Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 654 544 546
Rank change year-on-year -110 +2 -80
Contract jobs citing VBScript 236 349 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% 0.83% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 192 202
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £262 £263 £200
90th Percentile £496 £538 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -18.75% +21.21% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 9
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £47.83 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.32% - +64.93%
10th Percentile £15.25 £21.87 £22.15
90th Percentile £50.44 £47.83 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.14 £48.25
% change year-on-year -20.05% -52.04% +66.38%

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 44,143 41,839 39,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.39% 42.08% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,979 29,544 26,869
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 744 849
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.03 £16.61 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.45 £52.43 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -101 209 £385 -9.41% 85
UK excluding London -100 137 £325 -18.75% 72
London -50 90 £400 -11.11% 19
South East -8 45 £375 -9.09% 14
North of England -4 30 £325 +9.24% 15
North West +2 23 £325 +13.04% 11
Scotland -11 17 £325 -7.14% 6
Midlands -25 13 £281 -6.56% 20
West Midlands -39 13 £281 -6.56% 10
South West -29 12 £262 -38.35% 4
East of England -33 11 £400 -5.88% 13
Northern Ireland +33 9 £315 -
Yorkshire -4 7 £450 +12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 158 (66.95%) Windows
2 144 (61.02%) PowerShell
3 117 (49.58%) Microsoft
4 100 (42.37%) SCCM
5 81 (34.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 79 (33.47%) Active Directory
6 79 (33.47%) SQL
7 75 (31.78%) VB
8 74 (31.36%) Windows 10
9 73 (30.93%) Citrix
10 70 (29.66%) VMware
11 57 (24.15%) Windows 7
12 53 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (22.46%) Windows Server
13 52 (22.03%) Office 365
14 50 (21.19%) Finance
15 49 (20.76%) MSI
15 49 (20.76%) HP
16 47 (19.92%) SQL Server
16 47 (19.92%) Migration
17 45 (19.07%) Security Cleared
18 44 (18.64%) XenApp
19 43 (18.22%) SC Cleared
20 40 (16.95%) Python
21 39 (16.53%) ITIL
22 35 (14.83%) Ivanti
23 33 (13.98%) Linux
24 30 (12.71%) AdminStudio
24 30 (12.71%) Application Packaging
24 30 (12.71%) Test Automation

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 21 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.78%) Skype for Business
3 12 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (4.66%) IIS
5 9 (3.81%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.12%) CMS
7 5 (2.12%) Drupal
8 4 (1.69%) SAS
9 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.85%) CICS
10 2 (0.85%) Confluence
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.42%) Appian
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 52 (22.03%) Office 365
2 20 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.12%) Akamai
5 5 (2.12%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Apigee
7 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.32%) DNS
2 16 (6.78%) DHCP
3 15 (6.36%) Firewall
4 11 (4.66%) Internet
4 11 (4.66%) SAN
5 9 (3.81%) Skype
6 6 (2.54%) LAN
7 5 (2.12%) WAN
8 4 (1.69%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.27%) VLAN
9 3 (1.27%) VoIP
9 3 (1.27%) VPN
10 2 (0.85%) BGP
10 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.85%) MPLS
10 2 (0.85%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.85%) OSPF
10 2 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.85%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (8.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 21 (8.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (8.05%) MS Access
5 5 (2.12%) MySQL
5 5 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.27%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.85%) DB2
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.85%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 49 (20.76%) MSI
2 30 (12.71%) AdminStudio
3 27 (11.44%) InstallShield
4 23 (9.75%) Selenium
5 15 (6.36%) Wise Package Studio
6 14 (5.93%) JIRA
7 13 (5.51%) HP UFT
7 13 (5.51%) WinDbg
8 12 (5.08%) Git (software)
8 12 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (4.66%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.81%) TestComplete
11 5 (2.12%) JMeter
12 4 (1.69%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.69%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.27%) AutoIt
13 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (1.27%) Subversion
13 3 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (21.19%) Finance
2 17 (7.20%) Banking
2 17 (7.20%) Publishing
3 9 (3.81%) Billing
4 7 (2.97%) Back Office
5 5 (2.12%) Online Betting
5 5 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.69%) Local Government
6 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.69%) Marketing
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Front Office
8 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (22.88%) Applications Packager
2 19 (8.05%) Analyst
2 19 (8.05%) Consultant
3 16 (6.78%) Developer
3 16 (6.78%) Tester
4 15 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (5.51%) Database Specialist
6 12 (5.08%) Administrator
6 12 (5.08%) Infrastructure Support
7 10 (4.24%) Architect
7 10 (4.24%) Deployment Consultant
7 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (3.81%) Automation Tester
8 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 9 (3.81%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (2.97%) SQL Developer
9 7 (2.97%) Test Engineer
9 7 (2.97%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (2.54%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.17%) .NET
2 13 (5.51%) Web Services
3 12 (5.08%) HTML
4 11 (4.66%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.24%) OCX
6 8 (3.39%) XML
7 3 (1.27%) Middleware
7 3 (1.27%) Velocity
8 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.85%) LAMP
8 2 (0.85%) LDAP
8 2 (0.85%) REST
8 2 (0.85%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.85%) WPF
8 2 (0.85%) YAML
9 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.42%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.42%) JSON Schema
9 1 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.97%) Fat Client
4 7 (2.97%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.54%) PKI
5 6 (2.54%) User Experience
6 5 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.85%) NHS
10 1 (0.42%) Clustering
10 1 (0.42%) Handset
10 1 (0.42%) Robotics
10 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 158 (66.95%) Windows
2 74 (31.36%) Windows 10
3 57 (24.15%) Windows 7
4 53 (22.46%) Windows Server
5 33 (13.98%) Linux
6 21 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (8.47%) Ubuntu
7 20 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (7.63%) Unix
9 14 (5.93%) Windows XP
10 13 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (4.24%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.27%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.92%) Migration
2 39 (16.53%) ITIL
3 30 (12.71%) Application Packaging
3 30 (12.71%) Test Automation
4 27 (11.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (10.59%) Application Virtualisation
7 22 (9.32%) Open Source
8 21 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (6.78%) Disk Encryption
9 16 (6.78%) Workflow
10 13 (5.51%) PRINCE2
10 13 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (4.66%) Change Management
11 11 (4.66%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.24%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 10 (4.24%) Personalization
12 10 (4.24%) Software Testing
13 9 (3.81%) Issue Tracking
13 9 (3.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 144 (61.02%) PowerShell
2 79 (33.47%) SQL
3 75 (31.78%) VB
4 40 (16.95%) Python
5 25 (10.59%) T-SQL
6 24 (10.17%) PHP
7 23 (9.75%) JavaScript
8 21 (8.90%) C#
9 17 (7.20%) Java
10 13 (5.51%) R
11 9 (3.81%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.39%) Perl
13 6 (2.54%) C++
14 5 (2.12%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.27%) C
15 3 (1.27%) F#
15 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.27%) VBA
16 2 (0.85%) PL/1
16 2 (0.85%) REXX
Qualifications
1 45 (19.07%) Security Cleared
2 43 (18.22%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.93%) ISEB
3 14 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.51%) ISTQB
5 11 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.39%) MCSE
7 7 (2.97%) MCITP
8 6 (2.54%) Degree
9 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.27%) CCNA
10 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.85%) MCSA
11 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.85%) PMP
11 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.17%) QA
2 12 (5.08%) SLA
3 3 (1.27%) WCAG
4 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.85%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.42%) DO-254
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (34.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 79 (33.47%) Active Directory
3 53 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (18.64%) XenApp
5 22 (9.32%) BitLocker
5 22 (9.32%) Hyper-V
5 22 (9.32%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (3.39%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.69%) vSphere
10 3 (1.27%) Firmware
10 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.85%) ACF2
11 2 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.85%) RACF
12 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 100 (42.37%) SCCM
2 25 (10.59%) HP ALM
3 18 (7.63%) WSUS
4 13 (5.51%) Perfmon
5 8 (3.39%) WMI
6 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.12%) SCOM
8 4 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.85%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.85%) Terraform
11 1 (0.42%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.42%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.42%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 117 (49.58%) Microsoft
2 73 (30.93%) Citrix
3 70 (29.66%) VMware
4 49 (20.76%) HP
5 35 (14.83%) Ivanti
6 19 (8.05%) Cisco
7 15 (6.36%) Oracle
8 13 (5.51%) McAfee
8 13 (5.51%) Symantec
9 11 (4.66%) Altiris
10 9 (3.81%) Xerox
11 7 (2.97%) IBM
11 7 (2.97%) Wyse
12 6 (2.54%) F5
13 5 (2.12%) Computacenter
13 5 (2.12%) Dell
14 4 (1.69%) UiPath
15 3 (1.27%) Adobe
15 3 (1.27%) NetApp
15 3 (1.27%) SAP