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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 58 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 2 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.31% 2.47% 2.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 8.27% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
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£181 £280 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.26% -14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £256 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £337 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
242 133 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 37.35% 29.89% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 75 70
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 1 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £37.50 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 3 March 2015. 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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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
Abingdon - 1 £163 -
VB
South East

VB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ODBC
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel
2 1 (33.33%) EAI
2 1 (33.33%) PMI
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) UltraEdit
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) UltraEdit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Siebel Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) EAI
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Siebel