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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 89 79 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.24% 1.26% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £388 £280 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £28.05
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -12.64%
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
404 396 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.57% 27.85% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 233 267
Median daily rate £385 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% +70.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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
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 26 May 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) VB6
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) COM+
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) C++
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (8.33%) R

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Captiva
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 4 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Application Development Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Application Development Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Change and Release Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Scripter
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripter
5 1 (8.33%) VB Scripter
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) COM+
3 1 (8.33%) EJB
3 1 (8.33%) JPA
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) MVS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) IT Governance
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (8.33%) Process Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) R
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Planview
3 1 (8.33%) SAP