The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.50% 1.83% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 3.67% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £365 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +43.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -21.25%
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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 Brighton region.

Programming Languages Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
127 109 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 47.74% 50.00% 59.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 58 48
Average daily rate £325 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £18.68 £13.12 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) VB6
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Firebug
2 1 (16.67%) TestNG
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VB6
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft