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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 68 91 83
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs citing VB 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.45% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 0.88% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 359 454 394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.75% 29.85% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 273 247
Median daily rate £394 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Edinburgh

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Edinburgh

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for VB.

1 10 (83.33%) C#
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) WinForms
3 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) OO
5 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) System Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
5 5 (41.67%) Change Control
5 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
5 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
5 5 (41.67%) Secure Coding
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) WCF
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) DevExpress

VB
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Big Data
4 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (8.33%) MS Access
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Access Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports Developer
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Report Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
2 7 (58.33%) WinForms
3 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) Ajax
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) iOS SDK
5 1 (8.33%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) MVS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) Change Control
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Secure Coding
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) System Testing
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) R
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) DevExpress
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Xamarin