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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing VB 13 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.03% 2.59% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.83% 10.34% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £456 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +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 £20.06 £27.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -14.19%
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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
94 87 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.91% 25.00% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 47
Average daily rate £340 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Average hourly rate £20.06 £30.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.13% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.00 £169.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) SAP
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) SAP Security
4 5 (31.25%) Business Transformation
4 5 (31.25%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (25.00%) VBScript
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (25.00%) SAP GRC
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
6 3 (18.75%) Computacenter
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (18.75%) CRM
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) IBM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SAP GRC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (6.25%) OLAP
4 1 (6.25%) MS Access
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) QlikView
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
1 3 (18.75%) MSI
2 2 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (6.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) SAP Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) SAP Security Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Packager
6 1 (6.25%) Database Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Support
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
3 2 (12.50%) WSH
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) MDX
4 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) SAP Security
1 5 (31.25%) Business Transformation
1 5 (31.25%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (25.00%) VBScript
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (6.25%) VB6
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) McAfee
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Computacenter
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix