The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 39 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 1.01% 2.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.80% 2.68% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
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- £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
VB
South East

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
107 112 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 36.77% 37.71% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 72 40
Average daily rate £275 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -66.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 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
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Graduate
1 3 (100.00%) IT Graduate
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#