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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 17 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.00% 2.65% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.11% 6.56% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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
72 61 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 45.00% 40.40% 55.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 29
Average daily rate £350 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 10
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) V-Model
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 3 (27.27%) CSS3
6 3 (27.27%) VB6
6 3 (27.27%) Logistics
6 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) TickIT
6 3 (27.27%) MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) VB Developer
3 2 (18.18%) DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Senior DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Release Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Configuration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) CSS3
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) UML
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Logistics
2 3 (27.27%) V-Model
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) VB6
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
1 3 (27.27%) TickIT
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft