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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 9 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 14.29% - 3.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.57% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £320 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 50.00% 58.33% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 18
Average daily rate £320 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £330 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB
Staffordshire

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 17 April 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Ajax
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (57.14%) Web Development
4 4 (57.14%) XHTML
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) WinForms
6 2 (28.57%) VB6
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (14.29%) DevExpress
7 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (14.29%) REST
7 1 (14.29%) MDX
7 1 (14.29%) WCF
7 1 (14.29%) WF
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VB Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Ajax
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (57.14%) XHTML
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
5 1 (14.29%) XSD
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
5 1 (14.29%) MDX
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) WF
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) VB6
5 1 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (14.29%) LotusScript
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus
2 1 (14.29%) DevExpress