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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / South East
Rank 197 164 159
Rank change year-on-year -33 -5  
Contract jobs citing VB 50 104 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 1.14% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 3.39% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 62 52
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £301 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -64.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 2555 3071 3276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.21% 33.68% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 2028 1873
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 122 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the South East

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 March 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
Hampshire +1 19 £375 +10.29% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 13 £388 -22.50% 3
Berkshire +10 7 £325 -23.52% 2
Surrey +13 3 £395 -7.05% 4
West Sussex +6 3 £250 -10.71% 1
Kent +11 2 £289 -12.50% 1
East Sussex +6 1 £400 -4.76% 4
Oxfordshire -10 1 - - 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 66 (68.75%) SQL
2 52 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 45 (46.88%) .NET
4 41 (42.71%) Windows
5 37 (38.54%) C#
6 36 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 29 (30.21%) Oracle
8 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
9 22 (22.92%) Java
9 22 (22.92%) MS Excel
10 21 (21.88%) SC Cleared
11 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 17 (17.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (17.71%) Active Directory
14 16 (16.67%) Finance
14 16 (16.67%) Windows Server
15 15 (15.63%) T-SQL
15 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (14.58%) VBScript
16 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET
16 14 (14.58%) Web Services
17 13 (13.54%) HP
17 13 (13.54%) ITIL
17 13 (13.54%) Selenium
17 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (12.50%) SDLC
18 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014

VB
Top Related 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 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.33%) IIS
3 7 (7.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.21%) SAS
6 2 (2.08%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 22 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.08%) MS Project
4 1 (1.04%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.21%) IaaS
2 5 (5.21%) PaaS
3 3 (3.13%) Mailgun
4 2 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Internet
2 6 (6.25%) DNS
3 5 (5.21%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (5.21%) DHCP
3 5 (5.21%) LAN
3 5 (5.21%) Skype
3 5 (5.21%) SMTP
3 5 (5.21%) WAN
4 3 (3.13%) SAN
5 2 (2.08%) Firewall
5 2 (2.08%) NAS
5 2 (2.08%) PuTTY
5 2 (2.08%) SNMP
5 2 (2.08%) WinSCP
6 1 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.04%) Network Security
6 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (17.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (12.50%) MS Access
3 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
8 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (5.21%) Big Data
9 5 (5.21%) Hadoop
9 5 (5.21%) MySQL
9 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
9 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Selenium
2 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.29%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 6 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 5 (5.21%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.21%) JIRA
6 5 (5.21%) Moq
6 5 (5.21%) MSTest
6 5 (5.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (5.21%) webpack
7 4 (4.17%) Calabash
7 4 (4.17%) NuGet
8 2 (2.08%) JMeter
8 2 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.17%) Publishing
3 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (42.71%) Developer
2 18 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.58%) Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) Software Developer
4 11 (11.46%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.38%) .NET Software Developer
5 9 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.21%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Tester
9 5 (5.21%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Administrator
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (46.88%) .NET
2 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET
2 14 (14.58%) Web Services
3 8 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.33%) XML
4 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (6.25%) Ajax
5 6 (6.25%) WCF
6 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 5 (5.21%) HTML
6 5 (5.21%) OAuth2
6 5 (5.21%) OpenID
6 5 (5.21%) React
6 5 (5.21%) Redux
6 5 (5.21%) REST
7 4 (4.17%) Classic ASP
7 4 (4.17%) jQuery
7 4 (4.17%) SOAP
7 4 (4.17%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.21%) Replication
3 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.08%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.71%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.21%) Android
7 5 (5.21%) MVS
8 4 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.17%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.08%) Linux
9 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.54%) ITIL
3 12 (12.50%) SDLC
4 10 (10.42%) TDD
5 9 (9.38%) Migration
6 8 (8.33%) Change Management
6 8 (8.33%) MVC
6 8 (8.33%) Project Management
6 8 (8.33%) Release Management
6 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 6 (6.25%) Time Management
8 5 (5.21%) Change Data Capture
8 5 (5.21%) OWASP
8 5 (5.21%) Scrum
8 5 (5.21%) Service Management
8 5 (5.21%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 66 (68.75%) SQL
2 37 (38.54%) C#
3 22 (22.92%) Java
4 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 15 (15.63%) T-SQL
7 14 (14.58%) VBScript
8 12 (12.50%) C++
9 8 (8.33%) C
10 7 (7.29%) VB.NET
10 7 (7.29%) VBA
11 6 (6.25%) F#
11 6 (6.25%) MATLAB
11 6 (6.25%) Python
12 5 (5.21%) ES6
12 5 (5.21%) R
12 5 (5.21%) TypeScript
13 4 (4.17%) Ruby
14 3 (3.13%) Perl
14 3 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.29%) Degree
4 4 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.08%) HND
6 2 (2.08%) ISEB
6 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.08%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.04%) CEH
7 1 (1.04%) CISM
7 1 (1.04%) CISSP
7 1 (1.04%) GCIA
7 1 (1.04%) GCIH
7 1 (1.04%) GIAC
7 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.04%) MCSE
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) PMO
1 6 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.04%) IFRS
3 1 (1.04%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 17 (17.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.04%) vSphere
5 1 (1.04%) XenApp
5 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) WSUS
2 8 (8.33%) SCCM
3 6 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (5.21%) AirWatch
4 5 (5.21%) NetBackup
4 5 (5.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.17%) BladeLogic
5 4 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.13%) SCOM
7 1 (1.04%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.04%) Nessus
7 1 (1.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.21%) Oracle
3 13 (13.54%) HP
4 12 (12.50%) VMware
5 6 (6.25%) Remedy
5 6 (6.25%) Symantec
6 5 (5.21%) Cisco
6 5 (5.21%) MobileIron
7 4 (4.17%) SAP
8 2 (2.08%) Genesys
8 2 (2.08%) Infoflex
8 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.04%) AppSense
9 1 (1.04%) Avaya
9 1 (1.04%) Citrix
9 1 (1.04%) CommVault
9 1 (1.04%) ESRI
9 1 (1.04%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.04%) NetApp
9 1 (1.04%) Telerik
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