The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Leicestershire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.73% 0.81% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.02% 1.63% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£315 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.75 £32.30
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -1.70%
Programming Languages Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
133 123 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 45.39% 49.80% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 55 31
Average daily rate £275 £334 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +11.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £471 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £14.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
East Midlands

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 22 July 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 - 7 £315 - 2
Market Harborough - - - -
VB
East Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (58.33%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) VB6
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 3 (25.00%) VBScript
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (8.33%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (8.33%) DNN
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Tester
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (8.33%) Web Design
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) VB6
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Avaya
2 1 (8.33%) Genesys
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
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