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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 45 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.60% 0.57% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 1.54% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £25.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -21.25%
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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
144 130 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 43.11% 36.93% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 50
Average daily rate £340 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.63 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) WSUS
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) WMI
3 2 (50.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Flash
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Statistics
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) WMI
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Lumension