Period
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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 17 August 2022 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
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 714 685 465
Rank change year-on-year -29 -220 +181
Contract jobs citing VBScript 129 100 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.34% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 75 66
10th Percentile £203 £254 £320
25th Percentile £385 £325 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £476 £383 £450
Median % change year-on-year +24.35% -14.89% +20.00%
75th Percentile £588 £490 £538
90th Percentile £656 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £400 £430
% change year-on-year +15.00% -6.98% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
10th Percentile £23.76 - £20.46
25th Percentile £24.42 - £20.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £27.70
75th Percentile £38.99 - £45.72
90th Percentile £46.48 - £52.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.29 - £20.50
% change year-on-year - - -5.75%

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 32,649 29,754 14,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.33% 39.99% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,739 21,210 9,879
10th Percentile £400 £350 £320
25th Percentile £463 £413 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £588
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 454 266
10th Percentile £19.08 £15.86 £15.47
25th Percentile £36.13 £24.40 £21.57
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.75 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +25.71% +2.94% -5.01%
75th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £74.60 £65.54 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +29.41% - -5.56%

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 17 August 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -14 113 £490 +15.29% 28
UK excluding London +10 79 £460 +15.00% 17
Work from Home -46 53 £495 +32.00% 14
South East +9 41 £408 -16.84% 8
London -61 38 £500 +8.40% 11
North of England -23 12 £500 +25.00% 5
Scotland 0 11 £506 +35.91%
North West -14 8 £500 +25.00% 3
South West -8 7 £525 +40.00% 3
East of England -1 5 £180 -41.65%
Yorkshire - 3 £575 - 2
Midlands -26 2 - - 1
West Midlands -31 2 - - 1
North East -7 1 - -
Wales - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 77 (59.69%) PowerShell
2 62 (48.06%) Windows
3 56 (43.41%) Active Directory
4 49 (37.98%) Unix
5 46 (35.66%) SCCM
6 45 (34.88%) Agile
7 43 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 41 (31.78%) Security Cleared
9 40 (31.01%) DNS
10 39 (30.23%) Linux
11 38 (29.46%) VMware
11 38 (29.46%) Azure
12 37 (28.68%) Windows 10
13 36 (27.91%) DHCP
14 35 (27.13%) Citrix
14 35 (27.13%) Social Skills
15 34 (26.36%) DevOps
15 34 (26.36%) Change Management
16 32 (24.81%) VB
17 31 (24.03%) Python
17 31 (24.03%) SC Cleared
18 29 (22.48%) XenApp
18 29 (22.48%) AWS
18 29 (22.48%) JavaScript
18 29 (22.48%) Kubernetes
19 26 (20.16%) Jenkins
19 26 (20.16%) Task Automation
19 26 (20.16%) Serverless
19 26 (20.16%) Git (software)
19 26 (20.16%) Ruby

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 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.10%) IIS
2 4 (3.10%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (3.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.10%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.78%) Confluence
4 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (9.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.46%) Azure
2 29 (22.48%) AWS
3 26 (20.16%) Serverless
4 22 (17.05%) Amazon ECS
4 22 (17.05%) Amazon EKS
4 22 (17.05%) Amazon S3
4 22 (17.05%) AWS CodePipeline
4 22 (17.05%) AWS Lambda
4 22 (17.05%) AWS Step Functions
5 17 (13.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (11.63%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (9.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (5.43%) Azure Monitor
9 4 (3.10%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (3.10%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (3.10%) Azure Functions
9 4 (3.10%) Azure Logic Apps
9 4 (3.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 4 (3.10%) PaaS
9 4 (3.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.01%) DNS
2 36 (27.91%) DHCP
3 21 (16.28%) Firewall
4 13 (10.08%) NetScaler
5 6 (4.65%) VPN
6 5 (3.88%) LAN
6 5 (3.88%) WAN
6 5 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.33%) Network Security
7 3 (2.33%) VLAN
7 3 (2.33%) VoIP
8 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.55%) WebEx
8 2 (1.55%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.10%) Big Data
3 4 (3.10%) Data Lake
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.10%) Parquet
4 2 (1.55%) Metadata
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (20.16%) Git (software)
1 26 (20.16%) Jenkins
2 23 (17.83%) Artifactory
2 23 (17.83%) GitLab
3 10 (7.75%) JIRA
3 10 (7.75%) Selenium
4 8 (6.20%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.43%) Subversion
6 5 (3.88%) HP UFT
6 5 (3.88%) JBehave
6 5 (3.88%) TestComplete
6 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 4 (3.10%) Ant
7 4 (3.10%) Hudson
7 4 (3.10%) InstallShield
7 4 (3.10%) MSI
7 4 (3.10%) Postman
8 3 (2.33%) Cypress.io
8 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (27.13%) Social Skills
2 24 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.53%) Public Sector
4 10 (7.75%) Finance
5 5 (3.88%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.33%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) AWS Engineer
2 19 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (12.40%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (10.08%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (10.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Unix Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) IT Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Developer
8 8 (6.20%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Active Directory Specialist
9 6 (4.65%) Azure Specialist
9 6 (4.65%) Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.38%) JSON
2 24 (18.60%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (17.83%) YAML
4 12 (9.30%) Sensu
5 10 (7.75%) .NET
6 4 (3.10%) JMS
6 4 (3.10%) Middleware
6 4 (3.10%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (3.10%) SOAP
7 3 (2.33%) WSH
8 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.55%) XMPP
9 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.78%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.78%) HTML
9 1 (0.78%) jQuery
9 1 (0.78%) Node.js
9 1 (0.78%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Data Protection Act
2 16 (12.40%) Clustering
3 11 (8.53%) Legacy Systems
4 10 (7.75%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.43%) PKI
6 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.10%) CMDB
8 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.55%) Robotics
10 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 62 (48.06%) Windows
2 49 (37.98%) Unix
3 39 (30.23%) Linux
4 37 (28.68%) Windows 10
5 19 (14.73%) Windows 7
5 19 (14.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (11.63%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (2.33%) VMS
9 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.55%) Android
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.88%) Agile
2 34 (26.36%) Change Management
2 34 (26.36%) DevOps
3 26 (20.16%) Task Automation
4 24 (18.60%) High Availability
4 24 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (17.83%) Migration
6 22 (17.05%) Incident Response
6 22 (17.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 22 (17.05%) Technical Leadership
7 21 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 21 (16.28%) SDLC
8 20 (15.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (15.50%) Project Delivery
8 20 (15.50%) Runbook
9 18 (13.95%) Data Loss Prevention
9 18 (13.95%) Data Protection
9 18 (13.95%) Product Roadmap
9 18 (13.95%) Remediation Plan
10 17 (13.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (59.69%) PowerShell
2 32 (24.81%) VB
3 31 (24.03%) Python
4 29 (22.48%) JavaScript
5 26 (20.16%) Ruby
6 22 (17.05%) SQL
7 21 (16.28%) C#
8 13 (10.08%) Java
9 8 (6.20%) C++
10 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.88%) VBA
12 4 (3.10%) C
12 4 (3.10%) Perl
13 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.55%) Ada
15 1 (0.78%) Jython
15 1 (0.78%) R
15 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (31.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.03%) SC Cleared
3 23 (17.83%) AWS Certification
3 23 (17.83%) AWS Certified Developer
3 23 (17.83%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
4 7 (5.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.88%) MCTS
6 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.33%) Azure Certification
7 3 (2.33%) ISEB
7 3 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.78%) Degree
8 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.38%) QA
2 19 (14.73%) GDPR
3 10 (7.75%) SLA
4 8 (6.20%) NIST
4 8 (6.20%) PMO
5 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (43.41%) Active Directory
2 29 (22.48%) XenApp
3 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (14.73%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (10.85%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (6.98%) DFS Replication
7 7 (5.43%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.65%) BitLocker
8 6 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.88%) NFS
10 4 (3.10%) vSphere
11 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 46 (35.66%) SCCM
2 29 (22.48%) Kubernetes
3 24 (18.60%) Puppet
3 24 (18.60%) Terraform
4 23 (17.83%) Grafana
4 23 (17.83%) Kibana
4 23 (17.83%) Prometheus
5 18 (13.95%) Ansible
6 13 (10.08%) WSUS
7 12 (9.30%) SCOM
8 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (6.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (6.20%) SCVMM
10 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (3.10%) Perfmon
11 4 (3.10%) SnapMirror
12 3 (2.33%) AppManager
12 3 (2.33%) WMI
13 2 (1.55%) MobiControl
14 1 (0.78%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 43 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.46%) VMware
3 35 (27.13%) Citrix
4 24 (18.60%) Ivanti
5 19 (14.73%) Symantec
6 18 (13.95%) SolarWinds
7 7 (5.43%) HP
8 6 (4.65%) Cisco
8 6 (4.65%) Oracle
9 5 (3.88%) NetApp
10 4 (3.10%) Databricks
11 3 (2.33%) Automation Anywhere
11 3 (2.33%) CA
11 3 (2.33%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.55%) Fujitsu
12 2 (1.55%) Hyperion
12 2 (1.55%) McAfee
12 2 (1.55%) SOTI
12 2 (1.55%) UiPath
13 1 (0.78%) Blue Prism