The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 12 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 3.03% - 6.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.25% - 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -1.58%
Programming Languages Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
16 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 48.48% 80.00% 56.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 29
Average daily rate £330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £375 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (50.00%) XHTML
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Back Office
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) VB6
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
6 1 (12.50%) SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) VB Developer
5 1 (12.50%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) XHTML
2 4 (50.00%) Ajax
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) REST
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft