Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 209 158
Rank change year-on-year +59 -51 -22
Contract jobs citing VBScript 28 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.049% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.87% 0.15% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 11
West Midlands median daily rate £301 - £300
10th Percentile £276 - £283
90th Percentile £368 - £416
England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £24.25
England median hourly rate £47.83 £38.25 £22.38
% change year-on-year +25.05% +70.95% -42.63%

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 1497 1987 1514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.92% 32.13% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1217 894
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -10.45% +23.09%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 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 23 November 2017. 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
Shropshire - 20 - -
Coventry - 6 £301 -
Solihull - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
VBScript
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
1 22 (78.57%) PowerShell
2 21 (75.00%) VMware
2 21 (75.00%) SCCM
2 21 (75.00%) MSI
2 21 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (71.43%) Migration
3 20 (71.43%) WSH
3 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (71.43%) QA
3 20 (71.43%) WMI
3 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 20 (71.43%) Windows 10
4 18 (64.29%) Application Discovery
4 18 (64.29%) Application Packaging
4 18 (64.29%) Release Management
5 6 (21.43%) C#
5 6 (21.43%) VB
6 5 (17.86%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) Selenium
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.29%) User Experience
7 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Retail
7 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
7 4 (14.29%) BDD
7 4 (14.29%) HP UFT

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:

Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 21 (75.00%) MSI
2 5 (17.86%) Selenium
3 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Applications Packager
2 10 (35.71%) Application Integration Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Applications Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) WSH
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 20 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Migration
2 18 (64.29%) Application Discovery
2 18 (64.29%) Application Packaging
2 18 (64.29%) Release Management
3 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
4 4 (14.29%) BDD
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) DNA
6 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (21.43%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) VB
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (71.43%) QA
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (75.00%) SCCM
2 20 (71.43%) WMI
3 1 (3.57%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) VMware
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) LANDesk