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 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 74 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 22 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.30% 1.84% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 4.62% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 4
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£350 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £228 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £345 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.87%
VB
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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
543 628 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 32.07% 39.95% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 375 222
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 54
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.94 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.50 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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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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
Derbyshire +13 8 £338 +3.84%
Nottinghamshire +11 6 £354 +117.69% 3
Northamptonshire -18 5 £313 +18.48% 2
Leicestershire +14 2 £388 - 2
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows XP
2 17 (37.78%) Windows 7
3 15 (33.33%) MSI
3 15 (33.33%) .NET
4 14 (31.11%) SQL
4 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
5 13 (28.89%) QA
5 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
6 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
6 11 (24.44%) OO
7 10 (22.22%) C#
8 9 (20.00%) WSH
8 9 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (20.00%) Application Packaging
8 9 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 9 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (20.00%) VB6
8 9 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
9 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (17.78%) OOP
10 7 (15.56%) Validation
11 6 (13.33%) SCCM
11 6 (13.33%) Finance
11 6 (13.33%) Windows Vista
11 6 (13.33%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 4 (8.89%) MTS
2 3 (6.67%) Kentico
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.44%) MS Access
3 2 (4.44%) DTS
4 1 (2.22%) Essbase
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) MSI
2 9 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (20.00%) WSH
2 9 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.11%) CSS
5 4 (8.89%) HTML
5 4 (8.89%) COM
6 3 (6.67%) XML
7 2 (4.44%) Web Services
7 2 (4.44%) OLE
7 2 (4.44%) Ajax
7 2 (4.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (4.44%) jQuery
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.22%) JSON
8 1 (2.22%) WinForms
8 1 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows XP
2 17 (37.78%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) OO
2 9 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
3 8 (17.78%) OOP
4 7 (15.56%) Validation
5 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Line Management
6 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
6 4 (8.89%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) MVC
7 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.44%) Data Validation
8 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.44%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) VB6
4 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.11%) VBScript
4 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.89%) VBA
5 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (13.33%) SCCM
3 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) BMC