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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 43 42 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 12 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.53% 1.52% 4.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.38% 4.32% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
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£325 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £37.78 £9.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+319.72% -75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £9.00 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.16 £21.80 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -14.19%
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
188 162 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 39.58% 35.06% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.14 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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 - 3 - -
Harlow - 1 £350 - 1
Brentwood - - - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 20 (54.05%) CSS
2 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 19 (51.35%) HTML
4 17 (45.95%) VB6
5 15 (40.54%) .NET
5 15 (40.54%) Windows
6 13 (35.14%) Oracle
6 13 (35.14%) C#
6 13 (35.14%) VBA
6 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
7 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
8 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
8 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
9 10 (27.03%) Ingres
9 10 (27.03%) XML
9 10 (27.03%) J2EE
9 10 (27.03%) Essbase
9 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (24.32%) Use Case
10 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
10 9 (24.32%) RequisitePro
11 8 (21.62%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (21.62%) HTML5
11 8 (21.62%) LINQ
12 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
12 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (18.92%) MVVM
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.41%) Documentum
2 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.03%) Ingres
2 10 (27.03%) Essbase
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (16.22%) DTS
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) RequisitePro
2 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) VB Developer
3 9 (24.32%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) VB6 Developer
6 3 (8.11%) WPF Developer
7 2 (5.41%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Release Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) CSS
2 19 (51.35%) HTML
3 15 (40.54%) .NET
4 10 (27.03%) J2EE
4 10 (27.03%) XML
5 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
6 8 (21.62%) HTML5
6 8 (21.62%) LINQ
7 7 (18.92%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (18.92%) JSON
7 7 (18.92%) WPF
8 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
9 5 (13.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (5.41%) Ajax
10 2 (5.41%) XHTML
10 2 (5.41%) jQuery
11 1 (2.70%) Middleware
11 1 (2.70%) LINQ to SQL
11 1 (2.70%) Castle Windsor
11 1 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Use Case
2 8 (21.62%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
3 7 (18.92%) SOA
3 7 (18.92%) Kanban
3 7 (18.92%) MVVM
3 7 (18.92%) TDD
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) ITSM
5 2 (5.41%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Release Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Process Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.70%) ERP
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) VB6
2 13 (35.14%) VBA
2 13 (35.14%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) XAML
4 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.11%) ABAP
4 3 (8.11%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) DevExpress
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) NetApp
6 2 (5.41%) Wyse
7 1 (2.70%) Actuate
7 1 (2.70%) Cognos
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
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