The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 17 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing VB 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 1.05% 1.36% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
VB
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester region.

Programming Languages Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
28 76 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 29.47% 51.70% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 64 17
Average daily rate £400 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 £10.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1090.47% -31.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Gloucester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Gloucester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (50.00%) VBA
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) VB6
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (50.00%) RSpec
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Penetration Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Web Applications Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Applications Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Web Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Tester
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) BDD
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (50.00%) VB6
1 3 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) HNC
2 2 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Basel II
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP