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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 103 96 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -30
Contract jobs citing VB 39 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 1.32% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.26% 3.38% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 21
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£353 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £214 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.06 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -41.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £20.06 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £20.06 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -19.68%
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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
1195 1123 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.39% 38.93% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 739 409
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 52 40
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £20.06 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Dorset +1 9 £305 -18.66% 2
Somerset +11 8 £425 +46.55% 2
Wiltshire -3 6 - - 3
Gloucestershire -3 5 £353 +24.77% 3
Devon -4 4 £313 +20.19%
Bristol -5 3 £180 -52.63% 5
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 42 (57.53%) .NET
1 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 38 (52.05%) C#
3 32 (43.84%) SQL
4 28 (38.36%) Web Services
5 23 (31.51%) UML
5 23 (31.51%) .NET Framework
6 22 (30.14%) ITIL
7 21 (28.77%) SOA
8 20 (27.40%) Management Information System
9 18 (24.66%) ISEB
9 18 (24.66%) ISO 9000
9 18 (24.66%) PRINCE2
9 18 (24.66%) VBScript
9 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (23.29%) Change Control
10 17 (23.29%) T-SQL
10 17 (23.29%) Windows
10 17 (23.29%) GIS
10 17 (23.29%) Manufacturing
11 16 (21.92%) Information Security
11 16 (21.92%) CRM
11 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
11 16 (21.92%) VB6
11 16 (21.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 15 (20.55%) Retail
12 15 (20.55%) Content Management
12 15 (20.55%) SAP
12 15 (20.55%) Workflow
12 15 (20.55%) CMS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (20.55%) CMS
2 8 (10.96%) IIS
3 5 (6.85%) SAS
4 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.37%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.37%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.37%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Project
3 4 (5.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.74%) MS Office
4 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.37%) DNS
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) Firewall
1 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.48%) MS Access
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) DB2
7 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.11%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.37%) MSI
4 1 (1.37%) JMeter
4 1 (1.37%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) Selenium
4 1 (1.37%) AccuRev
General
1 17 (23.29%) Manufacturing
2 15 (20.55%) Retail
3 13 (17.81%) Finance
4 3 (4.11%) Military
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Developer
2 23 (31.51%) Architect
3 22 (30.14%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (12.33%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Integration Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Programmer
6 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Lead Architect
6 4 (5.48%) VBA Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Business Objects Developer
7 3 (4.11%) VB Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (57.53%) .NET
2 28 (38.36%) Web Services
3 23 (31.51%) .NET Framework
4 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
5 11 (15.07%) HTML
5 11 (15.07%) XML
6 4 (5.48%) CSS
7 3 (4.11%) XSL
7 3 (4.11%) WSDL
7 3 (4.11%) XML Schema
7 3 (4.11%) COM+
7 3 (4.11%) MFC
7 3 (4.11%) jQuery
8 2 (2.74%) WinForms
8 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.74%) HTML5
8 2 (2.74%) PhoneGap
8 2 (2.74%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (2.74%) ADO.NET
8 2 (2.74%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Management Information System
2 17 (23.29%) GIS
3 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.37%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) Windows XP
2 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.37%) Android
3 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) UML
2 22 (30.14%) ITIL
3 21 (28.77%) SOA
4 18 (24.66%) PRINCE2
4 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (23.29%) Change Control
6 16 (21.92%) Information Security
6 16 (21.92%) CRM
7 15 (20.55%) Workflow
7 15 (20.55%) Content Management
8 6 (8.22%) Release Management
9 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.85%) Change Management
9 5 (6.85%) Software Delivery
9 5 (6.85%) Software Deployment
10 4 (5.48%) ArchiMate
11 3 (4.11%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.11%) Mobile Development
11 3 (4.11%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.05%) C#
2 32 (43.84%) SQL
3 18 (24.66%) VBScript
4 17 (23.29%) T-SQL
5 16 (21.92%) VB6
6 12 (16.44%) VBA
7 11 (15.07%) VB.NET
8 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
9 6 (8.22%) C++
10 3 (4.11%) Java
10 3 (4.11%) VC++
11 2 (2.74%) C
12 1 (1.37%) COBOL
12 1 (1.37%) Python
12 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.37%) JCL
12 1 (1.37%) XAML
12 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (24.66%) ISEB
2 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.66%) ISO 9000
2 16 (21.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.11%) QA
4 1 (1.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
4 1 (1.37%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (9.59%) SCCM
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.55%) SAP
3 10 (13.70%) McAfee
4 9 (12.33%) VMware
5 7 (9.59%) Oracle
6 6 (8.22%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.74%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.37%) Lotus
8 1 (1.37%) IBM
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