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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 28 38 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 17 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.40% 2.03% 8.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.26% 4.07% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 12
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£625 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £739 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
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 £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
151 123 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.94% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 83 52
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £407 £344
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 £38.25 £31.92 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.83% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £19.30 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.14 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 January 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 +1 12 £675 - 1
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 19 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) .NET
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) Web Services
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
5 8 (42.11%) Change Control
5 8 (42.11%) Retail
5 8 (42.11%) Manufacturing
5 8 (42.11%) ITIL
5 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
5 8 (42.11%) CRM
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) GIS
5 8 (42.11%) SOA
5 8 (42.11%) ISO 9000
5 8 (42.11%) ISEB
6 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
6 7 (36.84%) SAP
6 7 (36.84%) UML
6 7 (36.84%) CMS
6 7 (36.84%) Workflow
6 7 (36.84%) Information Security
6 7 (36.84%) Content Management
6 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
8 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) WinForms

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (36.84%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (42.11%) Retail
1 8 (42.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Architect
3 8 (42.11%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (26.32%) .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Database Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) Web Services
2 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.79%) WinForms
3 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) GIS
2 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Change Control
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 8 (42.11%) CRM
2 8 (42.11%) SOA
3 7 (36.84%) UML
3 7 (36.84%) Workflow
3 7 (36.84%) Information Security
3 7 (36.84%) Content Management
4 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) VB6
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
5 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) ISO 9000
2 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) SAP