The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for VB.NET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
UK / Scotland
Rank 103 116 115
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 4 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 1.70% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Median daily rate £145 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.71% -10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £274 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £359 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year -3.34% +3.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -67.64%  

VB.NET 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 780 823 918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.44% 31.80% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 483 536
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB.NET
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for VB.NET in Scotland

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB.NET in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB.NET in Scotland

VB.NET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB.NET in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB.NET in Scotland

VB.NET
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB.NET in Scotland

VB.NET
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.NET within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 - 2 £135 -
Fife 0 1 £145 -
Glasgow -3 1 £500 +48.14% 1
VB.NET
UK

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET 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.NET.

1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) MVC
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VBA
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (8.33%) Ajax
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (8.33%) Web Development
8 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework

VB.NET
Top Related 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Database Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Database Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Excel Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (8.33%) VBA Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Ajax
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) LINQ
6 1 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
1 1 (8.33%) Hedge funds
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (8.33%) OO
2 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) SDLC
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (8.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Basel III
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Perforce