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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 42 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.61% - 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% - 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £410 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VB
East of 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 Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 82 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.32% 20.71% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 45
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £46.07 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) VB6
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Technical Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
3 1 (16.67%) Input Data Acquisition
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) NetApp
1 2 (33.33%) VMware