The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 28 28
Contract jobs citing VB 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 0.49% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.92% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
36 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.77% 25.24% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 19
Average daily rate £366 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £293 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £408 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
Scotland

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Aberdeen region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Aberdeen region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 10 (83.33%) VB6
1 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 10 (83.33%) MS Access
1 10 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 10 (83.33%) VBA
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
1 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
1 10 (83.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (66.67%) Intranet
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) MSI
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) SLA
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) VMware

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 10 (83.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Analyst Programmer
2 8 (66.67%) Programmer
3 6 (50.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Server Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
1 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Change Management
1 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) VB6
1 10 (83.33%) VBA
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Sun
1 1 (8.33%) VMware