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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 125 155 156
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 29 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.75% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 1.77% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 42
Average daily rate £413 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £317 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £593 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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
1628 2313 2638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.62% 42.07% 42.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1858 2044
Average daily rate £490 £460 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £30.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £19.72 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £54.00 £92.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 36 (64.29%) SQL
2 32 (57.14%) Finance
3 26 (46.43%) Banking
4 23 (41.07%) C#
4 23 (41.07%) .NET
4 23 (41.07%) SQL Server
5 21 (37.50%) VBA
5 21 (37.50%) Investment Banking
6 20 (35.71%) Oracle
7 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
7 15 (26.79%) Oracle Database
8 13 (23.21%) Windows
9 12 (21.43%) VB.NET
10 11 (19.64%) VBScript
10 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
10 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
11 10 (17.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.29%) Derivative
12 8 (14.29%) Equities
12 8 (14.29%) JIRA
12 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (12.50%) SCCM
13 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 7 (12.50%) QA
13 7 (12.50%) VMware
13 7 (12.50%) WinForms

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (5.36%) Confluence
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%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Advent Geneva
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.79%) LAN
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (26.79%) Oracle Database
3 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (17.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (10.71%) MS Access
6 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) JIRA
2 5 (8.93%) JMeter
2 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.14%) Subversion
4 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.57%) TestComplete
General
1 32 (57.14%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) Banking
3 21 (37.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Developer
2 16 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 15 (26.79%) Analyst
3 15 (26.79%) C# .NET Developer
3 15 (26.79%) C# Developer
4 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 5 (8.93%) VB Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Data Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Excel Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Exchange Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Market Data Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.07%) .NET
2 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
3 7 (12.50%) WinForms
4 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (3.57%) ODBC
6 2 (3.57%) WPF
6 2 (3.57%) XML Messaging
6 2 (3.57%) XSLT
7 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.79%) AppFabric
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.79%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.79%) CSS
7 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
7 1 (1.79%) Sass
7 1 (1.79%) WCF
7 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.29%) Derivative
2 8 (14.29%) Equities
3 7 (12.50%) Fixed Income
4 5 (8.93%) Data Structures
4 5 (8.93%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.36%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.57%) Clustering
6 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) AS400
7 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 5 (8.93%) Investment Management
3 5 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (8.93%) Scrum
3 5 (8.93%) Test Planning
4 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Migration
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
5 3 (5.36%) ETL
5 3 (5.36%) Functional Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.57%) Fund Accounting
6 2 (3.57%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Kanban
6 2 (3.57%) Open Source
6 2 (3.57%) SDLC
6 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) SQL
2 23 (41.07%) C#
3 21 (37.50%) VBA
4 12 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 11 (19.64%) VBScript
6 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
7 7 (12.50%) VB6
8 4 (7.14%) C++
9 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.57%) C
10 2 (3.57%) Java
10 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.57%) VC++
10 2 (3.57%) XAML
11 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.79%) R
11 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) BC Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) MCSD
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) XenApp
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.36%) Control-M
4 2 (3.57%) OpenView
5 1 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Oracle
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) NetApp
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix
6 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.57%) DevExpress
6 2 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Advent
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