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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 74 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 5 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.46% 2.01% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.34% 4.72% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 11
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 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -3.63%
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
374 381 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 34.63% 42.52% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 249 240
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +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 21 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 21 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 13 (61.90%) VB6
3 11 (52.38%) C#
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) CSS
6 5 (23.81%) C++
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (19.05%) ADO
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
8 3 (14.29%) HTML
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) UNIX
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) Maven
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) jQuery
8 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
9 2 (9.52%) MVVM
9 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (9.52%) Splunk
9 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
9 2 (9.52%) WCF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 10 (47.62%) 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 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
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%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
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%) jQuery
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) WCF
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%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
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
Miscellaneous
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
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) SOA
3 2 (9.52%) MVVM
3 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) UML
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Online Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) VB6
2 11 (52.38%) C#
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