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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.53% 0.61% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £430 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
VB
Bedfordshire

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
64 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 33.86% 25.15% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 18
Average daily rate £370 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.61% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.68 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Technical Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared