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 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 121 104
Rank change year-on-year +31 -17  
Contract jobs citing VB 17 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 0.39% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.20% 1.21% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 11
Median daily rate £400 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £161 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 771 828 943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.91% 31.92% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 488 553
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Renfrewshire - 10 £416 -
Edinburgh +23 4 £300 -40.00%
Stirling +8 1 £105 -54.34%
Glasgow +5 1 £350 +64.70% 3
Dundee - 1 £205 -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VB.

1 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 19 (65.52%) Windows
3 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
4 14 (48.28%) Linux
5 12 (41.38%) .NET
5 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (37.93%) Software Distribution
6 11 (37.93%) Patch Management
6 11 (37.93%) C#
6 11 (37.93%) MSI
6 11 (37.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
6 11 (37.93%) Tcl
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
7 10 (34.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 10 (34.48%) Prototyping
7 10 (34.48%) SSL
7 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (34.48%) REXX
7 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
7 10 (34.48%) HTTP
7 10 (34.48%) HTTPS
7 10 (34.48%) Windows 10
8 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
9 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
9 7 (24.14%) WinForms

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 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) HTTP
1 10 (34.48%) HTTPS
1 10 (34.48%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Big Data
5 1 (3.45%) DTS
5 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.45%) MS Access
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MSI
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Access Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Excel Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Report Developer
4 1 (3.45%) SAS Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
2 7 (24.14%) WinForms
3 5 (17.24%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.90%) WCF
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) iOS SDK
5 1 (3.45%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.45%) Life Science
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Linux
3 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (34.48%) Windows 10
4 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) MVS
5 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
2 11 (37.93%) Patch Management
2 11 (37.93%) Software Distribution
3 10 (34.48%) Prototyping
3 10 (34.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 6 (20.69%) OO
5 5 (17.24%) Change Control
5 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Secure Coding
5 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) System Testing
5 5 (17.24%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) SDLC
6 3 (10.34%) Web Development
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
8 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.45%) OOD
8 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
3 11 (37.93%) C#
3 11 (37.93%) Tcl
4 10 (34.48%) REXX
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) VBA
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) R
7 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.45%) Brio
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
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