The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South Wales region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 58 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 4 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.66% 2.52% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 9.01% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +3.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.75 £32.30
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -1.70%
Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
217 111 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 35.87% 27.96% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 84 88
Average daily rate £325 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £20.13 £55.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.40% +131.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £55.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.68 £55.00 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

VB
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

VB
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Cardiff -16 3 - -
Newport - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
VB
Wales

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VBScript
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) SCDPM
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) WinForms
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Insight
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCTS
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SCDPM
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (14.29%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix