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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 63 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.20% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.65% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 11
Average daily rate
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- £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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
336 153 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 49.05% 31.03% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 103 92
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +169.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £35.50 £9.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £190.00 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 23 January 2015. 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 -11 1 - - 1
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (78.57%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) Business Objects
3 5 (35.71%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (35.71%) Data Extraction
3 5 (35.71%) SAP
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
3 5 (35.71%) ETL
3 5 (35.71%) Toad
3 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (35.71%) Logical Data Model
3 5 (35.71%) Physical Data Model
4 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos Report Studio
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos Transformer
4 4 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (28.57%) DTS
4 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) Star Schema
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos
4 4 (28.57%) Cognos Powerplay
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (21.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos Transformer
2 4 (28.57%) DTS
2 4 (28.57%) Star Schema
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos Powerplay
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (28.57%) SAP BW
3 3 (21.43%) Data Mart
4 2 (14.29%) MS Access
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Toad
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Data Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
1 5 (35.71%) ETL
1 5 (35.71%) Logical Data Model
1 5 (35.71%) Physical Data Model
2 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) VBA
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Business Objects
2 5 (35.71%) SAP
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) Cognos
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy