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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 119 94 79
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 30 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.95% 1.10% 1.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 3.33% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £320 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £280 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £320 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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
1231 780 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 38.92% 32.99% 38.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 467 464
Average daily rate £350 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 55
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -18 23 £425 +37.09% 9
South Yorkshire -13 5 £300 -
North Yorkshire -8 3 £400 +25.00% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 56 (64.37%) SQL
2 49 (56.32%) .NET
3 47 (54.02%) SQL Server
4 29 (33.33%) VB6
5 28 (32.18%) C#
6 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 26 (29.89%) Oracle
8 25 (28.74%) JavaScript
8 25 (28.74%) PowerShell
9 21 (24.14%) Windows
10 20 (22.99%) Finance
11 19 (21.84%) Linux
11 19 (21.84%) MS Excel
11 19 (21.84%) SharePoint
12 17 (19.54%) MS Access
12 17 (19.54%) Red Hat
12 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (19.54%) Windows 2000
12 17 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (19.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (18.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (18.39%) Firewall
13 16 (18.39%) Migration
13 16 (18.39%) JBoss
13 16 (18.39%) IIS
13 16 (18.39%) Cisco
14 15 (17.24%) NetApp

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (21.84%) SharePoint
2 16 (18.39%) IIS
2 16 (18.39%) JBoss
3 11 (12.64%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (8.05%) SAS
5 2 (2.30%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (21.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.15%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (54.02%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.54%) MS Access
2 17 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (11.49%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.60%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.15%) OLAP
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (1.15%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.15%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.60%) Toad
3 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.45%) Subversion
4 3 (3.45%) Maven
5 2 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.15%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.15%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (22.99%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Back Office
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (52.87%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) Analyst
3 15 (17.24%) VB Developer
4 14 (16.09%) VB6 Developer
4 14 (16.09%) Migration Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) Data Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.75%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Programmer
8 5 (5.75%) MI Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.45%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Business Objects Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Business Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) VB Programmer
10 3 (3.45%) AWS Developer
11 2 (2.30%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.32%) .NET
2 12 (13.79%) WinForms
3 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.20%) CSS
4 8 (9.20%) jQuery
4 8 (9.20%) HTML
5 7 (8.05%) HTML5
6 6 (6.90%) XML
7 4 (4.60%) CAML
8 3 (3.45%) REST
8 3 (3.45%) WCF
8 3 (3.45%) RSS
8 3 (3.45%) ADO
9 2 (2.30%) Web Services
9 2 (2.30%) XHTML
9 2 (2.30%) Ajax
10 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.15%) WPF
10 1 (1.15%) JAX-RS
10 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Social Media
2 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.15%) Replication
3 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.15%) Life Science
3 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.14%) Windows
2 19 (21.84%) Linux
3 17 (19.54%) Windows 2000
3 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.39%) Windows 2000 Server
5 7 (8.05%) UNIX
6 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Migration
3 13 (14.94%) TDD
4 12 (13.79%) ITIL
5 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
6 7 (8.05%) OO
6 7 (8.05%) MVC
7 4 (4.60%) Data Management
7 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.60%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.60%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (3.45%) Change Control
8 3 (3.45%) Content Management
8 3 (3.45%) SEO
9 2 (2.30%) Project Management
9 2 (2.30%) CRM
9 2 (2.30%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.30%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (64.37%) SQL
2 29 (33.33%) VB6
3 28 (32.18%) C#
4 25 (28.74%) JavaScript
4 25 (28.74%) PowerShell
5 11 (12.64%) VB.NET
5 11 (12.64%) VBA
6 10 (11.49%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.34%) PL/SQL
8 7 (8.05%) Java
9 4 (4.60%) FQL
10 3 (3.45%) ActionScript
10 3 (3.45%) Perl
10 3 (3.45%) PHP
11 2 (2.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (1.15%) C++
12 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Degree
1 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Foglight
Vendors
1 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (29.89%) Oracle
3 17 (19.54%) Red Hat
4 16 (18.39%) Cisco
5 15 (17.24%) EMC
5 15 (17.24%) NetApp
6 9 (10.34%) New Relic
7 3 (3.45%) Netezza
8 1 (1.15%) Adobe