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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 131 138 129
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 61 64 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.20% 1.07% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 2.47% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 43
Average daily rate
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£419 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £87.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +360.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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
2312 2594 2377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.63% 43.18% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1902 1993 1855
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £626 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £20.63 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 63 (54.78%) SQL
2 51 (44.35%) Finance
3 44 (38.26%) SQL Server
4 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
5 34 (29.57%) MS Excel
6 33 (28.70%) .NET
7 32 (27.83%) Windows
8 27 (23.48%) C#
9 26 (22.61%) VB6
10 23 (20.00%) VBA
11 20 (17.39%) Banking
12 19 (16.52%) Oracle
12 19 (16.52%) Sybase
13 17 (14.78%) VBScript
13 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (11.30%) C++
14 13 (11.30%) Java
14 13 (11.30%) ETL
14 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
15 12 (10.43%) Windows 7
15 12 (10.43%) Data Modelling
16 11 (9.57%) TDD
16 11 (9.57%) Front Office
16 11 (9.57%) Business Objects
17 10 (8.70%) UNIX
17 10 (8.70%) CODA-Financials
17 10 (8.70%) CODA
17 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
17 10 (8.70%) BusinessObjects XI
18 9 (7.83%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (4.35%) IIS
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.87%) Lync
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.87%) SAS
4 1 (0.87%) CICS
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.87%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (29.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.70%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) SAN
2 2 (1.74%) WAN
2 2 (1.74%) DNS
3 1 (0.87%) SSL
3 1 (0.87%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.87%) FTP
3 1 (0.87%) Intranet
3 1 (0.87%) SSH
3 1 (0.87%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (38.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) BusinessObjects XI
3 7 (6.09%) KDB
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.48%) Siebel EIM
6 4 (3.48%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.74%) QlikView
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.87%) DB2
9 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) JUnit
2 7 (6.09%) Mockito
3 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.48%) JMeter
4 4 (3.48%) Selenium
5 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (1.74%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.87%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.87%) TestNG
6 1 (0.87%) JIRA
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.87%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.87%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.87%) TestLink
General
1 51 (44.35%) Finance
2 20 (17.39%) Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Front Office
4 6 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.61%) Marketing
7 2 (1.74%) French Language
7 2 (1.74%) Avionics
7 2 (1.74%) Back Office
7 2 (1.74%) Electronics
7 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.74%) Automotive
8 1 (0.87%) Law
8 1 (0.87%) Legal
8 1 (0.87%) Advertising
8 1 (0.87%) German Language
8 1 (0.87%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 54 (46.96%) Developer
2 29 (25.22%) Analyst
3 17 (14.78%) SQL Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Support Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Excel Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Applications Support
7 9 (7.83%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.22%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Data Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Siebel Developer
11 4 (3.48%) VB Developer
12 3 (2.61%) VB.NET Developer
12 3 (2.61%) Desktop Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Business Objects Analyst
12 3 (2.61%) Data Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (28.70%) .NET
2 9 (7.83%) HTML
2 9 (7.83%) Web Services
2 9 (7.83%) XML
3 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.09%) Spring
4 6 (5.22%) WCF
5 5 (4.35%) CSS
6 4 (3.48%) WPF
6 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.48%) WinForms
7 3 (2.61%) jQuery
7 3 (2.61%) HTML5
7 3 (2.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.61%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.61%) SOAP
8 2 (1.74%) ActiveX
8 2 (1.74%) JSON
8 2 (1.74%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Fixed Income
2 7 (6.09%) NHS
3 4 (3.48%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.61%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.61%) Equities
4 3 (2.61%) Derivative
4 3 (2.61%) Open Source
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.74%) iPad
5 2 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.74%) Statistics
5 2 (1.74%) DTV
5 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.74%) iPhone
5 2 (1.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.87%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.83%) Windows
2 12 (10.43%) Windows 7
3 10 (8.70%) UNIX
4 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.48%) Linux
7 2 (1.74%) AIX
8 1 (0.87%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.30%) ETL
3 12 (10.43%) Data Modelling
4 11 (9.57%) TDD
5 8 (6.96%) Analytics
6 7 (6.09%) Low Latency
6 7 (6.09%) Multithreading
7 6 (5.22%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.35%) Workflow
9 4 (3.48%) Data Management
9 4 (3.48%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.48%) Time Management
9 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.48%) Information Governance
9 4 (3.48%) Master Data Management
10 3 (2.61%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.61%) System Testing
10 3 (2.61%) Test Management
10 3 (2.61%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 63 (54.78%) SQL
2 27 (23.48%) C#
3 26 (22.61%) VB6
4 23 (20.00%) VBA
5 17 (14.78%) VBScript
6 13 (11.30%) C++
6 13 (11.30%) Java
6 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.83%) PL/SQL
8 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.96%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.22%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.61%) Python
11 2 (1.74%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.74%) C
11 2 (1.74%) COBOL
11 2 (1.74%) Ruby
12 1 (0.87%) Delphi
12 1 (0.87%) Perl
12 1 (0.87%) SQR
Qualifications
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.48%) Siebel Certification
2 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.61%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) vSphere
4 3 (2.61%) XenApp
4 3 (2.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.48%) WMI
3 3 (2.61%) SCCM
4 2 (1.74%) SCOM
4 2 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.74%) Control-M
4 2 (1.74%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.87%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.52%) Oracle
2 19 (16.52%) Sybase
3 11 (9.57%) Business Objects
4 10 (8.70%) CODA
5 9 (7.83%) TIBCO
6 7 (6.09%) ION Trading
7 6 (5.22%) VMware
8 4 (3.48%) Siebel
8 4 (3.48%) HP
8 4 (3.48%) Citrix
8 4 (3.48%) Altiris
9 3 (2.61%) SAP
10 2 (1.74%) BMC
10 2 (1.74%) Intershop
10 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.74%) Demandware
10 2 (1.74%) IBM
11 1 (0.87%) Unica
11 1 (0.87%) CA
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