Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 February 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 138 145
Rank change year-on-year -23 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 18 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.38% 0.91% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 2.07% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 26
Scotland median daily rate £344 £348 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +8.59% -5.19%
10th Percentile £301 £204 £177
90th Percentile £425 £441 £418
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Scotland median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -58.82% +14.86% +64.44%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,710 1,644 1,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.80% 44.17% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,078 983 1,003
Scotland median daily rate £400 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -
10th Percentile £290 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 26
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £44.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.58% +17.11% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.84 £20.63
90th Percentile £43.25 £57.50 £44.88
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Scotland

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Scotland

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Scotland

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Scotland

VB
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -30 10 £400 +23.08% 2
Aberdeen - 3 £367 -
Glasgow -14 2 £338 -3.57% 3
Renfrewshire +23 1 £300 -25.00% 2
West Lothian - 1 £338 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (50.00%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) VBScript
3 5 (27.78%) SCCM
3 5 (27.78%) VBA
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 3 (16.67%) vSphere
5 3 (16.67%) Puppet
5 3 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (16.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (16.67%) vRealize
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 9 (50.00%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Server Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mining Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QC Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Developer
4 1 (5.56%) VB Developer
4 1 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
1 3 (16.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Data Management
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
1 3 (16.67%) Workflow
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.11%) Lean Thinking
2 2 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) SDLC
3 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) VBScript
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) VBA
3 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.11%) VB6
6 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) NFS
2 3 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) vRealize
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) 3PAR
2 3 (16.67%) EMC
2 3 (16.67%) NetApp
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Cognos
3 2 (11.11%) Sybase
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Ivanti