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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 152 98 112
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +14
Contract jobs citing VB 106 174 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.84% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.27% 5.74% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 90 63
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£345 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 22
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -13.04%
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
3240 3033 2753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.36% 32.07% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1717 1382
Average daily rate £350 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 217
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -15 26 £350 +55.55% 8
Hampshire -43 23 £338 +14.40% 7
Buckinghamshire -8 22 £325 +25.00% 2
Surrey +6 19 £325 -13.33% 11
West Sussex -24 9 £394 -1.56%
Kent - 5 £360 - 2
Middlesex +7 2 - -
East Sussex -14 2 £288 -32.35% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 95 (47.26%) Windows
2 86 (42.79%) SQL
3 84 (41.79%) Microsoft
4 68 (33.83%) Security Cleared
5 62 (30.85%) VBScript
6 60 (29.85%) PowerShell
7 56 (27.86%) Active Directory
8 55 (27.36%) .NET
8 55 (27.36%) C#
9 53 (26.37%) Oracle
10 50 (24.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (24.38%) SC Cleared
12 45 (22.39%) SQL Server
13 44 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (21.39%) Windows 7
15 41 (20.40%) MS Excel
16 40 (19.90%) VMware
17 36 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (17.91%) SCCM
18 35 (17.41%) Finance
19 32 (15.92%) ASP.NET
19 32 (15.92%) Windows XP
20 30 (14.93%) HTML
21 28 (13.93%) MS Office
21 28 (13.93%) Migration
22 26 (12.94%) Hyper-V
23 25 (12.44%) XML
24 24 (11.94%) VB6
25 23 (11.44%) JavaScript
26 22 (10.95%) OpenView Configuration Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (10.45%) IIS
2 12 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (5.97%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.98%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (3.48%) OpenStack
5 7 (3.48%) Lync
6 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.00%) TPMS
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.00%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (20.40%) MS Excel
2 28 (13.93%) MS Office
3 6 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.49%) Visualfiles
3 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.50%) Staffware
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.50%) Primavera
4 1 (0.50%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.99%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.49%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.00%) Office 365
5 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.47%) DNS
2 9 (4.48%) SAN
3 8 (3.98%) ATM
3 8 (3.98%) DHCP
3 8 (3.98%) LDAP
3 8 (3.98%) Firewall
4 5 (2.49%) LAN
4 5 (2.49%) NAS
5 3 (1.49%) CDMA
5 3 (1.49%) GSM
6 2 (1.00%) SMS
7 1 (0.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (6.97%) MS Access
5 12 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (4.98%) MySQL
8 9 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (3.48%) DB2
10 7 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.99%) DB2 UDB
12 5 (2.49%) InterSystems Cache
12 5 (2.49%) DTS
13 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.49%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (1.00%) QlikView
15 2 (1.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.46%) StarTeam
3 12 (5.97%) Selenium
4 10 (4.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (4.48%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.99%) Subversion
7 5 (2.49%) JIRA
8 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.99%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (1.99%) ClearQuest
8 4 (1.99%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.49%) eggPlant
9 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.00%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.00%) MSI
11 1 (0.50%) Maven
11 1 (0.50%) UltraEdit
11 1 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 35 (17.41%) Finance
2 11 (5.47%) Banking
3 8 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.99%) Automotive
5 2 (1.00%) Wholesale Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Marketing
5 2 (1.00%) Retail
5 2 (1.00%) Military
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (23.88%) Developer
2 31 (15.42%) Analyst
3 21 (10.45%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.46%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (5.97%) Tester
5 12 (5.97%) Consultant
5 12 (5.97%) Administrator
6 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.48%) Data Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (3.48%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.99%) Regression Tester
10 6 (2.99%) Exchange Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (2.99%) Programmer
10 6 (2.99%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.49%) Architect
11 5 (2.49%) Junior
11 5 (2.49%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (27.36%) .NET
2 32 (15.92%) ASP.NET
3 30 (14.93%) HTML
4 25 (12.44%) XML
5 16 (7.96%) .NET Framework
6 14 (6.97%) Web Services
7 12 (5.97%) CSS
8 11 (5.47%) WCF
9 9 (4.48%) Application Packaging
10 8 (3.98%) Ajax
10 8 (3.98%) SOAP
11 7 (3.48%) WPF
11 7 (3.48%) jQuery
12 6 (2.99%) COM+
13 5 (2.49%) Classic ASP
13 5 (2.49%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 4 (1.99%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (1.99%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.98%) Open Source
3 6 (2.99%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.49%) Clustering
5 4 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.49%) PKI
6 3 (1.49%) SCADA
6 3 (1.49%) iPad
6 3 (1.49%) iPhone
7 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.00%) EFT
7 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) EPoS
8 1 (0.50%) PMI
8 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 95 (47.26%) Windows
2 50 (24.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (21.39%) Windows 7
5 32 (15.92%) Windows XP
6 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.97%) Linux
8 10 (4.98%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.48%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.49%) UNIX
12 4 (1.99%) Android
12 4 (1.99%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.49%) AIX
14 2 (1.00%) Solaris
15 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.93%) Migration
2 22 (10.95%) Configuration Management
3 17 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.96%) ITIL
5 10 (4.98%) Software Testing
5 10 (4.98%) CRM
5 10 (4.98%) Project Management
6 9 (4.48%) Regression Testing
6 9 (4.48%) Mentoring
6 9 (4.48%) Web Development
6 9 (4.48%) Test Automation
7 8 (3.98%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.98%) Build Automation
8 7 (3.48%) Change Management
9 6 (2.99%) Test Scripting
9 6 (2.99%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (2.99%) Software Engineering
9 6 (2.99%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (2.49%) MVC
10 5 (2.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (42.79%) SQL
2 62 (30.85%) VBScript
3 60 (29.85%) PowerShell
4 55 (27.36%) C#
5 24 (11.94%) VB6
6 23 (11.44%) JavaScript
7 21 (10.45%) Java
7 21 (10.45%) VB.NET
8 20 (9.95%) VBA
9 11 (5.47%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.48%) C++
10 9 (4.48%) C
11 8 (3.98%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.98%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.99%) Ruby
12 4 (1.99%) PHP
13 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.00%) Python
14 2 (1.00%) Perl
15 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 68 (33.83%) Security Cleared
2 49 (24.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.45%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.98%) CCNA
6 7 (3.48%) RHCA
6 7 (3.48%) RHCE
6 7 (3.48%) RHCSA
7 5 (2.49%) ISEB
7 5 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.99%) MCAD
8 4 (1.99%) MCSD
8 4 (1.99%) MCDBA
9 3 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.49%) CISSP
9 3 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.49%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.49%) Degree
10 1 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) GCP
System Software
1 56 (27.86%) Active Directory
2 36 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (12.94%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.99%) NFS
6 3 (1.49%) XenApp
7 2 (1.00%) vSphere
7 2 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.00%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (17.91%) SCCM
2 22 (10.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (8.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (3.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 8 (3.98%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.99%) WSUS
6 5 (2.49%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.49%) SCOM
7 2 (1.00%) WMI
7 2 (1.00%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.00%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.50%) Nmap
8 1 (0.50%) Nessus
8 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.50%) SCSM
8 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.50%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 84 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 53 (26.37%) Oracle
3 40 (19.90%) VMware
4 16 (7.96%) HP
5 13 (6.47%) Borland
6 10 (4.98%) NetApp
7 8 (3.98%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.98%) Citrix
8 7 (3.48%) Cisco
9 5 (2.49%) Dell
9 5 (2.49%) EMC
10 4 (1.99%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.99%) IBM
10 4 (1.99%) AppSense
11 3 (1.49%) Remedy
11 3 (1.49%) BMC
11 3 (1.49%) Lumension
12 2 (1.00%) Becrypt
12 2 (1.00%) CA
12 2 (1.00%) SAP
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