The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 30 38 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 2 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.85% 2.21% 6.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.17% 3.48% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£388 £355 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% +25.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £355 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £355 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -3.63%
VB
East Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
92 201 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 38.98% 63.41% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 85 55
Average daily rate £325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Leicester - - - - 3
Market Harborough - - - -
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (70.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) VB6
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) CMS
6 2 (20.00%) VBScript
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) OOP
6 2 (20.00%) MS Access
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) DTS
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) FTP
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) CMS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Kentico
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) DTS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) VB6
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy