Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 135 102
Rank change year-on-year +11 -33 +30
Contract jobs citing VB 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.33% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 0.95% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £425 £331 £282
90th Percentile £475 £463 £404
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £45.00
Scotland median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 941 1,054 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.80% 35.24% 42.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 663 477
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £575 £569 £500
Scotland median daily rate £410 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -59.62% +60.37%
10th Percentile £35.75 £16.18 £23.60
90th Percentile £47.25 £36.50 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £20.21 £43.50
% change year-on-year +110.29% -53.54% +16.00%

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 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 21 February 2019, 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) VBA
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) LDAP
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 3 (42.86%) React
4 3 (42.86%) Fintech
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (14.29%) OOP
6 1 (14.29%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Conceptual Models
6 1 (14.29%) Thought Leadership
6 1 (14.29%) Validation

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior JavaScript Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior SQL Server Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
1 3 (42.86%) LDAP
1 3 (42.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Conceptual Models
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Thought Leadership
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VBA
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft