The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 72 66 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 2.71% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
408 295 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.86% 26.18% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 129 86
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
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 19 September 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 7 (36.84%) VBA
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) VBScript
4 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 6 (31.58%) VB6
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) MSI
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.79%) Software Deployment
7 3 (15.79%) Dell KACE
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 3 (15.79%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
7 3 (15.79%) InstallShield
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.79%) Dell
8 2 (10.53%) MS Access
8 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (10.53%) Degree

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MSI
2 3 (15.79%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (15.79%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Report Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Packager
4 3 (15.79%) VB Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Assistant Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Report Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Report Writer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior VB Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Excel Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XSLT
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Statistics
2 1 (5.26%) Health Informatics
2 1 (5.26%) Informatics
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Software Deployment
2 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) VBA
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
1 7 (36.84%) VBScript
2 6 (31.58%) VB6
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Dell KACE
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.26%) Altiris
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Novell
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