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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 75 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% 0.86% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 2.90% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £301 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.06% -14.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.15% -3.81%
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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
433 345 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.44% 29.59% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 157 89
Average daily rate £380 £308 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -6.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 20 October 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 8 (42.11%) Finance
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) VB6
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) VBA
3 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) VBScript
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
5 3 (15.79%) Statistics
5 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) MSI
6 2 (10.53%) MS Access
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.53%) SCCM
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.26%) Dell KACE
7 1 (5.26%) Health Informatics

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) VB Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Report Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior VB Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Excel Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Report Writer
5 1 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
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%) NHibernate
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Statistics
2 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Health Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) VB6
3 6 (31.58%) VBA
4 4 (21.05%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Altiris
3 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.26%) Dell KACE
3 1 (5.26%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle