The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 71 89 75
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 0.67% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%
VB
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
384 447 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.17% 26.14% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 264 252
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £47.25 £25.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.12% -27.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for VB.

1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) ETL
3 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
3 6 (35.29%) Dashboard Development
4 5 (29.41%) VBA
4 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 5 (29.41%) Workflow
4 5 (29.41%) Data Management
4 5 (29.41%) QlikView
5 4 (23.53%) Cognos
5 4 (23.53%) Data Governance
5 4 (23.53%) Compliance Management
6 3 (17.65%) OOD
6 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (17.65%) VBScript
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) Release Management
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
6 3 (17.65%) WCF
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (17.65%) DevExpress

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) QlikView
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) QlikView Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) VBA Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) VBA Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Application Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Application Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Change and Release Manager
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior QlikView Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB Scripter
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) WCF
2 3 (17.65%) WinForms
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Dashboard Development
2 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
2 6 (35.29%) ETL
2 6 (35.29%) SDLC
3 5 (29.41%) Data Management
3 5 (29.41%) Workflow
4 4 (23.53%) Compliance Management
4 4 (23.53%) Data Governance
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) OOD
5 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
5 3 (17.65%) Release Management
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Workflow Management
6 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
7 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
2 5 (29.41%) VBA
3 3 (17.65%) VBScript
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cognos
2 3 (17.65%) DevExpress
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) SAP