The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 52 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 10 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.39% 0.78% 2.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.85% 2.76% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 14
Average daily rate
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£318 £260 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.11% -50.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £228 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £292 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
VB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
171 145 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 23.78% 28.38% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 86 132
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 15
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% -31.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £13.77 £15.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £41.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -6 6 £338 +12.50% 3
Chippenham - - - - 2
Corsham - - - -
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (39.13%) Windows
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (34.78%) VBScript
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
4 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
4 5 (21.74%) SAP
4 5 (21.74%) IBM
4 5 (21.74%) SAP Security
4 5 (21.74%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (21.74%) Business Transformation
5 4 (17.39%) SAP GRC
5 4 (17.39%) VB6
5 4 (17.39%) McAfee
5 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) C#
5 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (13.04%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (13.04%) MSI
6 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
6 3 (13.04%) Computacenter

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) SAP GRC
2 1 (4.35%) WebTrends
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MSI
2 2 (8.70%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
3 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) SAP Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) SAP Security Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) VB Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) VBA Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Support
6 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.70%) MSMQ
2 2 (8.70%) WSH
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) SAP Implementation
1 5 (21.74%) SAP Security
1 5 (21.74%) Business Transformation
2 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Security
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Web Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Data-Driven Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Insight
4 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) VBScript
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) VB6
5 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 3 (13.04%) Java
6 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.70%) VBA
7 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCITP
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) SAP
2 5 (21.74%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) McAfee
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Computacenter
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Unisys
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.35%) AppSense
6 1 (4.35%) Google