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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 128 129 140
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing VB 74 74 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.32% 1.10% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.97% 2.60% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 45
Average daily rate
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£443 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £299 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £33.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.88% +77.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.48% -3.76%
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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
2494 2848 2452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.36% 42.34% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2059 2196 1890
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £21.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 72 (58.06%) SQL
2 54 (43.55%) Finance
3 46 (37.10%) SQL Server
4 41 (33.06%) Microsoft
5 35 (28.23%) MS Excel
6 34 (27.42%) .NET
7 30 (24.19%) Windows
8 29 (23.39%) C#
9 26 (20.97%) Banking
9 26 (20.97%) VB6
10 23 (18.55%) VBA
11 21 (16.94%) Oracle
12 20 (16.13%) Sybase
13 18 (14.52%) ETL
14 17 (13.71%) VBScript
14 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (12.90%) Java
15 16 (12.90%) PowerShell
16 13 (10.48%) C++
17 12 (9.68%) XML
17 12 (9.68%) Data Modelling
17 12 (9.68%) Active Directory
17 12 (9.68%) Windows 7
18 11 (8.87%) Business Objects
18 11 (8.87%) Web Services
18 11 (8.87%) Front Office
18 11 (8.87%) Investment Banking
19 10 (8.06%) HTML
19 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
19 10 (8.06%) CODA

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (4.84%) IIS
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.81%) Lync
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (28.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.06%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (1.61%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.81%) Algo Collateral
3 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) DNS
1 2 (1.61%) SAN
1 2 (1.61%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) SSH
2 1 (0.81%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.81%) SSL
2 1 (0.81%) S/MIME
2 1 (0.81%) LDAP
2 1 (0.81%) WAN
2 1 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (37.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) BusinessObjects XI
3 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.65%) KDB
5 6 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.84%) Siebel EIM
5 6 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.03%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.42%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.61%) QlikView
9 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) JUnit
1 7 (5.65%) Mockito
2 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.23%) JMeter
4 3 (2.42%) Selenium
5 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (1.61%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.81%) JIRA
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.81%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.81%) NeoLoad
General
1 54 (43.55%) Finance
2 26 (20.97%) Banking
3 11 (8.87%) Front Office
3 11 (8.87%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Retail
5 3 (2.42%) Back Office
5 3 (2.42%) Marketing
5 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.81%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.81%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 55 (44.35%) Developer
2 30 (24.19%) Analyst
3 20 (16.13%) SQL Developer
4 13 (10.48%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) Excel Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Financial Analyst
5 11 (8.87%) Applications Support
6 8 (6.45%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.65%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Siebel Developer
10 4 (3.23%) VB Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Quality Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) Data Quality Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) NHS Data Analyst
11 3 (2.42%) Senior Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.42%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) XML
3 11 (8.87%) Web Services
4 10 (8.06%) HTML
5 7 (5.65%) Spring
5 7 (5.65%) WCF
6 6 (4.84%) CSS
6 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.23%) WPF
7 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.23%) Middleware
7 4 (3.23%) WinForms
8 3 (2.42%) jQuery
8 3 (2.42%) HTML5
8 3 (2.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (2.42%) SOAP
9 2 (1.61%) ActiveX
9 2 (1.61%) Rendezvous
9 2 (1.61%) JSON
9 2 (1.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Fixed Income
2 8 (6.45%) NHS
3 5 (4.03%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) Open Source
5 3 (2.42%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.61%) iPad
6 2 (1.61%) iPhone
6 2 (1.61%) Statistics
6 2 (1.61%) Clustering
6 2 (1.61%) Equities
6 2 (1.61%) Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) DTV
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.81%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.19%) Windows
2 12 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.45%) UNIX
3 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.42%) Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.52%) ETL
2 17 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 10 (8.06%) TDD
4 10 (8.06%) Analytics
5 8 (6.45%) ITIL
6 7 (5.65%) Low Latency
6 7 (5.65%) Multithreading
7 6 (4.84%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.03%) Workflow
8 5 (4.03%) Information Governance
9 4 (3.23%) Master Data Management
9 4 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.23%) Time Management
9 4 (3.23%) Validation
9 4 (3.23%) EAI
9 4 (3.23%) CRM
9 4 (3.23%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (58.06%) SQL
2 29 (23.39%) C#
3 26 (20.97%) VB6
4 23 (18.55%) VBA
5 17 (13.71%) VBScript
6 16 (12.90%) Java
6 16 (12.90%) PowerShell
7 13 (10.48%) C++
8 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
9 8 (6.45%) PL/SQL
9 8 (6.45%) T-SQL
10 7 (5.65%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.42%) Python
12 2 (1.61%) C
12 2 (1.61%) COBOL
13 1 (0.81%) Delphi
13 1 (0.81%) Perl
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.23%) Siebel Certification
2 4 (3.23%) Degree
3 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) PhD
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.23%) vSphere
3 3 (2.42%) XenApp
4 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.23%) Control-M
2 4 (3.23%) WMI
3 3 (2.42%) SCCM
3 3 (2.42%) SCOM
4 2 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.61%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (1.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.81%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 41 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.94%) Oracle
3 20 (16.13%) Sybase
4 11 (8.87%) Business Objects
5 10 (8.06%) CODA
6 9 (7.26%) TIBCO
7 7 (5.65%) ION Trading
8 6 (4.84%) VMware
8 6 (4.84%) Siebel
9 5 (4.03%) Citrix
9 5 (4.03%) Altiris
10 3 (2.42%) IBM
11 2 (1.61%) HP
11 2 (1.61%) SAP
11 2 (1.61%) BMC
11 2 (1.61%) Intershop
11 2 (1.61%) Open Text
11 2 (1.61%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.61%) Demandware
12 1 (0.81%) Unica
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