The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 97 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 39 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.39% 1.91% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.36% 4.68% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £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 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
VB
England

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

Programming Languages Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1162 1048 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 41.44% 40.86% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 693 344
Average daily rate £335 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £15.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +83.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
West Yorkshire -6 31 £300 -4.76% 13
South Yorkshire -6 5 £288 +43.75% 2
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (57.38%) SQL
2 33 (54.10%) SQL Server
3 32 (52.46%) .NET
4 31 (50.82%) VB6
5 25 (40.98%) C#
6 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (27.87%) Finance
7 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
7 13 (21.31%) VB.NET
8 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
8 11 (18.03%) Linux
8 11 (18.03%) WinForms
9 10 (16.39%) OO
9 10 (16.39%) Oracle
10 9 (14.75%) C
10 9 (14.75%) PHP
10 9 (14.75%) Java
10 9 (14.75%) Web Services
10 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
10 9 (14.75%) Scala
10 9 (14.75%) Open Source
11 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
11 8 (13.11%) Windows
11 8 (13.11%) TDD
12 7 (11.48%) Service Management
12 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
12 7 (11.48%) MVC
12 7 (11.48%) Risk Management
12 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (11.48%) ADO

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (4.92%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.92%) Apache
1 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) JBoss
2 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Firewall
1 5 (8.20%) SSL
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
1 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.92%) VLAN
2 3 (4.92%) SAN
2 3 (4.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (54.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.64%) OLAP
5 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.84%) Maven
2 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.28%) MSI
4 2 (3.28%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (59.02%) Developer
2 20 (32.79%) VB6 Developer
2 20 (32.79%) VB Developer
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Developer
3 7 (11.48%) .NET Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Senior VB Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Senior VB6 Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Web Manager
4 4 (6.56%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (4.92%) IT Support
5 3 (4.92%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (4.92%) Support Technician
5 3 (4.92%) Programmer
5 3 (4.92%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.28%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (52.46%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) WinForms
3 9 (14.75%) Web Services
4 7 (11.48%) ADO
5 5 (8.20%) WCF
5 5 (8.20%) WPF
6 2 (3.28%) ADO.NET
6 2 (3.28%) WSH
6 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.64%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.64%) CSS3
7 1 (1.64%) HTML5
7 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.64%) LINQ
7 1 (1.64%) jQuery
7 1 (1.64%) XML
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Open Source
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.39%) OO
3 8 (13.11%) TDD
4 7 (11.48%) Service Management
4 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
4 7 (11.48%) MVC
4 7 (11.48%) Risk Management
4 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.84%) ITIL
5 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
5 6 (9.84%) Supplier Management
6 5 (8.20%) DevOps
6 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Scrum
8 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.92%) Migration
8 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.92%) PRINCE
8 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) SQL
2 31 (50.82%) VB6
3 25 (40.98%) C#
4 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
4 13 (21.31%) VB.NET
5 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
6 9 (14.75%) C
6 9 (14.75%) PHP
6 9 (14.75%) Java
6 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
6 9 (14.75%) Scala
7 3 (4.92%) VBA
8 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.64%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.28%) Foglight
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Mitel
4 2 (3.28%) NetApp
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.28%) EMC
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco
4 2 (3.28%) New Relic
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
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