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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 1 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.28% 2.98% 8.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 6.25% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
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£290 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
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%
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
156 112 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 44.32% 47.66% 47.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 83 49
Average daily rate £320 £320 £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.65 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.04% +12.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.74 £21.37 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £37.93 £35.00
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 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 2 September 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 - - - -
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JRuby
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) GIMP
2 1 (33.33%) Scilab
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) DTS
2 1 (33.33%) Ingres
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MFC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) DHTML
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) JRuby
2 1 (33.33%) Scilab
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft