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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 27 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing VB 17 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.61% 3.28% 15.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.89% 8.08% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 20
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£638 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
143 99 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.19% 40.57% 51.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 61 60
Average daily rate £355 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £261 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £413 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Average hourly rate £36.40 £30.00 £24.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +20.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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
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 February 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 February 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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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 +1 14 £663 - 2
Bath +6 2 £313 -
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) .NET
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) Web Services
4 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
5 10 (47.62%) Change Control
5 10 (47.62%) Retail
5 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
5 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
5 10 (47.62%) CRM
5 10 (47.62%) SOA
5 10 (47.62%) ISO 9000
5 10 (47.62%) ISEB
5 10 (47.62%) GIS
6 9 (42.86%) Workflow
6 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
6 9 (42.86%) UML
6 9 (42.86%) SAP
6 9 (42.86%) CMS
6 9 (42.86%) Content Management
6 9 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (42.86%) Information Security
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) Windows
10 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (42.86%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
1 10 (47.62%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Architect
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Database Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) Web Services
2 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (14.29%) WCF
3 3 (14.29%) WPF
3 3 (14.29%) WinForms
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) GIS
2 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Change Control
2 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
2 10 (47.62%) CRM
2 10 (47.62%) SOA
3 9 (42.86%) Workflow
3 9 (42.86%) Information Security
3 9 (42.86%) UML
3 9 (42.86%) Content Management
4 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.76%) Line Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) VB6
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) ISO 9000
2 9 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.76%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) SAP
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