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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK / Scotland
Rank 86 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 19 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 1.01% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.38% 3.00% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 8
Median daily rate £400 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £249 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £435 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +28.88%

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
797 867 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.80% 33.60% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 484 589
Median daily rate £368 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 14
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £16.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Renfrewshire +26 8 £416 +75.26% 2
Edinburgh +23 7 £325 -35.00%
Glasgow -1 2 £283 +19.57% 4
Stirling +4 1 £105 -73.07%
Dundee -2 1 £205 -36.92%
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 18 (52.94%) Configuration Management
3 17 (50.00%) .NET
4 16 (47.06%) C#
4 16 (47.06%) Windows
5 11 (32.35%) Linux
5 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
6 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
7 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
7 9 (26.47%) VBA
7 9 (26.47%) MSI
7 9 (26.47%) Tcl
7 9 (26.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (26.47%) Software Distribution
7 9 (26.47%) Patch Management
7 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
8 8 (23.53%) Windows 10
8 8 (23.53%) Prototyping
8 8 (23.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (23.53%) HTTP
8 8 (23.53%) HTTPS
8 8 (23.53%) SSL
8 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
8 8 (23.53%) Oracle
8 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008

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 1 (2.94%) SAS
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) HTTP
1 8 (23.53%) HTTPS
1 8 (23.53%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data
5 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.94%) DTS
5 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.94%) MS Access
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) Panintelligence
5 1 (2.94%) QlikView
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MSI
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) Xcode
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Excel Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.88%) VBA Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports Developer
5 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Report Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Software Verification Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
2 7 (20.59%) WinForms
3 5 (14.71%) Entity Framework
4 4 (11.76%) jQuery
5 2 (5.88%) WCF
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.94%) Ajax
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.94%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Life Science
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) MVS
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Configuration Management
2 9 (26.47%) Patch Management
2 9 (26.47%) Software Distribution
3 8 (23.53%) Prototyping
3 8 (23.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 6 (17.65%) OO
5 5 (14.71%) Change Control
5 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL
5 5 (14.71%) Release Management
5 5 (14.71%) Secure Coding
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
5 5 (14.71%) System Testing
5 5 (14.71%) TDD
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL V3
6 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.82%) SDLC
7 3 (8.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
3 9 (26.47%) Tcl
3 9 (26.47%) VBA
4 8 (23.53%) REXX
5 6 (17.65%) Java
5 6 (17.65%) VB.NET
6 5 (14.71%) C++
6 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
7 4 (11.76%) VB6
8 2 (5.88%) C
8 2 (5.88%) Perl
9 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.94%) Python
9 1 (2.94%) R
9 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.94%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.94%) OpenView
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) ILOG
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) DevExpress
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) BMC
4 1 (2.94%) Brio
4 1 (2.94%) Infor
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Xamarin
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