The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Basildon region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 12.20% 2.27% 19.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.41% 8.33% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 41.46% 27.27% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Average daily rate £450 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £37.75 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 20 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) RequisitePro
2 6 (85.71%) Essbase
2 6 (85.71%) Use Case
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) VB6
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) .NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Essbase
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) RequisitePro
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VB6
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle