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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 118 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 6 31 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 1.12% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 3.31% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 27
Median daily rate £373 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.27% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £335 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
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
816 937 1151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.20% 33.96% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 513 621
Median daily rate £375 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 79
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £45.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.45
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.23%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +2 4 £373 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (42.86%) VB6
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (28.57%) vSphere
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (14.29%) AppSense
5 2 (14.29%) Wyse
5 2 (14.29%) MSI
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Planning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MSI
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) VB Developer
2 3 (21.43%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Server Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Data Acquisition
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Input Data Acquisition
3 1 (7.14%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) VB6
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 3 (21.43%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) C
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) AppSense
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) NetApp
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
1 2 (14.29%) Wyse
2 1 (7.14%) CODA
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos
2 1 (7.14%) HP
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