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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 52 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.63% 1.40% 3.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 3.88% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
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£343 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% +21.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
274 129 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 57.08% 36.03% 62.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 73 137
Average daily rate £425 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.10 £23.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 2015. 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
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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 -13 2 £331 -16.13%
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (22.22%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) MI Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) MI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) WSDL
3 2 (22.22%) XML Schema
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) DHTML
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) COM+
3 2 (22.22%) XSD
3 2 (22.22%) XSL
4 1 (11.11%) LINQ
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
1 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) VBScript
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) VBA
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) NetApp
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Business Objects