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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 30 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.93% 0.33% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.59% 1.18% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£313 - £185
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -
Programming Languages Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
116 85 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 35.91% 27.78% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 74
Average daily rate £300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
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 28 July 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
Sheffield - 1 £313 - 2
Barnsley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (80.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) TestDirector

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle