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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.02% 1.25% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.95% 2.17% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £266 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.78 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +14.01%
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
101 138 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.73% 57.50% 36.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 102 36
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 8
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 2 £269 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) VBScript
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) DHTML
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) MVC
5 3 (37.50%) Infragistics
5 3 (37.50%) MS Access
5 3 (37.50%) WinForms
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (37.50%) WPF
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Subversion
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) VB.NET

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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) MS Access
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL Developer
4 2 (25.00%) WPF Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) AS400 Programmer
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) DHTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) WinForms
2 3 (37.50%) WPF
2 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) VBScript
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) RPG
5 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
5 1 (12.50%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Infragistics
3 1 (12.50%) SAP