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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 108 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 28 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.92% 1.77% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.87% 4.84% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 23
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£400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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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
974 929 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.01% 36.46% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 502 473
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 20
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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 -2 7 - -
Edinburgh -17 5 £325 -7.14% 6
Glasgow -10 4 £350 +47.36% 2
Fife - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (54.00%) SQL
3 25 (50.00%) .NET
4 21 (42.00%) Windows
5 19 (38.00%) C#
6 15 (30.00%) Oracle
6 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
8 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
8 13 (26.00%) Finance
8 13 (26.00%) VB6
9 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
9 12 (24.00%) XML
10 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (20.00%) CSS
11 10 (20.00%) HTML
12 9 (18.00%) VBA
12 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
12 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
13 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
14 7 (14.00%) SAN
14 7 (14.00%) Web Services
14 7 (14.00%) OO
14 7 (14.00%) VBScript
15 6 (12.00%) Solaris
15 6 (12.00%) HTTP
15 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
15 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
15 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) SAN
2 6 (12.00%) HTTP
3 2 (4.00%) SSL
3 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.00%) MS Access
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.00%) EDRMS
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.00%) DTS
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.00%) MSI
2 2 (4.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (4.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) VB Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) DBA
5 4 (8.00%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Development Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Access Developer
7 2 (4.00%) VB6 Developer
8 1 (2.00%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Wintel Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Verification Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) .NET
2 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (24.00%) XML
4 10 (20.00%) CSS
4 10 (20.00%) HTML
5 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (14.00%) Web Services
7 5 (10.00%) Oracle Streams
7 5 (10.00%) COM+
8 4 (8.00%) DCOM
8 4 (8.00%) STL
8 4 (8.00%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (8.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (6.00%) jQuery
9 3 (6.00%) OLE DB
9 3 (6.00%) SOAP
9 3 (6.00%) ATL
9 3 (6.00%) Classic ASP
10 2 (4.00%) XSLT
10 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) Open Source
3 2 (4.00%) Health Informatics
3 2 (4.00%) Informatics
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Solaris
3 5 (10.00%) UNIX
4 4 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (14.00%) OO
3 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (10.00%) Content Management
4 5 (10.00%) Migration
4 5 (10.00%) ETL
4 5 (10.00%) OOP
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.00%) MVC
7 2 (4.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 19 (38.00%) C#
3 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (26.00%) VB6
5 9 (18.00%) VBA
6 7 (14.00%) VBScript
7 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (8.00%) C++
8 4 (8.00%) Perl
9 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (6.00%) PHP
9 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.00%) C
10 2 (4.00%) Java
10 2 (4.00%) Python
10 2 (4.00%) REXX
10 2 (4.00%) Tcl
11 1 (2.00%) PHP5
11 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) MCSD
5 1 (2.00%) MCTS
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) HL7
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) RACF
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Data Guard
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.00%) WSUS
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) WMI
3 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Oracle
2 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) Veritas
4 3 (6.00%) CA
4 3 (6.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) Symantec
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Infragistics
6 1 (2.00%) Cognos
6 1 (2.00%) Sybase
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £240 - £320 per day
Posted: 13 days ago