The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 28 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.09% 7.96% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.68% 25.71% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
VB
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
88 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 54.32% 30.97% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 26 34
Average daily rate £365 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £338 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £8.00 £13.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -69.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 2015. 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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 3 £420 +29.23% 4
VB
West Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) N-Tier
5 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 8 (57.14%) OOP
5 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
5 8 (57.14%) Resource Management
5 8 (57.14%) Open Source
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Games
7 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 3 (21.43%) Online Games
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (21.43%) WinForms
7 3 (21.43%) VB6
7 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
7 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (14.29%) HTML5
8 2 (14.29%) CSS3
8 2 (14.29%) CSS
8 2 (14.29%) HTML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Team Leader
1 8 (57.14%) Development Team Leader
1 8 (57.14%) .NET Team Leader
1 8 (57.14%) Software Development Team Leader
1 8 (57.14%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Engineering Manager
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 3 (21.43%) WinForms
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) N-Tier
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Online Games
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) OOP
1 8 (57.14%) Open Source
1 8 (57.14%) Resource Management
2 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) VB6
4 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft