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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.97% 1.53% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 3.39% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £313 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% +1.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +79.46%
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
192 295 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 37.28% 45.11% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 209 164
Median daily rate £400 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £16.00 £79.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+243.75% -79.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +16 4 £325 -1.51%
Newport -5 1 £300 -
VB
Wales

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) ETL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Star Schema
3 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Cognos
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (57.14%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 4 (57.14%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) WinForms
5 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (28.57%) CRM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) Star Schema
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (42.86%) SQL BI Developer
3 3 (42.86%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (28.57%) CRM Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) ETL
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Project Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSD
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cognos
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle