The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Yorkshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.10% 1.12% 2.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.76% 3.39% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate £210 - £239
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 - £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
145 118 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 39.73% 33.15% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 57
Average daily rate £290 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £416 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £17.88 £19.96 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% -20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £12.90 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £35.00 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -4 2 £210 -
Barnsley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (30.00%) VBA
3 3 (30.00%) VB6
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) EDIFACT
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) MS Access
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) TortoiseSVN
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Programmer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Navision Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) EDIFACT
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
2 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (30.00%) VBA
2 3 (30.00%) VB6
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle