The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.38% 0.42% 2.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.80% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
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£250 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -27.05%
VB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Programming Languages Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
113 125 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 43.46% 52.74% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 92 70
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £8.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.33% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

VB
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Ipswich - 1 £250 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (93.75%) C#
2 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (93.75%) ADO
2 15 (93.75%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) .NET Framework
3 13 (81.25%) Client/Server
4 10 (62.50%) N-Tier
4 10 (62.50%) SDLC
5 9 (56.25%) Document Management
5 9 (56.25%) Process Management
5 9 (56.25%) Kofax
6 8 (50.00%) Content Management
6 8 (50.00%) Documentum
6 8 (50.00%) EMC
7 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
7 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (43.75%) Business Process Improvement
7 7 (43.75%) Process Improvement
8 5 (31.25%) OO
8 5 (31.25%) OOD
9 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (18.75%) Finance
10 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
11 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (12.50%) MCP
11 2 (12.50%) OpenText
12 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 8 (50.00%) Documentum
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) AWS Architect
3 4 (25.00%) IT Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Architect
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
1 15 (93.75%) ADO
1 15 (93.75%) XML
1 15 (93.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Client/Server
2 10 (62.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) SDLC
2 9 (56.25%) Document Management
2 9 (56.25%) Process Management
3 8 (50.00%) Content Management
4 7 (43.75%) Business Process Improvement
4 7 (43.75%) Process Improvement
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) OOD
6 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
7 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Kofax
3 8 (50.00%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) OpenText