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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 63 51
Contract jobs citing VB 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.30% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
VB
UK

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
300 332 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 46.08% 47.50% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 214 118
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.43 £28.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.70 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Django
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Development Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Development Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) HR Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Implementation Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Django
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle