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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 94 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 50 41 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 1.72% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.28% 4.43% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 36
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +30.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £323 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £421 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 8
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 £15.80 £31.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.29 £28.12 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-2.72% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1169 925 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.62% 38.88% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 475 619
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
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 82 141
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.44 £22.50
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 30 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 30 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 +10 21 £350 -12.50% 1
Bedfordshire -21 9 £425 +16.43% 1
Hertfordshire -5 7 £250 -40.47% 5
Norfolk -5 6 £325 -7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 5 - - 5
Suffolk -19 2 £220 -41.33% 1
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 42 (40.00%) .NET
3 41 (39.05%) Windows
4 37 (35.24%) VB6
5 33 (31.43%) SQL Server
6 31 (29.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (27.62%) CSS
8 28 (26.67%) C#
9 26 (24.76%) MS Excel
9 26 (24.76%) Windows 7
10 25 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 25 (23.81%) HTML
10 25 (23.81%) Oracle
11 23 (21.90%) VBScript
12 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
12 22 (20.95%) XML
13 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 21 (20.00%) Active Directory
14 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
15 19 (18.10%) SQL
16 17 (16.19%) VBA
17 16 (15.24%) J2EE
18 14 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
18 14 (13.33%) IIS
19 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 13 (12.38%) JIRA
19 13 (12.38%) Systems Analysis
20 12 (11.43%) Essbase

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 14 (13.33%) IIS
2 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.71%) Confluence
3 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.90%) CMS
7 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.90%) Documentum
7 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) ColdFusion
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 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) NAS
1 4 (3.81%) SAN
1 4 (3.81%) DHCP
1 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.81%) DNS
1 4 (3.81%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.95%) LAN
3 1 (0.95%) SMS
3 1 (0.95%) WAN
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) Essbase
2 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (11.43%) Ingres
3 7 (6.67%) DTS
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.86%) MS Access
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.90%) MySQL
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.95%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.38%) JIRA
3 11 (10.48%) RequisitePro
4 8 (7.62%) MSI
5 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.81%) AdminStudio
7 3 (2.86%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.86%) FinalBuilder
7 3 (2.86%) Log4Net
8 2 (1.90%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.95%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.95%) FxCop
9 1 (0.95%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Back Office
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.95%) Publishing
4 1 (0.95%) Automotive
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (51.43%) Developer
2 23 (21.90%) Analyst
2 23 (21.90%) VB Developer
3 16 (15.24%) .NET Developer
4 13 (12.38%) VB6 Developer
5 9 (8.57%) C# Developer
5 9 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Configuration Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Technical Services Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Information Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Applications Packager
10 3 (2.86%) WPF Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Software Configuration Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (40.00%) .NET
2 29 (27.62%) CSS
3 25 (23.81%) HTML
4 22 (20.95%) XML
5 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 16 (15.24%) J2EE
7 9 (8.57%) .NET Framework
8 8 (7.62%) HTML5
8 8 (7.62%) LINQ
8 8 (7.62%) XSLT
9 7 (6.67%) XSL
9 7 (6.67%) WPF
9 7 (6.67%) JSON
9 7 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (4.76%) Web Services
11 4 (3.81%) WCF
11 4 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (2.86%) MSMQ
12 3 (2.86%) COM
12 3 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) NHS
2 3 (2.86%) CMDB
2 3 (2.86%) Replication
3 2 (1.90%) Clustering
3 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.05%) Windows
2 31 (29.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (24.76%) Windows 7
4 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 13 (12.38%) 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 NT
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.38%) Systems Analysis
2 12 (11.43%) Migration
3 11 (10.48%) ITIL
3 11 (10.48%) Use Case
4 10 (9.52%) SOA
5 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
5 8 (7.62%) OO
6 7 (6.67%) Kanban
6 7 (6.67%) MVVM
6 7 (6.67%) TDD
7 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.71%) OOP
8 4 (3.81%) CRM
8 4 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.86%) DevOps
9 3 (2.86%) Project Management
9 3 (2.86%) Release Management
10 2 (1.90%) Business Analysis
10 2 (1.90%) Validation
10 2 (1.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.24%) VB6
2 28 (26.67%) C#
3 25 (23.81%) PowerShell
4 23 (21.90%) VBScript
5 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
6 19 (18.10%) SQL
7 17 (16.19%) VBA
8 11 (10.48%) VB.NET
9 8 (7.62%) Java
10 7 (6.67%) XAML
11 5 (4.76%) Perl
11 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.86%) ABAP
13 3 (2.86%) PHP
14 2 (1.90%) C++
14 2 (1.90%) Delphi
14 2 (1.90%) C
15 1 (0.95%) Python
15 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Degree
4 2 (1.90%) APMP
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.95%) HNC
5 1 (0.95%) HND
5 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) HL7
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 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.81%) Oracle
3 8 (7.62%) Citrix
4 7 (6.67%) NetApp
5 6 (5.71%) VMware
5 6 (5.71%) HP
6 5 (4.76%) DevExpress
6 5 (4.76%) EMC
7 4 (3.81%) AppSense
7 4 (3.81%) WatchGuard
7 4 (3.81%) CommVault
7 4 (3.81%) SAP
8 3 (2.86%) CA
9 2 (1.90%) Wyse
9 2 (1.90%) Dell
9 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.95%) Becrypt
10 1 (0.95%) Cognos
10 1 (0.95%) Cisco
10 1 (0.95%) IBM
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