The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 46 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.09% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.25% 1.54% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
222 260 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 48.37% 50.29% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 179 42
Average daily rate £420 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £30.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +36.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £36.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.14 £44.50 £40.00
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 Gloucestershire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +9 2 £405 +20.00% 1
Gloucester +9 1 £400 - 2
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (52.94%) JavaScript
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
1 9 (52.94%) VB6
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) DV Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Python
3 7 (41.18%) ISEB
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
5 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
5 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
1 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
1 5 (29.41%) RSpec
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Programmer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Security Penetration Tester
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Web Applications Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Applications Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Web Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) COM
3 2 (11.76%) COM+
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) WSDL
3 2 (11.76%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) BDD
1 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
1 5 (29.41%) TDD
1 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
1 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
1 9 (52.94%) VB6
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
6 3 (17.65%) VBA
7 2 (11.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) DV Cleared
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) HNC
3 2 (11.76%) HND
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Basel II
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Altiris