The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 21 -
Contract jobs citing VB 0 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 3.65% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 9.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.82%
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
59 84 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 31.38% 38.36% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 30
Average daily rate £375 £275 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -33.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 9
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £32.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (88.89%) VBScript
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (11.11%) FTP
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (11.11%) VBA
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (11.11%) Military
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) VB6
5 1 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (11.11%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) Degree

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Military
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) VB Scripter
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) VBScript
2 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) LANDesk
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle