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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.47% 0.68% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.08% 1.64% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£256 - £265
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 - £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 - £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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
49 61 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 36.03% 41.50% 53.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 22
Average daily rate £275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 26
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 14 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Data Entry

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) MI Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) MI Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Performance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft