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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 174 100 112
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 86 166 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 1.86% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.72% 5.75% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 75 58
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £213 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.80 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -18.75%
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
3165 2887 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.63% 32.35% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 1576 1443
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 98 184
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Buckinghamshire +7 29 £384 +25.81% 1
Berkshire +24 21 £350 +66.66% 9
Hampshire -61 14 £368 +13.07% 6
West Sussex -6 7 £338 -18.18% 3
Surrey -18 6 £400 +73.91% 5
East Sussex -13 3 £325 -12.16% 2
Kent - 2 £350 - 3
Middlesex +7 1 - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 82 (41.62%) Windows
2 75 (38.07%) SQL
3 70 (35.53%) .NET
4 67 (34.01%) Microsoft
5 58 (29.44%) VBScript
6 56 (28.43%) Security Cleared
7 52 (26.40%) C#
8 50 (25.38%) SQL Server
9 47 (23.86%) Finance
9 47 (23.86%) SC Cleared
10 46 (23.35%) PowerShell
11 45 (22.84%) HTML
12 43 (21.83%) MS Excel
13 38 (19.29%) Oracle
14 37 (18.78%) MS Office
14 37 (18.78%) Active Directory
15 36 (18.27%) XML
16 34 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (16.24%) ASP.NET
18 31 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (13.71%) VB.NET
19 27 (13.71%) VMware
20 26 (13.20%) Migration
20 26 (13.20%) Java
20 26 (13.20%) JavaScript
21 25 (12.69%) VB6
22 23 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
22 23 (11.68%) ITIL
23 22 (11.17%) Visual Studio
23 22 (11.17%) Windows 7

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 19 (9.64%) IIS
2 8 (4.06%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.52%) TPMS
5 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.52%) Lync
6 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) WordPress
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (21.83%) MS Excel
2 37 (18.78%) MS Office
3 4 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.52%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.51%) Staffware
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.02%) SaaS
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
1 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.64%) LDAP
2 12 (6.09%) SAN
3 11 (5.58%) DNS
3 11 (5.58%) LAN
4 7 (3.55%) WAN
4 7 (3.55%) ATM
4 7 (3.55%) Firewall
5 6 (3.05%) NAS
6 4 (2.03%) DHCP
7 3 (1.52%) WLAN
8 2 (1.02%) SNMP
9 1 (0.51%) Internet
9 1 (0.51%) HTTP
9 1 (0.51%) CDMA
9 1 (0.51%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (25.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.15%) DB2
3 19 (9.64%) DB2 UDB
4 17 (8.63%) Oracle Database
5 15 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (7.61%) MS Access
6 12 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (5.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (5.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (5.08%) MySQL
9 9 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (3.05%) DTS
12 5 (2.54%) InterSystems Cache
12 5 (2.54%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.14%) Selenium
3 16 (8.12%) WebDriver
4 15 (7.61%) HP UFT
5 6 (3.05%) Subversion
5 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.54%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (2.54%) JIRA
7 4 (2.03%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (2.03%) ClearQuest
7 4 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.03%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.03%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.03%) StarTeam
8 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.52%) Maven
9 2 (1.02%) TestNG
9 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.02%) MSI
10 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
General
1 47 (23.86%) Finance
2 18 (9.14%) Banking
3 8 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.03%) Automotive
5 2 (1.02%) Military
5 2 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (28.43%) Developer
2 33 (16.75%) Analyst
3 26 (13.20%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.61%) Tester
5 14 (7.11%) Security Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Administrator
6 11 (5.58%) Consultant
7 10 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
8 8 (4.06%) Regression Tester
9 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (3.05%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.05%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.05%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Selenium Tester
11 5 (2.54%) AWS Developer
11 5 (2.54%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (35.53%) .NET
2 45 (22.84%) HTML
3 36 (18.27%) XML
4 32 (16.24%) ASP.NET
5 18 (9.14%) SOAP
5 18 (9.14%) .NET Framework
6 14 (7.11%) CSS
7 13 (6.60%) Ajax
8 11 (5.58%) Web Services
9 9 (4.57%) Application Packaging
9 9 (4.57%) jQuery
10 8 (4.06%) WCF
11 6 (3.05%) COM+
12 5 (2.54%) Classic ASP
12 5 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (2.54%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (2.54%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 4 (2.03%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 4 (2.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.09%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.57%) Clustering
3 8 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.54%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.52%) SCADA
7 2 (1.02%) Replication
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.02%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.02%) iPhone
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) Telematics
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) DTV
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) Life Science
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (41.62%) Windows
2 34 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (11.17%) Windows 7
5 20 (10.15%) Windows XP
6 13 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.08%) Linux
8 8 (4.06%) UNIX
9 7 (3.55%) Windows 2000
10 6 (3.05%) Solaris
11 5 (2.54%) AIX
12 2 (1.02%) Android
12 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.20%) Migration
2 23 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.68%) ITIL
3 20 (10.15%) Project Management
4 14 (7.11%) Regression Testing
4 14 (7.11%) Technical Analysis
5 13 (6.60%) Information Security
6 12 (6.09%) Security Management
6 12 (6.09%) Data Protection
7 11 (5.58%) Test Automation
7 11 (5.58%) Software Testing
7 11 (5.58%) Incident Management
7 11 (5.58%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.08%) Web Development
8 10 (5.08%) Test Scripting
9 9 (4.57%) CRM
10 7 (3.55%) Build Automation
11 6 (3.05%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (3.05%) BDD
11 6 (3.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 75 (38.07%) SQL
2 58 (29.44%) VBScript
3 52 (26.40%) C#
4 46 (23.35%) PowerShell
5 27 (13.71%) VB.NET
6 26 (13.20%) Java
6 26 (13.20%) JavaScript
7 25 (12.69%) VB6
8 12 (6.09%) VBA
9 11 (5.58%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.57%) C++
10 9 (4.57%) C
11 8 (4.06%) PHP
12 7 (3.55%) Perl
13 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.54%) Python
14 5 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 4 (2.03%) Ruby
15 4 (2.03%) Korn
16 2 (1.02%) JCL
Qualifications
1 56 (28.43%) Security Cleared
2 47 (23.86%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.58%) CISSP
4 9 (4.57%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.06%) ISEB
5 8 (4.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.03%) MCAD
7 4 (2.03%) MCSD
7 4 (2.03%) MCDBA
7 4 (2.03%) CCNA
8 3 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.51%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.51%) MCSA
10 1 (0.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) GCP
System Software
1 37 (18.78%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.54%) XenApp
4 5 (2.54%) NFS
5 3 (1.52%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.52%) vSphere
5 3 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.02%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.12%) SCCM
2 7 (3.55%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (3.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.54%) WSUS
4 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.52%) ARCserve
5 3 (1.52%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.02%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.02%) OVSD
6 2 (1.02%) HP NNM
6 2 (1.02%) WMI
7 1 (0.51%) Control-M
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (34.01%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.29%) Oracle
3 27 (13.71%) VMware
4 16 (8.12%) HP
5 10 (5.08%) EMC
5 10 (5.08%) NetApp
6 7 (3.55%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.05%) Citrix
7 6 (3.05%) Cisco
8 5 (2.54%) IBM
8 5 (2.54%) CA
9 4 (2.03%) Borland
9 4 (2.03%) Lumension
10 3 (1.52%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.02%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.02%) Brocade
11 2 (1.02%) BMC
11 2 (1.02%) Remedy
12 1 (0.51%) 3Com
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