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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 81 101 75
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -26
Contract jobs citing VB 47 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 0.52% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.21% 1.61% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £283 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £367 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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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
1117 808 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.08% 32.38% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 392 354
Average daily rate £352 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £228
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 15 21 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 0 18 £350 +23.89% 3
Edinburgh -12 12 £388 +16.54% 1
Fife - 4 £360 -
West Lothian - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (46.67%) SQL
2 32 (42.67%) .NET
3 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 24 (32.00%) C#
4 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (29.33%) Windows
6 21 (28.00%) Oracle
6 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
7 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
7 18 (24.00%) HP
8 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
8 16 (21.33%) Finance
9 15 (20.00%) HTML
9 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 15 (20.00%) CRM
10 14 (18.67%) Java
10 14 (18.67%) JSP
10 14 (18.67%) Migration
10 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
11 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
11 13 (17.33%) MS Access
11 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
12 12 (16.00%) VBA
13 11 (14.67%) VBScript
13 11 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (14.67%) VB6
14 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
14 10 (13.33%) DV Cleared
15 9 (12.00%) SCCM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) SAN
2 4 (5.33%) DNS
2 4 (5.33%) DHCP
3 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.33%) MS Access
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.67%) QlikView
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (6.67%) MSI
3 4 (5.33%) InstallShield
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (4.00%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (2.67%) Subversion
5 2 (2.67%) Toad
6 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.33%) PVCS
6 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.33%) JUnit
6 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.33%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.33%) Maven
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.33%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Developer
2 15 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) VB Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Report Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Database Developer
5 4 (5.33%) VB6 Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Applications Packager
6 3 (4.00%) Performance Tester
6 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Tester
6 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Test Specialist
6 3 (4.00%) Automation Specialist
6 3 (4.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.00%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) MI Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (42.67%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) HTML
3 14 (18.67%) JSP
4 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.67%) XML
6 2 (2.67%) EDI
7 1 (1.33%) XSLT
7 1 (1.33%) Servlets
7 1 (1.33%) Web Services
7 1 (1.33%) JDBC
7 1 (1.33%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.33%) J2EE
7 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.33%) Spring
7 1 (1.33%) JSF
7 1 (1.33%) JSON
7 1 (1.33%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Fat Client
1 4 (5.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.67%) PKI
2 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.67%) GIS
3 1 (1.33%) Equities
3 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.33%) Physics
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Informatics
3 1 (1.33%) Derivative
3 1 (1.33%) Statistics
3 1 (1.33%) Open Source
3 1 (1.33%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.33%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.00%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) UNIX
6 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) CRM
2 14 (18.67%) Migration
3 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (9.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (6.67%) ITIL
6 5 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.00%) ETL
8 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (4.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (4.00%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.00%) Investment Management
9 2 (2.67%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (2.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) SQL
2 24 (32.00%) C#
3 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.67%) Java
5 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
6 12 (16.00%) VBA
7 11 (14.67%) VBScript
7 11 (14.67%) VB6
8 6 (8.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.33%) Perl
10 3 (4.00%) Python
10 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.33%) ABAP
12 1 (1.33%) PHP
12 1 (1.33%) REXX
12 1 (1.33%) Tcl
12 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
4 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 6 (8.00%) Degree
7 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.33%) MCSD
8 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.33%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
4 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.67%) Control-M
3 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.67%) Netcool
6 1 (1.33%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.33%) WSUS
6 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) Oracle
3 18 (24.00%) HP
4 9 (12.00%) Dell
5 8 (10.67%) Citrix
6 5 (6.67%) VMware
7 4 (5.33%) Wyse
7 4 (5.33%) Business Objects
8 3 (4.00%) Dell KACE
9 2 (2.67%) CA
9 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 1 (1.33%) IBM
10 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.33%) SAP
10 1 (1.33%) Novell
10 1 (1.33%) Veritas
10 1 (1.33%) Symantec
10 1 (1.33%) Altiris
10 1 (1.33%) LANDesk