The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 46 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.43% 1.92% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.93% 4.71% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £388 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -8.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +27.00%
VB
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
239 170 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 48.88% 40.77% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 102 55
Median daily rate £413 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Sheffield -11 7 £388 +0.64% 1
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (40.00%) WinForms
3 4 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (40.00%) ADO
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) V-Model
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) RAD
4 3 (30.00%) C
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (20.00%) Classic ASP
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) VB6
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) VB Developer
4 2 (20.00%) ASP Developer
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Classic ASP Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Test Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) OAT Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) ADO
2 4 (40.00%) WinForms
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) RAD
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) V-Model
1 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) VB6
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Veritas