The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 52 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 16 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.98% 1.77% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.57% 4.13% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £175 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £139 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £316 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
287 339 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.43% 42.75% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 220 116
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 15
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £16.00 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £131.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Hemel Hempstead +8 6 £300 +13.20% 1
Welwyn Garden City -5 4 £300 -
Stevenage -7 3 - -
Letchworth - 1 £338 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) VB6
4 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 6 (27.27%) SNMP
4 6 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 6 (27.27%) NetIQ
5 5 (22.73%) CA
5 5 (22.73%) Validation
5 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (22.73%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (22.73%) Subversion
5 5 (22.73%) e-Health
6 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
6 4 (18.18%) C
6 4 (18.18%) C++
6 4 (18.18%) Perl
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
7 3 (13.64%) Simulink
7 3 (13.64%) Signal Processing
7 3 (13.64%) Monte Carlo Method
7 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
7 3 (13.64%) SDLC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (9.09%) ArchestrA
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Simulink
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) SNMP
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Subversion
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.55%) MSI
3 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.55%) GCC
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Process Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Data Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) RF Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.55%) VB Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) WinForms
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
3 1 (4.55%) Qt
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) e-Health
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.09%) SCADA
3 2 (9.09%) Data Extraction
4 1 (4.55%) FMCG
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) FreeBSD
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Validation
2 3 (13.64%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
2 3 (13.64%) Monte Carlo Method
2 3 (13.64%) Signal Processing
2 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (13.64%) SDLC
3 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Process Management
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) UML
4 1 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) VB6
3 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 6 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 4 (18.18%) C
4 4 (18.18%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
6 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
7 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.55%) C#
7 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.55%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) NetIQ
2 5 (22.73%) CA
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Wonderware
4 2 (9.09%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (4.55%) Varonis
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Perforce