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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 1.84% 25.00% 10.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.08% 40.91% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£453 £353 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% +4.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-19.76% -9.09%
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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
59 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 36.20% 61.11% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 20 12
Average daily rate £347 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.39% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) CA
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) Tcl
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) InstallShield
1 2 (66.67%) AdminStudio
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) InstallShield
1 2 (66.67%) AdminStudio
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) Tcl
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) CA
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) VMware