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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 170 120 117
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 100 141 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 1.52% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 4.63% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 77 65
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£340 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £220 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £437 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £26.13 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.06 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+74.47% -24.30%
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
3398 3048 3112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.98% 32.86% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2157 1680 1636
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 147
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 27 August 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 August 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
Hampshire -32 34 £340 -9.33% 4
Berkshire +19 25 £350 +16.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 14 £325 -23.52% 3
East Sussex -1 9 £340 -4.89% 5
West Sussex -6 8 £338 +68.75% 2
Surrey -22 4 £300 +31.86% 5
Kent +7 3 £288 -
Middlesex +2 1 £307 -23.25%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 84 (39.81%) .NET
2 82 (38.86%) Windows
3 69 (32.70%) SQL
4 64 (30.33%) VBScript
4 64 (30.33%) Microsoft
5 61 (28.91%) C#
5 61 (28.91%) Finance
6 55 (26.07%) HTML
6 55 (26.07%) Security Cleared
7 52 (24.64%) SQL Server
8 48 (22.75%) PowerShell
9 46 (21.80%) SC Cleared
9 46 (21.80%) Oracle
10 42 (19.91%) MS Excel
11 41 (19.43%) XML
12 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
12 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (17.06%) MS Office
14 32 (15.17%) Visual Studio
15 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
16 30 (14.22%) VB.NET
17 29 (13.74%) IIS
18 28 (13.27%) Java
18 28 (13.27%) JavaScript
19 27 (12.80%) Selenium
20 26 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (11.85%) HP
22 24 (11.37%) HP UFT
22 24 (11.37%) ITIL
22 24 (11.37%) VMware

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 29 (13.74%) IIS
2 7 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.37%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.42%) TPMS
5 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.47%) SAS
6 1 (0.47%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 42 (19.91%) MS Excel
2 36 (17.06%) MS Office
3 5 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) SPSS
5 1 (0.47%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.42%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.47%) Staffware
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) IaaS
2 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.95%) SaaS
2 2 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.00%) LDAP
2 17 (8.06%) DNS
3 12 (5.69%) SAN
4 9 (4.27%) DHCP
5 7 (3.32%) WAN
5 7 (3.32%) LAN
5 7 (3.32%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.84%) HTTP
6 6 (2.84%) ATM
6 6 (2.84%) NAS
7 4 (1.90%) IPsec
7 4 (1.90%) FTP
7 4 (1.90%) VPN
8 3 (1.42%) SNMP
8 3 (1.42%) WLAN
8 3 (1.42%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.95%) Firewall
10 1 (0.47%) Internet
10 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.95%) DB2
3 18 (8.53%) DB2 UDB
4 14 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (6.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (6.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (5.69%) MS Access
6 11 (5.21%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.32%) MySQL
9 6 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (2.84%) DTS
10 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.37%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (2.37%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (15.17%) Visual Studio
2 27 (12.80%) Selenium
3 24 (11.37%) HP UFT
4 18 (8.53%) WebDriver
5 14 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.69%) Oracle APEX
6 12 (5.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (3.32%) SpecFlow
8 6 (2.84%) Wise Package Studio
9 5 (2.37%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.37%) MSI
9 5 (2.37%) Subversion
10 4 (1.90%) NUnit
10 4 (1.90%) ClearQuest
10 4 (1.90%) JIRA
10 4 (1.90%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.90%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.42%) JSUnit
11 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 61 (28.91%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Banking
3 8 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.90%) Automotive
4 4 (1.90%) Retail
4 4 (1.90%) Military
4 4 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (27.01%) Developer
2 53 (25.12%) Analyst
3 26 (12.32%) .NET Developer
4 20 (9.48%) Tester
5 15 (7.11%) Security Analyst
6 13 (6.16%) Programmer
6 13 (6.16%) Administrator
7 12 (5.69%) Consultant
8 10 (4.74%) Analyst Programmer
8 10 (4.74%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (4.27%) Regression Tester
9 9 (4.27%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.27%) VB.NET Developer
10 7 (3.32%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.32%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.84%) Selenium Tester
11 6 (2.84%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (39.81%) .NET
2 55 (26.07%) HTML
3 41 (19.43%) XML
4 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
5 22 (10.43%) CSS
6 19 (9.00%) Ajax
7 16 (7.58%) SOAP
8 15 (7.11%) Web Services
8 15 (7.11%) jQuery
9 14 (6.64%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.27%) Application Packaging
11 7 (3.32%) JSP
12 6 (2.84%) COM+
12 6 (2.84%) WCF
12 6 (2.84%) FusionCharts
13 5 (2.37%) Entity Framework
13 5 (2.37%) Windows Identity Foundation
14 4 (1.90%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (1.90%) HTML5
14 4 (1.90%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.11%) N-Tier
2 13 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.79%) Clustering
5 6 (2.84%) Data Extraction
6 5 (2.37%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.42%) Statistics
7 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.42%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.95%) Wiki
8 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.47%) DTV
9 1 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.47%) Replication
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) CPLD
9 1 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.86%) Windows
2 26 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (9.95%) Windows XP
5 20 (9.48%) Windows 7
6 14 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.16%) Linux
8 12 (5.69%) UNIX
9 6 (2.84%) Solaris
10 4 (1.90%) AIX
10 4 (1.90%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.95%) zOS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (11.37%) ITIL
3 21 (9.95%) Test Automation
4 19 (9.00%) Project Management
5 17 (8.06%) Test Scripting
6 16 (7.58%) Migration
7 15 (7.11%) Regression Testing
8 14 (6.64%) Information Security
8 14 (6.64%) Incident Management
8 14 (6.64%) Technical Analysis
8 14 (6.64%) SDLC
9 13 (6.16%) Web Development
9 13 (6.16%) Security Management
10 12 (5.69%) Data Protection
11 11 (5.21%) Software Testing
12 10 (4.74%) OO
12 10 (4.74%) CRM
13 8 (3.79%) Change Management
13 8 (3.79%) Scrum
13 8 (3.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.70%) SQL
2 64 (30.33%) VBScript
3 61 (28.91%) C#
4 48 (22.75%) PowerShell
5 30 (14.22%) VB.NET
6 28 (13.27%) Java
6 28 (13.27%) JavaScript
7 22 (10.43%) VB6
8 15 (7.11%) T-SQL
9 13 (6.16%) C++
10 12 (5.69%) VBA
11 11 (5.21%) C
12 9 (4.27%) Perl
13 7 (3.32%) PHP
14 5 (2.37%) Python
14 5 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.90%) Korn
15 4 (1.90%) COBOL
16 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (26.07%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.21%) CISSP
4 10 (4.74%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.27%) ISEB
6 6 (2.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.37%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.90%) MCDBA
8 4 (1.90%) MCAD
8 4 (1.90%) MCSD
9 1 (0.47%) MCSA
9 1 (0.47%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MCITP
9 1 (0.47%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.95%) TickIT
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.32%) XenApp
4 7 (3.32%) vSphere
5 6 (2.84%) NFS
5 6 (2.84%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.42%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.47%) Samba
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.47%) Xen
8 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.74%) SCCM
2 7 (3.32%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (3.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (1.90%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.90%) Unicenter
3 4 (1.90%) ARCserve
4 3 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.95%) OVSD
5 2 (0.95%) HP NNM
5 2 (0.95%) WMI
5 2 (0.95%) WSUS
5 2 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.95%) Control-M
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 64 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.80%) Oracle
3 25 (11.85%) HP
4 24 (11.37%) VMware
5 12 (5.69%) EMC
6 9 (4.27%) Telerik
7 8 (3.79%) Citrix
8 6 (2.84%) TIBCO
8 6 (2.84%) CA
8 6 (2.84%) NetApp
8 6 (2.84%) IBM
9 5 (2.37%) Lumension
10 4 (1.90%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.90%) SAP
10 4 (1.90%) Remedy
10 4 (1.90%) BMC
11 3 (1.42%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (1.42%) Aquila
11 3 (1.42%) Brocade
12 2 (0.95%) Fujitsu
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