The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Kent
Rank 40 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.89% 1.77% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.38% 3.59% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £248 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
93 167 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 35.09% 49.26% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 142 73
Median daily rate £338 £339 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Kent

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

VB
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sevenoaks - 3 £248 -
Maidstone - 1 £333 -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) MS Access
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) DHTML
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) VB6
5 1 (14.29%) Subversion
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (14.29%) NHS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Fireworks
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) MS Access
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Server Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) DHTML
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Infragistics