Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 164 136
Rank change year-on-year -4 -28 +27
Contract jobs citing VB 29 30 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.60% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.34% 1.56% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 23
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +17.19% +16.36%
10th Percentile £289 £313 £261
90th Percentile £390 £450 £435
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 - £46.13
10th Percentile £16.13 - £42.38
90th Percentile £16.38 - £48.38
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -53.75% -2.44% +10.74%

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 2,158 1,918 1,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.05% 38.38% 40.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,150 1,066
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £544 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 33
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -34.15% +9.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £15.09 £14.85
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £51.60
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%

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 November 2018.

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 November 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 -6 16 £323 -7.86% 6
Edinburgh -7 9 £375 -3.23% 3
Renfrewshire -9 3 £283 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) Windows
3 12 (41.38%) VBScript
4 11 (37.93%) MSI
4 11 (37.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (37.93%) SCCM
5 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (27.59%) VMware
6 8 (27.59%) C#
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) InstallShield
7 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (24.14%) Banking
8 6 (20.69%) Wise Package Studio
8 6 (20.69%) Migration
8 6 (20.69%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) VBA
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle
9 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
9 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
9 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Ivanti
10 4 (13.79%) Software Delivery
10 4 (13.79%) Software Distribution
10 4 (13.79%) XenApp
10 4 (13.79%) XenServer
10 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
10 4 (13.79%) .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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DHCP
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (10.34%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.45%) GIS
3 1 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MSI
2 7 (24.14%) InstallShield
3 6 (20.69%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (6.90%) JDeveloper
5 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) JMeter
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (24.14%) Banking
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Applications Packager
3 3 (10.34%) RPG Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) MSI Packager
4 2 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) VB Developer
5 1 (3.45%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) LDAP
1 4 (13.79%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Java EE
2 1 (3.45%) JPA
2 1 (3.45%) JSP
2 1 (3.45%) JSTL
2 1 (3.45%) Servlets
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
2 1 (3.45%) STL
2 1 (3.45%) Vue.js
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Unix
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.79%) Software Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Software Distribution
4 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Personalization
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) System Testing
4 3 (10.34%) UML
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.90%) BPEL
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.45%) Scrum
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) VBScript
3 8 (27.59%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) Java
4 6 (20.69%) VBA
5 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
6 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
7 3 (10.34%) RPG
7 3 (10.34%) RPG IV
7 3 (10.34%) RPG/400
7 3 (10.34%) VB6
8 1 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) XenApp
3 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
3 4 (13.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Macrovision