Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 154 138
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +24
Contract jobs citing VB 31 30 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 0.63% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 1.50% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 36
Scotland median daily rate £313 £375 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +14.85% +1.24%
10th Percentile £263 £301 £262
90th Percentile £388 £449 £422
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 - £47.25
10th Percentile £16.13 - £42.23
90th Percentile £16.38 - £48.38
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -43.75% +23.08% +20.37%

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 2,229 2,002 1,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.06% 41.94% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,318 1,174 1,119
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £281 £286 £262
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 35
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% +23.36%
10th Percentile £12.85 £15.54 £18.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.79% +6.67% +4.17%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Glasgow -7 14 £320 -8.57% 6
Edinburgh -19 10 £375 -3.23% 3
Renfrewshire -19 6 £275 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 19 (61.29%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) VBScript
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 13 (41.94%) MSI
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (41.94%) SCCM
4 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (25.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.81%) DHCP
5 8 (25.81%) DNS
5 8 (25.81%) Citrix
5 8 (25.81%) VMware
5 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
5 8 (25.81%) Software Delivery
5 8 (25.81%) XenApp
5 8 (25.81%) XenServer
5 8 (25.81%) XenDesktop
5 8 (25.81%) Software Distribution
5 8 (25.81%) Ivanti
6 7 (22.58%) VB6
6 7 (22.58%) Banking
7 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) VBA
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
8 5 (16.13%) InstallShield

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 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) JBoss
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) DHCP
1 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.23%) Data Mart
2 1 (3.23%) GIS
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MSI
2 5 (16.13%) InstallShield
3 4 (12.90%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
4 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) JMeter
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (22.58%) Banking
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Applications Packager
2 5 (16.13%) VB Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (9.68%) VBA Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) MSI Packager
5 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) VB VBA Developer
5 2 (6.45%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) LDAP
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) JPA
3 1 (3.23%) JSP
3 1 (3.23%) JSTL
3 1 (3.23%) Servlets
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) STL
3 1 (3.23%) Vue.js
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Software Delivery
1 8 (25.81%) Software Distribution
2 5 (16.13%) Personalization
3 4 (12.90%) ETL
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.45%) Innovative Thinking
5 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Conceptual Models
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Progressive Web App
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Scrum
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Use Case
6 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) VBScript
3 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
4 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
5 7 (22.58%) VB6
6 6 (19.35%) VBA
7 4 (12.90%) C#
8 3 (9.68%) Java
8 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.23%) C++
9 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) XenApp
2 8 (25.81%) XenDesktop
2 8 (25.81%) XenServer
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) SCCM
2 8 (25.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Citrix
2 8 (25.81%) Ivanti
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Macrovision