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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 103 53 106
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +53
Contract jobs citing VB 19 72 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.74% 3.23% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.14% 8.08% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.64% -11.66%
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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
889 891 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 34.82% 39.94% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 520 487
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 19
Average hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% +13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.44 £13.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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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 -46 10 £283 -5.83% 18
South Yorkshire +5 6 £310 - 2
North Yorkshire -22 2 £310 +3.33% 3
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 42 (68.85%) .NET
2 38 (62.30%) SQL Server
3 37 (60.66%) VB6
4 24 (39.34%) SQL
5 22 (36.07%) C#
6 15 (24.59%) VB.NET
6 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
8 8 (13.11%) Oracle
9 7 (11.48%) Windows
9 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
9 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.48%) Finance
9 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (11.48%) WCF
10 6 (9.84%) MVC
10 6 (9.84%) CSS
10 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (8.20%) Web Services
11 5 (8.20%) C++
11 5 (8.20%) HTML
11 5 (8.20%) VBScript
11 5 (8.20%) SOA
11 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
11 5 (8.20%) Telerik
11 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.56%) jQuery
12 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (6.56%) MCSE

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (62.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) MS Access
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MSI
2 3 (4.92%) InstallShield
2 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.92%) Maven
3 2 (3.28%) Selenium
3 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.64%) JUnit
4 1 (1.64%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.64%) Firebug
4 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (75.41%) Developer
2 25 (40.98%) VB Developer
2 25 (40.98%) VB6 Developer
3 14 (22.95%) .NET Developer
4 9 (14.75%) VB.NET Developer
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior VB Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior VB6 Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Tester
8 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.28%) WinForms Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Non-Functional Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Build Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (68.85%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.48%) WCF
4 6 (9.84%) CSS
5 5 (8.20%) Web Services
5 5 (8.20%) HTML
6 4 (6.56%) jQuery
6 4 (6.56%) XML
6 4 (6.56%) ADO
7 3 (4.92%) NHibernate
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.92%) WPF
7 3 (4.92%) Silverlight
8 2 (3.28%) LINQ
8 2 (3.28%) RESTful
8 2 (3.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (3.28%) WinForms
8 2 (3.28%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.64%) J2EE
9 1 (1.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) E-Learning
1 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.64%) GIS
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) Blog
2 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) UNIX
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.84%) MVC
3 5 (8.20%) SOA
3 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.92%) MVVM
5 3 (4.92%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (4.92%) Validation
6 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.28%) OO
6 2 (3.28%) RUP
6 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.28%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.28%) Automation Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.64%) Multithreading
7 1 (1.64%) TDD
7 1 (1.64%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) VB6
2 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 22 (36.07%) C#
4 15 (24.59%) VB.NET
5 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.20%) C++
6 5 (8.20%) VBScript
7 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.92%) Java
7 3 (4.92%) VBA
7 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.28%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) MCSE
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
1 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) Telerik
4 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) Remedy
5 3 (4.92%) VMware
6 2 (3.28%) Splunk
7 1 (1.64%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.64%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.64%) Sybase
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