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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 131 148 146
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 26 49 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.78% 0.89% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 2.13% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 44
Median daily rate £400 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £25.80
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -5.02%
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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1617 2303 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.27% 42.03% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1868 1991
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £19.72 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £46.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 31 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 City of London region with a requirement for VB.

1 33 (63.46%) SQL
2 28 (53.85%) Finance
3 22 (42.31%) Banking
4 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
5 20 (38.46%) .NET
6 17 (32.69%) C#
6 17 (32.69%) Investment Banking
7 14 (26.92%) Oracle
7 14 (26.92%) VBA
8 13 (25.00%) Windows
9 12 (23.08%) VB.NET
10 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database
11 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
12 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (17.31%) VBScript
13 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 8 (15.38%) WinForms
13 8 (15.38%) Derivative
13 8 (15.38%) VB6
13 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (13.46%) SCCM
14 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
14 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
14 7 (13.46%) QA
14 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (13.46%) Equities
14 7 (13.46%) VMware
14 7 (13.46%) Fixed Income
14 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
15 6 (11.54%) XML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) JBoss
1 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Advent Geneva
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.85%) MS Access
5 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) JIRA
2 5 (9.62%) JMeter
2 5 (9.62%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) TestComplete
General
1 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 22 (42.31%) Banking
3 17 (32.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Developer
2 16 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 13 (25.00%) Analyst
4 12 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (23.08%) C# Developer
5 9 (17.31%) Test Analyst
6 8 (15.38%) Banking Analyst
6 8 (15.38%) SQL Developer
6 8 (15.38%) VB Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.85%) Excel Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.85%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (3.85%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) WinForms
3 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
4 6 (11.54%) XML
5 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.85%) ODBC
6 2 (3.85%) WPF
6 2 (3.85%) XML Messaging
6 2 (3.85%) XSLT
7 1 (1.92%) AppFabric
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.92%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.92%) Django
7 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.92%) jQuery
7 1 (1.92%) Sass
7 1 (1.92%) Velocity
7 1 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) Derivative
3 7 (13.46%) Equities
3 7 (13.46%) Fixed Income
4 5 (9.62%) Data Structures
4 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.77%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.85%) Clustering
6 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.85%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.92%) AS400
7 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
3 5 (9.62%) Investment Management
3 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (9.62%) Test Planning
4 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 4 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Change Management
5 3 (5.77%) Data Analysis
5 3 (5.77%) Functional Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Fund Accounting
6 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Open Source
6 2 (3.85%) SDLC
6 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) C#
3 14 (26.92%) VBA
4 12 (23.08%) VB.NET
5 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
6 9 (17.31%) VBScript
7 8 (15.38%) VB6
8 5 (9.62%) C++
9 3 (5.77%) C
9 3 (5.77%) Java
9 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.85%) VC++
10 2 (3.85%) XAML
11 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.92%) Python
11 1 (1.92%) R
11 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) BC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) MCSD
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
3 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (7.69%) Control-M
4 2 (3.85%) OpenView
5 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.92%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.92%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.46%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) NetApp
5 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.77%) Citrix
6 2 (3.85%) DevExpress
6 2 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Advent
7 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.92%) BMC
7 1 (1.92%) RedDot
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy
7 1 (1.92%) Reuters
7 1 (1.92%) Siebel
7 1 (1.92%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.92%) WorldPay
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £158.75 per day + None
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £750 per day
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Rate: £450 - £850 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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