Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 617 574 582
Rank change year-on-year -43 +8 -159
Contract jobs citing VBScript 220 339 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 209 164
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £245 £218
90th Percentile £519 £505 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 3
UK median hourly rate £39.18 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +84.44% -30.77%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.25 £16.15
90th Percentile £47.01 £47.83 £27.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £13.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year +57.32% -38.56% -28.00%

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 39,526 45,400 39,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.58% 43.80% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,377 31,757 27,025
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.11% +4.08%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 788 810
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%
10th Percentile £20.23 £16.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.88 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.42% -1.51% +10.67%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -39 208 £375 - 70
UK excluding London -38 142 £363 +11.54% 58
London -15 68 £435 +2.35% 15
South East +26 48 £394 +7.88% 9
North of England +8 32 £338 -3.30% 11
Midlands +10 26 £356 +27.23% 13
North West -2 22 £325 -6.88% 8
South West -23 17 £350 +40.00% 15
East of England +1 13 £363 +3.57% 7
East Midlands +20 12 £338 +43.62% 3
West Midlands +16 12 £375 +30.43% 10
Yorkshire +29 10 £363 - 3
Scotland +10 6 £375 +31.58% 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 138 (62.73%) PowerShell
2 137 (62.27%) Windows
3 92 (41.82%) Microsoft
4 90 (40.91%) Active Directory
5 78 (35.45%) SCCM
6 67 (30.45%) Windows Server
7 64 (29.09%) VB
8 62 (28.18%) Windows 7
9 57 (25.91%) Windows 10
10 56 (25.45%) VMware
11 55 (25.00%) SQL
12 47 (21.36%) ITIL
13 46 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
15 41 (18.64%) Citrix
15 41 (18.64%) Finance
16 39 (17.73%) DNS
17 36 (16.36%) .NET
17 36 (16.36%) Microsoft App-V
18 35 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 34 (15.45%) DHCP
19 34 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
20 33 (15.00%) MSI
20 33 (15.00%) C#
20 33 (15.00%) Office 365
21 32 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
23 30 (13.64%) Python
24 28 (12.73%) XenApp
25 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Excel

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 20 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.00%) Confluence
4 9 (4.09%) IIS
4 9 (4.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.27%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.82%) Camtasia
4 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.45%) HFM
2 1 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.00%) Office 365
2 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.82%) PaaS
6 3 (1.36%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.91%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.73%) DNS
2 34 (15.45%) DHCP
3 17 (7.73%) SAN
4 11 (5.00%) Skype
5 10 (4.55%) Firewall
6 9 (4.09%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.18%) HTTP
7 7 (3.18%) SMTP
8 6 (2.73%) NAS
8 6 (2.73%) SNMP
9 5 (2.27%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.82%) LAN
10 4 (1.82%) WAN
10 4 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.36%) Broadband
11 3 (1.36%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.36%) VoIP
12 2 (0.91%) FTP
12 2 (0.91%) Wireless
13 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.09%) MS Access
2 9 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.73%) MySQL
3 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.82%) Big Data
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.82%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.91%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (15.00%) MSI
2 19 (8.64%) InstallShield
3 16 (7.27%) JIRA
3 16 (7.27%) Selenium
4 13 (5.91%) HP UFT
5 12 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 10 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.64%) AdminStudio
7 8 (3.64%) Bitbucket
8 7 (3.18%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.18%) WinDbg
9 6 (2.73%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.82%) JMeter
11 4 (1.82%) Subversion
11 4 (1.82%) TortoiseSVN
11 4 (1.82%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.82%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.36%) Maven
General
1 41 (18.64%) Finance
2 15 (6.82%) Retail
3 10 (4.55%) Banking
4 7 (3.18%) Legal
4 7 (3.18%) Publishing
5 4 (1.82%) Back Office
5 4 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.82%) Online Betting
5 4 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.36%) Billing
7 2 (0.91%) Advertising
7 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (14.55%) Applications Packager
2 30 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (12.27%) Developer
4 21 (9.55%) Analyst
5 12 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (5.45%) Consultant
5 12 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 11 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.09%) Tester
7 9 (4.09%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (3.64%) Applications Support
8 8 (3.64%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.18%) Automation Tester
9 7 (3.18%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (3.18%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (2.73%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 6 (2.73%) Active Directory Engineer
10 6 (2.73%) Administrator
10 6 (2.73%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.36%) .NET
2 16 (7.27%) HTML
3 14 (6.36%) Web Services
4 12 (5.45%) XML
5 9 (4.09%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.09%) Classic ASP
6 4 (1.82%) ActiveX
6 4 (1.82%) REST
6 4 (1.82%) WinForms
6 4 (1.82%) XSLT
7 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.36%) OCX
7 3 (1.36%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.91%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.91%) CSS
8 2 (0.91%) Ghostscript
8 2 (0.91%) IDoc
8 2 (0.91%) jQuery
8 2 (0.91%) ODBC
8 2 (0.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.00%) PKI
3 8 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.18%) Clustering
5 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.27%) Robotics
7 4 (1.82%) Handset
8 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.91%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.91%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.91%) SCADA
8 2 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.91%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.45%) CMDB
9 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) iPhone
9 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 137 (62.27%) Windows
2 67 (30.45%) Windows Server
3 62 (28.18%) Windows 7
4 57 (25.91%) Windows 10
5 32 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (8.18%) Linux
8 13 (5.91%) Mac OS
9 12 (5.45%) Unix
10 11 (5.00%) Android
11 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (4.09%) Apple iOS
12 9 (4.09%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.27%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.27%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.82%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.45%) VMS
16 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.36%) ITIL
2 35 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (12.27%) Migration
4 25 (11.36%) Application Packaging
5 21 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (9.55%) Test Automation
6 18 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.82%) ITSM
8 14 (6.36%) Workflow
9 12 (5.45%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.55%) Application Virtualisation
11 10 (4.55%) Test Scripting
12 9 (4.09%) ITIL V3
12 9 (4.09%) Open Source
12 9 (4.09%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (4.09%) Task Automation
13 8 (3.64%) DevOps
13 8 (3.64%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 138 (62.73%) PowerShell
2 64 (29.09%) VB
3 55 (25.00%) SQL
4 33 (15.00%) C#
5 30 (13.64%) Python
6 23 (10.45%) Java
7 14 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 14 (6.36%) T-SQL
8 13 (5.91%) VBA
9 6 (2.73%) C++
9 6 (2.73%) VB6
10 5 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.27%) C
10 5 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.82%) Groovy
11 4 (1.82%) PHP
11 4 (1.82%) R
11 4 (1.82%) Ruby
11 4 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.82%) MCSE
5 11 (5.00%) MCSA
6 9 (4.09%) Degree
7 7 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.73%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.73%) MCDST
9 4 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.36%) CCNA
10 3 (1.36%) CCNP
10 3 (1.36%) CCSP
10 3 (1.36%) CCVP
10 3 (1.36%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.36%) MCP
11 2 (0.91%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.09%) SLA
2 11 (5.00%) QA
3 4 (1.82%) GDPR
4 3 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 46 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (16.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (12.73%) XenApp
5 20 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (7.73%) vSphere
6 17 (7.73%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.09%) BitLocker
8 7 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.36%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (35.45%) SCCM
2 15 (6.82%) SCOM
3 11 (5.00%) vCenter Server
4 10 (4.55%) Perfmon
4 10 (4.55%) WMI
5 7 (3.18%) HP ALM
6 6 (2.73%) WSUS
7 5 (2.27%) Ansible
7 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.82%) Control-M
8 4 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 4 (1.82%) vMotion
9 3 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.36%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (1.36%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 92 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 56 (25.45%) VMware
3 41 (18.64%) Citrix
4 21 (9.55%) HP
4 21 (9.55%) Oracle
5 10 (4.55%) Ivanti
6 9 (4.09%) Cisco
7 8 (3.64%) IBM
7 8 (3.64%) McAfee
8 7 (3.18%) SAP
8 7 (3.18%) Talend
9 6 (2.73%) Symantec
10 5 (2.27%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.27%) Lotus
10 5 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.82%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.82%) Blue Prism
11 4 (1.82%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.82%) Trend Micro
11 4 (1.82%) Veeam