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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 65 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.14% 0.70% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 1.90% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
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£225 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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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
295 211 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 40.86% 36.89% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 140 84
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £15.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +165.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £25.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £175.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 2 March 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 0 1 £225 -30.76% 2
North Wales - - - - 1
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Business Objects
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Toad
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (27.27%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (27.27%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
5 2 (18.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (18.18%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (18.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Mart
3 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos Powerplay
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (18.18%) DTS
3 2 (18.18%) Star Schema
4 1 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Toad
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Developer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) JSP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
1 3 (27.27%) ETL
1 3 (27.27%) Logical Data Model
1 3 (27.27%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) VBA
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Business Objects
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft