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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.69% 1.83% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.20% 3.64% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£350 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £31.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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
173 110 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 51.80% 50.46% 48.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 76 49
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 5
Average hourly rate £38.13 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.51% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.30 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £37.14 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 4 £350 - 2
Wells - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Bath - - - -
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) WinForms
5 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (30.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Back Office
6 2 (20.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) PHP
7 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (10.00%) DHTML
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) MySQL
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
7 1 (10.00%) IIS
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) WinForms
2 3 (30.00%) WPF
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) DHTML
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XHTML
4 1 (10.00%) Scilab
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) JRuby
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) C++
4 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (20.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) PHP
6 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (10.00%) Scala
6 1 (10.00%) VB6
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle