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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 15 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 1.52% 6.42% 6.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 15.91% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £110 - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -18.18%
VB
Scotland

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
24 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 36.36% 40.37% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 13
Median daily rate £450 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Stirling region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Finance

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL Server Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Development Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle