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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 48 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 0.80% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.03% 2.29% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £331 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.48% -3.76%
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
1191 828 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.50% 34.82% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 521 592
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 66 86
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.51 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol -5 10 £290 +65.71% 6
Wiltshire -5 10 £318 +22.11% 7
Somerset -3 9 £350 - 2
Dorset +4 8 £375 +11.11% 3
Gloucestershire -13 6 £331 +1.92% 2
Devon -7 2 £288 -11.53%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 34 (50.75%) SQL
2 26 (38.81%) C#
3 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
4 24 (35.82%) SQL Server
5 22 (32.84%) .NET
6 17 (25.37%) Windows
7 16 (23.88%) VB6
8 12 (17.91%) VB.NET
8 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
8 12 (17.91%) Finance
9 11 (16.42%) VBScript
10 10 (14.93%) Java
10 10 (14.93%) VBA
10 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
10 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
10 10 (14.93%) MS Access
10 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
11 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
11 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
12 8 (11.94%) Oracle
12 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
13 7 (10.45%) VMware
14 6 (8.96%) HTML
14 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (8.96%) QA
14 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
14 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (7.46%) C++
15 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (7.46%) IIS
2 4 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.49%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.49%) SAS
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.49%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) SAN
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
3 1 (1.49%) VSAT
3 1 (1.49%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.49%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (35.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) MS Access
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.48%) MSI
4 2 (2.99%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.49%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.49%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Back Office
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Avionics
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Programmer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst Programmer
5 6 (8.96%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.46%) SAP Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) SAP Security Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) VB Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.48%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Excel Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (2.99%) MI Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) MI Developer
9 2 (2.99%) VB Programmer
9 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.96%) HTML
4 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 5 (7.46%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.97%) WPF
5 4 (5.97%) XML
5 4 (5.97%) WinForms
6 3 (4.48%) XSLT
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.48%) WCF
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.99%) MSMQ
7 2 (2.99%) DHTML
7 2 (2.99%) WSH
7 2 (2.99%) XSD
8 1 (1.49%) XSL
8 1 (1.49%) COM+
8 1 (1.49%) EJB
8 1 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.49%) Open Source
2 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.49%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (7.46%) Migration
2 5 (7.46%) Data Analysis
2 5 (7.46%) SAP Implementation
2 5 (7.46%) SAP Security
2 5 (7.46%) Business Transformation
3 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
3 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.48%) Refactoring
4 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering
4 3 (4.48%) MVC
4 3 (4.48%) Software Deployment
4 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
5 2 (2.99%) Test Scripting
5 2 (2.99%) V-Model
5 2 (2.99%) Change Management
5 2 (2.99%) TDD
5 2 (2.99%) Scrum
6 1 (1.49%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) SQL
2 26 (38.81%) C#
3 16 (23.88%) VB6
4 12 (17.91%) VB.NET
5 11 (16.42%) VBScript
6 10 (14.93%) VBA
6 10 (14.93%) Java
7 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
8 5 (7.46%) C++
8 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.48%) Python
11 1 (1.49%) Tcl
11 1 (1.49%) Scala
11 1 (1.49%) Perl
11 1 (1.49%) PHP
11 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) MCSE
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) MCP
3 1 (1.49%) HND
3 1 (1.49%) MCITP
3 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) DO-160
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.99%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.99%) XenApp
6 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) SCOM
3 2 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.49%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 7 (10.45%) VMware
4 5 (7.46%) SAP
4 5 (7.46%) IBM
5 4 (5.97%) Business Objects
5 4 (5.97%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) McAfee
6 3 (4.48%) NetApp
6 3 (4.48%) Computacenter
7 2 (2.99%) Unisys
7 2 (2.99%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) Google
8 1 (1.49%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.49%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (1.49%) Siemens
8 1 (1.49%) AppSense
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