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 27 June 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 64 28
Rank change year-on-year +50 -36  
Contract jobs citing VB 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 3.23% 0.89% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.88% 2.23% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £25.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +62.62% -4.62%  

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 17 179 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 54.84% 39.96% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 109 21
Median daily rate £412 £320 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.75% -8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £267 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 +46 1 - -
VB
Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 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%) HTTPS
1 11 (100.00%) SSL
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) REXX
1 11 (100.00%) Tcl
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 11 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 11 (100.00%) MSI
1 11 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 11 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 11 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 11 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 11 (100.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
1 11 (100.00%) Prototyping
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 11 (100.00%) HTTP
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP

VB
Co-occurring 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 11 (100.00%) HTTP
1 11 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 11 (100.00%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) MSI
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 11 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 11 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 11 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 11 (100.00%) Prototyping
1 11 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 11 (100.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 11 (100.00%) REXX
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management