The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Swindon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 47 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.45% 1.48% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 6.35% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £275 £443 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.85% -
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 £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
158 63 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 35.59% 23.33% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 43 75
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.50 £24.96 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.25% -41.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £12.42 £38.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £37.50 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
Wiltshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) VBA
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 2 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) MDX
2 2 (50.00%) QlikView
2 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Access
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) QlikView
1 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects XI
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) OLAP
1 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Report Developer
3 1 (25.00%) MI Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) MDX
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Transformation
1 2 (50.00%) Low Latency
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VBA
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) CA