The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 112 123 70
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -53
Contract jobs citing VB 28 21 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.65% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.38% 1.74% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 38
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£400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.19 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.16 - £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 - £38.90
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1176 1204 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.43% 37.31% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 744 508
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.50 £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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the South West region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the South West region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VB
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Somerset +15 10 £650 +52.94%
Wiltshire +17 9 - - 2
Devon +2 3 - -
Bristol +3 2 £295 -20.80% 8
Gloucestershire -18 2 £331 -16.13%
Dorset -2 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 48 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 46 (53.49%) SQL
3 45 (52.33%) .NET
4 43 (50.00%) C#
5 30 (34.88%) SQL Server
6 25 (29.07%) Web Services
7 21 (24.42%) VB6
8 19 (22.09%) Windows
9 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (19.77%) .NET Framework
10 17 (19.77%) SOA
10 17 (19.77%) ITIL
11 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
12 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
12 15 (17.44%) VBScript
12 15 (17.44%) VB.NET
12 15 (17.44%) VBA
12 15 (17.44%) Retail
13 14 (16.28%) Change Control
13 14 (16.28%) ISO 9000
13 14 (16.28%) PRINCE2
13 14 (16.28%) ISEB
13 14 (16.28%) Finance
13 14 (16.28%) Manufacturing
14 13 (15.12%) GIS
14 13 (15.12%) UML
14 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET
15 12 (13.95%) XML
15 12 (13.95%) Oracle
15 12 (13.95%) CRM

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (13.95%) CMS
2 10 (11.63%) IIS
3 5 (5.81%) SAS
4 4 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.16%) CICS
7 1 (1.16%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (1.16%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.16%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Project
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Office 365
1 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) SAN
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2000
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.47%) MS Access
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.16%) DB2
8 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (10.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.16%) JMeter
4 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.16%) MSI
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 15 (17.44%) Retail
2 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (48.84%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) Architect
3 17 (19.77%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (17.44%) Analyst
5 11 (12.79%) .NET Developer
6 9 (10.47%) Programmer
7 8 (9.30%) Analyst Programmer
8 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) AWS Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.49%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Business Objects Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Business Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Integration Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Lead Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (52.33%) .NET
2 25 (29.07%) Web Services
3 17 (19.77%) .NET Framework
4 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET
5 12 (13.95%) XML
6 10 (11.63%) HTML
7 5 (5.81%) WCF
8 3 (3.49%) CSS
8 3 (3.49%) XSLT
8 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (3.49%) Application Packaging
9 2 (2.33%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (2.33%) HTML5
9 2 (2.33%) PhoneGap
9 2 (2.33%) WSDL
9 2 (2.33%) XML Schema
9 2 (2.33%) MSMQ
9 2 (2.33%) XHTML
9 2 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) GIS
2 12 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Open Source
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Windows
2 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.49%) Linux
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) UNIX
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.77%) SOA
2 17 (19.77%) ITIL
3 14 (16.28%) Change Control
3 14 (16.28%) PRINCE2
4 13 (15.12%) UML
5 12 (13.95%) CRM
5 12 (13.95%) Information Security
6 11 (12.79%) Content Management
6 11 (12.79%) Workflow
7 7 (8.14%) Software Deployment
8 6 (6.98%) Release Management
8 6 (6.98%) Migration
9 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.81%) Change Management
9 5 (5.81%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
11 3 (3.49%) MVC
11 3 (3.49%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (53.49%) SQL
2 43 (50.00%) C#
3 21 (24.42%) VB6
4 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
4 15 (17.44%) VBScript
4 15 (17.44%) VB.NET
4 15 (17.44%) VBA
5 11 (12.79%) Java
6 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.49%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) COBOL
9 1 (1.16%) PHP
9 1 (1.16%) Python
9 1 (1.16%) XAML
9 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) JCL
9 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) ISEB
2 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.33%) MCSE
5 2 (2.33%) MCP
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) ISO 9000
2 12 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.14%) QA
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.33%) XenApp
4 2 (2.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) SCCM
2 8 (9.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.95%) Oracle
3 11 (12.79%) SAP
4 10 (11.63%) VMware
5 8 (9.30%) Business Objects
5 8 (9.30%) McAfee
6 3 (3.49%) IBM
6 3 (3.49%) Citrix
6 3 (3.49%) NetApp
7 2 (2.33%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.33%) HP
7 2 (2.33%) Unisys
8 1 (1.16%) Adobe
8 1 (1.16%) AppSense
8 1 (1.16%) Lotus
8 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.16%) Google
South West England
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago