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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.93% 0.24% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.68% 0.85% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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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
62 118 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 19.94% 28.10% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 76 53
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Average hourly rate £20.19 £37.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.17% +188.46%
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 22 May 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
1 9 (75.00%) T-SQL
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (66.67%) VBScript
2 8 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (50.00%) Release Management
4 6 (50.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) VB6
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) WebTrends
7 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services
7 1 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Customer Insight
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Data-Driven Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
1 9 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 8 (66.67%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (8.33%) Google