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 26 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 44 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.54% 0.51% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 1.69% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +52.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -16.26%
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
105 118 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 28.61% 30.03% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 42 125
Average daily rate £375 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 3
Average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 2014. 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
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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
East Grinstead - 2 £340 -
Gatwick - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
VB
South East

VB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) NHS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Report Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Information Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft