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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 68 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 24 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.04% 1.52% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.95% 3.30% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 13
Average daily rate
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£309 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £241 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
608 485 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 51.66% 46.19% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 346 133
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 27 March 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 23 (62.16%) VB6
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) C#
3 18 (48.65%) .NET
4 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
5 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (35.14%) Finance
6 10 (27.03%) WinForms
6 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
6 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
6 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
7 8 (21.62%) C
7 8 (21.62%) Java
7 8 (21.62%) PHP
7 8 (21.62%) Web Services
7 8 (21.62%) Linux
7 8 (21.62%) OO
7 8 (21.62%) Scala
7 8 (21.62%) Open Source
8 7 (18.92%) Oracle
9 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
9 6 (16.22%) ADO
9 6 (16.22%) MVC
9 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
9 6 (16.22%) Service Management
9 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
9 6 (16.22%) TDD
9 6 (16.22%) Maven
9 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.11%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) HTTP
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) OLAP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Maven
1 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
1 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.41%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (5.41%) MSI
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 15 (40.54%) VB Developer
2 15 (40.54%) VB6 Developer
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Developer
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior SQL Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior VB Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior VB6 Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) Web Manager
6 2 (5.41%) VB Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Packager
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) .NET
2 10 (27.03%) WinForms
3 8 (21.62%) Web Services
4 6 (16.22%) ADO
5 5 (13.51%) WCF
5 5 (13.51%) WPF
6 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.41%) WSH
7 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Open Source
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) OO
3 6 (16.22%) Service Management
3 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
3 6 (16.22%) MVC
3 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
3 6 (16.22%) TDD
3 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
3 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) DevOps
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
6 3 (8.11%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) VB6
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) C#
4 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
4 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
4 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
5 8 (21.62%) C
5 8 (21.62%) Java
5 8 (21.62%) PHP
5 8 (21.62%) Scala
6 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) VBA
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle