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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 116 84 102
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Contract jobs citing VB 20 47 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 1.72% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 4.31% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 3
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£320 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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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
1009 1090 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.76% 39.80% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 563 385
Average daily rate £350 £351 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 23
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Edinburgh -15 10 £275 -26.66% 1
Glasgow -11 4 £325 -7.14% 1
Renfrewshire +9 2 £323 -29.32%
Aberdeen +3 1 - -
Fife -11 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £280 -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (53.49%) Windows
2 22 (51.16%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) .NET
4 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
5 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
5 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
5 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.58%) Migration
7 10 (23.26%) .NET Framework
7 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
7 10 (23.26%) C#
7 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
8 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
8 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
8 9 (20.93%) OO
8 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
9 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
9 8 (18.60%) CSS
9 8 (18.60%) HTML
9 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
10 7 (16.28%) XML
10 7 (16.28%) OOP
10 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.28%) Content Management
10 7 (16.28%) Finance
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (13.95%) Oracle
12 5 (11.63%) Perl
12 5 (11.63%) ITIL
12 5 (11.63%) SAN

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (2.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) Network Security
2 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
2 2 (4.65%) NAS
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.30%) MS Access
3 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.98%) EDRMS
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.33%) SQLPlus
6 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) MSI
2 4 (9.30%) AdminStudio
3 2 (4.65%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.33%) LSMW
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Developer
1 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) VB Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Verification Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Coordinator
4 3 (6.98%) DBA
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) .NET Framework
3 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
3 8 (18.60%) CSS
3 8 (18.60%) HTML
4 7 (16.28%) XML
5 4 (9.30%) Application Packaging
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle Streams
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) UNIX
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Solaris
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Migration
2 9 (20.93%) OO
3 7 (16.28%) Content Management
3 7 (16.28%) OOP
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) ETL
5 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) C#
3 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
4 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.63%) Perl
6 4 (9.30%) VBScript
6 4 (9.30%) VBA
6 4 (9.30%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.65%) REXX
8 2 (4.65%) Tcl
8 2 (4.65%) C
9 1 (2.33%) R
9 1 (2.33%) VB6
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.30%) MCSE
5 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 3 (6.98%) MCSD
6 2 (4.65%) MCP
6 2 (4.65%) MCTS
7 1 (2.33%) APMP
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.65%) WSUS
3 2 (4.65%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) CA
3 3 (6.98%) Veritas
4 2 (4.65%) Symantec
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) Actuate
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
5 1 (2.33%) Dell
5 1 (2.33%) Sybase
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Allen-Bradley
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