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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK / Scotland
Rank 91 91 106
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing VB 12 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 1.48% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.58% 4.41% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 11
Median daily rate £275 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £203 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £390 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+81.35% +31.11%

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
758 884 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.50% 33.43% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 523 610
Median daily rate £365 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £22.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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
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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +22 7 £300 -11.11%
Glasgow +6 2 £215 +13.90% 3
Renfrewshire +24 1 - -
Dundee -3 1 £205 -36.92%
Fife -4 1 £275 -14.06%
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 23 (65.71%) .NET
2 22 (62.86%) C#
3 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
4 17 (48.57%) SQL
4 17 (48.57%) VBA
5 16 (45.71%) Configuration Management
6 12 (34.29%) VB.NET
7 11 (31.43%) Oracle
7 11 (31.43%) Release Management
7 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
8 10 (28.57%) Java
8 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 10 (28.57%) ITIL
8 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 9 (25.71%) C++
9 9 (25.71%) ILOG
9 9 (25.71%) jQuery
9 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
9 9 (25.71%) ITIL V3
9 9 (25.71%) VB6
10 8 (22.86%) WinForms
10 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
10 8 (22.86%) Windows
11 7 (20.00%) OO
11 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (17.14%) MS Office
13 5 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (14.29%) Microsoft

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 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.14%) MS Office
3 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 5 (14.29%) QlikView
4 3 (8.57%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.86%) DTS
6 1 (2.86%) MS Access
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Applications Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Applications Support
4 3 (8.57%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Excel Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) VBA Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Web Applications Support
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Verification Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) jQuery
3 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
3 8 (22.86%) WinForms
4 5 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 3 (8.57%) WCF
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.86%) HTML
7 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.57%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Configuration Management
2 11 (31.43%) Release Management
3 10 (28.57%) ITIL
4 9 (25.71%) ITIL V3
4 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.00%) OO
6 5 (14.29%) Change Control
6 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 5 (14.29%) SDLC
6 5 (14.29%) Secure Coding
6 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.29%) System Testing
6 5 (14.29%) TDD
7 4 (11.43%) Migration
8 3 (8.57%) Analytics
8 3 (8.57%) Data Deduplication
8 3 (8.57%) Data Management
8 3 (8.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) VBA
3 12 (34.29%) VB.NET
4 10 (28.57%) Java
4 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (25.71%) C++
5 9 (25.71%) VB6
6 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.57%) Perl
8 2 (5.71%) Python
9 1 (2.86%) C
9 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (2.86%) OpenView
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) ILOG
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) DevExpress
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Infor
5 2 (5.71%) Cognos
6 1 (2.86%) BMC
6 1 (2.86%) Brio
6 1 (2.86%) SAP