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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 83 106 66
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 57 15 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 0.60% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.00% 1.74% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 5 43
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £215 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £325 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £30.01 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
1139 863 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.24% 34.66% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 531 589
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 100
Average hourly rate £36.45 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.90% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £14.80 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +12 17 £625 - 2
Bristol +2 12 £308 +36.66% 8
Wiltshire +2 8 £300 - 5
Dorset - 8 £375 - 2
Devon -1 5 £300 -7.69% 2
Gloucestershire -12 5 £338 +3.84% 3
Cornwall - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 41 (52.56%) C#
2 37 (47.44%) .NET
3 35 (44.87%) SQL
4 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
5 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 16 (20.51%) VB6
7 15 (19.23%) Finance
7 15 (19.23%) Web Services
8 14 (17.95%) VBA
8 14 (17.95%) Windows
9 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (15.38%) VB.NET
10 12 (15.38%) SAP
11 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET
11 11 (14.10%) Oracle
11 11 (14.10%) Java
11 11 (14.10%) ITIL
11 11 (14.10%) Retail
11 11 (14.10%) .NET Framework
12 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
12 10 (12.82%) HTML
13 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
13 9 (11.54%) MS Access
13 9 (11.54%) ISO 9000
13 9 (11.54%) ISEB
13 9 (11.54%) Manufacturing
13 9 (11.54%) GIS
13 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.54%) Change Control

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (10.26%) CMS
2 5 (6.41%) IIS
3 4 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.13%) SAS
4 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.28%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Project
1 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.28%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) SAN
2 2 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) MS Access
3 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
5 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.28%) JMeter
4 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.28%) Selenium
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 15 (19.23%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Retail
3 9 (11.54%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.41%) Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (56.41%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) .NET Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Architect
5 9 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (11.54%) Programmer
6 7 (8.97%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.41%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) SAP Security Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.13%) VB Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.85%) Information Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Excel Developer
10 2 (2.56%) MI Developer
10 2 (2.56%) VB Programmer
10 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) .NET
2 15 (19.23%) Web Services
3 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.10%) .NET Framework
4 10 (12.82%) HTML
5 8 (10.26%) XML
6 5 (6.41%) WCF
7 4 (5.13%) WPF
7 4 (5.13%) WinForms
8 3 (3.85%) XSLT
8 3 (3.85%) CSS
8 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (3.85%) HTML5
9 2 (2.56%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (2.56%) Application Packaging
9 2 (2.56%) XSD
9 2 (2.56%) DHTML
9 2 (2.56%) MSMQ
9 2 (2.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) GIS
2 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.28%) Animation
4 1 (1.28%) Open Source
4 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) UNIX
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.10%) ITIL
3 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.54%) Change Control
4 8 (10.26%) SOA
4 8 (10.26%) CRM
4 8 (10.26%) UML
5 7 (8.97%) Workflow
5 7 (8.97%) Information Security
5 7 (8.97%) Content Management
6 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.41%) Change Management
7 5 (6.41%) Data Analysis
7 5 (6.41%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (6.41%) SAP Security
7 5 (6.41%) Business Transformation
8 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
9 3 (3.85%) MVC
9 3 (3.85%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (52.56%) C#
2 35 (44.87%) SQL
3 16 (20.51%) VB6
4 14 (17.95%) VBA
5 12 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 11 (14.10%) Java
7 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.69%) VBScript
9 5 (6.41%) PL/SQL
9 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.41%) C++
10 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.85%) Python
12 1 (1.28%) C
12 1 (1.28%) PHP
12 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.28%) XAML
12 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.28%) Scala
12 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) ISEB
1 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.56%) MCP
3 2 (2.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) ISO 9000
2 7 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.97%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.56%) XenApp
3 2 (2.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
1 2 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (1.28%) WSUS
2 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.38%) SAP
3 11 (14.10%) Oracle
4 7 (8.97%) Business Objects
5 5 (6.41%) IBM
6 3 (3.85%) VMware
6 3 (3.85%) NetApp
6 3 (3.85%) Citrix
7 2 (2.56%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.56%) HP
7 2 (2.56%) Unisys
8 1 (1.28%) Adobe
8 1 (1.28%) AppSense
8 1 (1.28%) Siemens
8 1 (1.28%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.28%) Google
8 1 (1.28%) Allen-Bradley
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