Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 162 211
Rank change year-on-year -20 +49 -42
Contract jobs citing VBScript 20 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.52% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.69% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
West Midlands median daily rate £281 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.64% -14.63% +36.67%
10th Percentile £159 £318 £405
90th Percentile £324 £383 £415
England median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 - -
England median hourly rate £18.50 £47.83 £28.38
% change year-on-year -61.32% +68.56% +35.12%

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 1,770 1,418 2,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.06% 30.63% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,094 916 1,252
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
90th Percentile £544 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +10.92% +14.42%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.58 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.28 £42.70
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 - 10 £288 - 3
Coventry -10 5 £324 -13.67%
Warwickshire - 5 £225 - 2
Solihull -2 1 - -
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) PowerShell
1 17 (85.00%) Windows 10
2 12 (60.00%) SCCM
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (35.00%) Patch Management
4 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) MCSE
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (25.00%) VB
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) MCITP
6 5 (25.00%) BitLocker
6 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 5 (25.00%) vSphere
6 5 (25.00%) XenApp
6 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (20.00%) WSUS
7 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (20.00%) Fat Client
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) AdminStudio
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Packager
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) WSH
2 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Robotics
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (35.00%) Patch Management
2 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Line Management
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCITP
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (25.00%) BitLocker
3 5 (25.00%) vSphere
3 5 (25.00%) XenApp
4 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) Firmware
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (60.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Wyse
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Becrypt
4 1 (5.00%) Blue Prism
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) Samsung
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec