The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 23 April 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 44 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 +26  
Contract jobs citing VB 2 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.34% 2.28% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 5.77% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Median daily rate £388 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +12.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £26.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year +86.35% +19.24%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 296 260 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 50.95% 39.45% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 135 177
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.39 - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Glasgow

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Toad
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (25.00%) Metadata Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Development Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Excel Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP BW Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) VBA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Metadata Management
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) ABAP
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP