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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 28 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 1.40% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.90% 3.66% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 17
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£400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -13.04%
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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
966 1011 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.93% 38.25% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 569 515
Average daily rate £375 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 22
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.95 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.35 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Stirling -4 8 - -
Renfrewshire -1 6 £450 +9.75%
Edinburgh -5 6 £303 -15.08% 3
Glasgow -5 2 £325 +46.06% 1
Fife -8 2 - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (54.17%) SQL
1 26 (54.17%) .NET
1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 21 (43.75%) Windows
3 20 (41.67%) C#
4 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
6 13 (27.08%) Oracle
6 13 (27.08%) Visual Studio
7 12 (25.00%) VB6
8 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.92%) XML
8 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.92%) Finance
9 10 (20.83%) CSS
9 10 (20.83%) HTML
10 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
11 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
11 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
12 7 (14.58%) VBA
12 7 (14.58%) VBScript
12 7 (14.58%) OO
12 7 (14.58%) Web Services
13 6 (12.50%) ITIL
13 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
13 6 (12.50%) HTTP
13 6 (12.50%) SAN
13 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
14 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) HTTP
1 6 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (4.17%) SSL
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
2 2 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.25%) EDRMS
5 3 (6.25%) MS Access
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.17%) MSI
2 2 (4.17%) InstallShield
2 2 (4.17%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.17%) Fiddler
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) VB Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 4 (8.33%) DBA
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Development Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Wintel Specialist
7 1 (2.08%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (54.17%) .NET
2 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 11 (22.92%) XML
4 10 (20.83%) CSS
4 10 (20.83%) HTML
5 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 7 (14.58%) Web Services
7 5 (10.42%) COM+
8 4 (8.33%) DCOM
8 4 (8.33%) STL
8 4 (8.33%) Oracle Streams
8 4 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (6.25%) jQuery
9 3 (6.25%) OLE DB
9 3 (6.25%) SOAP
9 3 (6.25%) ATL
9 3 (6.25%) Classic ASP
10 2 (4.17%) XSLT
10 2 (4.17%) JSON
10 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) Informatics
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) Health Informatics
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) UNIX
2 5 (10.42%) Solaris
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
2 7 (14.58%) OO
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Content Management
4 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.42%) OOP
5 4 (8.33%) ETL
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.17%) MVC
7 2 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 20 (41.67%) C#
3 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 12 (25.00%) VB6
5 7 (14.58%) VBA
5 7 (14.58%) VBScript
6 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.42%) Perl
7 4 (8.33%) C++
7 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.25%) Python
8 3 (6.25%) PHP
9 2 (4.17%) Java
9 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.17%) C
9 2 (4.17%) REXX
9 2 (4.17%) Tcl
10 1 (2.08%) R
10 1 (2.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 3 (6.25%) MCSD
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) HL7
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.17%) RACF
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) Veritas
4 3 (6.25%) CA
4 3 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Infragistics
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos
6 1 (2.08%) Sybase
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