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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 133 153 156
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +3
Contract jobs citing VB 31 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.82% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.90% 1.90% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 38
Median daily rate £425 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £254 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £515 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +5.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
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
1634 2473 2445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.54% 43.08% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 2035 1912
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 10
Median hourly rate £53.00 £24.23 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.73% -11.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.72 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £54.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 38 (67.86%) SQL
2 34 (60.71%) Finance
3 25 (44.64%) SQL Server
4 24 (42.86%) Banking
5 22 (39.29%) .NET
5 22 (39.29%) Oracle
6 19 (33.93%) C#
7 18 (32.14%) VBA
8 16 (28.57%) Investment Banking
9 15 (26.79%) Oracle Database
10 13 (23.21%) VB.NET
11 12 (21.43%) Windows
11 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
11 12 (21.43%) Derivative
12 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
12 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
13 10 (17.86%) Fixed Income
13 10 (17.86%) WinForms
14 9 (16.07%) Java
14 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
15 8 (14.29%) Degree
15 8 (14.29%) JIRA
15 8 (14.29%) C++
15 8 (14.29%) VBScript
15 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
15 8 (14.29%) VB6
16 7 (12.50%) Equities

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
2 2 (3.57%) JBoss
2 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.36%) MS Office
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) DNS
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
1 3 (5.36%) Kerberos
1 3 (5.36%) LDAP
1 3 (5.36%) SSL
2 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (44.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (26.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (7.14%) QlikView
6 2 (3.57%) MS Access
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) JIRA
2 5 (8.93%) JMeter
2 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (7.14%) ClearCase
3 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.57%) Subversion
5 2 (3.57%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (60.71%) Finance
2 24 (42.86%) Banking
3 16 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) .NET Developer
3 17 (30.36%) Analyst
4 13 (23.21%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (23.21%) C# Developer
5 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (12.50%) VB Developer
8 6 (10.71%) SQL Developer
9 5 (8.93%) Applications Support
10 4 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
11 3 (5.36%) Administrator
11 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (5.36%) VB.NET Developer
11 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
12 2 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
12 2 (3.57%) Azure Developer
12 2 (3.57%) Messaging Developer
12 2 (3.57%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) WinForms
3 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 7 (12.50%) XML
5 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
6 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.14%) Django
7 4 (7.14%) Spring
7 4 (7.14%) Velocity
8 3 (5.36%) SAML
9 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.57%) ODBC
9 2 (3.57%) Web Services
9 2 (3.57%) WPF
9 2 (3.57%) XML Messaging
9 2 (3.57%) XSLT
10 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.79%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Derivative
2 10 (17.86%) Fixed Income
3 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (12.50%) Equities
4 7 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 5 (8.93%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.36%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.57%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.79%) AS400
8 1 (1.79%) Clustering
8 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (8.93%) Test Planning
4 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Database Tuning
4 4 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 4 (7.14%) OO
4 4 (7.14%) OOP
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
5 3 (5.36%) Functional Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Information Security
5 3 (5.36%) MVC
5 3 (5.36%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.36%) Security Operations
5 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 38 (67.86%) SQL
2 19 (33.93%) C#
3 18 (32.14%) VBA
4 13 (23.21%) VB.NET
5 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
6 9 (16.07%) Java
7 8 (14.29%) C++
7 8 (14.29%) VB6
7 8 (14.29%) VBScript
8 7 (12.50%) Python
9 6 (10.71%) C
9 6 (10.71%) PL/SQL
10 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
11 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
11 3 (5.36%) Perl
12 2 (3.57%) VC++
12 2 (3.57%) XAML
13 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.79%) R
13 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) CISA
2 3 (5.36%) CISM
2 3 (5.36%) CISSP
3 2 (3.57%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) MCSD
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) XenApp
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Control-M
2 6 (10.71%) SCCM
3 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (7.14%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.57%) OpenView
6 1 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.71%) Atlassian
3 6 (10.71%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) Remedy
5 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix
5 3 (5.36%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (5.36%) NetApp
6 2 (3.57%) DevExpress
6 2 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.79%) BMC
7 1 (1.79%) RedDot
7 1 (1.79%) Reuters
7 1 (1.79%) Siebel
7 1 (1.79%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.79%) WorldPay
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