The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 5 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 7.41% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £430 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
VB
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 25.93% 20.00% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Average daily rate £430 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

VB
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sussex 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos
1 1 (50.00%) DTS
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Simulink
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) Physics
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sussex 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DTS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Engineering Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Hardware Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Production DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Production Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft