The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 39 48 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Contract jobs citing VB 10 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.80% 0.94% 9.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.10% 2.94% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 12
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£675 £358 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.81% +11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £304 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £412 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
VB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
164 136 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 45.94% 31.85% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 97 47
Average daily rate £330 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £413 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 2
Average hourly rate £36.75 £33.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

VB
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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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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
Taunton +9 4 £675 +58.82%
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 27 (96.43%) C#
2 26 (92.86%) .NET
3 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (64.29%) SOA
4 18 (64.29%) Web Services
5 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 13 (46.43%) Manufacturing
6 13 (46.43%) ITIL
6 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
6 13 (46.43%) ISO 9000
6 13 (46.43%) ISEB
6 13 (46.43%) Change Control
7 12 (42.86%) GIS
7 12 (42.86%) UML
7 12 (42.86%) CRM
7 12 (42.86%) Retail
7 12 (42.86%) Information Security
7 12 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (39.29%) Content Management
8 11 (39.29%) Workflow
8 11 (39.29%) CMS
8 11 (39.29%) SQL
8 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
8 11 (39.29%) SAP
9 8 (28.57%) VB.NET
9 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 11 (39.29%) CMS
2 6 (21.43%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (3.57%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (46.43%) Manufacturing
2 12 (42.86%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Architect
2 17 (60.71%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (39.29%) Developer
4 6 (21.43%) .NET Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Integration Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Lead Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 18 (64.29%) Web Services
3 14 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.71%) WCF
6 1 (3.57%) WinForms
6 1 (3.57%) WPF
6 1 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) GIS
2 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) SOA
2 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) ITIL
3 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
3 13 (46.43%) Change Control
4 12 (42.86%) UML
4 12 (42.86%) CRM
4 12 (42.86%) Information Security
5 11 (39.29%) Content Management
5 11 (39.29%) Workflow
6 6 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (21.43%) Asset Management
6 6 (21.43%) Software Deployment
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.57%) Information Management
8 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.57%) MVC
8 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 6 (21.43%) VB6
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (46.43%) ISO 9000
2 12 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) SAP