The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 4.26% 3.77% 4.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.76% 12.50% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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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 Basildon region.

Programming Languages Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 36.17% 30.19% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Average daily rate £403 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £408 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -18.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Basildon region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Basildon region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

VB
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) RequisitePro
2 3 (60.00%) Essbase
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) VB6
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) VBA
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) OCP
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Essbase
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) RequisitePro
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) VB6
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (40.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) OCP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) IBM