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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 82 93
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 31 55 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.12% 1.81% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.34% 4.78% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 12
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£550 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
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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
929 1150 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.62% 37.79% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 620 470
Average daily rate £365 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 84
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £26.00 £23.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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
Suffolk - 15 £550 - 2
Hertfordshire -9 11 £350 -12.50% 8
Essex -13 5 - - 7
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 41 (78.85%) .NET
2 27 (51.92%) C#
3 25 (48.08%) XML
4 24 (46.15%) Windows
5 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
6 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
7 20 (38.46%) SQL
8 19 (36.54%) .NET Framework
9 17 (32.69%) Systems Analysis
10 15 (28.85%) ADO
11 13 (25.00%) Client/Server
11 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (23.08%) Oracle
12 12 (23.08%) Finance
13 10 (19.23%) HTML
13 10 (19.23%) N-Tier
14 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
14 9 (17.31%) SOA
14 9 (17.31%) Process Management
14 9 (17.31%) Kofax
14 9 (17.31%) Document Management
14 9 (17.31%) WCF
15 8 (15.38%) Content Management
15 8 (15.38%) Manufacturing
15 8 (15.38%) Documentum
15 8 (15.38%) EMC
16 7 (13.46%) OOD
16 7 (13.46%) ETL
16 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (13.46%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (15.38%) Documentum
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.62%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle OLAP
2 6 (11.54%) OLAP
3 2 (3.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) DTS
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.85%) MSI
5 1 (1.92%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.92%) Selenium
5 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.62%) Back Office
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 15 (28.85%) Architect
3 14 (26.92%) Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) AWS Architect
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.69%) IT Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) VB Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Packager
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.85%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Process Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (78.85%) .NET
2 25 (48.08%) XML
3 19 (36.54%) .NET Framework
4 15 (28.85%) ADO
5 10 (19.23%) HTML
6 9 (17.31%) WCF
7 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.77%) Web Services
9 2 (3.85%) jQuery
9 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
9 2 (3.85%) XHTML
9 2 (3.85%) CSS
10 1 (1.92%) EDI
10 1 (1.92%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.23%) N-Tier
3 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Kindle
5 2 (3.85%) SCADA
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) FMCG
6 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) UNIX
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Systems Analysis
2 9 (17.31%) SOA
2 9 (17.31%) Process Management
2 9 (17.31%) Document Management
3 8 (15.38%) Content Management
4 7 (13.46%) OOD
4 7 (13.46%) ETL
4 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (13.46%) OO
4 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.46%) Business Process Improvement
4 7 (13.46%) Process Improvement
5 6 (11.54%) Use Case
5 6 (11.54%) System Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.77%) ERP
7 3 (5.77%) TDD
7 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.77%) Scrum
7 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) C#
2 20 (38.46%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) VB6
4 6 (11.54%) VBScript
5 5 (9.62%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.69%) VBA
6 4 (7.69%) Java
7 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) MCP
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) OCP
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Samba
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.08%) Oracle
3 9 (17.31%) Kofax
4 8 (15.38%) EMC
5 6 (11.54%) Wonderware
6 3 (5.77%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) Allen-Bradley
7 2 (3.85%) OpenText
8 1 (1.92%) Siebel
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.92%) CA
8 1 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) AppSense
8 1 (1.92%) Varonis
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