The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Bedfordshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 44 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.12% 2.53% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.50% 10.00% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£450 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +15.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.30% -
Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
111 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.78% 25.25% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 26 35
Average daily rate £344 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £25.80 £32.75 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.23% -7.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.75 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.75 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
East of England

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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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
Luton -18 1 £450 +16.12% 2
Dunstable - - - - 1
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) VBScript
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) CA
2 3 (50.00%) MSI
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) CMDB
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Artifactory
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MSI
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (16.67%) Log4Net
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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