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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 90 58 93
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +35
Contract jobs citing VB 34 60 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.55% 2.91% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.34% 7.61% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 9
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£340 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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
784 788 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 35.69% 38.23% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 422 426
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 57
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Farnborough +4 8 £343 +9.60%
Andover - 6 £363 -
Havant +7 3 £225 -28.57% 1
Southampton 0 2 £275 -4.34% 1
Gosport -18 1 £370 -17.77%
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 32 (60.38%) Security Cleared
2 31 (58.49%) .NET
3 30 (56.60%) Oracle
4 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
5 24 (45.28%) SC Cleared
6 23 (43.40%) Windows
7 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
9 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
10 17 (32.08%) IIS
10 17 (32.08%) C#
10 17 (32.08%) HP
11 16 (30.19%) VBScript
12 15 (28.30%) JavaScript
12 15 (28.30%) SQL
12 15 (28.30%) HP UFT
13 14 (26.42%) N-Tier
13 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
13 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
14 13 (24.53%) HTML
14 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
15 12 (22.64%) Ajax
15 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
15 12 (22.64%) SDLC
16 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (20.75%) Oracle APEX
16 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
16 11 (20.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
17 10 (18.87%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (32.08%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) DNS
2 5 (9.43%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (1.89%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (9.43%) InterSystems Cache
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (7.55%) MS Access
7 2 (3.77%) MySQL
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) HP UFT
2 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
3 11 (20.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (20.75%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (15.09%) Selenium
6 5 (9.43%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.55%) NUnit
8 3 (5.66%) JSUnit
9 2 (3.77%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.89%) Hudson
10 1 (1.89%) WiX
10 1 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) Analyst
3 12 (22.64%) .NET Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Analyst Programmer
4 9 (16.98%) Programmer
4 9 (16.98%) Tester
5 8 (15.09%) Automation Tester
6 6 (11.32%) Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 5 (9.43%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (7.55%) Test Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) VB.NET Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) VB.NET Programmer
9 3 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (58.49%) .NET
2 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
3 13 (24.53%) HTML
4 12 (22.64%) Ajax
5 10 (18.87%) jQuery
6 8 (15.09%) CSS
7 7 (13.21%) Web Services
8 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
8 6 (11.32%) FusionCharts
9 5 (9.43%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 5 (9.43%) XML
9 5 (9.43%) JSP
10 3 (5.66%) Highcharts JS
11 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
11 2 (3.77%) XML-RPC
11 2 (3.77%) Software Packaging
12 1 (1.89%) WCF
12 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
12 1 (1.89%) MDX
12 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) N-Tier
2 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.77%) Statistics
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (43.40%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Windows XP
2 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
3 12 (22.64%) SDLC
4 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
5 7 (13.21%) ITIL
6 6 (11.32%) Scrum
6 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Data Security
6 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
6 6 (11.32%) Web Development
7 5 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Migration
8 4 (7.55%) OO
9 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.66%) OOD
9 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.66%) User Stories
10 2 (3.77%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) C#
2 16 (30.19%) VBScript
3 15 (28.30%) JavaScript
3 15 (28.30%) SQL
4 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
5 10 (18.87%) VB.NET
5 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
6 9 (16.98%) Java
7 5 (9.43%) C
8 4 (7.55%) VBA
9 3 (5.66%) C++
10 2 (3.77%) Perl
11 1 (1.89%) PHP
11 1 (1.89%) Python
11 1 (1.89%) VB6
11 1 (1.89%) F#
11 1 (1.89%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) Security Cleared
2 24 (45.28%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) ISEB
3 8 (15.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (13.21%) DV Cleared
5 6 (11.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
6 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.89%) HP AIS
7 1 (1.89%) MCSA
7 1 (1.89%) MCITP
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) vSphere
3 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.77%) ARCserve
3 2 (3.77%) WMI
3 2 (3.77%) WSUS
3 2 (3.77%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.77%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.77%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) Oracle
2 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
3 17 (32.08%) HP
4 9 (16.98%) Telerik
5 6 (11.32%) VMware
6 3 (5.66%) Lumension
6 3 (5.66%) Aquila
7 2 (3.77%) Brocade
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix
7 2 (3.77%) CA
8 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.89%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.89%) Serena