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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.41% 0.99% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.00% 2.86% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£338 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.01 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -19.53%
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
233 105 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 46.88% 34.54% 53.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 57 62
Average daily rate £425 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 13
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.01 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.98% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £30.50 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 November 2014. 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 -16 2 £398 - 1
Cirencester - - - -
Stroud - - - - 1
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 4 (30.77%) VBScript
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 4 (30.77%) VBA
3 4 (30.77%) MCP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) ISA Server
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 4 (30.77%) NetApp
3 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 3 (23.08%) VB6
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) VSAT
2 1 (7.69%) DVB
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Avionics
1 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) RF Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VBA Developer
4 1 (7.69%) MI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) RF Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) MI Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
4 1 (7.69%) LINQ
4 1 (7.69%) WSDL
4 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.69%) XSD
4 1 (7.69%) XSL
4 1 (7.69%) XHTML
4 1 (7.69%) DHTML
4 1 (7.69%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
2 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (7.69%) MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 4 (30.77%) VBScript
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 4 (30.77%) VBA
4 3 (23.08%) VB6
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) Tcl
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCP
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) DO-160
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) ISA Server
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) HP
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix
1 4 (30.77%) NetApp
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects