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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 46 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 8 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.67% 0.77% 3.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.32% 2.48% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 12
Median daily rate £275 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £300 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.25 - £35.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 - £35.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 - £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.92%
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
185 202 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 38.62% 31.27% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 117 95
Median daily rate £313 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.54% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 26
Median hourly rate £33.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £37.45 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Chelmsford +9 2 £425 +41.66%
Basildon - 2 £240 -
Colchester - 1 - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Access
2 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (33.33%) ITSM
2 3 (33.33%) Essbase
2 3 (33.33%) VB6
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CODA
4 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (11.11%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (11.11%) MSI

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 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
1 1 (11.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Essbase
1 3 (33.33%) MS Access
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) VB Developer
2 2 (22.22%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VB Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) VB6 Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) ITSM
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Case Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) VB6
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) HND
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Altiris
2 1 (11.11%) AppSense
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) CODA
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos
2 1 (11.11%) Infor
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Wyse