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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 116 84 87
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 25 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 1.65% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.34% 3.96% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 25
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£375 £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £263 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.93 £31.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.07% +0.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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
1069 1009 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.65% 41.61% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 528 586
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 112 90
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £12.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
Cambridgeshire +2 16 £375 +11.11% 4
Hertfordshire -17 3 £400 +25.00% 8
Norfolk - 3 £299 - 1
Essex -16 2 - - 3
Bedfordshire -20 1 £430 +52.21% 3
Suffolk - - - - 1
East Anglia - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (70.37%) .NET
2 39 (48.15%) C#
3 32 (39.51%) ASP.NET
4 30 (37.04%) SQL
5 24 (29.63%) Oracle
6 23 (28.40%) Windows
7 20 (24.69%) SQL Server
8 18 (22.22%) IIS
9 15 (18.52%) XML
9 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (17.28%) Confluence
10 14 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
10 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (16.05%) Degree
12 12 (14.81%) JIRA
12 12 (14.81%) VB6
12 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
12 12 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (14.81%) Configuration Management
12 12 (14.81%) HTML
13 11 (13.58%) VB.NET
13 11 (13.58%) Finance
13 11 (13.58%) Use Case
13 11 (13.58%) .NET Framework
14 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
14 10 (12.35%) WCF
14 10 (12.35%) TeamCity
14 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (22.22%) IIS
2 14 (17.28%) Confluence
3 3 (3.70%) CMS
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Kentico
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Intranet
1 1 (1.23%) DHCP
1 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.23%) VPN
1 1 (1.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle OLAP
2 6 (7.41%) OLAP
2 6 (7.41%) Essbase
3 5 (6.17%) MS Access
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.23%) MySQL
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) JIRA
1 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
1 12 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (12.35%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.64%) FinalBuilder
4 6 (7.41%) RequisitePro
5 5 (6.17%) Log4Net
6 3 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.47%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.23%) NUnit
8 1 (1.23%) MSI
8 1 (1.23%) AdminStudio
8 1 (1.23%) Selenium
8 1 (1.23%) Subversion
8 1 (1.23%) FxCop
8 1 (1.23%) StyleCop
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.17%) Back Office
4 3 (3.70%) Legal
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Publishing
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Automotive
6 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Analyst
2 26 (32.10%) Developer
3 14 (17.28%) .NET Developer
4 12 (14.81%) Configuration Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Administrator
8 4 (4.94%) Programmer
8 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Information Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Systems Programmer
10 2 (2.47%) Systems Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Excel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (70.37%) .NET
2 32 (39.51%) ASP.NET
3 15 (18.52%) XML
4 12 (14.81%) HTML
5 11 (13.58%) .NET Framework
6 10 (12.35%) WCF
7 7 (8.64%) J2EE
8 6 (7.41%) CSS
8 6 (7.41%) Web Services
9 5 (6.17%) MSMQ
10 4 (4.94%) jQuery
11 3 (3.70%) Middleware
12 2 (2.47%) LINQ
12 2 (2.47%) XHTML
13 1 (1.23%) XSL
13 1 (1.23%) XSLT
13 1 (1.23%) ODBC
13 1 (1.23%) Visualforce
13 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
13 1 (1.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.70%) NHS
4 2 (2.47%) CMDB
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) FMCG
5 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.23%) Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) Configuration Management
2 11 (13.58%) Use Case
3 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.11%) SOA
4 9 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.41%) System Testing
7 6 (7.41%) ETL
8 5 (6.17%) MVC
8 5 (6.17%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.94%) DevOps
9 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.94%) Scrum
10 3 (3.70%) Project Management
10 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.70%) CRM
10 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.15%) C#
2 30 (37.04%) SQL
3 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
4 12 (14.81%) VB6
5 11 (13.58%) VB.NET
6 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.17%) Java
7 5 (6.17%) VBScript
8 3 (3.70%) VBA
9 2 (2.47%) C++
9 2 (2.47%) PHP
10 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.23%) C
10 1 (1.23%) VC++
10 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) APMP
4 2 (2.47%) HNC
4 2 (2.47%) HND
5 1 (1.23%) MCP
5 1 (1.23%) OCP
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (8.64%) Puppet
3 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Oracle
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) SAP
4 4 (4.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.23%) AppSense
5 1 (1.23%) Teradata
5 1 (1.23%) Remedy
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) Sybase
5 1 (1.23%) Cognos
5 1 (1.23%) Siebel
5 1 (1.23%) IBM
5 1 (1.23%) Actuate
5 1 (1.23%) CA
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.23%) EPiServer