The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 90 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 31 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.42% 1.69% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.68% 4.68% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £348 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £294 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £369 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.48% -3.76%
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 Hampshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
843 620 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.58% 36.19% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 349 296
Average daily rate £350 £328 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 58
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.50 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

VB
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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
Basingstoke - 8 £350 -
Andover -6 2 £450 -
Winchester - 1 £240 -
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Fordingbridge - - - - 1
Havant - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Southampton - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
2 43 (62.32%) Oracle
3 35 (50.72%) C#
3 35 (50.72%) Security Cleared
4 31 (44.93%) HP
5 30 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 30 (43.48%) ISTQB
6 29 (42.03%) .NET
7 27 (39.13%) Project Management
7 27 (39.13%) SC Cleared
8 26 (37.68%) Test Automation
9 25 (36.23%) Oracle Reports
10 24 (34.78%) HTML
11 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
11 23 (33.33%) JSP
11 23 (33.33%) CRM
11 23 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
12 22 (31.88%) Functional Testing
13 20 (28.99%) SQL
14 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
14 19 (27.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 18 (26.09%) Windows
16 16 (23.19%) VBScript
17 14 (20.29%) Windows XP
17 14 (20.29%) VMware
17 14 (20.29%) PowerShell
18 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
19 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
20 11 (15.94%) Active Directory

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Maximo
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) SAN
2 2 (2.90%) SMS
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.23%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.70%) MS Access
4 3 (4.35%) QlikView
4 3 (4.35%) MySQL
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.90%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.45%) OLAP
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.35%) StarTeam
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Back Office
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Test Manager
3 8 (11.59%) Test Leader
4 6 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 6 (8.70%) Tester
4 6 (8.70%) Data Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Report Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Project Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Test Project Leader
7 3 (4.35%) MI Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Test Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Automation Specialist
8 2 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.03%) .NET
2 24 (34.78%) HTML
3 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 23 (33.33%) JSP
4 4 (5.80%) OLE
5 3 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.35%) Web Services
6 2 (2.90%) XML
6 2 (2.90%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.90%) MDX
6 2 (2.90%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.90%) WCF
6 2 (2.90%) WPF
6 2 (2.90%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.45%) JPA
7 1 (1.45%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Clustering
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (1.45%) Statistics
3 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Windows XP
3 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (13.04%) Windows 2000
5 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.25%) Linux
7 4 (5.80%) UNIX
7 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Project Management
2 26 (37.68%) Test Automation
3 23 (33.33%) CRM
3 23 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 22 (31.88%) Functional Testing
5 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.70%) Critical Path Analysis
7 6 (8.70%) Security Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Coaching
8 4 (5.80%) ITIL
8 4 (5.80%) Change Management
9 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.90%) Customer Insight
10 2 (2.90%) MVVM
10 2 (2.90%) High Availability
10 2 (2.90%) User Stories
10 2 (2.90%) Software Distribution
10 2 (2.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) C#
2 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.99%) SQL
4 16 (23.19%) VBScript
5 14 (20.29%) PowerShell
6 6 (8.70%) VBA
7 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.35%) VB6
7 3 (4.35%) Java
8 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.90%) C
9 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (50.72%) Security Cleared
2 30 (43.48%) ISTQB
3 27 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 19 (27.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 9 (13.04%) ISEB
6 8 (11.59%) MCITP
7 7 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (10.14%) Degree
8 5 (7.25%) MCP
8 5 (7.25%) HND
9 4 (5.80%) CCNA
9 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (4.35%) RHCSA
10 3 (4.35%) RHCE
10 3 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (4.35%) RHCA
11 2 (2.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
1 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.59%) VMware ESX
2 8 (11.59%) XenApp
3 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.35%) vSphere
5 3 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (4.35%) ARCserve
4 3 (4.35%) Unicenter
4 3 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
2 43 (62.32%) Oracle
3 31 (44.93%) HP
4 14 (20.29%) VMware
5 8 (11.59%) Citrix
6 7 (10.14%) Primavera
7 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.35%) CA
8 3 (4.35%) Borland
8 3 (4.35%) Lumension
8 3 (4.35%) Cisco
9 2 (2.90%) IBM
9 2 (2.90%) Intel
9 2 (2.90%) Symantec
10 1 (1.45%) Remedy
10 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.45%) SAP