The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 48 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 8 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.47% 0.27% 3.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 0.95% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £200 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -39.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £200 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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 West Sussex region.

Programming Languages Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
257 105 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 47.24% 28.69% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 56 57
Average daily rate £368 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 14
Average hourly rate £50.00 £29.95 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.94% -29.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

VB
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

VB
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Gatwick - 2 £338 -
Crawley - 1 £300 -
Worthing - 1 - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 7 (43.75%) VBScript
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) MS Office
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) VB6
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) API Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) CSS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Acrobat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DTS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior VB.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Document Controller
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) XSL
4 2 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (12.50%) API Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Yourdon
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) VBScript
2 4 (25.00%) VB6
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) EMC Certification
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) EMC