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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 135 116 112
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 8 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 1.07% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.71% 2.69% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 25
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £31.20
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -3.84%
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
1123 1265 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.25% 39.63% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 858 761
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.31 £34.00 £23.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -2 5 £350 +7.69%
Gloucestershire -5 2 £438 +9.37% 2
Bristol +2 1 - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VB.

1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
3 19 (51.35%) SQL
4 17 (45.95%) MS Office
5 16 (43.24%) C#
5 16 (43.24%) .NET
6 12 (32.43%) VBScript
6 12 (32.43%) Windows
6 12 (32.43%) Migration
7 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
7 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
8 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (27.03%) VMware
9 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
10 8 (21.62%) IIS
10 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
11 7 (18.92%) MSI
11 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
11 7 (18.92%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (18.92%) Release Management
11 7 (18.92%) SCCM
11 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (18.92%) Software Deployment
11 7 (18.92%) Windows 10
11 7 (18.92%) Application Virtualisation
12 6 (16.22%) Finance
12 6 (16.22%) HTML
13 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
13 5 (13.51%) Web Services
13 5 (13.51%) Project Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.62%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (45.95%) MS Office
2 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.70%) GSM
2 1 (2.70%) LTE
2 1 (2.70%) UMTS
2 1 (2.70%) WCDMA
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.70%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (10.81%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.11%) MS Access
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.41%) DB2
5 2 (5.41%) SAP BW
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MSI
1 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) TestComplete
3 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.11%) InstallShield
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) ReSharper
4 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.70%) NuGet
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) DBA
5 4 (10.81%) SCCM Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
3 6 (16.22%) HTML
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
4 5 (13.51%) Web Services
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) RESTful
6 3 (8.11%) XML
7 2 (5.41%) ADO
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.41%) HTML5
7 2 (5.41%) JSON
7 2 (5.41%) LINQ
7 2 (5.41%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.41%) WSDL
7 2 (5.41%) XML Schema
7 2 (5.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Migration
2 7 (18.92%) Application Virtualisation
2 7 (18.92%) Release Management
2 7 (18.92%) Software Deployment
3 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
3 5 (13.51%) MVC
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Time Management
4 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Database Security
5 3 (8.11%) Application Packaging
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.11%) High Availability
5 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
5 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) C#
3 12 (32.43%) VBScript
4 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
5 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.51%) VB6
7 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
7 4 (10.81%) VBA
8 2 (5.41%) C++
9 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.70%) C
9 1 (2.70%) Java
9 1 (2.70%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) WSUS
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Actix
4 1 (2.70%) Anite
4 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.70%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.70%) Nokia