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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.60% 1.11% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 3.03% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£310 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 - £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 - £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £311
% change year-on-year
+0.61% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.32% -3.81%
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
140 132 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 37.33% 36.57% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 76 99
Average daily rate £315 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Average hourly rate £16.34 £30.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.53% +18.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £20.56 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £110.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Rotherham - 3 £375 -
Sheffield +5 2 £310 - 1
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) VBScript
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Remedy
3 3 (33.33%) MSI
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) SLA
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) WPF
4 2 (22.22%) LINQ
4 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MSI
2 2 (22.22%) InstallShield
3 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
3 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Build Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
2 2 (22.22%) WPF
2 2 (22.22%) LINQ
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) VBScript
2 2 (22.22%) VB6
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
1 3 (33.33%) Remedy
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Telerik