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 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 69 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing VB 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% 0.44% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 1.04% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.80% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £331 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £415 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -20.28%
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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
310 384 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 35.39% 42.52% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 310 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.36% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £27.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) VB6
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) MS Access
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (28.57%) SAS
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Business Objects
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) VBA
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) MS Project
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) Java

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (28.57%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) LiveCycle
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MS Access
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 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%) MSI
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Programmer
3 6 (42.86%) Analyst Programmer
4 5 (35.71%) Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Business Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Business Objects Developer
5 2 (14.29%) VB Developer
5 2 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (7.14%) VB Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) VB Analyst Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Access Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
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 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) V-Model
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) VB6
3 4 (28.57%) VBA
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) LANDesk