Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 582 662 561
Rank change year-on-year +80 -101 -7
Contract jobs citing VBScript 144 241 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 156 187
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +22.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £548 £488 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £341
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.03% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 26
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -61.32% +4.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.81% +23.33% -65.12%

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 27,875 43,117 42,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 43.87% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,950 30,253 29,576
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £325 £324 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 692 765
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.25 £16.80
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

Contractor 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 25 February 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 +58 128 £399 +3.57% 58
UK excluding London +43 87 £375 +11.11% 45
London +117 55 £425 +6.25% 16
South East +70 36 £425 +13.33% 11
Scotland +16 15 £350 - 3
North of England +45 13 £350 +7.69% 15
South West +14 11 £375 -5.66% 4
Midlands +35 9 £313 -3.85% 10
North West +9 9 £363 +11.54% 9
East Midlands +36 5 £300 -0.83% 3
West Midlands +45 4 £375 +9.49% 7
East of England +9 3 £438 - 2
North East - 3 £306 -
Yorkshire +41 1 £440 +1.15% 6

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 103 (71.53%) PowerShell
2 96 (66.67%) Windows
3 76 (52.78%) Microsoft
4 68 (47.22%) Active Directory
5 60 (41.67%) SCCM
6 50 (34.72%) VMware
7 41 (28.47%) VB
7 41 (28.47%) Windows 10
8 40 (27.78%) SQL
9 39 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
11 32 (22.22%) Citrix
12 31 (21.53%) Office 365
12 31 (21.53%) Windows Server
13 30 (20.83%) ITIL
14 27 (18.75%) Finance
14 27 (18.75%) Migration
14 27 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
15 26 (18.06%) Windows 7
16 25 (17.36%) Azure
17 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 24 (16.67%) C#
18 22 (15.28%) .NET
18 22 (15.28%) Application Packaging
18 22 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
20 19 (13.19%) DNS
21 18 (12.50%) HP
21 18 (12.50%) XenApp
21 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.78%) IIS
3 4 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.69%) Drupal
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.08%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.69%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.53%) Office 365
2 25 (17.36%) Azure
3 12 (8.33%) AWS
4 11 (7.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (7.64%) PaaS
5 6 (4.17%) IaaS
5 6 (4.17%) SaaS
6 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.08%) GCP
6 3 (2.08%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.08%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.19%) DNS
2 14 (9.72%) DHCP
3 12 (8.33%) Firewall
4 11 (7.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.25%) SAN
6 7 (4.86%) NetScaler
6 7 (4.86%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.47%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.08%) IPsec
8 3 (2.08%) Network Security
8 3 (2.08%) Skype
8 3 (2.08%) VPN
9 2 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.69%) FTP
10 1 (0.69%) HTTP
10 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.69%) LAN
10 1 (0.69%) SSL
10 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.69%) DTS
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.69%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (11.81%) MSI
2 10 (6.94%) InstallShield
3 7 (4.86%) HP UFT
4 5 (3.47%) WinDbg
4 5 (3.47%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (2.78%) Fiddler
5 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.39%) AdminStudio
6 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.39%) JMeter
6 2 (1.39%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.39%) Selenium
6 2 (1.39%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.39%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.69%) GitLab
7 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.69%) JIRA
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 27 (18.75%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Legal
4 2 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (13.89%) Analyst
2 15 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Server Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) Applications Packager
7 8 (5.56%) Architect
7 8 (5.56%) Consultant
7 8 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Citrix Server Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Active Directory Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Support Technician
10 5 (3.47%) Tester
10 5 (3.47%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.28%) .NET
2 13 (9.03%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.25%) HTML
4 5 (3.47%) XML
5 4 (2.78%) CSS
6 3 (2.08%) Classic ASP
6 3 (2.08%) jQuery
6 3 (2.08%) Node.js
7 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.39%) LAMP
7 2 (1.39%) Web Services
8 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.69%) CGI
8 1 (0.69%) JSON
8 1 (0.69%) LDAP
8 1 (0.69%) LINQ
8 1 (0.69%) SAML
8 1 (0.69%) UDDI
8 1 (0.69%) WinForms
8 1 (0.69%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.94%) Client/Server
2 10 (6.94%) Clustering
3 9 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.86%) PKI
5 6 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.47%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.78%) CMDB
7 4 (2.78%) NHS
8 3 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.08%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.69%) Handset
10 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) Robotics
10 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (66.67%) Windows
2 41 (28.47%) Windows 10
3 31 (21.53%) Windows Server
4 26 (18.06%) Windows 7
5 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.81%) Linux
7 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.78%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.78%) Unix
9 4 (2.78%) VMS
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.69%) Android
11 1 (0.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.69%) Solaris
11 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.83%) ITIL
2 27 (18.75%) Migration
3 22 (15.28%) Application Packaging
3 22 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (9.03%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.33%) Service Management
7 9 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.56%) Change Control
8 8 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.56%) Patch Management
8 8 (5.56%) Release Management
8 8 (5.56%) Robotic Process Automation
8 8 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.86%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.17%) Change Management
10 6 (4.17%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (71.53%) PowerShell
2 41 (28.47%) VB
3 40 (27.78%) SQL
4 24 (16.67%) C#
5 15 (10.42%) Java
6 10 (6.94%) Python
7 7 (4.86%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.86%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.17%) C++
8 6 (4.17%) Perl
9 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.47%) VBA
10 4 (2.78%) C
10 4 (2.78%) Ruby
10 4 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.08%) Go
12 2 (1.39%) PHP
13 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.56%) MCSE
6 7 (4.86%) Degree
7 5 (3.47%) ISEB
7 5 (3.47%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.47%) MCITP
8 4 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) QA
1 4 (2.78%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.08%) NCSC
3 2 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.69%) GDPR
4 1 (0.69%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 68 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 39 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (12.50%) XenApp
5 14 (9.72%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (7.64%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.86%) Terminal Services
8 6 (4.17%) vSphere
9 5 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.78%) DFS Replication
10 4 (2.78%) Xen
11 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
11 3 (2.08%) Docker
11 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.08%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.39%) Firmware
12 2 (1.39%) vCloud
13 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 60 (41.67%) SCCM
2 15 (10.42%) SCOM
3 14 (9.72%) WSUS
4 8 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (4.17%) Ansible
5 6 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
5 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (4.17%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.47%) Perfmon
7 4 (2.78%) HP ALM
7 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.78%) Terraform
7 4 (2.78%) XenMobile
8 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.08%) Nessus
8 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 50 (34.72%) VMware
3 32 (22.22%) Citrix
4 18 (12.50%) HP
5 13 (9.03%) Ivanti
6 9 (6.25%) Symantec
7 8 (5.56%) Lumension
8 6 (4.17%) McAfee
8 6 (4.17%) Oracle
9 5 (3.47%) Cisco
10 4 (2.78%) Bloomberg
10 4 (2.78%) EMC
10 4 (2.78%) Micro Focus
10 4 (2.78%) NetApp
10 4 (2.78%) UiPath
11 3 (2.08%) Apple
11 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
11 3 (2.08%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.08%) GFI Software
11 3 (2.08%) Reuters