The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.37% 0.45% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.95% 1.27% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £275 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -14.28%
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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 Swindon region.

Programming Languages Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
84 157 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 23.01% 35.52% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 102 43
Average daily rate £355 £334 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £20.19 £40.50 £24.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.16% +62.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £14.35 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £41.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (60.00%) VBScript
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (50.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) VB6
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) WebTrends
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) WebTrends
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) AWS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (60.00%) VBScript
2 3 (30.00%) VB6
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) McAfee
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) AppSense
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects