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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 146 139 111
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs citing VB 95 96 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 1.15% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 3.48% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 59
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£328 £345 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £389 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
3137 2759 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.60% 33.15% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1443 1231
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £245
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 112 133 172
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.46 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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
Berkshire +14 28 £313 +6.38% 11
Hampshire -27 25 £344 -2.82% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 20 £375 +9.09% 4
Surrey -3 11 £300 -23.80% 12
Oxfordshire -26 3 £200 -24.52% 4
East Sussex -17 2 - - 4
Kent -14 1 £350 +55.55% 6
Middlesex - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 90 (46.39%) Windows
2 88 (45.36%) SQL
3 82 (42.27%) Microsoft
4 63 (32.47%) Oracle
5 61 (31.44%) VBScript
6 58 (29.90%) Active Directory
7 54 (27.84%) Security Cleared
7 54 (27.84%) Windows 7
8 52 (26.80%) PowerShell
9 48 (24.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (24.23%) C#
11 46 (23.71%) .NET
12 45 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 39 (20.10%) HP
14 38 (19.59%) VMware
15 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
16 36 (18.56%) MS Excel
17 35 (18.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (17.53%) SQL Server
19 33 (17.01%) SCCM
20 32 (16.49%) Windows XP
21 28 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
22 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
23 26 (13.40%) HTML
23 26 (13.40%) Hyper-V
24 25 (12.89%) ASP.NET
25 24 (12.37%) Project Management
25 24 (12.37%) Test Automation
26 23 (11.86%) Linux
26 23 (11.86%) Oracle Reports

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (6.70%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.15%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (4.64%) SAS
5 8 (4.12%) IIS
6 7 (3.61%) Lync
6 7 (3.61%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.19%) MS Office
3 6 (3.09%) MS Project
4 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.03%) Maximo
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.55%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.76%) DNS
1 17 (8.76%) DHCP
2 9 (4.64%) ATM
3 6 (3.09%) Firewall
4 5 (2.58%) Internet
5 4 (2.06%) LAN
6 3 (1.55%) CDMA
6 3 (1.55%) GSM
7 2 (1.03%) Network Security
7 2 (1.03%) SMS
8 1 (0.52%) SNMP
8 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.86%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (6.70%) MS Access
4 9 (4.64%) Data Mining
5 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.09%) MySQL
7 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.55%) QlikView
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.03%) Ingres
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.52%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 28 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (8.25%) StarTeam
3 10 (5.15%) Selenium
4 8 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.06%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (2.06%) MSI
6 3 (1.55%) NUnit
6 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.55%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.55%) Moq
6 3 (1.55%) eggPlant
6 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.03%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.03%) JMeter
8 1 (0.52%) JIRA
8 1 (0.52%) UltraEdit
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 14 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.61%) Banking
3 7 (3.61%) Back Office
4 5 (2.58%) Marketing
5 4 (2.06%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (21.13%) Analyst
2 34 (17.53%) Developer
3 20 (10.31%) Data Analyst
4 15 (7.73%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.15%) MI Analyst
6 10 (5.15%) Report Analyst
6 10 (5.15%) Tester
7 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Consultant
8 8 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (3.61%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.09%) Exchange Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Administrator
10 6 (3.09%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.09%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Programmer
11 5 (2.58%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.71%) .NET
2 26 (13.40%) HTML
3 25 (12.89%) ASP.NET
4 15 (7.73%) JSP
5 8 (4.12%) Application Packaging
5 8 (4.12%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.61%) XML
6 7 (3.61%) WCF
7 6 (3.09%) Web Services
8 5 (2.58%) Classic ASP
9 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.06%) WPF
10 3 (1.55%) WSH
10 3 (1.55%) CSS
10 3 (1.55%) Silverlight
10 3 (1.55%) jQuery
10 3 (1.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.03%) HTML5
11 2 (1.03%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.64%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.64%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.64%) Open Source
3 5 (2.58%) Clustering
4 3 (1.55%) PKI
4 3 (1.55%) iPhone
4 3 (1.55%) iPad
4 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.03%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.03%) SCADA
5 2 (1.03%) Statistics
5 2 (1.03%) EFT
5 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) PMI
6 1 (0.52%) NHS
6 1 (0.52%) EPoS
6 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 90 (46.39%) Windows
2 54 (27.84%) Windows 7
3 48 (24.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (16.49%) Windows XP
6 23 (11.86%) Linux
7 16 (8.25%) UNIX
8 14 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (6.19%) Windows 2000
10 11 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.12%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.06%) Android
13 3 (1.55%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.03%) Solaris
15 1 (0.52%) VMS
15 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.37%) Project Management
1 24 (12.37%) Test Automation
2 18 (9.28%) Configuration Management
3 17 (8.76%) Migration
4 16 (8.25%) Knowledge Management
4 16 (8.25%) CRM
5 15 (7.73%) Functional Testing
6 13 (6.70%) ITIL
7 12 (6.19%) Test Scripting
7 12 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.64%) Software Testing
9 9 (4.64%) Build Automation
10 8 (4.12%) Change Management
11 7 (3.61%) Critical Path Analysis
11 7 (3.61%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.09%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.09%) Software Engineering
13 5 (2.58%) MVC
13 5 (2.58%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (45.36%) SQL
2 61 (31.44%) VBScript
3 52 (26.80%) PowerShell
4 47 (24.23%) C#
5 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.28%) C
7 16 (8.25%) VBA
8 14 (7.22%) VB6
9 13 (6.70%) Java
10 12 (6.19%) Perl
11 11 (5.67%) PL/SQL
11 11 (5.67%) VB.NET
12 10 (5.15%) Shell Script
13 9 (4.64%) Korn
13 9 (4.64%) Bourne shell
14 5 (2.58%) C++
15 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.03%) COBOL
16 2 (1.03%) PHP
16 2 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (27.84%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (10.31%) DV Cleared
4 17 (8.76%) ISTQB
5 16 (8.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (6.70%) Degree
7 7 (3.61%) RHCA
7 7 (3.61%) RHCE
7 7 (3.61%) ISEB
7 7 (3.61%) CCNA
7 7 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.61%) RHCSA
8 6 (3.09%) HNC
8 6 (3.09%) MCSE
8 6 (3.09%) CCA
8 6 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.58%) HND
9 5 (2.58%) MCP
9 5 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 58 (29.90%) Active Directory
2 35 (18.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.40%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.64%) NFS
5 8 (4.12%) XenApp
5 8 (4.12%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.55%) vSphere
9 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.52%) Nmap
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (17.01%) SCCM
2 21 (10.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (9.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (6.70%) NetBackup
5 11 (5.67%) Tivoli
6 9 (4.64%) Nagios
6 9 (4.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 8 (4.12%) SCOM
8 6 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (2.58%) WSUS
10 4 (2.06%) SCSM
10 4 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (2.06%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (1.55%) ARCserve
11 3 (1.55%) Unicenter
11 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.55%) HP SIM
12 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 1 (0.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 82 (42.27%) Microsoft
2 63 (32.47%) Oracle
3 39 (20.10%) HP
4 38 (19.59%) VMware
5 22 (11.34%) Citrix
6 17 (8.76%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.19%) Borland
8 9 (4.64%) EMC
8 9 (4.64%) Isilon
9 8 (4.12%) BMC
10 7 (3.61%) Primavera
11 5 (2.58%) Dell
11 5 (2.58%) Cisco
12 4 (2.06%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.06%) NetApp
12 4 (2.06%) AppSense
13 3 (1.55%) Altiris
13 3 (1.55%) CA
13 3 (1.55%) Remedy
13 3 (1.55%) Veritas
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