The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Halifax region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 28 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.59% 1.10% 3.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% 6.25% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
28 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 16.47% 17.68% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 33
Average daily rate £438 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) VB6
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (75.00%) VB Developer
2 3 (75.00%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft