The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the East of England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 96 84 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 52 33 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 1.46% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.36% 3.78% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 28
Average daily rate £350 £300 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £120 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1194 873 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.94% 38.65% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 480 667
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 74 128
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.40 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.39 £25.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -5 25 £350 +191.66% 2
Hertfordshire +1 17 £400 +39.13% 7
Cambridgeshire -20 5 £350 +13.82% 6
Norfolk - 4 £310 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 43 (44.33%) VB6
2 40 (41.24%) .NET
3 39 (40.21%) Windows
4 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
5 32 (32.99%) C#
5 32 (32.99%) HTML
6 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
7 26 (26.80%) VBScript
7 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (25.77%) CSS
9 24 (24.74%) XML
9 24 (24.74%) SQL
10 22 (22.68%) ASP.NET
10 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
10 22 (22.68%) Windows 7
11 21 (21.65%) Windows XP
12 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
13 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
13 19 (19.59%) MS Excel
14 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
15 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (15.46%) Telecoms
16 15 (15.46%) Finance
16 15 (15.46%) Oracle
17 13 (13.40%) SOA
18 12 (12.37%) XSLT
18 12 (12.37%) IIS
18 12 (12.37%) VB.NET
18 12 (12.37%) SQL Server 2005
18 12 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 12 (12.37%) IIS
2 3 (3.09%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.03%) ArchestrA
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 19 (19.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) DHCP
1 6 (6.19%) DNS
2 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.09%) LAN
3 3 (3.09%) WAN
4 2 (2.06%) Firewall
5 1 (1.03%) 2G
5 1 (1.03%) LTE
5 1 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.03%) Intranet
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) 3G
5 1 (1.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (8.25%) Ingres
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.19%) Essbase
5 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.09%) MS Access
7 3 (3.09%) DTS
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.03%) MySQL
9 1 (1.03%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.28%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.28%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.22%) JIRA
4 6 (6.19%) RequisitePro
5 4 (4.12%) MSI
5 4 (4.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (3.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.09%) AdminStudio
7 2 (2.06%) InstallShield
8 1 (1.03%) Log4Net
8 1 (1.03%) Subversion
8 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.03%) FxCop
8 1 (1.03%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (15.46%) Telecoms
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Back Office
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.03%) Automotive
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Publishing
4 1 (1.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (53.61%) Developer
2 20 (20.62%) VB Developer
3 16 (16.49%) .NET Developer
4 15 (15.46%) Analyst
5 12 (12.37%) VB6 Developer
6 9 (9.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.28%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.22%) Programmer
7 7 (7.22%) Analyst Programmer
8 5 (5.15%) Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Design Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Access Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 3 (3.09%) WPF Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (41.24%) .NET
2 32 (32.99%) HTML
3 25 (25.77%) CSS
4 24 (24.74%) XML
5 22 (22.68%) ASP.NET
6 12 (12.37%) XSLT
7 9 (9.28%) J2EE
8 8 (8.25%) COM+
8 8 (8.25%) Web Services
8 8 (8.25%) JSON
8 8 (8.25%) LINQ
9 7 (7.22%) HTML5
9 7 (7.22%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (7.22%) WPF
9 7 (7.22%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (5.15%) XSL
11 4 (4.12%) SOAP
11 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (4.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.12%) Clustering
3 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.03%) NHS
4 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.03%) SCADA
4 1 (1.03%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 39 (40.21%) Windows
2 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (22.68%) Windows 7
4 21 (21.65%) Windows XP
5 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.06%) UNIX
6 2 (2.06%) Linux
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.03%) NetWare
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.40%) SOA
2 10 (10.31%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (7.22%) TDD
3 7 (7.22%) Kanban
3 7 (7.22%) ITIL
3 7 (7.22%) MVVM
4 6 (6.19%) OO
5 5 (5.15%) OOP
5 5 (5.15%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.15%) Use Case
6 4 (4.12%) Business Analysis
6 4 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.12%) Migration
6 4 (4.12%) MVC
6 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.09%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.09%) UML
7 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 43 (44.33%) VB6
2 32 (32.99%) C#
3 26 (26.80%) VBScript
4 24 (24.74%) SQL
5 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
6 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
7 12 (12.37%) VB.NET
8 11 (11.34%) Java
9 10 (10.31%) VBA
10 7 (7.22%) XAML
11 6 (6.19%) T-SQL
12 5 (5.15%) Perl
13 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
14 2 (2.06%) C
14 2 (2.06%) C++
14 2 (2.06%) Delphi
15 1 (1.03%) PHP
15 1 (1.03%) Ruby
15 1 (1.03%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) MCSE
3 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) CCA
4 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) HL7
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) SCCM
2 3 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.46%) Oracle
3 5 (5.15%) DevExpress
3 5 (5.15%) Citrix
4 4 (4.12%) HP
5 3 (3.09%) EMC
5 3 (3.09%) IBM
5 3 (3.09%) NetApp
5 3 (3.09%) Lotus
5 3 (3.09%) McAfee
5 3 (3.09%) VMware
6 2 (2.06%) AppSense
7 1 (1.03%) Huawei
7 1 (1.03%) Wonderware
7 1 (1.03%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (1.03%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.03%) Sybase
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco