The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 33 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.22% 1.86% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.21% 8.82% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £305 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 - £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 - £248
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £20.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
VB
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Programming Languages Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
95 68 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 28.96% 21.12% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 75
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £44.25 £20.19 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.22% -46.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £21.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Swindon region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for VB.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Huawei
4 1 (20.00%) Statistics
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) GSM
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) UMTS
1 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (20.00%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) MapBasic
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Actix
1 1 (20.00%) Anite
1 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (20.00%) Huawei
1 1 (20.00%) ION Trading
1 1 (20.00%) Mapinfo
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Nokia