The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 70 101 88
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 54 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.05% 0.76% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.16% 2.04% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £261 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £350 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.53% -
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1046 932 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.70% 37.18% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 427 305
Average daily rate £354 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.39% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 23
Average hourly rate £32.00 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £13.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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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 10 July 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 10 July 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
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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 +14 21 £350 +12.00% 5
Edinburgh -12 16 £350 +35.92% 2
Fife - 4 £360 -
Aberdeen - 2 £320 -
Ayrshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (39.13%) SQL
2 35 (38.04%) .NET
2 35 (38.04%) Microsoft
3 33 (35.87%) Security Cleared
4 32 (34.78%) Windows
5 28 (30.43%) C#
5 28 (30.43%) SC Cleared
6 26 (28.26%) HP
7 23 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 21 (22.83%) HTML
8 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
8 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
9 20 (21.74%) Finance
10 19 (20.65%) Java
11 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
11 18 (19.57%) Oracle
12 17 (18.48%) VBScript
13 15 (16.30%) CRM
13 15 (16.30%) Citrix
14 14 (15.22%) Dell
14 14 (15.22%) Migration
14 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET
14 14 (15.22%) JSP
15 13 (14.13%) Active Directory
15 13 (14.13%) ISTQB
16 12 (13.04%) VB6
16 12 (13.04%) VBA
16 12 (13.04%) MS Access
17 11 (11.96%) DHCP
17 11 (11.96%) DNS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) IIS
2 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.26%) Apache
3 3 (3.26%) SAS
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.09%) Epicor Vantage
3 1 (1.09%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) DHCP
1 11 (11.96%) DNS
2 9 (9.78%) SAN
3 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.17%) Intranet
6 1 (1.09%) Internet
6 1 (1.09%) Firewall
6 1 (1.09%) IPsec
6 1 (1.09%) LAN
6 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.04%) MS Access
3 8 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.17%) QlikView
8 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (7.61%) MSI
3 6 (6.52%) InstallShield
4 4 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.09%) PVCS
6 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.09%) Toad
6 1 (1.09%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (1.09%) Ant
6 1 (1.09%) JUnit
6 1 (1.09%) Subversion
6 1 (1.09%) Maven
6 1 (1.09%) JIRA
6 1 (1.09%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.04%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) Analyst
3 6 (6.52%) Applications Developer
3 6 (6.52%) Applications Packager
3 6 (6.52%) Report Analyst
3 6 (6.52%) VB Developer
4 4 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (4.35%) Database Developer
4 4 (4.35%) Programmer
4 4 (4.35%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (3.26%) Test Specialist
5 3 (3.26%) MI Analyst
5 3 (3.26%) Automation Specialist
5 3 (3.26%) Test Leader
5 3 (3.26%) Test Analyst
5 3 (3.26%) Software Developer
5 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
5 3 (3.26%) Tester
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Developer
5 3 (3.26%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.04%) .NET
2 21 (22.83%) HTML
3 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET
3 14 (15.22%) JSP
4 8 (8.70%) CSS
5 5 (5.43%) XML
6 3 (3.26%) XSL
6 3 (3.26%) XSLT
6 3 (3.26%) EDI
6 3 (3.26%) Classic ASP
6 3 (3.26%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.17%) Web Services
8 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.09%) J2EE
8 1 (1.09%) JDBC
8 1 (1.09%) Servlets
8 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.09%) Spring
8 1 (1.09%) JSF
8 1 (1.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Thin Client
1 7 (7.61%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.43%) PKI
3 2 (2.17%) GIS
4 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.09%) Equities
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) Derivative
4 1 (1.09%) Statistics
4 1 (1.09%) Informatics
4 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.09%) FMCG
4 1 (1.09%) Open Source
4 1 (1.09%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.78%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.43%) Linux
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) CRM
2 14 (15.22%) Migration
3 10 (10.87%) Test Automation
4 7 (7.61%) ITIL
4 7 (7.61%) Unit Testing
5 6 (6.52%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.43%) Software Deployment
6 5 (5.43%) OO
7 4 (4.35%) Project Management
7 4 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.26%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.26%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (3.26%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.26%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.26%) Investment Management
8 3 (3.26%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.26%) Functional Testing
9 2 (2.17%) User Stories
9 2 (2.17%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.13%) SQL
2 28 (30.43%) C#
3 23 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 19 (20.65%) Java
5 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
6 17 (18.48%) VBScript
7 12 (13.04%) VB6
7 12 (13.04%) VBA
8 6 (6.52%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.35%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.26%) Perl
10 3 (3.26%) PHP
11 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.17%) XPath
11 2 (2.17%) SAS Macro
11 2 (2.17%) Python
11 2 (2.17%) XQuery
12 1 (1.09%) SQR
12 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (35.87%) Security Cleared
2 28 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.13%) ISTQB
4 10 (10.87%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.35%) Degree
5 4 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCTS
7 1 (1.09%) MCP
7 1 (1.09%) MCSD
7 1 (1.09%) CCNA
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (14.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (6.52%) Terminal Services
3 6 (6.52%) XenApp
4 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (5.43%) Control-M
3 5 (5.43%) Netcool
4 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 35 (38.04%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.26%) HP
3 18 (19.57%) Oracle
4 15 (16.30%) Citrix
5 14 (15.22%) Dell
6 6 (6.52%) EMC
7 4 (4.35%) Wyse
7 4 (4.35%) VMware
7 4 (4.35%) Dell KACE
8 3 (3.26%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.17%) Novell
10 1 (1.09%) McAfee
10 1 (1.09%) Infragistics
10 1 (1.09%) Epicor
10 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.09%) IBM
10 1 (1.09%) Adobe
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