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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 148 137 174
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +37
Contract jobs citing VB 55 93 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.93% 1.30% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 2.93% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 66 43
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.45 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-24.15% -8.00%
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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
2506 3169 3126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 44.26% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 2451 2398
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £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 8 19 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.00 £57.65 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 16 September 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 September 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 53 (48.62%) SQL
2 38 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 33 (30.28%) MS Excel
4 32 (29.36%) Windows
5 31 (28.44%) Finance
6 28 (25.69%) Banking
7 25 (22.94%) C#
8 22 (20.18%) VBScript
8 22 (20.18%) Oracle
8 22 (20.18%) PowerShell
9 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
10 19 (17.43%) .NET
11 17 (15.60%) VBA
12 15 (13.76%) Investment Banking
12 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (12.84%) VMware
13 14 (12.84%) Java
14 13 (11.93%) XML
14 13 (11.93%) ETL
15 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (10.09%) JavaScript
16 10 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (8.26%) HTML
17 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET
17 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (7.34%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (5.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.59%) IIS
3 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.83%) Apache
5 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.92%) CICS
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (30.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.50%) MS Office
2 6 (5.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) GIMP
4 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Algo Collateral
2 2 (1.83%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) DNS
2 3 (2.75%) SMTP
2 3 (2.75%) SAN
3 2 (1.83%) DMZ
3 2 (1.83%) DHCP
3 2 (1.83%) SNMP
3 2 (1.83%) LAN
3 2 (1.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.92%) SSL
4 1 (0.92%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.92%) Intranet
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) SSH
4 1 (0.92%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.92%) VLAN
4 1 (0.92%) IMAP
4 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.50%) MS Access
7 5 (4.59%) Data Mining
7 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.67%) Siebel EIM
8 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.75%) KDB
9 3 (2.75%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.83%) QlikView
10 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) JUnit
1 4 (3.67%) Mockito
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.83%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.92%) NUnit
4 1 (0.92%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.92%) Subversion
4 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.92%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.92%) MSI
4 1 (0.92%) MSBuild
General
1 31 (28.44%) Finance
2 28 (25.69%) Banking
3 15 (13.76%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.34%) Front Office
5 5 (4.59%) Retail
6 4 (3.67%) Marketing
6 4 (3.67%) Back Office
7 2 (1.83%) Law
7 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Legal
8 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.92%) Electronics
8 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (39.45%) Developer
2 27 (24.77%) Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) SQL Developer
4 10 (9.17%) Data Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Excel Developer
7 5 (4.59%) ETL Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Quality Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) NHS Data Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Data Quality Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (3.67%) Programmer
8 4 (3.67%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.67%) VBA Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.43%) .NET
2 13 (11.93%) XML
3 9 (8.26%) HTML
3 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.34%) Middleware
5 6 (5.50%) CSS
5 6 (5.50%) WCF
6 5 (4.59%) Web Services
6 5 (4.59%) Spring
7 4 (3.67%) Ajax
8 3 (2.75%) WinForms
8 3 (2.75%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.75%) Classic ASP
8 3 (2.75%) WPF
9 2 (1.83%) jQuery
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.83%) Rendezvous
9 2 (1.83%) J2EE
9 2 (1.83%) ADO
9 2 (1.83%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) NHS
2 8 (7.34%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.83%) Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.83%) iPhone
4 2 (1.83%) iPad
4 2 (1.83%) Statistics
5 1 (0.92%) Wiki
5 1 (0.92%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.92%) FMCG
5 1 (0.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.92%) DTV
5 1 (0.92%) W3C
5 1 (0.92%) Derivative
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.36%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.42%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.59%) UNIX
5 5 (4.59%) Linux
6 3 (2.75%) AIX
6 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.92%) Solaris
7 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.93%) ETL
2 8 (7.34%) ITIL
2 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (6.42%) Data Modelling
3 7 (6.42%) Release Management
4 6 (5.50%) Analytics
5 5 (4.59%) Information Governance
5 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (4.59%) TDD
5 5 (4.59%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.67%) CRM
6 4 (3.67%) Multithreading
6 4 (3.67%) Time Management
6 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.67%) Data Analysis
7 3 (2.75%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.75%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (48.62%) SQL
2 25 (22.94%) C#
3 22 (20.18%) VBScript
3 22 (20.18%) PowerShell
4 17 (15.60%) VBA
5 14 (12.84%) Java
6 11 (10.09%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.34%) C++
7 8 (7.34%) VB6
8 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.75%) Perl
9 3 (2.75%) Python
9 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.83%) C
10 2 (1.83%) X++
11 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.92%) Ruby
11 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.59%) Degree
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.75%) MCSE
5 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) MCP
6 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) MCTS
6 1 (0.92%) MCITP
6 1 (0.92%) MCSA
6 1 (0.92%) PhD
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.92%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.34%) vSphere
4 6 (5.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.75%) XenApp
5 3 (2.75%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.83%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.92%) XenServer
7 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.92%) Nmap
7 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.92%) NFS
7 1 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) WMI
1 5 (4.59%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Control-M
3 3 (2.75%) SCOM
3 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.83%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.83%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.83%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.92%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.92%) Nessus
5 1 (0.92%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.18%) Oracle
3 14 (12.84%) VMware
4 8 (7.34%) Citrix
5 6 (5.50%) Sybase
5 6 (5.50%) HP
5 6 (5.50%) Altiris
6 5 (4.59%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.67%) Open Text
7 4 (3.67%) Siebel
7 4 (3.67%) IBM
8 3 (2.75%) CA
8 3 (2.75%) ION Trading
8 3 (2.75%) Symantec
8 3 (2.75%) Websense
9 2 (1.83%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.83%) Intershop
9 2 (1.83%) DataFlux
9 2 (1.83%) Nimsoft
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