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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 115 103 123
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing VB 29 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 1.11% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.58% 3.01% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 17
Median daily rate £325 £343 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £645 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £316
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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
1123 1129 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.75% 36.78% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 730 775
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 66
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.40 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 9 £325 +80.55% 2
Wiltshire -3 8 £370 -
Gloucestershire +5 6 £325 -5.10% 4
Devon +2 3 £138 -56.00%
Dorset -12 3 £325 +6.55% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VB.

1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 21 (44.68%) .NET
2 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
3 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
4 14 (29.79%) C#
4 14 (29.79%) Finance
5 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
6 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
6 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET
6 11 (23.40%) Windows
6 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
7 10 (21.28%) VB6
8 9 (19.15%) Oracle
8 9 (19.15%) VB.NET
8 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
9 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (17.02%) VBScript
9 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
10 7 (14.89%) MVC
10 7 (14.89%) MS Access
10 7 (14.89%) Web Services
10 7 (14.89%) HTML
10 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
11 6 (12.77%) C++
11 6 (12.77%) VBA
11 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
11 6 (12.77%) ITIL
11 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
11 6 (12.77%) Data Analysis

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (2.13%) FrameMaker
5 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) GSM
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) LTE
1 1 (2.13%) SSL
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.13%) UMTS
1 1 (2.13%) WCDMA
1 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
1 1 (2.13%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) MS Access
3 5 (10.64%) QlikView
4 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.13%) DB2
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (6.38%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Report Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) VB Developer
5 3 (6.38%) VBA Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Programmer
6 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) .NET
2 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 7 (14.89%) Web Services
4 5 (10.64%) XML
5 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.51%) Ajax
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.38%) CSS
6 3 (6.38%) jQuery
7 2 (4.26%) HTML5
8 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.13%) JSON
8 1 (2.13%) REST
8 1 (2.13%) RESTful
8 1 (2.13%) WCF
8 1 (2.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (2.13%) WPF
8 1 (2.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) BYOD
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) Psychology
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Android
3 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) MVC
2 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.77%) Data Analysis
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.64%) Trend Analysis
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
4 4 (8.51%) Web Development
5 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.38%) Workflow
6 2 (4.26%) Line Management
6 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile Development
6 2 (4.26%) Requirements Management
6 2 (4.26%) Server Building
6 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 14 (29.79%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) VB6
5 9 (19.15%) VB.NET
6 8 (17.02%) VBScript
7 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
8 6 (12.77%) C++
8 6 (12.77%) VBA
9 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
10 4 (8.51%) Java
11 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
11 3 (6.38%) VC++
12 2 (4.26%) C
12 2 (4.26%) Delphi
12 2 (4.26%) PHP
12 2 (4.26%) Python
13 1 (2.13%) MapBasic
13 1 (2.13%) Perl
13 1 (2.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) MCAD
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.13%) MCSD
5 1 (2.13%) MCTS
5 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) XenApp
3 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Actix
5 1 (2.13%) Anite
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos
5 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.13%) Huawei
5 1 (2.13%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.13%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.13%) Nokia
5 1 (2.13%) Tableau