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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 53 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 5 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.94% 2.96% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.37% 8.30% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 3
Average daily rate
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- £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
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
211 241 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 39.66% 35.70% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 115 69
Average daily rate £370 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 33
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £26.50 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 1 May 2015. 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
Brentwood - 2 - - 1
Chelmsford - 2 - - 3
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
2 5 (62.50%) VB6
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) VB Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (12.50%) EDI Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) EDI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) EDI Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
1 5 (62.50%) VB6
2 3 (37.50%) VBA
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) OCP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
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