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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.81% 0.26% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.50% 1.30% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £435 £430 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% +52.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £430 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
109 77 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.83% 19.95% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 49
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £259 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 3 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.92% -36.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.40 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £27.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedford - 2 £450 -
Luton -1 1 - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VBScript
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) VB6
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) NetApp Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Technical Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB6
2 3 (37.50%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp
1 3 (37.50%) VMware