Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 713 468 605
Rank change year-on-year -245 +137 +20
Contract jobs citing VBScript 112 72 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.53% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 124
10th Percentile £201 £315 £263
25th Percentile £350 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £385
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.88% +6.94%
75th Percentile £500 £534 £488
90th Percentile £538 £566 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 18
Median hourly rate - £20.25 £32.59
Median % change year-on-year - -37.86% +76.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -1.22% +10.81%

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 33,679 13,648 35,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.51% 42.16% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,303 9,568 24,838
10th Percentile £363 £310 £320
25th Percentile £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 288 644
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.35 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.50 £20.94 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.50 £38.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -13.48% +6.34%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.63 £50.38
90th Percentile £68.81 £57.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -12.50% +4.11%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VBScript.

Daily rate trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VBScript.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -222 85 £475 -2.06% 41
UK excluding London -153 54 £425 -3.41% 28
London -196 41 £493 +1.03% 13
South East -66 21 £425 +34.92% 1
Work from Home -207 19 £400 -11.11% 4
Scotland -80 10 £394 -7.08% 1
Midlands -91 8 £406 -23.53% 8
East Midlands -32 6 £444 +23.26% 4
North of England -70 6 £358 +163.35% 8
North West -54 5 £358 +163.35% 6
East of England -48 4 £550 +10.00% 8
South West -48 3 £463 +44.53% 2
West Midlands -78 2 £190 -64.65% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 -
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 91 (81.25%) PowerShell
2 81 (72.32%) Windows
3 53 (47.32%) Active Directory
4 46 (41.07%) Microsoft
5 44 (39.29%) DNS
5 44 (39.29%) VMware
6 42 (37.50%) VB
7 40 (35.71%) DHCP
8 37 (33.04%) SCCM
9 34 (30.36%) ITIL
10 32 (28.57%) SQL
10 32 (28.57%) Windows 10
11 31 (27.68%) Windows Server
12 30 (26.79%) Azure
12 30 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (25.00%) Social Skills
14 27 (24.11%) Linux
15 26 (23.21%) Microsoft 365
16 23 (20.54%) Java
17 21 (18.75%) .NET
18 20 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (16.96%) AWS
19 19 (16.96%) Migration
19 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
19 19 (16.96%) SharePoint
19 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
19 19 (16.96%) Firewall
20 18 (16.07%) Citrix
20 18 (16.07%) Microsoft App-V

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 19 (16.96%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.46%) Apache
3 5 (4.46%) IIS
3 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.46%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Confluence
5 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.89%) HFM
1 1 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.79%) Azure
2 26 (23.21%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (16.96%) AWS
4 7 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.25%) GCP
4 7 (6.25%) OneDrive
5 6 (5.36%) IaaS
5 6 (5.36%) PaaS
6 5 (4.46%) Kong
6 5 (4.46%) SaaS
7 4 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.68%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.79%) GitHub
10 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.89%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.89%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (39.29%) DNS
2 40 (35.71%) DHCP
3 19 (16.96%) Firewall
3 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.71%) SAN
5 7 (6.25%) LAN
5 7 (6.25%) VLAN
5 7 (6.25%) WAN
6 6 (5.36%) HTTP
6 6 (5.36%) VoIP
6 6 (5.36%) VPN
6 6 (5.36%) WebEx
6 6 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (4.46%) FTP
7 5 (4.46%) PuTTY
7 5 (4.46%) SMTP
7 5 (4.46%) SSH
7 5 (4.46%) SSL
7 5 (4.46%) Telnet
7 5 (4.46%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.46%) MySQL
4 4 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.79%) MS Access
6 2 (1.79%) Power BI
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.89%) Essbase
7 1 (0.89%) Metadata
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.89%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (11.61%) MSI
2 11 (9.82%) Selenium
3 10 (8.93%) TeamCity
4 9 (8.04%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.04%) JIRA
5 8 (7.14%) AdminStudio
6 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.46%) Cypress.io
7 5 (4.46%) InstallShield
7 5 (4.46%) Subversion
8 3 (2.68%) Appium
8 3 (2.68%) Chocolatey
8 3 (2.68%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.68%) Maven
8 3 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.68%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.68%) TestNG
8 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.68%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.68%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.71%) Finance
4 10 (8.93%) Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.68%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Retail
7 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.89%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.89%) German Language
8 1 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.89%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.89%) Publishing
8 1 (0.89%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (13.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (12.50%) Administrator
3 12 (10.71%) Developer
4 10 (8.93%) Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (8.04%) Consultant
6 8 (7.14%) Applications Packager
7 7 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (5.36%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (4.46%) Active Directory Consultant
9 5 (4.46%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.46%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Tester
9 5 (4.46%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.75%) .NET
2 11 (9.82%) HTML
3 10 (8.93%) XML
4 7 (6.25%) HTML5
4 7 (6.25%) XMPP
5 6 (5.36%) JSON
5 6 (5.36%) LDAP
6 5 (4.46%) JMS
6 5 (4.46%) LAMP
6 5 (4.46%) REST
6 5 (4.46%) SOAP
6 5 (4.46%) XML-RPC
7 4 (3.57%) Kafka
7 4 (3.57%) SonicMQ
7 4 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.79%) Software Packaging
9 2 (1.79%) WinForms
9 2 (1.79%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.25%) PKI
4 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.46%) Wiki
5 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.68%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.89%) BYOD
8 1 (0.89%) Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 81 (72.32%) Windows
2 32 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 31 (27.68%) Windows Server
4 27 (24.11%) Linux
5 17 (15.18%) Windows 7
6 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (7.14%) Unix
8 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.68%) VMS
11 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.89%) CentOS
12 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) ITIL
2 20 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (16.96%) Migration
4 17 (15.18%) ITSM
5 16 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 15 (13.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (12.50%) Workflow
8 13 (11.61%) Configuration Management
8 13 (11.61%) Incident Management
9 10 (8.93%) Release Management
9 10 (8.93%) Service Management
10 9 (8.04%) BDD
10 9 (8.04%) Change Management
11 8 (7.14%) TDD
12 7 (6.25%) Computer Science
12 7 (6.25%) Disk Encryption
12 7 (6.25%) Network Management
12 7 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 91 (81.25%) PowerShell
2 42 (37.50%) VB
3 32 (28.57%) SQL
4 23 (20.54%) Java
5 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
6 17 (15.18%) Python
7 14 (12.50%) C#
8 12 (10.71%) Bash Shell
9 10 (8.93%) Shell Script
10 9 (8.04%) C++
11 7 (6.25%) VBA
12 6 (5.36%) Perl
13 4 (3.57%) C
13 4 (3.57%) Ruby
14 3 (2.68%) PHP
14 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.89%) Groovy
15 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.89%) R
15 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.29%) Degree
3 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.89%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.89%) ISEB
10 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.89%) MCITP
10 1 (0.89%) MCSA
10 1 (0.89%) MCSE
10 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 53 (47.32%) Active Directory
2 30 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (9.82%) XenApp
5 7 (6.25%) BitLocker
5 7 (6.25%) NFS
5 7 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (5.36%) vSphere
7 5 (4.46%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.57%) Docker
8 4 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.89%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (33.04%) SCCM
2 16 (14.29%) WSUS
3 7 (6.25%) Ansible
3 7 (6.25%) MobiControl
4 6 (5.36%) AppManager
5 5 (4.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (4.46%) Nagios
5 5 (4.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.57%) SCOM
6 4 (3.57%) StackStorm
6 4 (3.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (2.68%) Puppet
8 2 (1.79%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.79%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.89%) Avamar
9 1 (0.89%) Istio
9 1 (0.89%) Kiali
9 1 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 44 (39.29%) VMware
3 18 (16.07%) Citrix
4 15 (13.39%) Cisco
5 13 (11.61%) HP
6 12 (10.71%) Oracle
7 10 (8.93%) Ivanti
7 10 (8.93%) NetApp
8 9 (8.04%) Blue Prism
9 7 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.25%) SOTI
10 5 (4.46%) AppDynamics
10 5 (4.46%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.57%) Automation Anywhere
11 4 (3.57%) IBM
11 4 (3.57%) McAfee
11 4 (3.57%) Micro Focus
11 4 (3.57%) UiPath
12 3 (2.68%) Qualys
12 3 (2.68%) Red Hat