The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 53 59 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing VB 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.32% 0.50% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.97% 1.37% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 7
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£330 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £28.70
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -12.89%
VB
Wales

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

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
269 219 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 44.32% 36.26% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 166 89
Average daily rate £340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.15 £20.13 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% -42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.03 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £28.68 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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
Cardiff +2 6 £330 -
Newport - 2 - -
VB
Wales

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) VB6
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) VBA
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Data Mart
6 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (22.22%) Cognos
6 2 (22.22%) Cognos Powerplay
6 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (22.22%) DTS
6 2 (22.22%) ETL
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) Star Schema
6 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mart
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Powerplay
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) DTS
4 2 (22.22%) Star Schema
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) VB Developer
2 4 (44.44%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Database Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Development Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Development Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ETL
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
3 5 (55.56%) VB6
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) VBA
4 4 (44.44%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cognos