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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 166 156 148
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 85 114 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 1.17% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.76% 3.45% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 71 63
Median daily rate £360 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £26.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%
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
3085 3309 3022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 36.46% 33.93% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1927 2092 1683
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 117 110
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £18.84 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -2 28 £343 -0.72% 2
Berkshire 0 23 £440 +25.71% 7
Buckinghamshire +23 19 £380 +21.60% 3
East Sussex +1 4 £355 +4.26% 1
Kent +9 3 - -
Surrey +1 3 - - 2
West Sussex -7 2 £300 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 121 (62.37%) SQL
2 104 (53.61%) Microsoft
3 92 (47.42%) C#
4 89 (45.88%) SQL Server
5 78 (40.21%) .NET
6 73 (37.63%) Windows
7 66 (34.02%) Oracle
8 65 (33.51%) JavaScript
9 59 (30.41%) Visual Studio
10 54 (27.84%) PowerShell
11 51 (26.29%) ASP.NET
12 50 (25.77%) Security Cleared
13 47 (24.23%) HTML
13 47 (24.23%) T-SQL
13 47 (24.23%) XML
14 46 (23.71%) Java
14 46 (23.71%) IIS
15 44 (22.68%) CSS
15 44 (22.68%) MVC
16 43 (22.16%) MS Excel
17 40 (20.62%) VB6
18 39 (20.10%) jQuery
19 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
19 37 (19.07%) Relational Database
20 35 (18.04%) Active Directory
21 33 (17.01%) C++
22 32 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
23 31 (15.98%) Web Development
24 30 (15.46%) VBScript
25 28 (14.43%) HP

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 46 (23.71%) IIS
2 14 (7.22%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.15%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.61%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.58%) Drupal
6 5 (2.58%) Joomla!
6 5 (2.58%) WordPress
7 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.03%) Apache
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.03%) Tuxedo
8 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 43 (22.16%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.67%) MS Office
2 11 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project
3 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.06%) AWD
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.37%) DNS
2 13 (6.70%) DHCP
3 11 (5.67%) HTTP
3 11 (5.67%) Kerberos
3 11 (5.67%) SAN
4 10 (5.15%) SMTP
5 8 (4.12%) Internet
5 8 (4.12%) LAN
5 8 (4.12%) WAN
6 7 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (3.61%) Skype
6 7 (3.61%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.58%) IPsec
7 5 (2.58%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (2.58%) VPN
8 4 (2.06%) BGP
8 4 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.06%) IPv6
9 3 (1.55%) LDAP
10 2 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (45.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (19.07%) Relational Database
3 28 (14.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (9.28%) MS Access
6 18 (9.28%) RDBMS
7 11 (5.67%) Oracle Database
7 11 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.64%) Big Data
8 9 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (4.64%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (4.12%) MySQL
9 8 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.09%) DB2
11 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (30.41%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.28%) Subversion
3 15 (7.73%) HP UFT
4 14 (7.22%) LoadRunner
5 13 (6.70%) Selenium
5 13 (6.70%) SpecFlow
6 12 (6.19%) MSI
6 12 (6.19%) NUnit
7 11 (5.67%) WiX
8 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.58%) Babel
9 5 (2.58%) webpack
10 4 (2.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.06%) StarTeam
10 4 (2.06%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (8.76%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Marketing
3 6 (3.09%) Banking
3 6 (3.09%) German Language
4 5 (2.58%) Electronics
4 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.06%) Military
6 2 (1.03%) French Language
6 2 (1.03%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (40.72%) Developer
2 36 (18.56%) Analyst
3 27 (13.92%) .NET Developer
4 20 (10.31%) SQL Developer
5 19 (9.79%) C# Developer
6 18 (9.28%) ASP Developer
7 14 (7.22%) Classic ASP Developer
7 14 (7.22%) VB Developer
8 13 (6.70%) Support Engineer
9 12 (6.19%) Systems Analyst
10 11 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (5.67%) VB6 Developer
11 9 (4.64%) Applications Developer
11 9 (4.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 9 (4.64%) Security Analyst
12 8 (4.12%) Consultant
13 7 (3.61%) Applications Support
13 7 (3.61%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Developer
13 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (40.21%) .NET
2 51 (26.29%) ASP.NET
3 47 (24.23%) HTML
3 47 (24.23%) XML
4 44 (22.68%) CSS
5 39 (20.10%) jQuery
6 28 (14.43%) .NET Framework
7 26 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (12.89%) DCOM
9 23 (11.86%) Classic ASP
10 21 (10.82%) Web Services
11 18 (9.28%) WCF
12 16 (8.25%) Ajax
12 16 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (8.25%) HTML5
13 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 14 (7.22%) CSS3
14 14 (7.22%) Entity Framework
14 14 (7.22%) KnockoutJS
14 14 (7.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.76%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.15%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.64%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.58%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) AS400
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) iPad
8 1 (0.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 73 (37.63%) Windows
2 26 (13.40%) Windows Server
2 26 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (7.22%) Linux
5 13 (6.70%) Unix
6 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.15%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.12%) Android
9 7 (3.61%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.06%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.03%) zOS
12 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.68%) MVC
2 32 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.98%) Web Development
4 28 (14.43%) SDLC
5 22 (11.34%) Scrum
5 22 (11.34%) Waterfall
6 19 (9.79%) Change Control
7 18 (9.28%) Kanban
7 18 (9.28%) Migration
8 17 (8.76%) Configuration Management
8 17 (8.76%) ITIL
9 15 (7.73%) Software Engineering
10 14 (7.22%) TDD
11 13 (6.70%) Business Analysis
11 13 (6.70%) CRM
12 12 (6.19%) Full Text Search
12 12 (6.19%) Functional Testing
12 12 (6.19%) RAD
12 12 (6.19%) UML
13 11 (5.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 121 (62.37%) SQL
2 92 (47.42%) C#
3 65 (33.51%) JavaScript
4 54 (27.84%) PowerShell
5 47 (24.23%) T-SQL
6 46 (23.71%) Java
7 40 (20.62%) VB6
8 33 (17.01%) C++
9 30 (15.46%) VBScript
10 27 (13.92%) C
11 26 (13.40%) PL/SQL
12 20 (10.31%) VB.NET
13 19 (9.79%) VBA
14 14 (7.22%) TypeScript
15 13 (6.70%) PHP
16 11 (5.67%) Python
17 6 (3.09%) Perl
18 4 (2.06%) VC++
19 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
20 2 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (25.77%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.25%) Degree
4 14 (7.22%) ISTQB
5 13 (6.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (6.19%) CCNA
6 12 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.19%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.64%) CEH
7 9 (4.64%) CISM
7 9 (4.64%) CISSP
7 9 (4.64%) GCIA
7 9 (4.64%) GCIH
7 9 (4.64%) GIAC
8 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.58%) MCSE
10 4 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.03%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) QA
2 8 (4.12%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (18.04%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.03%) XenServer
6 1 (0.52%) Firmware
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.70%) SCCM
2 9 (4.64%) WSUS
3 8 (4.12%) AirWatch
3 8 (4.12%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.09%) SCOrch
4 6 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.58%) SCOM
6 4 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.55%) Control-M
7 3 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.55%) SCSM
8 2 (1.03%) Perfmon
8 2 (1.03%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.52%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.52%) Netcool
9 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 104 (53.61%) Microsoft
2 66 (34.02%) Oracle
3 28 (14.43%) HP
4 23 (11.86%) VMware
5 15 (7.73%) Cisco
6 13 (6.70%) DevExpress
7 10 (5.15%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.12%) BMC
8 8 (4.12%) MobileIron
8 8 (4.12%) Remedy
8 8 (4.12%) Symantec
9 5 (2.58%) Arqiva
9 5 (2.58%) Citrix
10 4 (2.06%) Borland
10 4 (2.06%) Capita
11 3 (1.55%) IBM
11 3 (1.55%) Infragistics
11 3 (1.55%) Juniper
11 3 (1.55%) Siebel
12 2 (1.03%) Mercator
Hampshire
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