The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 139 123 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 112 128 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.21% 1.48% 2.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.69% 4.16% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 93
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.60 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
VB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3036 3080 3176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.71% 35.71% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1656 1510
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 130 168
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.18 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VB
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

VB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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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
Hampshire +13 37 £375 +41.50% 10
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £425 +37.09% 5
Berkshire -28 16 £300 -17.80% 7
Surrey -7 15 £240 -25.00% 5
East Sussex -2 12 £358 -14.88% 7
Oxfordshire -4 9 £270 +18.68% 4
Kent -3 3 - - 2
Middlesex +2 1 £400 -
West Sussex -14 1 £200 -39.62% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 142 (51.64%) C#
2 128 (46.55%) .NET
3 109 (39.64%) Oracle
4 106 (38.55%) Microsoft
4 106 (38.55%) HP
5 103 (37.45%) SQL
6 101 (36.73%) ISTQB
7 96 (34.91%) Windows
8 94 (34.18%) ASP.NET
9 86 (31.27%) Security Cleared
10 85 (30.91%) HTML
11 83 (30.18%) QuickTest Pro
12 81 (29.45%) SC Cleared
13 80 (29.09%) JavaScript
14 76 (27.64%) CRM
15 73 (26.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 68 (24.73%) SQL Server
17 67 (24.36%) VBScript
18 63 (22.91%) JSP
19 59 (21.45%) Java
19 59 (21.45%) Test Automation
20 47 (17.09%) VB6
21 44 (16.00%) MS Excel
22 43 (15.64%) Knowledge Management
23 42 (15.27%) UNIX
24 40 (14.55%) Functional Testing
25 36 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
25 36 (13.09%) Project Management
26 34 (12.36%) Oracle Reports
26 34 (12.36%) Windows 7

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (7.64%) IIS
2 15 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.27%) Documentum
4 6 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.18%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.45%) CMS
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.73%) FileNet
8 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 44 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.64%) MS Office
3 6 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.45%) MS Project
5 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (6.91%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.18%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.45%) Staffware
3 4 (1.45%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.73%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.73%) Maximo
5 2 (0.73%) AWD
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.73%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.09%) SAN
2 12 (4.36%) DNS
3 9 (3.27%) DHCP
4 8 (2.91%) Internet
5 7 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.55%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.18%) Firewall
7 5 (1.82%) HTTP
8 3 (1.09%) FTP
9 2 (0.73%) ATM
9 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.73%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.73%) Intranet
10 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.36%) Network Security
10 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.36%) NAS
10 1 (0.36%) SSL
10 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.36%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (5.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 14 (5.09%) Oracle Database
5 13 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (4.73%) DTS
6 11 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.82%) MS Access
11 3 (1.09%) Ingres
11 3 (1.09%) DB2
12 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.73%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
13 1 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 83 (30.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (7.27%) Selenium
3 18 (6.55%) LoadRunner
4 15 (5.45%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (4.36%) WebDriver
6 11 (4.00%) Wise Package Studio
6 11 (4.00%) MSI
7 5 (1.82%) JMeter
7 5 (1.82%) NUnit
8 4 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.45%) Ant
9 3 (1.09%) JUnit
9 3 (1.09%) Introscope
9 3 (1.09%) Toad
9 3 (1.09%) Moq
9 3 (1.09%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (1.09%) TestNG
9 3 (1.09%) JProfiler
General
1 33 (12.00%) Finance
2 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.55%) Back Office
4 5 (1.82%) Marketing
5 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.09%) Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (17.82%) Developer
2 45 (16.36%) Analyst
3 32 (11.64%) Test Manager
4 28 (10.18%) Tester
5 20 (7.27%) Test Leader
6 16 (5.82%) Test Specialist
6 16 (5.82%) Test Analyst
7 14 (5.09%) Administrator
8 12 (4.36%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.36%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.00%) Performance Tester
9 11 (4.00%) VB Developer
9 11 (4.00%) VB6 Developer
10 10 (3.64%) Performance Manager
10 10 (3.64%) Automation Tester
10 10 (3.64%) Applications Packager
10 10 (3.64%) Programmer
11 9 (3.27%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Applications Support
11 9 (3.27%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (46.55%) .NET
2 94 (34.18%) ASP.NET
3 85 (30.91%) HTML
4 63 (22.91%) JSP
5 28 (10.18%) XML
6 13 (4.73%) COM+
7 12 (4.36%) Application Packaging
8 11 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 11 (4.00%) OLE
9 10 (3.64%) jQuery
10 9 (3.27%) WCF
11 8 (2.91%) WSH
12 7 (2.55%) Ajax
12 7 (2.55%) Web Services
13 6 (2.18%) Classic ASP
13 6 (2.18%) ActiveX
13 6 (2.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 5 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (1.82%) XSLT
14 5 (1.82%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.91%) Thin Client
2 8 (2.91%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.55%) Replication
4 5 (1.82%) Clustering
5 4 (1.45%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.73%) EMC Centera
6 2 (0.73%) Statistics
6 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.73%) User Experience
7 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) iPhone
7 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.36%) DTV
7 1 (0.36%) EMV
7 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 96 (34.91%) Windows
2 42 (15.27%) UNIX
3 36 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (12.36%) Windows 7
5 27 (9.82%) Windows XP
5 27 (9.82%) Linux
6 24 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.73%) Windows 2000
8 7 (2.55%) Solaris
8 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.82%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.09%) AIX
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (27.64%) CRM
2 59 (21.45%) Test Automation
3 43 (15.64%) Knowledge Management
4 40 (14.55%) Functional Testing
5 36 (13.09%) Project Management
6 31 (11.27%) Test Scripting
7 26 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.09%) Software Testing
9 13 (4.73%) ITIL
10 12 (4.36%) Automated Testing
11 11 (4.00%) MVC
11 11 (4.00%) Scrum
12 10 (3.64%) TDD
12 10 (3.64%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.64%) Performance Testing
13 9 (3.27%) PRINCE2
14 8 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (2.91%) Migration
14 8 (2.91%) Security Testing
14 8 (2.91%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 142 (51.64%) C#
2 103 (37.45%) SQL
3 80 (29.09%) JavaScript
4 67 (24.36%) VBScript
5 59 (21.45%) Java
6 47 (17.09%) VB6
7 29 (10.55%) PowerShell
8 25 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 21 (7.64%) C
10 13 (4.73%) Perl
11 11 (4.00%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.64%) C++
13 9 (3.27%) T-SQL
13 9 (3.27%) VBA
13 9 (3.27%) Korn
14 8 (2.91%) Bourne shell
15 7 (2.55%) PHP
16 5 (1.82%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.45%) Python
18 3 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 101 (36.73%) ISTQB
2 86 (31.27%) Security Cleared
3 81 (29.45%) SC Cleared
4 73 (26.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 23 (8.36%) DV Cleared
6 21 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (7.27%) ISEB
8 17 (6.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (5.45%) MCITP
10 14 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (4.00%) CCNA
12 10 (3.64%) Degree
13 6 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (2.18%) MCSE
14 5 (1.82%) HNC
14 5 (1.82%) CCA
14 5 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.73%) QA
2 7 (2.55%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.09%) SLA
3 3 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.27%) VMware ESX
2 9 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (3.27%) NFS
2 9 (3.27%) Hyper-V
2 9 (3.27%) XenApp
3 7 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.09%) vSphere
5 3 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (6.55%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.27%) NetBackup
3 8 (2.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (2.91%) Nagios
4 7 (2.55%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (2.55%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.55%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (2.55%) SCSM
5 6 (2.18%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.45%) SCOM
7 3 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.09%) nmon
7 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.09%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.09%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.09%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.73%) SCCM
8 2 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 109 (39.64%) Oracle
2 106 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 106 (38.55%) HP
3 19 (6.91%) Citrix
4 14 (5.09%) VMware
5 12 (4.36%) Cisco
6 11 (4.00%) EMC
7 9 (3.27%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.91%) Isilon
9 7 (2.55%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.55%) BMC
10 6 (2.18%) SAP
10 6 (2.18%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.82%) IBM
12 4 (1.45%) Veritas
13 3 (1.09%) CA
13 3 (1.09%) Intel
13 3 (1.09%) Hummingbird
13 3 (1.09%) Altiris
13 3 (1.09%) Lumension
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £59 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago