The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 19 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 4.17% 8.33% 3.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.53% 23.08% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
38 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 39.58% 36.11% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
Average daily rate £420 £463 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.18% +68.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) VBA
4 5 (50.00%) MS Access
4 5 (50.00%) DTS
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (30.00%) Equities
5 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (10.00%) VB6
7 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion
7 1 (10.00%) Workflow
7 1 (10.00%) Solaris
7 1 (10.00%) Linux

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 (10.00%) ColdFusion
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) MS Access
2 5 (50.00%) DTS
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Access Developer
5 1 (10.00%) VBA Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (30.00%) Equities
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) VBA
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) VB6
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle