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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 128 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 21 21 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 0.97% 1.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 2.67% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 28
Average daily rate
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£325 £220 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -41.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £220 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £383 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
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
1203 786 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.63% 36.37% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 513 611
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 69 97
Average hourly rate £38.00 £31.90 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.12% -8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.76 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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
Wiltshire -16 8 £308 +40.00% 4
Gloucestershire -10 4 £356 - 17
Somerset - 2 - - 4
Bristol - 2 £308 - 2
Devon - 2 £275 - 1
Dorset -8 1 £325 -3.70% 1
Cornwall - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 36 (61.02%) SQL
2 20 (33.90%) Finance
3 19 (32.20%) .NET
4 18 (30.51%) C#
5 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
6 14 (23.73%) Windows
7 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
8 12 (20.34%) VBScript
8 12 (20.34%) VB.NET
9 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
9 11 (18.64%) Migration
9 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (16.95%) VBA
10 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
11 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
12 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
12 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
13 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
13 7 (11.86%) VMware
14 6 (10.17%) Manufacturing
14 6 (10.17%) VB6
14 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
14 6 (10.17%) HTML
14 6 (10.17%) Java
14 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
14 6 (10.17%) Oracle
14 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
14 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) SAS
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.69%) GIMP
3 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SAP GRC
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) SAN
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
1 3 (5.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) VSAT
2 1 (1.69%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.69%) DVB
2 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (8.47%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (3.39%) MS Access
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.69%) DTS
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.08%) MSI
3 2 (3.39%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.69%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Avionics
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Developer
2 17 (28.81%) Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.17%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.47%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.78%) VBA Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) SAP Security Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Excel Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior SQL Developer
7 3 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) VB Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.17%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) XML
4 4 (6.78%) jQuery
5 3 (5.08%) LINQ
5 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.08%) Application Packaging
5 3 (5.08%) Ajax
5 3 (5.08%) WPF
5 3 (5.08%) CSS
5 3 (5.08%) WinForms
6 2 (3.39%) WSH
6 2 (3.39%) XSLT
6 2 (3.39%) XHTML
6 2 (3.39%) ADO.NET
6 2 (3.39%) DHTML
6 2 (3.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.39%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Replication
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.69%) Physics
3 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Migration
2 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
4 5 (8.47%) SAP Security
4 5 (8.47%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (8.47%) Business Transformation
5 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.08%) ITIL
6 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.08%) CRM
6 3 (5.08%) Change Management
7 2 (3.39%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.39%) Project Management
7 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.39%) Automation Testing
7 2 (3.39%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.39%) Refactoring
8 1 (1.69%) Statistical Analysis
8 1 (1.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (61.02%) SQL
2 18 (30.51%) C#
3 12 (20.34%) VBScript
3 12 (20.34%) VB.NET
4 10 (16.95%) VBA
4 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.17%) VB6
5 6 (10.17%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.47%) C++
7 4 (6.78%) C
8 3 (5.08%) Perl
8 3 (5.08%) Python
9 2 (3.39%) PHP
9 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.39%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.69%) Ruby
10 1 (1.69%) Tcl
10 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.78%) MCSE
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) MCP
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) MCITP
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) DO-160
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (5.08%) ISA Server
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.69%) XenApp
6 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) VMware
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle
4 5 (8.47%) SAP
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix
5 4 (6.78%) McAfee
5 4 (6.78%) HP
6 3 (5.08%) Computacenter
6 3 (5.08%) Business Objects
6 3 (5.08%) IBM
6 3 (5.08%) NetApp
7 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.69%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (1.69%) Siemens
8 1 (1.69%) AppSense
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