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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
UK
Rank 445 429 383
Rank change year-on-year -16 -46  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 148 222 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 1.10% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 151 135
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year -7.14% +8.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +2.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £29.35
% change year-on-year -45.00% +2.23%  

VBScript is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18638 20242 19668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.04% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12816 13831 12729
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 485 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VBScript as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBScript.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 134 £350 -10.25% 34
London -10 42 £375 -9.09% 10
South East -13 36 £328 -12.66% 10
South West +19 25 £375 -42.30% 2
Hampshire -1 25 £325 -23.52% 1
City of London -6 17 £365 -13.86% 3
Hook +3 12 £323 -17.88%
East Midlands -6 11 £250 -6.54% 4
East of England - 9 £444 -
Essex - 8 £450 -
Scotland +17 7 £425 +26.86% 1
Bristol +6 7 £250 -23.07% 1
Exeter - 7 - -
Devon - 7 - -
West Midlands +8 6 £450 +5.88% 3
Leicestershire +1 6 £253 +127.47% 4
Milton Keynes +2 5 £388 -
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £388 -
Edinburgh +19 4 £425 +13.33%
Derbyshire -11 4 £125 +13.12%
County Antrim -21 4 £263 -4.54%
Belfast -21 4 £263 -4.54%
Northern Ireland -24 4 £263 -4.54%
Leicester - 4 £253 - 3
North West +24 3 £313 -13.79% 3
Berkshire +20 3 £350 -9.67% 2
Wiltshire +4 3 £450 -
Swindon +2 3 £450 -
Havant -2 3 - -
Derby -10 3 £125 +13.63%

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 221 (70.16%) PowerShell
2 199 (63.17%) Windows
3 134 (42.54%) Microsoft
4 114 (36.19%) Active Directory
5 111 (35.24%) SQL
6 101 (32.06%) Windows Server
7 86 (27.30%) SQL Server
8 81 (25.71%) SCCM
9 77 (24.44%) VB
10 75 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 75 (23.81%) Security Cleared
11 72 (22.86%) Finance
12 68 (21.59%) C#
13 67 (21.27%) VMware
14 64 (20.32%) ITIL
14 64 (20.32%) Windows 7
15 62 (19.68%) Firewall
16 57 (18.10%) HP
17 55 (17.46%) SC Cleared
18 53 (16.83%) Linux
18 53 (16.83%) IIS
18 53 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
19 52 (16.51%) .NET
20 51 (16.19%) Oracle
21 50 (15.87%) XML
21 50 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (14.29%) Windows 10
23 43 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
24 40 (12.70%) MS Excel
25 39 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services

VBScript
Top Related 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 53 (16.83%) IIS
2 28 (8.89%) MS Exchange
3 24 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.35%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.81%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.81%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.17%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.27%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.95%) Apache
9 3 (0.95%) CMS
9 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 40 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.81%) MS Office
3 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.81%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.13%) Office 365
3 6 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.95%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (19.68%) Firewall
2 38 (12.06%) TCP/IP
3 28 (8.89%) SAN
4 25 (7.94%) DNS
5 20 (6.35%) DHCP
6 19 (6.03%) Skype
7 16 (5.08%) VoIP
8 15 (4.76%) LAN
9 14 (4.44%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.81%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (3.81%) Wireless
11 7 (2.22%) Network Security
12 6 (1.90%) Internet
13 5 (1.59%) NAS
13 5 (1.59%) VPN
13 5 (1.59%) WAN
14 4 (1.27%) PuTTY
14 4 (1.27%) WinSCP
15 3 (0.95%) Bluetooth
16 2 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (27.30%) SQL Server
2 39 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (10.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (9.52%) Oracle Database
5 24 (7.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (7.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (6.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (5.08%) Oracle9i Database
10 11 (3.49%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.90%) QlikView
14 5 (1.59%) MySQL
14 5 (1.59%) OLAP
14 5 (1.59%) OLTP
14 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (1.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (10.79%) MSI
2 27 (8.57%) HP UFT
3 24 (7.62%) TeamCity
4 20 (6.35%) Selenium
5 16 (5.08%) JIRA
6 14 (4.44%) Ant
6 14 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (4.13%) SpecFlow
7 13 (4.13%) Subversion
8 10 (3.17%) Git (software)
9 9 (2.86%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.86%) LoadRunner
10 7 (2.22%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.90%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.90%) TestComplete
11 6 (1.90%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.59%) FxCop
12 5 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (1.59%) ReSharper
General
1 72 (22.86%) Finance
2 30 (9.52%) Banking
3 18 (5.71%) Retail
4 12 (3.81%) Back Office
5 11 (3.49%) Front Office
6 8 (2.54%) Publishing
7 7 (2.22%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 3 (0.95%) Games
10 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.63%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Military
10 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (15.24%) Analyst
2 41 (13.02%) Developer
3 35 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 31 (9.84%) Wintel Engineer
5 21 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 20 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (6.03%) Tester
8 16 (5.08%) Applications Support
9 14 (4.44%) Consultant
9 14 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 14 (4.44%) Test Analyst
10 13 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.81%) Server Engineer
11 12 (3.81%) Windows Specialist
12 11 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (3.49%) Automation Tester
12 11 (3.49%) Deployment Engineer
13 10 (3.17%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (3.17%) VMware Engineer
14 9 (2.86%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.51%) .NET
2 50 (15.87%) XML
3 30 (9.52%) HTML
4 23 (7.30%) ASP.NET
5 13 (4.13%) CSS
5 13 (4.13%) XSLT
6 11 (3.49%) Web Services
7 10 (3.17%) HTML5
8 9 (2.86%) ADO.NET
8 9 (2.86%) SOAP
9 8 (2.54%) LINQ
10 7 (2.22%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.22%) Regular Expression
10 7 (2.22%) WCF
11 6 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (1.90%) Entity Framework
11 6 (1.90%) NHibernate
11 6 (1.90%) REST
11 6 (1.90%) XSL
12 5 (1.59%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.17%) Client/Server
2 10 (3.17%) EPoS
3 8 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.59%) STB
5 4 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.27%) Contactless
5 4 (1.27%) EMV
5 4 (1.27%) MPEG
6 3 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.95%) EMC VNX
6 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.95%) Replication
6 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.63%) Fintech
7 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) Robotics
7 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 199 (63.17%) Windows
2 101 (32.06%) Windows Server
3 75 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (20.32%) Windows 7
5 53 (16.83%) Linux
5 53 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 30 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (5.40%) AIX
9 17 (5.40%) Unix
10 14 (4.44%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.81%) Windows XP
12 10 (3.17%) Android
12 10 (3.17%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.22%) Solaris
13 7 (2.22%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.90%) HPUX
15 4 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.32%) ITIL
2 43 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (8.25%) Test Scripting
4 22 (6.98%) Regression Testing
5 21 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 20 (6.35%) Migration
7 18 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 17 (5.40%) Application Packaging
9 16 (5.08%) Release Management
10 15 (4.76%) Patch Management
10 15 (4.76%) Scrum
10 15 (4.76%) Service Management
10 15 (4.76%) Test Automation
11 14 (4.44%) BDD
11 14 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
11 14 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.81%) Integration Testing
12 12 (3.81%) Validation
13 11 (3.49%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (70.16%) PowerShell
2 111 (35.24%) SQL
3 77 (24.44%) VB
4 68 (21.59%) C#
5 38 (12.06%) T-SQL
6 31 (9.84%) Perl
7 23 (7.30%) Java
8 22 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 16 (5.08%) VB.NET
10 14 (4.44%) VBA
11 13 (4.13%) F#
12 8 (2.54%) C++
12 8 (2.54%) Python
12 8 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.22%) Korn
14 6 (1.90%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.27%) VB6
16 3 (0.95%) C
16 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.35%) MCITP
4 20 (6.35%) MCSA
5 19 (6.03%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.44%) Degree
7 8 (2.54%) ISEB
7 8 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (2.22%) MCSE
9 5 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.95%) MCTS
10 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.63%) CCNA
11 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.63%) CISSP
11 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.63%) MCP
11 2 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.95%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) IFRS
3 2 (0.63%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.63%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) MiFID
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 114 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 50 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (6.35%) VMware ESX
5 16 (5.08%) Hyper-V
6 15 (4.76%) XenApp
7 14 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 13 (4.13%) vSphere
9 12 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.54%) BitLocker
10 8 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.27%) XenServer
12 3 (0.95%) Firmware
12 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.63%) Docker
13 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.63%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 81 (25.71%) SCCM
2 21 (6.67%) WSUS
3 19 (6.03%) Control-M
4 16 (5.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (4.76%) SCOM
6 12 (3.81%) AirWatch
6 12 (3.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
9 8 (2.54%) Sysprep
9 8 (2.54%) Tivoli
10 7 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.90%) Netcool
12 5 (1.59%) BladeLogic
12 5 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.95%) SCOrch
14 3 (0.95%) vRealize
Vendors
1 134 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 67 (21.27%) VMware
3 57 (18.10%) HP
4 51 (16.19%) Oracle
5 34 (10.79%) Citrix
6 24 (7.62%) NetApp
7 23 (7.30%) Red Hat
8 22 (6.98%) Cisco
8 22 (6.98%) IBM
9 21 (6.67%) Symantec
10 20 (6.35%) Dell
11 14 (4.44%) AppSense
12 9 (2.86%) Altiris
12 9 (2.86%) Intel Security
13 8 (2.54%) LANDesk
14 7 (2.22%) CA
14 7 (2.22%) Sophos
14 7 (2.22%) Sun
15 6 (1.90%) EMC
15 6 (1.90%) Remedy
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