Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 126 159
Rank change year-on-year -47 +33 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 27 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.90% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.31% 2.04% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 25
Scotland median daily rate £290 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.64% +9.86% +1.43%
10th Percentile £262 £237 £211
90th Percentile £375 £443 £430
UK median daily rate £363 £385 £370
% change year-on-year -5.84% +4.05% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £40.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -28.13% +49.09% +19.24%

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 2,064 1,666 1,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.42% 44.07% 34.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,299 1,001 1,047
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £460 £436 £420
% change year-on-year +5.50% +3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 32
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £43.39 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.37% +13.44% +23.39%
10th Percentile £12.73 £14.97 £22.33
90th Percentile £45.69 £65.10 £44.35
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -0.61% +8.55% +8.57%

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 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 18 June 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 -24 9 £300 -4.00% 2
Renfrewshire -38 9 £285 -31.53% 1
Edinburgh -30 8 £375 -3.23% 2
East Lothian - 1 - -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 (70.37%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) VBScript
2 16 (59.26%) PowerShell
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) T-SQL
4 13 (48.15%) Windows
4 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
5 12 (44.44%) Software Delivery
5 12 (44.44%) XenApp
5 12 (44.44%) XenServer
5 12 (44.44%) XenDesktop
5 12 (44.44%) Software Distribution
5 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 12 (44.44%) DHCP
5 12 (44.44%) DNS
5 12 (44.44%) Citrix
5 12 (44.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (44.44%) MSI
5 12 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (44.44%) Ivanti
5 12 (44.44%) SCCM
6 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 8 (29.63%) VMware
7 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 6 (22.22%) Personalization
8 6 (22.22%) Banking
9 5 (18.52%) VB6
10 4 (14.81%) ETL
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DHCP
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MSI
2 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 6 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) VB Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) VB VBA Developer
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) VBA Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Support
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Replication
1 3 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
1 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Software Delivery
1 12 (44.44%) Software Distribution
2 6 (22.22%) Personalization
3 4 (14.81%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Innovative Thinking
5 1 (3.70%) Coaching
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) PowerShell
2 16 (59.26%) VBScript
3 13 (48.15%) T-SQL
4 5 (18.52%) VB6
5 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (7.41%) VBA
8 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
1 12 (44.44%) XenApp
1 12 (44.44%) XenDesktop
1 12 (44.44%) XenServer
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) NFS
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) SCCM
1 12 (44.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Citrix
2 12 (44.44%) Ivanti
3 8 (29.63%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
4 3 (11.11%) EMC
4 3 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle