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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 51 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.20% 0.59% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 1.77% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate £450 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
202 113 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 40.40% 33.33% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 68 64
Average daily rate £350 £340 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 1 £450 +63.63% 1
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Foglight
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) New Relic
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (75.00%) IIS
1 3 (75.00%) JBoss
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Applications Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 2000
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Foglight
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) NetApp
1 3 (75.00%) New Relic
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle