The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 11 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.63% 1.62% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 3.85% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £420 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +59.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £325 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -3.27%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
267 260 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 39.67% 42.21% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 137 199
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
Hitchin - 2 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £350 -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) VB6
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) VBScript
3 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
4 8 (27.59%) QA
4 8 (27.59%) CSS
4 8 (27.59%) XML
4 8 (27.59%) IIS
4 8 (27.59%) .NET
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
5 7 (24.14%) XSL
5 7 (24.14%) XSLT
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL
5 7 (24.14%) OO
5 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
5 7 (24.14%) JIRA
6 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.69%) OOP
7 5 (17.24%) Linux
7 5 (17.24%) Perl
7 5 (17.24%) HP
7 5 (17.24%) NetApp
7 5 (17.24%) VMware
7 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
8 4 (13.79%) NAS
8 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (27.59%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.45%) JCAPS
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
1 4 (13.79%) NAS
1 4 (13.79%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MS Access
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) DTS
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) FxCop
3 1 (3.45%) StyleCop
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) VB Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Services Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Access Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.90%) VBA Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) XML
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
1 8 (27.59%) CSS
2 7 (24.14%) XSL
2 7 (24.14%) XSLT
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) COM+
4 2 (6.90%) Middleware
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
5 1 (3.45%) LINQ
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) POCO
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.45%) Classic ASP
5 1 (3.45%) JSP
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
1 3 (10.34%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
1 7 (24.14%) OO
2 6 (20.69%) OOP
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.45%) Code Coverage
6 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Scrum
6 1 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) VB6
2 9 (31.03%) VBScript
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
5 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
5 5 (17.24%) Perl
6 4 (13.79%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) C#
8 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
8 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
8 2 (6.90%) VBA
9 1 (3.45%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) APMP
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) NetApp
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) WatchGuard
3 4 (13.79%) CommVault
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) Sybase
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
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