The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 143 137 140
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 42 58 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.82% 0.99% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 2.28% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 39
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £287 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £640 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £87.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +360.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2306 2547 2372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.03% 43.40% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 1905 1854
Average daily rate £475 £468 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 34
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £27.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VB
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 66 (58.93%) SQL
2 48 (42.86%) Finance
3 46 (41.07%) SQL Server
4 40 (35.71%) .NET
5 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 34 (30.36%) MS Excel
7 32 (28.57%) C#
8 30 (26.79%) VB6
9 24 (21.43%) VBA
9 24 (21.43%) Windows
10 21 (18.75%) Oracle
11 20 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (16.96%) Sybase
13 17 (15.18%) Java
14 16 (14.29%) C++
14 16 (14.29%) Banking
15 15 (13.39%) TDD
16 14 (12.50%) ETL
17 13 (11.61%) VBScript
18 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
18 12 (10.71%) Data Modelling
18 12 (10.71%) Front Office
19 11 (9.82%) UNIX
19 11 (9.82%) Business Objects
20 10 (8.93%) HTML
20 10 (8.93%) T-SQL
20 10 (8.93%) Web Services
20 10 (8.93%) XML
20 10 (8.93%) CODA-Financials
20 10 (8.93%) CODA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (5.36%) IIS
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.89%) Lync
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.89%) SAS
5 1 (0.89%) CICS
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 34 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS Office
2 5 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (8.93%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) WAN
2 1 (0.89%) FTP
2 1 (0.89%) SSL
2 1 (0.89%) S/MIME
2 1 (0.89%) SAN
2 1 (0.89%) CTI
2 1 (0.89%) Intranet
2 1 (0.89%) SSH
2 1 (0.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) BusinessObjects XI
3 8 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.25%) KDB
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.57%) Siebel EIM
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.79%) QlikView
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) JUnit
2 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.25%) Mockito
3 4 (3.57%) JMeter
3 4 (3.57%) Selenium
3 4 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.68%) JIRA
5 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.89%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.89%) TestNG
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.89%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.89%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (42.86%) Finance
2 16 (14.29%) Banking
3 12 (10.71%) Front Office
4 5 (4.46%) Retail
5 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Back Office
6 3 (2.68%) Automotive
6 3 (2.68%) French Language
6 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.68%) Avionics
7 2 (1.79%) German Language
7 2 (1.79%) Legal
7 2 (1.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Law
8 1 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 56 (50.00%) Developer
2 30 (26.79%) Analyst
3 15 (13.39%) SQL Developer
4 14 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 13 (11.61%) Applications Support
6 12 (10.71%) Excel Developer
7 9 (8.04%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (5.36%) Data Analyst
11 5 (4.46%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Applications Developer
12 4 (3.57%) Siebel Developer
12 4 (3.57%) Data Quality Analyst
12 4 (3.57%) NHS Data Analyst
12 4 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
13 3 (2.68%) GUI Developer
13 3 (2.68%) Senior Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (35.71%) .NET
2 10 (8.93%) Web Services
2 10 (8.93%) XML
2 10 (8.93%) HTML
2 10 (8.93%) WCF
3 8 (7.14%) WPF
3 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.25%) WinForms
4 7 (6.25%) Spring
5 5 (4.46%) CSS
6 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.57%) WF
6 4 (3.57%) jQuery
7 3 (2.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.68%) SOAP
8 2 (1.79%) XSLT
8 2 (1.79%) ActiveX
8 2 (1.79%) XHTML
8 2 (1.79%) Rendezvous
8 2 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 6 (5.36%) NHS
3 4 (3.57%) Equities
3 4 (3.57%) Derivative
3 4 (3.57%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.68%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (2.68%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.68%) Open Source
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
5 2 (1.79%) Statistics
5 2 (1.79%) IVR
5 2 (1.79%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) DTV
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.43%) Windows
2 11 (9.82%) UNIX
3 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.46%) Linux
4 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.79%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.39%) TDD
3 14 (12.50%) ETL
4 12 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 9 (8.04%) Analytics
6 7 (6.25%) Low Latency
6 7 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 7 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.36%) Workflow
7 6 (5.36%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (4.46%) Change Management
8 5 (4.46%) Project Management
8 5 (4.46%) Information Governance
9 4 (3.57%) Master Data Management
9 4 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.57%) Kanban
9 4 (3.57%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.57%) Data Management
9 4 (3.57%) Scrum
10 3 (2.68%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 66 (58.93%) SQL
2 32 (28.57%) C#
3 30 (26.79%) VB6
4 24 (21.43%) VBA
5 17 (15.18%) Java
6 16 (14.29%) C++
7 13 (11.61%) VBScript
8 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
9 10 (8.93%) T-SQL
10 8 (7.14%) PL/SQL
11 7 (6.25%) VB.NET
12 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.68%) Python
13 3 (2.68%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.79%) C
14 2 (1.79%) COBOL
14 2 (1.79%) Ruby
15 1 (0.89%) Delphi
15 1 (0.89%) Perl
15 1 (0.89%) SQR
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.57%) Siebel Certification
2 4 (3.57%) Degree
2 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) VCP4
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.89%) XenApp
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.89%) SCCM
3 1 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.89%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.75%) Oracle
3 19 (16.96%) Sybase
4 11 (9.82%) Business Objects
5 10 (8.93%) CODA
6 9 (8.04%) TIBCO
7 7 (6.25%) ION Trading
8 4 (3.57%) Siebel
9 3 (2.68%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.79%) Demandware
10 2 (1.79%) IBM
10 2 (1.79%) VMware
10 2 (1.79%) Intershop
10 2 (1.79%) SAP
10 2 (1.79%) HP
10 2 (1.79%) Citrix
11 1 (0.89%) CA
11 1 (0.89%) NetApp
11 1 (0.89%) Lotus
11 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £400 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
NICE systems
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago