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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 94 101 75
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs citing VB 46 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.44% 1.32% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% 3.48% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 17
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£333 £305 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.01% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £177 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £395 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.06 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -41.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £20.06 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £25.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -21.25%
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
1258 1148 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.25% 37.85% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 752 438
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 51 42
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.31 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Dorset -4 11 £290 -22.66% 4
Somerset +9 8 £425 +46.55%
Gloucestershire -2 8 £333 +17.69% 1
Bristol -9 5 £180 -46.26% 6
Wiltshire -9 5 - - 1
Devon -1 4 £313 +20.19% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 39 (52.70%) .NET
2 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (47.30%) SQL
3 35 (47.30%) C#
4 25 (33.78%) VBScript
5 24 (32.43%) Web Services
6 23 (31.08%) T-SQL
7 22 (29.73%) Windows
8 20 (27.03%) MS Excel
8 20 (27.03%) SQL Server
8 20 (27.03%) VB6
9 19 (25.68%) .NET Framework
9 19 (25.68%) UML
10 18 (24.32%) SOA
11 17 (22.97%) ITIL
12 16 (21.62%) ASP.NET
12 16 (21.62%) Management Information System
13 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (18.92%) Finance
14 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
15 13 (17.57%) ISO 9000
15 13 (17.57%) Windows XP
15 13 (17.57%) Manufacturing
15 13 (17.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (17.57%) McAfee
15 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
15 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (17.57%) ISO/IEC 27001

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (16.22%) IIS
1 12 (16.22%) CMS
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) SAS
3 2 (2.70%) JBoss
4 1 (1.35%) CICS
4 1 (1.35%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.70%) MS Project
3 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) NAS
2 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.35%) DNS
2 1 (1.35%) SAN
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.41%) MS Access
6 2 (2.70%) DB2
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.05%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (1.35%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.35%) MSI
4 1 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) AccuRev
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Manufacturing
3 11 (14.86%) Retail
4 3 (4.05%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Developer
2 18 (24.32%) Architect
3 17 (22.97%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (12.16%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.46%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Integration Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Lead Architect
7 4 (5.41%) VBA Developer
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Development Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.05%) Programmer
8 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (52.70%) .NET
2 24 (32.43%) Web Services
3 19 (25.68%) .NET Framework
4 16 (21.62%) ASP.NET
5 11 (14.86%) HTML
6 10 (13.51%) XML
7 6 (8.11%) WSDL
7 6 (8.11%) XML Schema
7 6 (8.11%) COM+
7 6 (8.11%) XSL
8 5 (6.76%) ADO.NET
9 4 (5.41%) CSS
10 3 (4.05%) MFC
10 3 (4.05%) jQuery
11 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.70%) Classic ASP
11 2 (2.70%) Middleware
11 2 (2.70%) WinForms
12 1 (1.35%) Ajax
12 1 (1.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 12 (16.22%) GIS
3 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.35%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Windows XP
2 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) UML
2 18 (24.32%) SOA
3 17 (22.97%) ITIL
4 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.22%) PRINCE2
5 12 (16.22%) CRM
5 12 (16.22%) Change Control
5 12 (16.22%) Information Security
6 11 (14.86%) Workflow
6 11 (14.86%) Content Management
7 7 (9.46%) ArchiMate
8 6 (8.11%) Software Delivery
8 6 (8.11%) Release Management
9 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (6.76%) Change Management
9 5 (6.76%) Software Deployment
10 4 (5.41%) Office Automation
10 4 (5.41%) MVC
11 3 (4.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) C#
1 35 (47.30%) SQL
2 25 (33.78%) VBScript
3 23 (31.08%) T-SQL
4 20 (27.03%) VB6
5 12 (16.22%) VB.NET
6 9 (12.16%) VBA
6 9 (12.16%) C++
7 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.05%) Java
8 3 (4.05%) VC++
9 2 (2.70%) C
10 1 (1.35%) COBOL
10 1 (1.35%) JCL
10 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) ISEB
2 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) HNC
6 1 (1.35%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) ISO 9000
1 13 (17.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.11%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (10.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) McAfee
3 12 (16.22%) SAP
3 12 (16.22%) VMware
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle
5 3 (4.05%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.70%) ESRI
6 2 (2.70%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.35%) Lotus
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
South West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago