The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 152 142 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -33
Contract jobs citing VB 63 63 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 1.00% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 2.44% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 77
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2810 2579 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.41% 40.87% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2150 2016 2130
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 27
Average hourly rate £33.18 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
London

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 55 (44.72%) SQL
2 47 (38.21%) Windows
3 43 (34.96%) SQL Server
4 38 (30.89%) Microsoft
5 34 (27.64%) C#
6 32 (26.02%) Oracle
6 32 (26.02%) Banking
7 30 (24.39%) PowerShell
8 26 (21.14%) MS Excel
9 25 (20.33%) Java
10 24 (19.51%) .NET
10 24 (19.51%) Active Directory
11 22 (17.89%) Finance
12 20 (16.26%) VBScript
13 18 (14.63%) VMware
14 17 (13.82%) C++
14 17 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (13.01%) XML
15 16 (13.01%) VB6
16 15 (12.20%) ITIL
16 15 (12.20%) Linux
16 15 (12.20%) Sybase
17 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (11.38%) Investment Banking
18 13 (10.57%) Analytics
18 13 (10.57%) HTML
18 13 (10.57%) VBA
19 12 (9.76%) TDD
19 12 (9.76%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.44%) CICS
4 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.63%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.63%) MTS
5 2 (1.63%) Documentum
6 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) Lync
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (21.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Endur
2 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.81%) Algo Collateral
3 1 (0.81%) Aligne
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Heroku
2 1 (0.81%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) DNS
2 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.50%) LAN
2 8 (6.50%) WAN
2 8 (6.50%) DHCP
3 7 (5.69%) SMTP
4 6 (4.88%) Firewall
5 5 (4.07%) FTP
5 5 (4.07%) VPN
6 4 (3.25%) Wireless
7 3 (2.44%) DMZ
8 2 (1.63%) SSH
8 2 (1.63%) Network Security
8 2 (1.63%) LDAP
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.81%) HSRP
9 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.81%) VLAN
9 1 (0.81%) IMAP
9 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.13%) KDB
3 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.25%) MS Access
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.63%) SQLPlus
8 2 (1.63%) QlikView
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.81%) MySQL
9 1 (0.81%) Cognos Powerplay
9 1 (0.81%) DTS
9 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) JUnit
1 11 (8.94%) Mockito
2 7 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.07%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.25%) InstallShield
6 3 (2.44%) MSI
7 2 (1.63%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.63%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.63%) NUnit
8 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.81%) Selenium
8 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.81%) jMock
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.81%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.81%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
General
1 32 (26.02%) Banking
2 22 (17.89%) Finance
3 14 (11.38%) Investment Banking
4 11 (8.94%) Front Office
5 4 (3.25%) Back Office
5 4 (3.25%) Retail
6 3 (2.44%) Law
7 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Marketing
8 1 (0.81%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (39.02%) Developer
2 26 (21.14%) Analyst
3 13 (10.57%) Data Analyst
4 11 (8.94%) Java Developer
5 9 (7.32%) Data Quality Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Quality Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) NHS Data Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Applications Support
7 6 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Build Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.25%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.25%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.51%) .NET
2 16 (13.01%) XML
3 13 (10.57%) HTML
4 11 (8.94%) ASP.NET
4 11 (8.94%) Spring
5 10 (8.13%) Web Services
6 9 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.69%) Application Packaging
8 6 (4.88%) CSS
9 5 (4.07%) Classic ASP
9 5 (4.07%) WCF
10 4 (3.25%) Middleware
10 4 (3.25%) JSON
10 4 (3.25%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (3.25%) J2EE
10 4 (3.25%) SOAP
10 4 (3.25%) XSLT
11 3 (2.44%) ADO
11 3 (2.44%) jQuery
11 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Fixed Income
2 9 (7.32%) NHS
3 8 (6.50%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.63%) Derivative
7 2 (1.63%) W3C
8 1 (0.81%) Firmware
8 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.81%) AS400
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Wiki
8 1 (0.81%) Social Network
8 1 (0.81%) Swaptions
8 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.81%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.21%) Windows
2 17 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.20%) Linux
4 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.76%) UNIX
6 8 (6.50%) Solaris
7 7 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.44%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.81%) OS/390
11 1 (0.81%) AIX
11 1 (0.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.20%) ITIL
2 13 (10.57%) Analytics
3 12 (9.76%) TDD
4 11 (8.94%) Multithreading
5 9 (7.32%) Information Governance
6 8 (6.50%) Low Latency
6 8 (6.50%) Scrum
7 7 (5.69%) Migration
7 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.69%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.69%) PRINCE
7 7 (5.69%) Release Management
7 7 (5.69%) Change Control
8 6 (4.88%) Server Monitoring
8 6 (4.88%) OO
9 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.07%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.07%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.72%) SQL
2 34 (27.64%) C#
3 30 (24.39%) PowerShell
4 25 (20.33%) Java
5 20 (16.26%) VBScript
6 17 (13.82%) C++
7 16 (13.01%) VB6
8 13 (10.57%) VBA
9 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
10 9 (7.32%) Perl
11 8 (6.50%) PL/SQL
11 8 (6.50%) Shell Script
12 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
12 7 (5.69%) Python
13 4 (3.25%) sed
13 4 (3.25%) VB.NET
13 4 (3.25%) C
14 3 (2.44%) AWK
15 2 (1.63%) Ruby
15 2 (1.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.13%) MCSE
3 7 (5.69%) Degree
3 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.07%) MCSA
5 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.25%) CCNA
5 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.25%) PMP
5 4 (3.25%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.63%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) CCNP
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCEA
7 1 (0.81%) MCTS
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.13%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.88%) vSphere
5 5 (4.07%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.63%) XenApp
7 2 (1.63%) NFS
7 2 (1.63%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.81%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.81%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) MAILsweeper
1 6 (4.88%) SCCM
1 6 (4.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (3.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.63%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.81%) Control-M
5 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.81%) Puppet
5 1 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 38 (30.89%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.02%) Oracle
3 18 (14.63%) VMware
4 15 (12.20%) Sybase
5 11 (8.94%) TIBCO
5 11 (8.94%) Symantec
6 10 (8.13%) ION Trading
7 9 (7.32%) HP
8 8 (6.50%) CA
9 7 (5.69%) Citrix
10 6 (4.88%) Clearswift
10 6 (4.88%) RightFax
10 6 (4.88%) Open Text
11 5 (4.07%) Websense
12 4 (3.25%) BMC
12 4 (3.25%) Nimsoft
13 3 (2.44%) Infoblox
13 3 (2.44%) Opsware
13 3 (2.44%) Bloomberg
13 3 (2.44%) JBoss
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