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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 30 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing VB 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.97% 0.56% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.61% 1.02% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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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
121 98 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 44.98% 55.37% 60.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 73
Average daily rate £350 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £171 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.91 £37.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.90% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £37.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 September 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) VBScript
2 5 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (27.27%) Moq
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) NUnit
4 3 (27.27%) VB6
4 3 (27.27%) WCF
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
5 2 (18.18%) SAS
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (27.27%) Moq
4 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) NUnit
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) MI Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Application Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
2 3 (27.27%) WCF
2 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) Kanban
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) People Management
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) VBScript
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP