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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 6 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.03% 3.44% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% 9.15% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 7
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£325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.15 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
228 164 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 38.97% 37.61% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 117 73
Average daily rate £325 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £248 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Average hourly rate £145.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+974.07% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 18 September 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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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 -12 6 £325 +14.03% 1
Newport - - - - 2
Monmouthshire - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
VB
Wales

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) VBScript
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%) SCCM
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%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
3 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (28.57%) SCDPM
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
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
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
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%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos Powerplay
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) DTS
1 2 (28.57%) Star Schema
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos Report Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos Transformer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
2 1 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
3 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
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 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCTS
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
2 2 (28.57%) SCDPM
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (14.29%) ARCserve
3 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) Business Objects
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
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