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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 34 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 2 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.83% 4.03% 3.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.13% 8.93% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£288 £140 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.35% -68.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £34.53 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -20.28%
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
94 112 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.00% 45.16% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 47 18
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £140 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £384 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.57 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.32% +1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 28 April 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 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Access
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) MSI
2 2 (50.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) AppSense
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) OAuth2
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSI
1 2 (50.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Packager
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) OAuth2
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MVVM
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) AppSense