The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 104 127 85
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -42
Contract jobs citing VB 31 13 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 0.41% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.37% 1.34% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 24
Median daily rate £382 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +12.87%
VB
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
920 972 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.39% 30.45% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 505 598
Median daily rate £340 £355 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £55.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Scotland region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Scotland region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VB
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 11 £425 +54.54%
Glasgow +15 7 £394 +5.35% 2
Renfrewshire -14 6 £275 -15.38%
Aberdeen - 6 - -
Fife - 1 £320 -
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VB.

1 43 (72.88%) .NET
2 33 (55.93%) JavaScript
3 30 (50.85%) C#
4 29 (49.15%) HTML
5 27 (45.76%) Oracle
5 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
6 25 (42.37%) ASP.NET
7 23 (38.98%) HP
7 23 (38.98%) SC Cleared
7 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
8 18 (30.51%) HP UFT
8 18 (30.51%) CRM
8 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
9 17 (28.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
10 16 (27.12%) Functional Testing
10 16 (27.12%) SQL
11 14 (23.73%) VB.NET
12 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
12 13 (22.03%) Test Automation
12 13 (22.03%) jQuery
12 13 (22.03%) SDLC
13 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (20.34%) Java
13 12 (20.34%) Workflow
13 12 (20.34%) Finance
14 11 (18.64%) VB6
14 11 (18.64%) ISEB
15 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
15 10 (16.95%) VBA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.86%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.39%) IBM Domino
3 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.69%) Captiva
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) SAN
2 4 (6.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.08%) MS Access
5 3 (5.08%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) QlikView
6 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.39%) SQLite
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) HP UFT
2 4 (6.78%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) German Language
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Developer
2 8 (13.56%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Automation Tester
2 8 (13.56%) Tester
3 7 (11.86%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Administrator
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (72.88%) .NET
2 29 (49.15%) HTML
3 25 (42.37%) ASP.NET
4 13 (22.03%) jQuery
5 10 (16.95%) CSS
5 10 (16.95%) Web Services
6 9 (15.25%) XML
7 7 (11.86%) ADO.NET
8 5 (8.47%) JSP
9 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.39%) WCF
10 2 (3.39%) WinForms
11 1 (1.69%) EJB
11 1 (1.69%) JPA
11 1 (1.69%) Middleware
11 1 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) AIX
1 4 (6.78%) Unix
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) MVS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) CRM
2 16 (27.12%) Functional Testing
2 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.03%) SDLC
3 13 (22.03%) Test Automation
4 12 (20.34%) Workflow
5 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
5 8 (13.56%) ITIL
5 8 (13.56%) Release Management
6 7 (11.86%) Migration
6 7 (11.86%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.17%) ITIL V3
7 6 (10.17%) Project Management
8 4 (6.78%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.78%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (6.78%) OO
8 4 (6.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) JavaScript
2 30 (50.85%) C#
3 16 (27.12%) SQL
4 14 (23.73%) VB.NET
5 12 (20.34%) Java
6 11 (18.64%) VB6
7 10 (16.95%) VBA
8 8 (13.56%) C++
9 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
10 3 (5.08%) VBScript
11 2 (3.39%) C
11 2 (3.39%) LotusScript
11 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.69%) Perl
12 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.69%) Python
12 1 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) SC Cleared
1 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 18 (30.51%) ISTQB
3 17 (28.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 11 (18.64%) ISEB
5 7 (11.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.78%) CCNA
6 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.78%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) MCP
8 1 (1.69%) MCTS
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
1 27 (45.76%) Oracle
2 23 (38.98%) HP
3 7 (11.86%) Nintex
4 6 (10.17%) ILOG
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco
6 4 (6.78%) Citrix
6 4 (6.78%) EMC
6 4 (6.78%) IBM
6 4 (6.78%) VMware
7 2 (3.39%) Cognos
7 2 (3.39%) DevExpress
7 2 (3.39%) Lotus
7 2 (3.39%) SAP
8 1 (1.69%) Avaya