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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 156 176 106
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -70
Contract jobs citing VB 110 94 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 1.00% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.50% 2.91% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 68
Median daily rate £375 £375 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £428 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
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
3141 3232 3000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.20% 34.30% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 2019 1650
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 85 104
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +50 58 £350 -6.66% 4
Berkshire -2 20 £375 - 5
Surrey +2 14 £488 +23.80% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £330 -13.15% 2
Kent +7 5 £378 +7.85% 3
East Sussex +10 1 £425 +30.76% 6
Middlesex -7 1 £165 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 138 (63.89%) SQL
2 101 (46.76%) SQL Server
2 101 (46.76%) Microsoft
3 90 (41.67%) .NET
4 88 (40.74%) C#
5 80 (37.04%) Oracle
6 79 (36.57%) Windows
7 76 (35.19%) JavaScript
8 73 (33.80%) HTML
9 72 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 67 (31.02%) CSS
10 67 (31.02%) MS Excel
11 55 (25.46%) XML
12 54 (25.00%) IIS
13 51 (23.61%) Visual Studio
13 51 (23.61%) VBScript
14 49 (22.69%) jQuery
14 49 (22.69%) Security Cleared
15 47 (21.76%) Active Directory
16 46 (21.30%) T-SQL
17 45 (20.83%) Web Development
18 44 (20.37%) VB6
19 43 (19.91%) ASP.NET
20 42 (19.44%) Java
21 36 (16.67%) Finance
22 35 (16.20%) PL/SQL
23 34 (15.74%) SC Cleared
24 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
25 32 (14.81%) HTML5
25 32 (14.81%) DCOM

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 54 (25.00%) IIS
2 13 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.56%) Apache
3 12 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.24%) SAS
5 5 (2.31%) Drupal
5 5 (2.31%) Joomla!
5 5 (2.31%) WordPress
6 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.93%) JBoss
7 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 67 (31.02%) MS Excel
2 25 (11.57%) MS Office
3 4 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) Simulink
5 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.85%) IaaS
2 4 (1.85%) SaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.80%) HTTP
2 15 (6.94%) DNS
3 14 (6.48%) LDAP
4 13 (6.02%) SMTP
4 13 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.56%) SAN
6 11 (5.09%) DHCP
6 11 (5.09%) IPsec
6 11 (5.09%) Software-Defined Networking
6 11 (5.09%) VPN
7 10 (4.63%) BGP
7 10 (4.63%) Internet
7 10 (4.63%) IPv6
8 4 (1.85%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.46%) RS-232
11 1 (0.46%) SSL
11 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (46.76%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.43%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.80%) MS Access
3 19 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (3.70%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.24%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.78%) PowerPivot
10 5 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (2.31%) QlikView
11 4 (1.85%) MySQL
11 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.39%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (23.61%) Visual Studio
2 21 (9.72%) Subversion
3 17 (7.87%) HP UFT
4 14 (6.48%) LoadRunner
5 11 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.24%) MSI
7 6 (2.78%) Selenium
7 6 (2.78%) SpecFlow
7 6 (2.78%) StarTeam
8 5 (2.31%) Babel
8 5 (2.31%) NUnit
8 5 (2.31%) webpack
9 4 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (1.85%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.85%) WiX
10 2 (0.93%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.93%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.93%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (16.67%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Marketing
3 13 (6.02%) Banking
4 7 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.78%) German Language
6 3 (1.39%) Military
7 2 (0.93%) French Language
7 2 (0.93%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (41.67%) Developer
2 31 (14.35%) Analyst
3 27 (12.50%) ASP Developer
4 24 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 23 (10.65%) .NET Developer
6 20 (9.26%) Support Engineer
6 20 (9.26%) VB Developer
7 19 (8.80%) Classic ASP Developer
8 15 (6.94%) VB6 Developer
9 13 (6.02%) C# Developer
10 12 (5.56%) Applications Developer
11 9 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (4.17%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.70%) Applications Support
12 8 (3.70%) Consultant
13 7 (3.24%) Azure Engineer
13 7 (3.24%) SQL Analyst
14 6 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 6 (2.78%) Security Analyst
14 6 (2.78%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (41.67%) .NET
2 73 (33.80%) HTML
3 67 (31.02%) CSS
4 55 (25.46%) XML
5 49 (22.69%) jQuery
6 43 (19.91%) ASP.NET
7 32 (14.81%) DCOM
7 32 (14.81%) HTML5
8 29 (13.43%) Classic ASP
9 21 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (9.26%) .NET Framework
11 19 (8.80%) CSS3
12 17 (7.87%) XHTML
13 14 (6.48%) AngularJS
13 14 (6.48%) SOAP
14 13 (6.02%) Laravel
14 13 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (5.56%) Web Services
16 10 (4.63%) WCF
17 9 (4.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.09%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.85%) Clustering
6 4 (1.85%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.93%) Fintech
7 2 (0.93%) NHS
7 2 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.93%) User Experience
7 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.46%) AS400
8 1 (0.46%) EPoS
8 1 (0.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) iSeries
8 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.46%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 79 (36.57%) Windows
2 30 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (11.57%) Linux
3 25 (11.57%) Windows Server
4 24 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (8.80%) Windows 7
6 18 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (7.87%) Unix
7 17 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.09%) zOS
9 10 (4.63%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.70%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.46%) MVS
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.46%) Solaris
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.83%) Web Development
2 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (13.43%) Workflow
4 28 (12.96%) Waterfall
5 27 (12.50%) MVC
6 26 (12.04%) SDLC
7 23 (10.65%) Change Control
7 23 (10.65%) Scrum
8 22 (10.19%) Kanban
9 20 (9.26%) Project Management
10 17 (7.87%) ITIL
11 16 (7.41%) Migration
12 14 (6.48%) CRM
13 13 (6.02%) DevOps
13 13 (6.02%) Technical Analysis
14 12 (5.56%) Mentoring
14 12 (5.56%) Security Operations
14 12 (5.56%) Software Testing
15 11 (5.09%) Functional Testing
15 11 (5.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 138 (63.89%) SQL
2 88 (40.74%) C#
3 76 (35.19%) JavaScript
4 72 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 51 (23.61%) VBScript
6 46 (21.30%) T-SQL
7 44 (20.37%) VB6
8 42 (19.44%) Java
9 35 (16.20%) PL/SQL
10 26 (12.04%) VB.NET
11 25 (11.57%) VBA
12 21 (9.72%) C
12 21 (9.72%) C++
12 21 (9.72%) PHP
13 10 (4.63%) Perl
14 8 (3.70%) Python
15 7 (3.24%) Tcl
16 5 (2.31%) TypeScript
17 4 (1.85%) MATLAB
17 4 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (22.69%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.11%) Degree
4 15 (6.94%) DV Cleared
5 14 (6.48%) ISTQB
5 14 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (6.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (6.02%) MCSE
7 11 (5.09%) MCSA
8 10 (4.63%) CCNA
8 10 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.78%) CEH
9 6 (2.78%) CISM
9 6 (2.78%) CISSP
9 6 (2.78%) GCIA
9 6 (2.78%) GCIH
9 6 (2.78%) GIAC
9 6 (2.78%) MCSD
10 3 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.70%) SLA
2 5 (2.31%) QA
3 3 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (21.76%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.04%) Hyper-V
3 22 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.31%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.93%) 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 (7.87%) SCCM
2 15 (6.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.24%) Netcool
4 7 (3.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.24%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.31%) SCOM
7 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.39%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.39%) SCSM
9 2 (0.93%) Control-M
9 2 (0.93%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.93%) Puppet
9 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 101 (46.76%) Microsoft
2 80 (37.04%) Oracle
3 27 (12.50%) HP
4 24 (11.11%) VMware
5 21 (9.72%) IBM
6 18 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.48%) Cisco
8 7 (3.24%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.24%) Splunk
9 6 (2.78%) Aruba
9 6 (2.78%) Blue Coat
9 6 (2.78%) Borland
9 6 (2.78%) Riverbed
9 6 (2.78%) SAP
10 5 (2.31%) Arqiva
10 5 (2.31%) DevExpress
10 5 (2.31%) Teradata
11 4 (1.85%) Citrix
11 4 (1.85%) Juniper
12 3 (1.39%) Siebel
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