The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.05% 0.65% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 3.70% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £455 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VB
West Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 22.11% 17.53% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 14
Average daily rate £405 £294 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.87% -10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) VB6
2 2 (40.00%) Back Office
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) BPR
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) VB Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Reporting Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Risk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) BPR
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) VB6
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft