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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 105 110 75
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -35
Contract jobs citing VB 144 142 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.57% 1.60% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.86% 4.60% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 110
Average daily rate
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£315 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 21
Average hourly rate £26.13 £28.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.13% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.88 £49.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -13.38%
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
2965 3089 3151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.33% 34.77% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1620 1544
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 148 194
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £17.50 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +33 66 £375 +41.50% 8
Surrey -3 23 £225 -29.68% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 21 £425 +44.68% 4
Berkshire -37 13 £338 -6.89% 5
East Sussex +1 10 £358 +40.19% 2
Oxfordshire +6 8 £260 -5.45% 6
Middlesex 0 1 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex -7 1 £200 -39.62% 1
Kent -8 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 152 (47.80%) C#
2 147 (46.23%) .NET
3 127 (39.94%) Microsoft
4 126 (39.62%) SQL
5 122 (38.36%) Oracle
6 107 (33.65%) ASP.NET
7 106 (33.33%) HP
8 103 (32.39%) Windows
9 101 (31.76%) ISTQB
10 99 (31.13%) Security Cleared
11 90 (28.30%) SC Cleared
12 89 (27.99%) SQL Server
13 86 (27.04%) HTML
13 86 (27.04%) JavaScript
14 85 (26.73%) QuickTest Pro
15 78 (24.53%) CRM
16 75 (23.58%) VBScript
17 74 (23.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 67 (21.07%) Java
19 64 (20.13%) JSP
20 60 (18.87%) VB6
21 59 (18.55%) Test Automation
22 57 (17.92%) MS Excel
23 43 (13.52%) Knowledge Management
24 39 (12.26%) Windows 7
24 39 (12.26%) Finance
25 38 (11.95%) XML
25 38 (11.95%) UNIX
26 34 (10.69%) Oracle Reports
26 34 (10.69%) Project Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (9.12%) IIS
2 25 (7.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.14%) Documentum
4 6 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (1.57%) CMS
5 5 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.57%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.63%) FileNet
9 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 57 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.40%) MS Office
3 6 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.94%) MS Project
5 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.97%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.89%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.26%) Staffware
3 4 (1.26%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.63%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.63%) AWD
6 1 (0.31%) Maximo
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.18%) SAN
2 9 (2.83%) DNS
3 7 (2.20%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.20%) Firewall
3 7 (2.20%) Kerberos
3 7 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.89%) HTTP
4 6 (1.89%) Internet
5 5 (1.57%) DHCP
6 4 (1.26%) ATM
7 3 (0.94%) FTP
8 2 (0.63%) VPN
8 2 (0.63%) SDH
8 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.63%) 3G
8 2 (0.63%) DWDM
8 2 (0.63%) MPLS
8 2 (0.63%) OSPF
8 2 (0.63%) BGP
8 2 (0.63%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (27.99%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.69%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (6.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (5.03%) SQL Server 2000
6 16 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (4.40%) Oracle Database
9 13 (4.09%) DTS
10 10 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (2.83%) MS Access
12 7 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.89%) QlikView
13 6 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.57%) IDOL
15 4 (1.26%) Ingres
16 3 (0.94%) DB2
17 2 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 85 (26.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (5.66%) LoadRunner
3 17 (5.35%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.35%) Selenium
4 13 (4.09%) MSI
5 12 (3.77%) WebDriver
5 12 (3.77%) Wise Package Studio
6 11 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.57%) JMeter
9 4 (1.26%) Subversion
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.26%) Ant
10 3 (0.94%) JUnit
10 3 (0.94%) Toad
10 3 (0.94%) Introscope
10 3 (0.94%) JProfiler
10 3 (0.94%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (0.94%) TestNG
11 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (12.26%) Finance
2 13 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.57%) Retail
3 5 (1.57%) Marketing
4 4 (1.26%) Banking
4 4 (1.26%) Back Office
4 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.31%) Legal
6 1 (0.31%) Electronics
6 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (19.81%) Developer
2 53 (16.67%) Analyst
3 33 (10.38%) Test Manager
4 31 (9.75%) Tester
5 20 (6.29%) Test Leader
6 16 (5.03%) Test Specialist
7 15 (4.72%) .NET Developer
8 14 (4.40%) Test Analyst
8 14 (4.40%) Support Analyst
8 14 (4.40%) Applications Packager
8 14 (4.40%) Administrator
9 13 (4.09%) VB Developer
9 13 (4.09%) VB6 Developer
9 13 (4.09%) Automation Tester
10 12 (3.77%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.46%) Technical Support
11 11 (3.46%) SQL Developer
11 11 (3.46%) Performance Tester
12 10 (3.14%) Data Analyst
12 10 (3.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (46.23%) .NET
2 107 (33.65%) ASP.NET
3 86 (27.04%) HTML
4 64 (20.13%) JSP
5 38 (11.95%) XML
6 15 (4.72%) COM+
7 13 (4.09%) Application Packaging
8 12 (3.77%) OLE
9 11 (3.46%) jQuery
10 10 (3.14%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.14%) Web Services
10 10 (3.14%) WSH
11 9 (2.83%) WCF
12 8 (2.52%) Classic ASP
13 7 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (1.89%) Ajax
15 5 (1.57%) ODBC
15 5 (1.57%) ActiveX
15 5 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 4 (1.26%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.46%) Replication
2 5 (1.57%) E-Learning
3 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
3 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
4 3 (0.94%) Clustering
5 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.63%) EMC Centera
5 2 (0.63%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.63%) NHS
5 2 (0.63%) Statistics
5 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.31%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.31%) SCADA
6 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.31%) iPhone
6 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.31%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.31%) EMV
6 1 (0.31%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 103 (32.39%) Windows
2 39 (12.26%) Windows 7
3 38 (11.95%) UNIX
4 31 (9.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (8.18%) Windows XP
6 24 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (7.55%) Linux
7 9 (2.83%) Windows 2000
8 7 (2.20%) Solaris
9 5 (1.57%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.57%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.94%) AIX
11 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.53%) CRM
2 59 (18.55%) Test Automation
3 43 (13.52%) Knowledge Management
4 34 (10.69%) Project Management
5 32 (10.06%) Test Scripting
6 22 (6.92%) ITIL
7 21 (6.60%) Functional Testing
8 15 (4.72%) Migration
9 14 (4.40%) Software Testing
10 13 (4.09%) Automated Testing
10 13 (4.09%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.46%) Scrum
11 11 (3.46%) TDD
12 10 (3.14%) MVC
12 10 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.14%) Performance Testing
12 10 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (47.80%) C#
2 126 (39.62%) SQL
3 86 (27.04%) JavaScript
4 75 (23.58%) VBScript
5 67 (21.07%) Java
6 60 (18.87%) VB6
7 29 (9.12%) VB.NET
7 29 (9.12%) PowerShell
8 19 (5.97%) C
9 17 (5.35%) VBA
10 15 (4.72%) T-SQL
11 13 (4.09%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.77%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.83%) Perl
13 9 (2.83%) C++
14 8 (2.52%) PHP
15 5 (1.57%) Python
15 5 (1.57%) Korn
15 5 (1.57%) Lua
16 4 (1.26%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 101 (31.76%) ISTQB
2 99 (31.13%) Security Cleared
3 90 (28.30%) SC Cleared
4 74 (23.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 25 (7.86%) DV Cleared
6 22 (6.92%) ISEB
7 21 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (5.03%) MCITP
10 14 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.46%) CCNA
12 8 (2.52%) Degree
12 8 (2.52%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.26%) MCSE
15 3 (0.94%) HNC
15 3 (0.94%) CCA
15 3 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.86%) QA
2 11 (3.46%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.57%) NFS
5 5 (1.57%) XenApp
5 5 (1.57%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.94%) vSphere
8 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.31%) Xen
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.89%) TIBCO Hawk
3 6 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (1.89%) SCSM
4 5 (1.57%) SCCM
4 5 (1.57%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.26%) Nagios
6 3 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.94%) SCOM
6 3 (0.94%) nmon
7 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.63%) OPNET
8 1 (0.31%) WMI
8 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 127 (39.94%) Microsoft
2 122 (38.36%) Oracle
3 106 (33.33%) HP
4 16 (5.03%) Citrix
5 15 (4.72%) VMware
6 13 (4.09%) Cisco
7 8 (2.52%) EMC
8 7 (2.20%) SAP
9 6 (1.89%) BMC
9 6 (1.89%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.89%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.57%) Google
10 5 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.57%) CA
10 5 (1.57%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.26%) IBM
11 4 (1.26%) Huawei
11 4 (1.26%) Isilon
12 3 (0.94%) Hummingbird
12 3 (0.94%) Remedy
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