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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 88 88 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -33
Contract jobs citing VB 27 17 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.33% 0.96% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.38% 2.63% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 21
Average daily rate £363 £475 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +48.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £560 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £94.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
798 646 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 39.25% 36.58% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 447 405
Average daily rate £400 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £33.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £43.00 £175.00
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 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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 23 £375 -21.05% 5
Bingley - 2 £220 -
Halifax - 2 £380 -
Bradford - 1 - -
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 33 (68.75%) .NET
2 30 (62.50%) C#
3 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
4 17 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (33.33%) SQL
5 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (31.25%) VB.NET
7 14 (29.17%) VBA
8 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
9 12 (25.00%) Windows
9 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (25.00%) TDD
10 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
11 10 (20.83%) CSS
11 10 (20.83%) Java
11 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 9 (18.75%) HTML
12 9 (18.75%) VB6
12 9 (18.75%) jQuery
12 9 (18.75%) CAML
12 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
12 9 (18.75%) FQL
12 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.67%) HTML5
13 8 (16.67%) Oracle
14 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
15 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 6 (12.50%) Subversion
15 6 (12.50%) Change Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Project
2 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (8.33%) MS Access
5 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.08%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.42%) Back Office
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 9 (18.75%) VB Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Applications Support
6 7 (14.58%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) C# Developer
6 7 (14.58%) Digital Developer
6 7 (14.58%) Support Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (10.42%) C++ Developer
8 5 (10.42%) VBA Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 4 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (8.33%) VB6 Developer
10 3 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
10 3 (6.25%) SQL Developer
11 2 (4.17%) Business Objects Developer
11 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (68.75%) .NET
2 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
3 10 (20.83%) CSS
4 9 (18.75%) CAML
4 9 (18.75%) HTML
4 9 (18.75%) jQuery
5 8 (16.67%) HTML5
6 6 (12.50%) XML
7 5 (10.42%) Classic ASP
7 5 (10.42%) Web Services
8 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.33%) WinForms
9 3 (6.25%) REST
9 3 (6.25%) WCF
10 2 (4.17%) COM+
10 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
11 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
11 1 (2.08%) JAX-RS
11 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) TDD
3 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.50%) Change Management
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 5 (10.42%) Release Management
6 4 (8.33%) Change Control
6 4 (8.33%) Coaching
6 4 (8.33%) SDLC
6 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.25%) ETL
7 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.25%) Refactoring
7 3 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) MVC
8 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) C#
2 16 (33.33%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) VB.NET
4 14 (29.17%) VBA
5 10 (20.83%) Java
5 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 9 (18.75%) FQL
6 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 9 (18.75%) VB6
7 5 (10.42%) C++
8 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.08%) ABAP
11 1 (2.08%) C
11 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.25%) PMP
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Capita
3 2 (4.17%) Siebel
4 1 (2.08%) Cognos
4 1 (2.08%) SAP