The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 56 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.44% 1.61% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 3.78% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.64% -11.66%
VB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
254 185 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 37.03% 42.63% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 125 65
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.50 £27.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% +48.64%
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 Oxfordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 1 £275 - 1
Bicester - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (72.73%) VB6
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) ActiveX
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) OCX
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
7 1 (9.09%) Marketing
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) VB Developer
2 8 (72.73%) VB6 Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Programmer
3 4 (36.36%) VB Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) VB Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Excel Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Excel VBA Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ActiveX
3 2 (18.18%) OCX
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) VB6
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) SAP