The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 61 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 3 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.42% 3.33% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 9.86% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 7
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £313 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £448 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
273 142 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.34% 33.81% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 92 71
Average daily rate £400 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.00 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £37.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
UK

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -28 3 £345 +6.15% 2
West Wales - - - - 1
North Wales - - - -
VB
UK

VB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Insight
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Propensity Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Propensity Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft