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 27 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 102 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 38 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.29% 1.79% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.36% 4.90% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 12
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£325 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £325 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £25.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -21.25%
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
1130 857 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.21% 36.48% 35.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 509 407
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 42
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -33.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.55 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 July 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 -23 29 £325 +1.56% 8
South Yorkshire -2 9 £288 -8.00% 1
North Yorkshire -7 4 £325 +1.56%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 61 (67.03%) SQL
2 47 (51.65%) .NET
2 47 (51.65%) SQL Server
3 41 (45.05%) VB6
4 30 (32.97%) C#
5 25 (27.47%) Finance
6 23 (25.27%) Oracle
6 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
7 22 (24.18%) PowerShell
8 19 (20.88%) MS Excel
9 18 (19.78%) Windows
10 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
10 17 (18.68%) MS Access
11 16 (17.58%) VB.NET
11 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (16.48%) Visual Studio
13 14 (15.38%) Linux
13 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000
13 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
13 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (15.38%) Migration
13 14 (15.38%) WinForms
13 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (14.29%) Firewall
14 13 (14.29%) Cisco
14 13 (14.29%) SharePoint

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 13 (14.29%) IIS
1 13 (14.29%) JBoss
1 13 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.79%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (7.69%) SAS
4 3 (3.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.10%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (20.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.10%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (1.10%) Intranet
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (51.65%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.68%) MS Access
3 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.10%) OLAP
8 1 (1.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.10%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.69%) Maven
2 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.40%) Toad
5 2 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.10%) JIRA
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.10%) AccuRev
General
1 25 (27.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (56.04%) Developer
2 25 (27.47%) VB Developer
3 24 (26.37%) VB6 Developer
4 14 (15.38%) Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) Migration Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Data Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.59%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Programmer
9 5 (5.49%) MI Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior SQL Developer
10 4 (4.40%) VB Programmer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior VB Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior VB6 Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) AWS Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Business Objects Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (51.65%) .NET
2 14 (15.38%) WinForms
3 8 (8.79%) ADO
4 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.59%) XML
6 5 (5.49%) WCF
7 4 (4.40%) Web Services
8 3 (3.30%) HTML
8 3 (3.30%) CSS
8 3 (3.30%) WPF
8 3 (3.30%) jQuery
8 3 (3.30%) HTML5
8 3 (3.30%) RSS
9 2 (2.20%) Ajax
9 2 (2.20%) XHTML
10 1 (1.10%) ADO.NET
10 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.10%) Middleware
10 1 (1.10%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Social Media
2 3 (3.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
4 1 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Windows
2 14 (15.38%) Linux
2 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
2 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.38%) Migration
3 10 (10.99%) ITIL
4 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (8.79%) Unit Testing
6 7 (7.69%) OO
6 7 (7.69%) TDD
6 7 (7.69%) MVC
7 6 (6.59%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.40%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (4.40%) Data Management
8 4 (4.40%) SDLC
9 3 (3.30%) Content Management
9 3 (3.30%) SEO
9 3 (3.30%) System Testing
9 3 (3.30%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.20%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.20%) Data Reconciliation
10 2 (2.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 61 (67.03%) SQL
2 41 (45.05%) VB6
3 30 (32.97%) C#
4 22 (24.18%) PowerShell
5 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
6 16 (17.58%) VB.NET
7 13 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 12 (13.19%) PL/SQL
9 11 (12.09%) VBA
10 3 (3.30%) ActionScript
10 3 (3.30%) Perl
10 3 (3.30%) PHP
11 2 (2.20%) Java
11 2 (2.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.10%) Ruby
12 1 (1.10%) Python
12 1 (1.10%) C++
12 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Foglight
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (25.27%) Oracle
1 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 13 (14.29%) Cisco
4 12 (13.19%) EMC
4 12 (13.19%) NetApp
5 6 (6.59%) New Relic
6 4 (4.40%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.30%) Netezza
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe