The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing VB 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 3.05% 1.90% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.35% 5.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VB
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Programming Languages Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
81 75 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 24.70% 35.55% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 65
Average daily rate £338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £263 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +28.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) VBScript
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (41.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) StarTeam
6 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (33.33%) Borland
7 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (25.00%) Open Source

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) StarTeam
2 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Implementation Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (75.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
1 6 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (41.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Borland
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) IBM