The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 40 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.31% - 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% - 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.15% -3.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
108 85 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 33.23% 43.15% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 58 37
Average daily rate £350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.94 £27.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.85% +48.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £27.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.19 £27.50 £19.00
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 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 20 October 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 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (20.00%) ODBC
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) ActiveX
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) VB Developer
1 4 (80.00%) VB6 Developer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ODBC
2 1 (20.00%) ActiveX
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) VMware