Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 120 130
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10 -38
Contract jobs citing VB 5 6 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.29% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.68% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £346 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.06% - -
Scotland median daily rate £463 £375 £295
% change year-on-year +23.33% +27.12% -24.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 639 882 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.62% 35.59% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 499 610
Median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +7.33%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £313
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £438 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +8.02% +1.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +102.38% -59.62%
10th Percentile £28.63 £35.00 £16.13
90th Percentile £62.50 £47.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £17.08
% change year-on-year -12.50% +134.19% -61.18%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Edinburgh

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for VB in Edinburgh

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for VB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MSI
2 3 (60.00%) InstallShield
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) C#

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) InstallShield
1 3 (60.00%) MSI
2 2 (40.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) MSI Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Macrovision
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp