Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 169 170
Rank change year-on-year +43 +1 -39
Contract jobs citing VB 31 18 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 0.99% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 14
Median daily rate £463 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% +27.12% -24.36%
10th Percentile £312 £230 £264
90th Percentile £490 £475 £351
UK median daily rate £420 £385 £365
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.48% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -9.59% -45.93% -28.95%

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 1,330 1,822 1,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.73% 39.43% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 1,080 1,190
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £280
90th Percentile £588 £556 £527
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 £17.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +135.66% -61.18%
10th Percentile £21.01 £13.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.06 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Scotland

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for VB in Scotland

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in Scotland over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VB in Scotland

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in Scotland.

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 6 April 2020. 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
Renfrewshire - 14 £485 -
Glasgow +19 8 £325 -13.33% 1
Edinburgh +27 5 £346 -23.06%
Midlothian - 3 £175 -
Stirling - 1 - - 1
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 26 (83.87%) SQL
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) MSI
4 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
4 15 (48.39%) PowerShell
4 15 (48.39%) Windows Server
5 14 (45.16%) Software Distribution
5 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management
6 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (41.94%) Patch Management
6 13 (41.94%) Windows 10
6 13 (41.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 13 (41.94%) Prototyping
6 13 (41.94%) REXX
6 13 (41.94%) Tcl
6 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (41.94%) HTTPS
6 13 (41.94%) SSL
6 13 (41.94%) HTTP
6 13 (41.94%) Linux
6 13 (41.94%) Windows XP
7 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
7 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
8 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
9 7 (22.58%) .NET
9 7 (22.58%) C#
10 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
11 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) HTTP
1 13 (41.94%) HTTPS
1 13 (41.94%) SSL
2 5 (16.13%) FTP
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (16.13%) DB2
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) MSI
2 3 (9.68%) InstallShield
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
1 5 (16.13%) Public Sector
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) RPG Developer
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Packager
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.68%) UI Developer
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IFS Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.23%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (9.68%) Classic ASP
5 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) jQuery
5 2 (6.45%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) Ajax
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) WinForms
6 1 (3.23%) WPF
6 1 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) iSeries
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server
3 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (41.94%) Linux
4 13 (41.94%) Windows 10
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (41.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management
1 14 (45.16%) Software Distribution
2 13 (41.94%) Patch Management
2 13 (41.94%) Prototyping
2 13 (41.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) System Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.23%) Release Management
5 1 (3.23%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) PowerShell
3 13 (41.94%) REXX
3 13 (41.94%) Tcl
4 7 (22.58%) C#
5 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
6 5 (16.13%) RPG
6 5 (16.13%) RPG IV
6 5 (16.13%) RPG/400
7 3 (9.68%) VBScript
8 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.23%) C++
9 1 (3.23%) Java
9 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Capita
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
1 2 (6.45%) Tableau
1 2 (6.45%) VMware
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) IFS
2 1 (3.23%) Macrovision
2 1 (3.23%) NetApp