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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 25 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 0.90% - 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% - 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
60 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 54.05% 33.33% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 43
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £385 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
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 £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) MS Access
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Control-M
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (16.67%) Subversion
6 1 (16.67%) Spring
6 1 (16.67%) JSF
6 1 (16.67%) Maven
6 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (16.67%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (16.67%) JUnit
6 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (16.67%) Business Objects

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) MS Access
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VBA Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) JSF
2 1 (16.67%) JDBC
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) Servlets
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) RAD
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle