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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 23 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 2.16% - 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% - 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
69 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 49.64% 22.14% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 14
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £252 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.13 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.66% -15.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 2015, 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 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects