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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 96 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 46 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.58% 1.81% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 4.27% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 13
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£300 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £232 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +120.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -13.04%
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
1221 1078 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 42.05% 42.46% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 730 382
Average daily rate £335 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 30
Average hourly rate £38.00 £29.00 £15.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +87.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £15.03 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 April 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 24 April 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 -5 36 £319 +1.19% 13
South Yorkshire -4 8 £288 +15.00% 4
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 41 (61.19%) SQL
2 33 (49.25%) SQL Server
3 31 (46.27%) .NET
3 31 (46.27%) VB6
4 22 (32.84%) C#
5 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (26.87%) Finance
7 13 (19.40%) T-SQL
7 13 (19.40%) VB.NET
7 13 (19.40%) Linux
7 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.91%) Windows
9 11 (16.42%) PL/SQL
9 11 (16.42%) Java
9 11 (16.42%) Oracle
9 11 (16.42%) WinForms
9 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
10 10 (14.93%) OO
11 9 (13.43%) Web Services
11 9 (13.43%) ITIL
11 9 (13.43%) C
11 9 (13.43%) PHP
11 9 (13.43%) Scala
11 9 (13.43%) Open Source
12 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
12 8 (11.94%) TDD
13 7 (10.45%) Service Management
13 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
13 7 (10.45%) Firewall
13 7 (10.45%) MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.97%) JBoss
1 4 (5.97%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) Apache
2 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) HTTP
2 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.46%) SSL
3 3 (4.48%) VLAN
3 3 (4.48%) LAN
3 3 (4.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (49.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) MS Access
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.49%) OLAP
5 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.96%) Maven
3 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.99%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.99%) MSI
5 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 19 (28.36%) VB6 Developer
2 19 (28.36%) VB Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Data Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior SQL Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Programmer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Web Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Senior VB Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior VB6 Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.48%) Operations Manager
7 3 (4.48%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (4.48%) IT Support
8 2 (2.99%) VB Programmer
8 2 (2.99%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.27%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) WinForms
3 9 (13.43%) Web Services
4 7 (10.45%) ADO
5 5 (7.46%) WCF
5 5 (7.46%) WPF
6 2 (2.99%) WSH
6 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET
6 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
7 1 (1.49%) XML
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.49%) CSS
7 1 (1.49%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.49%) LINQ
7 1 (1.49%) jQuery
7 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Open Source
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) NHS
2 2 (2.99%) Life Science
3 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 12 (17.91%) Windows
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.93%) OO
3 9 (13.43%) ITIL
4 8 (11.94%) TDD
5 7 (10.45%) Service Management
5 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
5 7 (10.45%) MVC
5 7 (10.45%) Risk Management
5 7 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Project Management
6 6 (8.96%) Supplier Management
7 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.46%) Migration
7 5 (7.46%) DevOps
8 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.97%) Scrum
9 3 (4.48%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.48%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (4.48%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 41 (61.19%) SQL
2 31 (46.27%) VB6
3 22 (32.84%) C#
4 13 (19.40%) T-SQL
4 13 (19.40%) VB.NET
5 11 (16.42%) PL/SQL
5 11 (16.42%) Java
5 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
6 9 (13.43%) C
6 9 (13.43%) PHP
6 9 (13.43%) Scala
7 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.48%) Perl
9 2 (2.99%) VBA
10 1 (1.49%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) Python
10 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Foglight
2 2 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.49%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco
3 4 (5.97%) EMC
3 4 (5.97%) NetApp
3 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.48%) Mitel
4 3 (4.48%) New Relic
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Week Limited Company Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago