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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 208 183 178
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 41 86 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.92% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% 2.65% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 50 34
Median daily rate £325 £353 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £299 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -4.45%
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
2618 3246 3237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.80% 34.57% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1524 2002 1879
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 151 106
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.86 £15.78 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +1 13 £425 +14.86% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 9 £325 +4.00% 3
Berkshire -7 7 £325 +3.17% 1
Kent +7 5 £266 -37.71%
Oxfordshire -5 4 £320 +3.22%
East Sussex +10 2 - -
Surrey +2 1 - - 7
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 94 (67.63%) SQL
2 70 (50.36%) Microsoft
3 67 (48.20%) SQL Server
4 57 (41.01%) C#
5 54 (38.85%) .NET
6 48 (34.53%) Windows
7 47 (33.81%) Oracle
8 43 (30.94%) Visual Studio
9 38 (27.34%) JavaScript
10 32 (23.02%) T-SQL
11 31 (22.30%) Java
11 31 (22.30%) PowerShell
12 30 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (20.86%) MVC
13 29 (20.86%) MS Excel
14 28 (20.14%) XML
14 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
14 28 (20.14%) Relational Database
15 26 (18.71%) SDLC
15 26 (18.71%) ASP.NET
15 26 (18.71%) IIS
16 25 (17.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (17.27%) jQuery
18 23 (16.55%) C++
19 22 (15.83%) C
19 22 (15.83%) HTML
19 22 (15.83%) Active Directory
20 21 (15.11%) VB6
20 21 (15.11%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (15.11%) Analytical Skills

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 26 (18.71%) IIS
2 11 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (7.19%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.16%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.44%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.72%) SAS
7 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (20.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.19%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.76%) MS Office
4 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.44%) MS Project
6 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.95%) DNS
2 11 (7.91%) DHCP
2 11 (7.91%) SMTP
3 10 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (7.19%) LAN
3 10 (7.19%) Skype
3 10 (7.19%) WAN
4 7 (5.04%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.72%) Internet
6 1 (0.72%) RS-232
6 1 (0.72%) SAN
6 1 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (48.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (20.14%) Relational Database
3 25 (17.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (15.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (12.95%) MS Access
6 17 (12.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (8.63%) RDBMS
9 10 (7.19%) Big Data
9 10 (7.19%) Hadoop
10 9 (6.47%) MySQL
10 9 (6.47%) Oracle Database
10 9 (6.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (2.88%) DB2
14 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (1.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (30.94%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.47%) Subversion
3 8 (5.76%) MSI
3 8 (5.76%) Selenium
4 7 (5.04%) NUnit
4 7 (5.04%) SpecFlow
4 7 (5.04%) WiX
5 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.44%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.44%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.44%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (10.07%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Banking
2 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Electronics
4 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (47.48%) Developer
2 34 (24.46%) Analyst
3 24 (17.27%) .NET Developer
4 17 (12.23%) C# Developer
5 15 (10.79%) SQL Developer
6 12 (8.63%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (7.19%) Applications Developer
7 10 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.76%) ASP Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) Security Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Classic ASP Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (5.04%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Consultant
10 6 (4.32%) SSRS Developer
11 5 (3.60%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.60%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.85%) .NET
2 28 (20.14%) XML
3 26 (18.71%) ASP.NET
4 24 (17.27%) jQuery
5 22 (15.83%) HTML
6 20 (14.39%) CSS
7 16 (11.51%) .NET Framework
8 15 (10.79%) Classic ASP
9 14 (10.07%) Web Services
10 12 (8.63%) CSS3
10 12 (8.63%) DCOM
10 12 (8.63%) HTML5
11 11 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (6.47%) Ajax
12 9 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 9 (6.47%) Entity Framework
13 8 (5.76%) Breeze.js
13 8 (5.76%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (5.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.76%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (3.60%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.88%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) AS400
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) iSeries
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.53%) Windows
2 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (10.79%) Windows Server
4 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.91%) Android
7 7 (5.04%) Unix
8 5 (3.60%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.72%) Linux
10 1 (0.72%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.86%) MVC
3 26 (18.71%) SDLC
4 19 (13.67%) Web Development
5 16 (11.51%) Software Engineering
6 15 (10.79%) Scrum
7 13 (9.35%) UML
7 13 (9.35%) Waterfall
8 12 (8.63%) RAD
9 11 (7.91%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 11 (7.91%) ITIL
9 11 (7.91%) Kanban
9 11 (7.91%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (7.91%) Programme Management
10 10 (7.19%) Business Analysis
10 10 (7.19%) Change Control
10 10 (7.19%) Data Centre Operations
10 10 (7.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 10 (7.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 9 (6.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 94 (67.63%) SQL
2 57 (41.01%) C#
3 38 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 32 (23.02%) T-SQL
5 31 (22.30%) Java
5 31 (22.30%) PowerShell
6 23 (16.55%) C++
7 22 (15.83%) C
8 21 (15.11%) VB6
9 17 (12.23%) VBA
10 14 (10.07%) PL/SQL
11 12 (8.63%) VB.NET
11 12 (8.63%) VBScript
12 10 (7.19%) Python
13 9 (6.47%) TypeScript
14 6 (4.32%) PHP
15 5 (3.60%) Perl
16 4 (2.88%) VC++
17 2 (1.44%) MATLAB
17 2 (1.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.91%) Degree
4 8 (5.76%) CEH
4 8 (5.76%) CISM
4 8 (5.76%) CISSP
4 8 (5.76%) GCIA
4 8 (5.76%) GCIH
4 8 (5.76%) GIAC
5 6 (4.32%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.44%) CCNA
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.72%) CCA
8 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.72%) ISEB
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.91%) QA
2 6 (4.32%) SLA
3 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (15.83%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Firmware
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (8.63%) WSUS
2 11 (7.91%) AirWatch
2 11 (7.91%) NetBackup
2 11 (7.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.88%) SCCM
4 3 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.72%) Control-M
5 1 (0.72%) Nessus
5 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (50.36%) Microsoft
2 47 (33.81%) Oracle
3 15 (10.79%) VMware
4 12 (8.63%) HP
4 12 (8.63%) Symantec
5 11 (7.91%) Cisco
5 11 (7.91%) MobileIron
6 9 (6.47%) Remedy
7 8 (5.76%) BMC
7 8 (5.76%) DevExpress
8 5 (3.60%) Arqiva
9 4 (2.88%) Capita
10 3 (2.16%) Infragistics
10 3 (2.16%) SAP
10 3 (2.16%) Siebel
11 2 (1.44%) Avaya
11 2 (1.44%) Genesys
11 2 (1.44%) Mercator
12 1 (0.72%) Forcepoint
12 1 (0.72%) ILOG
Chichester, West Sussex
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