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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 126 89 113
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +24
Contract jobs citing VB 18 60 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 1.86% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 4.97% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 42 6
Average daily rate £400 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £695 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.53 £30.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.01% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
1173 1208 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.38% 37.47% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 777 544
Average daily rate £370 £386 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 45
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.80 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +12 5 £400 +8.47% 4
Bristol -8 5 £400 +31.14% 4
Wiltshire -10 4 £425 +41.66% 2
Devon -2 3 £290 -3.33% 2
Somerset -15 1 - - 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 30 (49.18%) .NET
2 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
3 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
4 25 (40.98%) C#
5 24 (39.34%) SQL
6 16 (26.23%) Windows
7 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
7 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (21.31%) VB.NET
8 13 (21.31%) VB6
9 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
9 12 (19.67%) HTML
10 11 (18.03%) VBA
10 11 (18.03%) Finance
11 10 (16.39%) XML
11 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
11 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
12 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
12 9 (14.75%) VBScript
12 9 (14.75%) Oracle
12 9 (14.75%) Java
13 8 (13.11%) Linux
13 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
14 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
14 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
14 7 (11.48%) Data Migration
14 7 (11.48%) Migration
14 7 (11.48%) ISEB
14 7 (11.48%) Python
14 7 (11.48%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (9.84%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) SAS
3 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.64%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.64%) FrameMaker
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) BPCS
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) RS-232
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) FTP
2 1 (1.64%) GSM
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) LTE
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) UMTS
2 1 (1.64%) WCDMA
2 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.64%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MS Access
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.64%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) HP UFT
2 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.20%) LoadRunner
2 5 (8.20%) RSpec
2 5 (8.20%) Selenium
2 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Military
3 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Applications Support
5 6 (9.84%) Programmer
6 5 (8.20%) Applications Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Applications Support Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) AS400 Support
7 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Support Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) UI Developer
7 4 (6.56%) VBA Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (49.18%) .NET
2 12 (19.67%) HTML
3 10 (16.39%) XML
4 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.20%) HTML5
5 5 (8.20%) jQuery
6 4 (6.56%) CSS
6 4 (6.56%) CSS3
6 4 (6.56%) ODBC
6 4 (6.56%) Web Services
7 3 (4.92%) COM
8 2 (3.28%) ADO.NET
8 2 (3.28%) ATL
8 2 (3.28%) COM+
8 2 (3.28%) DCOM
8 2 (3.28%) MFC
8 2 (3.28%) WF
8 2 (3.28%) WSDL
8 2 (3.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) AS400
2 6 (9.84%) iSeries
3 5 (8.20%) User Experience
4 4 (6.56%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (4.92%) Statistics
6 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Unix
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.48%) Data Migration
1 7 (11.48%) Migration
2 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.84%) ERP
2 6 (9.84%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (8.20%) BDD
3 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (8.20%) ITIL V3
3 5 (8.20%) TDD
3 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
4 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.56%) Front End Development
4 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
4 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.92%) SDLC
5 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) C#
2 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 13 (21.31%) VB.NET
4 13 (21.31%) VB6
5 11 (18.03%) VBA
6 9 (14.75%) Java
6 9 (14.75%) VBScript
7 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
7 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
7 7 (11.48%) Python
7 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
8 6 (9.84%) C++
8 6 (9.84%) RPG
9 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.28%) COBOL
11 1 (1.64%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (1.64%) C
11 1 (1.64%) Delphi
11 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) ISEB
4 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) Degree
6 3 (4.92%) HNC
6 3 (4.92%) HND
7 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Basel II
1 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Firmware
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.64%) SCOM
2 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) Infor
4 5 (8.20%) HP
5 4 (6.56%) IBM
5 4 (6.56%) MAPICS
5 4 (6.56%) VMware
6 3 (4.92%) Altera
6 3 (4.92%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.64%) Actix
7 1 (1.64%) Altiris
7 1 (1.64%) Anite
7 1 (1.64%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.64%) Huawei
7 1 (1.64%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.64%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.64%) Nokia
7 1 (1.64%) Rally