Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 167 135
Rank change year-on-year +7 -32 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 23 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.48% 0.40% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 1.08% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 16
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +20.69% -9.38%
10th Percentile £303 £313 £229
90th Percentile £475 £440 £366
UK median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £47.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -53.75% -11.11% +21.62%

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 1,920 1,755 1,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.45% 36.89% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,124 1,100 961
Scotland median daily rate £410 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +10.71% -4.11%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £265
90th Percentile £538 £527 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 44
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -51.16% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £14.85
90th Percentile £44.50 £40.25 £55.90
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 £323 -7.86% 1
Edinburgh +8 9 £450 +12.50% 2
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) C#
3 9 (39.13%) Finance
4 8 (34.78%) VBScript
4 8 (34.78%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 7 (30.43%) MSI
5 7 (30.43%) InstallShield
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (30.43%) SCCM
6 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (26.09%) Wise Package Studio
6 6 (26.09%) Migration
6 6 (26.09%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) VBA
6 6 (26.09%) Java
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) Banking
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) LDAP
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) UML
9 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (13.04%) XML
9 3 (13.04%) DB2
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle

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 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) InstallShield
1 7 (30.43%) MSI
2 6 (26.09%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (8.70%) JDeveloper
4 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Applications Packager
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (13.04%) RPG Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior SQL Server Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (8.70%) MSI Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
2 4 (17.39%) LDAP
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (13.04%) jQuery
3 3 (13.04%) React
3 3 (13.04%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Core
4 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.35%) Java EE
4 1 (4.35%) JPA
4 1 (4.35%) JSP
4 1 (4.35%) JSTL
4 1 (4.35%) Servlets
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) STL
4 1 (4.35%) Vue.js
4 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) System Testing
4 3 (13.04%) UML
5 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
5 2 (8.70%) BPEL
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Conceptual Models
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) OOP
6 1 (4.35%) Progressive Web App
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) VBScript
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) VBA
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) RPG
5 3 (13.04%) RPG IV
5 3 (13.04%) RPG/400
5 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) C++
7 1 (4.35%) VB6
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (4.35%) Macrovision