The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing VB 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 6.03% 9.33% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.07% 21.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
41 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 35.34% 42.67% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 13
Average daily rate £398 £405 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £540 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) Content Management
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) OOP
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) MSI
2 2 (28.57%) InstallShield
2 2 (28.57%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (14.29%) MI Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) Content Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Distribution
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) REXX
3 2 (28.57%) Tcl
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCSD
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) VMware