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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 119 91 80
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 22 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.72% 1.68% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 4.36% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £228 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Average hourly rate £41.25 £30.55 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.04% +22.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £25.35 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £38.29 £28.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £28.70
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -12.89%
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
1149 1170 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.62% 38.65% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 715 477
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 56 82
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £25.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Hertfordshire -1 11 £300 +9.09% 5
Cambridgeshire 0 4 - - 2
Essex -23 4 £300 -14.28% 5
Bedfordshire +4 2 £420 -1.17% 1
Norfolk -6 1 £375 +15.38%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (69.81%) .NET
2 27 (50.94%) C#
2 27 (50.94%) Windows
3 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
4 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
5 17 (32.08%) XML
5 17 (32.08%) .NET Framework
6 15 (28.30%) ADO
7 13 (24.53%) Client/Server
8 12 (22.64%) SDLC
9 11 (20.75%) VB6
9 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
9 11 (20.75%) SQL
10 10 (18.87%) N-Tier
10 10 (18.87%) Process Management
10 10 (18.87%) Systems Analysis
11 9 (16.98%) Document Management
11 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (16.98%) Kofax
11 9 (16.98%) Manufacturing
11 9 (16.98%) VB.NET
12 8 (15.09%) Documentum
12 8 (15.09%) EMC
12 8 (15.09%) Finance
12 8 (15.09%) Content Management
12 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (13.21%) Process Improvement
13 7 (13.21%) Business Process Improvement
14 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
14 6 (11.32%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (15.09%) Documentum
2 5 (9.43%) ArchestrA
3 4 (7.55%) CMS
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) Simulink
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) LDAP
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) SNMP
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.89%) SAN
1 1 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) DTS
4 1 (1.89%) ProClarity
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
2 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.43%) Subversion
5 2 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.89%) MSI
6 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) Selenium
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.89%) GCC
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (16.98%) Manufacturing
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Architect
2 13 (24.53%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) AWS Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Configuration Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) IT Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) VB Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.66%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Integration Architect
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.77%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (69.81%) .NET
2 17 (32.08%) .NET Framework
2 17 (32.08%) XML
3 15 (28.30%) ADO
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.66%) Web Services
5 2 (3.77%) HTML
5 2 (3.77%) CSS
5 2 (3.77%) WPF
6 1 (1.89%) LINQ
6 1 (1.89%) Qt
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.89%) HTML5
6 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.89%) REST
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.89%) SOAP
6 1 (1.89%) MFC
6 1 (1.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Client/Server
2 10 (18.87%) N-Tier
3 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.66%) Kindle
5 2 (3.77%) SCADA
5 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.89%) FMCG
6 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.89%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) SDLC
2 10 (18.87%) Process Management
2 10 (18.87%) Systems Analysis
3 9 (16.98%) Document Management
4 8 (15.09%) Content Management
5 7 (13.21%) Business Process Improvement
5 7 (13.21%) Process Improvement
6 6 (11.32%) OO
7 5 (9.43%) OOD
8 4 (7.55%) ERP
8 4 (7.55%) ITIL
8 4 (7.55%) Validation
8 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Monte Carlo Method
9 3 (5.66%) Signal Processing
9 3 (5.66%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (5.66%) TDD
9 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) C#
2 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 11 (20.75%) VB6
3 9 (16.98%) VB.NET
4 6 (11.32%) VBScript
4 6 (11.32%) Perl
4 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.55%) C++
5 4 (7.55%) C
6 3 (5.66%) MATLAB
6 3 (5.66%) VBA
6 3 (5.66%) Java
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) PHP
7 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) MCP
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) HND
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.89%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.89%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Kofax
3 8 (15.09%) EMC
4 6 (11.32%) Wonderware
5 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
5 2 (3.77%) Allen-Bradley
5 2 (3.77%) OpenText
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.77%) Google
5 2 (3.77%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) Perforce
6 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.89%) NetApp
6 1 (1.89%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) Varonis
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Rate: 330-390 Per Day 12 Month Rolling Contract (36 Month potential)
Posted: 8 days ago