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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 162 150 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -28
Contract jobs citing VB 46 52 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 0.88% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 2.08% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 82
Average daily rate
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£413 £420 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £325 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £608 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
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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
2516 2499 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.10% 42.26% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2073 1958 2258
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 33
Average hourly rate £24.23 £27.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.89% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.20 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £31.99 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 47 (55.95%) SQL
2 39 (46.43%) .NET
3 37 (44.05%) SQL Server
4 36 (42.86%) Finance
5 31 (36.90%) C#
6 27 (32.14%) Windows
6 27 (32.14%) MS Excel
7 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
8 19 (22.62%) Oracle
9 17 (20.24%) VB6
10 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (15.48%) WPF
11 13 (15.48%) Banking
12 12 (14.29%) WCF
12 12 (14.29%) Web Services
12 12 (14.29%) XML
12 12 (14.29%) VB.NET
13 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (11.90%) WinForms
14 10 (11.90%) VBA
14 10 (11.90%) T-SQL
14 10 (11.90%) VBScript
14 10 (11.90%) Project Management
14 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (11.90%) HP
15 9 (10.71%) HTML
15 9 (10.71%) Java
15 9 (10.71%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.95%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.38%) Confluence
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.19%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.19%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) Mule
5 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.14%) MS Office
3 5 (5.95%) MS Project
3 5 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Summit
1 1 (1.19%) HFM
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (2.38%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
2 2 (2.38%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (44.05%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.95%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.76%) MS Access
7 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.57%) OLAP
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.38%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.38%) DTS
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.38%) ProClarity
10 1 (1.19%) Spotfire
10 1 (1.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.95%) JIRA
3 2 (2.38%) Subversion
3 2 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (2.38%) WinDbg
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.19%) TestLink
4 1 (1.19%) JUnit
4 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.19%) Selenium
4 1 (1.19%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.19%) TestNG
4 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.19%) PeopleTools
4 1 (1.19%) ERwin
4 1 (1.19%) ProC
General
1 36 (42.86%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 7 (8.33%) Front Office
4 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.57%) French Language
5 3 (3.57%) Back Office
6 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.38%) Automotive
6 2 (2.38%) Advertising
6 2 (2.38%) Avionics
6 2 (2.38%) Retail
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) German Language
7 1 (1.19%) Legal
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (48.81%) Developer
2 14 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 8 (9.52%) VB Developer
4 6 (7.14%) VB6 Developer
4 6 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.95%) Data Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 4 (4.76%) Administrator
6 4 (4.76%) Architect
6 4 (4.76%) DBA
7 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Business Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Programmer
7 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (46.43%) .NET
2 13 (15.48%) WPF
3 12 (14.29%) Web Services
3 12 (14.29%) XML
3 12 (14.29%) WCF
4 10 (11.90%) WinForms
5 9 (10.71%) HTML
6 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.76%) CSS
7 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.76%) WF
8 3 (3.57%) jQuery
9 2 (2.38%) Application Packaging
9 2 (2.38%) ADO
9 2 (2.38%) XSLT
9 2 (2.38%) XHTML
9 2 (2.38%) Rendezvous
10 1 (1.19%) Middleware
10 1 (1.19%) Classic ASP
10 1 (1.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.95%) NHS
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Equities
4 3 (3.57%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.38%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.38%) IVR
5 2 (2.38%) Derivative
5 2 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) User Experience
5 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.19%) DTV
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.19%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Linux
3 7 (8.33%) UNIX
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) AIX
7 1 (1.19%) Solaris
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.19%) VMS
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) Project Management
1 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.71%) TDD
3 7 (8.33%) Change Management
3 7 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 6 (7.14%) SOA
4 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 6 (7.14%) SDLC
5 5 (5.95%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.95%) ETL
6 4 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 4 (4.76%) Time Management
6 4 (4.76%) Kanban
6 4 (4.76%) Analytics
7 3 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.57%) Financial Analysis
7 3 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (3.57%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (55.95%) SQL
2 31 (36.90%) C#
3 17 (20.24%) VB6
4 12 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 10 (11.90%) VBA
5 10 (11.90%) T-SQL
5 10 (11.90%) VBScript
6 9 (10.71%) Java
6 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.33%) C++
9 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.57%) C
11 2 (2.38%) Perl
11 2 (2.38%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.19%) SQR
12 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.19%) XAML
12 1 (1.19%) Python
12 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.57%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.19%) XenApp
5 1 (1.19%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Control-M
2 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.38%) OpenView
2 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.19%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.19%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.62%) Oracle
3 10 (11.90%) HP
4 7 (8.33%) VMware
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.76%) Symantec
6 3 (3.57%) Citrix
6 3 (3.57%) BMC
6 3 (3.57%) Sybase
7 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.38%) EMC
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco
7 2 (2.38%) IBM
7 2 (2.38%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.38%) NetApp
7 2 (2.38%) Kofax
7 2 (2.38%) AppSense
7 2 (2.38%) Altiris
7 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.38%) 3PAR
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