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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 74 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 14 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 2.52% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.16% 5.91% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 10
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£475 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £350 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
443 406 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.87% 42.69% 39.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 278 183
Average daily rate £350 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £16.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +32.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 8 (42.11%) C
1 8 (42.11%) Java
1 8 (42.11%) PHP
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Scala
1 8 (42.11%) Open Source
2 6 (31.58%) Supplier Management
2 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
2 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
2 6 (31.58%) Web Services
2 6 (31.58%) .NET
3 5 (26.32%) HTTP
3 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) SSL
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) WCF
4 4 (21.05%) VB6
4 4 (21.05%) DevOps
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
5 3 (15.79%) MSI
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (15.79%) WPF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
1 5 (26.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) OLAP
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
2 1 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (5.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MSI
2 2 (10.53%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.26%) AdminStudio
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) VB Developer
2 3 (15.79%) VB6 Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Web Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior SQL Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior VB Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior VB6 Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Packager
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) WCF
3 3 (15.79%) WPF
3 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
4 2 (10.53%) WSH
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
5 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Supplier Management
2 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
2 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (10.53%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
1 8 (42.11%) Java
1 8 (42.11%) PHP
1 8 (42.11%) Scala
2 4 (21.05%) VB6
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
3 2 (10.53%) VBA
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix
1 1 (5.26%) Telerik
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