The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 73 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 22 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.43% 0.63% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.10% 1.88% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 19
Average daily rate £275 £331 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% +47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £219 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £355 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
VB
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
536 480 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 34.87% 33.45% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 258 284
Average daily rate £325 £336 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 23
Average hourly rate £31.25 £18.75 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.48 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VB
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leicestershire -5 9 £275 -4.34% 4
Northamptonshire +11 6 - - 7
Nottinghamshire -7 5 £275 -23.61% 11
Derbyshire -11 2 £207 -40.85% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 26 (68.42%) .NET
2 24 (63.16%) SQL
3 21 (55.26%) C#
4 16 (42.11%) VB.NET
4 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
5 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
6 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
8 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
8 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (31.58%) VB6
8 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
9 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
9 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
9 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 9 (23.68%) VBA
10 9 (23.68%) Classic ASP
10 9 (23.68%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (21.05%) Degree
11 8 (21.05%) MVC
11 8 (21.05%) Oracle
12 7 (18.42%) SAP
12 7 (18.42%) ITIL
13 6 (15.79%) CruiseControl
13 6 (15.79%) Selenium
13 6 (15.79%) DNN
13 6 (15.79%) Web Design
13 6 (15.79%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 9 (23.68%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (15.79%) DNN
4 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (7.89%) IIS
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Informix
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) CruiseControl
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
1 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Ant
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Developer
3 7 (18.42%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) VB Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Software Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (68.42%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 10 (26.32%) .NET Framework
4 9 (23.68%) Classic ASP
5 5 (13.16%) CSS
5 5 (13.16%) HTML
5 5 (13.16%) XML
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (10.53%) Web Services
7 2 (5.26%) CSS3
7 2 (5.26%) HTML5
7 2 (5.26%) jQuery
7 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (5.26%) WinForms
8 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
4 8 (21.05%) MVC
5 7 (18.42%) ITIL
6 6 (15.79%) Web Design
7 5 (13.16%) Clinical Data Management
7 5 (13.16%) Data Management
7 5 (13.16%) Migration
7 5 (13.16%) SDLC
8 4 (10.53%) Change Management
8 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
8 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.89%) High Availability
9 3 (7.89%) Logistics
9 3 (7.89%) UML
9 3 (7.89%) V-Model
9 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) SQL
2 21 (55.26%) C#
3 16 (42.11%) VB.NET
4 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
4 12 (31.58%) VB6
5 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.68%) VBA
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) VBScript
8 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.63%) C++
9 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (7.89%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) SAP
4 5 (13.16%) Informatica
4 5 (13.16%) TIBCO
5 3 (7.89%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Lotus
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