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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 178 111 111
Rank change year-on-year
-67 0
Contract jobs citing VB 87 151 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 1.62% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 5.07% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 63
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £26.13 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £26.40
% change year-on-year
+48.93% -10.98%
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
3350 2976 2948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.77% 31.94% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 1631 1522
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 101 152
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £14.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.22 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 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
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 5 August 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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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
Berkshire +15 26 £400 +18.51% 5
Hampshire -48 24 £340 -9.33% 9
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £375 -8.53% 5
West Sussex - 8 £338 - 2
East Sussex -11 5 £340 -4.89% 1
Surrey -25 3 £300 +33.33% 11
Kent - 3 £288 - 4
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 82 (40.00%) Windows
2 79 (38.54%) .NET
3 72 (35.12%) SQL
4 63 (30.73%) Microsoft
5 61 (29.76%) C#
6 60 (29.27%) VBScript
7 59 (28.78%) Finance
8 54 (26.34%) HTML
8 54 (26.34%) SQL Server
9 51 (24.88%) Security Cleared
10 49 (23.90%) PowerShell
11 44 (21.46%) MS Excel
12 43 (20.98%) XML
12 43 (20.98%) SC Cleared
13 39 (19.02%) MS Office
14 38 (18.54%) Oracle
14 38 (18.54%) ASP.NET
15 36 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (16.10%) Active Directory
17 31 (15.12%) Visual Studio
18 29 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
19 28 (13.66%) VB.NET
19 28 (13.66%) IIS
20 27 (13.17%) JavaScript
20 27 (13.17%) VB6
21 26 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (11.71%) VMware
22 24 (11.71%) ITIL
22 24 (11.71%) Windows 7
23 23 (11.22%) Selenium

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 28 (13.66%) IIS
2 6 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.46%) TPMS
5 1 (0.49%) WordPress
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 44 (21.46%) MS Excel
2 39 (19.02%) MS Office
3 5 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.46%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.49%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.98%) SaaS
1 2 (0.98%) IaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.27%) LDAP
2 14 (6.83%) DNS
3 12 (5.85%) SAN
4 8 (3.90%) DHCP
5 7 (3.41%) ATM
5 7 (3.41%) LAN
5 7 (3.41%) WAN
6 6 (2.93%) NAS
7 5 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.44%) HTTP
8 3 (1.46%) FTP
8 3 (1.46%) WLAN
8 3 (1.46%) VPN
8 3 (1.46%) Firewall
8 3 (1.46%) IPsec
9 2 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.98%) SNMP
10 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (26.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.73%) DB2
3 19 (9.27%) DB2 UDB
4 14 (6.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (6.34%) MS Access
5 13 (6.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (5.85%) Oracle Database
6 12 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (5.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (4.39%) MySQL
9 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (2.93%) DTS
9 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (2.44%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 31 (15.12%) Visual Studio
2 23 (11.22%) Selenium
3 17 (8.29%) WebDriver
4 16 (7.80%) HP UFT
5 12 (5.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.93%) Wise Package Studio
6 6 (2.93%) Subversion
7 5 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.95%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.95%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.95%) JIRA
8 4 (1.95%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.95%) ClearQuest
8 4 (1.95%) MSI
9 3 (1.46%) NUnit
9 3 (1.46%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.46%) Maven
9 3 (1.46%) JSUnit
General
1 59 (28.78%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Banking
3 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.95%) Automotive
5 3 (1.46%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (29.27%) Developer
2 43 (20.98%) Analyst
3 25 (12.20%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.32%) Tester
5 14 (6.83%) Administrator
5 14 (6.83%) Security Analyst
6 12 (5.85%) Programmer
7 10 (4.88%) Consultant
7 10 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (4.39%) Regression Tester
9 8 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
9 8 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.90%) Analyst Programmer
9 8 (3.90%) VB.NET Developer
10 7 (3.41%) Architect
11 6 (2.93%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.93%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Selenium Tester
12 5 (2.44%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (38.54%) .NET
2 54 (26.34%) HTML
3 43 (20.98%) XML
4 38 (18.54%) ASP.NET
5 22 (10.73%) CSS
6 19 (9.27%) SOAP
7 18 (8.78%) Ajax
8 14 (6.83%) .NET Framework
8 14 (6.83%) Web Services
9 13 (6.34%) jQuery
10 9 (4.39%) Application Packaging
11 8 (3.90%) WCF
12 6 (2.93%) COM+
13 5 (2.44%) TIBCO EMS
13 5 (2.44%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 5 (2.44%) FusionCharts
14 4 (1.95%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.95%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (1.95%) Entity Framework
14 4 (1.95%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.34%) N-Tier
3 12 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.39%) Clustering
5 5 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.95%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.98%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.98%) Statistics
8 2 (0.98%) Wiki
8 2 (0.98%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.49%) iPhone
9 1 (0.49%) Telematics
9 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.49%) Replication
9 1 (0.49%) SCADA
9 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 82 (40.00%) Windows
2 29 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (11.71%) Windows 7
5 22 (10.73%) Windows XP
6 13 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.85%) UNIX
8 11 (5.37%) Linux
9 6 (2.93%) Solaris
10 5 (2.44%) AIX
11 4 (1.95%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.98%) zOS
12 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (11.71%) ITIL
3 19 (9.27%) Project Management
4 18 (8.78%) Migration
5 16 (7.80%) Test Automation
6 15 (7.32%) Regression Testing
7 14 (6.83%) Software Testing
7 14 (6.83%) Technical Analysis
8 13 (6.34%) SDLC
8 13 (6.34%) Incident Management
8 13 (6.34%) Information Security
9 12 (5.85%) Security Management
9 12 (5.85%) Web Development
9 12 (5.85%) Data Protection
10 10 (4.88%) Test Scripting
10 10 (4.88%) Change Management
10 10 (4.88%) OO
11 9 (4.39%) CRM
12 8 (3.90%) Time Management
13 7 (3.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.12%) SQL
2 61 (29.76%) C#
3 60 (29.27%) VBScript
4 49 (23.90%) PowerShell
5 28 (13.66%) VB.NET
6 27 (13.17%) JavaScript
6 27 (13.17%) VB6
7 23 (11.22%) Java
8 15 (7.32%) T-SQL
9 12 (5.85%) VBA
10 11 (5.37%) C
10 11 (5.37%) C++
11 8 (3.90%) Perl
12 7 (3.41%) PHP
13 5 (2.44%) Python
13 5 (2.44%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.95%) Korn
14 4 (1.95%) COBOL
15 3 (1.46%) Ruby
16 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (24.88%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.98%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.37%) CISSP
4 8 (3.90%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.41%) ISEB
6 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.95%) MCDBA
7 4 (1.95%) MCAD
7 4 (1.95%) MCSD
8 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.49%) HP AIS
9 1 (0.49%) MCSA
9 1 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.80%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.98%) TickIT
4 1 (0.49%) GCP
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.41%) XenApp
4 7 (3.41%) vSphere
5 5 (2.44%) NFS
5 5 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.98%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.34%) SCCM
2 8 (3.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 7 (3.41%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.95%) Unicenter
5 4 (1.95%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.95%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.98%) OVSD
7 2 (0.98%) HP NNM
7 2 (0.98%) WMI
7 2 (0.98%) WSUS
7 2 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.98%) Control-M
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (30.73%) Microsoft
2 38 (18.54%) Oracle
3 24 (11.71%) VMware
4 18 (8.78%) HP
5 10 (4.88%) EMC
6 8 (3.90%) Citrix
6 8 (3.90%) Telerik
7 7 (3.41%) TIBCO
8 6 (2.93%) CA
8 6 (2.93%) NetApp
9 5 (2.44%) IBM
9 5 (2.44%) Lumension
10 4 (1.95%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.46%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (1.46%) Aquila
11 3 (1.46%) Brocade
11 3 (1.46%) SAP
11 3 (1.46%) BMC
12 2 (0.98%) Remedy
12 2 (0.98%) Cisco
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