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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 40 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.71% 0.37% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.47% 0.88% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £330 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
144 113 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.15% 41.39% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 67 38
Average daily rate £338 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% +135.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (42.86%) VBScript
5 3 (42.86%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (42.86%) C#
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 2 (28.57%) DHTML
6 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (28.57%) MVC
6 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (28.57%) WinForms
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) Subversion
6 2 (28.57%) WPF
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
4 1 (14.29%) DTS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Access
4 1 (14.29%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (14.29%) AdminStudio
2 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# WPF Developer
2 2 (28.57%) WPF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Production DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Production Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) DHTML
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) RPG
4 1 (14.29%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) SAP