The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank 16 43 20
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23  
Contract jobs citing VB 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 13.70% 0.69% 5.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.57% 1.52% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Median daily rate £416 £238 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.26% -43.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £238 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £238 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 35 66 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 47.95% 45.52% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 21
Median daily rate £390 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Renfrewshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine - 10 £416 -
VB
Scotland

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (90.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 10 (90.91%) Prototyping
2 10 (90.91%) Software Distribution
2 10 (90.91%) Patch Management
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 10
2 10 (90.91%) Configuration Management
2 10 (90.91%) MSI
2 10 (90.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (90.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (90.91%) REXX
2 10 (90.91%) Tcl
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
2 10 (90.91%) HTTP
2 10 (90.91%) HTTPS
2 10 (90.91%) SSL
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 10 (90.91%) HTTP
1 10 (90.91%) HTTPS
1 10 (90.91%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 10
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Configuration Management
1 10 (90.91%) Patch Management
1 10 (90.91%) Prototyping
1 10 (90.91%) Software Distribution
1 10 (90.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (90.91%) REXX
2 10 (90.91%) Tcl
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP