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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 162 101 97
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 104 146 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.61% 1.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.18% 5.02% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 74 73
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £205 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 22
Average hourly rate £42.50 £160.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.43% +357.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
3271 2906 2530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.23% 32.12% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1891 1587 1270
Average daily rate £350 £332 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 117 201
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.97 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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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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 -9 34 £350 +55.55% 7
Hampshire -28 23 £288 -0.86% 8
Buckinghamshire -7 20 £325 +25.00% 3
Surrey +6 16 £313 -16.66% 14
West Sussex -21 6 £425 +18.88% 4
Kent -4 3 £350 +55.55% 5
East Sussex -10 2 £288 -32.35% 7
Oxfordshire -23 2 £181 -35.26% 2
Middlesex - - - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 90 (45.00%) SQL
2 87 (43.50%) Windows
3 86 (43.00%) Microsoft
4 67 (33.50%) Security Cleared
5 65 (32.50%) VBScript
6 63 (31.50%) Oracle
7 56 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 55 (27.50%) PowerShell
9 53 (26.50%) C#
10 50 (25.00%) .NET
11 48 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 48 (24.00%) SC Cleared
12 44 (22.00%) Windows 7
13 39 (19.50%) VMware
13 39 (19.50%) MS Excel
13 39 (19.50%) SCCM
13 39 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 37 (18.50%) SQL Server
15 36 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (16.50%) ASP.NET
17 32 (16.00%) HTML
18 29 (14.50%) Windows XP
18 29 (14.50%) Hyper-V
19 28 (14.00%) Finance
20 25 (12.50%) HP
20 25 (12.50%) JavaScript
21 24 (12.00%) VB6
22 23 (11.50%) Migration
22 23 (11.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
23 22 (11.00%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 15 (7.50%) IIS
2 13 (6.50%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.50%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.50%) Lync
6 7 (3.50%) OpenStack
7 6 (3.00%) SAS
8 2 (1.00%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (19.50%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.00%) MS Office
3 6 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.50%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.50%) Staffware
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.50%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.50%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.50%) DNS
2 9 (4.50%) DHCP
3 8 (4.00%) ATM
3 8 (4.00%) Firewall
4 5 (2.50%) LAN
5 4 (2.00%) SAN
6 3 (1.50%) CDMA
6 3 (1.50%) GSM
7 2 (1.00%) SMS
8 1 (0.50%) LDAP
8 1 (0.50%) Network Security
8 1 (0.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.00%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (8.50%) MS Access
4 11 (5.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (4.50%) MySQL
7 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.00%) DTS
8 6 (3.00%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.50%) DB2
10 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.50%) QlikView
11 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.00%) SAP BW
11 2 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (9.50%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (8.50%) StarTeam
3 10 (5.00%) Selenium
4 7 (3.50%) WebDriver
5 6 (3.00%) Subversion
6 5 (2.50%) JIRA
7 4 (2.00%) ClearQuest
7 4 (2.00%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (2.00%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.50%) eggPlant
8 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.50%) MSI
9 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.50%) Maven
10 1 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.50%) UltraEdit
10 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (14.00%) Finance
2 14 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.50%) Banking
4 4 (2.00%) Automotive
4 4 (2.00%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.00%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (20.50%) Developer
2 35 (17.50%) Analyst
3 17 (8.50%) Integration Engineer
4 16 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 16 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 12 (6.00%) Consultant
6 11 (5.50%) Tester
6 11 (5.50%) Report Analyst
6 11 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) Administrator
8 8 (4.00%) MI Analyst
9 7 (3.50%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.50%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (3.00%) Programmer
10 6 (3.00%) Exchange Engineer
11 5 (2.50%) Junior
11 5 (2.50%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.00%) Senior Manager
12 4 (2.00%) Integration Manager
12 4 (2.00%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.00%) .NET
2 33 (16.50%) ASP.NET
3 32 (16.00%) HTML
4 19 (9.50%) XML
5 12 (6.00%) CSS
6 11 (5.50%) WCF
7 10 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.50%) Application Packaging
8 9 (4.50%) Web Services
8 9 (4.50%) JSP
9 6 (3.00%) COM+
10 5 (2.50%) SOAP
10 5 (2.50%) Classic ASP
10 5 (2.50%) WPF
10 5 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (2.00%) WinForms
11 4 (2.00%) XSL
12 3 (1.50%) WSH
12 3 (1.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.50%) Open Source
3 4 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.50%) iPad
4 3 (1.50%) PKI
4 3 (1.50%) iPhone
4 3 (1.50%) SCADA
4 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.00%) Clustering
5 2 (1.00%) EFT
5 2 (1.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.50%) Statistics
6 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.50%) Replication
6 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.50%) PMI
6 1 (0.50%) EPoS
6 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 87 (43.50%) Windows
2 48 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (22.00%) Windows 7
4 39 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (14.50%) Windows XP
6 17 (8.50%) Linux
7 11 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.00%) Windows 2000
10 7 (3.50%) UNIX
11 4 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.00%) Android
12 3 (1.50%) AIX
12 3 (1.50%) Solaris
13 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.50%) Migration
2 20 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 17 (8.50%) Project Management
4 16 (8.00%) CRM
5 15 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.50%) Test Automation
6 12 (6.00%) ITIL
7 10 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (4.50%) Test Scripting
8 9 (4.50%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (4.50%) Change Management
9 8 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.00%) Build Automation
9 8 (4.00%) Functional Testing
10 7 (3.50%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.50%) Regression Testing
10 7 (3.50%) Critical Path Analysis
10 7 (3.50%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 90 (45.00%) SQL
2 65 (32.50%) VBScript
3 55 (27.50%) PowerShell
4 53 (26.50%) C#
5 25 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 24 (12.00%) VB6
7 20 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 20 (10.00%) VBA
8 19 (9.50%) Java
9 11 (5.50%) C
9 11 (5.50%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.50%) C++
10 9 (4.50%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.50%) PHP
12 3 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.50%) Ruby
13 2 (1.00%) Korn
13 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.00%) Python
13 2 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (33.50%) Security Cleared
2 48 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.00%) DV Cleared
4 19 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.50%) Degree
6 9 (4.50%) ISTQB
6 9 (4.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.00%) CCNA
8 7 (3.50%) RHCE
8 7 (3.50%) RHCSA
8 7 (3.50%) RHCA
9 5 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.50%) ISEB
9 5 (2.50%) MCP
9 5 (2.50%) HND
10 4 (2.00%) MCDBA
10 4 (2.00%) MCAD
10 4 (2.00%) MCSD
11 3 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) GCP
System Software
1 56 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (14.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.50%) XenApp
5 3 (1.50%) vSphere
5 3 (1.50%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.00%) NFS
7 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (19.50%) SCCM
2 23 (11.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (9.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 8 (4.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 7 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (3.00%) WSUS
6 6 (3.00%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.50%) SCOM
8 3 (1.50%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.50%) Unicenter
9 2 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.50%) CORE IMPACT
10 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.50%) Nagios
10 1 (0.50%) Nessus
10 1 (0.50%) Nmap
10 1 (0.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 86 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (31.50%) Oracle
3 39 (19.50%) VMware
4 25 (12.50%) HP
5 13 (6.50%) Borland
6 10 (5.00%) Citrix
7 9 (4.50%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.50%) Cisco
9 6 (3.00%) Dell
9 6 (3.00%) Primavera
9 6 (3.00%) NetApp
10 4 (2.00%) AppSense
10 4 (2.00%) IBM
10 4 (2.00%) BMC
10 4 (2.00%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.00%) Remedy
11 3 (1.50%) CA
11 3 (1.50%) Lumension
12 2 (1.00%) Becrypt
12 2 (1.00%) 3Com
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