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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 179 167 146
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Contract jobs citing VB 67 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 1.03% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.31% 3.07% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 37
Average daily rate £348 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £394 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.29% +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
2902 3191 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 33.44% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1783 1449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 134
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 18 £401 +33.50% 5
Hampshire -7 15 £340 +0.74% 7
Surrey -10 9 £330 +10.00%
Buckinghamshire +2 8 - - 2
Kent -2 6 £330 -5.71%
East Sussex +13 4 £468 - 3
Oxfordshire +5 3 £310 +55.00% 3
West Sussex +8 2 £370 - 1
Sussex - 2 £430 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 73 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 61 (35.88%) .NET
3 58 (34.12%) C#
3 58 (34.12%) SQL
4 52 (30.59%) Oracle
5 49 (28.82%) HTML
5 49 (28.82%) MS Excel
5 49 (28.82%) Security Cleared
6 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
7 46 (27.06%) SC Cleared
8 43 (25.29%) Windows
8 43 (25.29%) HP
9 40 (23.53%) VBScript
10 38 (22.35%) JavaScript
11 37 (21.76%) Finance
12 36 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (20.59%) Java
13 35 (20.59%) HP UFT
14 28 (16.47%) C++
15 27 (15.88%) ASP.NET
15 27 (15.88%) PowerShell
15 27 (15.88%) Test Automation
15 27 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (15.29%) Test Scripting
17 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
18 24 (14.12%) Functional Testing
19 22 (12.94%) XML
19 22 (12.94%) Active Directory
20 21 (12.35%) IIS
20 21 (12.35%) ISTQB

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (12.35%) IIS
2 11 (6.47%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.29%) Apache
4 6 (3.53%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.94%) WordPress
6 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.18%) CMS
7 2 (1.18%) concrete5
7 2 (1.18%) Documentum
7 2 (1.18%) Drupal
7 2 (1.18%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (1.18%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 49 (28.82%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.41%) MS Office
3 15 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.18%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.18%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.18%) GIMP
5 2 (1.18%) MS Project
5 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.59%) Simulink
6 1 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.59%) AWD
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.76%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.24%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.12%) Firewall
2 7 (4.12%) SMTP
3 6 (3.53%) FTP
4 5 (2.94%) DNS
4 5 (2.94%) HTTP
4 5 (2.94%) LDAP
5 4 (2.35%) SAN
6 3 (1.76%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.18%) DHCP
7 2 (1.18%) SNMP
8 1 (0.59%) Internet
8 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.59%) IPsec
8 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.18%) MS Access
3 17 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.41%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.94%) DB2
8 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.94%) MySQL
8 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (20.59%) HP UFT
2 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 19 (11.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (9.41%) Selenium
5 15 (8.82%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (5.88%) WebDriver
7 8 (4.71%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.12%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.94%) Introscope
9 5 (2.94%) JProfiler
9 5 (2.94%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.94%) Subversion
9 5 (2.94%) Toad
10 4 (2.35%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.76%) Rational Performance Tester
11 3 (1.76%) Wise Package Studio
12 2 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.18%) Grunt
General
1 37 (21.76%) Finance
2 17 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.12%) Banking
4 4 (2.35%) Military
4 4 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Electronics
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (34.71%) Analyst
2 49 (28.82%) Developer
3 18 (10.59%) Tester
4 17 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 14 (8.24%) Automation Tester
6 13 (7.65%) VB Developer
7 12 (7.06%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.47%) Consultant
9 10 (5.88%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (5.29%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.29%) Web Analyst
11 8 (4.71%) Applications Developer
11 8 (4.71%) Programmer
11 8 (4.71%) Security Analyst
12 7 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (4.12%) Automation Specialist
12 7 (4.12%) Test Specialist
13 6 (3.53%) Automation Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (35.88%) .NET
2 49 (28.82%) HTML
3 27 (15.88%) ASP.NET
4 22 (12.94%) XML
5 16 (9.41%) Web Services
6 15 (8.82%) CSS
7 12 (7.06%) jQuery
8 8 (4.71%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (4.12%) Laravel
9 7 (4.12%) Middleware
9 7 (4.12%) SOAP
10 6 (3.53%) HTML5
11 5 (2.94%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.94%) WinForms
11 5 (2.94%) WPF
12 4 (2.35%) Ajax
12 4 (2.35%) ELK Stack
12 4 (2.35%) Software Packaging
12 4 (2.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.35%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.35%) Data Extraction
2 4 (2.35%) Mainframe
2 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.35%) Mathematics
3 3 (1.76%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.18%) User Experience
4 2 (1.18%) Wiki
5 1 (0.59%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.59%) Fintech
5 1 (0.59%) FMCG
5 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.59%) iSeries
5 1 (0.59%) Mashup
5 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.29%) Windows
2 17 (10.00%) Unix
3 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (8.82%) Linux
5 14 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.29%) Windows Server
7 9 (5.29%) zOS
8 8 (4.71%) Solaris
9 6 (3.53%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.76%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.18%) Android
11 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.18%) CentOS
11 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.88%) Test Automation
3 26 (15.29%) Test Scripting
4 24 (14.12%) Functional Testing
5 15 (8.82%) Test Strategy
6 14 (8.24%) CRM
6 14 (8.24%) Regression Testing
7 13 (7.65%) Project Management
7 13 (7.65%) Scrum
8 12 (7.06%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (5.88%) SDLC
9 10 (5.88%) Web Development
10 9 (5.29%) Data Security
10 9 (5.29%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (5.29%) DevOps
10 9 (5.29%) ITIL
10 9 (5.29%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (5.29%) Software Testing
11 8 (4.71%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 58 (34.12%) C#
1 58 (34.12%) SQL
2 40 (23.53%) VBScript
3 38 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 35 (20.59%) Java
5 28 (16.47%) C++
6 27 (15.88%) PowerShell
7 18 (10.59%) VB6
7 18 (10.59%) VBA
8 15 (8.82%) PHP
9 12 (7.06%) T-SQL
9 12 (7.06%) VB.NET
10 8 (4.71%) F#
10 8 (4.71%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.94%) C
11 5 (2.94%) Perl
12 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.35%) COBOL
12 4 (2.35%) Python
12 4 (2.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (28.82%) Security Cleared
2 46 (27.06%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.35%) ISTQB
4 15 (8.82%) ISEB
5 13 (7.65%) DV Cleared
5 13 (7.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (4.12%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (2.35%) Degree
8 4 (2.35%) MCP
8 4 (2.35%) MCSA
8 4 (2.35%) MCSE
8 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.18%) CEH
10 2 (1.18%) CISM
10 2 (1.18%) CISSP
10 2 (1.18%) GCIA
10 2 (1.18%) GCIH
10 2 (1.18%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.53%) PCI DSS
1 6 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (3.53%) SLA
2 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.76%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) TickIT
3 2 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.53%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.35%) XenApp
6 3 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.76%) vSphere
7 2 (1.18%) NFS
7 2 (1.18%) Samba
7 2 (1.18%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.18%) Xen
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.88%) SCCM
3 8 (4.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.94%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (2.94%) nmon
4 5 (2.94%) Puppet
4 5 (2.94%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.35%) Cacti
5 4 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.35%) Nagios
5 4 (2.35%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.35%) WSUS
6 3 (1.76%) Netcool
6 3 (1.76%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 73 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 52 (30.59%) Oracle
3 43 (25.29%) HP
4 14 (8.24%) IBM
5 11 (6.47%) VMware
6 6 (3.53%) Citrix
7 5 (2.94%) Cisco
7 5 (2.94%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.35%) CommVault
8 4 (2.35%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.35%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.35%) SAP
8 4 (2.35%) Symantec
9 3 (1.76%) arcserve
9 3 (1.76%) BMC
9 3 (1.76%) CA
9 3 (1.76%) EMC
9 3 (1.76%) Serena
9 3 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.76%) SolarWinds
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