The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Suffolk region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 40 22 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing VB 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.75% 2.53% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 6.45% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
147 62 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 55.06% 39.24% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 42 60
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +92.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
East of England

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 1 August 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lowestoft - - - -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) .NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#