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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 48 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.23% 0.56% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 1.43% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£430 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.63%
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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
149 70 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 34.10% 39.11% 45.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 48 64
Average daily rate £450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 28 November 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) ODBC
1 2 (50.00%) VB6
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) ActiveX
2 1 (25.00%) Siebel
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) EAI
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) VB6 Developer
1 2 (50.00%) VB Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Siebel Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ODBC
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) ActiveX
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Siebel