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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 75 55 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing VB 5 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.45% 2.18% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.21% 5.19% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.64% -11.66%
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
413 385 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 37.34% 42.03% 40.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 250 233
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +105.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 17 (80.95%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) VB6
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) CSS
5 5 (23.81%) C++
5 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (19.05%) ADO
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) Java
7 3 (14.29%) UNIX
7 3 (14.29%) Maven
7 3 (14.29%) QA
7 3 (14.29%) WCF
7 3 (14.29%) jQuery
7 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (9.52%) MVVM
8 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
8 2 (9.52%) Splunk

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Maven
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Firebug
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) MSI
2 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
2 1 (4.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 7 (33.33%) VB6 Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior VB Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior VB6 Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Access Developer
6 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) ADO
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (14.29%) WCF
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) Silverlight
5 2 (9.52%) NHibernate
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
6 1 (4.76%) WPF
6 1 (4.76%) J2EE
6 1 (4.76%) JSP
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) ODBC
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Blog
2 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) MVVM
3 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) SOA
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C#
1 12 (57.14%) VB6
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 5 (23.81%) C++
5 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 3 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.52%) VBA
7 2 (9.52%) Python
8 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.76%) VBScript
8 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Telerik
2 2 (9.52%) Splunk
3 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase