The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 65 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 10 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.30% 2.90% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.19% 8.56% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 8
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£325 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.15 -
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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
313 187 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 40.60% 33.88% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 134 100
Average daily rate £325 £286 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.53% -11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £21.80 £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.48% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.08 £16.45 £55.00
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 Wales

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Wales region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Wales

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

VB
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
South Wales -19 6 £325 +8.33% 4
West Wales - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Business Objects
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) Toad
4 4 (30.77%) SAP
4 4 (30.77%) VBScript
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (30.77%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (30.77%) Data Extraction
4 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) SCCM
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Office 365
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Intune
5 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) DHCP
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) VPN

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) CICS
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) VPN
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (23.08%) SAP BW
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) DTS
3 2 (15.38%) Adabas
3 2 (15.38%) Star Schema
3 2 (15.38%) MS Access
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos Powerplay
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
4 1 (7.69%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Toad
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (7.69%) Billing
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Data Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Extraction
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) VBScript
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) VBA
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) MCTS
2 2 (15.38%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Intune
2 2 (15.38%) SCDPM
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) Business Objects
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos
4 2 (15.38%) McAfee
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
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