Period
to 19 August 2017

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 August 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 418 435
Rank change year-on-year -147 +17 -85
Contract jobs citing VBScript 300 616 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 1.45% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 386 312
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £235 £240 £220
90th Percentile £494 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.57% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 34
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +42.86% -17.27%
10th Percentile £21.09 £21.00 £18.05
90th Percentile £47.83 £40.00 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £31.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.95% +37.36% -11.80%

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 40524 42556 42426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.03% 39.22% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27858 29250 28187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 909 905
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.73%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.46 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 15 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 August 2017. 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 -116 268 £375 - 25
UK excluding London -131 181 £375 +7.14% 18
London -20 113 £375 -11.76% 7
South East -94 51 £438 +16.67% 4
Midlands +43 39 £250 -23.08% 3
East of England +9 27 £438 +11.11% 1
Scotland -51 27 £350 -1.41%
East Midlands -18 20 £250 - 3
West Midlands +55 19 £338 -13.40%
South West -21 18 £375 +18.11% 2
North of England +13 17 £375 +20.97% 8
North West +38 10 £325 -23.53% 6
Yorkshire +20 6 £400 +6.67% 1
Wales +4 2 £450 +18.42%
North East +4 1 £480 +62.16% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 203 (67.67%) Windows
2 191 (63.67%) PowerShell
3 141 (47.00%) Microsoft
4 108 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 90 (30.00%) SQL
5 90 (30.00%) SCCM
6 74 (24.67%) C#
7 73 (24.33%) VMware
8 72 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (23.67%) Finance
10 69 (23.00%) VB
11 68 (22.67%) Windows Server
12 65 (21.67%) .NET
13 61 (20.33%) SQL Server
14 60 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 59 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
16 58 (19.33%) HP
17 56 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 55 (18.33%) Security Cleared
19 53 (17.67%) Windows 7
19 53 (17.67%) Windows 10
20 52 (17.33%) Linux
21 50 (16.67%) ITIL
22 49 (16.33%) JavaScript
23 47 (15.67%) Citrix
24 42 (14.00%) Java
25 39 (13.00%) SC Cleared
26 38 (12.67%) Migration
27 36 (12.00%) IIS
28 35 (11.67%) MS Exchange

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 36 (12.00%) IIS
2 35 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.67%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.00%) Skype for Business
5 15 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (4.67%) SAS
7 10 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.00%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.67%) Apache
12 5 (1.67%) CMS
13 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.33%) Confluence
14 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 34 (11.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (9.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.33%) Office 365
2 22 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (3.67%) OneDrive
4 10 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.00%) GitHub
6 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.67%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.67%) DNS
2 28 (9.33%) Firewall
3 26 (8.67%) DHCP
3 26 (8.67%) TCP/IP
4 23 (7.67%) LAN
4 23 (7.67%) SAN
5 17 (5.67%) Skype
6 12 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (3.33%) Wireless
8 9 (3.00%) NAS
9 7 (2.33%) VPN
9 7 (2.33%) WAN
10 6 (2.00%) Kerberos
10 6 (2.00%) PuTTY
10 6 (2.00%) WinSCP
11 5 (1.67%) Network Security
12 4 (1.33%) LDAP
13 3 (1.00%) FTP
13 3 (1.00%) HTTP
13 3 (1.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (4.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 14 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.67%) Star Schema
6 13 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.00%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.33%) MySQL
10 6 (2.00%) MS Access
10 6 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.67%) OLTP
11 5 (1.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (9.67%) MSI
2 27 (9.00%) Selenium
3 22 (7.33%) HP UFT
4 16 (5.33%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.33%) TeamCity
6 12 (4.00%) JIRA
7 10 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 10 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 10 (3.33%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.00%) InstallShield
8 9 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.67%) SpecFlow
10 7 (2.33%) Ant
10 7 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (2.33%) TestNG
10 7 (2.33%) Wise Package Studio
11 6 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 71 (23.67%) Finance
2 25 (8.33%) Banking
3 13 (4.33%) Retail
4 9 (3.00%) Publishing
5 5 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.00%) Advertising
6 3 (1.00%) Back Office
6 3 (1.00%) Front Office
6 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.67%) Electronics
7 2 (0.67%) Local Government
7 2 (0.67%) Marketing
7 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (16.00%) Developer
2 40 (13.33%) Analyst
3 28 (9.33%) Consultant
4 24 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 21 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (6.00%) C# Developer
7 15 (5.00%) Test Analyst
8 14 (4.67%) Applications Packager
8 14 (4.67%) Data Engineer
8 14 (4.67%) Security Engineer
9 13 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.67%) Senior Data Engineer
10 11 (3.67%) Tester
11 10 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.33%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.33%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (2.67%) Administrator
12 8 (2.67%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (2.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (21.67%) .NET
2 31 (10.33%) XML
3 24 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 24 (8.00%) HTML
4 19 (6.33%) Web Services
5 17 (5.67%) REST
6 13 (4.33%) CSS
7 12 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 10 (3.33%) HTML5
9 9 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (2.33%) WCF
10 7 (2.33%) WSH
11 6 (2.00%) CSS3
12 5 (1.67%) DHTML
12 5 (1.67%) jQuery
12 5 (1.67%) XSLT
13 4 (1.33%) ADO.NET
13 4 (1.33%) SOAP
13 4 (1.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.00%) EPoS
3 11 (3.67%) CESG
3 11 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.33%) User Experience
5 9 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.33%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.00%) PMI
8 5 (1.67%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.33%) Derivative
9 4 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.33%) STB
10 3 (1.00%) Clustering
10 3 (1.00%) PKI
10 3 (1.00%) Replication
11 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 203 (67.67%) Windows
2 72 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 68 (22.67%) Windows Server
4 60 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (17.67%) Windows 10
5 53 (17.67%) Windows 7
6 52 (17.33%) Linux
7 25 (8.33%) Unix
8 22 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.67%) AIX
10 11 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 10 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.33%) Solaris
12 9 (3.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (2.00%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.33%) Android
14 4 (1.33%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.67%) ITIL
3 38 (12.67%) Migration
4 32 (10.67%) Application Packaging
5 27 (9.00%) Test Automation
6 25 (8.33%) ETL
6 25 (8.33%) Scrum
7 23 (7.67%) Test Scripting
8 19 (6.33%) Task Automation
9 18 (6.00%) Data Integration
10 17 (5.67%) Configuration Management
10 17 (5.67%) ITIL V3
10 17 (5.67%) Patch Management
11 15 (5.00%) Release Management
12 14 (4.67%) Data Analysis
12 14 (4.67%) SQL Optimisation
12 14 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (4.67%) Validation
13 13 (4.33%) MVC
13 13 (4.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 191 (63.67%) PowerShell
2 90 (30.00%) SQL
3 74 (24.67%) C#
4 69 (23.00%) VB
5 49 (16.33%) JavaScript
6 42 (14.00%) Java
7 26 (8.67%) T-SQL
8 16 (5.33%) Perl
9 15 (5.00%) VB.NET
10 14 (4.67%) AWK
10 14 (4.67%) SAS Macro
10 14 (4.67%) sed
11 10 (3.33%) VBA
12 9 (3.00%) F#
13 8 (2.67%) Python
14 7 (2.33%) C
15 6 (2.00%) C++
16 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
17 4 (1.33%) REXX
17 4 (1.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 39 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.67%) Degree
5 13 (4.33%) MCSE
6 12 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (3.33%) ISEB
8 9 (3.00%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.33%) CISSP
9 7 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (2.00%) MCP
10 6 (2.00%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.00%) MCSA
13 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.67%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.00%) QA
3 5 (1.67%) PMO
4 2 (0.67%) IFRS
4 2 (0.67%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) MiFID
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 56 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (11.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 26 (8.67%) XenApp
5 21 (7.00%) XenDesktop
6 14 (4.67%) BitLocker
6 14 (4.67%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (4.33%) vSphere
8 6 (2.00%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.00%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.67%) Docker
10 2 (0.67%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 90 (30.00%) SCCM
2 19 (6.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (5.33%) WSUS
4 14 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (4.00%) BladeLogic
6 11 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (3.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (3.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (2.67%) PowerCLI
8 8 (2.67%) SCOM
8 8 (2.67%) vRealize
9 7 (2.33%) WMI
10 5 (1.67%) Control-M
10 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (1.67%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.33%) Puppet
11 4 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 141 (47.00%) Microsoft
2 73 (24.33%) VMware
3 58 (19.33%) HP
4 47 (15.67%) Citrix
5 25 (8.33%) Symantec
6 24 (8.00%) Altiris
6 24 (8.00%) Oracle
7 19 (6.33%) Red Hat
8 18 (6.00%) Dell
9 15 (5.00%) BMC
10 14 (4.67%) Greenplum
10 14 (4.67%) LANDesk
10 14 (4.67%) McAfee
11 10 (3.33%) AppSense
11 10 (3.33%) Tripwire
12 9 (3.00%) NetApp
12 9 (3.00%) Sophos
13 8 (2.67%) IBM
14 6 (2.00%) Lotus
14 6 (2.00%) Splunk