Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 492 598 646
Rank change year-on-year +106 +48 -88
Contract jobs citing VBScript 74 192 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.57% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 115 192
Median daily rate £450 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +16.84% -9.06%
10th Percentile £315 £277 £213
90th Percentile £675 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £380 £323
% change year-on-year +13.16% +17.74% -13.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 6
Median hourly rate £27.63 £32.59 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.23% +76.15% -61.32%
10th Percentile £21.61 £15.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £33.54 £47.01 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.22% +10.81% -20.05%

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 15,835 33,930 46,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.75% 41.30% 44.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,312 23,358 32,780
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 690 690
Median hourly rate £37.00 £43.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.95% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.25 £17.50 £16.96
90th Percentile £58.36 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VBScript.

Daily rate trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VBScript.

Hourly rate trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 14 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 4 December 2020. 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 +144 67 £450 +5.88% 16
UK excluding London +153 36 £430 +13.16% 14
London +132 35 £450 - 2
Midlands +75 17 £525 +55.56% 1
West Midlands +65 11 £550 +46.67%
Work from Home -154 10 £450 +2.86% 1
South East +120 7 £315 -26.57% 3
Scotland +59 6 £403 +15.00%
East Midlands +40 6 £355 +13.60% 1
North of England +90 3 £248 -34.00% 6
South West +88 2 £320 -8.57% 1
North West +60 2 £120 -65.71% 5
East of England +78 1 £500 +14.29% 3
Yorkshire +53 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 54 (72.97%) PowerShell
2 41 (55.41%) Microsoft
3 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
4 29 (39.19%) Windows
5 27 (36.49%) SQL
6 25 (33.78%) VB
7 24 (32.43%) .NET
8 22 (29.73%) JavaScript
9 21 (28.38%) Migration
10 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
11 18 (24.32%) C#
12 16 (21.62%) SCCM
13 15 (20.27%) SharePoint
14 14 (18.92%) DNS
14 14 (18.92%) Unix
15 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
15 13 (17.57%) HTML
15 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
15 13 (17.57%) Finance
15 13 (17.57%) MSI
16 12 (16.22%) Citrix
16 12 (16.22%) VMware
16 12 (16.22%) CSS
16 12 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (14.86%) Azure
17 11 (14.86%) Office 365
17 11 (14.86%) XML
17 11 (14.86%) Oracle
17 11 (14.86%) VB.NET
17 11 (14.86%) Configuration Management

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 15 (20.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.81%) IIS
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (6.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) InfoPath
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Azure
1 11 (14.86%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) AWS
4 1 (1.35%) IaaS
4 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.35%) PaaS
4 1 (1.35%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) DNS
2 8 (10.81%) DHCP
3 6 (8.11%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.70%) WAAS
5 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.35%) Firewall
5 1 (1.35%) FTP
5 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.35%) NAS
5 1 (1.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.35%) Skype
5 1 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.35%) DataStage
6 1 (1.35%) dBASE
6 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.35%) Power BI
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.35%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) MSI
1 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.81%) Hudson
3 7 (9.46%) AdminStudio
4 6 (8.11%) Subversion
5 5 (6.76%) Ant
6 4 (5.41%) InstallShield
7 3 (4.05%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.35%) Cypress.io
8 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.35%) JMeter
8 1 (1.35%) JUnit
8 1 (1.35%) MSTest
8 1 (1.35%) NUnit
8 1 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.35%) Selenium
8 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.35%) Toad
8 1 (1.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.05%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) German Language
4 1 (1.35%) International Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (16.22%) Developer
2 11 (14.86%) Consultant
3 8 (10.81%) Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Applications Packager
5 6 (8.11%) SharePoint Consultant
6 5 (6.76%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Integration Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Systems Integration Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Tester
8 3 (4.05%) Active Directory Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Administrator
9 2 (2.70%) SCCM Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) SCCM Expert
9 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.43%) .NET
2 13 (17.57%) HTML
3 12 (16.22%) CSS
4 11 (14.86%) XML
5 9 (12.16%) jQuery
6 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
6 6 (8.11%) SOAP
7 5 (6.76%) JMS
7 5 (6.76%) Middleware
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (4.05%) Spring
9 2 (2.70%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (2.70%) Web Services
10 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.35%) COM
10 1 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (1.35%) JMX
10 1 (1.35%) JSON
10 1 (1.35%) Kafka
10 1 (1.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.41%) CMDB
4 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.35%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) PACS
6 1 (1.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.19%) Windows
2 14 (18.92%) Unix
3 10 (13.51%) Windows 10
4 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
5 7 (9.46%) Linux
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Migration
2 11 (14.86%) Change Management
2 11 (14.86%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (12.16%) Workflow
4 8 (10.81%) Application Packaging
4 8 (10.81%) ETL
4 8 (10.81%) ITIL
4 8 (10.81%) Patch Management
5 7 (9.46%) DevOps
5 7 (9.46%) Network Management
5 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.11%) Information Security
6 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.11%) SOA
6 6 (8.11%) Software Deployment
6 6 (8.11%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 54 (72.97%) PowerShell
2 27 (36.49%) SQL
3 25 (33.78%) VB
4 22 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 18 (24.32%) C#
6 11 (14.86%) VB.NET
7 10 (13.51%) Java
8 8 (10.81%) Python
9 6 (8.11%) PL/SQL
10 5 (6.76%) Perl
11 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.70%) C
12 2 (2.70%) C++
12 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.70%) VBA
13 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.35%) Ruby
13 1 (1.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.76%) Degree
6 3 (4.05%) MCSD
7 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.70%) CISA
7 2 (2.70%) CISSP
7 2 (2.70%) MCSE
7 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.35%) CCNA
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.35%) MCP
8 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) COREP
2 1 (1.35%) CRD IV
2 1 (1.35%) DICOM
2 1 (1.35%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.41%) vSphere
5 3 (4.05%) XenApp
6 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (1.35%) Firmware
7 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.35%) NFS
7 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (21.62%) SCCM
2 6 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (6.76%) SCOM
4 3 (4.05%) RSA Archer
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.70%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.35%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.35%) Grafana
6 1 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.35%) MOM
6 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.35%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.35%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.35%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.35%) vRealize
6 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (55.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.22%) Citrix
2 12 (16.22%) VMware
3 11 (14.86%) Oracle
4 4 (5.41%) Ivanti
5 2 (2.70%) Altiris
5 2 (2.70%) Dell
5 2 (2.70%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) BMC
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco
6 1 (1.35%) Cognos
6 1 (1.35%) EMC
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) IBM
6 1 (1.35%) Informatica
6 1 (1.35%) McAfee
6 1 (1.35%) Teradata
6 1 (1.35%) Veritas