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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 81 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 1.07% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 3.16% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 8
Average daily rate
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£193 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.88% +33.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £266 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £395 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
VB
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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
553 412 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.03% 33.97% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 226 144
Average daily rate £380 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 5 (50.00%) VB6
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Classic ASP
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) XSLT
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) NHibernate
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 3 (30.00%) Informatics
3 3 (30.00%) HL7
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Health Informatics
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) VB Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior VB Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Classic ASP
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) XSLT
2 3 (30.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (30.00%) JSON
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Informatics
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
1 3 (30.00%) Health Informatics
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
1 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) User Stories
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) VB6
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) HL7
2 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Altiris
2 1 (10.00%) LANDesk