The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 47 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 6 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.37% 1.72% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.44% 4.66% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £275 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% +24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £220 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £485 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £32.00 - £37.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.47%
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
135 236 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.82% 36.93% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 134 98
Median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £27.80 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 2 £240 -
Chelmsford +5 1 £475 +43.93%
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for VB.

1 7 (63.64%) MS Office
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
3 5 (45.45%) MS Access
3 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
3 5 (45.45%) ITSM
3 5 (45.45%) Essbase
3 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Time Management
3 5 (45.45%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) COBOL
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) Infor
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (18.18%) Document Management
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) VB6
6 2 (18.18%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
6 2 (18.18%) Yammer
6 2 (18.18%) Case Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
1 7 (63.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (18.18%) Cognos Planning
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
1 2 (18.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Essbase
1 5 (45.45%) MS Access
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
4 2 (18.18%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) ICT Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Development Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
5 1 (9.09%) VB Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
1 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) ITSM
2 5 (45.45%) Release Management
2 5 (45.45%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Case Management
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Data Management
3 2 (18.18%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) COBOL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VB6
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CODA
2 2 (18.18%) Cognos
2 2 (18.18%) Infor
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Altiris
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Wyse