The first table below looks at the demand for the VB Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB Developer in their job title 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
Visual Basic Developer
Rank 530 548 534
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a VB Developer 59 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.029% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.032% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 19
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £463 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

VB Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

VB Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VB Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB Developer within the UK.

VB Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VB Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

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

VB Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VB Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB Developer within the UK.

VB Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VB Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 53 £320 -1.53% 10
Yorkshire - 23 £320 - 2
West Yorkshire - 21 £320 - 1
East of England - 8 £413 - 2
North West - 7 £275 - 2
South East -7 6 £270 - 3
Leeds - 6 £320 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £270 - 1
London -3 4 £388 -16.21% 1
West Midlands -13 4 £230 -8.00%
Oxford - 3 £250 - 1
Preston - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £250 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
City of London +24 1 £350 -26.31% 1
South West -35 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Chorley - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Havant - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -

VB Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VB Developer in their job title 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 with VB Developer in their job title.

1 118 (100.00%) VB
2 94 (79.66%) VB6
3 75 (63.56%) SQL Server
4 56 (47.46%) .NET
5 37 (31.36%) SQL
6 33 (27.97%) VB.NET
7 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
7 27 (22.88%) Windows
7 27 (22.88%) Microsoft
8 26 (22.03%) XML
9 25 (21.19%) VBA
10 24 (20.34%) CSS
10 24 (20.34%) MS Excel
11 22 (18.64%) C#
12 21 (17.80%) HTML
12 21 (17.80%) Oracle
12 21 (17.80%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (15.25%) Finance
13 18 (15.25%) VBScript
14 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (14.41%) Windows 7
15 16 (13.56%) Ingres
16 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (11.02%) Windows XP
16 13 (11.02%) OO
17 11 (9.32%) Software Engineering
17 11 (9.32%) WinForms
18 10 (8.47%) Migration
18 10 (8.47%) Systems Analysis
19 9 (7.63%) IIS

VB Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VB Developer in their job title 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 with VB Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.63%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
3 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (63.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (13.56%) Ingres
4 6 (5.08%) DTS
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.54%) MySQL
6 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.69%) MS Access
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.08%) JIRA
2 6 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.39%) Subversion
5 3 (2.54%) Maven
5 3 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.85%) T4 Templates
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.85%) ProC
General
1 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Back Office
3 2 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Electronics
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (47.46%) .NET
2 26 (22.03%) XML
3 24 (20.34%) CSS
4 21 (17.80%) HTML
5 11 (9.32%) WinForms
6 8 (6.78%) Web Services
7 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.93%) XSLT
7 7 (5.93%) Ajax
8 6 (5.08%) XSL
9 5 (4.24%) ActiveX
9 5 (4.24%) ADO
9 5 (4.24%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.39%) WPF
10 4 (3.39%) Classic ASP
10 4 (3.39%) OCX
11 3 (2.54%) SOAP
11 3 (2.54%) WCF
11 3 (2.54%) LINQ
12 2 (1.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (0.85%) NHS
2 1 (0.85%) DTV
2 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.88%) Windows
2 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (14.41%) Windows 7
3 13 (11.02%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.02%) OO
1 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (9.32%) Software Engineering
3 10 (8.47%) Systems Analysis
3 10 (8.47%) Migration
4 7 (5.93%) OOP
5 6 (5.08%) Unit Testing
6 4 (3.39%) MVVM
7 3 (2.54%) Test Scripting
8 2 (1.69%) Time Management
8 2 (1.69%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (1.69%) OOD
9 1 (0.85%) ETL
9 1 (0.85%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.85%) MVC
9 1 (0.85%) Information Security
9 1 (0.85%) Programme Management
9 1 (0.85%) ERP
9 1 (0.85%) Business Analysis
9 1 (0.85%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 118 (100.00%) VB
2 94 (79.66%) VB6
3 37 (31.36%) SQL
4 33 (27.97%) VB.NET
5 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
6 25 (21.19%) VBA
7 22 (18.64%) C#
8 18 (15.25%) VBScript
9 6 (5.08%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.39%) C++
10 4 (3.39%) XAML
10 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.69%) Java
11 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 27 (22.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.80%) Oracle
3 8 (6.78%) Sybase
4 3 (2.54%) EMC
4 3 (2.54%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) HP
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