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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 104 97 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing VB 15 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.79% 1.29% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 3.19% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 18
Average daily rate £340 £338 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £364 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
597 847 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 31.39% 40.58% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 409 352
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 46
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £22.69 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
Basingstoke -4 4 £400 +14.28%
Hook +14 1 £400 +12.67%
Fareham - 1 £345 - 1
Southampton - 1 £295 - 3
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 41 (67.21%) Oracle
2 39 (63.93%) Security Cleared
3 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
4 37 (60.66%) SC Cleared
5 35 (57.38%) HP
5 35 (57.38%) .NET
6 32 (52.46%) HP UFT
7 27 (44.26%) C#
8 25 (40.98%) Test Automation
9 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
9 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (36.07%) HTML
11 21 (34.43%) Functional Testing
12 20 (32.79%) VBScript
12 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET
13 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
14 17 (27.87%) SQL
14 17 (27.87%) Java
15 16 (26.23%) MS Excel
15 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
16 15 (24.59%) Oracle APEX
16 15 (24.59%) Selenium
16 15 (24.59%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (24.59%) Windows
17 14 (22.95%) CRM
17 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
18 13 (21.31%) DV Cleared
18 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
19 12 (19.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 11 (18.03%) Scrum

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (11.48%) IIS
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (26.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS Office
3 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) SAN
1 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.92%) MS Access
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (52.46%) HP UFT
2 15 (24.59%) Oracle APEX
2 15 (24.59%) Selenium
3 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
5 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
6 8 (13.11%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (4.92%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (1.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.64%) Hudson
9 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.64%) MSI
9 1 (1.64%) NUnit
9 1 (1.64%) StarTeam
9 1 (1.64%) WiX
General
1 4 (6.56%) Military
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Tester
2 14 (22.95%) Automation Tester
3 12 (19.67%) Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Consultant
5 9 (14.75%) Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Test Specialist
7 6 (9.84%) Automation Specialist
7 6 (9.84%) Test Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Test Automation Specialist
8 5 (8.20%) .NET Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Automation Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Tester
8 5 (8.20%) Test Automation Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) Test Consultant
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Automation Tester
9 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.56%) VB Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (57.38%) .NET
2 22 (36.07%) HTML
3 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.84%) Web Services
5 3 (4.92%) Software Packaging
5 3 (4.92%) WPF
6 2 (3.28%) Ajax
6 2 (3.28%) CSS
6 2 (3.28%) FusionCharts
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.64%) Breeze.js
7 1 (1.64%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.64%) Durandal
7 1 (1.64%) EDI
7 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.64%) JSP
7 1 (1.64%) Kendo UI
7 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.64%) WinForms
7 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Test Automation
2 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
3 21 (34.43%) Functional Testing
4 14 (22.95%) CRM
5 11 (18.03%) Scrum
6 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
7 9 (14.75%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (14.75%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.48%) BDD
8 7 (11.48%) Project Management
9 5 (8.20%) SDLC
9 5 (8.20%) User Stories
10 4 (6.56%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
11 3 (4.92%) Application Packaging
11 3 (4.92%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.92%) Logistics
11 3 (4.92%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) C#
2 20 (32.79%) VBScript
3 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.87%) Java
4 17 (27.87%) SQL
5 11 (18.03%) C++
6 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
7 8 (13.11%) F#
8 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
9 4 (6.56%) VB6
10 3 (4.92%) Perl
10 3 (4.92%) PHP
10 3 (4.92%) Tcl
11 2 (3.28%) C
11 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.28%) VBA
12 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (63.93%) Security Cleared
2 37 (60.66%) SC Cleared
3 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
4 13 (21.31%) DV Cleared
5 12 (19.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (16.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (13.11%) ISEB
8 5 (8.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.56%) VMware ESX
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (4.92%) vSphere
3 3 (4.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
1 7 (11.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.92%) Netcool
2 3 (4.92%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.92%) Unicenter
3 2 (3.28%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.28%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Oracle
2 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
3 35 (57.38%) HP
4 7 (11.48%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) Citrix
5 5 (8.20%) IBM
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco
7 3 (4.92%) arcserve
7 3 (4.92%) Brocade
7 3 (4.92%) CA
7 3 (4.92%) Lumension
7 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.92%) Splunk
8 2 (3.28%) Aruba
8 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.28%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.28%) Telerik
9 1 (1.64%) Baan
9 1 (1.64%) Juniper
9 1 (1.64%) Serena
Gosport, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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