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 23 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 .NET (VB .NET)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 136 124
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12  
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 10 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.65% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.79% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Median daily rate £388 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £153 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £303 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -16.17%  

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 933 1064 980
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.04% 36.23% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 574 506
Median daily rate £388 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.10%  
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 11 21 21
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 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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 +19 8 £388 -
Glasgow +6 1 £395 - 2
Fife - 1 £120 -
VB.NET
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) Web Development
5 6 (42.86%) Ajax
6 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
6 5 (35.71%) React
6 5 (35.71%) VB6
6 5 (35.71%) COM+
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
6 5 (35.71%) VB
7 4 (28.57%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (21.43%) Vue.js
8 3 (21.43%) XML
8 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
9 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (14.29%) Banking
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB.NET
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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) MS Access
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) .NET Developer
3 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
3 5 (35.71%) VB Developer
3 5 (35.71%) VB.NET Developer
3 5 (35.71%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (42.86%) Ajax
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
4 5 (35.71%) COM+
4 5 (35.71%) React
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
5 3 (21.43%) Vue.js
5 3 (21.43%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
6 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) WCF
7 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
1 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
1 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) OpenVMS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Web Development
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
4 5 (35.71%) VB
4 5 (35.71%) VB6
5 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) Basel III
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce