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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 51 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 17 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.21% 1.41% 3.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.94% 3.42% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
Average daily rate £400 £288 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £258 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £370 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
286 263 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 37.14% 41.16% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 160 172
Average daily rate £360 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -8.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 3 £450 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - - 1
Watford - 1 £340 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Tring - - - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (45.00%) SC Cleared
2 18 (45.00%) VBScript
2 18 (45.00%) Windows
3 16 (40.00%) VB6
4 15 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 15 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (32.50%) HTML
7 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
8 11 (27.50%) .NET
8 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
9 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 8 (20.00%) XML
12 7 (17.50%) SQL
13 6 (15.00%) IIS
13 6 (15.00%) CSS
13 6 (15.00%) QA
13 6 (15.00%) Finance
14 5 (12.50%) JIRA
14 5 (12.50%) OOP
14 5 (12.50%) OO
14 5 (12.50%) XSL
14 5 (12.50%) XSLT
14 5 (12.50%) ITIL
14 5 (12.50%) VB.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.50%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
1 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.50%) Intranet
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) 3G
3 1 (2.50%) MPLS
3 1 (2.50%) 2G
3 1 (2.50%) LTE
3 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) MS Access
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.50%) MSI
3 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) FxCop
3 1 (2.50%) StyleCop
General
1 15 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) VB Developer
3 9 (22.50%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Access Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) VBA Developer
6 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) HTML
2 11 (27.50%) .NET
3 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (20.00%) XML
4 6 (15.00%) CSS
5 5 (12.50%) XSL
5 5 (12.50%) XSLT
6 3 (7.50%) COM+
7 1 (2.50%) JSP
7 1 (2.50%) Web Services
7 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
7 1 (2.50%) NHibernate
7 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.50%) WCF
7 1 (2.50%) LINQ
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) POCO
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) OOP
1 5 (12.50%) OO
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (5.00%) MVC
3 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.00%) UML
3 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.50%) Project Management
4 1 (2.50%) ERP
4 1 (2.50%) Code Coverage
4 1 (2.50%) Network Design
4 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.50%) Migration
4 1 (2.50%) Scrum
4 1 (2.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) VBScript
2 16 (40.00%) VB6
3 15 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 7 (17.50%) SQL
5 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 5 (12.50%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) Java
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) VBA
8 1 (2.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) Delphi
8 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) MCSE
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) EMC
2 3 (7.50%) Citrix
2 3 (7.50%) NetApp
2 3 (7.50%) Lotus
2 3 (7.50%) McAfee
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Sybase
4 1 (2.50%) Huawei
4 1 (2.50%) Wonderware
4 1 (2.50%) Allen-Bradley