The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 70 95 60
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -35
Contract jobs citing VB 46 34 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.38% 1.56% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.73% 4.31% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 28
Median daily rate £350 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £245 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.47%
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
683 789 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 35.32% 36.14% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 504 423
Median daily rate £355 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 36
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £17.50 £20.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Andover -7 9 £350 -3.44%
Winchester - 9 £335 -
Gosport +10 4 £450 +21.62%
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
Southampton +12 2 £363 +31.81% 1
Fareham - 2 £309 -
Portsmouth - 2 £138 -
Hook - 1 £300 -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 87 (79.82%) SQL
2 69 (63.30%) Oracle
3 63 (57.80%) SQL Server
4 61 (55.96%) JavaScript
5 58 (53.21%) Microsoft
6 51 (46.79%) Security Cleared
7 48 (44.04%) Visual Studio
8 47 (43.12%) .NET
9 44 (40.37%) C#
10 43 (39.45%) HTML
11 42 (38.53%) T-SQL
11 42 (38.53%) jQuery
12 39 (35.78%) VB6
13 38 (34.86%) IIS
14 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET
14 37 (33.94%) CSS
14 37 (33.94%) Web Development
15 36 (33.03%) Windows
16 35 (32.11%) SC Cleared
17 32 (29.36%) Classic ASP
18 31 (28.44%) PL/SQL
19 29 (26.61%) DCOM
19 29 (26.61%) XML
20 28 (25.69%) MS Excel
21 26 (23.85%) Waterfall
22 25 (22.94%) Scrum
23 23 (21.10%) Change Control
23 23 (21.10%) Kanban
24 22 (20.18%) Relational Database
24 22 (20.18%) SDLC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (34.86%) IIS
2 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.92%) JBoss
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (25.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) SAN
2 9 (8.26%) DNS
2 9 (8.26%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.92%) Firewall
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (57.80%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.18%) Relational Database
3 16 (14.68%) MS Access
3 16 (14.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (12.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (8.26%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.92%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.92%) MySQL
8 1 (0.92%) OLTP
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (44.04%) Visual Studio
2 20 (18.35%) Subversion
3 15 (13.76%) HP UFT
3 15 (13.76%) LoadRunner
4 10 (9.17%) MSI
4 10 (9.17%) NUnit
4 10 (9.17%) Selenium
4 10 (9.17%) SpecFlow
5 9 (8.26%) WiX
6 7 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.50%) StarTeam
8 4 (3.67%) Babel
8 4 (3.67%) webpack
9 3 (2.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (2.75%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (6.42%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Military
3 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (58.72%) Developer
2 26 (23.85%) ASP Developer
3 22 (20.18%) .NET Developer
4 19 (17.43%) Classic ASP Developer
5 18 (16.51%) SQL Developer
6 15 (13.76%) VB Developer
7 13 (11.93%) VB6 Developer
8 11 (10.09%) C# Developer
9 8 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (7.34%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Applications Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Test Specialist
12 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Information Manager
12 4 (3.67%) Information Services Manager
12 4 (3.67%) SSRS Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Web Applications Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (43.12%) .NET
2 43 (39.45%) HTML
3 42 (38.53%) jQuery
4 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET
4 37 (33.94%) CSS
5 32 (29.36%) Classic ASP
6 29 (26.61%) DCOM
6 29 (26.61%) XML
7 21 (19.27%) CSS3
7 21 (19.27%) HTML5
8 20 (18.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (17.43%) XHTML
10 17 (15.60%) .NET Framework
11 15 (13.76%) WCF
11 15 (13.76%) Web Services
12 13 (11.93%) Ajax
12 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (10.09%) Breeze.js
13 11 (10.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.03%) Windows
2 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.93%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.26%) Linux
6 8 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (7.34%) Windows 10
7 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.75%) Unix
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) Web Development
2 26 (23.85%) Waterfall
3 25 (22.94%) Scrum
4 23 (21.10%) Change Control
4 23 (21.10%) Kanban
5 22 (20.18%) SDLC
6 21 (19.27%) MVC
7 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
8 15 (13.76%) ITIL
8 15 (13.76%) Migration
9 12 (11.01%) Functional Testing
10 11 (10.09%) CRM
10 11 (10.09%) TDD
11 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (9.17%) Full Text Search
12 8 (7.34%) Open Source
13 7 (6.42%) Service Design
14 6 (5.50%) Data Protection
15 5 (4.59%) Test Scripting
16 4 (3.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (79.82%) SQL
2 61 (55.96%) JavaScript
3 44 (40.37%) C#
4 42 (38.53%) T-SQL
5 39 (35.78%) VB6
6 31 (28.44%) PL/SQL
7 20 (18.35%) PowerShell
8 19 (17.43%) VBA
9 17 (15.60%) Java
10 15 (13.76%) VBScript
11 13 (11.93%) VB.NET
12 12 (11.01%) TypeScript
13 5 (4.59%) C++
14 4 (3.67%) Perl
15 3 (2.75%) C
15 3 (2.75%) PHP
15 3 (2.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (46.79%) Security Cleared
2 35 (32.11%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.76%) DV Cleared
4 14 (12.84%) ISTQB
5 13 (11.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (11.01%) CCNA
6 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (5.50%) Degree
8 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.75%) ISEB
9 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.92%) CCA
10 1 (0.92%) CCNP
10 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.92%) MCITP
10 1 (0.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.75%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (16.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) SCCM
2 6 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (4.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.75%) Netcool
5 3 (2.75%) SCSM
5 3 (2.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 69 (63.30%) Oracle
2 58 (53.21%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.35%) HP
4 12 (11.01%) VMware
5 11 (10.09%) DevExpress
6 9 (8.26%) Cisco
7 8 (7.34%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.42%) BMC
8 7 (6.42%) Remedy
9 6 (5.50%) Borland
10 5 (4.59%) Arqiva
10 5 (4.59%) IBM
11 4 (3.67%) Juniper
12 3 (2.75%) Aruba
12 3 (2.75%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.75%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.75%) Splunk
13 2 (1.83%) Baan
13 2 (1.83%) IBM Sterling