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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 80 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 30 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.64% 1.93% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.79% 4.89% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +32.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
792 654 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 43.21% 39.37% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 461 213
Average daily rate £345 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 27 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
Leeds -4 24 £309 +4.66% 2
Halifax -4 1 £285 - 4
Huddersfield - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Bradford - - - - 2
Pontefract - - - - 1
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (55.10%) VB6
2 26 (53.06%) .NET
3 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
4 23 (46.94%) SQL
5 22 (44.90%) C#
6 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (28.57%) Finance
8 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.41%) VB.NET
9 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
9 10 (20.41%) WinForms
10 9 (18.37%) C
10 9 (18.37%) Java
10 9 (18.37%) PHP
10 9 (18.37%) Web Services
10 9 (18.37%) Linux
10 9 (18.37%) Scala
10 9 (18.37%) Open Source
11 8 (16.33%) OO
12 7 (14.29%) Oracle
12 7 (14.29%) MVC
12 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 7 (14.29%) Service Management
12 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
12 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
13 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
13 6 (12.24%) Maven
13 6 (12.24%) Git (software)

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (6.12%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) HTTP
1 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Maven
1 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.08%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (4.08%) MSI
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (65.31%) Developer
2 19 (38.78%) VB Developer
2 19 (38.78%) VB6 Developer
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior VB Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior VB6 Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Web Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Senior SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Operations Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.08%) VB Programmer
8 1 (2.04%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.04%) MI Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (53.06%) .NET
2 10 (20.41%) WinForms
3 9 (18.37%) Web Services
4 6 (12.24%) ADO
5 5 (10.20%) WCF
5 5 (10.20%) WPF
6 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
6 2 (4.08%) WSH
7 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Open Source
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.33%) OO
3 7 (14.29%) Service Management
3 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.29%) MVC
3 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 6 (12.24%) TDD
4 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
4 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
5 5 (10.20%) DevOps
5 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL
7 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.12%) PRINCE
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.12%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) VB6
2 23 (46.94%) SQL
3 22 (44.90%) C#
4 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
5 10 (20.41%) VB.NET
5 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
6 9 (18.37%) C
6 9 (18.37%) Java
6 9 (18.37%) PHP
6 9 (18.37%) Scala
7 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.12%) VBA
9 1 (2.04%) Python
9 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle