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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 171 171
Rank change year-on-year -24 0  
Contract jobs citing VB 53 109 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 1.24% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 3.53% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 69 48
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £25.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +65.04% -0.96%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2723 3088 3248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.95% 35.02% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1917 2023
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -12 14 £388 +17.42% 4
Berkshire +13 13 £360 -4.00% 3
Hampshire -39 9 £425 +21.42% 4
Surrey -3 5 £375 -23.07% 3
West Sussex - 4 £250 - 1
Middlesex +12 3 £350 +112.12%
East Sussex +1 2 £410 -3.52% 4
Oxfordshire -4 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Kent -5 1 £530 +40.39%
VB
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 63 (60.58%) SQL
2 44 (42.31%) Windows
3 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
4 34 (32.69%) SQL Server
5 33 (31.73%) .NET
6 27 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (25.00%) C#
7 26 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 25 (24.04%) Java
9 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (22.12%) Web Services
11 22 (21.15%) Security Cleared
12 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
12 21 (20.19%) Active Directory
12 21 (20.19%) TDD
13 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
13 20 (19.23%) Internet
14 19 (18.27%) ITIL
14 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Excel
14 19 (18.27%) Selenium
14 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
15 18 (17.31%) Jenkins
15 18 (17.31%) Oracle
16 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET
16 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (16.35%) Finance
16 17 (16.35%) VMware
17 16 (15.38%) WSUS
17 16 (15.38%) Windows Server

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 11 (10.58%) IIS
2 9 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.73%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.73%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.77%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.88%) SAS
7 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.96%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.96%) CMS
8 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.96%) Kentico
Applications
1 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.96%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Primavera
1 3 (2.88%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.77%) PaaS
3 5 (4.81%) IaaS
3 5 (4.81%) Office 365
4 3 (2.88%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.23%) Internet
2 14 (13.46%) DNS
3 11 (10.58%) DHCP
4 10 (9.62%) LAN
5 9 (8.65%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (8.65%) SMTP
6 7 (6.73%) NAS
6 7 (6.73%) SAN
7 5 (4.81%) Skype
7 5 (4.81%) WAN
8 4 (3.85%) MPLS
8 4 (3.85%) VPN
9 3 (2.88%) Firewall
10 2 (1.92%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.92%) PuTTY
10 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.92%) WinSCP
11 1 (0.96%) Network Security
11 1 (0.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (10.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (8.65%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.73%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (5.77%) DB2
6 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.85%) Big Data
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.92%) MS Access
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.27%) Selenium
3 18 (17.31%) Jenkins
4 14 (13.46%) JIRA
5 13 (12.50%) Calabash
6 11 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (7.69%) HP UFT
7 8 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 7 (6.73%) Cucumber
8 7 (6.73%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.81%) Moq
9 5 (4.81%) MSI
9 5 (4.81%) MSTest
9 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (4.81%) webpack
10 4 (3.85%) NuGet
11 3 (2.88%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (1.92%) Ant
12 2 (1.92%) JMeter
12 2 (1.92%) NUnit
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Publishing
3 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
4 5 (4.81%) Marketing
5 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.88%) Electronics
7 2 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.92%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.96%) Automotive
8 1 (0.96%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (26.92%) Developer
2 17 (16.35%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.54%) Tester
4 11 (10.58%) Administrator
4 11 (10.58%) Automation Tester
5 10 (9.62%) Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) DBA
9 6 (5.77%) Senior DBA
9 6 (5.77%) Senior SQL DBA
9 6 (5.77%) Senior SQL Server DBA
9 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.77%) SQL DBA
9 6 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (5.77%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (31.73%) .NET
2 23 (22.12%) Web Services
3 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET
4 14 (13.46%) REST
5 13 (12.50%) SOAP
6 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
7 10 (9.62%) WCF
8 9 (8.65%) Ajax
8 9 (8.65%) XML
9 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (7.69%) jQuery
10 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (4.81%) OAuth2
12 5 (4.81%) OpenID
12 5 (4.81%) React
12 5 (4.81%) Redux
13 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (3.85%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.65%) Replication
3 6 (5.77%) Clustering
4 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.96%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.96%) iSeries
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (42.31%) Windows
2 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.65%) Android
7 5 (4.81%) Linux
7 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.85%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.92%) MVS
10 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.96%) Unix
11 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (20.19%) TDD
4 19 (18.27%) ITIL
5 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (11.54%) Project Management
6 12 (11.54%) SDLC
7 11 (10.58%) MVC
8 10 (9.62%) Change Management
8 10 (9.62%) Migration
8 10 (9.62%) Release Management
9 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 9 (8.65%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (7.69%) Change Control
10 8 (7.69%) Functional Testing
11 7 (6.73%) Change Data Capture
11 7 (6.73%) Full Text Search
11 7 (6.73%) OWASP
11 7 (6.73%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 63 (60.58%) SQL
2 26 (25.00%) C#
3 25 (24.04%) Java
4 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 15 (14.42%) PowerShell
5 15 (14.42%) VBScript
6 14 (13.46%) T-SQL
7 13 (12.50%) Python
7 13 (12.50%) Ruby
8 7 (6.73%) C++
8 7 (6.73%) F#
8 7 (6.73%) TypeScript
9 6 (5.77%) C
10 5 (4.81%) ES6
11 4 (3.85%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.85%) VB6
12 2 (1.92%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.92%) R
12 2 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.77%) MCDBA
5 3 (2.88%) Degree
5 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.92%) VCP6
7 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) ISEB
7 1 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.96%) MCSE
7 1 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.46%) QA
2 12 (11.54%) PMO
3 5 (4.81%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) IFRS
4 1 (0.96%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 21 (20.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.96%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
5 1 (0.96%) XenApp
5 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (15.38%) WSUS
2 9 (8.65%) AirWatch
2 9 (8.65%) NetBackup
3 8 (7.69%) SCCM
4 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (3.85%) BladeLogic
7 4 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (2.88%) AppDNA
8 3 (2.88%) SCOM
9 2 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.96%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.31%) Oracle
3 17 (16.35%) VMware
4 13 (12.50%) HP
5 10 (9.62%) Symantec
6 9 (8.65%) Cisco
6 9 (8.65%) MobileIron
7 6 (5.77%) Citrix
8 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.85%) Remedy
8 4 (3.85%) Tableau
9 3 (2.88%) Adobe
9 3 (2.88%) Motorola
9 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.88%) Teradata
10 2 (1.92%) AppSense
10 2 (1.92%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.92%) Infoflex
10 2 (1.92%) SAP
11 1 (0.96%) 3PAR
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