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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 61 40 54
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing VB 6 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.80% 2.96% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 7.87% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £319 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.76% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.09 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -23.26%
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
243 254 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.31% 37.57% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 132 136
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +85.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 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
Stevenage -1 3 £325 -27.77%
Royston - 2 £350 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 6 (42.86%) Wonderware
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) ArchestrA
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) VBScript
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
5 3 (21.43%) Kindle
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
6 2 (14.29%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) SCADA
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) GxP
7 1 (7.14%) Publishing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 5 (35.71%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 6 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Applications Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Process Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) VB Developer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Kindle
3 2 (14.29%) SCADA
4 1 (7.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Entry
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) VB6
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Wonderware
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (7.14%) Varonis
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) NetIQ
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle