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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 45 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 11 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.25% 1.82% 4.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.05% 5.29% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
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£295 £363 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.68% +45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £37.39 £9.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+315.41% -75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £9.00 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.98 £23.80 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
218 170 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.58% 34.41% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 79 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £253 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 27
Average hourly rate £33.73 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.88% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.09 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
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 19 September 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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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
Basildon +2 3 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) Oracle
2 13 (41.94%) .NET
2 13 (41.94%) CSS
3 12 (38.71%) HTML
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) C#
5 10 (32.26%) J2EE
5 10 (32.26%) Essbase
5 10 (32.26%) VB6
6 9 (29.03%) Use Case
6 9 (29.03%) VBA
6 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (29.03%) RequisitePro
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
8 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
9 6 (19.35%) XML
9 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
9 6 (19.35%) Ingres
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
10 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) HTML5
10 5 (16.13%) LINQ
10 5 (16.13%) DTS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Documentum
2 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) Essbase
3 6 (19.35%) Ingres
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (16.13%) DTS
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) RequisitePro
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
4 5 (16.13%) VB Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.23%) ABAP Developer
7 1 (3.23%) VBA Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Developer
7 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) .NET
1 13 (41.94%) CSS
2 12 (38.71%) HTML
3 10 (32.26%) J2EE
4 6 (19.35%) XML
4 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.13%) HTML5
5 5 (16.13%) LINQ
6 4 (12.90%) JSON
6 4 (12.90%) WPF
6 4 (12.90%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (12.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (6.45%) jQuery
8 1 (3.23%) Ajax
8 1 (3.23%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (3.23%) CSS3
8 1 (3.23%) Autofac
8 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Use Case
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) SOA
3 4 (12.90%) Kanban
3 4 (12.90%) MVVM
3 4 (12.90%) TDD
3 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Process Management
5 2 (6.45%) Release Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C#
1 10 (32.26%) VB6
2 9 (29.03%) VBA
2 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) XAML
5 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.68%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.68%) ABAP
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) VC++
7 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) DevExpress
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
5 2 (6.45%) NetApp
5 2 (6.45%) Wyse
6 1 (3.23%) Actuate
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.23%) Cognos