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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 80 82 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 10 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.75% 0.55% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.37% 1.91% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Median daily rate £400 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.92%
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
422 419 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.73% 28.84% 36.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 233 314
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £48.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +95.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) VBA
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) SDLC
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
5 3 (23.08%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (23.08%) VBScript
5 3 (23.08%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) VB6
6 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) MS Access
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) C++

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Captiva
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (15.38%) MS Access
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQLite
4 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) VBA Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Architect
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior QlikView Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) VB Scripter
4 1 (7.69%) VBA Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) EJB
4 1 (7.69%) JPA
4 1 (7.69%) JSP
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) MVS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) SDLC
2 4 (30.77%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Dashboard Development
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Data Governance
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
5 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) VBA
3 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VBScript
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (15.38%) VB6
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Avaya
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos
2 1 (7.69%) DevExpress
2 1 (7.69%) Planview
2 1 (7.69%) SAP