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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 148 149 143
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing VB 42 62 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.96% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 2.26% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 46
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £338 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £675 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -7.14%
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
2297 2747 2581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.24% 42.41% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 2101 2015
Average daily rate £450 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 20
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.34 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -36.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £18.10 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £92.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 (61.17%) SQL
2 51 (49.51%) SQL Server
3 44 (42.72%) .NET
4 43 (41.75%) Finance
5 42 (40.78%) C#
6 27 (26.21%) MS Excel
6 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
7 26 (25.24%) Windows
8 23 (22.33%) VB6
9 22 (21.36%) Oracle
10 18 (17.48%) VBA
11 17 (16.50%) Java
11 17 (16.50%) TDD
11 17 (16.50%) Banking
12 16 (15.53%) WCF
13 15 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (14.56%) C++
14 14 (13.59%) Sybase
14 14 (13.59%) Web Services
14 14 (13.59%) WPF
15 13 (12.62%) Front Office
15 13 (12.62%) XML
15 13 (12.62%) T-SQL
15 13 (12.62%) VB.NET
16 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
16 12 (11.65%) WinForms
16 12 (11.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (10.68%) VBScript
17 11 (10.68%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.85%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.91%) IIS
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.94%) Confluence
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.97%) Lync
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.97%) SAS
5 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (26.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) MS Project
3 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.97%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.97%) Summit
2 1 (0.97%) HFM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) WAN
1 2 (1.94%) SAN
1 2 (1.94%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) CTI
2 1 (0.97%) Intranet
2 1 (0.97%) FTP
2 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (49.51%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (11.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.80%) KDB
5 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.85%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.88%) Siebel EIM
8 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.91%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.91%) MS Access
10 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.94%) OLAP
10 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.97%) Hyperion Smart View
11 1 (0.97%) Big Data
11 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.77%) JUnit
2 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.80%) Mockito
4 4 (3.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.91%) JIRA
6 2 (1.94%) Selenium
6 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.94%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.94%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.94%) WinDbg
6 2 (1.94%) JMeter
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.97%) TestLink
7 1 (0.97%) TestNG
7 1 (0.97%) Build Forge
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.97%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.97%) PeopleTools
General
1 43 (41.75%) Finance
2 17 (16.50%) Banking
3 13 (12.62%) Front Office
4 4 (3.88%) Back Office
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.91%) French Language
5 3 (2.91%) Avionics
5 3 (2.91%) Automotive
6 2 (1.94%) Legal
6 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.94%) Advertising
6 2 (1.94%) German Language
7 1 (0.97%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.97%) Law
7 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 59 (57.28%) Developer
2 19 (18.45%) Analyst
3 11 (10.68%) C# Developer
4 10 (9.71%) Applications Support
5 9 (8.74%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.74%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Applications Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Excel Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Siebel Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Data Quality Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) NHS Data Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) WPF Developer
10 3 (2.91%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (42.72%) .NET
2 16 (15.53%) WCF
3 14 (13.59%) WPF
3 14 (13.59%) Web Services
4 13 (12.62%) XML
5 12 (11.65%) WinForms
6 11 (10.68%) HTML
7 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.80%) Spring
9 6 (5.83%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.85%) CSS
10 5 (4.85%) WF
11 4 (3.88%) jQuery
11 4 (3.88%) Rendezvous
12 3 (2.91%) XHTML
12 3 (2.91%) XSLT
12 3 (2.91%) Entity Framework
13 2 (1.94%) JSON
14 1 (0.97%) Application Packaging
14 1 (0.97%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Fixed Income
2 6 (5.83%) NHS
3 4 (3.88%) Equities
3 4 (3.88%) Derivative
3 4 (3.88%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.91%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.94%) IVR
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.97%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.97%) Open Source
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.97%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) Clustering
6 1 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.24%) Windows
2 10 (9.71%) UNIX
3 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.85%) Linux
5 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.97%) VMS
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.97%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) TDD
2 15 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.71%) ETL
5 9 (8.74%) Analytics
6 8 (7.77%) Multithreading
7 7 (6.80%) Low Latency
8 6 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.83%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.83%) Project Management
8 6 (5.83%) Change Management
8 6 (5.83%) Workflow
9 5 (4.85%) Information Governance
9 5 (4.85%) Kanban
9 5 (4.85%) Data Cleansing
10 4 (3.88%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (3.88%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.88%) Master Data Management
10 4 (3.88%) MVC
10 4 (3.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 63 (61.17%) SQL
2 42 (40.78%) C#
3 23 (22.33%) VB6
4 18 (17.48%) VBA
5 17 (16.50%) Java
6 15 (14.56%) C++
7 13 (12.62%) T-SQL
7 13 (12.62%) VB.NET
8 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
9 11 (10.68%) VBScript
10 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.85%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.91%) C
12 3 (2.91%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.97%) SQR
13 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.97%) XAML
13 1 (0.97%) Python
13 1 (0.97%) Ruby
13 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Degree
2 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.88%) Siebel Certification
3 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.97%) SRDF
4 1 (0.97%) XenApp
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.94%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.97%) SCCM
3 1 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.97%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.36%) Oracle
3 14 (13.59%) Sybase
4 11 (10.68%) TIBCO
5 7 (6.80%) ION Trading
6 4 (3.88%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.88%) VMware
6 4 (3.88%) Citrix
6 4 (3.88%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.88%) HP
6 4 (3.88%) Siebel
7 3 (2.91%) CODA
8 2 (1.94%) AppSense
8 2 (1.94%) Symantec
9 1 (0.97%) Remedy
9 1 (0.97%) Teradata
9 1 (0.97%) CA
9 1 (0.97%) NetApp
9 1 (0.97%) Lotus
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
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