The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 71 67 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 17 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.28% 1.75% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.27% 4.77% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 7
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£240 £320 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.45 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-24.15% -8.00%
VB
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
520 482 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 39.27% 36.65% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 274 230
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 39
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.04 £33.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

VB
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Redhill +2 1 - -
Guildford -9 1 £375 +17.18% 1
Staines - 1 - -
Woking - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Dorking - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 21 (67.74%) VBScript
2 20 (64.52%) SQL
3 19 (61.29%) Windows
4 18 (58.06%) .NET
4 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
5 16 (51.61%) VB6
6 15 (48.39%) XML
7 14 (45.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
8 13 (41.94%) COM+
8 13 (41.94%) IIS
8 13 (41.94%) VB.NET
8 13 (41.94%) HTML
8 13 (41.94%) Java
9 12 (38.71%) C#
9 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (35.48%) DTS
11 9 (29.03%) Documentum
11 9 (29.03%) CRM
12 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
12 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
13 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds
13 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (22.58%) Capacity Management
13 7 (22.58%) SCSM
13 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
13 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
13 7 (22.58%) BMC
13 7 (22.58%) BMC PATROL
14 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 13 (41.94%) IIS
2 9 (29.03%) Documentum
3 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (45.16%) SQL Server 2000
3 11 (35.48%) DTS
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (3.23%) MS Access
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.23%) MSI
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Technical Support
4 5 (16.13%) Programmer
4 5 (16.13%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 3 (9.68%) Monitoring Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Applications Support
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Support Manager
7 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Support Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Report Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) XML
3 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
3 13 (41.94%) COM+
3 13 (41.94%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) J2EE
5 2 (6.45%) Classic ASP
5 2 (6.45%) XSLT
6 1 (3.23%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) Ajax
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.23%) jQuery
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) CRM
2 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
2 7 (22.58%) Capacity Management
3 4 (12.90%) Logistics
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Information Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.23%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Product Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) VBScript
2 20 (64.52%) SQL
3 16 (51.61%) VB6
4 13 (41.94%) Java
4 13 (41.94%) VB.NET
5 12 (38.71%) C#
6 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.23%) VBA
9 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) BMC PATROL
1 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (22.58%) SCSM
2 4 (12.90%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
1 7 (22.58%) BMC
1 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Planview