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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 140 141 126
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 52 60 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 1.00% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 2.40% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 66
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
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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
2264 2497 2688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.73% 41.77% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1963 2082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 26
Average hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.25 £13.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 54 (56.84%) SQL
2 45 (47.37%) SQL Server
3 41 (43.16%) Finance
4 40 (42.11%) .NET
5 31 (32.63%) C#
6 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
7 25 (26.32%) Windows
8 22 (23.16%) Oracle
9 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
10 20 (21.05%) VB6
11 14 (14.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (14.74%) XML
11 14 (14.74%) VB.NET
12 13 (13.68%) VBScript
12 13 (13.68%) Web Services
12 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (12.63%) WCF
13 12 (12.63%) VBA
14 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
14 11 (11.58%) WPF
14 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (11.58%) TDD
15 10 (10.53%) Banking
15 10 (10.53%) WinForms
15 10 (10.53%) T-SQL
15 10 (10.53%) Java
16 9 (9.47%) C++
16 9 (9.47%) HTML
16 9 (9.47%) Data Modelling
16 9 (9.47%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (6.32%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.05%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.05%) Lync
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Mule
Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) MS Office
3 5 (5.26%) MS Project
3 5 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.05%) Summit
2 1 (1.05%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) SAN
2 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.11%) LAN
2 2 (2.11%) WAN
3 1 (1.05%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
8 4 (4.21%) Siebel EIM
8 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.16%) MS Access
9 3 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.16%) OLAP
9 3 (3.16%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (2.11%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (1.05%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (3.16%) JIRA
5 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.11%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.11%) WinDbg
5 2 (2.11%) Selenium
5 2 (2.11%) JUnit
6 1 (1.05%) ERwin
6 1 (1.05%) ProC
6 1 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.05%) PeopleTools
6 1 (1.05%) JMeter
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.05%) TestLink
6 1 (1.05%) Mockito
6 1 (1.05%) TestNG
6 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 41 (43.16%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Front Office
4 4 (4.21%) Back Office
5 3 (3.16%) Automotive
5 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.16%) French Language
5 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 3 (3.16%) Avionics
6 2 (2.11%) Advertising
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) German Language
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Analyst
3 9 (9.47%) C# Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Senior Developer
4 7 (7.37%) VB Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Data Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
5 6 (6.32%) SQL Developer
5 6 (6.32%) VB6 Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (4.21%) NHS Data Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Siebel Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Data Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Programmer
8 3 (3.16%) Business Developer
8 3 (3.16%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (42.11%) .NET
2 14 (14.74%) XML
3 13 (13.68%) Web Services
4 12 (12.63%) WCF
5 11 (11.58%) WPF
6 10 (10.53%) WinForms
7 9 (9.47%) HTML
8 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 4 (4.21%) WF
9 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.21%) CSS
10 2 (2.11%) jQuery
10 2 (2.11%) XSLT
10 2 (2.11%) XHTML
10 2 (2.11%) ADO
10 2 (2.11%) Rendezvous
11 1 (1.05%) Middleware
11 1 (1.05%) JSON
11 1 (1.05%) Application Packaging
11 1 (1.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) NHS
2 6 (6.32%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.21%) Equities
4 3 (3.16%) Derivative
4 3 (3.16%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.11%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.11%) IVR
5 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.05%) DTV
6 1 (1.05%) Informatics
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.05%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) UNIX
3 6 (6.32%) Linux
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.11%) AIX
7 1 (1.05%) Solaris
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.05%) VMS
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (11.58%) TDD
2 9 (9.47%) Data Modelling
2 9 (9.47%) ETL
2 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (8.42%) Project Management
4 6 (6.32%) Data Analysis
4 6 (6.32%) SOA
4 6 (6.32%) Change Management
5 5 (5.26%) Workflow
5 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.26%) Information Governance
6 4 (4.21%) Kanban
6 4 (4.21%) Analytics
6 4 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.21%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.16%) Process Management
7 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.16%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (56.84%) SQL
2 31 (32.63%) C#
3 20 (21.05%) VB6
4 14 (14.74%) VB.NET
5 13 (13.68%) VBScript
6 12 (12.63%) VBA
7 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
8 10 (10.53%) T-SQL
8 10 (10.53%) Java
9 9 (9.47%) C++
10 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.16%) Embedded C++
11 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.16%) C
12 2 (2.11%) Perl
13 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.05%) SQR
13 1 (1.05%) XAML
13 1 (1.05%) Python
13 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
1 4 (4.21%) Siebel Certification
2 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
3 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.05%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Oracle
2 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.37%) Sybase
4 6 (6.32%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.26%) HP
5 5 (5.26%) VMware
6 4 (4.21%) Siebel
7 3 (3.16%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.16%) Citrix
7 3 (3.16%) CODA
8 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.11%) AppSense
8 2 (2.11%) Kofax
8 2 (2.11%) Cisco
8 2 (2.11%) EMC
8 2 (2.11%) NetApp
8 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.11%) Symantec
9 1 (1.05%) Remedy
9 1 (1.05%) Cognos
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