The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for VB.NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 68 - 73
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% - 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% - 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Median daily rate £135 - £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -67.64%  

VB.NET 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 362 441 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.72% 29.11% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 266 245
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing VB.NET as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in Edinburgh

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB.NET in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Edinburgh

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Edinburgh

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET 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.NET.

1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) ETL

VB.NET
Top Related 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft