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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 2 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.39% 0.67% 3.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.04% 1.80% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
193 167 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.62% 37.19% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 88 120
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 35
Average hourly rate £44.00 £39.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.85 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) XenDesktop
3 8 (61.54%) vSphere
3 8 (61.54%) SCCM
3 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
3 8 (61.54%) DNS
3 8 (61.54%) MSI
3 8 (61.54%) Wyse
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) CODA
6 2 (15.38%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Cognos
6 2 (15.38%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
7 1 (7.69%) Front Office
7 1 (7.69%) VB6
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (7.69%) XenApp
7 1 (7.69%) XenServer
7 1 (7.69%) Multithreading

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (15.38%) Cognos Planning
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MSI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
1 2 (15.38%) Cognos Support
1 2 (15.38%) Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Team Leader
2 1 (7.69%) Development Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
2 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
2 1 (7.69%) VB Developer
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
1 1 (7.69%) Migration
1 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
1 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) VB6
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
1 9 (69.23%) XenDesktop
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (61.54%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Wyse
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) CODA
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) VMware