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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 78 74 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing VB 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.67% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 1.93% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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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
394 415 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 34.76% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 271 98
Average daily rate £375 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £12.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +96.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.80 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £52.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) VBScript
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) XSLT
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) Informatics
3 2 (25.00%) HL7
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Health Informatics
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Excel Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) XSLT
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (25.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Informatics
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
1 2 (25.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
1 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft