The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Visual Basic Developer
Rank 546 552 553
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a VB Developer 49 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.049% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.053% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 23
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£275 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £445 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
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%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -7 45 £275 - 7
Yorkshire +16 17 £320 +86.86%
West Yorkshire +21 15 £320 +86.86%
London +17 10 £350 +7.69% 1
Manchester - 9 £275 - 1
North West - 9 £275 - 1
South East -1 5 £270 - 4
Oxfordshire - 5 £270 - 3
Leeds - 4 £320 -
West Midlands -23 3 £225 -10.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Oxford - 2 £263 - 1
City of London +29 1 £350 -12.50% 1
South West -34 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Bradford - - - -

VB Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 96 (81.36%) VB6
3 72 (61.02%) SQL Server
4 54 (45.76%) .NET
5 42 (35.59%) SQL
6 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
7 30 (25.42%) VB.NET
8 27 (22.88%) XML
9 26 (22.03%) Windows
10 24 (20.34%) CSS
11 23 (19.49%) VBA
11 23 (19.49%) C#
11 23 (19.49%) MS Excel
11 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
12 22 (18.64%) Oracle
13 21 (17.80%) VBScript
13 21 (17.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (16.95%) HTML
15 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (14.41%) Windows 7
16 16 (13.56%) Ingres
17 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (11.02%) Finance
18 13 (11.02%) Windows XP
18 13 (11.02%) OO
19 11 (9.32%) Software Engineering
20 10 (8.47%) Systems Analysis
20 10 (8.47%) Migration
21 9 (7.63%) ActiveX
21 9 (7.63%) IIS

VB Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (19.49%) 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 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (61.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (13.56%) Ingres
4 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.08%) DTS
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.69%) MS Access
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.24%) JIRA
4 4 (3.39%) Subversion
5 3 (2.54%) Maven
5 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
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
7 1 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 13 (11.02%) Finance
2 2 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Electronics
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.85%) Publishing
3 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (45.76%) .NET
2 27 (22.88%) XML
3 24 (20.34%) CSS
4 20 (16.95%) HTML
5 9 (7.63%) ActiveX
6 8 (6.78%) XSL
6 8 (6.78%) WinForms
7 7 (5.93%) Ajax
7 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.08%) XSLT
9 5 (4.24%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.24%) Web Services
9 5 (4.24%) ADO
9 5 (4.24%) Classic ASP
10 4 (3.39%) OCX
10 4 (3.39%) WPF
11 3 (2.54%) WCF
11 3 (2.54%) LINQ
11 3 (2.54%) XSD
12 2 (1.69%) COM+
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%) Mainframe
2 1 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) 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 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.02%) OO
3 11 (9.32%) Software Engineering
4 10 (8.47%) Systems Analysis
4 10 (8.47%) Migration
5 8 (6.78%) Regression Testing
6 7 (5.93%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.08%) OOP
8 4 (3.39%) MVVM
9 3 (2.54%) Test Scripting
10 2 (1.69%) OOD
10 2 (1.69%) Business Analysis
10 2 (1.69%) Time Management
11 1 (0.85%) Performance Improvement
11 1 (0.85%) Web Application Development
11 1 (0.85%) Information Security
11 1 (0.85%) Programme Management
11 1 (0.85%) MVC
11 1 (0.85%) Performance Testing
11 1 (0.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (100.00%) VB
2 96 (81.36%) VB6
3 42 (35.59%) SQL
4 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
5 30 (25.42%) VB.NET
6 23 (19.49%) VBA
6 23 (19.49%) C#
7 21 (17.80%) VBScript
8 8 (6.78%) PL/SQL
8 8 (6.78%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.24%) Java
10 4 (3.39%) C++
10 4 (3.39%) XAML
10 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 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 8 (6.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.64%) Oracle
3 7 (5.93%) Sybase
4 3 (2.54%) EMC
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
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