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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 97 66 84
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +18
Contract jobs citing VB 20 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 2.35% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 5.81% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £235 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £350 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.65 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
820 913 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 33.62% 40.42% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 546 439
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 39
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +40.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £175.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 -33 13 £500 +55.03% 15
North Yorkshire +5 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire 0 2 £275 +10.00% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (41.03%) SQL
1 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.21%) C#
5 9 (23.08%) Java
5 9 (23.08%) C
5 9 (23.08%) PHP
5 9 (23.08%) Linux
5 9 (23.08%) Scala
5 9 (23.08%) Open Source
6 8 (20.51%) Web Services
7 7 (17.95%) Windows
7 7 (17.95%) Service Management
7 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
7 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
7 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) WCF
8 6 (15.38%) Supplier Management
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (15.38%) MSI
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.82%) SSL
9 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
9 5 (12.82%) HTTP
9 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.82%) Finance
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (12.82%) VB6
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) HTTP
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
1 5 (12.82%) SSL
2 3 (7.69%) SAN
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) VLAN
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP
4 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.56%) MS Access
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MSI
2 3 (7.69%) InstallShield
3 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.13%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Applications Packager
3 4 (10.26%) Web Manager
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support
4 3 (7.69%) Operations Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 3 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Build Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.56%) MI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) Web Services
3 6 (15.38%) WCF
4 4 (10.26%) WPF
4 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) XML
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 3 (7.69%) LINQ
5 3 (7.69%) jQuery
5 3 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (5.13%) RESTful
6 2 (5.13%) Silverlight
6 2 (5.13%) WSH
6 2 (5.13%) NHibernate
7 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
7 1 (2.56%) HTML5
7 1 (2.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Open Source
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) Service Management
2 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
2 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
3 6 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 5 (12.82%) DevOps
5 4 (10.26%) SOA
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.69%) OO
6 3 (7.69%) PRINCE
6 3 (7.69%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) MVC
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) MVVM
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) Java
3 9 (23.08%) C
3 9 (23.08%) PHP
3 9 (23.08%) Scala
4 5 (12.82%) VB6
5 4 (10.26%) VBScript
5 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.69%) VBA
6 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix
2 4 (10.26%) Telerik
3 3 (7.69%) Remedy
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Mitel
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
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