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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 57 39 65
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Contract jobs citing VB 17 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.98% 2.43% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.59% 6.45% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Average daily rate
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£175 £420 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +59.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £320 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £428 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-19.76% -9.09%
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
370 186 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 43.17% 37.65% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 105 221
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £41.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.09% +11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £62.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 - 4 - - 1
Hitchin -5 2 £350 +27.27%
Welwyn Garden City -6 1 - -
Watford - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) VB6
5 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) MS Office
6 5 (17.86%) MS Access
6 5 (17.86%) Linux
6 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (14.29%) WatchGuard
7 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 4 (14.29%) NAS
7 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 4 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
7 4 (14.29%) Replication
7 4 (14.29%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) SAN
7 4 (14.29%) CommVault
7 4 (14.29%) NetApp
7 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (14.29%) UNIX
7 4 (14.29%) SharePoint

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
1 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.57%) Kentico
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.57%) JCAPS
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) SAN
1 4 (14.29%) NAS
1 4 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MS Access
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.57%) DTS
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) FxCop
2 1 (3.57%) StyleCop
2 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) VB Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Access Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Excel Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) MI Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Database Manager
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) CSS
2 3 (10.71%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) XSL
2 3 (10.71%) XSLT
3 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) LINQ
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) POCO
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Replication
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) NHS
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Logistics
3 2 (7.14%) MVC
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.14%) Analytics
3 2 (7.14%) ERP
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.14%) OOP
3 2 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.57%) Code Coverage
4 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
4 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) VB6
3 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.29%) Perl
3 4 (14.29%) VBScript
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.57%) VBA
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) Delphi
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) CommVault
2 4 (14.29%) NetApp
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) WatchGuard
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
4 2 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) EPiServer
5 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
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