The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 92 108 91
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 170 127 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.90% 1.52% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.86% 4.47% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 57 90
Average daily rate
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£325 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 14
Average hourly rate £28.75 £40.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +22.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.30% -
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2903 2843 2932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.41% 34.07% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1583 1449 1459
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 173 199
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
England

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 11 July 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
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 11 July 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 +32 98 £350 -1.06% 11
Surrey -1 23 £228 -28.90% 13
Buckinghamshire -3 22 £310 -11.42% 1
Oxfordshire +13 9 £250 -9.09% 4
Berkshire -38 8 £293 -16.42% 11
East Sussex 0 5 £370 +45.09% 6
Middlesex -1 2 £400 -11.11% 1
West Sussex -9 2 £413 +14.58% 2
Kent - - - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 146 (44.24%) .NET
2 144 (43.64%) SQL
2 144 (43.64%) C#
3 129 (39.09%) Microsoft
4 123 (37.27%) Oracle
5 107 (32.42%) Security Cleared
6 102 (30.91%) Windows
6 102 (30.91%) HP
7 101 (30.61%) ASP.NET
8 95 (28.79%) ISTQB
9 93 (28.18%) SC Cleared
10 88 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 83 (25.15%) JavaScript
12 82 (24.85%) HTML
13 79 (23.94%) QuickTest Pro
14 71 (21.52%) VBScript
15 70 (21.21%) CRM
16 69 (20.91%) Java
17 64 (19.39%) VB6
18 62 (18.79%) MS Excel
19 58 (17.58%) JSP
20 52 (15.76%) Test Automation
21 42 (12.73%) Finance
22 37 (11.21%) Windows 7
22 37 (11.21%) Knowledge Management
23 36 (10.91%) XML
24 34 (10.30%) Test Scripting
24 34 (10.30%) PowerShell
25 33 (10.00%) UNIX
26 31 (9.39%) VB.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 29 (8.79%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.88%) IIS
3 9 (2.73%) Documentum
4 6 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.82%) CMS
4 6 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.91%) Apache
8 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.61%) FileNet
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 62 (18.79%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.06%) MS Office
3 7 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (5.76%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.82%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.21%) Staffware
3 4 (1.21%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.61%) AWD
5 2 (0.61%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.88%) SAN
2 8 (2.42%) DNS
2 8 (2.42%) Firewall
2 8 (2.42%) Kerberos
3 7 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.12%) VPN
3 7 (2.12%) Ethernet
3 7 (2.12%) ATM
3 7 (2.12%) SDH
3 7 (2.12%) 3G
3 7 (2.12%) DWDM
3 7 (2.12%) MPLS
3 7 (2.12%) OSPF
3 7 (2.12%) BGP
3 7 (2.12%) RSVP
3 7 (2.12%) VRRP
3 7 (2.12%) 2G
3 7 (2.12%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.12%) LTE
3 7 (2.12%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.48%) Oracle Reports
3 26 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.55%) MS Access
8 13 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (3.94%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (3.64%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (3.03%) DTS
11 8 (2.42%) QlikView
12 7 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.82%) IDOL
14 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (1.21%) Ingres
16 3 (0.91%) DB2
16 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 79 (23.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (5.15%) LoadRunner
2 17 (5.15%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.85%) MSI
4 14 (4.24%) Wise Package Studio
5 12 (3.64%) Selenium
5 12 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.12%) WebDriver
6 7 (2.12%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.21%) Subversion
7 4 (1.21%) Ant
7 4 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.91%) Toad
8 3 (0.91%) Introscope
8 3 (0.91%) JMeter
8 3 (0.91%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (0.91%) JProfiler
9 2 (0.61%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.61%) WiX
9 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (12.73%) Finance
2 19 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.82%) Banking
3 6 (1.82%) Retail
4 5 (1.52%) Marketing
5 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Military
6 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (22.12%) Developer
2 56 (16.97%) Analyst
3 29 (8.79%) Test Manager
4 26 (7.88%) Tester
5 20 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 18 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 18 (5.45%) Test Leader
7 17 (5.15%) VB6 Developer
7 17 (5.15%) VB Developer
8 16 (4.85%) Applications Packager
8 16 (4.85%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.85%) Test Specialist
9 14 (4.24%) Administrator
9 14 (4.24%) SQL Developer
10 13 (3.94%) Test Engineer
10 13 (3.94%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.33%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.33%) Technical Support
11 11 (3.33%) Automation Tester
12 10 (3.03%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (44.24%) .NET
2 101 (30.61%) ASP.NET
3 82 (24.85%) HTML
4 58 (17.58%) JSP
5 36 (10.91%) XML
6 15 (4.55%) Application Packaging
7 13 (3.94%) jQuery
8 12 (3.64%) COM+
9 11 (3.33%) WSH
10 10 (3.03%) ActiveX
10 10 (3.03%) OLE
10 10 (3.03%) WCF
11 9 (2.73%) OCX
11 9 (2.73%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.73%) Web Services
12 8 (2.42%) Classic ASP
12 8 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (2.12%) DAO
14 5 (1.52%) Ajax
14 5 (1.52%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.64%) Replication
2 6 (1.82%) E-Learning
3 2 (0.61%) EMC Centera
3 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (0.61%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.30%) DTV
4 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.30%) EMV
4 1 (0.30%) NHS
4 1 (0.30%) Statistics
4 1 (0.30%) SCADA
4 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.30%) iPhone
4 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.30%) Open Source
4 1 (0.30%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 102 (30.91%) Windows
2 37 (11.21%) Windows 7
3 33 (10.00%) UNIX
4 29 (8.79%) Windows XP
5 28 (8.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (6.36%) Linux
6 21 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.33%) Solaris
8 6 (1.82%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.91%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.91%) AIX
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (21.21%) CRM
2 52 (15.76%) Test Automation
3 37 (11.21%) Knowledge Management
4 34 (10.30%) Test Scripting
5 28 (8.48%) Project Management
6 25 (7.58%) ITIL
7 21 (6.36%) Migration
8 19 (5.76%) Functional Testing
9 14 (4.24%) PRINCE2
10 12 (3.64%) Scrum
11 11 (3.33%) Software Testing
12 10 (3.03%) Automated Testing
12 10 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.73%) Workflow
13 9 (2.73%) Performance Testing
13 9 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (2.42%) MVC
14 8 (2.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 144 (43.64%) C#
1 144 (43.64%) SQL
2 83 (25.15%) JavaScript
3 71 (21.52%) VBScript
4 69 (20.91%) Java
5 64 (19.39%) VB6
6 34 (10.30%) PowerShell
7 31 (9.39%) VB.NET
8 18 (5.45%) VBA
8 18 (5.45%) C
9 15 (4.55%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.24%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.24%) C++
10 14 (4.24%) PL/SQL
11 11 (3.33%) PHP
12 8 (2.42%) Perl
13 7 (2.12%) Python
14 6 (1.82%) Lua
15 4 (1.21%) Ruby
16 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 107 (32.42%) Security Cleared
2 95 (28.79%) ISTQB
3 93 (28.18%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.27%) DV Cleared
5 21 (6.36%) ISEB
5 21 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.85%) MCITP
7 11 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.33%) CCNA
8 9 (2.73%) Degree
9 8 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.30%) MCP
12 1 (0.30%) HNC
12 1 (0.30%) MCSE
12 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.97%) QA
2 12 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.21%) NFS
6 3 (0.91%) Sendmail
6 3 (0.91%) vSphere
7 2 (0.61%) XenApp
7 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.30%) Xen
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.12%) OPNET
3 7 (2.12%) SCCM
4 6 (1.82%) TIBCO Hawk
5 5 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (1.52%) SCSM
6 4 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.91%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.91%) nmon
8 2 (0.61%) SCOM
8 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.61%) WSUS
8 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.30%) OpenView
9 1 (0.30%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 129 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 123 (37.27%) Oracle
3 102 (30.91%) HP
4 17 (5.15%) VMware
5 16 (4.85%) Cisco
6 12 (3.64%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.73%) SAP
7 9 (2.73%) Citrix
7 9 (2.73%) Huawei
8 8 (2.42%) BT
9 7 (2.12%) Nortel
10 6 (1.82%) NetApp
10 6 (1.82%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.82%) Remedy
10 6 (1.82%) Google
11 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.52%) BMC
11 5 (1.52%) CA
12 4 (1.21%) Sun
12 4 (1.21%) EMC
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Posted: 2 days ago
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