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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 24 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.89% 1.51% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.31% 4.21% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 21
Average daily rate
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£356 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £311
% change year-on-year
+0.61% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.32% -3.81%
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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
1040 903 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.60% 35.88% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 441 384
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 38
Average hourly rate £41.75 £32.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.10 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Stirling - 6 £384 -
Aberdeen +15 4 £350 +27.27%
Edinburgh -8 4 £475 +58.06% 1
Glasgow -14 4 £325 +0.77% 2
Fife +7 2 - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 33 (45.83%) SQL
2 28 (38.89%) .NET
3 25 (34.72%) Oracle
4 24 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 21 (29.17%) C#
5 21 (29.17%) Windows
5 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
7 17 (23.61%) HP
8 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 15 (20.83%) VBA
9 15 (20.83%) HTML
9 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 14 (19.44%) CRM
10 14 (19.44%) Migration
10 14 (19.44%) ISTQB
11 13 (18.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (18.06%) JSP
12 11 (15.28%) Java
12 11 (15.28%) MS Access
12 11 (15.28%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (15.28%) Finance
12 11 (15.28%) VB6
13 10 (13.89%) Degree
13 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
13 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
13 10 (13.89%) SAN
13 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
14 9 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (1.39%) IIS
1 1 (1.39%) Apache
1 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) SAN
2 3 (4.17%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (2.78%) DNS
3 2 (2.78%) DHCP
3 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.78%) NAS
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) MS Access
3 9 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.94%) DTS
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.39%) QlikView
10 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.39%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (5.56%) MSI
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.17%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.78%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.78%) Toad
4 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.39%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) Subversion
5 1 (1.39%) PVCS
5 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) VB Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Report Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Tester
5 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) DBA
5 4 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.17%) Automation Specialist
6 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Tester
6 3 (4.17%) Test Specialist
7 2 (2.78%) Security Specialist
7 2 (2.78%) Access Developer
7 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.89%) .NET
2 15 (20.83%) HTML
3 13 (18.06%) JSP
4 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.94%) CSS
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle Streams
7 3 (4.17%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.17%) XML
8 2 (2.78%) EDI
8 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.39%) Ajax
9 1 (1.39%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.39%) JSON
9 1 (1.39%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.17%) Statistics
3 3 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.17%) Equities
4 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Open Source
5 1 (1.39%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.39%) Informatics
5 1 (1.39%) Physics
5 1 (1.39%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.39%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.39%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.56%) Solaris
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) UNIX
5 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) CRM
1 14 (19.44%) Migration
2 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.33%) ITIL
4 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (6.94%) ETL
6 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 4 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) SQL
2 21 (29.17%) C#
3 15 (20.83%) VBA
3 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.28%) Java
4 11 (15.28%) VB6
5 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
6 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.33%) VBScript
7 5 (6.94%) Perl
8 4 (5.56%) Python
9 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.78%) REXX
9 2 (2.78%) Tcl
9 2 (2.78%) Ruby
10 1 (1.39%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.39%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
3 14 (19.44%) ISTQB
4 13 (18.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (13.89%) Degree
5 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.39%) CCNA
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) HL7
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.78%) XenApp
6 1 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.56%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.78%) Control-M
3 2 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Oracle
2 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.61%) HP
4 7 (9.72%) Dell
5 6 (8.33%) Citrix
6 4 (5.56%) Wyse
6 4 (5.56%) VMware
6 4 (5.56%) Veritas
7 3 (4.17%) CA
8 2 (2.78%) Symantec
8 2 (2.78%) EMC
8 2 (2.78%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.39%) Dell KACE
9 1 (1.39%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.39%) Altiris
9 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.39%) SAP