The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 22 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 1 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.79% 8.89% 8.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 16.44% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £54.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -14.19%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Programming Languages Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 73 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 40.94% 54.07% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 22
Average daily rate £325 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
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 Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Guildford region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Guildford region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

VB
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Planview

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Planview