The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 47 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 12 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.85% 2.52% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.98% 6.38% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £293 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £350 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £37.78 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +319.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -27.05%
VB
East of 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 Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
241 188 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.19% 39.41% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 98 71
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £25.00 £9.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Essex region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Essex region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VB
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
Brentwood - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £330 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 7 (41.18%) MSI
2 7 (41.18%) Wyse
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 7 (41.18%) XenDesktop
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) VB6
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
6 2 (11.76%) VBScript
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) Cognos
6 2 (11.76%) CODA
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 2 (11.76%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (5.88%) Kanban
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (11.76%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.88%) DTS
2 1 (5.88%) ProClarity
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) VB Developer
3 2 (11.76%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
4 1 (5.88%) GUI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
4 1 (5.88%) UI Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Engineering Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) WPF
2 1 (5.88%) LINQ
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.76%) TDD
1 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
2 1 (5.88%) Kanban
2 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
2 1 (5.88%) MVVM
2 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
2 1 (5.88%) BDD
2 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) SOA
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) VB6
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) VBScript
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) XAML
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (41.18%) XenDesktop
1 7 (41.18%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Wyse
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Cognos
3 2 (11.76%) CODA
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (5.88%) VMware