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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 80 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 10 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.72% 0.70% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% 1.88% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
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£300 £394 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £443 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
508 479 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 36.39% 37.19% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 256 274
Average daily rate £350 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 43
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.90 £40.00 £48.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 January 2015. 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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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
Guildford -3 2 £300 - 4
Staines - 1 - -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £325 -
Woking - - - - 3
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Dorking - - - - 1
Egham - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 9 (60.00%) VBScript
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) SCOM
4 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
5 4 (26.67%) SCSM
5 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
5 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (26.67%) Logistics
5 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (26.67%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (26.67%) BMC
5 4 (26.67%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) VBA
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) WSUS
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) SCCM
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Problem Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Lync
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) SAP BW
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.67%) QlikView
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) IT Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VBA Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Excel Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Classic ASP
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) EFT
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
1 4 (26.67%) Logistics
1 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.67%) Information Management
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Product Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) VBScript
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) VBA
5 3 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) C
7 1 (6.67%) C++
7 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (6.67%) Nmap
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCOM
2 4 (26.67%) SCSM
2 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (26.67%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (20.00%) WSUS
4 2 (13.33%) SCCM
4 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (6.67%) Nessus
5 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (6.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
2 4 (26.67%) BMC
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) 3Com