11 12 (3.60%) VBA
12 10 (3.00%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.80%) C++
14 5 (1.50%) C
15 3 (0.90%) Jython
16 2 (0.60%) XAML
17 1 (0.30%) PL/1
17 1 (0.30%) REXX
Qualifications
1 57 (17.12%) Security Cleared
2 49 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 35 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.20%) MCSE
5 12 (3.60%) ISEB
6 9 (2.70%) Degree
7 7 (2.10%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.10%) MCITP
8 6 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.50%) MCSA
10 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.20%) HNC
10 4 (1.20%) MCP
11 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.60%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.41%) QA
2 14 (4.20%) SLA
3 7 (2.10%) WCAG
4 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.90%) GDPR
5 3 (0.90%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.30%) IFRS
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) SAS 70
System Software
1 130 (39.04%) Active Directory
2 69 (20.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 69 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (16.52%) XenApp
4 53 (15.92%) XenDesktop
5 33 (9.91%) Hyper-V
6 28 (8.41%) vSphere
7 18 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (5.11%) XenServer
9 16 (4.80%) BitLocker
9 16 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (4.50%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (3.30%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.80%) Docker
12 6 (1.80%) Xen
13 5 (1.50%) NFS
14 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 115 (34.53%) SCCM
2 23 (6.91%) SCOM
3 19 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (5.71%) WSUS
4 16 (4.80%) WMI
5 9 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.80%) Nagios
6 6 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.80%) PowerCLI
7 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.50%) Puppet
7 5 (1.50%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.50%) vRealize
8 4 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.20%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 162 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 90 (27.03%) Citrix
3 85 (25.53%) VMware
4 45 (13.51%) Ivanti
5 41 (12.31%) HP
6 25 (7.51%) Cisco
7 24 (7.21%) Oracle
8 20 (6.01%) McAfee
9 12 (3.60%) Dell
9 12 (3.60%) NetApp
10 11 (3.30%) IBM
11 10 (3.00%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.70%) 3PAR
13 8 (2.40%) Remedy
14 7 (2.10%) Aderant
14 7 (2.10%) SAP
14 7 (2.10%) Symantec
15 6 (1.80%) Blue Prism
15 6 (1.80%) CyberArk
15 6 (1.80%) EMC