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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 22 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing VB 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.36% 0.75% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.66% 1.79% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VB
London

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
53 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 41.73% 41.79% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 42 41
Median daily rate £538 £525 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £576 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

VB Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2016, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (60.00%) Front Office
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) VBA
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) VB6
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (20.00%) Spring.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Front Office
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Excel Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Excel VBA Developer
2 2 (40.00%) VBA Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Perl Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) Spring.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) WinForms
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) VBA
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) VB6
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase