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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 43 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 7 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.42% 3.02% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.00% 13.83% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 5
Average daily rate
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- £290 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -42.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -27.05%
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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
100 94 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.28% 21.86% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 60 51
Average daily rate £400 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -33.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

VB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
1 11 (84.62%) T-SQL
1 11 (84.62%) VBScript
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Windows XP
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
1 11 (84.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 11 (84.62%) McAfee
1 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Workstation
2 10 (76.92%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) SCCM
4 6 (46.15%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (15.38%) Xilinx
5 2 (15.38%) Firmware
5 2 (15.38%) Altera
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) WFM
6 1 (7.69%) Electronics

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 10 (76.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Firmware Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Support
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Windows XP
1 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Release Management
2 1 (7.69%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
1 11 (84.62%) T-SQL
1 11 (84.62%) VBScript
2 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (15.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
1 11 (84.62%) McAfee
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Xilinx
3 2 (15.38%) Altera
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Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £31 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago