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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / South West
Rank 124 125 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -32
Contract jobs citing VB 8 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.85% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 2.12% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 32
Median daily rate £338 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £311 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £440 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £29.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+82.75% -4.91%

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
1021 1180 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.54% 40.11% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 786 721
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 67 72
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -3 4 £350 -17.64% 1
Bristol +1 3 - -
Devon +4 1 £325 +12.06%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) MS Office
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 13 (46.43%) C#
4 13 (46.43%) SQL
5 12 (42.86%) Migration
6 11 (39.29%) .NET
7 10 (35.71%) VBScript
7 10 (35.71%) Windows
7 10 (35.71%) VMware
7 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
8 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
9 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (25.00%) MSI
9 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (25.00%) Software Deployment
9 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (25.00%) Release Management
9 7 (25.00%) SCCM
9 7 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
10 6 (21.43%) IIS
11 5 (17.86%) Web Services
11 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
11 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
11 5 (17.86%) VB6
11 5 (17.86%) Time 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 6 (21.43%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Office
2 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (14.29%) MySQL
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.14%) DB2
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.57%) MS Access
6 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MSI
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
2 3 (10.71%) InstallShield
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) TestComplete
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) ReSharper
3 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.57%) NuGet
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Administrator
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) DBA
3 4 (14.29%) SCCM Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
2 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.14%) COM+
4 2 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 2 (7.14%) HTML5
4 2 (7.14%) jQuery
4 2 (7.14%) LINQ
4 2 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (7.14%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (7.14%) WSDL
4 2 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) XML Schema
4 2 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 7 (25.00%) Release Management
2 7 (25.00%) Software Deployment
3 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Time Management
4 4 (14.29%) Database Security
5 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) High Availability
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C#
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 10 (35.71%) VBScript
3 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 5 (17.86%) VB6
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) VBA
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) WSUS
3 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP