Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 236 222
Rank change year-on-year -77 -14 -53
Contract jobs citing VB 59 144 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 2.47% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 73 113
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +9.52%
10th Percentile £297 £293 £286
90th Percentile £650 £472 £438
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% +36.17%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% +54.54%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5889 5820 6721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.22% 35.28% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 3558 4172
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 218 250
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.48 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the South East

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the South East

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in the South East

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the South East

VB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -34 35 £475 +18.75% 5
Buckinghamshire -34 19 £650 +96.97% 1
Berkshire -15 12 £431 -3.09% 3
Hampshire -42 10 £306 -8.92% 4
Surrey -16 7 £344 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 4 - - 1
Kent -16 3 £345 +21.05% 1
East Sussex -5 2 - - 3
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for VB.

1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
3 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
4 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Excel
5 15 (25.42%) .NET
5 15 (25.42%) Finance
6 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
7 12 (20.34%) C#
8 10 (16.95%) Java
9 9 (15.25%) VMware
9 9 (15.25%) ITIL
9 9 (15.25%) Windows
9 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
9 9 (15.25%) HP
9 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (13.56%) VB6
10 8 (13.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (13.56%) Oracle
10 8 (13.56%) VBScript
10 8 (13.56%) VB.NET
10 8 (13.56%) VBA
10 8 (13.56%) Teradata
11 7 (11.86%) Firewall
11 7 (11.86%) Citrix
11 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
11 7 (11.86%) Test Management
11 7 (11.86%) Data Management
12 6 (10.17%) ITIL V3

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (10.17%) SAS
2 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.39%) CMS
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.39%) Kentico
4 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.39%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) WebTrends
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.69%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.69%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.78%) Office 365
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.39%) BrowserStack
4 2 (3.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) Network Security
3 4 (6.78%) DHCP
3 4 (6.78%) Internet
3 4 (6.78%) VoIP
4 3 (5.08%) HTTP
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.39%) LAN
5 2 (3.39%) Skype
5 2 (3.39%) SMTP
6 1 (1.69%) MPLS
6 1 (1.69%) SAN
6 1 (1.69%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) QlikView
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) Big Data
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) DTS
6 1 (1.69%) MS Access
6 1 (1.69%) OLAP
6 1 (1.69%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) Bitbucket
2 4 (6.78%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.39%) Calabash
4 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.69%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.69%) MSI
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.69%) Protractor
5 1 (1.69%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
2 5 (8.47%) Financial Institution
2 5 (8.47%) Publishing
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Administrator
4 6 (10.17%) Report Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Tester
5 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) SAS Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) SAS Business Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) FoxPro Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Insight Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Report Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 2 (3.39%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (3.39%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) SOAP
3 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.39%) REST
6 1 (1.69%) ActiveX
6 1 (1.69%) MFC
6 1 (1.69%) OLE
6 1 (1.69%) STL
6 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing Technology
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.69%) Fintech
4 1 (1.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Unix
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Android
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (15.25%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (11.86%) Data Management
3 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
3 7 (11.86%) Test Management
4 6 (10.17%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (8.47%) Data Governance
5 5 (8.47%) Data Integration
5 5 (8.47%) Data Lineage
5 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.47%) SDLC
5 5 (8.47%) Workflow
6 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.78%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
3 12 (20.34%) C#
4 10 (16.95%) Java
5 8 (13.56%) VB.NET
5 8 (13.56%) VB6
5 8 (13.56%) VBA
5 8 (13.56%) VBScript
6 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (3.39%) C
8 2 (3.39%) Python
8 2 (3.39%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) F#
9 1 (1.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
1 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (6.78%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) VCP6
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) PMO
2 5 (8.47%) Data Quality
2 5 (8.47%) QA
2 5 (8.47%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.39%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.39%) WSUS
3 1 (1.69%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) HP
2 9 (15.25%) VMware
3 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 8 (13.56%) Teradata
4 7 (11.86%) Citrix
5 6 (10.17%) Cisco
6 4 (6.78%) Motorola
7 3 (5.08%) Adobe
7 3 (5.08%) CyberArk
7 3 (5.08%) Tableau
8 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
8 2 (3.39%) MobileIron
8 2 (3.39%) Symantec
9 1 (1.69%) AppSense
9 1 (1.69%) Cognos
9 1 (1.69%) EMC
9 1 (1.69%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com