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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 89 79
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs citing VB 13 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.06% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.77% 2.16% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Median daily rate £388 £413 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £28.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +49.55% +3.70%  

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 470 417 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.46% 30.89% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 224 226
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 (58.82%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 7 (41.18%) Web Development
3 7 (41.18%) Ajax
4 6 (35.29%) VB6
4 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
5 5 (29.41%) COM+
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) React
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) VBA
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
7 3 (17.65%) VBScript
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
7 3 (17.65%) SAS
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (17.65%) Vue.js
7 3 (17.65%) Backbone.js

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 3 (17.65%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) MS Access
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
1 1 (5.88%) SonarQube
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Xcode
General
1 7 (41.18%) Banking
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) VB Developer
3 5 (29.41%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Access Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SAS Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) Ajax
3 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
4 5 (29.41%) COM+
4 5 (29.41%) CSS
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) React
5 3 (17.65%) Backbone.js
5 3 (17.65%) Vue.js
6 2 (11.76%) MSMQ
7 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.88%) iOS SDK
7 1 (5.88%) Java EE
7 1 (5.88%) JPA
7 1 (5.88%) JSF
7 1 (5.88%) JTA
7 1 (5.88%) REST
7 1 (5.88%) Spring
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) MVS
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Web Development
2 2 (11.76%) Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) API Development
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
3 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) VB6
4 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) VBA
5 3 (17.65%) VBScript
6 2 (11.76%) Java
7 1 (5.88%) C
7 1 (5.88%) C++
7 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
7 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Teradata
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Xamarin