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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 116 99 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing VB 27 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 1.43% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.34% 3.72% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 21
Median daily rate £325 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £183 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +64.50%
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
1153 1290 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.83% 38.55% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 865 738
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 98 48
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £19.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 26 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 August 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 +4 15 £363 +9.84% 1
Wiltshire +8 8 £325 - 3
Somerset +5 1 £230 -45.88% 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 £325 +3.17% 6
Dorset -6 1 £305 +74.28%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 21 (37.50%) .NET
3 21 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 20 (35.71%) VBScript
5 17 (30.36%) MS Office
6 15 (26.79%) Windows
7 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 14 (25.00%) Finance
7 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 12 (21.43%) C#
9 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
9 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
9 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
10 9 (16.07%) VB6
10 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (14.29%) VMware
12 7 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 7 (12.50%) MSI
12 7 (12.50%) Migration
12 7 (12.50%) MVC
12 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (12.50%) VBA
12 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
12 7 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
12 7 (12.50%) Software Deployment
12 7 (12.50%) Release Management
12 7 (12.50%) SCCM

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 6 (10.71%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (30.36%) MS Office
2 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.79%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) GSM
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) LTE
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) UMTS
2 1 (1.79%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.79%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) MS Access
3 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.14%) QlikView
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) SAP BW
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) DB2
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MSI
2 5 (8.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.36%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (5.36%) InstallShield
4 3 (5.36%) TestComplete
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.79%) JIRA
6 1 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.79%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Administrator
5 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (8.93%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.14%) SCCM Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Tester
6 4 (7.14%) VB Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Report Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.71%) HTML
3 6 (10.71%) Web Services
4 4 (7.14%) Ajax
4 4 (7.14%) CSS
4 4 (7.14%) jQuery
4 4 (7.14%) XML
5 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.36%) JSON
5 3 (5.36%) RESTful
6 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.57%) ADO
6 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.79%) COM+
7 1 (1.79%) SOAP
7 1 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (1.79%) XSD
7 1 (1.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) BYOD
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) PMI
4 1 (1.79%) Psychology
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.79%) Statistics
4 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Unix
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
1 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (12.50%) Migration
1 7 (12.50%) MVC
1 7 (12.50%) Release Management
1 7 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing
2 5 (8.93%) Data Analysis
2 5 (8.93%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Project Management
2 5 (8.93%) Time Management
3 4 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
3 4 (7.14%) Web Development
4 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
4 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 20 (35.71%) VBScript
3 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (21.43%) C#
5 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
5 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
6 9 (16.07%) VB6
7 7 (12.50%) VBA
8 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
9 4 (7.14%) C++
10 3 (5.36%) VC++
11 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.79%) C
11 1 (1.79%) MapBasic
11 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.57%) XenApp
3 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) WSUS
3 2 (3.57%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) VMware
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Actix
6 1 (1.79%) Anite
6 1 (1.79%) Apple
6 1 (1.79%) Cognos
6 1 (1.79%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.79%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.79%) Nokia
6 1 (1.79%) Samsung
6 1 (1.79%) Tableau