Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 149 191
Rank change year-on-year -32 +42 -27
Contract jobs citing VBScript 13 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.62% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.76% 1.93% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
West Midlands median daily rate £281 £301 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.56% -33.11% +50.00%
10th Percentile £199 £276 £400
90th Percentile £344 £327 £500
England median daily rate £385 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -9.41% +21.43% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 - -
England median hourly rate £18.50 £47.83 £47.83
% change year-on-year -61.32% - +73.93%

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 1,702 1,501 1,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.42% 32.24% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,032 947 1,029
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £244 £250
90th Percentile £555 £530 £523
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 59 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +31.25% -21.31%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.90 £11.50
90th Percentile £59.05 £50.15 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +9 7 £288 - 5
Coventry -11 2 £360 +19.60%
Walsall - 2 £224 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) SCCM
2 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
2 11 (84.62%) Windows 10
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (53.85%) VB
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
6 5 (38.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (38.46%) Thin Client
6 5 (38.46%) Wyse
6 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (38.46%) WSUS
6 5 (38.46%) Fat Client
6 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) BitLocker
7 4 (30.77%) HP
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
8 3 (23.08%) Line Management
8 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
9 2 (15.38%) Migration
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (15.38%) Office 365
9 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (15.38%) AdminStudio
10 1 (7.69%) Project Management

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 (38.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) AdminStudio
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) IT Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Packager
3 2 (15.38%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Principal Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
1 1 (7.69%) DOM
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
1 5 (38.46%) Fat Client
1 5 (38.46%) Thin Client
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Handset
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
2 7 (53.85%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 4 (30.77%) BitLocker
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Wyse
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Becrypt
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Samsung
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec