The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 80 72 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -30
Contract jobs citing VB 28 17 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.55% 1.28% 3.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.75% 3.84% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 36
Average daily rate £318 £260 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.11% -30.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £135 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £340 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
747 443 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 41.43% 33.43% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 233 308
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £234 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 19
Average hourly rate £25.75 £14.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.70% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.75 £38.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -15 14 £320 +20.75% 5
Bradford +8 8 £400 +53.84% 3
Halifax - 3 - - 1
Wakefield 0 1 £275 - 2
Huddersfield - 1 - - 1
Castleford - - - - 1
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (59.74%) VB6
2 44 (57.14%) .NET
3 37 (48.05%) SQL Server
4 33 (42.86%) C#
5 25 (32.47%) Oracle
6 21 (27.27%) SQL
7 20 (25.97%) Finance
8 16 (20.78%) VB.NET
9 12 (15.58%) Web Services
10 10 (12.99%) Windows
10 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (10.39%) Java
12 8 (10.39%) C++
13 7 (9.09%) HTML
13 7 (9.09%) WebLogic
13 7 (9.09%) Classic ASP
13 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.09%) Scrum
13 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
14 6 (7.79%) Back Office
14 6 (7.79%) MVC
14 6 (7.79%) MS Office
14 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
15 5 (6.49%) IIS
15 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
15 5 (6.49%) OO
15 5 (6.49%) C

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Office
2 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Agresso
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) DNS
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
1 3 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) NetScreen
2 1 (1.30%) Network Security
2 1 (1.30%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (48.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.60%) OLTP
4 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) VLDB
5 1 (1.30%) MS Access
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) DTS
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.90%) NetAdvantage
3 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.30%) NUnit
4 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Back Office
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (66.23%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) VB Developer
3 18 (23.38%) VB6 Developer
4 15 (19.48%) Software Developer
5 14 (18.18%) .NET Developer
6 9 (11.69%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.79%) VB.NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Author
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Author
10 3 (3.90%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior VB Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior VB6 Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior SQL Developer
11 2 (2.60%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (57.14%) .NET
2 12 (15.58%) Web Services
3 7 (9.09%) HTML
3 7 (9.09%) Classic ASP
4 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.49%) WPF
5 4 (5.19%) WCF
5 4 (5.19%) XML
5 4 (5.19%) CSS
5 4 (5.19%) SOAP
6 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.90%) jQuery
7 1 (1.30%) WinForms
7 1 (1.30%) Ajax
7 1 (1.30%) HTML5
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.60%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) Replication
3 1 (1.30%) Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Solaris
3 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.09%) Scrum
3 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 6 (7.79%) MVC
5 5 (6.49%) OO
5 5 (6.49%) Extreme Programming
5 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
5 5 (6.49%) Multithreading
6 3 (3.90%) Process Management
6 3 (3.90%) Project Management
6 3 (3.90%) Migration
6 3 (3.90%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.60%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.60%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.60%) Change Management
8 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 46 (59.74%) VB6
2 33 (42.86%) C#
3 21 (27.27%) SQL
4 16 (20.78%) VB.NET
5 8 (10.39%) Java
5 8 (10.39%) C++
6 5 (6.49%) C
6 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.19%) PHP
8 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.90%) Perl
9 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.60%) VBScript
9 2 (2.60%) COBOL
9 2 (2.60%) Python
10 1 (1.30%) VBA
10 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.30%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) Business Objects
3 4 (5.19%) Citrix
4 3 (3.90%) Juniper
4 3 (3.90%) NetApp
4 3 (3.90%) McAfee
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco
4 3 (3.90%) Sybase
4 3 (3.90%) Infragistics
5 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.60%) Micro Focus
5 2 (2.60%) Sun
5 2 (2.60%) BEA
6 1 (1.30%) Embarcadero
6 1 (1.30%) Borland
6 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
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Vertical IT
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Rate: From £380 to £425 per day depending on experience
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Rate: £225.00 - £285.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago