The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Oxford region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 26 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.88% 0.48% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.48% 1.47% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£235 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -3.27%
Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 68 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 34.27% 32.85% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 60
Average daily rate £350 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ActiveX
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) DAO
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Hummingbird
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
4 1 (14.29%) SAP R/3

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) VB Developer
2 4 (57.14%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ActiveX
3 1 (14.29%) OCX
3 1 (14.29%) DAO
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ODBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Hummingbird
2 1 (14.29%) VMware