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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 9 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 8.00% 2.30% 10.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.81% 5.71% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £390 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.82%
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
27 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 54.00% 40.23% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 3
Average daily rate £390 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) VB6
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Finance

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Development Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior SQL Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior SQL Server Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
1 2 (22.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle