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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 54 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 2 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 0.96% 3.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.30% 2.38% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 14
Average daily rate £320 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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
154 210 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.81% 40.15% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 111 136
Average daily rate £350 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 22
Average hourly rate £35.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.38 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) MSI
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (50.00%) AppSense
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (50.00%) Wyse
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) VB Developer
2 1 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB6
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) AppSense
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Wyse