The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 102 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 23 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.00% 1.14% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.50% 3.51% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £310 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £320 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -27.05%
VB
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
920 542 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 39.98% 32.44% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 331 311
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Leeds -18 18 £440 +41.93% 4
Bradford - 5 £275 - 3
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 38 (62.30%) SQL
2 33 (54.10%) SQL Server
3 27 (44.26%) .NET
4 25 (40.98%) VB6
5 24 (39.34%) C#
6 18 (29.51%) Finance
6 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
7 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
8 16 (26.23%) MS Access
8 16 (26.23%) Oracle
9 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
9 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (19.67%) TDD
10 11 (18.03%) WinForms
11 10 (16.39%) VBA
12 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
12 9 (14.75%) PL/SQL
12 9 (14.75%) T-SQL
12 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
13 8 (13.11%) jQuery
13 8 (13.11%) HTML
13 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
13 8 (13.11%) CSS
13 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
14 7 (11.48%) MVC
14 7 (11.48%) OO
14 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
14 7 (11.48%) HTML5
14 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.84%) SAS
3 2 (3.28%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (54.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (26.23%) MS Access
3 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.56%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.64%) OLAP
9 1 (1.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.64%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.92%) Toad
4 3 (4.92%) Subversion
4 3 (4.92%) Maven
5 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (68.85%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) VB Developer
3 13 (21.31%) VB6 Developer
3 13 (21.31%) Analyst
4 11 (18.03%) Data Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.56%) MI Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Business Objects Developer
8 3 (4.92%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Business Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Programmer
9 2 (3.28%) VB Programmer
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) WinForms
3 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
4 8 (13.11%) CSS
4 8 (13.11%) jQuery
4 8 (13.11%) HTML
5 7 (11.48%) HTML5
6 6 (9.84%) XML
7 4 (6.56%) CAML
8 3 (4.92%) REST
8 3 (4.92%) WCF
8 3 (4.92%) RSS
8 3 (4.92%) ADO
9 2 (3.28%) Web Services
9 2 (3.28%) XHTML
9 2 (3.28%) Ajax
10 1 (1.64%) WPF
10 1 (1.64%) JAX-RS
10 1 (1.64%) Middleware
10 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) NHS
2 3 (4.92%) Social Media
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) UNIX
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (19.67%) TDD
2 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis
3 7 (11.48%) OO
3 7 (11.48%) MVC
4 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (4.92%) Change Control
5 3 (4.92%) SEO
5 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.92%) Data Management
5 3 (4.92%) Content Management
6 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.28%) CRM
6 2 (3.28%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (3.28%) Coaching
6 2 (3.28%) System Testing
7 1 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (62.30%) SQL
2 25 (40.98%) VB6
3 24 (39.34%) C#
4 10 (16.39%) VBA
5 9 (14.75%) PL/SQL
5 9 (14.75%) T-SQL
6 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
8 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
9 5 (8.20%) Java
10 4 (6.56%) FQL
11 3 (4.92%) PHP
11 3 (4.92%) ActionScript
12 2 (3.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Degree
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.23%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Netezza
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe