The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 87 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 38 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.42% 1.41% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.73% 3.42% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 15
Average daily rate £375 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £290 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +38.00%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1019 994 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.09% 41.18% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 514 358
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 28
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £12.42 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%
VB
UK

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -19 13 £356 -25.00% 1
Stirling - 5 £363 - 1
Glasgow -17 4 £223 -30.46% 1
Fife - 1 - -
Moray - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 38 (43.18%) SQL
2 34 (38.64%) Windows
3 33 (37.50%) .NET
4 32 (36.36%) VBScript
5 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
6 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
7 24 (27.27%) Finance
8 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 21 (23.86%) MS Excel
9 21 (23.86%) SharePoint
10 19 (21.59%) MS Access
11 17 (19.32%) VB6
12 16 (18.18%) VBA
13 15 (17.05%) Migration
14 14 (15.91%) Citrix
14 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET
14 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
15 13 (14.77%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (14.77%) SCCM
15 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
15 13 (14.77%) Java
15 13 (14.77%) HP
15 13 (14.77%) MSI
16 12 (13.64%) InstallShield
16 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
16 12 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (13.64%) C#
16 12 (13.64%) HTML
17 11 (12.50%) XML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 21 (23.86%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (4.55%) SAS
3 4 (4.55%) IIS
4 3 (3.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 21 (23.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Maximo
2 1 (1.14%) Epicor Vantage
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (11.36%) DHCP
3 9 (10.23%) Intranet
4 7 (7.95%) SAN
5 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.14%) WAN
6 1 (1.14%) Firewall
6 1 (1.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.59%) MS Access
3 10 (11.36%) RDBMS
3 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.14%) MySQL
9 1 (1.14%) DTS
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MSI
2 12 (13.64%) InstallShield
3 6 (6.82%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (4.55%) Subversion
5 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.14%) Ant
6 1 (1.14%) JUnit
6 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.14%) Toad
6 1 (1.14%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.14%) JIRA
6 1 (1.14%) Maven
6 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.14%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Developer
2 26 (29.55%) Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Programmer
3 11 (12.50%) Applications Packager
4 8 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
5 7 (7.95%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Applications Developer
6 6 (6.82%) MI Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Systems Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Database Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Report Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (3.41%) SAS Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Radia Specialist
10 2 (2.27%) VB Developer
10 2 (2.27%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (2.27%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (37.50%) .NET
2 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET
3 12 (13.64%) HTML
4 11 (12.50%) XML
5 7 (7.95%) CSS
5 7 (7.95%) Application Packaging
6 6 (6.82%) Classic ASP
6 6 (6.82%) XSL
6 6 (6.82%) XSLT
7 4 (4.55%) EDI
8 3 (3.41%) Web Services
9 1 (1.14%) J2EE
9 1 (1.14%) JDBC
9 1 (1.14%) JSP
9 1 (1.14%) Servlets
9 1 (1.14%) XHTML
9 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.14%) Spring
9 1 (1.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Thin Client
1 5 (5.68%) PKI
1 5 (5.68%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.14%) GIS
2 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.14%) Equities
2 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.14%) Derivative
2 1 (1.14%) FMCG
2 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.64%) Windows
2 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.23%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) UNIX
6 1 (1.14%) Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.05%) Migration
2 10 (11.36%) Software Deployment
3 9 (10.23%) Unit Testing
4 6 (6.82%) Change Management
4 6 (6.82%) OO
5 5 (5.68%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (5.68%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.55%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.55%) ITIL
7 3 (3.41%) UML
7 3 (3.41%) OOP
7 3 (3.41%) CRM
7 3 (3.41%) E-business
7 3 (3.41%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.27%) Propensity Modelling
8 2 (2.27%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.27%) Information Management
8 2 (2.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.18%) SQL
2 32 (36.36%) VBScript
3 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
4 17 (19.32%) VB6
5 16 (18.18%) VBA
6 13 (14.77%) Java
7 12 (13.64%) C#
8 9 (10.23%) PL/SQL
8 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.09%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.41%) XQuery
10 3 (3.41%) XPath
11 2 (2.27%) SAS Macro
11 2 (2.27%) PHP
12 1 (1.14%) C++
12 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.14%) SQR
Qualifications
1 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.82%) MCSD
5 3 (3.41%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) MCP
7 1 (1.14%) ISEB
7 1 (1.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (10.23%) XenApp
3 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) SCCM
2 6 (6.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (5.68%) ZENworks
3 5 (5.68%) Netcool
4 3 (3.41%) Control-M
5 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) Citrix
3 13 (14.77%) HP
4 9 (10.23%) Oracle
5 8 (9.09%) Dell
6 7 (7.95%) VMware
7 5 (5.68%) Novell
7 5 (5.68%) EMC
8 4 (4.55%) Business Objects
9 3 (3.41%) Dell KACE
10 2 (2.27%) NetApp
10 2 (2.27%) Sybase
11 1 (1.14%) Sun
11 1 (1.14%) Adobe
11 1 (1.14%) IBM
11 1 (1.14%) Infragistics
11 1 (1.14%) Epicor
11 1 (1.14%) Remedy
11 1 (1.14%) McAfee
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stirling
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Scotland
ITHR 752
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago