The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 10 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing VB 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 5.13% 6.12% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.38% 12.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -20.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Stevenage region.

Programming Languages Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
13 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 33.33% 51.02% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 5
Average daily rate £288 £290 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Samba
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Varonis
1 1 (33.33%) DatAdvantage
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
1 1 (33.33%) GxP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) NetIQ

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Server Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) NetIQ
1 1 (33.33%) Varonis