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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 75 70 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing VB 6 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 1.02% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 3.04% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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£303 £356 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -13.04%
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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
404 428 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.35% 33.54% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 243 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £21.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +17.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) VBScript
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) NHibernate
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) VB6
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) Informatics
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (22.22%) HL7
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Health Informatics
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Excel Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) NHibernate
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Informatics
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
1 2 (22.22%) Health Informatics
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) User Stories
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Test Management
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (11.11%) Data Entry
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (22.22%) VB6
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) VBA
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) HL7
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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