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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 113 104 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 10 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.91% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 2.96% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Median daily rate £298 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £175 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.78 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +14.01%
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
870 877 1132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.96% 30.76% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 500 654
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 £38.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.98% -6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £25.00 £34.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.20 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 6 December 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
Edinburgh +23 6 £333 -1.33%
Renfrewshire - 2 £272 - 1
Glasgow +1 1 - - 2
Fife +1 1 £275 -14.06%
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 36 (70.59%) .NET
2 31 (60.78%) C#
3 26 (50.98%) VBA
4 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
5 23 (45.10%) JavaScript
6 21 (41.18%) Configuration Management
6 21 (41.18%) SQL
6 21 (41.18%) VB.NET
7 19 (37.25%) Release Management
8 18 (35.29%) jQuery
8 18 (35.29%) Test Scripting
8 18 (35.29%) Relational Database
9 17 (33.33%) Java
10 16 (31.37%) ITIL
11 15 (29.41%) C++
11 15 (29.41%) ILOG
11 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
11 15 (29.41%) VB6
11 15 (29.41%) ITIL V3
12 14 (27.45%) Oracle
13 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
13 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
13 13 (25.49%) SDLC
14 11 (21.57%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (19.61%) HTML
15 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
16 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
16 9 (17.65%) Workflow
17 8 (15.69%) WinForms
17 8 (15.69%) .NET Framework

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 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.76%) MS Office
3 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SAN
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (35.29%) Relational Database
3 7 (13.73%) QlikView
4 5 (9.80%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.92%) MS Access
6 2 (3.92%) MySQL
6 2 (3.92%) SQLite
7 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) HP UFT
1 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) Applications Developer
2 7 (13.73%) Applications Support
3 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Applications Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Applications Support Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Web Applications Support
4 4 (7.84%) QlikView Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Web Applications Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Web Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Excel Specialist
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (70.59%) .NET
2 18 (35.29%) jQuery
3 10 (19.61%) HTML
4 8 (15.69%) .NET Framework
4 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
4 8 (15.69%) WinForms
5 5 (9.80%) CSS
5 5 (9.80%) WCF
5 5 (9.80%) Web Services
6 4 (7.84%) XML
7 3 (5.88%) ADO.NET
7 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Data Extraction
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 19 (37.25%) Release Management
3 18 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 16 (31.37%) ITIL
5 15 (29.41%) ITIL V3
6 13 (25.49%) SDLC
7 9 (17.65%) Workflow
8 7 (13.73%) OO
9 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.76%) Migration
10 5 (9.80%) CRM
10 5 (9.80%) Dashboard Development
10 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
10 5 (9.80%) ETL
10 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Data Management
11 4 (7.84%) OOD
11 4 (7.84%) Refactoring
11 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.84%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) C#
2 26 (50.98%) VBA
3 23 (45.10%) JavaScript
4 21 (41.18%) SQL
4 21 (41.18%) VB.NET
5 17 (33.33%) Java
6 15 (29.41%) C++
6 15 (29.41%) VB6
7 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.84%) Perl
9 3 (5.88%) Python
9 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.92%) VBScript
11 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISEB
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.96%) OpenView
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) ILOG
2 14 (27.45%) Oracle
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.73%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) DevExpress
6 3 (5.88%) Cognos
6 3 (5.88%) Infor
6 3 (5.88%) Nintex
7 1 (1.96%) BMC
7 1 (1.96%) SAP