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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 159 161 162
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 13 28 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.59% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 1.26% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 35
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £216 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.85 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%
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
1686 2224 2489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 49.38% 47.08% 42.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1420 1855 1941
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -21.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £23.48 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £37.75 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 30 (69.77%) SQL
1 30 (69.77%) Finance
2 22 (51.16%) Oracle
3 18 (41.86%) Banking
4 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
4 17 (39.53%) VBA
4 17 (39.53%) .NET
5 15 (34.88%) C#
6 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
7 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
8 11 (25.58%) VB.NET
8 11 (25.58%) Investment Banking
8 11 (25.58%) Derivative
9 10 (23.26%) Java
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) Fixed Income
10 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (18.60%) Front Office
10 8 (18.60%) C++
11 7 (16.28%) XML
11 7 (16.28%) Python
11 7 (16.28%) WinForms
11 7 (16.28%) Equities
11 7 (16.28%) JIRA
12 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
12 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (13.95%) Atlassian
12 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
12 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008

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 4 (9.30%) Apache
1 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Sophis RISQUE
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) DNS
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
1 3 (6.98%) Kerberos
1 3 (6.98%) LDAP
1 3 (6.98%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (9.30%) QlikView
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) JMeter
2 5 (11.63%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (9.30%) ClearCase
4 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) NUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.33%) TestNG
General
1 30 (69.77%) Finance
2 18 (41.86%) Banking
3 11 (25.58%) Investment Banking
4 8 (18.60%) Front Office
5 4 (9.30%) Advertising
6 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.33%) Legal
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) Analyst
3 14 (32.56%) .NET Developer
4 9 (20.93%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (20.93%) C# Developer
5 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Applications Support
8 4 (9.30%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) VB Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Administrator
10 2 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Consultant
10 2 (4.65%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
10 2 (4.65%) WinForms Developer
11 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) WinForms
2 7 (16.28%) XML
3 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.30%) Django
4 4 (9.30%) Spring
4 4 (9.30%) Velocity
5 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (6.98%) jQuery
5 3 (6.98%) SAML
5 3 (6.98%) XSL
6 2 (4.65%) HTML
6 2 (4.65%) ODBC
6 2 (4.65%) Web Services
7 1 (2.33%) ActiveX
7 1 (2.33%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Derivative
2 10 (23.26%) Fixed Income
3 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (16.28%) Equities
5 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
6 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
6 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.33%) Fintech
7 1 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Unix
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) MVS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
2 5 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
2 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
2 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.30%) Database Tuning
3 4 (9.30%) OO
3 4 (9.30%) OOP
3 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Change Management
4 3 (6.98%) Information Security
4 3 (6.98%) Investment Management
4 3 (6.98%) MVC
4 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
4 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) SQL
2 17 (39.53%) VBA
3 15 (34.88%) C#
4 11 (25.58%) VB.NET
5 10 (23.26%) Java
6 8 (18.60%) C++
7 7 (16.28%) Python
8 5 (11.63%) C
8 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
8 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
8 5 (11.63%) VB6
9 4 (9.30%) Perl
9 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
10 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
10 3 (6.98%) VC++
11 2 (4.65%) VBScript
12 1 (2.33%) COBOL
12 1 (2.33%) JCL
12 1 (2.33%) R
12 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) CISA
2 3 (6.98%) CISM
2 3 (6.98%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Control-M
2 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (9.30%) BladeLogic
4 2 (4.65%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Oracle
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) Atlassian
4 4 (9.30%) Remedy
5 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (4.65%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) Charles River
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Lotus
7 1 (2.33%) Redback
7 1 (2.33%) Siebel
7 1 (2.33%) Sophis
7 1 (2.33%) WorldPay