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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% - 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% - 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£438 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 - £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+84.44% -27.05%
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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
366 343 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.10% 39.38% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 263 123
Average daily rate £375 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £27.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 September 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 6 (75.00%) VBA
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (37.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) DB2
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) MS Project
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) .NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (37.50%) SAS
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (37.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
1 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Report Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) VBA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle