Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 120 133
Rank change year-on-year +20 +13 -38
Contract jobs citing VB 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 0.74% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £329 £425 £331
90th Percentile £478 £475 £463
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 710 948 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.49% 36.77% 35.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 529 661
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £570
Scotland median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £38.75 £43.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% +105.95% -59.62%
10th Percentile £31.18 £35.00 £16.18
90th Percentile £62.50 £44.80 £36.50
Scotland median hourly rate £36.60 £42.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.88% +102.38% -51.72%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Edinburgh

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Edinburgh

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Edinburgh

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) MSI
2 4 (50.00%) InstallShield
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) VBScript
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (25.00%) Confluence
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) WildFly
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Case Management
4 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
4 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) VB6
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Spring
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Java EE

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WildFly
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) InstallShield
1 4 (50.00%) MSI
2 3 (37.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) MSI Packager
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (25.00%) Java EE
2 2 (25.00%) JPA
2 2 (25.00%) JSP
2 2 (25.00%) JSTL
2 2 (25.00%) Servlets
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) STL
2 2 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Case Management
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VBScript
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Macrovision
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp