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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / South West
Rank 134 119 93
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing VB 4 18 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.61% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 1.59% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 39
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £20.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +107.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +28.88%

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
1078 1133 1202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.90% 38.58% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 703 779
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 98 58
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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
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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +1 3 - - 3
Devon -6 1 £325 +12.06% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
4 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 5 (33.33%) Migration
6 5 (33.33%) IIS
7 4 (26.67%) MS Office
7 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (26.67%) VB6
7 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (26.67%) Database Security
8 3 (20.00%) High Availability
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) TestComplete
8 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium

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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) DB2
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) MS Access
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) TestComplete
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) ReSharper
3 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (6.67%) NuGet
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) DBA
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) LINQ
4 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (13.33%) RESTful
4 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) COM+
5 1 (6.67%) WSDL
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
5 1 (6.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Database Security
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
3 4 (26.67%) VB6
4 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) VBScript
6 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) C
6 1 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle