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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 40 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 2 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.75% 2.26% 6.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.71% 3.95% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£315 £355 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +25.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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 £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
117 177 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 43.98% 57.10% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 74 52
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 £375 £391 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 34
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 30 September 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 2 £315 -11.26%
Market Harborough - - - -
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) VB6
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Tester
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) 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 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) VB6
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
2 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Genesys
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com