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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 24 21
Contract jobs citing VB 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 2.42% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.45% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £312 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -13.38%
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
51 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.17% 37.58% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 18
Average daily rate £310 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £288 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £406 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.06 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.81% -7.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
1 1 (50.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense