The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 30 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.89% 0.56% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 1.42% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Median daily rate £413 £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.62% +5.88%
VB
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
74 141 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 33.04% 39.17% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 110 82
Median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Southampton region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Southampton region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

VB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for VB.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (75.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) VBA
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Capita
4 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 3 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Capita