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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 101 79 100
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Contract jobs citing VB 20 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 2.13% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 5.43% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £194 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £346 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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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
796 847 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 32.82% 39.27% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 50 23
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +35.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £55.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -24 11 £300 +2.56% 12
South Yorkshire +10 5 £310 - 3
North Yorkshire +1 3 £300 -4.76% 6
East Yorkshire - - - -
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England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 43 (67.19%) .NET
2 41 (64.06%) VB6
3 37 (57.81%) SQL Server
4 22 (34.38%) SQL
5 20 (31.25%) C#
6 14 (21.88%) VB.NET
6 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
8 8 (12.50%) Oracle
8 8 (12.50%) Windows
9 7 (10.94%) Finance
9 7 (10.94%) Java
9 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
9 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
10 6 (9.38%) CSS
11 5 (7.81%) Telerik
11 5 (7.81%) WCF
11 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
11 5 (7.81%) C++
11 5 (7.81%) HTML
11 5 (7.81%) VBScript
12 4 (6.25%) ADO
12 4 (6.25%) Web Services
12 4 (6.25%) MCSE
12 4 (6.25%) Citrix
12 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (6.25%) SOA
12 4 (6.25%) MSI
12 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (6.25%) MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.56%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (57.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.13%) MS Access
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) OLTP
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.25%) MSI
3 3 (4.69%) InstallShield
3 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) Selenium
4 2 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.56%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.56%) Firebug
5 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Back Office
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Local Government
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Publishing
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (70.31%) Developer
2 28 (43.75%) VB Developer
3 25 (39.06%) VB6 Developer
4 11 (17.19%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (10.94%) SQL Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Senior VB Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Senior VB6 Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Tester
10 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Applications Packager
11 2 (3.13%) Lead Developer
11 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 2 (3.13%) WinForms Developer
11 2 (3.13%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (67.19%) .NET
2 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.38%) CSS
4 5 (7.81%) WCF
4 5 (7.81%) HTML
5 4 (6.25%) jQuery
5 4 (6.25%) ADO
5 4 (6.25%) Web Services
6 3 (4.69%) XML
6 3 (4.69%) NHibernate
6 3 (4.69%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.13%) WinForms
7 2 (3.13%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.56%) J2EE
8 1 (1.56%) XSD
8 1 (1.56%) XSL
8 1 (1.56%) ODBC
8 1 (1.56%) Middleware
8 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Blog
3 1 (1.56%) Social Media
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (6.25%) MVC
2 4 (6.25%) SOA
2 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 4 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 3 (4.69%) MVVM
3 3 (4.69%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (4.69%) Validation
4 2 (3.13%) RUP
4 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.13%) Automation Testing
4 2 (3.13%) Test Automation
4 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.56%) Online Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.56%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (1.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (1.56%) Functional Testing
5 1 (1.56%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (64.06%) VB6
2 22 (34.38%) SQL
3 20 (31.25%) C#
4 14 (21.88%) VB.NET
5 7 (10.94%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.81%) C++
6 5 (7.81%) VBScript
7 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.13%) VBA
8 2 (3.13%) Python
8 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.56%) C
9 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) MCSE
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MCITP
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Telerik
4 4 (6.25%) Citrix
5 3 (4.69%) Remedy
5 3 (4.69%) VMware
6 2 (3.13%) Sybase
6 2 (3.13%) Splunk
7 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.56%) EPiServer
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