The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 121 63 96
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +33
Contract jobs citing VB 22 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 2.64% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 6.72% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 29
Average daily rate £365 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1222 922 1406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.74% 39.20% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 519 777
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 105
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £16.57 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +1 7 £395 +21.53% 2
Somerset -29 5 £425 +34.92% 1
Wiltshire -16 4 £275 -37.85% 8
Bristol -20 4 £373 +10.37% 13
Devon -6 1 - - 3
Dorset -13 1 - - 9
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (50.00%) .NET
3 17 (47.22%) SQL
4 15 (41.67%) C#
5 11 (30.56%) HTML
5 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) VB6
6 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.22%) XML
8 7 (19.44%) Windows
8 7 (19.44%) Linux
8 7 (19.44%) VBA
8 7 (19.44%) MVC
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (16.67%) VMware
9 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
9 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (13.89%) vSphere
10 5 (13.89%) Data Integration
10 5 (13.89%) Network Security
10 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle
10 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
10 5 (13.89%) SAN
10 5 (13.89%) MS Excel

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (13.89%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
1 5 (13.89%) Firewall
1 5 (13.89%) Network Security
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) FTP
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.33%) MS Access
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.56%) DTS
6 2 (5.56%) OLAP
6 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (5.56%) QlikView
6 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.78%) MySQL
7 1 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) MSI
3 2 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) VB Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Designer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Designer
6 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Integration Developer
6 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) HTML
3 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
4 8 (22.22%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) CSS
6 3 (8.33%) XSLT
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.56%) MDX
7 2 (5.56%) WCF
8 1 (2.78%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.78%) LINQ
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (2.78%) LAMP
8 1 (2.78%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) MVC
2 5 (13.89%) Network Design
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Data Transformation
5 2 (5.56%) Low Latency
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Web Development
6 1 (2.78%) Data Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.78%) OOD
6 1 (2.78%) SOA
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.78%) VB6
4 7 (19.44%) VBA
5 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.33%) Perl
7 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.33%) VBScript
8 2 (5.56%) C++
8 2 (5.56%) PHP
8 2 (5.56%) XQuery
8 2 (5.56%) XPath
9 1 (2.78%) Ruby
9 1 (2.78%) C
9 1 (2.78%) Python
9 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) MCAD
3 1 (2.78%) MCSD
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) vSphere
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) 3Com
5 2 (5.56%) Veritas
5 2 (5.56%) Acronis
6 1 (2.78%) Telerik
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) CA
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