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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.54% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£430 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -1.60%
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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
53 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 28.49% 12.99% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 15
Average daily rate £430 £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.21% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £410 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
1 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (90.00%) Confluence
1 9 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) IIS
3 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
4 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (40.00%) Puppet
5 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) CMS
6 3 (30.00%) Log4Net
6 3 (30.00%) MSMQ
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Artifactory
7 2 (20.00%) CMDB

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (90.00%) Confluence
2 7 (70.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
2 7 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
3 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (30.00%) Log4Net
5 2 (20.00%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Configuration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Siebel Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
1 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) EAI
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Siebel