The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 44 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 1 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.27% 0.92% 3.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 4.17% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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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 Southampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
153 72 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 40.69% 22.15% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 41 40
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £230 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 19
Average hourly rate £26.50 £16.49 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.75% -35.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £11.73 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £19.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (58.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (58.33%) C
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) ISO 9001
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Replication
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (50.00%) PHP
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) ETL
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (50.00%) Web Application Development
4 4 (33.33%) CMS
4 4 (33.33%) VBScript
4 4 (33.33%) E-Learning
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) Windows XP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) QlikView
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) DBA
1 6 (50.00%) Administrator
1 6 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Replication
2 4 (33.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
1 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
2 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (50.00%) ETL
2 6 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft