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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 47 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.26% 1.41% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 6.82% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.53 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
136 88 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 35.51% 20.71% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 53 54
Average daily rate £368 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -50.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (40.00%) CSS3
4 4 (40.00%) User Experience
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) Photoshop
4 4 (40.00%) IIS
4 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Firmware
5 3 (30.00%) Altera
5 3 (30.00%) Xilinx
5 3 (30.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (30.00%) RS-232
6 2 (20.00%) WF
6 2 (20.00%) MFC
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) SOA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (40.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) RS-232
2 1 (10.00%) GSM
2 1 (10.00%) LTE
2 1 (10.00%) UMTS
2 1 (10.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (10.00%) XCAP
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (40.00%) UI Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Firmware Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) SOA Developer
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) CSS3
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) ATL
3 2 (20.00%) DCOM
3 2 (20.00%) MFC
3 2 (20.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) User Experience
3 3 (30.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) MapBasic
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Altera
2 3 (30.00%) Xilinx
3 1 (10.00%) Actix
3 1 (10.00%) Anite
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (10.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) ION Trading
3 1 (10.00%) Mapinfo
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia