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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 100 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 24 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 1.93% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 5.15% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +43.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £405 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
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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
1137 913 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.23% 37.42% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 481 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.90 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 December 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 24 December 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 -6 12 £325 -3.70% 1
Edinburgh -21 5 £193 -35.88% 1
Aberdeen +3 3 £350 -10.25%
Stirling -9 3 £384 -
Renfrewshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - - 1
Dundee - - - - 1
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (51.85%) SQL
2 24 (44.44%) .NET
3 22 (40.74%) Oracle
4 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
5 16 (29.63%) Windows
6 15 (27.78%) C#
7 13 (24.07%) VB6
8 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 10 (18.52%) VBA
9 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
9 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 10 (18.52%) SAN
10 9 (16.67%) MS Access
10 9 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (14.81%) Finance
11 8 (14.81%) Migration
11 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
11 8 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
12 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
12 7 (12.96%) Degree
12 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
12 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.96%) HP
12 7 (12.96%) ETL
12 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
13 6 (11.11%) HTML
13 6 (11.11%) Java
13 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
13 6 (11.11%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) JBoss
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) SAN
2 5 (9.26%) HTTP
3 2 (3.70%) SSL
3 2 (3.70%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) MS Access
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (9.26%) DTS
6 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.85%) MySQL
10 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.56%) MSI
4 2 (3.70%) InstallShield
4 2 (3.70%) AdminStudio
4 2 (3.70%) Fiddler
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.85%) Subversion
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) VB Developer
4 6 (11.11%) DBA
5 5 (9.26%) VB6 Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Access Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Development Specialist
9 1 (1.85%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (44.44%) .NET
2 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.11%) HTML
3 6 (11.11%) XML
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle Streams
4 5 (9.26%) Web Services
5 4 (7.41%) JSP
6 3 (5.56%) COM+
6 3 (5.56%) DCOM
6 3 (5.56%) Classic ASP
6 3 (5.56%) STL
6 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 3 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.70%) jQuery
7 2 (3.70%) XSLT
7 2 (3.70%) NHibernate
7 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.70%) JSON
7 2 (3.70%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.56%) Equities
4 2 (3.70%) Statistics
4 2 (3.70%) Informatics
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) Open Source
4 2 (3.70%) Health Informatics
4 2 (3.70%) Replication
5 1 (1.85%) Physics
5 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Solaris
3 4 (7.41%) Linux
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.70%) UNIX
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
3 7 (12.96%) ETL
4 6 (11.11%) CRM
4 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.41%) Manual Testing
6 4 (7.41%) ITIL
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.41%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) C#
3 13 (24.07%) VB6
4 10 (18.52%) VBA
5 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.11%) Java
6 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 6 (11.11%) VBScript
6 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.41%) Python
7 4 (7.41%) Perl
8 3 (5.56%) PHP
8 3 (5.56%) C++
9 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.70%) REXX
9 2 (3.70%) Tcl
9 2 (3.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.85%) PHP5
10 1 (1.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CCNA
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) HL7
3 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.70%) RACF
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 4 (7.41%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.70%) Control-M
3 2 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle
2 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.96%) HP
4 6 (11.11%) Veritas
5 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 3 (5.56%) CA
6 2 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (1.85%) Wyse
7 1 (1.85%) Altiris
7 1 (1.85%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) Sybase
7 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Cognos
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