The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 101 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 22 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 1.92% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 4.77% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £20.93 £32.38 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.35% +29.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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 of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
907 923 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 35.47% 40.20% 40.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 498 545
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 73
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £13.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VB
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Cambridgeshire -3 13 £425 +21.42% 1
Essex -12 3 £325 -7.14% 2
Norfolk - 3 £299 - 2
Hertfordshire -9 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire -14 1 £430 +52.21% 3
Suffolk - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 46 (73.02%) .NET
2 32 (50.79%) C#
3 28 (44.44%) SQL
4 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
5 19 (30.16%) Windows
6 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
7 15 (23.81%) IIS
7 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (22.22%) XML
8 14 (22.22%) Oracle
9 12 (19.05%) Degree
9 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
10 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (17.46%) Confluence
10 11 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (17.46%) HTML
10 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
11 10 (15.87%) VB6
11 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
11 10 (15.87%) WCF
12 9 (14.29%) JIRA
12 9 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 9 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
12 9 (14.29%) Finance
12 9 (14.29%) SOA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (23.81%) IIS
2 11 (17.46%) Confluence
3 3 (4.76%) CMS
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) Kentico
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) DHCP
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.59%) VPN
1 1 (1.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle OLAP
2 6 (9.52%) MS Access
2 6 (9.52%) OLAP
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) DTS
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) JIRA
1 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 6 (9.52%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (4.76%) Log4Net
4 3 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.59%) NUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) MSI
6 1 (1.59%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.59%) FxCop
6 1 (1.59%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.94%) Back Office
4 3 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Publishing
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Developer
1 21 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Configuration Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Excel Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) MI Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Programmer
8 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.59%) Release Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Software Configuration Manager
9 1 (1.59%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.59%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (73.02%) .NET
2 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
3 14 (22.22%) XML
4 11 (17.46%) HTML
5 10 (15.87%) WCF
6 9 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.35%) CSS
8 3 (4.76%) MSMQ
8 3 (4.76%) Web Services
9 2 (3.17%) jQuery
9 2 (3.17%) LINQ
9 2 (3.17%) XHTML
10 1 (1.59%) EDI
10 1 (1.59%) XSL
10 1 (1.59%) XSLT
10 1 (1.59%) ODBC
10 1 (1.59%) Visualforce
10 1 (1.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (1.59%) LINQ to SQL
10 1 (1.59%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.59%) Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
1 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 9 (14.29%) SOA
2 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (11.11%) ETL
3 6 (9.52%) System Testing
3 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 6 (9.52%) Use Case
4 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
5 4 (6.35%) MVC
5 4 (6.35%) Scrum
6 3 (4.76%) ERP
6 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Logistics
7 2 (3.17%) Web Development
7 2 (3.17%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.79%) C#
2 28 (44.44%) SQL
3 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
4 10 (15.87%) VB6
5 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.94%) VBScript
7 3 (4.76%) VBA
7 3 (4.76%) Java
7 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.59%) VC++
8 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) OCP
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) HNC
4 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (9.52%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) SAP
4 3 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.59%) AppSense
5 1 (1.59%) Teradata
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) CA
5 1 (1.59%) Remedy
5 1 (1.59%) Siebel
5 1 (1.59%) Sybase
5 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.59%) Sitecore