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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 15 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 9 1 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.32% 0.92% 18.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.08% 2.27% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 12
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£325 - £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
39 44 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 31.71% 40.37% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 56
Average daily rate £313 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £370 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £325 - 2
Tamworth - - - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 2
Cannock - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - -
VB
West Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) Web Services
3 9 (60.00%) Back Office
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 8 (53.33%) WinForms
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) XML
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) SOAP
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) VB6
7 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (13.33%) Ajax
8 2 (13.33%) REST
8 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (13.33%) XHTML
9 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
9 1 (6.67%) SOA
9 1 (6.67%) HTTP
9 1 (6.67%) Sage
9 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
9 1 (6.67%) OOP
9 1 (6.67%) Java

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (60.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VB Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VB Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) WinForms
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (13.33%) XHTML
6 2 (13.33%) REST
6 2 (13.33%) Ajax
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.67%) JSON
7 1 (6.67%) WCF
7 1 (6.67%) JSF
7 1 (6.67%) JSP
7 1 (6.67%) J2EE
7 1 (6.67%) Classic ASP
7 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
2 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) OOP
2 1 (6.67%) SOA
2 1 (6.67%) TDD
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) VB6
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Sage