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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 111 120 67
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -53
Contract jobs citing VB 32 18 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.62% 2.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 1.70% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 44
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£625 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £425 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.53 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
1170 1056 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.57% 36.55% 39.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 643 551
Average daily rate £375 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +11 15 £675 - 2
Bristol 0 5 £475 +59.66% 11
Devon - 5 - - 2
Wiltshire +7 3 - - 4
Gloucestershire -18 3 £343 -13.29% 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (54.88%) C#
2 44 (53.66%) .NET
3 41 (50.00%) SQL
4 40 (48.78%) Microsoft
5 30 (36.59%) SQL Server
6 22 (26.83%) Web Services
7 18 (21.95%) VB6
8 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (20.73%) .NET Framework
8 17 (20.73%) ITIL
9 16 (19.51%) Windows
10 15 (18.29%) Retail
11 14 (17.07%) Change Control
11 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
11 14 (17.07%) SOA
11 14 (17.07%) ISO 9000
11 14 (17.07%) VBA
11 14 (17.07%) ISEB
11 14 (17.07%) Manufacturing
12 13 (15.85%) GIS
12 13 (15.85%) VB.NET
12 13 (15.85%) UML
13 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET
13 12 (14.63%) CRM
13 12 (14.63%) Oracle
13 12 (14.63%) CMS
13 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
13 12 (14.63%) Finance
13 12 (14.63%) Information Security
13 12 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (14.63%) CMS
2 7 (8.54%) IIS
3 4 (4.88%) SAS
3 4 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.22%) CICS
6 1 (1.22%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.22%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Project
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.22%) Summit
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) MS Access
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.10%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (4.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.22%) DB2
9 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.22%) MSI
4 1 (1.22%) JMeter
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 15 (18.29%) Retail
2 14 (17.07%) Manufacturing
3 12 (14.63%) Finance
4 5 (6.10%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (56.10%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) Analyst
3 16 (19.51%) Architect
4 14 (17.07%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (13.41%) .NET Developer
6 10 (12.20%) Programmer
7 8 (9.76%) Analyst Programmer
8 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.10%) AWS Developer
10 4 (4.88%) VB Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Analyst Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Information Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Excel Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Developer Analyst
12 2 (2.44%) Senior .NET Developer
12 2 (2.44%) Database Developer
12 2 (2.44%) VBA Developer
12 2 (2.44%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (53.66%) .NET
2 22 (26.83%) Web Services
3 17 (20.73%) .NET Framework
4 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET
5 11 (13.41%) XML
5 11 (13.41%) HTML
6 5 (6.10%) WCF
7 3 (3.66%) WPF
7 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.66%) HTML5
7 3 (3.66%) WinForms
7 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (3.66%) XSLT
7 3 (3.66%) CSS
8 2 (2.44%) COM+
8 2 (2.44%) MSMQ
8 2 (2.44%) XHTML
8 2 (2.44%) WSDL
8 2 (2.44%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) GIS
2 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) Open Source
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Animation
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.51%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.66%) Linux
3 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) UNIX
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) ITIL
1 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
2 14 (17.07%) SOA
2 14 (17.07%) Change Control
3 13 (15.85%) UML
4 12 (14.63%) CRM
4 12 (14.63%) Information Security
5 11 (13.41%) Workflow
5 11 (13.41%) Content Management
6 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.32%) Migration
8 5 (6.10%) Change Management
9 4 (4.88%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.88%) Software Deployment
10 3 (3.66%) Test Strategy
10 3 (3.66%) MVC
10 3 (3.66%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.66%) Refactoring
10 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.88%) C#
2 41 (50.00%) SQL
3 18 (21.95%) VB6
4 14 (17.07%) VBA
5 13 (15.85%) VB.NET
6 11 (13.41%) Java
7 9 (10.98%) JavaScript
7 9 (10.98%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.98%) VBScript
8 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.10%) C++
9 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.22%) Scala
10 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.22%) Python
10 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.22%) JCL
10 1 (1.22%) XAML
10 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) ISEB
2 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.44%) MCP
5 2 (2.44%) MCSE
6 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.07%) ISO 9000
2 12 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.54%) QA
4 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.44%) XenApp
3 2 (2.44%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) SCCM
2 2 (2.44%) SCOM
2 2 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.22%) WSUS
3 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.63%) Oracle
3 11 (13.41%) SAP
4 9 (10.98%) Business Objects
5 5 (6.10%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) Citrix
6 3 (3.66%) NetApp
6 3 (3.66%) IBM
7 2 (2.44%) HP
7 2 (2.44%) Unisys
7 2 (2.44%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.44%) McAfee
8 1 (1.22%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (1.22%) Adobe
8 1 (1.22%) Siemens
8 1 (1.22%) Lotus
8 1 (1.22%) AppSense
8 1 (1.22%) Google
8 1 (1.22%) LANDesk
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