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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 111 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 32 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 1.72% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 4.83% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 23
Average daily rate
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£295 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £220 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £455 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £20.06 £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.85% +25.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
1163 787 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.04% 35.56% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 478 617
Average daily rate £360 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 96
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -13 15 £290 -14.07% 1
Dorset 0 8 £375 - 4
Gloucestershire -22 6 £283 -35.42% 4
Devon - 2 £260 - 4
Somerset -17 1 £290 -10.76% 1
Bristol - - - - 15
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 33 (58.93%) SQL
2 22 (39.29%) Finance
3 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
4 16 (28.57%) .NET
5 14 (25.00%) VBA
5 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (23.21%) C#
6 13 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (21.43%) VBScript
7 12 (21.43%) Windows
7 12 (21.43%) Migration
8 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
8 10 (17.86%) T-SQL
8 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (16.07%) VB6
9 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
9 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
11 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
11 7 (12.50%) VMware
11 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis
11 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
12 6 (10.71%) Oracle
12 6 (10.71%) Visual Studio
12 6 (10.71%) SAP
12 6 (10.71%) HTML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) SAS
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) GlassFish
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.79%) GIMP
4 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (7.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Firewall
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
1 2 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) DVB
2 1 (1.79%) Wireless
2 1 (1.79%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (8.93%) MS Access
6 5 (8.93%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (5.36%) DTS
8 2 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.57%) MySQL
9 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.79%) Ingres
9 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.79%) OLAP
9 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.36%) MSI
4 2 (3.57%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.79%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.93%) SAP Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) SAP Security Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) VB Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.14%) VBA Developer
6 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior SQL Developer
6 3 (5.36%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Excel Developer
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.71%) HTML
4 5 (8.93%) CSS
4 5 (8.93%) XML
5 3 (5.36%) Ajax
5 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
5 3 (5.36%) jQuery
6 2 (3.57%) Silverlight
6 2 (3.57%) LINQ
6 2 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.57%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (3.57%) ADO.NET
6 2 (3.57%) Web Services
6 2 (3.57%) WSH
7 1 (1.79%) XHTML
7 1 (1.79%) MFC
7 1 (1.79%) DHTML
7 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Replication
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.79%) Physics
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) UNIX
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Migration
2 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 5 (8.93%) SAP Security
4 5 (8.93%) Business Transformation
4 5 (8.93%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.36%) CRM
6 3 (5.36%) ITIL
6 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.36%) Change Management
6 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (3.57%) Automation Testing
7 2 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.57%) Project Management
7 2 (3.57%) Validation
7 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.79%) OOP
8 1 (1.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (58.93%) SQL
2 14 (25.00%) VBA
3 13 (23.21%) C#
4 12 (21.43%) VBScript
5 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
5 10 (17.86%) T-SQL
6 9 (16.07%) VB6
7 6 (10.71%) Perl
8 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.14%) Java
10 3 (5.36%) Python
10 3 (5.36%) C++
10 3 (5.36%) C
11 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 2 (3.57%) Ruby
11 2 (3.57%) Apex Code
11 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.79%) Tcl
12 1 (1.79%) PHP
12 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.36%) MCSE
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) HND
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) DO-160
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.57%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) SAP
4 5 (8.93%) HP
5 4 (7.14%) McAfee
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix
6 3 (5.36%) IBM
6 3 (5.36%) Business Objects
6 3 (5.36%) Computacenter
7 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.57%) NetApp
8 1 (1.79%) EMC
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
X4 Group
Rate: £20 - 40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Rate: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago