Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 550 529 483
Rank change year-on-year -21 -46 -78
Contract jobs citing VBScript 344 332 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 0.85% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 195 262
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -11.56% -2.00%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £251
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.92% - -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 22
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £45.92 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +58.33% +1.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -65.12% +48.28% +1.08%

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 42,640 39,062 41,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 40.69% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,960 26,881 28,337
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 871 1,058
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 23 February 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 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 16 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 23 February 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 -6 315 £403 +21.97% 82
UK excluding London -19 195 £341 +4.92% 52
London -10 145 £433 +20.98% 34
East of England +31 53 £365 -2.67% 4
South East -48 43 £375 +15.38% 13
Midlands +14 29 £301 +20.40% 15
North of England +20 27 £288 -11.54% 11
North West +10 25 £288 -11.54% 8
Scotland -14 22 £325 -18.75% 3
West Midlands +21 20 £301 -33.11% 8
South West +9 16 £425 +36.00% 5
East Midlands -3 9 £280 +13.13% 7
Wales +3 4 £375 -3.23% 1
Northern Ireland -11 2 - -
North East +37 1 £300 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire -5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 246 (71.51%) PowerShell
2 206 (59.88%) Windows
3 158 (45.93%) Microsoft
4 135 (39.24%) Active Directory
5 128 (37.21%) SCCM
6 118 (34.30%) SQL
7 99 (28.78%) Windows 7
8 89 (25.87%) Windows 10
9 88 (25.58%) VMware
10 84 (24.42%) Citrix
11 83 (24.13%) VB
12 82 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 81 (23.55%) C#
14 76 (22.09%) SQL Server
15 67 (19.48%) Finance
16 57 (16.57%) Office 365
17 56 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
18 53 (15.41%) .NET
19 50 (14.53%) HP
20 49 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 48 (13.95%) XenDesktop
21 48 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
22 44 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
23 42 (12.21%) Migration
24 41 (11.92%) XenApp
25 40 (11.63%) Banking
26 39 (11.34%) Security Cleared
27 38 (11.05%) MSI
28 37 (10.76%) JavaScript
28 37 (10.76%) Test Automation

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 35 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.30%) IIS
2 32 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.56%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.91%) CMS
4 10 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.16%) Apache
6 4 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.16%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.58%) Confluence
8 2 (0.58%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.29%) Drupal
9 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (9.01%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.03%) KANA IQ
2 5 (1.45%) SDL Web 8
3 3 (0.87%) DELMIA
4 2 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) HFM
5 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.57%) Office 365
2 32 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.49%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.87%) iPaaS
5 3 (0.87%) SaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.17%) DNS
2 24 (6.98%) SAN
3 23 (6.69%) TCP/IP
4 21 (6.10%) Firewall
5 18 (5.23%) DHCP
6 15 (4.36%) iSCSI
7 14 (4.07%) Skype
8 13 (3.78%) NAS
9 11 (3.20%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (3.20%) HTTP
10 9 (2.62%) LAN
11 8 (2.33%) NetScaler
12 7 (2.03%) WAN
13 6 (1.74%) FTP
13 6 (1.74%) VPN
14 4 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.16%) SMS
15 3 (0.87%) Cisco ISE
15 3 (0.87%) Wireless
16 2 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.49%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.16%) OLAP
7 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.87%) OLTP
8 3 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 38 (11.05%) MSI
2 26 (7.56%) JIRA
2 26 (7.56%) Selenium
3 23 (6.69%) HP UFT
4 22 (6.40%) Visual Studio
5 16 (4.65%) Cucumber
6 14 (4.07%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.07%) Subversion
7 11 (3.20%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.91%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.62%) InstallShield
10 8 (2.33%) Ant
10 8 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.33%) JUnit
10 8 (2.33%) Maven
11 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.16%) AdminStudio
12 4 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (19.48%) Finance
2 40 (11.63%) Banking
3 19 (5.52%) Publishing
4 7 (2.03%) Legal
5 6 (1.74%) Back Office
5 6 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.74%) Retail
6 5 (1.45%) Front Office
6 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (16.57%) Analyst
2 46 (13.37%) Consultant
3 43 (12.50%) Developer
4 24 (6.98%) Architect
5 22 (6.40%) SCCM Consultant
6 21 (6.10%) Windows Consultant
7 20 (5.81%) Applications Packager
7 20 (5.81%) Windows Engineer
8 18 (5.23%) Test Analyst
9 15 (4.36%) Administrator
9 15 (4.36%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.07%) SQL Developer
11 13 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (3.20%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.20%) Tester
13 10 (2.91%) DBA
14 9 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.62%) Integration Engineer
14 9 (2.62%) SCCM Engineer
14 9 (2.62%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.41%) .NET
2 30 (8.72%) HTML
3 26 (7.56%) XML
4 18 (5.23%) CSS
4 18 (5.23%) jQuery
5 15 (4.36%) Web Services
5 15 (4.36%) WPF
6 12 (3.49%) REST
7 11 (3.20%) SOAP
7 11 (3.20%) WSH
8 8 (2.33%) Gherkin
9 7 (2.03%) Ajax
9 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.74%) JSON
11 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.87%) HTML5
13 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Core
13 2 (0.58%) CSS3
13 2 (0.58%) Kafka
13 2 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.27%) Clustering
2 24 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.81%) Replication
4 18 (5.23%) PKI
5 15 (4.36%) User Experience
6 11 (3.20%) CESG
6 11 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.62%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.33%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.45%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.16%) MPEG
11 4 (1.16%) STB
12 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.87%) Robotics
12 3 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 206 (59.88%) Windows
2 99 (28.78%) Windows 7
3 89 (25.87%) Windows 10
4 49 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (10.17%) Windows Server
7 33 (9.59%) Linux
8 21 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (5.52%) Unix
10 7 (2.03%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.74%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.58%) SUSE
15 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.29%) Android
16 1 (0.29%) CentOS
16 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.21%) Migration
2 37 (10.76%) Test Automation
3 33 (9.59%) ITIL
4 32 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.85%) Application Packaging
5 27 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (6.40%) Configuration Management
7 20 (5.81%) Disk Encryption
8 18 (5.23%) Release Management
9 16 (4.65%) Waterfall
10 14 (4.07%) BDD
10 14 (4.07%) Change Management
10 14 (4.07%) SDLC
10 14 (4.07%) Software Deployment
11 13 (3.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 13 (3.78%) Open Source
11 13 (3.78%) Software Testing
12 12 (3.49%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (3.20%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 246 (71.51%) PowerShell
2 118 (34.30%) SQL
3 83 (24.13%) VB
4 81 (23.55%) C#
5 37 (10.76%) JavaScript
6 36 (10.47%) Java
7 25 (7.27%) T-SQL
8 19 (5.52%) Perl
8 19 (5.52%) VBA
9 16 (4.65%) Python
10 14 (4.07%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.78%) C++
12 8 (2.33%) Groovy
12 8 (2.33%) Ruby
13 7 (2.03%) Jython
14 6 (1.74%) C
15 4 (1.16%) F#
15 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (11.34%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.10%) MCSE
5 20 (5.81%) Degree
6 16 (4.65%) MCSA
7 10 (2.91%) ISEB
7 10 (2.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.87%) CCNA
11 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CCA
12 2 (0.58%) MCITP
12 2 (0.58%) MCP
12 2 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) IFRS
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 135 (39.24%) Active Directory
2 82 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 48 (13.95%) XenDesktop
5 41 (11.92%) XenApp
6 37 (10.76%) BitLocker
7 28 (8.14%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (6.98%) vSphere
9 21 (6.10%) Hyper-V
10 14 (4.07%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (3.78%) Terminal Services
12 10 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.45%) Terminal Server
14 4 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.87%) NFS
15 3 (0.87%) XenServer
16 2 (0.58%) Cronacle
16 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 128 (37.21%) SCCM
2 28 (8.14%) SCOM
3 27 (7.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 20 (5.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (4.65%) WMI
6 14 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (3.78%) Backup Exec
7 13 (3.78%) Nagios
7 13 (3.78%) NetBackup
7 13 (3.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (3.20%) HP ALM
8 11 (3.20%) HP Data Protector
9 10 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (2.91%) WSUS
10 8 (2.33%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (1.45%) ThinApp
11 5 (1.45%) vRealize
12 4 (1.16%) AppDNA
12 4 (1.16%) EdgeSight
12 4 (1.16%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 158 (45.93%) Microsoft
2 88 (25.58%) VMware
3 84 (24.42%) Citrix
4 50 (14.53%) HP
5 34 (9.88%) Ivanti
6 32 (9.30%) Symantec
7 29 (8.43%) McAfee
8 19 (5.52%) NetApp
9 18 (5.23%) Cisco
9 18 (5.23%) Oracle
10 15 (4.36%) Altiris
10 15 (4.36%) Dell
10 15 (4.36%) IBM
11 14 (4.07%) 3PAR
11 14 (4.07%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.20%) CommVault
12 11 (3.20%) EqualLogic
12 11 (3.20%) Veritas
13 10 (2.91%) Aveksa
13 10 (2.91%) CA