The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the East of England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 90 91 73
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 54 34 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.82% 1.42% 2.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.68% 3.72% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £420 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £325 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £317
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Average hourly rate £30.55 £25.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.18% -27.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £19.25 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.29 £28.98 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -1.09%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1153 915 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.83% 38.28% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 466 624
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 87 142
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Essex +9 21 £350 -26.31% 6
Hertfordshire +4 12 £300 -28.57% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £270 -36.47% 5
Bedfordshire -17 7 £425 +9.67% 1
Norfolk -7 5 £325 - 4
Suffolk -20 2 £220 - 1
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 45 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 41 (39.05%) Windows
3 40 (38.10%) .NET
4 38 (36.19%) VB6
5 33 (31.43%) SQL Server
6 29 (27.62%) CSS
6 29 (27.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (24.76%) Windows 7
7 26 (24.76%) Oracle
7 26 (24.76%) VBScript
7 26 (24.76%) MS Excel
8 25 (23.81%) C#
8 25 (23.81%) HTML
9 23 (21.90%) SQL
9 23 (21.90%) PowerShell
10 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
10 22 (20.95%) XML
11 21 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
13 18 (17.14%) ASP.NET
14 17 (16.19%) VBA
15 16 (15.24%) J2EE
16 13 (12.38%) Systems Analysis
17 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (11.43%) Migration
17 12 (11.43%) Essbase
17 12 (11.43%) Git (software)
17 12 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
17 12 (11.43%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (11.43%) IIS
2 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.81%) Confluence
5 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.90%) Documentum
8 1 (0.95%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) JCAPS
Applications
1 26 (24.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) assyst
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) DHCP
1 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.81%) DNS
1 4 (3.81%) SAN
1 4 (3.81%) NAS
1 4 (3.81%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) LAN
3 1 (0.95%) SMS
3 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) Ingres
2 12 (11.43%) Essbase
2 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (6.67%) DTS
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.86%) MS Access
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.90%) MySQL
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.95%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 12 (11.43%) Git (software)
1 12 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (10.48%) RequisitePro
2 11 (10.48%) JIRA
3 8 (7.62%) MSI
4 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.81%) AdminStudio
6 3 (2.86%) Log4Net
6 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.86%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.90%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.95%) Subversion
8 1 (0.95%) FxCop
8 1 (0.95%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.95%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.95%) FinalBuilder
General
1 11 (10.48%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Back Office
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.95%) Automotive
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Publishing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (51.43%) Developer
2 23 (21.90%) VB Developer
3 22 (20.95%) Analyst
4 16 (15.24%) .NET Developer
5 13 (12.38%) VB6 Developer
6 9 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Configuration Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Technical Services Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Information Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Applications Packager
10 3 (2.86%) Development Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Access Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (38.10%) .NET
2 29 (27.62%) CSS
3 25 (23.81%) HTML
4 22 (20.95%) XML
5 18 (17.14%) ASP.NET
6 16 (15.24%) J2EE
7 9 (8.57%) .NET Framework
8 8 (7.62%) XSLT
8 8 (7.62%) LINQ
8 8 (7.62%) HTML5
9 7 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (6.67%) WPF
9 7 (6.67%) XSL
9 7 (6.67%) JSON
10 5 (4.76%) Web Services
11 4 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (3.81%) WCF
12 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (2.86%) jQuery
12 3 (2.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) NHS
2 3 (2.86%) Replication
2 3 (2.86%) CMDB
3 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.90%) Clustering
3 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.05%) Windows
2 29 (27.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (24.76%) Windows 7
4 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.67%) UNIX
7 5 (4.76%) Linux
8 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.38%) Systems Analysis
2 12 (11.43%) Migration
3 11 (10.48%) Use Case
3 11 (10.48%) ITIL
4 10 (9.52%) SOA
5 8 (7.62%) OO
6 7 (6.67%) TDD
6 7 (6.67%) MVVM
6 7 (6.67%) Kanban
7 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.71%) OOP
7 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.81%) CRM
8 4 (3.81%) Release Management
8 4 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.86%) Test Automation
9 3 (2.86%) DevOps
9 3 (2.86%) Project Management
10 2 (1.90%) Service Management
10 2 (1.90%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.19%) VB6
2 26 (24.76%) VBScript
3 25 (23.81%) C#
4 23 (21.90%) SQL
4 23 (21.90%) PowerShell
5 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
6 17 (16.19%) VBA
7 11 (10.48%) VB.NET
8 8 (7.62%) Java
9 7 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.67%) XAML
10 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.76%) Perl
11 3 (2.86%) PHP
11 3 (2.86%) ABAP
12 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.90%) C
12 2 (1.90%) C++
12 2 (1.90%) Delphi
13 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) APMP
3 2 (1.90%) MCSE
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) HL7
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 45 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.76%) Oracle
3 8 (7.62%) Citrix
4 7 (6.67%) NetApp
5 6 (5.71%) HP
5 6 (5.71%) VMware
6 5 (4.76%) DevExpress
6 5 (4.76%) EMC
7 4 (3.81%) CommVault
7 4 (3.81%) AppSense
7 4 (3.81%) WatchGuard
8 3 (2.86%) CA
8 3 (2.86%) SAP
9 2 (1.90%) Dell
9 2 (1.90%) Wyse
10 1 (0.95%) Lotus
10 1 (0.95%) McAfee
10 1 (0.95%) Actuate
10 1 (0.95%) Sybase
10 1 (0.95%) Business Objects
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