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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VB 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.40% - 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.41% - 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £295 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.57%
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
71 190 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.06% 50.94% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 105 79
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
Average hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £9.70 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 2016, 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 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 3 (60.00%) Logistics
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Presales
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft