The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Dorset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 1 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.44% 5.41% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 11.11% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Average daily rate - £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
74 90 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 32.31% 48.65% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 37
Average daily rate £418 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
South West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -12 1 - - 4
VB
South West

VB
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Telerik
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Telerik