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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 113 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 15 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 1.76% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 5.10% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 29
Average daily rate
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£344 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -15.00%
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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
943 843 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.23% 34.56% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 449 456
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 15
Average hourly rate £30.75 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £13.50 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
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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 -1 9 £338 -3.57% 2
Stirling -10 4 - -
Renfrewshire -10 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -26 1 £500 +42.85% 6
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 23 (58.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (51.28%) SQL
3 16 (41.03%) .NET
4 15 (38.46%) Oracle
5 13 (33.33%) Windows
5 13 (33.33%) VB6
6 12 (30.77%) C#
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
7 10 (25.64%) VBA
8 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
9 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
10 7 (17.95%) Web Services
10 7 (17.95%) XML
10 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
11 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.38%) Solaris
11 6 (15.38%) HTTP
11 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (15.38%) SAN
11 6 (15.38%) VBScript
12 5 (12.82%) ETL
12 5 (12.82%) Migration
12 5 (12.82%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (12.82%) Oracle Streams
12 5 (12.82%) COM+
12 5 (12.82%) Veritas

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) HTTP
1 6 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) NAS
3 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (58.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (12.82%) DTS
3 5 (12.82%) MS Access
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.56%) MySQL
7 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (5.13%) Fiddler
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.56%) MSI
4 1 (2.56%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.56%) NUnit
4 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (12.82%) DBA
5 4 (10.26%) VB Developer
5 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Access Developer
6 2 (5.13%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Administrator
7 1 (2.56%) Development Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 7 (17.95%) XML
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle Streams
4 5 (12.82%) COM+
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (10.26%) DCOM
5 4 (10.26%) CSS
5 4 (10.26%) STL
5 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (7.69%) OLE DB
6 3 (7.69%) Classic ASP
6 3 (7.69%) SOAP
6 3 (7.69%) ATL
6 3 (7.69%) jQuery
7 2 (5.13%) WPF
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Equities
2 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.13%) Open Source
3 2 (5.13%) Health Informatics
3 2 (5.13%) Statistics
3 2 (5.13%) Informatics
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Solaris
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
2 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.82%) ETL
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (12.82%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) System Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) User Stories
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) MVC
6 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) VB6
3 12 (30.77%) C#
4 10 (25.64%) VBA
5 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.38%) VBScript
7 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
7 4 (10.26%) C++
8 3 (7.69%) PHP
8 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.13%) Java
9 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.56%) PHP5
10 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.56%) Perl
10 1 (2.56%) REXX
10 1 (2.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) HL7
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) RACF
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) Veritas
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Infragistics
3 1 (2.56%) Sybase
3 1 (2.56%) Cognos
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec
3 1 (2.56%) CA
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: 6 month contract
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