Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 134 158
Rank change year-on-year -24 +24 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 29 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.58% 1.20% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.51% 2.96% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 17
Scotland median daily rate £369 £315 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.06% +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £261 £163
90th Percentile £450 £434 £403
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Scotland median hourly rate - £46.13 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.03% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +14.86% +84.45%

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 1917 1757 1906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.01% 40.54% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1061 1038
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 44
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.39
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -9 17 £388 -3.13% 6
Glasgow -15 5 £350 -11.11%
Aberdeen -8 3 £367 -
Renfrewshire +24 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £338 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) Banking
4 8 (27.59%) VB6
4 8 (27.59%) VBA
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) .NET
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) C#
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (20.69%) VB.NET
6 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.24%) Workflow
7 5 (17.24%) VBScript
7 5 (17.24%) Data Mining
7 5 (17.24%) SCCM
7 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.79%) React
8 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
8 4 (13.79%) Ajax
8 4 (13.79%) Web Development
8 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
8 4 (13.79%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
8 4 (13.79%) Oracle
8 4 (13.79%) COM+
8 4 (13.79%) CSS

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 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (10.34%) IIS
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (17.24%) Data Mining
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Developer
3 8 (27.59%) VB Developer
4 7 (24.14%) VB6 Developer
5 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Server Specialist
7 3 (10.34%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) QC Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Applications Packager
9 1 (3.45%) Report Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) Ajax
2 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
2 4 (13.79%) COM+
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) React
3 2 (6.90%) Backbone.js
3 2 (6.90%) MSMQ
3 2 (6.90%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Workflow
2 4 (13.79%) Web Development
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Management
3 3 (10.34%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.90%) Prototyping
4 2 (6.90%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (6.90%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 2 (6.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) VB6
2 8 (27.59%) VBA
3 7 (24.14%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) VB.NET
5 5 (17.24%) VBScript
6 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
6 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
8 2 (6.90%) Java
8 2 (6.90%) REXX
8 2 (6.90%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) MCTS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Cognos
3 2 (6.90%) Sybase
4 1 (3.45%) Altiris
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) VMware