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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 118 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 8 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.83% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 2.38% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 17
Average daily rate £410 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £297 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £70.00 £20.93 £32.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+234.44% -35.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
834 884 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.55% 35.01% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 496 516
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 68 86
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £25.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bedfordshire +14 6 £435 +1.16% 1
Essex -6 2 £350 +7.69% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
3 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) vSphere
4 9 (29.03%) DNS
4 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
4 9 (29.03%) XenDesktop
4 9 (29.03%) SCCM
5 8 (25.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) .NET
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
5 8 (25.81%) MSI
5 8 (25.81%) Wyse
6 6 (19.35%) VB6
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) Migration
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.90%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) VBScript
8 4 (12.90%) Citrix
8 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.90%) XenApp
8 4 (12.90%) VMware
9 3 (9.68%) Clustering
9 3 (9.68%) e-Health
9 3 (9.68%) Windows 2000 Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (6.45%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) SNMP
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MSI
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.45%) Cognos Support
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) VB Developer
4 2 (6.45%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (6.45%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) ADO
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) e-Health
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.23%) Reinsurance
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (16.13%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) Validation
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) OOD
5 1 (3.23%) Process Management
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) VB6
4 4 (12.90%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) VBScript
5 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) C-shell
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) vSphere
2 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) XenDesktop
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (12.90%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
1 8 (25.81%) Wyse
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) CA
3 3 (9.68%) NetApp
3 3 (9.68%) NetIQ
4 2 (6.45%) CODA
4 2 (6.45%) Cognos
5 1 (3.23%) AppSense
5 1 (3.23%) Kofax