The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 70 62 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.34% 0.95% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 2.23% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£180 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
VB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
348 358 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.23% 42.62% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 286 96
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Bristol region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 7 (87.50%) VBA
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (50.00%) MS Project
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) SAS
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) C
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) MSI
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) SAS
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Report Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Objects Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) VBA
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus