The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 14 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 12 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 12.50% 1.33% 16.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.82% 4.17% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 4
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£675 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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 Taunton region.

Programming Languages Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
55 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 57.29% 32.00% 59.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 18 14
Average daily rate £375 £366 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +18.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £328 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £400 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £19.30 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (66.67%) Retail
5 8 (66.67%) Manufacturing
5 8 (66.67%) ISEB
5 8 (66.67%) GIS
5 8 (66.67%) Web Services
5 8 (66.67%) ITIL
5 8 (66.67%) PRINCE2
5 8 (66.67%) CRM
5 8 (66.67%) ISO 9000
5 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 8 (66.67%) Change Control
6 7 (58.33%) Workflow
6 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (58.33%) SOA
6 7 (58.33%) UML
6 7 (58.33%) SAP
6 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (58.33%) CMS
6 7 (58.33%) Information Security
6 7 (58.33%) Content Management
7 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (33.33%) SQL
9 2 (16.67%) Back Office
9 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (58.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 8 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
1 8 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) GIS
2 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 8 (66.67%) CRM
2 8 (66.67%) Change Control
3 7 (58.33%) UML
3 7 (58.33%) Content Management
3 7 (58.33%) SOA
3 7 (58.33%) Workflow
3 7 (58.33%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) ISO 9000
2 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) SAP