The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 1 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.44% 2.95% 3.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.01% 9.59% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £305 £175 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.28% -53.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £41.24 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.47%
VB
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
99 73 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 43.61% 30.80% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 24 62
Median daily rate £350 £335 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £41.24 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.56% +146.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for VB.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (25.00%) Samsung
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (25.00%) UX Design
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Product Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Product Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Product Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
1 1 (25.00%) Psychology
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Human Factors
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) UX Design
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Samsung