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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 28 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs citing VB 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.92% 0.88% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.45% 2.38% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £363 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
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
58 126 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.73% 36.95% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 87 98
Median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £425 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 7
Median hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +85.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 September 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%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (25.00%) Full Text Search
4 1 (25.00%) BMC
4 1 (25.00%) Kendo UI
4 1 (25.00%) Express
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Breeze.js
4 1 (25.00%) Durandal

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) WiX
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) Breeze.js
3 1 (25.00%) Durandal
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Express
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Kendo UI
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Full Text Search
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy