Period
to 17 August 2018

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 6 months to 17 August 2018 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 156 199
Rank change year-on-year -17 +43 -36
Contract jobs citing VBScript 19 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.42% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
West Midlands median daily rate £288 £338 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.88% -13.40% +30.00%
10th Percentile £170 £244 £332
90th Percentile £573 £406 £527
England median daily rate £361 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 - -
England median hourly rate £44.67 £36.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year +23.21% +42.16% +21.43%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,687 1,333 1,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.06% 30.84% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 877 1,191
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.63 £75.00 £40.22
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VBScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -19 8 £288 - 4
Warwickshire - 6 £250 - 1
Coventry -11 5 £419 +11.67%
Kingswinford - 1 £400 -
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VBScript.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
1 13 (68.42%) Windows 10
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (42.11%) SCCM
4 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
5 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (26.32%) XenApp
6 5 (26.32%) vSphere
6 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) MCSE
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) MCITP
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (21.05%) WSH
7 4 (21.05%) DNS
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) VB
7 4 (21.05%) C#

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 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) VLAN
4 2 (10.53%) Intranet
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) AdminStudio
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) MSI
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Applications Packager
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) WSH
2 2 (10.53%) Classic ASP
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) XSL
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) MFC
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
1 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Robotics
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) Windows 10
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Unix
6 2 (10.53%) Android
6 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
2 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) Line Management
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Development
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
5 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
6 1 (5.26%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) VB
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCITP
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.53%) GDPR
3 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) BitLocker
4 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Wyse
4 2 (10.53%) Blue Prism
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) UiPath