The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Taunton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 1 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 0.47% 15.38% 20.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 42.86% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £425 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -3.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 24.41% 35.90% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 8
Average daily rate £350 £310 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
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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
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 20 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) DTS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Ingres
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) DTS
2 1 (50.00%) Ingres
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) VB Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft