Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 104 122
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 18 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.61% 0.80% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.71% 2.19% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £316 £327 £273
90th Percentile £450 £453 £368
Scotland median daily rate £375 £315 £280
% change year-on-year +19.05% +12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £46.13 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £46.13 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +19.03% -

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 1051 777 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.57% 36.48% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 481 494
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -1.96%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.00 £47.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.51% +85.29% -27.14%
10th Percentile £21.00 £41.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% +6.67% +7.14%

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 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 11 (61.11%) SQL
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 8 (44.44%) VBA
4 5 (27.78%) Data Mining
4 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 5 (27.78%) COM+
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) VBScript
4 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
4 5 (27.78%) C#
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
4 5 (27.78%) VB6
4 5 (27.78%) Ajax
4 5 (27.78%) Workflow
4 5 (27.78%) Web Development
4 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) React
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Backbone.js
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

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 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Mining
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) VB Developer
3 5 (27.78%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) QC Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Data Mining Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) Ajax
1 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
1 5 (27.78%) COM+
1 5 (27.78%) CSS
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
1 5 (27.78%) React
2 3 (16.67%) Backbone.js
2 3 (16.67%) Vue (Vue.js)
3 2 (11.11%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Web Development
1 5 (27.78%) Workflow
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
2 2 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) VBA
3 5 (27.78%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
3 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
3 5 (27.78%) VB6
3 5 (27.78%) VBScript
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Cognos
3 2 (11.11%) Sybase