The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 20 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.96% 1.61% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.23% 4.05% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £316 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -24.13%
VB
Leicestershire

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

Programming Languages Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
71 74 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 46.41% 39.78% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 18
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Business Objects
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) VBA
5 3 (27.27%) MS Access
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (9.09%) WCF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MS Access
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Access Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) MI Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) MI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Business Objects