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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 28 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.85% 3.27% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.46% 7.62% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.24 - £13.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -27.05%
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
74 105 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 30.08% 42.86% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 62 32
Average daily rate £335 £393 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.64% +3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 5
Average hourly rate £41.24 £16.72 £16.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.65% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.42 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015. 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
Weymouth - 3 - -
Bournemouth -4 2 £175 -36.36% 1
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 10 (71.43%) VBScript
2 9 (64.29%) UML
3 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 6 (42.86%) VBA
5 5 (35.71%) Military
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Office Automation
7 3 (21.43%) VB6
8 2 (14.29%) HNC
8 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) C#
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
9 1 (7.14%) QA
9 1 (7.14%) jQuery
9 1 (7.14%) NAS
9 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (7.14%) High Availability
9 1 (7.14%) Office 365
9 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office Automation
9 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
9 1 (7.14%) HTML
9 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) VBA Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Development Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) VB Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) UML
2 4 (28.57%) Office Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) VBScript
2 6 (42.86%) VBA
3 3 (21.43%) VB6
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) HNC
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft