The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.41% 0.40% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 1.56% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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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 Middlesex region.

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
79 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 32.64% 25.50% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 25
Average daily rate £353 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

VB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) DHTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Tester
1 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) DHTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft