The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 14 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 9 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.03% - 5.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.75% - 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
Average daily rate £308 - £275
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 £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
48 42 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.50% 44.21% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 33
Average daily rate £310 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
West Midlands

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £320 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £240 -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
VB
West Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (78.57%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) VB6
5 6 (42.86%) Ajax
5 6 (42.86%) C#
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 5 (35.71%) JSP
6 5 (35.71%) SOAP
6 5 (35.71%) J2EE
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) Sage
6 5 (35.71%) JSF
6 5 (35.71%) Web Application Development
7 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (28.57%) Web Development
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (28.57%) XHTML
7 4 (28.57%) CSS
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) WinForms
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (14.29%) DevExpress
9 2 (14.29%) WCF
9 2 (14.29%) WF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Web Developer
3 7 (50.00%) Applications Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Web Applications Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Java Applications Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) VB Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) Ajax
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) JSP
5 5 (35.71%) SOAP
5 5 (35.71%) J2EE
5 5 (35.71%) JSF
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (28.57%) XHTML
6 4 (28.57%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) WinForms
8 2 (14.29%) WCF
8 2 (14.29%) WF
8 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (14.29%) REST
8 2 (14.29%) XSD
8 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET
9 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Web Application Development
2 4 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) OOD
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) VB6
3 6 (42.86%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) LotusScript
5 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) VBA
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Sage
3 2 (14.29%) DevExpress
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus
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