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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 117 81
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -36
Contract jobs citing VB 36 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.81% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.19% 2.07% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 20
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£330 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £179 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £29.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 - £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 - £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%
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
1130 1159 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.02% 39.18% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 779 429
Average daily rate £375 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 64 45
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -

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 3 June 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
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 3 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 June 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 +15 9 £675 +88.81%
Dorset +4 7 £305 +10.90% 1
Wiltshire -2 6 - - 2
Gloucestershire -5 6 £336 +2.67% 4
Bristol -3 4 £180 -52.63% 6
Devon +1 3 £313 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 43 (55.84%) .NET
2 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
3 38 (49.35%) C#
4 35 (45.45%) SQL
5 26 (33.77%) Web Services
6 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
7 20 (25.97%) VB6
8 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
8 18 (23.38%) SOA
9 17 (22.08%) ITIL
9 17 (22.08%) UML
9 17 (22.08%) VBScript
10 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET
10 16 (20.78%) Management Information System
11 15 (19.48%) T-SQL
11 15 (19.48%) VBA
11 15 (19.48%) Windows
12 14 (18.18%) PRINCE2
12 14 (18.18%) ISO 9000
12 14 (18.18%) Finance
12 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
12 14 (18.18%) ISEB
12 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (18.18%) Change Control
13 13 (16.88%) Retail
13 13 (16.88%) Manufacturing
13 13 (16.88%) GIS
14 12 (15.58%) CMS
14 12 (15.58%) Information Security
14 12 (15.58%) MS Excel

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (15.58%) IIS
1 12 (15.58%) CMS
2 5 (6.49%) SAS
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.30%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.30%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.30%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Project
3 4 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.60%) MS Office
4 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.30%) DNS
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
1 1 (1.30%) Firewall
1 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (5.19%) MS Access
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.30%) DB2
9 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.60%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.30%) MSI
4 1 (1.30%) JMeter
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Manufacturing
2 13 (16.88%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Military
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (49.35%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) Architect
3 18 (23.38%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Integration Architect
7 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Lead Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.90%) AWS Developer
8 3 (3.90%) VBA Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Business Objects Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Business Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Programmer
8 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (55.84%) .NET
2 26 (33.77%) Web Services
3 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
4 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET
5 12 (15.58%) XML
6 11 (14.29%) HTML
7 4 (5.19%) CSS
8 3 (3.90%) XSL
8 3 (3.90%) COM+
8 3 (3.90%) WCF
8 3 (3.90%) WSDL
8 3 (3.90%) XML Schema
8 3 (3.90%) jQuery
9 2 (2.60%) PhoneGap
9 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.60%) HTML5
9 2 (2.60%) MSMQ
9 2 (2.60%) MFC
9 2 (2.60%) ADO.NET
9 2 (2.60%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.88%) GIS
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.30%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
2 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) UNIX
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) SOA
2 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 17 (22.08%) UML
3 14 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.18%) Change Control
4 12 (15.58%) Information Security
4 12 (15.58%) CRM
5 11 (14.29%) Workflow
5 11 (14.29%) Content Management
6 6 (7.79%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.79%) Release Management
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (7.79%) Software Deployment
7 5 (6.49%) Change Management
8 4 (5.19%) Software Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) Mobile Development
9 3 (3.90%) Test Strategy
9 3 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (49.35%) C#
2 35 (45.45%) SQL
3 20 (25.97%) VB6
4 17 (22.08%) VBScript
5 15 (19.48%) VBA
5 15 (19.48%) T-SQL
6 12 (15.58%) VB.NET
7 8 (10.39%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.09%) Java
9 5 (6.49%) C++
10 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.60%) VC++
11 2 (2.60%) C
12 1 (1.30%) COBOL
12 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.30%) Python
12 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.30%) JCL
12 1 (1.30%) XAML
12 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) ISEB
2 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) ISO 9000
2 12 (15.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.79%) QA
4 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.30%) SLA
4 1 (1.30%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (2.60%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) SAP
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle
4 8 (10.39%) McAfee
4 8 (10.39%) VMware
5 7 (9.09%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.90%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.60%) Unisys
8 1 (1.30%) Google
8 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp
8 1 (1.30%) Lotus