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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 103 117
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14  
Contract jobs citing VB 19 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.87% 1.50% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 4.07% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 5
Median daily rate £388 £365 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +30.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £25.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +62.62% -4.62%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 936 1081 936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.66% 36.78% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 583 482
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +26 13 £388 -6.06%
Glasgow -8 3 £350 -4.10% 1
Renfrewshire +50 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 18 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 14 (38.89%) Linux
4 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 14 (38.89%) MSI
5 13 (36.11%) Tcl
5 13 (36.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
5 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (36.11%) Software Distribution
5 13 (36.11%) Patch Management
6 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 12 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 12 (33.33%) Prototyping
6 12 (33.33%) HTTP
6 12 (33.33%) HTTPS
6 12 (33.33%) SSL
6 12 (33.33%) REXX
6 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (27.78%) .NET
8 9 (25.00%) Web Development
8 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) C#
10 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
10 7 (19.44%) 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 4 (11.11%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) HTTP
1 12 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 12 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.56%) MS Access
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (2.78%) DTS
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) Toad
2 1 (2.78%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 7 (19.44%) Banking
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) VB Developer
4 5 (13.89%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.78%) SAP BW Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) Ajax
3 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (13.89%) COM+
4 5 (13.89%) CSS
4 5 (13.89%) HTML
4 5 (13.89%) React
5 3 (8.33%) Backbone.js
5 3 (8.33%) Vue.js
6 2 (5.56%) MSMQ
6 2 (5.56%) Web Services
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.78%) iOS SDK
7 1 (2.78%) Java EE
7 1 (2.78%) JSF
7 1 (2.78%) JTA
7 1 (2.78%) React Native
7 1 (2.78%) Spring
7 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.78%) Life Science
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
4 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) MVS
5 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Patch Management
1 13 (36.11%) Software Distribution
2 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 12 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 12 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 9 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (5.56%) Analytics
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) MVC
4 2 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (2.78%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 13 (36.11%) Tcl
4 12 (33.33%) REXX
5 8 (22.22%) C#
6 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
7 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
7 6 (16.67%) VB6
8 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
9 4 (11.11%) VBScript
10 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (8.33%) VBA
11 2 (5.56%) Java
12 1 (2.78%) ABAP
12 1 (2.78%) C
12 1 (2.78%) C++
12 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
12 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
12 1 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Altiris
4 1 (2.78%) Brio
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Teradata
4 1 (2.78%) Xamarin