The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 13 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.56% 5.88% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.52% 11.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -19.35%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Programming Languages Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 58.33% 50.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 26
Average daily rate £365 £328 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Online Games
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) OOD
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft