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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 100 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 21 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 2.01% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 5.67% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 25
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £255 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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
1029 793 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.40% 35.43% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 400 422
Average daily rate £375 £334 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £13.50 £12.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.00 £128.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Glasgow -1 13 £331 +1.92% 1
Edinburgh -18 3 £193 -45.00% 1
Stirling -12 1 - -
Renfrewshire -17 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (51.16%) SQL
1 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (39.53%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) Oracle
3 13 (30.23%) Windows
4 12 (27.91%) VB6
5 10 (23.26%) Finance
5 10 (23.26%) VBA
5 10 (23.26%) C#
6 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
6 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (16.28%) ETL
7 7 (16.28%) XML
7 7 (16.28%) MS Access
7 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
7 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.28%) SAN
7 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
8 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.95%) Data Guard
8 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (13.95%) Oracle Streams
8 6 (13.95%) Veritas
8 6 (13.95%) Migration
8 6 (13.95%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (13.95%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (4.65%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) SAN
2 6 (13.95%) HTTP
3 2 (4.65%) SSL
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) NAS
4 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) MS Access
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (11.63%) DTS
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.33%) MySQL
7 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.65%) Fiddler
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.33%) Toad
4 1 (2.33%) MSI
4 1 (2.33%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.33%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) NUnit
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) DBA
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (9.30%) VB Developer
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.65%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Access Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) Tester
7 1 (2.33%) VBA Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
3 7 (16.28%) XML
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle Streams
4 6 (13.95%) Web Services
5 5 (11.63%) COM+
6 4 (9.30%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (9.30%) DCOM
6 4 (9.30%) STL
7 3 (6.98%) HTML
7 3 (6.98%) CSS
7 3 (6.98%) ATL
7 3 (6.98%) Classic ASP
7 3 (6.98%) SOAP
7 3 (6.98%) OLE DB
7 3 (6.98%) jQuery
8 2 (4.65%) WPF
8 2 (4.65%) JSON
8 2 (4.65%) NHibernate
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.98%) Equities
4 2 (4.65%) Informatics
4 2 (4.65%) Statistics
4 2 (4.65%) Open Source
4 2 (4.65%) Health Informatics
4 2 (4.65%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.33%) Physics
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Solaris
3 3 (6.98%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (16.28%) ETL
2 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
3 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (13.95%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.65%) System Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) VB6
3 10 (23.26%) VBA
3 10 (23.26%) C#
4 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.95%) VBScript
6 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
7 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
7 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
7 4 (9.30%) C++
8 3 (6.98%) PHP
9 2 (4.65%) Ruby
9 2 (4.65%) Perl
9 2 (4.65%) Java
9 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.65%) Python
10 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.33%) ABAP
10 1 (2.33%) REXX
10 1 (2.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) HL7
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) RACF
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.33%) WSUS
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Veritas
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Cognos
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Sybase
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.33%) Symantec
4 1 (2.33%) CA