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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 0.58% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 1.78% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £338 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +75.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £328 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £348 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%

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
366 449 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 44.20% 32.70% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 262 278
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £52.00 £31.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.77% -33.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 23 January 2017, 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 (69.23%) C#
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) WinForms
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
3 7 (53.85%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) System Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
4 5 (38.46%) Change Control
4 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
4 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
4 5 (38.46%) Secure Coding
5 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) DevExpress
7 2 (15.38%) QlikView
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (15.38%) Refactoring

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.69%) MS Access
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) QlikView Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Access Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Report Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) VBA Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
2 8 (61.54%) WinForms
3 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
4 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) Change Control
2 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Secure Coding
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) System Testing
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Compliance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (15.38%) Data Governance
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VBA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) DevExpress
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos
4 1 (7.69%) SAP