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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 93 106 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing VB 161 142 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.68% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.47% 4.91% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 59 103
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 16
Average hourly rate £28.75 £41.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.30% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -3.27%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2941 2895 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.06% 34.20% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 1474 1508
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
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 97 158 193
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.15 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 25 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 25 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 +27 87 £375 +20.96% 5
Surrey -5 26 £225 -30.76% 13
Buckinghamshire 0 18 £355 +20.85% 4
Berkshire -38 12 £375 +8.38% 15
Oxfordshire +5 8 £250 -9.09% 3
East Sussex -1 7 £365 +43.13% 7
Middlesex -2 2 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 147 (44.82%) C#
1 147 (44.82%) .NET
2 136 (41.46%) SQL
3 128 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 123 (37.50%) Oracle
5 105 (32.01%) HP
6 104 (31.71%) ASP.NET
6 104 (31.71%) Security Cleared
7 103 (31.40%) Windows
8 99 (30.18%) ISTQB
9 91 (27.74%) SC Cleared
10 88 (26.83%) SQL Server
11 84 (25.61%) HTML
12 83 (25.30%) JavaScript
12 83 (25.30%) QuickTest Pro
13 77 (23.48%) VBScript
14 74 (22.56%) CRM
15 70 (21.34%) Java
15 70 (21.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 62 (18.90%) MS Excel
17 60 (18.29%) JSP
17 60 (18.29%) VB6
18 55 (16.77%) Test Automation
19 41 (12.50%) Finance
20 39 (11.89%) XML
20 39 (11.89%) Knowledge Management
21 37 (11.28%) Windows 7
22 36 (10.98%) Test Scripting
23 33 (10.06%) PowerShell
23 33 (10.06%) UNIX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (8.84%) IIS
2 26 (7.93%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.05%) Documentum
4 6 (1.83%) CMS
4 6 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.83%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.61%) FileNet
9 1 (0.30%) Apache
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 (18.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.49%) MS Office
3 7 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.91%) MS Project
5 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.79%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.83%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.22%) Staffware
3 4 (1.22%) 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%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.93%) SAN
2 8 (2.44%) Kerberos
3 7 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.13%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.83%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.83%) HTTP
4 6 (1.83%) VPN
4 6 (1.83%) DNS
4 6 (1.83%) ATM
4 6 (1.83%) SDH
4 6 (1.83%) 3G
4 6 (1.83%) DWDM
4 6 (1.83%) MPLS
4 6 (1.83%) OSPF
4 6 (1.83%) BGP
4 6 (1.83%) RSVP
4 6 (1.83%) VRRP
4 6 (1.83%) Firewall
4 6 (1.83%) 2G
4 6 (1.83%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.15%) Oracle Reports
3 23 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (4.27%) MS Access
8 13 (3.96%) DTS
9 12 (3.66%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.44%) QlikView
12 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.83%) IDOL
14 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (1.22%) Ingres
16 3 (0.91%) DB2
16 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 83 (25.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (5.49%) LoadRunner
3 16 (4.88%) MSI
3 16 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.27%) Selenium
4 14 (4.27%) Wise Package Studio
5 10 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.74%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.22%) Ant
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.22%) Subversion
9 3 (0.91%) Introscope
9 3 (0.91%) JMeter
9 3 (0.91%) Toad
9 3 (0.91%) JUnit
9 3 (0.91%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (0.91%) TestNG
9 3 (0.91%) JProfiler
10 2 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (12.50%) Finance
2 20 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.83%) Retail
4 5 (1.52%) Marketing
4 5 (1.52%) Banking
5 4 (1.22%) 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
Job Titles
1 67 (20.43%) Developer
2 60 (18.29%) Analyst
3 30 (9.15%) Test Manager
4 28 (8.54%) Tester
5 19 (5.79%) Support Analyst
6 18 (5.49%) Test Leader
7 16 (4.88%) Test Specialist
7 16 (4.88%) Applications Packager
7 16 (4.88%) Test Analyst
7 16 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 14 (4.27%) Administrator
9 13 (3.96%) Technical Support
9 13 (3.96%) VB Developer
9 13 (3.96%) VB6 Developer
10 12 (3.66%) SQL Developer
10 12 (3.66%) Test Engineer
10 12 (3.66%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.66%) Automation Tester
11 10 (3.05%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.05%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (44.82%) .NET
2 104 (31.71%) ASP.NET
3 84 (25.61%) HTML
4 60 (18.29%) JSP
5 39 (11.89%) XML
6 15 (4.57%) COM+
6 15 (4.57%) Application Packaging
7 11 (3.35%) jQuery
7 11 (3.35%) WSH
7 11 (3.35%) OLE
8 9 (2.74%) Web Services
8 9 (2.74%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.44%) WCF
9 8 (2.44%) Classic ASP
10 6 (1.83%) ActiveX
10 6 (1.83%) Ajax
10 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (1.52%) OCX
11 5 (1.52%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.66%) Replication
2 6 (1.83%) 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
1 103 (31.40%) Windows
2 37 (11.28%) Windows 7
3 33 (10.06%) UNIX
4 30 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (8.84%) Windows XP
6 21 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (6.40%) Linux
7 9 (2.74%) Solaris
8 6 (1.83%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.83%) 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 74 (22.56%) CRM
2 55 (16.77%) Test Automation
3 39 (11.89%) Knowledge Management
4 36 (10.98%) Test Scripting
5 30 (9.15%) Project Management
6 25 (7.62%) ITIL
7 22 (6.71%) Migration
8 20 (6.10%) Functional Testing
9 14 (4.27%) PRINCE2
10 12 (3.66%) Scrum
10 12 (3.66%) Software Testing
11 11 (3.35%) Automated Testing
12 10 (3.05%) MVC
12 10 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.74%) TDD
13 9 (2.74%) Performance Testing
13 9 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (2.44%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (44.82%) C#
2 136 (41.46%) SQL
3 83 (25.30%) JavaScript
4 77 (23.48%) VBScript
5 70 (21.34%) Java
6 60 (18.29%) VB6
7 33 (10.06%) PowerShell
8 30 (9.15%) VB.NET
9 18 (5.49%) VBA
10 17 (5.18%) C
11 14 (4.27%) PL/SQL
11 14 (4.27%) T-SQL
12 13 (3.96%) Shell Script
13 12 (3.66%) C++
14 9 (2.74%) PHP
15 7 (2.13%) Perl
16 6 (1.83%) Lua
16 6 (1.83%) Python
17 5 (1.52%) Ruby
18 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 104 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 99 (30.18%) ISTQB
3 91 (27.74%) SC Cleared
4 70 (21.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 24 (7.32%) DV Cleared
6 23 (7.01%) ISEB
7 21 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (4.88%) MCITP
10 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (3.35%) CCNA
11 8 (2.44%) Degree
11 8 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.30%) MCP
14 1 (0.30%) MCSE
14 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.93%) QA
2 12 (3.66%) 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 25 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.22%) NFS
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
8 1 (0.30%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (6.40%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (1.83%) TIBCO Hawk
3 6 (1.83%) OPNET
3 6 (1.83%) SCCM
4 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (1.52%) SCSM
4 5 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.91%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.91%) nmon
6 2 (0.61%) SCOM
6 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.61%) WSUS
7 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.30%) Puppet
7 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 128 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 123 (37.50%) Oracle
3 105 (32.01%) HP
4 16 (4.88%) VMware
5 13 (3.96%) Cisco
6 11 (3.35%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.74%) SAP
7 9 (2.74%) Citrix
8 8 (2.44%) Huawei
9 7 (2.13%) Remedy
9 7 (2.13%) BT
10 6 (1.83%) Nortel
10 6 (1.83%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.83%) Google
11 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.52%) BMC
11 5 (1.52%) CA
12 4 (1.22%) NetApp
12 4 (1.22%) EMC
13 3 (0.91%) IBM
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