The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 27 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 9 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.25% 2.35% 4.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.52% 8.70% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£450 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +38.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.03 £26.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.27% -3.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Programming Languages Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
58 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 27.36% 27.06% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 26
Average daily rate £425 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Luton

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
1 10 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (100.00%) Confluence
1 10 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (80.00%) IIS
3 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) MSMQ
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Log4Net
5 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) Puppet
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) Artifactory
6 3 (30.00%) CMS
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) CMDB

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 10 (100.00%) Confluence
2 8 (80.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
2 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
3 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (40.00%) Log4Net
5 3 (30.00%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software Configuration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) MSMQ
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (90.00%) C#
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (40.00%) Puppet