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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 51 78
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +27
Contract jobs citing VB 20 75 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.89% 3.60% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.71% 9.47% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 27
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £160 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £325 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -19.11%
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
739 792 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 32.93% 38.02% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 463 428
Average daily rate £363 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 65
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £21.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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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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 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Andover +6 2 £425 -
Southampton -24 2 £425 +41.66% 2
Hook -6 1 £323 -28.33%
Winchester -15 1 - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 31 (67.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 25 (54.35%) Windows
4 24 (52.17%) SQL
5 23 (50.00%) Oracle
6 21 (45.65%) .NET
7 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
8 19 (41.30%) C#
9 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 14 (30.43%) VBScript
10 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
10 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
10 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
11 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
12 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
12 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
13 10 (21.74%) VMware
13 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
13 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
14 9 (19.57%) SCCM
14 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
14 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (17.39%) Web Services
16 7 (15.22%) ITIL
16 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
16 7 (15.22%) IIS
16 7 (15.22%) HP
16 7 (15.22%) MS Access
16 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
16 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 7 (15.22%) IIS
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.04%) MS Office
3 3 (6.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (6.52%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) SMS
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle Database
3 7 (15.22%) MS Access
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (13.04%) MySQL
5 5 (10.87%) InterSystems Cache
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.52%) StarTeam
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.17%) Military
1 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Test Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Programme Planner
6 2 (4.35%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Report Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) .NET
2 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
3 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
4 8 (17.39%) Web Services
5 5 (10.87%) HTML
5 5 (10.87%) Ajax
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 5 (10.87%) jQuery
6 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (8.70%) XML
6 4 (8.70%) Classic ASP
7 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.35%) Software Packaging
7 2 (4.35%) WCF
7 2 (4.35%) WPF
7 2 (4.35%) Silverlight
7 2 (4.35%) XML-RPC
7 2 (4.35%) MSMQ
7 2 (4.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.52%) Open Source
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.87%) Linux
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) ITIL
1 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
2 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
2 5 (10.87%) Web Development
3 4 (8.70%) Project Management
3 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 3 (6.52%) CRM
4 3 (6.52%) Scrum
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
4 3 (6.52%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.52%) Coaching
5 2 (4.35%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.35%) MVVM
5 2 (4.35%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 19 (41.30%) C#
3 14 (30.43%) VBScript
4 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
5 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
7 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
7 6 (13.04%) VBA
8 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
9 4 (8.70%) Java
9 4 (8.70%) C++
9 4 (8.70%) C
10 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
10 3 (6.52%) VB6
11 2 (4.35%) Perl
12 1 (2.17%) PHP
12 1 (2.17%) Delphi
12 1 (2.17%) Pascal
12 1 (2.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (67.39%) Security Cleared
2 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.87%) ISEB
4 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.52%) RHCE
5 3 (6.52%) CCNA
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.52%) RHCA
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (6.52%) RHCSA
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.17%) MCP
7 1 (2.17%) HND
7 1 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) HP AIS
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.35%) vSphere
4 2 (4.35%) XenApp
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) WMI
4 2 (4.35%) ARCserve
4 2 (4.35%) Unicenter
5 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (50.00%) Oracle
3 10 (21.74%) VMware
4 7 (15.22%) HP
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.52%) Borland
6 3 (6.52%) Lumension
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix
7 2 (4.35%) CA
8 1 (2.17%) Perforce
8 1 (2.17%) Brocade
8 1 (2.17%) Xamarin