Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 621 551 517
Rank change year-on-year -70 -34 -45
Contract jobs citing VBScript 273 348 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.59% 0.81% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 172 264
UK median daily rate £360 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +12.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £208
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -13.33% +13.64% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 9
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £47.83 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.32% +64.93% +11.15%
10th Percentile £15.25 £21.87 £21.30
90th Percentile £21.75 £47.83 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.14 £29.00
% change year-on-year -20.05% -20.21% +1.75%

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 46,312 42,968 42,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.65% 42.06% 40.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,584 29,980 29,011
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 801 877
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £16.66 £16.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +8.00% -

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 13 November 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
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 13 November 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 -53 244 £373 -6.88% 73
UK excluding London -71 157 £325 -13.33% 69
London -20 106 £400 -5.77% 12
South East -16 55 £363 -19.44% 14
North of England -14 27 £350 +12.00% 15
North West +5 26 £338 +17.39% 13
Midlands -27 23 £281 +0.45% 12
West Midlands -30 21 £281 -10.14% 7
Scotland -24 20 £320 -8.57% 7
South West -36 13 £225 -47.06% 3
East of England -32 11 £350 -6.67% 17
Northern Ireland +41 5 £320 - 1
Wales -14 3 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands +4 2 £289 +15.50% 5
Yorkshire -8 1 £450 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 189 (69.23%) Windows
2 172 (63.00%) PowerShell
3 142 (52.01%) Microsoft
4 107 (39.19%) SQL
5 101 (37.00%) SCCM
6 93 (34.07%) Windows 10
7 92 (33.70%) Active Directory
8 86 (31.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 82 (30.04%) VMware
10 81 (29.67%) Citrix
11 78 (28.57%) VB
12 77 (28.21%) Windows Server
13 67 (24.54%) SQL Server
14 63 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
15 61 (22.34%) Windows 7
16 58 (21.25%) XenApp
16 58 (21.25%) Office 365
17 55 (20.15%) Finance
18 51 (18.68%) Migration
19 48 (17.58%) MSI
20 42 (15.38%) Security Cleared
21 41 (15.02%) HP
22 39 (14.29%) SC Cleared
23 37 (13.55%) Test Automation
23 37 (13.55%) ITIL
24 36 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
25 34 (12.45%) XenDesktop
25 34 (12.45%) Windows Server 2008
25 34 (12.45%) Application Packaging
26 33 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012

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 33 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.96%) IIS
3 15 (5.49%) Skype for Business
4 13 (4.76%) CMS
4 13 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (4.40%) Drupal
6 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.20%) OpenEdge
7 6 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.47%) LiveCycle
8 4 (1.47%) SAS
9 3 (1.10%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.10%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.73%) CICS
10 2 (0.73%) Confluence
10 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (9.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.20%) Visualfiles
2 5 (1.83%) Elite 3E
3 3 (1.10%) HFM
4 1 (0.37%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 58 (21.25%) Office 365
2 30 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.83%) Akamai
5 5 (1.83%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.47%) BrowserStack
6 4 (1.47%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.37%) Apigee
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.37%) G Suite
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.37%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.36%) DNS
2 25 (9.16%) DHCP
3 19 (6.96%) Firewall
4 17 (6.23%) Internet
5 16 (5.86%) SAN
6 11 (4.03%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.66%) Skype
8 8 (2.93%) LAN
9 7 (2.56%) VLAN
10 4 (1.47%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.47%) VPN
10 4 (1.47%) WAN
11 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.73%) VoIP
11 2 (0.73%) WebEx
12 1 (0.37%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.37%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.37%) Junos
12 1 (0.37%) VPLS
12 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (24.54%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (4.03%) MS Access
6 11 (4.03%) MySQL
7 10 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.93%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.10%) Base SAS
11 3 (1.10%) Essbase
11 3 (1.10%) MOLAP
11 3 (1.10%) OLAP
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.73%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 48 (17.58%) MSI
2 31 (11.36%) Selenium
3 25 (9.16%) AdminStudio
4 18 (6.59%) SoapUI
5 17 (6.23%) HP UFT
6 16 (5.86%) InstallShield
7 15 (5.49%) JIRA
8 10 (3.66%) Git (software)
8 10 (3.66%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.66%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.30%) Wise Package Studio
10 8 (2.93%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (2.93%) WinDbg
11 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (2.56%) Zephyr
12 5 (1.83%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.83%) TestComplete
12 5 (1.83%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 55 (20.15%) Finance
2 17 (6.23%) Publishing
3 14 (5.13%) Banking
4 10 (3.66%) Back Office
5 8 (2.93%) Legal
6 7 (2.56%) Electronics
6 7 (2.56%) Online Betting
6 7 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.20%) Marketing
8 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.47%) Billing
10 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.10%) Law
10 3 (1.10%) Retail
11 2 (0.73%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) Front Office
11 2 (0.73%) Local Government
12 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (15.02%) Applications Packager
2 37 (13.55%) Analyst
3 29 (10.62%) Developer
4 21 (7.69%) Consultant
4 21 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (6.23%) Tester
6 16 (5.86%) Infrastructure Support
7 15 (5.49%) Architect
8 13 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (4.40%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 11 (4.03%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 10 (3.66%) Citrix Support
11 10 (3.66%) Deployment Consultant
11 10 (3.66%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.66%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 9 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.30%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.89%) .NET
2 15 (5.49%) HTML
3 10 (3.66%) Web Services
4 9 (3.30%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.93%) OCX
6 7 (2.56%) XML
7 5 (1.83%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.83%) Velocity
8 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.47%) DHTML
8 4 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (1.47%) Middleware
8 4 (1.47%) SOAP
8 4 (1.47%) WCF
8 4 (1.47%) WSH
9 3 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.10%) LAMP
9 3 (1.10%) LDAP
10 2 (0.73%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.66%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (3.66%) User Experience
3 9 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.30%) PKI
4 8 (2.93%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.73%) NHS
8 2 (0.73%) Robotics
8 2 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 189 (69.23%) Windows
2 93 (34.07%) Windows 10
3 77 (28.21%) Windows Server
4 61 (22.34%) Windows 7
5 34 (12.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (9.52%) Linux
8 20 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (4.40%) Ubuntu
9 12 (4.40%) Unix
10 9 (3.30%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.83%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.37%) Android
14 1 (0.37%) CentOS
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.68%) Migration
2 37 (13.55%) ITIL
2 37 (13.55%) Test Automation
3 36 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (12.45%) Application Packaging
5 32 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (10.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (9.52%) Application Virtualisation
8 20 (7.33%) SDLC
9 19 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (6.96%) Workflow
10 17 (6.23%) Disk Encryption
11 16 (5.86%) Open Source
12 15 (5.49%) API Testing
12 15 (5.49%) Test Scripting
13 14 (5.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 14 (5.13%) Patch Management
13 14 (5.13%) Test Strategy
14 13 (4.76%) BDD
14 13 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (63.00%) PowerShell
2 107 (39.19%) SQL
3 78 (28.57%) VB
4 33 (12.09%) C#
4 33 (12.09%) Python
5 32 (11.72%) T-SQL
6 24 (8.79%) Java
7 17 (6.23%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.13%) PHP
9 12 (4.40%) R
10 11 (4.03%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.66%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.30%) Perl
13 8 (2.93%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.56%) VBA
15 6 (2.20%) C++
16 3 (1.10%) F#
16 3 (1.10%) Jython
16 3 (1.10%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.73%) REXX
Qualifications
1 42 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 39 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.13%) ISEB
5 11 (4.03%) MCSE
6 6 (2.20%) Degree
6 6 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.20%) MCITP
6 6 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.47%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.47%) MCSA
9 3 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.10%) HNC
10 2 (0.73%) CCNA
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.73%) MCP
10 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.73%) PMP
11 1 (0.37%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.16%) QA
2 12 (4.40%) SLA
3 9 (3.30%) WCAG
4 5 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.10%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.37%) IFRS
System Software
1 92 (33.70%) Active Directory
2 86 (31.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 63 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (21.25%) XenApp
5 34 (12.45%) XenDesktop
6 30 (10.99%) Hyper-V
7 29 (10.62%) BitLocker
8 13 (4.76%) vSphere
9 9 (3.30%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (2.93%) Terminal Services
11 7 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (2.20%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.83%) Xen
13 5 (1.83%) XenServer
14 2 (0.73%) ACF2
14 2 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.73%) RACF
15 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 101 (37.00%) SCCM
2 21 (7.69%) WSUS
3 19 (6.96%) WMI
4 9 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.93%) HP ALM
5 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.93%) Perfmon
6 7 (2.56%) SCOM
7 5 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.47%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.73%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.73%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.37%) Nmap
Vendors
1 142 (52.01%) Microsoft
2 82 (30.04%) VMware
3 81 (29.67%) Citrix
4 41 (15.02%) HP
5 28 (10.26%) Ivanti
6 27 (9.89%) Oracle
7 17 (6.23%) Cisco
8 10 (3.66%) McAfee
9 9 (3.30%) IBM
10 8 (2.93%) Altiris
10 8 (2.93%) Symantec
11 7 (2.56%) Wyse
12 6 (2.20%) Dell
12 6 (2.20%) F5
13 5 (1.83%) Aderant
13 5 (1.83%) Adobe
13 5 (1.83%) Computacenter
14 4 (1.47%) Apple
14 4 (1.47%) SAP
14 4 (1.47%) Xerox