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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 65 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 10 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.10% 0.28% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.77% 0.82% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£290 £175 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -34.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £175 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £175 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
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
361 245 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 39.85% 33.98% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 184 161
Average daily rate £400 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £245 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 17
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) VB6
2 7 (63.64%) MS Access
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
7 1 (9.09%) WSUS
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle APEX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MS Access
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Analyst Programmer
2 6 (54.55%) Programmer
3 4 (36.36%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (18.18%) VB Developer
4 2 (18.18%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (9.09%) VB Analyst Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Access Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (9.09%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 1 (9.09%) V-Model
2 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) VB6
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
3 1 (9.09%) Allen-Bradley