The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 36 25
Contract jobs citing VB 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 0.65% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.33% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £340 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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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 Watford region.

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
60 75 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 46.88% 48.70% 54.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 21
Average daily rate £369 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £298 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £421 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Watford

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Watford