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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.62% - 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.36% - 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£360 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £316 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -24.13%
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
119 93 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 48.18% 39.74% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 56
Average daily rate £340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £38.81 £47.00 £35.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.42% +31.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £47.00 £19.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 27 May 2015. 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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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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £360 -
Tonbridge - 1 - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Visualfiles
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Access
4 2 (33.33%) VB6
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) JSON
5 1 (16.67%) Dojo
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) MVVM
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
5 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visualfiles
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Dojo
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
3 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVVM
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle