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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 66 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 23 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.54% 1.79% 3.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.03% 5.11% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 19
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £239 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £355 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.60% -24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
457 567 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 30.59% 35.09% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 274 192
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £15.40 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.50 £51.05
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 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 28 August 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 28 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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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 +15 12 £323 - 1
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £320 +17.43% 3
Leicestershire +5 4 £315 -11.26% 1
Northamptonshire -6 3 £394 +57.50% 4
Lincolnshire - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 13 (32.50%) .NET
4 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
5 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
6 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
6 9 (22.50%) Wise Package Studio
6 9 (22.50%) C#
6 9 (22.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (22.50%) MSI
6 9 (22.50%) WSH
6 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (20.00%) Finance
7 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (17.50%) QA
9 6 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (15.00%) VBScript
9 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
9 6 (15.00%) VBA
9 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.50%) VB6
10 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (2.50%) IIS
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.50%) DNN
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DHCP
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.50%) Essbase
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) Informix
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) DTS
5 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MSI
1 9 (22.50%) Wise Package Studio
2 6 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.50%) ProC
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Applications Packager
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Excel Developer
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Excel Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Excel VBA Developer
8 1 (2.50%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
2 9 (22.50%) WSH
2 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
3 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.00%) CSS
4 2 (5.00%) OLE
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) WinForms
5 1 (2.50%) WCF
5 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.50%) Tandem
1 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
2 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
1 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
1 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (7.50%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.00%) Validation
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.00%) Data Validation
5 1 (2.50%) Change Control
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.50%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) VBScript
3 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (15.00%) VBA
4 5 (12.50%) VB6
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Remedy
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.50%) Avaya
4 1 (2.50%) Genesys
4 1 (2.50%) BMC
4 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
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