The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Edinburgh 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 74 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 14 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.80% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 3.07% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £258 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.92% -15.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.75 £32.30
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -1.70%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
450 261 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.60% 25.94% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 105 93
Average daily rate £363 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £214 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.54 £27.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) VBScript
3 9 (33.33%) Migration
4 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
4 7 (25.93%) VBA
4 7 (25.93%) VB6
5 6 (22.22%) Windows
6 5 (18.52%) MSI
6 5 (18.52%) InstallShield
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (18.52%) SCCM
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
6 5 (18.52%) Software Deployment
7 4 (14.81%) Dell KACE
7 4 (14.81%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
7 4 (14.81%) VMware
7 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
7 4 (14.81%) Dell
7 4 (14.81%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.81%) HTML
8 3 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (11.11%) Marketing
8 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
9 2 (7.41%) User Stories

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.41%) MS Access
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MSI
1 5 (18.52%) InstallShield
2 4 (14.81%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Applications Packager
4 4 (14.81%) VB Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SAS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Classic ASP
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) XSL
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.70%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) FMCG
1 1 (3.70%) Informatics
1 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
1 1 (3.70%) Statistics
1 1 (3.70%) Health Informatics
1 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Software Deployment
3 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.41%) User Stories
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Information Management
4 2 (7.41%) Benchmarking
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) UML
5 1 (3.70%) OO
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) VBScript
3 7 (25.93%) VBA
3 7 (25.93%) VB6
4 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) SAS Macro
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
6 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.70%) XQuery
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Dell KACE
1 4 (14.81%) VMware
1 4 (14.81%) Dell
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Novell
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe