The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 91 90 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 36 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 0.97% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.22% 2.93% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 25
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £346 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +13.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £370 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
1118 820 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.22% 33.18% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 397 389
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £254 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -5 13 £350 +14.75% 3
Aberdeen +13 4 £350 -
Edinburgh -6 4 £475 +42.85% 3
Stirling - 4 - -
Fife - 4 £370 - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (48.65%) SQL
2 31 (41.89%) .NET
3 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 22 (29.73%) C#
4 22 (29.73%) Windows
4 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
5 21 (28.38%) Oracle
6 20 (27.03%) SC Cleared
7 18 (24.32%) HP
8 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
9 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
10 15 (20.27%) Finance
10 15 (20.27%) HTML
10 15 (20.27%) Java
10 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
10 15 (20.27%) CRM
11 14 (18.92%) MS Access
11 14 (18.92%) JSP
11 14 (18.92%) Migration
11 14 (18.92%) ISTQB
12 13 (17.57%) PowerShell
12 13 (17.57%) VBA
12 13 (17.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 12 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
15 10 (13.51%) VBScript
15 10 (13.51%) DV Cleared
15 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
15 10 (13.51%) SCCM
15 10 (13.51%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.35%) IIS
1 1 (1.35%) SAS
1 1 (1.35%) Apache
1 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.05%) DHCP
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) NAS
3 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.92%) MS Access
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.05%) DTS
8 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (2.70%) QlikView
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (8.11%) MSI
3 5 (6.76%) InstallShield
4 3 (4.05%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.70%) AdminStudio
5 2 (2.70%) Toad
5 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.35%) Maven
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.35%) Selenium
6 1 (1.35%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.35%) JIRA
6 1 (1.35%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.35%) JUnit
6 1 (1.35%) PVCS
6 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Developer
2 16 (21.62%) Analyst
3 6 (8.11%) VB Developer
3 6 (8.11%) Report Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Tester
5 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Database Developer
6 3 (4.05%) VB6 Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Performance Tester
6 3 (4.05%) Automation Specialist
6 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.05%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Applications Packager
6 3 (4.05%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Test Specialist
6 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (41.89%) .NET
2 15 (20.27%) HTML
3 14 (18.92%) JSP
4 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.76%) CSS
6 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.70%) EDI
7 2 (2.70%) XML
7 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.35%) Spring
8 1 (1.35%) JSF
8 1 (1.35%) JSON
8 1 (1.35%) Ajax
8 1 (1.35%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Streams
8 1 (1.35%) J2EE
8 1 (1.35%) XSLT
8 1 (1.35%) Servlets
8 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.05%) Equities
2 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) GIS
3 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) PKI
4 1 (1.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.35%) Physics
4 1 (1.35%) Informatics
4 1 (1.35%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.35%) Open Source
4 1 (1.35%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.11%) Linux
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) CRM
2 14 (18.92%) Migration
3 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
4 9 (12.16%) Functional Testing
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.41%) Manual Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.41%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.05%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.05%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (4.05%) Software Deployment
7 3 (4.05%) Investment Management
7 3 (4.05%) ETL
7 3 (4.05%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.65%) SQL
2 22 (29.73%) C#
3 15 (20.27%) Java
3 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.57%) PowerShell
4 13 (17.57%) VBA
5 10 (13.51%) VBScript
5 10 (13.51%) VB6
6 6 (8.11%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.76%) Perl
8 4 (5.41%) Python
9 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.70%) REXX
9 2 (2.70%) Tcl
9 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) ABAP
10 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.92%) ISTQB
4 13 (17.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (13.51%) DV Cleared
6 7 (9.46%) Degree
7 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.35%) CCNA
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) HL7
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.70%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) Control-M
3 4 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.70%) WSUS
6 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.35%) Netcool
6 1 (1.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Oracle
3 18 (24.32%) HP
4 9 (12.16%) Dell
5 7 (9.46%) Citrix
6 6 (8.11%) VMware
7 4 (5.41%) Wyse
7 4 (5.41%) Business Objects
8 3 (4.05%) CA
8 3 (4.05%) Dell KACE
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec
9 2 (2.70%) EMC
10 1 (1.35%) Altiris
10 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.35%) SAP
10 1 (1.35%) IBM
10 1 (1.35%) Novell
10 1 (1.35%) Veritas
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Standard Life
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday