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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 173 179 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -79
Contract jobs citing VB 96 87 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 0.91% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 2.61% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 72
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.75 - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.92%
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
3166 3330 2883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.61% 34.89% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1960 2092 1566
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 88 100
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +43 52 £343 +0.73% 2
Berkshire -4 21 £400 +14.28% 4
Surrey 0 9 £475 +18.75% 5
Kent +8 7 £378 +31.30% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £330 -13.15% 6
West Sussex -10 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VB.

1 142 (65.44%) SQL
2 108 (49.77%) Microsoft
3 98 (45.16%) SQL Server
4 91 (41.94%) C#
5 88 (40.55%) .NET
6 80 (36.87%) Windows
7 79 (36.41%) Oracle
8 75 (34.56%) JavaScript
9 71 (32.72%) PowerShell
10 70 (32.26%) HTML
11 64 (29.49%) CSS
12 61 (28.11%) MS Excel
13 53 (24.42%) Security Cleared
14 52 (23.96%) VBScript
15 51 (23.50%) IIS
15 51 (23.50%) Visual Studio
15 51 (23.50%) XML
16 49 (22.58%) Java
17 46 (21.20%) Active Directory
18 45 (20.74%) T-SQL
18 45 (20.74%) ASP.NET
18 45 (20.74%) VB6
18 45 (20.74%) jQuery
19 42 (19.35%) Web Development
20 38 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
21 36 (16.59%) SC Cleared
22 34 (15.67%) MVC
22 34 (15.67%) PL/SQL
22 34 (15.67%) Relational Database
23 33 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (23.50%) IIS
2 13 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.15%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.69%) Apache
5 7 (3.23%) SAS
6 5 (2.30%) Drupal
6 5 (2.30%) Joomla!
6 5 (2.30%) WordPress
7 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.92%) JBoss
8 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (28.11%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.60%) MS Office
3 10 (4.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Simulink
5 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.84%) IaaS
3 3 (1.38%) SaaS
4 2 (0.92%) Office 365
4 2 (0.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.29%) HTTP
2 15 (6.91%) DNS
3 13 (5.99%) SAN
3 13 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.07%) DHCP
4 11 (5.07%) IPsec
4 11 (5.07%) LDAP
4 11 (5.07%) Software-Defined Networking
4 11 (5.07%) VPN
5 10 (4.61%) BGP
5 10 (4.61%) Internet
5 10 (4.61%) IPv6
5 10 (4.61%) SMTP
6 4 (1.84%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.46%) Firewall
9 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.46%) RS-232
9 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 34 (15.67%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (7.83%) MS Access
6 16 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (6.91%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (2.76%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (2.76%) PowerPivot
10 6 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.30%) QlikView
12 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (23.50%) Visual Studio
2 23 (10.60%) Subversion
3 18 (8.29%) HP UFT
4 15 (6.91%) LoadRunner
5 12 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.23%) MSI
7 6 (2.76%) Selenium
7 6 (2.76%) SpecFlow
7 6 (2.76%) StarTeam
8 5 (2.30%) Babel
8 5 (2.30%) NUnit
8 5 (2.30%) webpack
9 4 (1.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.84%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (1.84%) WiX
10 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (14.29%) Finance
2 15 (6.91%) Marketing
3 10 (4.61%) Banking
4 6 (2.76%) German Language
5 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.38%) Military
7 2 (0.92%) French Language
7 2 (0.92%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (39.63%) Developer
2 35 (16.13%) Analyst
3 26 (11.98%) ASP Developer
4 24 (11.06%) .NET Developer
4 24 (11.06%) SQL Developer
5 19 (8.76%) Classic ASP Developer
5 19 (8.76%) Support Engineer
6 18 (8.29%) VB Developer
7 15 (6.91%) C# Developer
7 15 (6.91%) VB6 Developer
8 10 (4.61%) Applications Developer
9 9 (4.15%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (3.69%) Consultant
11 7 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.23%) WPF Developer
12 6 (2.76%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (40.55%) .NET
2 70 (32.26%) HTML
3 64 (29.49%) CSS
4 51 (23.50%) XML
5 45 (20.74%) ASP.NET
5 45 (20.74%) jQuery
6 32 (14.75%) DCOM
7 29 (13.36%) Classic ASP
7 29 (13.36%) HTML5
8 21 (9.68%) .NET Framework
9 20 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (8.76%) CSS3
11 18 (8.29%) XHTML
12 13 (5.99%) Web Services
13 11 (5.07%) AngularJS
14 10 (4.61%) JSP
14 10 (4.61%) Laravel
14 10 (4.61%) SOAP
14 10 (4.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (4.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.99%) Computer Science
2 13 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.07%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (2.76%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.30%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.84%) Clustering
7 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.92%) NHS
7 2 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.92%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.46%) AS400
8 1 (0.46%) CMDB
8 1 (0.46%) Fintech
8 1 (0.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) iSeries
8 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 80 (36.87%) Windows
2 33 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (12.44%) Windows Server
4 25 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (11.06%) Linux
6 19 (8.76%) Windows 7
7 18 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (6.45%) Unix
10 10 (4.61%) Ubuntu
11 8 (3.69%) Windows 10
11 8 (3.69%) zOS
12 1 (0.46%) AIX
12 1 (0.46%) MVS
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.46%) Solaris
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.35%) Web Development
2 38 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (15.67%) MVC
4 31 (14.29%) SDLC
5 28 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 26 (11.98%) Workflow
7 24 (11.06%) Scrum
8 23 (10.60%) Change Control
9 22 (10.14%) Kanban
10 19 (8.76%) Migration
11 17 (7.83%) ITIL
11 17 (7.83%) Project Management
12 16 (7.37%) Business Analysis
13 15 (6.91%) CRM
14 12 (5.53%) Functional Testing
14 12 (5.53%) Mentoring
14 12 (5.53%) Software Testing
15 11 (5.07%) Configuration Management
15 11 (5.07%) Load Balancing
15 11 (5.07%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 142 (65.44%) SQL
2 91 (41.94%) C#
3 75 (34.56%) JavaScript
4 71 (32.72%) PowerShell
5 52 (23.96%) VBScript
6 49 (22.58%) Java
7 45 (20.74%) T-SQL
7 45 (20.74%) VB6
8 34 (15.67%) PL/SQL
9 29 (13.36%) C++
10 28 (12.90%) C
11 26 (11.98%) VB.NET
12 24 (11.06%) VBA
13 18 (8.29%) PHP
14 10 (4.61%) Perl
15 9 (4.15%) Python
16 7 (3.23%) Tcl
17 5 (2.30%) TypeScript
18 4 (1.84%) MATLAB
18 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.59%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.06%) Degree
4 17 (7.83%) DV Cleared
5 15 (6.91%) ISTQB
6 14 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (5.99%) MCSE
8 11 (5.07%) CCNA
8 11 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.07%) MCSA
9 6 (2.76%) CEH
9 6 (2.76%) CISM
9 6 (2.76%) CISSP
9 6 (2.76%) GCIA
9 6 (2.76%) GCIH
9 6 (2.76%) GIAC
9 6 (2.76%) MCSD
10 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.53%) QA
2 7 (3.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (21.20%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.98%) Hyper-V
3 22 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.30%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.92%) XenServer
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.46%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (7.83%) SCCM
2 15 (6.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.23%) Netcool
4 7 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.23%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.76%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.30%) SCOM
7 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.38%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.38%) SCSM
9 2 (0.92%) Control-M
9 2 (0.92%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 108 (49.77%) Microsoft
2 79 (36.41%) Oracle
3 28 (12.90%) HP
4 24 (11.06%) VMware
5 18 (8.29%) IBM
5 18 (8.29%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.45%) Cisco
7 7 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 7 (3.23%) Splunk
8 6 (2.76%) Aruba
8 6 (2.76%) Blue Coat
8 6 (2.76%) Borland
8 6 (2.76%) Riverbed
9 5 (2.30%) Arqiva
9 5 (2.30%) DevExpress
9 5 (2.30%) Teradata
10 4 (1.84%) Capita
10 4 (1.84%) Citrix
10 4 (1.84%) Juniper
11 3 (1.38%) Siebel
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