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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 163 157 138
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 33 47 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.81% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 1.92% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 63
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.85 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2419 2452 3166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.99% 42.22% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2016 1881 2436
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 19
Average hourly rate £25.85 £44.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.91% +4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £16.25 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £93.12 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 42 (50.60%) SQL
2 41 (49.40%) Finance
3 37 (44.58%) SQL Server
4 34 (40.96%) .NET
5 29 (34.94%) C#
5 29 (34.94%) Windows
6 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
7 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
8 19 (22.89%) Oracle
9 17 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (19.28%) VB6
11 15 (18.07%) VBA
12 14 (16.87%) Web Services
13 13 (15.66%) XML
14 12 (14.46%) T-SQL
14 12 (14.46%) Banking
14 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
15 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (13.25%) WPF
15 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
16 10 (12.05%) HTML
16 10 (12.05%) VBScript
16 10 (12.05%) VB.NET
16 10 (12.05%) WCF
17 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
17 9 (10.84%) HP
17 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (9.64%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.82%) IIS
3 3 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.20%) SAS
5 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.20%) Mule
Applications
1 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.23%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS Project
3 3 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) HFM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.20%) PolarLake
2 1 (1.20%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) DNS
1 3 (3.61%) SAN
2 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.41%) DHCP
2 2 (2.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
3 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (44.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (7.23%) MS Access
6 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.82%) PerformancePoint
7 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.61%) Hyperion Smart View
8 3 (3.61%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.41%) OLAP
9 2 (2.41%) DTS
9 2 (2.41%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.41%) ProClarity
9 2 (2.41%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Subversion
2 4 (4.82%) JIRA
2 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.41%) WinDbg
4 1 (1.20%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.20%) ERwin
4 1 (1.20%) ProC
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.20%) Selenium
4 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (49.40%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Front Office
4 5 (6.02%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (49.40%) Developer
2 13 (15.66%) Analyst
3 8 (9.64%) Administrator
3 8 (9.64%) VB Developer
4 7 (8.43%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.23%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.23%) VB6 Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.82%) VBA Developer
8 3 (3.61%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.61%) Data Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Credit Risk Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Systems Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.96%) .NET
2 14 (16.87%) Web Services
3 13 (15.66%) XML
4 11 (13.25%) WPF
5 10 (12.05%) HTML
5 10 (12.05%) WCF
6 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.43%) WinForms
7 6 (7.23%) CSS
8 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.61%) XSLT
9 3 (3.61%) XHTML
9 3 (3.61%) jQuery
10 2 (2.41%) WF
10 2 (2.41%) ADO
10 2 (2.41%) Rendezvous
10 2 (2.41%) Middleware
11 1 (1.20%) LAMP
11 1 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (1.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.23%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.02%) Data Extraction
4 5 (6.02%) NHS
5 3 (3.61%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 3 (3.61%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.41%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.41%) Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) Equities
7 1 (1.20%) Derivative
7 1 (1.20%) Informatics
7 1 (1.20%) Replication
7 1 (1.20%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.20%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.20%) EMC Centera
7 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.94%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) UNIX
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) VMS
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.20%) AIX
6 1 (1.20%) Solaris
6 1 (1.20%) CentOS
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (9.64%) Data Modelling
3 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (8.43%) Project Management
3 7 (8.43%) Analytics
3 7 (8.43%) SDLC
4 6 (7.23%) TDD
4 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
5 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (6.02%) ETL
6 4 (4.82%) Change Management
6 4 (4.82%) Unit Testing
6 4 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.61%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.61%) Kanban
7 3 (3.61%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.61%) Web Development
7 3 (3.61%) System Testing
7 3 (3.61%) Time Management
7 3 (3.61%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.60%) SQL
2 29 (34.94%) C#
3 16 (19.28%) VB6
4 15 (18.07%) VBA
5 12 (14.46%) T-SQL
5 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
6 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.05%) VBScript
7 10 (12.05%) VB.NET
8 6 (7.23%) Java
9 5 (6.02%) C++
9 5 (6.02%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.61%) C
11 2 (2.41%) PHP
11 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.41%) Ruby
12 1 (1.20%) XAML
12 1 (1.20%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.20%) Perl
12 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.61%) vSphere
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.41%) XenApp
4 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.20%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Control-M
1 4 (4.82%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) OpenView
3 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.41%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.89%) Oracle
3 9 (10.84%) HP
4 8 (9.64%) VMware
5 6 (7.23%) Sybase
6 4 (4.82%) Cognos
6 4 (4.82%) Citrix
6 4 (4.82%) BMC
6 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.82%) Symantec
7 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.41%) Kofax
8 2 (2.41%) AppSense
8 2 (2.41%) Altiris
8 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.41%) EMC
8 2 (2.41%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.41%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
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