The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 90 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 15 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.93% 1.33% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.27% 3.62% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £314 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £325 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £22.53 £25.70
% change year-on-year
+40.92% -12.33%
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 Leeds region.

Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
661 387 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.93% 36.65% 41.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 269 208
Average daily rate £345 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -61.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £12.88 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 26 (52.00%) VB6
3 21 (42.00%) C#
4 20 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 20 (40.00%) Finance
5 18 (36.00%) .NET
6 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
6 13 (26.00%) WinForms
7 12 (24.00%) MS Access
8 11 (22.00%) PL/SQL
9 10 (20.00%) Oracle
9 10 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.00%) VB.NET
11 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
11 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
12 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (14.00%) Maven
12 7 (14.00%) TDD
12 7 (14.00%) MVC
12 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
12 7 (14.00%) ADO
12 7 (14.00%) OO
13 6 (12.00%) XML
13 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
14 5 (10.00%) Degree
14 5 (10.00%) VBA
15 4 (8.00%) Strategic Planning

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (6.00%) SAS
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.00%) MS Access
3 3 (6.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.00%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.00%) Maven
2 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) VB Developer
2 14 (28.00%) VB6 Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Data Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Business Objects Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Business Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) VB Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) AWS Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Data Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) NHS Data Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior VB Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior VB6 Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) .NET
2 13 (26.00%) WinForms
3 7 (14.00%) ADO
4 6 (12.00%) XML
5 4 (8.00%) WCF
6 3 (6.00%) jQuery
6 3 (6.00%) HTML5
6 3 (6.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) RSS
6 3 (6.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) Web Services
7 2 (4.00%) XHTML
7 2 (4.00%) WPF
7 2 (4.00%) Ajax
8 1 (2.00%) Middleware
8 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) NHS
1 3 (6.00%) Social Media
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (14.00%) TDD
2 7 (14.00%) MVC
2 7 (14.00%) OO
3 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.00%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (8.00%) SDLC
5 3 (6.00%) System Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.00%) Content Management
5 3 (6.00%) SEO
6 2 (4.00%) CRM
6 2 (4.00%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (2.00%) Time Management
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 26 (52.00%) VB6
3 21 (42.00%) C#
4 11 (22.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 9 (18.00%) VB.NET
7 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (10.00%) VBA
9 3 (6.00%) ActionScript
9 3 (6.00%) PHP
9 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (4.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.00%) Python
11 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
11 1 (2.00%) Ruby
11 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Netezza
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe