The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 149 110 141
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +31
Contract jobs citing VB 54 107 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 1.50% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 3.43% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 86 67
Average daily rate
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£406 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.51 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.38% +58.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2467 3122 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.17% 43.90% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 2403 2362
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £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 14 31 22
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 51 (46.36%) SQL
2 46 (41.82%) SQL Server
3 37 (33.64%) Microsoft
4 33 (30.00%) C#
5 32 (29.09%) MS Excel
6 27 (24.55%) Oracle
7 26 (23.64%) Banking
8 25 (22.73%) Windows
9 21 (19.09%) Java
9 21 (19.09%) .NET
9 21 (19.09%) Finance
10 18 (16.36%) VBScript
11 17 (15.45%) PowerShell
12 16 (14.55%) VBA
12 16 (14.55%) C++
12 16 (14.55%) Fixed Income
12 16 (14.55%) Investment Banking
13 15 (13.64%) Front Office
13 15 (13.64%) Active Directory
14 14 (12.73%) Sybase
14 14 (12.73%) TDD
14 14 (12.73%) Analytics
15 13 (11.82%) Spring
15 13 (11.82%) TIBCO
16 12 (10.91%) JUnit
16 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
16 12 (10.91%) XML
16 12 (10.91%) Mockito
16 12 (10.91%) Multithreading
17 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.73%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.82%) CICS
4 2 (1.82%) IIS
4 2 (1.82%) Apache
4 2 (1.82%) MTS
4 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.91%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 32 (29.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (5.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.91%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Algo Collateral
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.82%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.91%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) WAN
1 5 (4.55%) LAN
1 5 (4.55%) DNS
2 4 (3.64%) DMZ
2 4 (3.64%) SMTP
2 4 (3.64%) DHCP
3 2 (1.82%) SNMP
3 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.82%) VLAN
4 1 (0.91%) IMAP
4 1 (0.91%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.91%) Network Security
4 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.91%) NAS
4 1 (0.91%) FCoE
4 1 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.91%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (41.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (9.09%) KDB
3 10 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.36%) MS Access
6 6 (5.45%) Data Mining
6 6 (5.45%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (3.64%) Siebel EIM
8 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.73%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.82%) QlikView
10 2 (1.82%) MySQL
10 2 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (10.91%) JUnit
1 12 (10.91%) Mockito
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.82%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.91%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.91%) NUnit
4 1 (0.91%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.91%) Subversion
4 1 (0.91%) Selenium
4 1 (0.91%) jMock
4 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.91%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.91%) MSI
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.91%) ClearCase
General
1 26 (23.64%) Banking
2 21 (19.09%) Finance
3 16 (14.55%) Investment Banking
4 15 (13.64%) Front Office
5 5 (4.55%) Retail
6 4 (3.64%) Back Office
7 3 (2.73%) Law
7 3 (2.73%) Marketing
8 2 (1.82%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.91%) Legal
9 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (42.73%) Developer
2 31 (28.18%) Analyst
3 16 (14.55%) Data Analyst
4 12 (10.91%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.09%) Quality Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) Data Quality Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) NHS Data Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Consultant
8 5 (4.55%) ETL Developer
8 5 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.55%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Excel Developer
9 4 (3.64%) VBA Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Applications Support
10 3 (2.73%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.73%) Programmer
10 3 (2.73%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.73%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.09%) .NET
2 13 (11.82%) Spring
3 12 (10.91%) XML
4 10 (9.09%) HTML
5 9 (8.18%) ASP.NET
6 8 (7.27%) Middleware
7 7 (6.36%) Web Services
8 5 (4.55%) Rendezvous
8 5 (4.55%) WCF
9 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.64%) WinForms
9 4 (3.64%) Ajax
9 4 (3.64%) Classic ASP
9 4 (3.64%) CSS
10 3 (2.73%) WPF
11 2 (1.82%) JSON
11 2 (1.82%) OLE
11 2 (1.82%) SOAP
11 2 (1.82%) XSLT
11 2 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Fixed Income
2 10 (9.09%) NHS
3 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.82%) Statistics
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Wiki
5 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.91%) FMCG
5 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.91%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) W3C
5 1 (0.91%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.73%) Windows
2 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.45%) Linux
4 4 (3.64%) UNIX
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.91%) Solaris
7 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.73%) TDD
1 14 (12.73%) Analytics
2 12 (10.91%) Multithreading
3 10 (9.09%) Information Governance
4 9 (8.18%) Release Management
4 9 (8.18%) ITIL
4 9 (8.18%) ETL
5 8 (7.27%) Low Latency
6 7 (6.36%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.45%) Migration
7 6 (5.45%) Scrum
7 6 (5.45%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.55%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.64%) Data Management
9 4 (3.64%) OO
9 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.64%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (2.73%) Service Management
10 3 (2.73%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (46.36%) SQL
2 33 (30.00%) C#
3 21 (19.09%) Java
4 18 (16.36%) VBScript
5 17 (15.45%) PowerShell
6 16 (14.55%) VBA
6 16 (14.55%) C++
7 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.27%) VB6
9 4 (3.64%) Python
9 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.73%) Perl
10 3 (2.73%) C
11 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.82%) Ruby
11 2 (1.82%) X++
12 1 (0.91%) Groovy
12 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Degree
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.55%) MCSE
4 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) MCSA
5 2 (1.82%) CCNA
5 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.91%) MCP
6 1 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.91%) CCEA
6 1 (0.91%) PhD
6 1 (0.91%) CCNP
6 1 (0.91%) MCTS
6 1 (0.91%) MCITP
6 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.64%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.64%) Terminal Server
3 4 (3.64%) vSphere
4 2 (1.82%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.91%) vCloud
5 1 (0.91%) NFS
5 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.91%) Nmap
5 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.91%) XenApp
5 1 (0.91%) XenServer
5 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (2.73%) SCCM
1 3 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.82%) Control-M
2 2 (1.82%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.91%) Nessus
3 1 (0.91%) WMI
3 1 (0.91%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.91%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.91%) SCOM
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 37 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (24.55%) Oracle
3 14 (12.73%) Sybase
4 13 (11.82%) TIBCO
5 11 (10.00%) VMware
6 10 (9.09%) ION Trading
7 7 (6.36%) Citrix
8 5 (4.55%) Open Text
9 4 (3.64%) HP
9 4 (3.64%) Siebel
9 4 (3.64%) Symantec
10 3 (2.73%) Websense
10 3 (2.73%) Clearswift
10 3 (2.73%) Altiris
10 3 (2.73%) Cisco
10 3 (2.73%) IBM
10 3 (2.73%) CA
10 3 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.73%) RightFax
11 2 (1.82%) EMC
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