Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 515 464
Rank change year-on-year -42 -51 -111
Contract jobs citing VBScript 350 406 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 0.96% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 251 285
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £225
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +15.38% -5.80% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 34
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £34.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.68% +21.43% -28.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £29.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -20.21% +0.87% -26.28%

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 43166 42376 43905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.88% 40.36% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30165 29097 29684
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £282 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 890 1051
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.43 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.28 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +18.95%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 15 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 24 November 2017. 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 -44 309 £400 +14.29% 28
UK excluding London -22 202 £375 +15.38% 16
London -1 141 £430 +1.18% 13
South East -43 58 £419 +19.64% 5
East of England +33 45 £425 +30.77% 3
Midlands +50 33 £291 +17.37% 2
Scotland -12 32 £350 -1.41% 1
West Midlands +44 27 £301 - 1
North of England +19 20 £310 - 1
North West +27 15 £288 -14.81% 1
South West -24 10 £425 +40.50% 4
East Midlands -6 6 £268 +8.08% 1
Yorkshire +23 5 £400 -5.88%
Wales +13 3 £383 +2.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VBScript.

1 249 (71.14%) Windows
2 240 (68.57%) PowerShell
3 169 (48.29%) Microsoft
4 154 (44.00%) Active Directory
5 118 (33.71%) SCCM
6 108 (30.86%) VMware
7 101 (28.86%) Windows 7
8 97 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 93 (26.57%) SQL
10 86 (24.57%) Windows 10
11 85 (24.29%) C#
12 77 (22.00%) Citrix
13 75 (21.43%) VB
14 70 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 66 (18.86%) Finance
16 64 (18.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 64 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
17 60 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 57 (16.29%) HP
19 53 (15.14%) Office 365
20 52 (14.86%) Java
21 51 (14.57%) SQL Server
21 51 (14.57%) XenApp
21 51 (14.57%) Security Cleared
22 49 (14.00%) ITIL
22 49 (14.00%) Windows Server
23 47 (13.43%) JavaScript
24 46 (13.14%) .NET
24 46 (13.14%) Linux
24 46 (13.14%) MSI

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 41 (11.71%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 32 (9.14%) Skype for Business
4 26 (7.43%) IIS
5 14 (4.00%) CMS
5 14 (4.00%) SAS
6 8 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.14%) Apache
9 4 (1.14%) Confluence
10 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.29%) Documentum
Applications
1 35 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.29%) SDL Web 8
2 7 (2.00%) KANA IQ
3 1 (0.29%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.14%) Office 365
2 21 (6.00%) OneDrive
3 20 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.86%) GitHub
6 3 (0.86%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.86%) DNS
2 26 (7.43%) Skype
2 26 (7.43%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.86%) DHCP
3 24 (6.86%) SAN
4 22 (6.29%) Firewall
5 15 (4.29%) LAN
6 9 (2.57%) NAS
6 9 (2.57%) WAN
7 8 (2.29%) HTTP
8 6 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (1.71%) FTP
8 6 (1.71%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.71%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.43%) Kerberos
9 5 (1.43%) Wireless
10 4 (1.14%) LDAP
10 4 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.14%) VPN
11 3 (0.86%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 14 (4.00%) Star Schema
5 10 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.43%) MS Access
8 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.14%) MySQL
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.57%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 46 (13.14%) MSI
2 30 (8.57%) Selenium
3 25 (7.14%) JIRA
4 23 (6.57%) HP UFT
5 19 (5.43%) Cucumber
6 16 (4.57%) Jenkins
7 14 (4.00%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.43%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.86%) InstallShield
9 10 (2.86%) SoapUI
10 9 (2.57%) Subversion
11 7 (2.00%) Maven
11 7 (2.00%) Wise Package Studio
12 6 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.71%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
12 6 (1.71%) JUnit
13 5 (1.43%) Ant
13 5 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (1.14%) JMeter
General
1 66 (18.86%) Finance
2 28 (8.00%) Banking
3 21 (6.00%) Publishing
4 9 (2.57%) Retail
5 8 (2.29%) Legal
5 8 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.71%) Front Office
6 6 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Back Office
8 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.57%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (18.29%) Analyst
2 44 (12.57%) Consultant
2 44 (12.57%) Developer
3 26 (7.43%) Test Analyst
4 22 (6.29%) Applications Packager
5 20 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (5.71%) SCCM Consultant
6 18 (5.14%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (4.57%) Windows Consultant
8 15 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
8 15 (4.29%) Security Engineer
9 14 (4.00%) Architect
9 14 (4.00%) C# Developer
9 14 (4.00%) Data Engineer
10 13 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (3.71%) Administrator
11 12 (3.43%) Integration Engineer
12 11 (3.14%) Senior Data Engineer
13 10 (2.86%) Application Integration Engineer
13 10 (2.86%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.14%) .NET
2 41 (11.71%) XML
3 36 (10.29%) HTML
4 23 (6.57%) REST
5 22 (6.29%) CSS
6 20 (5.71%) WSH
7 17 (4.86%) Web Services
8 15 (4.29%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.00%) jQuery
10 12 (3.43%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.14%) WPF
12 8 (2.29%) Ajax
12 8 (2.29%) SOAP
13 5 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.43%) Gherkin
13 5 (1.43%) HTML5
13 5 (1.43%) WCF
14 4 (1.14%) CSS3
14 4 (1.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.57%) User Experience
2 22 (6.29%) CESG
3 16 (4.57%) Clustering
4 12 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.43%) Replication
5 11 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.86%) PKI
7 9 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.71%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.43%) PMI
10 5 (1.43%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.14%) STB
12 3 (0.86%) Derivative
12 3 (0.86%) EPoS
12 3 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.86%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 249 (71.14%) Windows
2 101 (28.86%) Windows 7
3 86 (24.57%) Windows 10
4 70 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (14.00%) Windows Server
7 46 (13.14%) Linux
8 29 (8.29%) Unix
9 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.29%) AIX
11 8 (2.29%) Solaris
11 8 (2.29%) Windows 2000
12 7 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.71%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.14%) Android
14 4 (1.14%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 3 (0.86%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (14.00%) ITIL
3 45 (12.86%) Migration
4 38 (10.86%) Test Automation
5 37 (10.57%) Application Packaging
6 28 (8.00%) Release Management
7 26 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (6.86%) Configuration Management
8 24 (6.86%) Disk Encryption
9 22 (6.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 22 (6.29%) Scrum
10 20 (5.71%) ETL
11 19 (5.43%) Application Discovery
11 19 (5.43%) Test Scripting
12 18 (5.14%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (4.86%) BDD
13 17 (4.86%) Validation
14 16 (4.57%) SDLC
15 14 (4.00%) Patch Management
15 14 (4.00%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 240 (68.57%) PowerShell
2 93 (26.57%) SQL
3 85 (24.29%) C#
4 75 (21.43%) VB
5 52 (14.86%) Java
6 47 (13.43%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.43%) Perl
8 16 (4.57%) Python
8 16 (4.57%) VBA
9 15 (4.29%) AWK
9 15 (4.29%) sed
10 14 (4.00%) SAS Macro
11 13 (3.71%) C++
12 12 (3.43%) VB.NET
13 9 (2.57%) C
13 9 (2.57%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.71%) Ruby
15 5 (1.43%) F#
15 5 (1.43%) Groovy
15 5 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.71%) MCSE
5 19 (5.43%) Degree
6 12 (3.43%) MCSA
7 10 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (2.57%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (2.57%) ISEB
9 7 (2.00%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.00%) MCP
10 5 (1.43%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.43%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.14%) CISSP
11 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.86%) CCA
12 3 (0.86%) CCNA
12 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.00%) QA
2 15 (4.29%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 154 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 97 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (18.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 51 (14.57%) XenApp
5 44 (12.57%) XenDesktop
6 34 (9.71%) BitLocker
7 29 (8.29%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (3.71%) Terminal Services
8 13 (3.71%) vSphere
9 10 (2.86%) Hyper-V
10 8 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (1.43%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.86%) Cronacle
12 3 (0.86%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.57%) Docker
14 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 118 (33.71%) SCCM
2 34 (9.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (6.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 22 (6.29%) WMI
4 19 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (3.71%) WSUS
8 12 (3.43%) PowerCLI
8 12 (3.43%) SCOM
9 8 (2.29%) Backup Exec
9 8 (2.29%) BladeLogic
9 8 (2.29%) NetBackup
9 8 (2.29%) ThinApp
10 7 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.43%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.43%) vRealize
12 4 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 169 (48.29%) Microsoft
2 108 (30.86%) VMware
3 77 (22.00%) Citrix
4 57 (16.29%) HP
5 42 (12.00%) Symantec
6 30 (8.57%) Altiris
7 26 (7.43%) McAfee
8 23 (6.57%) LANDesk
9 21 (6.00%) AppSense
10 20 (5.71%) Oracle
11 14 (4.00%) Greenplum
12 12 (3.43%) Dell
13 10 (2.86%) Aveksa
13 10 (2.86%) BMC
13 10 (2.86%) Cisco
13 10 (2.86%) IBM
14 9 (2.57%) CA
14 9 (2.57%) NetApp
14 9 (2.57%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.29%) Atlassian