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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 115 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 24 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.80% 1.79% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.25% 4.74% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 9
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.55 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +22.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -19.68%
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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
1068 1096 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 35.58% 37.77% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 646 485
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 62 93
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £26.09 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 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 3 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 -12 11 £313 -10.71% 6
Essex -26 5 £300 -14.28% 3
Suffolk +20 4 £550 +150.00%
Bedfordshire +7 2 £420 - 3
Norfolk -4 1 £375 +15.38%
Cambridgeshire -10 1 - - 4
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 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 36 (75.00%) .NET
2 26 (54.17%) C#
2 26 (54.17%) Windows
3 25 (52.08%) SQL Server
4 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
5 17 (35.42%) XML
6 16 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 15 (31.25%) ADO
8 13 (27.08%) Client/Server
9 12 (25.00%) SDLC
10 11 (22.92%) SQL
11 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
11 10 (20.83%) N-Tier
11 10 (20.83%) Process Management
11 10 (20.83%) VB6
12 9 (18.75%) Document Management
12 9 (18.75%) Kofax
13 8 (16.67%) Documentum
13 8 (16.67%) EMC
13 8 (16.67%) VB.NET
13 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (16.67%) Content Management
13 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (14.58%) Business Process Improvement
14 7 (14.58%) Process Improvement
14 7 (14.58%) Finance
14 7 (14.58%) Manufacturing
15 6 (12.50%) VBScript
15 6 (12.50%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (16.67%) Documentum
2 5 (10.42%) ArchestrA
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.25%) CMS
5 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Tridion
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Rackspace Cloud
1 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) LDAP
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) SNMP
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.08%) SAN
1 1 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (52.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.17%) DTS
5 1 (2.08%) ProClarity
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.08%) MS Access
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
2 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.08%) MSI
5 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) Selenium
5 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.08%) GCC
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
1 7 (14.58%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Architect
2 14 (29.17%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) AWS Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) IT Architect
6 3 (6.25%) VB Developer
6 3 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Process Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.08%) EDI Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) EDI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (75.00%) .NET
2 17 (35.42%) XML
3 16 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 15 (31.25%) ADO
5 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 2 (4.17%) HTML
8 1 (2.08%) MFC
8 1 (2.08%) CSS
8 1 (2.08%) SOAP
8 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
8 1 (2.08%) WCF
8 1 (2.08%) WPF
8 1 (2.08%) Qt
8 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.08%) REST
8 1 (2.08%) EDI
8 1 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Client/Server
2 10 (20.83%) N-Tier
3 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Kindle
5 2 (4.17%) SCADA
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) FMCG
6 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) SDLC
2 10 (20.83%) Process Management
3 9 (18.75%) Document Management
4 8 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 8 (16.67%) Content Management
5 7 (14.58%) Process Improvement
5 7 (14.58%) Business Process Improvement
6 6 (12.50%) OO
7 5 (10.42%) OOD
8 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.25%) ERP
9 3 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 3 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
10 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.17%) ETL
10 2 (4.17%) ITIL
10 2 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) C#
2 11 (22.92%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) VB6
4 8 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.50%) VBScript
6 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.25%) Perl
8 3 (6.25%) Java
8 3 (6.25%) VBA
8 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.17%) C
9 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.17%) C++
10 1 (2.08%) PHP
10 1 (2.08%) X++
10 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) MCP
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) HND
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.08%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Kofax
3 8 (16.67%) EMC
4 6 (12.50%) Wonderware
5 2 (4.17%) OpenText
5 2 (4.17%) Allen-Bradley
5 2 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Perforce
6 1 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.08%) NetApp
6 1 (2.08%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.08%) Varonis
6 1 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
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