The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 95 121 96
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -25
Contract jobs citing VB 31 12 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 0.38% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.38% 1.21% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 13
Median daily rate £310 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%
VB
UK

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
916 989 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.09% 30.98% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 525 614
Median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 16
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -16 10 £290 -9.37%
Edinburgh +17 8 £400 -
Glasgow +15 8 £394 +31.25%
South Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Fife +3 2 £298 -
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VB.

1 52 (69.33%) .NET
2 42 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 41 (54.67%) C#
4 29 (38.67%) HTML
4 29 (38.67%) Oracle
5 28 (37.33%) Security Cleared
6 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (34.67%) SC Cleared
8 25 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 25 (33.33%) VBA
8 25 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 24 (32.00%) VB.NET
9 24 (32.00%) HP
10 22 (29.33%) jQuery
11 21 (28.00%) SQL
12 20 (26.67%) Java
13 18 (24.00%) CRM
13 18 (24.00%) HP UFT
13 18 (24.00%) Configuration Management
13 18 (24.00%) VB6
13 18 (24.00%) Release Management
13 18 (24.00%) ISTQB
14 17 (22.67%) Relational Database
14 17 (22.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 17 (22.67%) ITIL
15 16 (21.33%) Functional Testing
16 15 (20.00%) SDLC
16 15 (20.00%) ITIL V3
16 15 (20.00%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Domino
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
3 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) SAN
2 4 (5.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (10.67%) QlikView
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.67%) MS Access
7 2 (2.67%) MySQL
7 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Tester
4 8 (10.67%) Automation Tester
5 7 (9.33%) Applications Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Applications Support
5 7 (9.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) QlikView Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Web Applications Support
7 4 (5.33%) Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Web Applications Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Web Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (69.33%) .NET
2 29 (38.67%) HTML
3 25 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 22 (29.33%) jQuery
5 10 (13.33%) CSS
6 9 (12.00%) Web Services
6 9 (12.00%) XML
7 7 (9.33%) ADO.NET
8 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (5.33%) JSP
9 3 (4.00%) WCF
9 3 (4.00%) WinForms
10 1 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) AIX
1 4 (5.33%) Unix
1 4 (5.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 18 (24.00%) Configuration Management
2 18 (24.00%) CRM
2 18 (24.00%) Release Management
3 17 (22.67%) ITIL
4 16 (21.33%) Functional Testing
5 15 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 15 (20.00%) SDLC
6 13 (17.33%) Test Automation
7 12 (16.00%) Workflow
8 10 (13.33%) Migration
9 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (9.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
11 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.00%) ETL
11 6 (8.00%) Project Management
11 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (6.67%) Data Management
13 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 41 (54.67%) C#
3 25 (33.33%) VBA
4 24 (32.00%) VB.NET
5 21 (28.00%) SQL
6 20 (26.67%) Java
7 18 (24.00%) VB6
8 15 (20.00%) C++
9 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (4.00%) VBScript
11 2 (2.67%) C
11 2 (2.67%) LotusScript
11 2 (2.67%) Perl
11 2 (2.67%) Python
11 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (37.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (34.67%) SC Cleared
3 18 (24.00%) ISTQB
4 17 (22.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (14.67%) ISEB
6 7 (9.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (5.33%) CCNA
7 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.00%) Degree
9 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) MCP
10 1 (1.33%) MCTS
10 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.33%) OpenView
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (38.67%) Oracle
2 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (32.00%) HP
4 15 (20.00%) ILOG
5 7 (9.33%) Nintex
6 4 (5.33%) Cisco
6 4 (5.33%) Citrix
6 4 (5.33%) Cognos
6 4 (5.33%) EMC
6 4 (5.33%) IBM
6 4 (5.33%) VMware
7 3 (4.00%) DevExpress
7 3 (4.00%) Infor
8 2 (2.67%) Lotus
8 2 (2.67%) SAP
9 1 (1.33%) BMC