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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 359 396
Rank change year-on-year -100 +37  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 145 309 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 1.45% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 193 142
Median daily rate £350 £375 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £318
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 15
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +71.42%  

VBScript is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19579 21327 20763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.53% 38.18% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 14651 13478
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 470 432
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VBScript as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 131 £350 -7.89% 35
London -11 48 £375 -11.76% 7
South East -54 24 £330 -12.00% 5
Hampshire -17 19 £330 -18.51% 1
South West +4 17 £375 -42.30% 2
East Midlands -9 16 £244 +3.72% 4
City of London -7 15 £383 -13.06% 2
East of England +2 10 £444 +4.41% 6
West Midlands +24 9 £325 -18.17% 3
Hook -5 9 £330 -8.33%
Leicestershire +4 8 £259 +133.10% 2
Essex -9 7 £450 +5.88%
Exeter -3 6 - -
Devon -6 6 - -
Leicester - 6 £253 - 2
Bristol +7 5 £250 -24.24% 2
Scotland -8 5 £300 -10.44% 1
Derbyshire -15 5 £125 -44.44% 1
North West +32 4 £325 -32.64% 4
Birmingham +8 4 - - 2
Derby -16 4 £125 -25.59%
Belfast - 4 £263 -
County Antrim - 4 £263 -
Havant - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 4 £263 -
South Wales +12 3 £388 -0.64%
Wales +6 3 £388 -0.64%
Glasgow +2 3 - -
Wiltshire +1 3 £450 -
Swindon -1 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 209 (69.44%) PowerShell
2 194 (64.45%) Windows
3 130 (43.19%) Microsoft
4 113 (37.54%) Active Directory
5 105 (34.88%) Windows Server
6 95 (31.56%) SQL
7 86 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 81 (26.91%) SCCM
9 78 (25.91%) Finance
10 70 (23.26%) VB
10 70 (23.26%) C#
11 68 (22.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 67 (22.26%) Security Cleared
13 64 (21.26%) Windows 7
13 64 (21.26%) VMware
13 64 (21.26%) Firewall
14 62 (20.60%) ITIL
15 60 (19.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 57 (18.94%) IIS
17 56 (18.60%) .NET
18 51 (16.94%) HP
19 49 (16.28%) Oracle
20 48 (15.95%) VMware Infrastructure
20 48 (15.95%) Windows 10
21 47 (15.61%) XML
21 47 (15.61%) Linux
22 46 (15.28%) SC Cleared
23 40 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
24 39 (12.96%) TCP/IP
25 38 (12.62%) Agile Software Development

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 57 (18.94%) IIS
2 32 (10.63%) MS Exchange
3 27 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.64%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.32%) SharePoint
6 12 (3.99%) WebSphere
7 10 (3.32%) GlassFish
8 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.99%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.00%) Apache
10 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 18 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.99%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.65%) Office 365
3 6 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.66%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (21.26%) Firewall
2 39 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 28 (9.30%) SAN
4 23 (7.64%) DNS
5 19 (6.31%) Skype
6 18 (5.98%) DHCP
6 18 (5.98%) LAN
7 16 (5.32%) VoIP
8 14 (4.65%) Kerberos
9 13 (4.32%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (4.32%) Wireless
10 7 (2.33%) Network Security
10 7 (2.33%) VPN
11 6 (1.99%) Internet
11 6 (1.99%) NAS
11 6 (1.99%) WAN
12 5 (1.66%) PuTTY
12 5 (1.66%) WinSCP
13 3 (1.00%) SNMP
14 2 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (10.30%) Oracle Database
4 30 (9.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (8.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (7.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (7.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (6.98%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (5.32%) Oracle9i Database
10 12 (3.99%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.66%) MySQL
14 5 (1.66%) OLAP
14 5 (1.66%) OLTP
14 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.66%) QlikView
14 5 (1.66%) RDBMS
15 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (9.97%) MSI
2 29 (9.63%) TeamCity
3 26 (8.64%) HP UFT
4 23 (7.64%) Selenium
5 17 (5.65%) Subversion
6 16 (5.32%) Ant
7 15 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (4.32%) SpecFlow
9 12 (3.99%) Jenkins
10 11 (3.65%) Git (software)
10 11 (3.65%) JIRA
11 9 (2.99%) LoadRunner
11 9 (2.99%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.33%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (1.66%) FxCop
14 5 (1.66%) StyleCop
14 5 (1.66%) TestComplete
14 5 (1.66%) TestNG
General
1 78 (25.91%) Finance
2 29 (9.63%) Banking
3 15 (4.98%) Retail
4 12 (3.99%) Back Office
5 11 (3.65%) Front Office
6 9 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.66%) Publishing
8 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.00%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Advertising
10 2 (0.66%) Electronics
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Local Government
10 2 (0.66%) Military
10 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (16.28%) Analyst
2 44 (14.62%) Developer
3 35 (11.63%) Windows Engineer
4 29 (9.63%) Wintel Engineer
5 20 (6.64%) Support Analyst
6 17 (5.65%) Applications Support
7 16 (5.32%) Tester
8 15 (4.98%) Test Analyst
9 14 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) Consultant
10 13 (4.32%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (3.99%) Server Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Windows Specialist
12 11 (3.65%) Applications Packager
12 11 (3.65%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.32%) .NET Developer
13 10 (3.32%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (3.32%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.60%) .NET
2 47 (15.61%) XML
3 26 (8.64%) HTML
4 23 (7.64%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.98%) XSLT
6 13 (4.32%) CSS
6 13 (4.32%) Web Services
7 9 (2.99%) SOAP
8 8 (2.66%) .NET Framework
8 8 (2.66%) LINQ
8 8 (2.66%) WCF
9 7 (2.33%) ADO.NET
9 7 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (2.33%) HTML5
10 6 (1.99%) Entity Framework
10 6 (1.99%) NHibernate
10 6 (1.99%) REST
10 6 (1.99%) XSL
11 5 (1.66%) Ajax
11 5 (1.66%) AutoMapper
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.99%) EPoS
3 7 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.99%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.33%) Contactless
5 4 (1.33%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.33%) EMV
5 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.33%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.00%) Replication
6 3 (1.00%) STB
7 2 (0.66%) CCTV
7 2 (0.66%) Derivative
7 2 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.66%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 194 (64.45%) Windows
2 105 (34.88%) Windows Server
3 68 (22.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (21.26%) Windows 7
5 60 (19.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (15.95%) Windows 10
7 47 (15.61%) Linux
8 24 (7.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (4.32%) Unix
11 12 (3.99%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.65%) AIX
12 11 (3.65%) Windows 8
13 9 (2.99%) Windows XP
14 7 (2.33%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.99%) Android
16 2 (0.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.60%) ITIL
2 38 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (8.97%) Migration
4 25 (8.31%) Test Scripting
5 21 (6.98%) Business Continuity
5 21 (6.98%) Regression Testing
6 18 (5.98%) Configuration Management
7 16 (5.32%) Application Packaging
7 16 (5.32%) Patch Management
8 15 (4.98%) Test Automation
9 13 (4.32%) BDD
9 13 (4.32%) Customer Requirements
9 13 (4.32%) Integration Testing
9 13 (4.32%) Scrum
10 12 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (3.65%) MVC
11 11 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.65%) Validation
12 10 (3.32%) Domain Models
Programming Languages
1 209 (69.44%) PowerShell
2 95 (31.56%) SQL
3 70 (23.26%) C#
3 70 (23.26%) VB
4 35 (11.63%) T-SQL
5 26 (8.64%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.97%) Perl
7 17 (5.65%) Java
8 13 (4.32%) F#
9 11 (3.65%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.32%) VBA
11 8 (2.66%) Python
12 6 (1.99%) C++
12 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.33%) VB6
14 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.66%) C
15 2 (0.66%) Ruby
15 2 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (22.26%) Security Cleared
2 46 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 40 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.31%) MCSA
5 20 (6.64%) DV Cleared
5 20 (6.64%) MCITP
6 15 (4.98%) Degree
7 7 (2.33%) ISEB
7 7 (2.33%) MCSE
8 6 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.00%) MCTS
9 3 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.66%) CCNA
10 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.66%) CISSP
10 2 (0.66%) GISP
10 2 (0.66%) SANS
11 1 (0.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.65%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.66%) IFRS
3 2 (0.66%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 113 (37.54%) Active Directory
2 48 (15.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (6.31%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.31%) VMware ESX
5 17 (5.65%) vSphere
6 14 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 13 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (3.99%) XenApp
9 8 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.33%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.66%) VMware GSX
14 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.33%) Firmware
14 1 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 81 (26.91%) SCCM
2 22 (7.31%) Control-M
3 21 (6.98%) WSUS
4 16 (5.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (3.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (3.65%) SCOM
7 8 (2.66%) Sysprep
8 6 (1.99%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.99%) BladeLogic
8 6 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.66%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.66%) vRealize
10 4 (1.33%) Ansible
10 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.33%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 130 (43.19%) Microsoft
2 64 (21.26%) VMware
3 51 (16.94%) HP
4 49 (16.28%) Oracle
5 33 (10.96%) Citrix
6 25 (8.31%) NetApp
7 22 (7.31%) Dell
8 21 (6.98%) Cisco
9 20 (6.64%) Symantec
10 19 (6.31%) IBM
11 17 (5.65%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.65%) Altiris
13 10 (3.32%) AppSense
14 9 (2.99%) Intel Security
15 8 (2.66%) LANDesk
16 7 (2.33%) Remedy
16 7 (2.33%) Sophos
16 7 (2.33%) Sun
17 6 (1.99%) EMC
17 6 (1.99%) Lotus
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