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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 112 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 33 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.14% 0.79% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.30% 2.45% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 15
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £280 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £450 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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
1000 937 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.63% 32.34% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 492 621
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Glasgow +18 17 £365 +12.30% 2
Edinburgh -12 6 £388 +38.39% 1
Aberdeen - 4 - - 1
Fife +5 1 £355 -
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 32 (59.26%) .NET
2 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.89%) C#
4 20 (37.04%) HTML
5 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
6 18 (33.33%) HP
7 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET
8 16 (29.63%) SQL
9 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
11 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
11 13 (24.07%) Windows
11 13 (24.07%) HP UFT
11 13 (24.07%) CRM
12 12 (22.22%) Finance
12 12 (22.22%) VB6
12 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing
14 10 (18.52%) SDLC
14 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 10 (18.52%) VB.NET
15 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 9 (16.67%) ISEB
15 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
16 8 (14.81%) Migration
17 7 (12.96%) Back Office
17 7 (12.96%) SAN

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 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.70%) IBM Domino
3 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.85%) Captiva
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) SAN
2 4 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.26%) MySQL
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.85%) MS Access
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.85%) QlikView
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.70%) MSI
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Back Office
3 4 (7.41%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) German Language
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) VB Developer
3 8 (14.81%) VB6 Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Automation Tester
4 7 (12.96%) Tester
5 6 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Packager
8 3 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Lotus Notes Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Programmer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (59.26%) .NET
2 20 (37.04%) HTML
3 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.11%) CSS
5 5 (9.26%) Web Services
5 5 (9.26%) XML
6 4 (7.41%) ADO.NET
6 4 (7.41%) jQuery
6 4 (7.41%) JSP
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.85%) COM+
8 1 (1.85%) EJB
8 1 (1.85%) JPA
8 1 (1.85%) Middleware
8 1 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Linux
4 4 (7.41%) AIX
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) MVS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) CRM
2 11 (20.37%) Functional Testing
3 10 (18.52%) SDLC
4 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 8 (14.81%) Migration
6 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.11%) Workflow
8 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.41%) TOGAF
10 3 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (5.56%) Project Management
11 2 (3.70%) ITIL
11 2 (3.70%) OO
11 2 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) C#
2 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
3 16 (29.63%) SQL
4 12 (22.22%) VB6
5 10 (18.52%) VB.NET
6 7 (12.96%) Java
7 4 (7.41%) Perl
7 4 (7.41%) Python
8 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.70%) C
9 2 (3.70%) C++
9 2 (3.70%) LotusScript
9 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.70%) VBScript
10 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
4 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (16.67%) ISEB
6 6 (11.11%) Degree
7 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (5.56%) CCNA
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.85%) MCP
10 1 (1.85%) MCTS
10 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) vSphere
3 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
1 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 18 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (11.11%) VMware
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix
5 4 (7.41%) EMC
5 4 (7.41%) IBM
5 4 (7.41%) Nintex
6 2 (3.70%) Lotus
6 2 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) AppSense
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya
7 1 (1.85%) Cognos
7 1 (1.85%) Planview
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 26 days ago