Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 469 454
Rank change year-on-year -81 -15 -108
Contract jobs citing VBScript 345 493 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 1.16% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 309 303
UK median daily rate £384 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.64% -5.41% +6.32%
10th Percentile £257 £218 £238
90th Percentile £495 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 31
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.17% +24.57% -5.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £32.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -28.80% +14.04% +1.33%

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 41657 42657 43573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.94% 40.14% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28936 29300 29466
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 785 904 984
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +14.06%
10th Percentile £15.87 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 -39 298 £388 +10.71% 28
UK excluding London -49 211 £375 +13.64% 24
London -5 127 £400 -5.88% 4
South East -44 59 £456 +30.36% 6
East of England +19 44 £400 +10.34% 4
Scotland -23 38 £363 -3.97%
Midlands +52 34 £250 -25.93% 3
West Midlands +48 24 £350 -14.63% 2
North of England +14 22 £325 +1.56% 6
North West +25 16 £298 -15.00% 6
East Midlands -6 10 £250 -23.08% 1
South West -11 10 £425 +41.67% 5
Yorkshire +20 5 £400 +6.67%
Wales +11 3 £438 +16.67%
North East +23 1 £480 +54.84%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 244 (70.72%) Windows
2 232 (67.25%) PowerShell
3 161 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 142 (41.16%) Active Directory
5 113 (32.75%) SCCM
6 100 (28.99%) VMware
7 89 (25.80%) SQL
8 88 (25.51%) Windows 7
9 86 (24.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 86 (24.93%) C#
10 76 (22.03%) Windows 10
11 72 (20.87%) VB
12 69 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 65 (18.84%) Citrix
14 63 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
14 63 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 61 (17.68%) Finance
16 60 (17.39%) SQL Server
17 56 (16.23%) HP
17 56 (16.23%) Microsoft App-V
18 53 (15.36%) .NET
18 53 (15.36%) Windows Server
19 51 (14.78%) Linux
19 51 (14.78%) Security Cleared
20 49 (14.20%) JavaScript
21 48 (13.91%) Java
22 46 (13.33%) ITIL
23 45 (13.04%) MSI
23 45 (13.04%) Migration
23 45 (13.04%) XenApp

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 44 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.14%) IIS
2 35 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.41%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.06%) SAS
5 12 (3.48%) CMS
6 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.74%) Apache
9 6 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.16%) Confluence
10 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.16%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 35 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.03%) KANA IQ
1 7 (2.03%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.29%) HFM
3 1 (0.29%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.46%) Office 365
2 22 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.51%) OneDrive
4 17 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.16%) HP Helion
7 3 (0.87%) GitHub
8 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (12.46%) DNS
2 31 (8.99%) TCP/IP
3 27 (7.83%) DHCP
4 26 (7.54%) Firewall
5 24 (6.96%) SAN
5 24 (6.96%) Skype
6 19 (5.51%) LAN
7 10 (2.90%) NAS
8 8 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (2.32%) WAN
8 8 (2.32%) Wireless
9 6 (1.74%) HTTP
9 6 (1.74%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.45%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.45%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.45%) VPN
11 4 (1.16%) FTP
11 4 (1.16%) LDAP
12 3 (0.87%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 14 (4.06%) Star Schema
5 10 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.74%) MySQL
9 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.45%) MS Access
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.58%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (13.04%) MSI
2 24 (6.96%) Selenium
3 22 (6.38%) JIRA
4 19 (5.51%) HP UFT
5 14 (4.06%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.77%) Cucumber
7 12 (3.48%) InstallShield
8 10 (2.90%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.90%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.32%) Git (software)
9 8 (2.32%) Subversion
9 8 (2.32%) Wise Package Studio
10 7 (2.03%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.16%) JMeter
11 4 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.87%) FxCop
12 3 (0.87%) Moq
12 3 (0.87%) StyleCop
12 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (17.68%) Finance
2 27 (7.83%) Banking
3 12 (3.48%) Publishing
4 10 (2.90%) Retail
5 7 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.74%) Front Office
6 6 (1.74%) Legal
6 6 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (15.65%) Analyst
2 50 (14.49%) Developer
3 43 (12.46%) Consultant
4 23 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 22 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (6.09%) Applications Packager
7 20 (5.80%) Test Analyst
8 18 (5.22%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.93%) Security Engineer
10 14 (4.06%) Data Engineer
10 14 (4.06%) SCCM Consultant
11 13 (3.77%) Windows Consultant
12 12 (3.48%) Integration Engineer
13 11 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (3.19%) Architect
13 11 (3.19%) Senior Data Engineer
14 10 (2.90%) Application Integration Engineer
14 10 (2.90%) Applications Engineer
14 10 (2.90%) Support Engineer
14 10 (2.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.36%) .NET
2 41 (11.88%) XML
3 36 (10.43%) HTML
4 20 (5.80%) CSS
4 20 (5.80%) Web Services
4 20 (5.80%) WSH
5 19 (5.51%) REST
6 18 (5.22%) ASP.NET
7 15 (4.35%) .NET Framework
8 12 (3.48%) jQuery
9 9 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.32%) Ajax
10 8 (2.32%) HTML5
11 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (2.03%) WCF
11 7 (2.03%) WPF
12 6 (1.74%) CSS3
13 4 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (1.16%) SOAP
13 4 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.38%) CESG
2 17 (4.93%) User Experience
3 16 (4.64%) Clustering
4 12 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.19%) Replication
6 10 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.32%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.03%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.74%) EPoS
10 6 (1.74%) PMI
11 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.16%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.16%) STB
11 4 (1.16%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.16%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.87%) Equities
12 3 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 244 (70.72%) Windows
2 88 (25.51%) Windows 7
3 76 (22.03%) Windows 10
4 69 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (15.36%) Windows Server
7 51 (14.78%) Linux
8 30 (8.70%) Unix
9 23 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.90%) AIX
11 10 (2.90%) Solaris
12 9 (2.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (2.61%) Windows 2000
13 8 (2.32%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.74%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.16%) Android
15 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.87%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.33%) ITIL
3 45 (13.04%) Migration
4 39 (11.30%) Application Packaging
5 32 (9.28%) Test Automation
6 26 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (7.25%) Release Management
8 24 (6.96%) Configuration Management
9 23 (6.67%) Scrum
10 22 (6.38%) Disk Encryption
10 22 (6.38%) Test Scripting
11 21 (6.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 20 (5.80%) ETL
13 19 (5.51%) Application Discovery
13 19 (5.51%) Customer Requirements
14 17 (4.93%) Validation
15 16 (4.64%) MVC
15 16 (4.64%) Web Development
16 15 (4.35%) Data Integration
16 15 (4.35%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 232 (67.25%) PowerShell
2 89 (25.80%) SQL
3 86 (24.93%) C#
4 72 (20.87%) VB
5 49 (14.20%) JavaScript
6 48 (13.91%) Java
7 19 (5.51%) Perl
8 17 (4.93%) VBA
9 15 (4.35%) AWK
9 15 (4.35%) sed
10 14 (4.06%) SAS Macro
10 14 (4.06%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.06%) VB.NET
11 12 (3.48%) Python
12 9 (2.61%) C
12 9 (2.61%) C++
13 7 (2.03%) F#
14 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.87%) REXX
Qualifications
1 51 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.22%) MCSE
5 15 (4.35%) Degree
6 11 (3.19%) MCSA
7 10 (2.90%) ISEB
8 9 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (2.32%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.03%) MCP
11 6 (1.74%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.45%) CISSP
12 5 (1.45%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.16%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.41%) QA
2 15 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 142 (41.16%) Active Directory
2 86 (24.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (16.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 45 (13.04%) XenApp
5 32 (9.28%) XenDesktop
6 27 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (6.96%) BitLocker
8 13 (3.77%) Terminal Services
9 12 (3.48%) Hyper-V
10 7 (2.03%) vSphere
11 6 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.45%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.87%) Cronacle
14 3 (0.87%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.58%) Docker
15 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 113 (32.75%) SCCM
2 33 (9.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (6.38%) WMI
4 20 (5.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 19 (5.51%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (4.93%) WSUS
7 15 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (4.06%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (3.77%) PowerCLI
10 12 (3.48%) SCOM
11 11 (3.19%) BladeLogic
12 8 (2.32%) Backup Exec
12 8 (2.32%) NetBackup
12 8 (2.32%) ThinApp
13 7 (2.03%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 6 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (1.74%) vCenter Server
15 5 (1.45%) vRealize
16 4 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 161 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 100 (28.99%) VMware
3 65 (18.84%) Citrix
4 56 (16.23%) HP
5 42 (12.17%) Symantec
6 31 (8.99%) Altiris
7 23 (6.67%) Oracle
8 22 (6.38%) LANDesk
9 17 (4.93%) AppSense
9 17 (4.93%) McAfee
10 15 (4.35%) Dell
11 14 (4.06%) Greenplum
11 14 (4.06%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.77%) BMC
13 10 (2.90%) Tripwire
14 9 (2.61%) Cisco
14 9 (2.61%) NetApp
15 8 (2.32%) Aveksa
16 7 (2.03%) Atlassian
16 7 (2.03%) SolarWinds