The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.60% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £28.70
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -12.89%
VB
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
61 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.53% 34.81% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 16
Average daily rate £370 £288 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Chester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) OAuth2
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (33.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
1 1 (33.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) OAuth2
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense