The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Wiltshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 45 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 15 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.22% 1.56% 2.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.32% 5.14% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Average daily rate
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£290 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.06 £34.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
161 175 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 23.78% 30.38% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 106 100
Average daily rate £310 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 11
Average hourly rate £20.06 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.27% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
South West

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Wiltshire region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Wiltshire region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Swindon -1 10 £226 -49.72% 2
Chippenham - - - -
Corsham - - - -
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (73.68%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) VBScript
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
6 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
6 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
7 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) C#
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (21.05%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (21.05%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (21.05%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (21.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) McAfee
9 3 (15.79%) MSI
9 3 (15.79%) Change Management
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (15.79%) CRM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (10.53%) QlikView
3 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) OLAP
3 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.53%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MSI
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Report Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.26%) Database Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) VB Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
3 2 (10.53%) MDX
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) WSH
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (10.53%) Data Transformation
4 2 (10.53%) Low Latency
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) VBScript
3 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 5 (26.32%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) VBA
6 2 (10.53%) VB6
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Workstation
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) vCloud
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) Computacenter
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) Business Objects
5 2 (10.53%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle