The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 March 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 123 110
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 6 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 1.06% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Median daily rate £438 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £480 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £321
% change year-on-year -10.34% +12.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -45.00% +10.09%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 693 945 781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.80% 34.14% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 563 453
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

VBScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VBScript in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for VBScript in the West Midlands

VBScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VBScript in the West Midlands

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Birmingham +5 2 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 7 (70.00%) VB
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (50.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (30.00%) WSUS
4 3 (30.00%) LANDesk
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (30.00%) Bluetooth
4 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) AirWatch
4 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (30.00%) Android
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Security
4 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Ariba
5 2 (20.00%) VBA
5 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Ajax

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (30.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Applications Packager
1 3 (30.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) VB Developer
2 2 (20.00%) VBA Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (10.00%) VB VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Android
3 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Security
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Application Discovery
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) VB
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) AirWatch
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (30.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) LANDesk
2 2 (20.00%) Ariba
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) SYSPRO
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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