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 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 29 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing VB 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.79% 1.11% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.67% 2.42% 2.50%
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 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
75 124 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 29.76% 45.76% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 70 43
Average daily rate £275 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 37
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 2015. 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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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 +4 2 £256 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) MS Access
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) DTS
2 2 (50.00%) FTP
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (50.00%) WAI
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
1 2 (50.00%) DTS
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) MI Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Service Performance Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) MI Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) WAI
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft