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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 146 169 145
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Contract jobs citing VB 20 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.74% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 1.67% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 43
Median daily rate £425 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £228 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £491 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £25.85 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +11.88%
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
1678 2636 2457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 49.31% 44.51% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1438 2168 1900
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.83 £29.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.01% -23.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 37 (74.00%) SQL
2 34 (68.00%) Finance
3 22 (44.00%) .NET
3 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
4 21 (42.00%) Oracle
4 21 (42.00%) Banking
5 20 (40.00%) C#
6 18 (36.00%) VBA
7 14 (28.00%) Investment Banking
8 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
8 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
8 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (24.00%) Derivative
10 11 (22.00%) Fixed Income
10 11 (22.00%) VB.NET
11 10 (20.00%) WinForms
12 9 (18.00%) Windows
12 9 (18.00%) XML
12 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.00%) Degree
13 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
13 8 (16.00%) Java
13 8 (16.00%) Equities
13 8 (16.00%) VB6
14 7 (14.00%) C++
14 7 (14.00%) Python
14 7 (14.00%) Control-M
14 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
14 7 (14.00%) QA

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 (8.00%) Apache
1 4 (8.00%) IIS
1 4 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (6.00%) MS Office
4 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) DNS
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
1 3 (6.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (6.00%) LDAP
1 3 (6.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (8.00%) QlikView
5 2 (4.00%) MS Access
5 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 5 (10.00%) JMeter
2 5 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (8.00%) ClearCase
3 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (4.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (68.00%) Finance
2 21 (42.00%) Banking
3 14 (28.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (12.00%) Front Office
5 3 (6.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Developer
2 18 (36.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (34.00%) Analyst
4 12 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (24.00%) C# Developer
5 9 (18.00%) Test Analyst
6 8 (16.00%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (14.00%) VB Developer
8 6 (12.00%) Applications Support
9 5 (10.00%) SQL Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
11 3 (6.00%) Administrator
11 3 (6.00%) VB.NET Developer
12 2 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
12 2 (4.00%) Excel Developer
12 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
12 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
12 2 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
12 2 (4.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.00%) WinForms
3 9 (18.00%) XML
4 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (8.00%) Django
7 4 (8.00%) Spring
7 4 (8.00%) Velocity
8 3 (6.00%) jQuery
8 3 (6.00%) SAML
8 3 (6.00%) Web Services
8 3 (6.00%) XSL
9 2 (4.00%) ODBC
9 2 (4.00%) WPF
9 2 (4.00%) XML Messaging
9 2 (4.00%) XSLT
10 1 (2.00%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Derivative
2 11 (22.00%) Fixed Income
3 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (16.00%) Equities
5 5 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 5 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.00%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (2.00%) AS400
8 1 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (12.00%) Investment Management
4 5 (10.00%) MVC
4 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Change Management
5 4 (8.00%) Database Tuning
5 4 (8.00%) OO
5 4 (8.00%) OOP
5 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 37 (74.00%) SQL
2 20 (40.00%) C#
3 18 (36.00%) VBA
4 11 (22.00%) VB.NET
5 8 (16.00%) Java
5 8 (16.00%) VB6
6 7 (14.00%) C++
6 7 (14.00%) Python
7 6 (12.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (10.00%) C
9 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (8.00%) Perl
9 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (6.00%) VBScript
11 2 (4.00%) VC++
11 2 (4.00%) XAML
12 1 (2.00%) Korn
12 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
12 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) CISA
2 3 (6.00%) CISM
2 3 (6.00%) CISSP
3 2 (4.00%) MCSD
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
2 1 (2.00%) XenApp
2 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Control-M
2 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (8.00%) BladeLogic
4 2 (4.00%) OpenView
5 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.00%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (2.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Oracle
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.00%) Remedy
5 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
5 3 (6.00%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (6.00%) HP
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) DevExpress
7 1 (2.00%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.00%) BMC
7 1 (2.00%) Charles River
7 1 (2.00%) Redback
7 1 (2.00%) RedDot
7 1 (2.00%) Reuters
7 1 (2.00%) Siebel
7 1 (2.00%) Sophis
7 1 (2.00%) WorldPay