The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland / Stirling
Rank 8 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 4.35% 7.55% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.00% 14.29% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £105 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +28.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

Programming Languages Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
5 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 21.74% 52.83% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 17
Median daily rate £330 £390 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £277 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stirling region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Stirling region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

VB
Top 2 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Stirling region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree