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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.73% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 0.92% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£306 £175 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.48% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -18.25%
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
382 218 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.92% 35.10% 34.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 169 156
Average daily rate £400 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 16
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 27 November 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 6 (85.71%) VB6
2 5 (71.43%) MS Access
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (14.29%) LiveCycle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) MS Access
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst Programmer
1 4 (57.14%) Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (14.29%) VB Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) VB Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Access Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) VB6
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Siemens
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago