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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 132 117
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15  
Contract jobs citing VBScript 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 0.41% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.09% +23.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +9.48% -2.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -22.53% +69.57%  

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 650 979 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.00% 32.51% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 619 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 June 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 +16 3 - - 2
Coventry - 1 £375 -
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) VB
4 6 (42.86%) SCCM
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (35.71%) Application Packaging
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) MSI
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Ariba
7 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
7 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) Selenium
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Scala
7 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) NCDA
8 1 (7.14%) NCIE
8 1 (7.14%) SYSPRO
8 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012

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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 2 (14.29%) MSI
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Applications Packager
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VB Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VBA Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Packager
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) VB VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Ajax
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Application Packaging
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Application Discovery
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 7 (50.00%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) Scala
4 2 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) NCDA
2 1 (7.14%) NCIE
2 1 (7.14%) NCSA
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Ariba
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) SYSPRO
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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