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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 106 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 26 63 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.94% 2.12% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 5.67% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 14
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£550 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £30.55 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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
933 1112 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.83% 37.43% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 622 469
Average daily rate £350 £351 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 94
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £26.09 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Suffolk - 15 £550 - 4
Hertfordshire -16 5 £350 - 8
Essex -19 5 £300 -25.00% 8
Bedfordshire +4 1 £420 - 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (76.74%) .NET
2 25 (58.14%) C#
3 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
4 22 (51.16%) Windows
5 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
6 19 (44.19%) XML
7 16 (37.21%) .NET Framework
8 15 (34.88%) ADO
9 13 (30.23%) Client/Server
10 12 (27.91%) SQL
11 10 (23.26%) N-Tier
12 9 (20.93%) Process Management
12 9 (20.93%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (20.93%) Kofax
12 9 (20.93%) Document Management
13 8 (18.60%) Content Management
13 8 (18.60%) Finance
13 8 (18.60%) Manufacturing
13 8 (18.60%) EMC
13 8 (18.60%) Documentum
14 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
14 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
14 7 (16.28%) VB6
14 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (16.28%) Business Process Improvement
14 7 (16.28%) Process Improvement
14 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (13.95%) Wonderware
15 6 (13.95%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (18.60%) Documentum
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.63%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) NAS
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) MS Access
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) DTS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) OLAP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
1 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
1 8 (18.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Architect
2 12 (27.91%) Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) AWS Architect
5 4 (9.30%) IT Architect
6 3 (6.98%) VB Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.65%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Process Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (76.74%) .NET
2 19 (44.19%) XML
3 16 (37.21%) .NET Framework
4 15 (34.88%) ADO
5 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.98%) Web Services
6 3 (6.98%) HTML
7 1 (2.33%) WCF
7 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Client/Server
2 10 (23.26%) N-Tier
3 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Kindle
5 2 (4.65%) SCADA
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) FMCG
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Process Management
1 9 (20.93%) Systems Analysis
1 9 (20.93%) Document Management
2 8 (18.60%) Content Management
3 7 (16.28%) Business Process Improvement
3 7 (16.28%) Process Improvement
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) OOD
5 5 (11.63%) OO
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.98%) ERP
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.65%) ITIL
7 2 (4.65%) ETL
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) C#
2 12 (27.91%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) VB6
4 6 (13.95%) VBScript
5 5 (11.63%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.30%) VBA
6 4 (9.30%) Java
7 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) X++
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) MCP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) OCP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.65%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Samba
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Kofax
3 8 (18.60%) EMC
4 6 (13.95%) Wonderware
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (4.65%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) OpenText
7 1 (2.33%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.33%) IBM
7 1 (2.33%) Varonis
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