The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 4 7
Contract jobs citing VB 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield - 17.65% 7.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 30.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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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 Wakefield region.

Programming Languages Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
0 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield - 58.82% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £319 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Wakefield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Wakefield region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

VB
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Java

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) VB6 Developer
2 1 (50.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Java