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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 22 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 8 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.28% 2.87% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.92% 8.00% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
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£375 - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.76 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
101 75 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 41.39% 35.89% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 40 36
Average daily rate £375 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.76 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% -49.98%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +6 4 £388 -
Bournemouth +6 2 £275 - 4
VB
South West

VB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) VBA
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) MS Access
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) VB6
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Excel Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) VBA Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (10.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (10.00%) MI Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) VBA
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) HP