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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 151 137 159
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +22
Contract jobs citing VB 49 96 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 1.30% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 2.92% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 71 52
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£400 £380 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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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
2494 3291 3092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.34% 44.72% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1914 2538 2385
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.09 £59.00 £49.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 22 August 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 August 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 43 (40.57%) SQL
2 41 (38.68%) SQL Server
3 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
4 32 (30.19%) Windows
5 29 (27.36%) MS Excel
5 29 (27.36%) C#
6 27 (25.47%) Finance
6 27 (25.47%) Banking
7 23 (21.70%) PowerShell
8 22 (20.75%) VBScript
8 22 (20.75%) Oracle
9 21 (19.81%) Active Directory
10 19 (17.92%) .NET
11 18 (16.98%) Java
12 16 (15.09%) Investment Banking
13 15 (14.15%) VMware
14 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (12.26%) Fixed Income
15 13 (12.26%) Front Office
15 13 (12.26%) C++
15 13 (12.26%) VBA
16 12 (11.32%) XML
16 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (10.38%) TDD
17 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
17 11 (10.38%) Sybase
17 11 (10.38%) Analytics
18 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (9.43%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) Apache
3 2 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.94%) CICS
4 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.94%) MTS
4 1 (0.94%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.94%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (27.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (4.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.94%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Algo Collateral
2 2 (1.89%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.94%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) DNS
2 3 (2.83%) SAN
2 3 (2.83%) LAN
2 3 (2.83%) WAN
2 3 (2.83%) SMTP
2 3 (2.83%) DMZ
3 2 (1.89%) DHCP
3 2 (1.89%) SNMP
4 1 (0.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.94%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.94%) VLAN
4 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.94%) VPN
4 1 (0.94%) Intranet
4 1 (0.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.94%) Multicast
4 1 (0.94%) IMAP
4 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (38.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (8.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.55%) KDB
5 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.66%) MS Access
7 5 (4.72%) Data Mining
7 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.77%) Siebel EIM
9 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.89%) QlikView
10 2 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.94%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) JUnit
1 9 (8.49%) Mockito
2 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.89%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.94%) NUnit
4 1 (0.94%) Subversion
4 1 (0.94%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.94%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.94%) MSI
4 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.94%) Calabash
4 1 (0.94%) CodeNarc
4 1 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 27 (25.47%) Finance
1 27 (25.47%) Banking
2 16 (15.09%) Investment Banking
3 13 (12.26%) Front Office
4 4 (3.77%) Marketing
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Back Office
5 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Law
6 1 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Publishing
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (39.62%) Developer
2 25 (23.58%) Analyst
3 12 (11.32%) Data Analyst
4 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Quality Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Data Quality Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) NHS Data Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.72%) ETL Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) VBA Developer
8 4 (3.77%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (3.77%) Programmer
9 3 (2.83%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.83%) Architect
9 3 (2.83%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) .NET
2 12 (11.32%) XML
3 10 (9.43%) Spring
4 9 (8.49%) ASP.NET
4 9 (8.49%) HTML
5 8 (7.55%) Middleware
6 6 (5.66%) WCF
6 6 (5.66%) Web Services
7 5 (4.72%) CSS
8 4 (3.77%) Ajax
9 3 (2.83%) WinForms
9 3 (2.83%) Rendezvous
9 3 (2.83%) Classic ASP
9 3 (2.83%) WPF
9 3 (2.83%) Application Packaging
10 2 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.89%) HTML5
10 2 (1.89%) jQuery
10 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.89%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Fixed Income
2 9 (8.49%) NHS
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.89%) Statistics
4 2 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Replication
5 1 (0.94%) Derivative
5 1 (0.94%) W3C
5 1 (0.94%) DTV
5 1 (0.94%) Wiki
5 1 (0.94%) FMCG
5 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.19%) Windows
2 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.60%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.77%) Linux
6 3 (2.83%) UNIX
6 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.89%) AIX
8 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.38%) TDD
1 11 (10.38%) Analytics
2 9 (8.49%) ETL
2 9 (8.49%) Multithreading
3 8 (7.55%) Release Management
3 8 (7.55%) ITIL
4 7 (6.60%) Information Governance
4 7 (6.60%) Low Latency
5 6 (5.66%) Software Engineering
6 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.77%) Time Management
7 4 (3.77%) CRM
7 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.77%) Scrum
7 4 (3.77%) Migration
7 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.83%) Validation
8 3 (2.83%) Service Management
8 3 (2.83%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) SQL
2 29 (27.36%) C#
3 23 (21.70%) PowerShell
4 22 (20.75%) VBScript
5 18 (16.98%) Java
6 13 (12.26%) C++
6 13 (12.26%) VBA
7 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.66%) VB6
9 4 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.77%) Python
10 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.83%) Perl
11 2 (1.89%) X++
11 2 (1.89%) C
11 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.89%) Ruby
12 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) Degree
2 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.83%) MCSE
4 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) MCITP
5 1 (0.94%) MCTS
5 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.94%) CCEA
5 1 (0.94%) PhD
5 1 (0.94%) MCSA
5 1 (0.94%) MCP
5 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (19.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.55%) vSphere
4 6 (5.66%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.77%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.83%) XenApp
6 3 (2.83%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.89%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.94%) Nmap
8 1 (0.94%) NFS
8 1 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.94%) vCloud
8 1 (0.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) WMI
1 5 (4.72%) SCCM
2 4 (3.77%) Control-M
3 3 (2.83%) SCOM
3 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.89%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (1.89%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.89%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.94%) Nessus
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.94%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.94%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.75%) Oracle
3 15 (14.15%) VMware
4 11 (10.38%) Sybase
5 10 (9.43%) TIBCO
6 9 (8.49%) Citrix
7 8 (7.55%) ION Trading
8 6 (5.66%) HP
8 6 (5.66%) Altiris
9 4 (3.77%) Siebel
9 4 (3.77%) Open Text
10 3 (2.83%) CA
10 3 (2.83%) IBM
10 3 (2.83%) Symantec
10 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.83%) Websense
11 2 (1.89%) Nimsoft
11 2 (1.89%) RightFax
11 2 (1.89%) DataFlux
11 2 (1.89%) Business Objects
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