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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 85 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 9 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.59% 1.15% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 3.18% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £48.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.28 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +0.89%
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
587 471 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 38.22% 36.26% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 285 261
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £204 £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 23 36 42
Average hourly rate £46.75 £21.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.61% -48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £11.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £36.50 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Guildford -16 2 £300 - 3
Leatherhead - - - - 3
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Woking - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Esher - - - -
Godalming - - - -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) VBScript
3 11 (45.83%) .NET
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (41.67%) Java
5 9 (37.50%) XML
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) VB6
6 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 8 (33.33%) C#
6 8 (33.33%) HTML
7 7 (29.17%) IIS
7 7 (29.17%) COM+
8 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (25.00%) DTS
9 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
10 4 (16.67%) SCSM
10 4 (16.67%) BMC
10 4 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 4 (16.67%) Logistics
10 4 (16.67%) SCOM
10 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (29.17%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) Documentum
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (25.00%) DTS
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (8.33%) MS Access
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.17%) QlikView
6 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
6 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 3 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Monitoring Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Excel Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 9 (37.50%) XML
3 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
4 7 (29.17%) COM+
5 3 (12.50%) J2EE
6 2 (8.33%) Classic ASP
6 2 (8.33%) XSLT
7 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
7 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
7 1 (4.17%) Ajax
7 1 (4.17%) Spring
7 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) EFT
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Solaris
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (16.67%) Logistics
2 3 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Product Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Time Management
3 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Information Management
3 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
1 13 (54.17%) VBScript
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) VB6
4 8 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (12.50%) VBA
7 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.33%) C
9 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (4.17%) C++
9 1 (4.17%) PHP
9 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Nmap
2 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCSM
1 4 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (16.67%) SCOM
1 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) BMC
2 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Planview
5 1 (4.17%) 3Com
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) SAP