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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 79 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 5 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 1.24% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 3.53% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Average daily rate
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£85 £300 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.69% +29.83%
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 £30.00 £25.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -16.26%
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
521 425 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 36.77% 35.09% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 223 128
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% -2.77%
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 26 November 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 (50.00%) VB6
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 5 (31.25%) VBScript
5 4 (25.00%) VBA
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Health Informatics
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (12.50%) MS Access
7 2 (12.50%) MSI
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) Classic ASP
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) XSLT
7 2 (12.50%) C#

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) MS Access
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Report Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) VB Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior VB Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Classic ASP
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) XSLT
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Health Informatics
2 2 (12.50%) Informatics
2 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) User Stories
3 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Entry
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) VB6
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) VBScript
4 4 (25.00%) VBA
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Altiris
3 1 (6.25%) LANDesk
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Dell KACE
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