The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Essex 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 31 43 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 21 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.26% 2.16% 4.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.57% 5.24% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +79.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £218 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £550 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -22.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £25.00 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.81 £25.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -3.27%
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
167 191 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 33.87% 41.34% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 102 81
Average daily rate £350 £295 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 33
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.41 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.23 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.20 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 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
Brentwood -3 2 £236 -57.13%
Harlow - 2 £350 -
Colchester - 1 £450 -
Chelmsford - - - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 21 (48.84%) CSS
2 21 (48.84%) VB6
3 20 (46.51%) HTML
4 19 (44.19%) Windows
5 17 (39.53%) Oracle
6 15 (34.88%) VBA
6 15 (34.88%) .NET
6 15 (34.88%) Windows 7
7 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
8 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
8 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
9 12 (27.91%) Ingres
9 12 (27.91%) XML
9 12 (27.91%) J2EE
9 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (27.91%) Essbase
10 11 (25.58%) Use Case
10 11 (25.58%) C#
10 11 (25.58%) RequisitePro
11 10 (23.26%) Systems Analysis
12 8 (18.60%) HTML5
12 8 (18.60%) SQL
12 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
13 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
13 7 (16.28%) SOA
13 7 (16.28%) MVVM
13 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.65%) Documentum
2 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DHCP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (27.91%) Ingres
2 12 (27.91%) Essbase
2 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (13.95%) DTS
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) RequisitePro
2 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.33%) MSI
4 1 (2.33%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Automotive
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) VB Developer
4 8 (18.60%) .NET Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Business Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) C# Developer
6 5 (11.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) VB6 Developer
8 3 (6.98%) WPF Developer
8 3 (6.98%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Release Manager
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Support Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
10 1 (2.33%) Architect
10 1 (2.33%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) CSS
2 20 (46.51%) HTML
3 15 (34.88%) .NET
4 12 (27.91%) J2EE
4 12 (27.91%) XML
5 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
5 8 (18.60%) HTML5
6 7 (16.28%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (16.28%) JSON
6 7 (16.28%) WPF
6 7 (16.28%) LINQ
7 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.65%) jQuery
9 2 (4.65%) Silverlight
9 2 (4.65%) WinForms
9 2 (4.65%) Ajax
9 2 (4.65%) XHTML
10 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Windows 7
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Use Case
2 10 (23.26%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (16.28%) Kanban
3 7 (16.28%) MVVM
3 7 (16.28%) TDD
3 7 (16.28%) SOA
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) Release Management
5 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.65%) ITSM
5 2 (4.65%) Service Management
5 2 (4.65%) Process Management
5 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) VB6
2 15 (34.88%) VBA
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.58%) C#
5 8 (18.60%) SQL
6 7 (16.28%) XAML
7 5 (11.63%) VB.NET
8 3 (6.98%) ABAP
8 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.98%) Java
8 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.65%) PHP
9 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.65%) VBScript
10 1 (2.33%) Python
10 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (39.53%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) DevExpress
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix
5 3 (6.98%) SAP
6 2 (4.65%) Dell
6 2 (4.65%) EMC
6 2 (4.65%) NetApp
6 2 (4.65%) Wyse
7 1 (2.33%) Actuate
7 1 (2.33%) Cognos
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
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