Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 89 79
Rank change year-on-year -12 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 16 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.93% 0.39% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.86% 0.81% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 3
Glasgow median daily rate £323 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.86% -11.11% +47.20%
10th Percentile £295 £350 £365
90th Percentile £388 £363 £421
Scotland median daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -7.14% +11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 - £46.13

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 Glasgow with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 859 615 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 49.83% 48.58% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 351 240
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £265
90th Percentile £538 £525 £450
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Glasgow median hourly rate £35.00 £190.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.58% +302.12% -14.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £23.00 £42.03
90th Percentile £79.65 £195.00 £58.24
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +102.38% -47.50% +6.67%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

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 13 December 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (56.25%) VBScript
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) MSI
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (50.00%) SCCM
3 7 (43.75%) InstallShield
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (37.50%) Migration
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) RPG/400
6 3 (18.75%) RPG IV
6 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (18.75%) System Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 3 (18.75%) FTP
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) DB2
6 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) RPG
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (12.50%) UML
7 2 (12.50%) SharePoint

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 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mart
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MSI
2 7 (43.75%) InstallShield
3 6 (37.50%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (12.50%) JDeveloper
5 1 (6.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Billing
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Applications Packager
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) RPG Developer
4 2 (12.50%) MSI Packager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (18.75%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (12.50%) BPEL
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.25%) Personalization
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
5 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) VBScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) RPG
3 3 (18.75%) RPG IV
3 3 (18.75%) RPG/400
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Ivanti
4 1 (6.25%) Macrovision