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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 9.52% 3.13% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.90% 5.88% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £335 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% +5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
VB
Staffordshire

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
31 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 73.81% 53.13% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 8
Average daily rate £325 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 2016, 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%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (50.00%) ActionScript
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) WinForms
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) CSS3
2 4 (50.00%) TypeScript
3 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) Online Games
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (37.50%) VB6
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 4 (50.00%) HTML Developer
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
4 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) CSS3
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) HTML5
1 4 (50.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) ActionScript
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft