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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 114 101 132
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +31
Contract jobs citing VB 24 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 1.57% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 4.16% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 13
Median daily rate £320 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £268 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £479 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 5
Median hourly rate - £41.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +104.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
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
1184 1249 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.50% 37.72% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 818 730
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 99 50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £34.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £53.27 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Bristol +3 12 £300 -31.42% 2
Wiltshire +16 7 £320 -
Somerset +21 2 £246 -45.27%
Gloucestershire -7 2 £325 +2.76%
Dorset -4 1 £305 +10.90% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (53.70%) SQL
2 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
3 23 (42.59%) SQL Server
4 21 (38.89%) .NET
5 20 (37.04%) VBScript
6 18 (33.33%) MS Office
7 17 (31.48%) C#
8 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET
9 14 (25.93%) Finance
9 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
10 13 (24.07%) Windows
10 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
11 12 (22.22%) VB.NET
12 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
13 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
13 10 (18.52%) Web Services
14 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
14 9 (16.67%) HTML
14 9 (16.67%) VB6
15 8 (14.81%) MVC
15 8 (14.81%) Migration
15 8 (14.81%) VMware
15 8 (14.81%) IIS
16 7 (12.96%) VBA
16 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
16 7 (12.96%) MSI
16 7 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (12.96%) SCCM
16 7 (12.96%) Release 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 (14.81%) IIS
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (33.33%) MS Office
2 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) GSM
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) LTE
2 1 (1.85%) SSL
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) UMTS
2 1 (1.85%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.85%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (42.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.26%) MS Access
4 4 (7.41%) QlikView
5 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.56%) DB2
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.70%) SAP BW
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MSI
1 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (7.41%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.56%) InstallShield
4 3 (5.56%) TestComplete
5 2 (3.70%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.70%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.70%) Selenium
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.85%) NuGet
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.85%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 6 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Administrator
5 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) SCCM Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Tester
7 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Report Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 15 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 10 (18.52%) Web Services
4 9 (16.67%) HTML
5 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 6 (11.11%) jQuery
6 5 (9.26%) Ajax
6 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (9.26%) RESTful
7 4 (7.41%) CSS
7 4 (7.41%) XML
8 3 (5.56%) JSON
8 3 (5.56%) SOAP
9 2 (3.70%) ADO
9 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET
9 2 (3.70%) COM+
9 2 (3.70%) LINQ
9 2 (3.70%) WSDL
9 2 (3.70%) XML Schema
9 2 (3.70%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) BYOD
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
4 1 (1.85%) Psychology
4 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.70%) Linux
4 2 (3.70%) Unix
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Migration
1 8 (14.81%) MVC
2 7 (12.96%) Application Virtualisation
2 7 (12.96%) Release Management
2 7 (12.96%) Software Deployment
3 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
4 5 (9.26%) ITIL
4 5 (9.26%) Project Management
4 5 (9.26%) Time Management
5 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Data Protection
5 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
5 4 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (53.70%) SQL
2 20 (37.04%) VBScript
3 17 (31.48%) C#
4 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
5 12 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
7 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 9 (16.67%) VB6
8 7 (12.96%) VBA
9 4 (7.41%) C++
10 2 (3.70%) VC++
11 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.85%) C
11 1 (1.85%) MapBasic
11 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) WSUS
3 2 (3.70%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Citrix
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Actix
5 1 (1.85%) Anite
5 1 (1.85%) Apple
5 1 (1.85%) Cognos
5 1 (1.85%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.85%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.85%) Nokia
5 1 (1.85%) Samsung