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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 89 51 81
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +30
Contract jobs citing VB 19 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.02% 3.04% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.89% 7.82% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 14
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£425 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £280 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £382 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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
657 614 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 35.15% 38.89% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 384 346
Average daily rate £350 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 21
Average hourly rate £33.00 £14.63 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.64% -12.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £13.65 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £22.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
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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 -19 13 £500 +56.25% 3
Bradford -19 1 £283 -16.29% 1
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Mirfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) VB6
4 9 (30.00%) Scala
4 9 (30.00%) Open Source
4 9 (30.00%) C
4 9 (30.00%) C#
4 9 (30.00%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) PHP
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 7 (23.33%) Service Management
5 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
5 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) Web Services
6 6 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) DevOps
7 5 (16.67%) HTTP
7 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.67%) SSL
7 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (13.33%) Finance
8 4 (13.33%) ITIL
8 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) VB Developer
2 8 (26.67%) VB6 Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Web Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Operations Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior VB Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior VB6 Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) MI Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (10.00%) WCF
4 2 (6.67%) ADO
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) WSH
4 2 (6.67%) Silverlight
4 2 (6.67%) jQuery
4 2 (6.67%) NHibernate
5 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
5 1 (3.33%) WPF
5 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Service Management
2 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
2 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 5 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) SOA
7 2 (6.67%) MVVM
8 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.33%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) VB6
2 9 (30.00%) Scala
2 9 (30.00%) C
2 9 (30.00%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) PHP
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.00%) VBA
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) MCITP
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Telerik
2 1 (3.33%) Citrix
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle