Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 102 128
Rank change year-on-year -28 +26 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 9 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 1.86% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.82% +51.79%
10th Percentile £344 £300 £393
90th Percentile £411 £438 £495
Scotland median daily rate £290 £395 £360
% change year-on-year -26.58% +9.72% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £42.50
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 - £42.50

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 1,099 859 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.41% 38.38% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 528 477
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £264
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.38% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £39.00 £40.45 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.71% -
10th Percentile £23.45 £13.00 £17.80
90th Percentile £45.83 £47.72 £43.20
Scotland median hourly rate £17.40 £41.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -57.82% +4.43% +27.42%

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 17 July 2018, 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 (77.78%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) VBScript
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) NFS
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (33.33%) Replication
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Puppet
3 3 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (33.33%) vRealize
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) MS Access
5 1 (11.11%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT

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 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MS Access
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Report Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
1 3 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (11.11%) ETL
1 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
1 4 (44.44%) VBScript
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) NFS
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) 3PAR
1 3 (33.33%) EMC
1 3 (33.33%) NetApp
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft