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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 16 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Contract jobs citing VB 15 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.32% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.00% 0.70% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%
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
75 143 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 36.59% 50.00% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 118 38
Average daily rate £420 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.94% -2.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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 28 May 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 +21 15 £550 +150.00% 1
VB
East of England

VB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 15 (100.00%) ADO
1 15 (100.00%) XML
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 13 (86.67%) Client/Server
3 10 (66.67%) N-Tier
3 10 (66.67%) SDLC
4 9 (60.00%) Document Management
4 9 (60.00%) Process Management
4 9 (60.00%) Kofax
5 8 (53.33%) EMC
5 8 (53.33%) Documentum
5 8 (53.33%) Content Management
6 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (46.67%) Business Process Improvement
6 7 (46.67%) Process Improvement
6 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (33.33%) OO
7 5 (33.33%) OOD
8 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (13.33%) MCP
10 2 (13.33%) OpenText
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (53.33%) Documentum
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) AWS Architect
3 4 (26.67%) IT Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) ADO
1 15 (100.00%) XML
1 15 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Client/Server
2 10 (66.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) SDLC
2 9 (60.00%) Document Management
2 9 (60.00%) Process Management
3 8 (53.33%) Content Management
4 7 (46.67%) Business Process Improvement
4 7 (46.67%) Process Improvement
5 5 (33.33%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) OOD
6 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCP
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Kofax
3 8 (53.33%) EMC
4 2 (13.33%) OpenText