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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.17% 2.00% 3.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.47% 8.16% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate
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£163 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.06 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -1.58%
Programming Languages Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
86 98 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.72% 24.50% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 56 47
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £20.06 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.13% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) VBScript
4 4 (36.36%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 3 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (27.27%) McAfee
5 3 (27.27%) MSI
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (27.27%) Computacenter
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
6 2 (18.18%) MDX
6 2 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (18.18%) QlikView

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (36.36%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (18.18%) OLAP
4 2 (18.18%) MS Access
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (18.18%) QlikView
4 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
1 3 (27.27%) MSI
2 2 (18.18%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
3 1 (9.09%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Packager
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Report Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
3 2 (18.18%) MDX
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) WSH
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
2 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) VBScript
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
4 2 (18.18%) VB6
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) McAfee
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
1 3 (27.27%) Computacenter
2 2 (18.18%) Business Objects
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix