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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 125 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +14
Contract jobs citing VB 15 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 1.70% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 4.21% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 6
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£325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £294 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £409 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £28.70
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -12.89%
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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
985 1116 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.88% 40.43% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 601 415
Average daily rate £355 £368 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -1.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 16
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Edinburgh -13 9 £275 -24.13%
Glasgow -12 2 £374 +6.78% 2
Renfrewshire +8 1 £325 -28.77%
Aberdeen 0 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £280 -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) SQL
3 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
4 15 (34.88%) .NET
5 12 (27.91%) C#
5 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 10 (23.26%) Migration
8 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
8 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
8 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
8 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
9 8 (18.60%) HTML
9 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
9 8 (18.60%) OO
9 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
9 8 (18.60%) CSS
10 7 (16.28%) Finance
10 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
10 7 (16.28%) Oracle
11 6 (13.95%) VBScript
11 6 (13.95%) XML
11 6 (13.95%) OOP
11 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.95%) Content Management
11 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
12 5 (11.63%) Banking
12 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (2.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) Network Security
2 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
2 2 (4.65%) NAS
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.30%) MS Access
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.98%) EDRMS
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) MSI
2 4 (9.30%) AdminStudio
3 2 (4.65%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.33%) LSMW
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (9.30%) VB Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) DBA
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Development Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
3 8 (18.60%) CSS
3 8 (18.60%) HTML
4 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.95%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) Application Packaging
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle Streams
8 2 (4.65%) Web Services
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) UNIX
3 4 (9.30%) Solaris
3 4 (9.30%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Migration
2 8 (18.60%) OO
3 6 (13.95%) Content Management
3 6 (13.95%) OOP
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) ETL
5 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.98%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.98%) ETL Development
7 2 (4.65%) Software Distribution
7 2 (4.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) C#
3 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.95%) VBScript
5 5 (11.63%) Perl
5 5 (11.63%) VBA
6 3 (6.98%) Python
6 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.65%) REXX
7 2 (4.65%) Tcl
7 2 (4.65%) VB6
7 2 (4.65%) C
8 1 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (2.33%) R
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) ABAP
8 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.30%) MCSE
5 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 3 (6.98%) MCSD
6 1 (2.33%) MCP
6 1 (2.33%) MCTS
6 1 (2.33%) APMP
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.65%) WSUS
3 2 (4.65%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) Veritas
3 3 (6.98%) CA
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) Symantec
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (2.33%) Dell
5 1 (2.33%) Sybase
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
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