The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 21 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing VB 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.04% 3.78% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.78% 8.64% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£265 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Programming Languages Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
36 81 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 37.50% 43.78% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 64 107
Average daily rate £500 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £718 £800 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Canary Wharf region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Canary Wharf region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBScript
1 3 (75.00%) IIS
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) ActiveX
1 3 (75.00%) VB6
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) XSD
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) DHTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) ADO
3 1 (25.00%) COM+
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Rose

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 3 (75.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rose
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) VB Developer
2 2 (50.00%) ASP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) ActiveX
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XSD
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) DHTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) ADO
3 1 (25.00%) COM+
3 1 (25.00%) OLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBScript
1 3 (75.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase