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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 88 87 92
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 57 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.96% 1.60% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 3.82% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 5
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£300 £320 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £401 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +91.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%
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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
1260 1073 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.34% 41.91% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 712 371
Average daily rate £335 £320 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +70.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.07 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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 May 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 May 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 -10 38 £325 +1.56% 11
South Yorkshire +1 18 £279 -10.80% 8
North Yorkshire 0 2 £325 +32.65% 4
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 57 (62.64%) SQL
2 45 (49.45%) SQL Server
3 42 (46.15%) .NET
4 38 (41.76%) VB6
5 28 (30.77%) C#
6 24 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (25.27%) Linux
8 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
8 22 (24.18%) PowerShell
9 20 (21.98%) Windows
9 20 (21.98%) Oracle
9 20 (21.98%) Finance
10 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (17.58%) Firewall
12 14 (15.38%) ITIL
12 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 14 (15.38%) VB.NET
12 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000
12 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
12 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (14.29%) Cisco
13 13 (14.29%) JBoss
13 13 (14.29%) IIS
14 12 (13.19%) T-SQL
14 12 (13.19%) PL/SQL
14 12 (13.19%) EMC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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%) JBoss
1 13 (14.29%) IIS
2 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.79%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.30%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) SAS
6 1 (1.10%) CMS
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) Firewall
2 5 (5.49%) HTTP
2 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.49%) SSL
3 3 (3.30%) LAN
3 3 (3.30%) SAN
3 3 (3.30%) VLAN
4 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (49.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.09%) MS Access
3 10 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.10%) OLAP
7 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.10%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.69%) Maven
2 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.10%) Toad
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (41.76%) Developer
2 24 (26.37%) VB Developer
2 24 (26.37%) VB6 Developer
3 14 (15.38%) Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Migration Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Data Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Applications Support
7 6 (6.59%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.59%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Programmer
8 4 (4.40%) Web Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Senior SQL Developer
8 4 (4.40%) VB Programmer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior VB Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior VB6 Developer
9 3 (3.30%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (3.30%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (46.15%) .NET
2 12 (13.19%) WinForms
3 10 (10.99%) Web Services
4 8 (8.79%) ADO
5 5 (5.49%) WCF
6 4 (4.40%) WPF
6 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.10%) Middleware
7 1 (1.10%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) XML
7 1 (1.10%) HTML
7 1 (1.10%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.10%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.10%) CSS3
7 1 (1.10%) HTML5
7 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.10%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.10%) LINQ
7 1 (1.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.20%) Life Science
3 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
4 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Linux
2 20 (21.98%) Windows
3 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000
4 14 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
4 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.49%) UNIX
6 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.38%) ITIL
3 12 (13.19%) Migration
4 9 (9.89%) Open Source
5 8 (8.79%) OO
5 8 (8.79%) TDD
6 7 (7.69%) Service Management
6 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.69%) MVC
6 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.59%) Supplier Management
7 6 (6.59%) Data Analysis
7 6 (6.59%) Project Management
8 5 (5.49%) DevOps
9 4 (4.40%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (4.40%) SDLC
9 4 (4.40%) CRM
9 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 57 (62.64%) SQL
2 38 (41.76%) VB6
3 28 (30.77%) C#
4 22 (24.18%) PowerShell
5 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 14 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 12 (13.19%) T-SQL
6 12 (13.19%) PL/SQL
7 11 (12.09%) Java
8 9 (9.89%) C
8 9 (9.89%) PHP
8 9 (9.89%) Scala
9 3 (3.30%) Perl
9 3 (3.30%) VBA
10 2 (2.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (1.10%) Ruby
11 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) C++
11 1 (1.10%) Python
11 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Foglight
2 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.10%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.98%) Oracle
3 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 13 (14.29%) Cisco
5 12 (13.19%) EMC
5 12 (13.19%) NetApp
6 6 (6.59%) New Relic
7 3 (3.30%) Mitel
8 1 (1.10%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago