Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 570 444
Rank change year-on-year -50 -126 +10
Contract jobs citing VBScript 276 315 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.76% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 163 348
UK median daily rate £360 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.81% -0.34%
10th Percentile £235 £236 £227
90th Percentile £500 £494 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £343
% change year-on-year -13.33% +9.49% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 21
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +38.46% +54.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.14 £30.75
% change year-on-year -20.05% -24.75% +46.43%

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 45,725 41,468 42,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.49% 41.85% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,174 28,635 29,215
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 776 913
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.41 £15.79 £14.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% +7.33% +1.35%

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 26 September 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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 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 -26 255 £360 -6.19% 59
UK excluding London -38 171 £325 -13.33% 48
London -20 103 £400 +5.26% 15
South East +1 61 £370 -20.00% 13
North of England -10 32 £349 +7.38% 8
North West -2 28 £349 +17.31% 5
Midlands -33 25 £275 +10.00% 10
South West -8 18 £225 -47.06% 1
West Midlands -21 18 £275 -15.38% 6
East of England -20 15 £350 -22.22% 12
Scotland -35 15 £305 -12.86% 4
East Midlands -1 7 £289 +15.50% 4
Wales -14 5 £450 -
Yorkshire -16 4 £450 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 191 (69.20%) Windows
2 178 (64.49%) PowerShell
3 140 (50.72%) Microsoft
4 106 (38.41%) Active Directory
5 103 (37.32%) SQL
6 101 (36.59%) VB
7 100 (36.23%) SCCM
8 87 (31.52%) Windows 10
9 82 (29.71%) VMware
10 80 (28.99%) Citrix
11 79 (28.62%) Windows Server
12 76 (27.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 67 (24.28%) Finance
14 66 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 59 (21.38%) Windows 7
16 55 (19.93%) XenApp
17 54 (19.57%) SQL Server
18 50 (18.12%) Migration
18 50 (18.12%) Office 365
19 46 (16.67%) MSI
20 43 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
21 40 (14.49%) Test Automation
21 40 (14.49%) C#
22 39 (14.13%) MS Exchange
22 39 (14.13%) Security Cleared
23 38 (13.77%) XenDesktop
23 38 (13.77%) Application Packaging
23 38 (13.77%) DNS
24 37 (13.41%) Java
25 36 (13.04%) Ivanti

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 39 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.97%) Skype for Business
3 17 (6.16%) IIS
4 16 (5.80%) CMS
4 16 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.35%) Drupal
6 10 (3.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (3.62%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.17%) OpenEdge
8 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.45%) LiveCycle
8 4 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.45%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.09%) Confluence
9 3 (1.09%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.72%) CICS
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Visualfiles
2 5 (1.81%) Elite 3E
3 3 (1.09%) HFM
4 1 (0.36%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 50 (18.12%) Office 365
2 32 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.81%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.45%) BrowserStack
6 4 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.72%) Akamai
7 2 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.72%) GitHub
7 2 (0.72%) IaaS
7 2 (0.72%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.36%) G Suite
8 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.77%) DNS
2 28 (10.14%) DHCP
3 21 (7.61%) Firewall
4 17 (6.16%) Internet
5 14 (5.07%) SAN
5 14 (5.07%) TCP/IP
6 13 (4.71%) Skype
7 10 (3.62%) LAN
8 7 (2.54%) VLAN
9 5 (1.81%) VPN
9 5 (1.81%) WAN
10 4 (1.45%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.09%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.09%) NAS
11 3 (1.09%) WebEx
12 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.99%) MySQL
2 11 (3.99%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.45%) OLAP
7 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.09%) Essbase
8 3 (1.09%) MOLAP
9 2 (0.72%) Big Data
9 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.72%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 46 (16.67%) MSI
2 34 (12.32%) Selenium
3 23 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 22 (7.97%) AdminStudio
5 18 (6.52%) SoapUI
6 15 (5.43%) JIRA
7 14 (5.07%) Jenkins
8 12 (4.35%) WebDriver
9 11 (3.99%) InstallShield
10 9 (3.26%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.26%) LoadRunner
11 8 (2.90%) Zephyr
12 7 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (2.54%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.54%) WinDbg
13 6 (2.17%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (1.81%) Git (software)
15 4 (1.45%) Subversion
15 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (1.09%) JMeter
General
1 67 (24.28%) Finance
2 16 (5.80%) Publishing
3 12 (4.35%) Back Office
3 12 (4.35%) Banking
4 10 (3.62%) Electronics
4 10 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.26%) Legal
5 9 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.54%) Marketing
6 7 (2.54%) Online Betting
7 4 (1.45%) Retail
8 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.09%) Law
9 2 (0.72%) Advertising
9 2 (0.72%) Billing
9 2 (0.72%) Front Office
9 2 (0.72%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (15.58%) Analyst
2 33 (11.96%) Applications Packager
3 25 (9.06%) Developer
4 24 (8.70%) Tester
5 23 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
7 13 (4.71%) Architect
7 13 (4.71%) Consultant
7 13 (4.71%) Support Engineer
8 12 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
8 12 (4.35%) Test Analyst
9 11 (3.99%) Administrator
9 11 (3.99%) Automation Tester
9 11 (3.99%) Citrix Support
10 10 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 10 (3.62%) Citrix Analyst
10 10 (3.62%) Citrix Support Analyst
11 9 (3.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 9 (3.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.68%) .NET
2 19 (6.88%) HTML
3 13 (4.71%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.62%) Web Services
5 6 (2.17%) JSP
5 6 (2.17%) XML
6 5 (1.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.81%) DHTML
6 5 (1.81%) OCX
7 4 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (1.45%) SOAP
7 4 (1.45%) Velocity
7 4 (1.45%) WCF
7 4 (1.45%) WPF
7 4 (1.45%) WSH
8 3 (1.09%) LAMP
8 3 (1.09%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.99%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.99%) PKI
3 10 (3.62%) User Experience
4 9 (3.26%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.26%) Clustering
5 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.81%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.81%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.81%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.09%) Replication
7 3 (1.09%) Robotics
7 3 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.72%) CMDB
8 2 (0.72%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 191 (69.20%) Windows
2 87 (31.52%) Windows 10
3 79 (28.62%) Windows Server
4 59 (21.38%) Windows 7
5 35 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (5.80%) Unix
9 15 (5.43%) Linux
10 7 (2.54%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.72%) Android
14 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.36%) CentOS
15 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.12%) Migration
2 43 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.49%) Test Automation
4 38 (13.77%) Application Packaging
5 34 (12.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 34 (12.32%) ITIL
6 30 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (9.06%) Application Virtualisation
9 22 (7.97%) SDLC
10 18 (6.52%) Test Strategy
11 17 (6.16%) Test Scripting
11 17 (6.16%) Workflow
12 16 (5.80%) API Testing
13 15 (5.43%) BDD
13 15 (5.43%) Change Management
14 14 (5.07%) Scrum
15 13 (4.71%) Defect Management
15 13 (4.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 13 (4.71%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (64.49%) PowerShell
2 103 (37.32%) SQL
3 101 (36.59%) VB
4 40 (14.49%) C#
5 37 (13.41%) Java
6 25 (9.06%) T-SQL
7 21 (7.61%) JavaScript
8 17 (6.16%) Python
9 15 (5.43%) Perl
10 12 (4.35%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.62%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.90%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.54%) C++
13 7 (2.54%) VBA
14 3 (1.09%) C
14 3 (1.09%) F#
14 3 (1.09%) Jython
15 2 (0.72%) COBOL
15 2 (0.72%) REXX
Qualifications
1 39 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.07%) ISEB
5 13 (4.71%) MCSE
6 8 (2.90%) Degree
7 7 (2.54%) MCITP
8 6 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.81%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.45%) HNC
10 4 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.45%) MCP
10 4 (1.45%) MCSA
11 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.72%) CCNA
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.97%) QA
2 15 (5.43%) SLA
3 9 (3.26%) WCAG
4 5 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.09%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.36%) IFRS
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) SAS 70
System Software
1 106 (38.41%) Active Directory
2 76 (27.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 66 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (19.93%) XenApp
5 38 (13.77%) XenDesktop
6 29 (10.51%) Hyper-V
7 19 (6.88%) BitLocker
8 16 (5.80%) vSphere
9 11 (3.99%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (2.54%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (2.54%) XenServer
12 6 (2.17%) Xen
13 5 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (1.45%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.72%) ACF2
15 2 (0.72%) RACF
16 1 (0.36%) Docker
16 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 100 (36.23%) SCCM
2 19 (6.88%) WMI
3 18 (6.52%) WSUS
4 13 (4.71%) SCOM
5 10 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (2.54%) Perfmon
8 6 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (1.45%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.45%) HP ALM
10 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.72%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 140 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 82 (29.71%) VMware
3 80 (28.99%) Citrix
4 36 (13.04%) Ivanti
5 35 (12.68%) HP
6 25 (9.06%) Oracle
7 18 (6.52%) Cisco
8 16 (5.80%) McAfee
9 13 (4.71%) IBM
10 11 (3.99%) Dell
11 9 (3.26%) Symantec
12 7 (2.54%) Altiris
13 6 (2.17%) CyberArk
13 6 (2.17%) NetApp
13 6 (2.17%) SAP
13 6 (2.17%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.81%) Aderant
14 5 (1.81%) Adobe
14 5 (1.81%) Wyse
15 4 (1.45%) Remedy