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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 148 160 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -61
Contract jobs citing VB 127 111 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 1.18% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.99% 3.53% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 61 76
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £316
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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
3182 3147 2926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.19% 33.33% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 1937 1636
Median daily rate £400 £358 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 86 106
Median hourly rate £39.25 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.79 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +33 63 £325 -11.56% 5
Berkshire -8 25 £375 +7.14% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 14 £500 +50.94% 2
Surrey -15 11 £450 +38.46% 3
Kent -14 4 £378 +4.86% 3
East Sussex +8 3 £423 +46.95% 4
Middlesex -2 2 £303 -
West Sussex -29 2 £280 -21.40% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £363 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 121 (59.90%) SQL
2 99 (49.01%) Microsoft
3 85 (42.08%) SQL Server
4 78 (38.61%) C#
5 77 (38.12%) .NET
5 77 (38.12%) Windows
6 74 (36.63%) PowerShell
7 66 (32.67%) Oracle
8 65 (32.18%) MS Excel
9 62 (30.69%) HTML
10 61 (30.20%) JavaScript
11 55 (27.23%) VBScript
11 55 (27.23%) CSS
12 50 (24.75%) XML
13 47 (23.27%) Active Directory
14 41 (20.30%) IIS
14 41 (20.30%) Security Cleared
15 40 (19.80%) Java
16 39 (19.31%) Finance
17 37 (18.32%) Visual Studio
17 37 (18.32%) jQuery
18 35 (17.33%) VB6
18 35 (17.33%) T-SQL
19 34 (16.83%) Web Development
20 32 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (14.85%) ASP.NET
22 29 (14.36%) Workflow
22 29 (14.36%) SC Cleared
23 28 (13.86%) Linux
24 26 (12.87%) Hyper-V

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 41 (20.30%) IIS
2 13 (6.44%) WebSphere
3 12 (5.94%) Apache
4 11 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.47%) Drupal
5 7 (3.47%) Joomla!
5 7 (3.47%) Node.js
5 7 (3.47%) SAS
5 7 (3.47%) WordPress
6 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.99%) CMS
7 2 (0.99%) concrete5
7 2 (0.99%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.99%) JBoss
7 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (32.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.88%) MS Office
3 5 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.99%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.99%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.99%) GIMP
5 2 (0.99%) MS Project
5 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.50%) Simulink
6 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Magento
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.98%) SaaS
3 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.49%) IaaS
4 2 (0.99%) MailChimp
4 2 (0.99%) Office 365
4 2 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.41%) HTTP
2 14 (6.93%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.44%) LDAP
3 13 (6.44%) SMTP
4 11 (5.45%) DNS
5 10 (4.95%) BGP
5 10 (4.95%) DHCP
5 10 (4.95%) Internet
5 10 (4.95%) IPsec
5 10 (4.95%) IPv6
5 10 (4.95%) Software-Defined Networking
5 10 (4.95%) VPN
6 9 (4.46%) SAN
7 3 (1.49%) FTP
7 3 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.50%) Firewall
9 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (42.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.90%) Relational Database
3 19 (9.41%) MS Access
4 16 (7.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (2.97%) MySQL
10 6 (2.97%) PowerPivot
10 6 (2.97%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.48%) QlikView
11 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (18.32%) Visual Studio
2 21 (10.40%) Subversion
3 14 (6.93%) HP UFT
4 11 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.95%) LoadRunner
6 6 (2.97%) StarTeam
7 4 (1.98%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.98%) MSI
8 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.49%) Introscope
8 3 (1.49%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.49%) Toad
8 3 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.99%) Grunt
9 2 (0.99%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.99%) Selenium
9 2 (0.99%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.99%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (19.31%) Finance
2 15 (7.43%) Marketing
3 12 (5.94%) Banking
4 11 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.97%) German Language
6 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.99%) French Language
7 2 (0.99%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.99%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (36.63%) Developer
2 38 (18.81%) Analyst
3 22 (10.89%) Support Engineer
4 19 (9.41%) SQL Developer
5 18 (8.91%) ASP Developer
6 17 (8.42%) .NET Developer
6 17 (8.42%) VB Developer
7 13 (6.44%) VB6 Developer
8 12 (5.94%) Classic ASP Developer
9 10 (4.95%) Integration Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.46%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) SQL Analyst
11 8 (3.96%) Applications Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.96%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Consultant
12 7 (3.47%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (38.12%) .NET
2 62 (30.69%) HTML
3 55 (27.23%) CSS
4 50 (24.75%) XML
5 37 (18.32%) jQuery
6 30 (14.85%) ASP.NET
7 24 (11.88%) DCOM
7 24 (11.88%) HTML5
8 20 (9.90%) Classic ASP
9 16 (7.92%) AngularJS
9 16 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (7.43%) Laravel
10 15 (7.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (6.93%) .NET Framework
11 14 (6.93%) SOAP
11 14 (6.93%) XHTML
12 13 (6.44%) CSS3
13 10 (4.95%) Web Services
14 8 (3.96%) JSP
15 7 (3.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.95%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.46%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.98%) Clustering
6 4 (1.98%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.98%) User Experience
7 2 (0.99%) Fintech
7 2 (0.99%) NHS
7 2 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.50%) CMDB
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
8 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Physics
8 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.12%) Windows
2 32 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (13.86%) Linux
4 25 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.39%) Windows Server
6 20 (9.90%) Unix
6 20 (9.90%) Windows 7
7 18 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.45%) zOS
10 10 (4.95%) Ubuntu
11 7 (3.47%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.98%) Solaris
13 2 (0.99%) Android
13 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.99%) CentOS
14 1 (0.50%) MVS
14 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.83%) Web Development
2 29 (14.36%) Workflow
3 26 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.39%) Waterfall
5 20 (9.90%) MVC
5 20 (9.90%) Project Management
6 17 (8.42%) Change Control
6 17 (8.42%) SDLC
7 16 (7.92%) Kanban
7 16 (7.92%) Scrum
8 15 (7.43%) DevOps
8 15 (7.43%) Software Testing
9 14 (6.93%) ITIL
10 13 (6.44%) Technical Analysis
11 12 (5.94%) Mentoring
11 12 (5.94%) Migration
11 12 (5.94%) Security Operations
12 11 (5.45%) CRM
12 11 (5.45%) Process Improvement
13 10 (4.95%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 121 (59.90%) SQL
2 78 (38.61%) C#
3 74 (36.63%) PowerShell
4 61 (30.20%) JavaScript
5 55 (27.23%) VBScript
6 40 (19.80%) Java
7 35 (17.33%) T-SQL
7 35 (17.33%) VB6
8 25 (12.38%) VB.NET
8 25 (12.38%) VBA
9 24 (11.88%) PL/SQL
10 23 (11.39%) C++
10 23 (11.39%) PHP
11 16 (7.92%) C
12 9 (4.46%) Python
13 8 (3.96%) Perl
14 7 (3.47%) Tcl
15 4 (1.98%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.98%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (20.30%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.36%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.88%) Degree
4 16 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.43%) MCSE
6 13 (6.44%) ISTQB
6 13 (6.44%) MCSA
7 12 (5.94%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (3.47%) CCNA
9 7 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.47%) ISEB
10 6 (2.97%) CEH
10 6 (2.97%) CISM
10 6 (2.97%) CISSP
10 6 (2.97%) GCIA
10 6 (2.97%) GCIH
10 6 (2.97%) GIAC
10 6 (2.97%) MCSD
11 4 (1.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.48%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (23.27%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.87%) Hyper-V
3 23 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.97%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.99%) XenServer
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.50%) XenApp
6 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (9.41%) SCCM
2 17 (8.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (6.93%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.47%) Netcool
4 7 (3.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.47%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.97%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.48%) SCOM
7 4 (1.98%) Puppet
8 3 (1.49%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.49%) nmon
8 3 (1.49%) SCSM
9 2 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.99%) Cacti
9 2 (0.99%) Control-M
9 2 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.99%) Nagios
9 2 (0.99%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (49.01%) Microsoft
2 66 (32.67%) Oracle
3 25 (12.38%) VMware
4 24 (11.88%) HP
5 23 (11.39%) IBM
6 17 (8.42%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.93%) Cisco
8 7 (3.47%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.47%) Splunk
9 6 (2.97%) Aruba
9 6 (2.97%) Blue Coat
9 6 (2.97%) Borland
9 6 (2.97%) Citrix
9 6 (2.97%) Riverbed
10 5 (2.48%) SAP
10 5 (2.48%) Teradata
11 4 (1.98%) Juniper
12 3 (1.49%) BMC
12 3 (1.49%) Intel Security
13 2 (0.99%) Baan
South East
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 10 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + 27 days holiday + onsite gym
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago