The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 40 40 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing VB 1 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.27% 2.95% 5.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.32% 12.10% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 9
Average daily rate
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- £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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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 Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
76 124 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.38% 24.41% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 37
Average daily rate £369 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.90 £47.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +111.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Tridion

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript