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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 60 64 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing VB 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.37% 0.39% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.48% 1.12% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Average daily rate
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£308 £225 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £185 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £265 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
345 269 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.38% 34.98% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 205 156
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £400 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 16
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.30 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £42.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 8 (57.14%) VB6
2 7 (50.00%) MS Access
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
4 5 (35.71%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
6 3 (21.43%) MS Project
6 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) VBA
6 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (21.43%) SAS
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (21.43%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (21.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (21.43%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MS Access
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (21.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Programmer
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Business Objects Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VB Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Business Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Access Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.14%) VB Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) WinForms
4 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Change Management
1 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
1 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) ETL
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) TDD
2 1 (7.14%) MVC
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Scrum
2 1 (7.14%) V-Model
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
2 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) VB6
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) VBA
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Siemens
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
4 1 (7.14%) Allen-Bradley
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