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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 96 77 85
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing VB 38 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.24% 1.73% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.29% 5.19% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 13
Average daily rate
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£305 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £319 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £466 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £20.06 £34.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.00% +29.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.70 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-2.72% -19.05%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1154 713 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.65% 33.27% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 447 566
Average daily rate £350 £340 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 43 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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
Wiltshire -3 14 £290 -35.55% 4
Dorset +11 10 £340 - 8
Bristol -17 6 £335 -9.45% 6
Gloucestershire -20 6 £283 -35.42% 6
Devon -11 1 £260 -25.71% 4
Somerset -28 1 £290 -10.76%
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (63.93%) SQL
2 23 (37.70%) .NET
3 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
4 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
5 17 (27.87%) C#
5 17 (27.87%) Finance
6 14 (22.95%) VBA
6 14 (22.95%) Windows
6 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
6 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (21.31%) Migration
8 12 (19.67%) VMware
8 12 (19.67%) VBScript
9 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
9 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
9 11 (18.03%) VB6
10 10 (16.39%) VB.NET
10 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (14.75%) Linux
11 9 (14.75%) Windows 7
12 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
12 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
12 8 (13.11%) Windows XP
12 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
13 7 (11.48%) HTML
13 7 (11.48%) SAN
13 7 (11.48%) Firewall

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) GlassFish
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.64%) GIMP
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) SAN
1 7 (11.48%) Firewall
2 5 (8.20%) Network Security
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) HTTP
4 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.64%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.64%) DVB
4 1 (1.64%) Wireless
4 1 (1.64%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (9.84%) MS Access
6 3 (4.92%) DTS
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.28%) QlikView
7 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (3.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.28%) MySQL
7 2 (3.28%) OLAP
7 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.64%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.20%) MSI
3 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.56%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (6.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.64%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) VBA Developer
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) VB Developer
7 3 (4.92%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior SQL Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Excel Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.48%) HTML
4 5 (8.20%) CSS
4 5 (8.20%) XML
5 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.92%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.92%) LINQ
6 3 (4.92%) jQuery
6 3 (4.92%) Ajax
7 2 (3.28%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.28%) MDX
7 2 (3.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (3.28%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (3.28%) Web Services
7 2 (3.28%) ADO.NET
7 2 (3.28%) WSH
8 1 (1.64%) XHTML
8 1 (1.64%) DHTML
8 1 (1.64%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Replication
1 3 (4.92%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.64%) Physics
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.11%) Windows XP
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.28%) UNIX
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Migration
2 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (8.20%) Network Design
4 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.56%) MVC
5 3 (4.92%) CRM
5 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL
5 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.28%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.28%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.28%) Data Transformation
6 2 (3.28%) Automation Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Validation
6 2 (3.28%) Change Management
6 2 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (3.28%) Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (63.93%) SQL
2 17 (27.87%) C#
3 14 (22.95%) VBA
4 12 (19.67%) VBScript
5 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
5 11 (18.03%) VB6
6 10 (16.39%) VB.NET
7 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.84%) Perl
8 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.56%) Java
8 4 (6.56%) C
9 3 (4.92%) C++
9 3 (4.92%) PHP
10 2 (3.28%) Ruby
10 2 (3.28%) Apex Code
10 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.28%) Python
11 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) MCSE
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) MCP
5 1 (1.64%) HND
5 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) DO-160
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.20%) vSphere
4 4 (6.56%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (6.56%) ISA Server
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.67%) VMware
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.56%) McAfee
5 4 (6.56%) Business Objects
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) Computacenter
7 2 (3.28%) Acronis
7 2 (3.28%) 3Com
7 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco
7 2 (3.28%) NetApp
7 2 (3.28%) Veritas
7 2 (3.28%) SAP
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) Telerik
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