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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 97 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 24 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.11% 1.80% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.83% 5.23% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £314 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £325 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £22.53 £25.70
% change year-on-year
+40.92% -12.33%
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
849 574 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 39.16% 34.39% 35.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 356 285
Average daily rate £340 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 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 4 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 -20 15 £375 +17.18% 6
Bradford -4 6 £283 - 1
Halifax - 1 £250 - 1
VB
Yorkshire

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 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 42 (65.63%) SQL
2 32 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (50.00%) VB6
3 26 (40.63%) .NET
4 24 (37.50%) C#
5 22 (34.38%) Finance
6 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
7 16 (25.00%) MS Access
8 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
8 15 (23.44%) Oracle
9 13 (20.31%) WinForms
10 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
11 11 (17.19%) PL/SQL
11 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
11 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (15.63%) VB.NET
12 10 (15.63%) VBA
13 9 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
14 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
15 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
15 7 (10.94%) Maven
15 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
15 7 (10.94%) ADO
15 7 (10.94%) OO
15 7 (10.94%) TDD
15 7 (10.94%) MVC
16 6 (9.38%) SAS
16 6 (9.38%) XML
16 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 6 (9.38%) SAS
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.56%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.00%) MS Access
3 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.56%) OLAP
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.56%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.94%) Maven
2 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.69%) Toad
5 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (34.38%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (68.75%) Developer
2 21 (32.81%) VB Developer
3 20 (31.25%) VB6 Developer
4 12 (18.75%) Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Data Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.25%) MI Developer
8 3 (4.69%) VB Programmer
8 3 (4.69%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Business Objects Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Business Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Programmer
8 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.13%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.13%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) WinForms
3 7 (10.94%) ADO
4 6 (9.38%) XML
5 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.25%) WCF
6 3 (4.69%) jQuery
6 3 (4.69%) HTML5
6 3 (4.69%) HTML
6 3 (4.69%) CSS
6 3 (4.69%) Web Services
6 3 (4.69%) RSS
7 2 (3.13%) XHTML
7 2 (3.13%) WPF
7 2 (3.13%) Ajax
8 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) NHS
1 3 (4.69%) Social Media
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.56%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 7 (10.94%) TDD
4 7 (10.94%) MVC
4 7 (10.94%) OO
5 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis
6 4 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (6.25%) SDLC
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.69%) System Testing
7 3 (4.69%) SEO
7 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.69%) Data Management
7 3 (4.69%) Content Management
8 2 (3.13%) Migration
8 2 (3.13%) CRM
8 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.13%) Data Reconciliation
8 2 (3.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 42 (65.63%) SQL
2 32 (50.00%) VB6
3 24 (37.50%) C#
4 11 (17.19%) PL/SQL
4 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
5 10 (15.63%) VB.NET
5 10 (15.63%) VBA
6 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.69%) ActionScript
7 3 (4.69%) PHP
7 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.56%) Python
9 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
1 1 (1.56%) Cobbler
1 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Oracle
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Netezza
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe