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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 101 109 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -39
Contract jobs citing VB 49 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 0.98% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.83% 2.71% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 16
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£350 £295 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £380 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 4
Average hourly rate £31.00 £20.06 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.53% -41.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £20.06 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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
1281 1145 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.30% 36.21% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 722 477
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 51 60
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +12 9 £425 +46.55% 2
Gloucestershire 0 9 £300 +6.19% 3
Dorset 0 7 £175 -53.33% 2
Wiltshire -9 7 - - 4
Devon +3 5 £350 +34.61%
Bristol - 4 £438 -
VB
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (53.57%) .NET
2 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
3 42 (50.00%) C#
4 41 (48.81%) SQL
5 29 (34.52%) SQL Server
6 25 (29.76%) VBScript
7 23 (27.38%) VB6
8 22 (26.19%) Web Services
9 21 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 20 (23.81%) UML
10 20 (23.81%) Windows
10 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
11 18 (21.43%) .NET Framework
12 17 (20.24%) SOA
12 17 (20.24%) Finance
13 16 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (17.86%) Management Information System
14 15 (17.86%) ITIL
14 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
15 14 (16.67%) HTML
15 14 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (15.48%) VBA
17 12 (14.29%) VB.NET
17 12 (14.29%) IIS
17 12 (14.29%) ISO 9000
17 12 (14.29%) Manufacturing
17 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
17 12 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.29%) IIS
2 11 (13.10%) CMS
3 4 (4.76%) SAS
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 21 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) MS Office
2 5 (5.95%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.38%) MS Project
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) BPCS
2 1 (1.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) NAS
2 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) SAN
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.76%) MS Access
7 4 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (4.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.19%) DB2
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.57%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.19%) Subversion
4 1 (1.19%) JIRA
4 1 (1.19%) Selenium
4 1 (1.19%) AccuRev
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 12 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 10 (11.90%) Retail
4 5 (5.95%) Military
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Developer
2 17 (20.24%) Architect
3 16 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (14.29%) Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Applications Support
6 8 (9.52%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.14%) VBA Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Programmer
10 4 (4.76%) Integration Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Support Consultant
10 4 (4.76%) Consultant
10 4 (4.76%) Applications Consultant
10 4 (4.76%) Applications Support Consultant
10 4 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Lead Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (53.57%) .NET
2 22 (26.19%) Web Services
3 18 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET
5 14 (16.67%) HTML
6 11 (13.10%) XML
7 6 (7.14%) COM+
7 6 (7.14%) WSDL
7 6 (7.14%) XML Schema
7 6 (7.14%) XSL
8 5 (5.95%) ADO.NET
9 4 (4.76%) ODBC
10 3 (3.57%) jQuery
10 3 (3.57%) MFC
10 3 (3.57%) CSS
11 2 (2.38%) Middleware
11 2 (2.38%) WinForms
11 2 (2.38%) Classic ASP
11 2 (2.38%) COM
11 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.10%) GIS
3 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.14%) iSeries
4 6 (7.14%) AS400
5 4 (4.76%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.19%) SCADA
8 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.19%) Replication
8 1 (1.19%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Windows XP
2 11 (13.10%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) UML
2 17 (20.24%) SOA
3 15 (17.86%) ITIL
3 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.10%) Information Security
4 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
4 11 (13.10%) CRM
4 11 (13.10%) Change Control
5 10 (11.90%) Workflow
5 10 (11.90%) Content Management
6 8 (9.52%) ArchiMate
7 6 (7.14%) Software Delivery
7 6 (7.14%) Release Management
7 6 (7.14%) Change Management
7 6 (7.14%) ERP
8 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.95%) Software Deployment
9 4 (4.76%) Office Automation
9 4 (4.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.00%) C#
2 41 (48.81%) SQL
3 25 (29.76%) VBScript
4 23 (27.38%) VB6
5 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
6 13 (15.48%) VBA
7 12 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 9 (10.71%) C++
9 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
10 6 (7.14%) RPG
11 3 (3.57%) VC++
12 2 (2.38%) C
12 2 (2.38%) COBOL
12 2 (2.38%) Java
13 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) ISEB
2 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) HNC
6 1 (1.19%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) ISO 9000
1 12 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.10%) SAP
2 11 (13.10%) McAfee
3 10 (11.90%) VMware
4 7 (8.33%) Oracle
5 6 (7.14%) Infor
6 4 (4.76%) IBM
6 4 (4.76%) MAPICS
7 3 (3.57%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (2.38%) Altera
8 2 (2.38%) Xilinx
8 2 (2.38%) ESRI
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