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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 47 66
Contract jobs citing VB 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.14% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £385 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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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
333 187 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.22% 30.51% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 122 197
Average daily rate £375 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £17.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 28 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) Replication
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 3 (37.50%) C
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Apex Code
6 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) LINQ
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior SQL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior VB.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Reporting Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) LINQ
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) VBA
3 2 (25.00%) Apex Code
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
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