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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 89 83 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing VB 9 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.74% 0.79% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 2.24% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Average daily rate £330 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
505 492 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 41.70% 35.24% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 315 247
Average daily rate £418 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 26
Average hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.40 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £59.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) VBScript
4 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (33.33%) Change Control
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (19.05%) Web Development
7 4 (19.05%) WSUS
7 4 (19.05%) VB6
7 4 (19.05%) Cacti
7 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Rackspace
7 4 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (19.05%) Puppet
7 4 (19.05%) MCP
7 4 (19.05%) Linux

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Documentum
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) DTS
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Applications Support
3 5 (23.81%) Support Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Web Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Operational Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Operations Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Support
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Web Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Web Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) ELK Stack
3 2 (9.52%) WinForms
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Change Control
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 4 (19.05%) Web Development
3 3 (14.29%) Analytics
3 3 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Document Management
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) VBScript
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) VB6
3 4 (19.05%) VBA
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) MCP
1 4 (19.05%) MCSA
1 4 (19.05%) MCSE
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (19.05%) Cacti
2 4 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (19.05%) Nagios
2 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
2 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 4 (19.05%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) CommVault
3 4 (19.05%) McAfee
3 4 (19.05%) Rackspace
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos
4 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Mitel
4 1 (4.76%) VMware