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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 85 76 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 8 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.22% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.76% 0.65% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 14
Average daily rate £425 £193 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.77% -45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £107 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £279 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
455 461 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.06% 33.92% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 275 184
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £40.25 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.26% +251.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.90 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) VB6
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) COM+
4 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Process Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
5 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) JPA
6 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) SAP
6 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 1 (11.11%) ITSM
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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%) Captiva
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) VB Developer
1 4 (44.44%) VB6 Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (11.11%) Process Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) COM+
2 1 (11.11%) EJB
2 1 (11.11%) JPA
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
1 2 (22.22%) Process Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) VB6
3 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Planview
3 1 (11.11%) SAP