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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 160 132 123
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 98 106 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.24% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.99% 3.64% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 39
Average daily rate
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£311 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £48.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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
3282 2912 2702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.10% 34.16% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1583 1384
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 181
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 -11 34 £300 -12.08% 7
Berkshire -3 20 £300 -7.69% 10
Buckinghamshire -6 20 £356 +11.32% 1
Surrey -10 9 £300 -14.28% 8
East Sussex +1 7 - - 1
West Sussex -1 2 £340 -24.44% 2
Oxfordshire -32 1 £430 +65.38% 2
Kent - - - - 8
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 94 (44.76%) Windows
2 86 (40.95%) SQL
3 77 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 70 (33.33%) C#
4 70 (33.33%) Oracle
5 66 (31.43%) .NET
6 63 (30.00%) VBScript
7 51 (24.29%) Security Cleared
8 50 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 50 (23.81%) HP
9 47 (22.38%) SQL Server
9 47 (22.38%) PowerShell
10 46 (21.90%) Active Directory
10 46 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
12 41 (19.52%) HTML
13 39 (18.57%) MS Excel
14 38 (18.10%) ASP.NET
14 38 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (17.14%) SC Cleared
15 36 (17.14%) Test Automation
16 35 (16.67%) ISTQB
17 34 (16.19%) JavaScript
17 34 (16.19%) Windows XP
18 30 (14.29%) Project Management
19 29 (13.81%) VMware
19 29 (13.81%) Oracle Reports
20 27 (12.86%) UNIX
20 27 (12.86%) CRM
20 27 (12.86%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (6.67%) IIS
2 9 (4.29%) SAS
3 8 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.90%) Lync
6 4 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.43%) Documentum
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 39 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.76%) MS Office
3 5 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.43%) MS Project
5 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.95%) Maximo
1 2 (0.95%) Staffware
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.95%) TIBCO iProcess
1 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.95%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.43%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.67%) DHCP
2 13 (6.19%) DNS
3 9 (4.29%) ATM
4 5 (2.38%) Internet
5 4 (1.90%) Firewall
6 2 (0.95%) SAN
6 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.95%) SMS
6 2 (0.95%) Network Security
7 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.48%) LAN
7 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.38%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.81%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (4.76%) MS Access
4 9 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.29%) Data Mining
5 8 (3.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.33%) DTS
7 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.90%) MySQL
8 4 (1.90%) QlikView
8 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.95%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.95%) Ingres
10 2 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 45 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (7.62%) Selenium
3 11 (5.24%) WebDriver
4 10 (4.76%) StarTeam
5 9 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.90%) MSI
8 4 (1.90%) JMeter
8 4 (1.90%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.43%) Moq
9 3 (1.43%) NUnit
10 2 (0.95%) Ant
10 2 (0.95%) JUnit
10 2 (0.95%) TestLink
10 2 (0.95%) TestNG
11 1 (0.48%) JIRA
11 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.48%) Selenium IDE
General
1 24 (11.43%) Finance
2 16 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.33%) Back Office
4 6 (2.86%) Marketing
5 4 (1.90%) Banking
6 3 (1.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (22.86%) Analyst
2 37 (17.62%) Developer
3 20 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 17 (8.10%) Test Manager
5 14 (6.67%) Tester
6 12 (5.71%) Report Analyst
7 10 (4.76%) Programmer
7 10 (4.76%) MI Analyst
8 9 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (3.81%) Test Leader
9 8 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.33%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.33%) Administrator
11 6 (2.86%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.86%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (2.86%) VB Developer
11 6 (2.86%) VB6 Developer
12 5 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (31.43%) .NET
2 41 (19.52%) HTML
3 38 (18.10%) ASP.NET
4 23 (10.95%) JSP
5 18 (8.57%) XML
6 9 (4.29%) WCF
7 8 (3.81%) Web Services
8 7 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.33%) COM+
9 6 (2.86%) jQuery
10 5 (2.38%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.38%) XSLT
10 5 (2.38%) ActiveX
10 5 (2.38%) J2EE
11 4 (1.90%) OLE
11 4 (1.90%) DHTML
11 4 (1.90%) CSS
11 4 (1.90%) Ajax
12 3 (1.43%) WPF
12 3 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.29%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.29%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.81%) Open Source
4 5 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (0.95%) EFT
5 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.95%) Statistics
6 1 (0.48%) PKI
6 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.48%) Replication
6 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.48%) NHS
6 1 (0.48%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 94 (44.76%) Windows
2 50 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 46 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (16.19%) Windows XP
6 27 (12.86%) UNIX
7 22 (10.48%) Linux
8 13 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (4.76%) Windows 2000
10 10 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.86%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.90%) Solaris
13 1 (0.48%) AIX
13 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.14%) Test Automation
2 30 (14.29%) Project Management
3 27 (12.86%) CRM
4 25 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (10.95%) Knowledge Management
6 22 (10.48%) Functional Testing
7 16 (7.62%) Test Scripting
8 15 (7.14%) ITIL
9 12 (5.71%) Migration
9 12 (5.71%) Software Testing
10 11 (5.24%) Scrum
11 10 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.29%) Build Automation
12 9 (4.29%) Automated Testing
12 9 (4.29%) Change Management
13 8 (3.81%) TDD
14 7 (3.33%) Incident Management
14 7 (3.33%) Security Testing
14 7 (3.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.95%) SQL
2 70 (33.33%) C#
3 63 (30.00%) VBScript
4 47 (22.38%) PowerShell
5 34 (16.19%) JavaScript
6 27 (12.86%) VB6
7 20 (9.52%) Java
8 19 (9.05%) C
9 14 (6.67%) Perl
9 14 (6.67%) VBA
10 13 (6.19%) VB.NET
11 12 (5.71%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.29%) Korn
12 9 (4.29%) Bourne shell
13 6 (2.86%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.38%) C++
15 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.43%) Python
16 2 (0.95%) COBOL
16 2 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 36 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 35 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 19 (9.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (7.62%) ISEB
6 16 (7.62%) DV Cleared
7 13 (6.19%) Degree
8 9 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (3.81%) MCITP
10 7 (3.33%) RHCSA
10 7 (3.33%) RHCA
10 7 (3.33%) RHCE
11 6 (2.86%) CCA
11 6 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.86%) MCSE
11 6 (2.86%) HNC
12 5 (2.38%) HND
12 5 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.67%) QA
2 5 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.29%) NFS
5 8 (3.81%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.81%) XenApp
6 6 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.43%) vSphere
9 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.48%) Nmap
10 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (10.48%) SCCM
2 15 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (6.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (5.24%) Tivoli
5 10 (4.76%) NetBackup
6 9 (4.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 9 (4.29%) Nagios
7 7 (3.33%) SCOM
8 6 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.90%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (1.90%) SCSM
9 4 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.43%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.43%) ARCserve
10 3 (1.43%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
11 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 70 (33.33%) Oracle
3 50 (23.81%) HP
4 29 (13.81%) VMware
5 22 (10.48%) Citrix
6 17 (8.10%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.29%) Isilon
7 9 (4.29%) EMC
8 8 (3.81%) BMC
9 7 (3.33%) Primavera
10 6 (2.86%) Borland
11 5 (2.38%) Remedy
11 5 (2.38%) Dell
11 5 (2.38%) Cisco
12 4 (1.90%) AppSense
12 4 (1.90%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.43%) Lumension
13 3 (1.43%) Altiris
13 3 (1.43%) SAP
13 3 (1.43%) Business Objects
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