The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.77% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Programming Languages Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
40 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 37.74% 17.94% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 5
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.86 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.76% -64.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) VB6
5 1 (20.00%) VBA
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Customer Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Apache
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) EDI
5 1 (20.00%) Toad
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) PVCS
5 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (20.00%) XML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (20.00%) Toad
2 1 (20.00%) PVCS
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) EDI
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) VB6
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft