The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 227 188 152
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -36
Contract jobs citing VB 462 590 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.91% 1.15% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 3.09% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 327 319
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 36
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £19.05 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £34.53 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -7.14%
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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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19112 19072 16198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.75% 37.12% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12537 12507 10175
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 453 589
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in England

VB
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the England region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in England

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in England

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the England region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in England

VB
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram in England

VB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 163 £425 +6.25% 66
South East -62 110 £338 +12.50% 51
Yorkshire -28 37 £300 -4.76% 11
South West +18 35 £663 +81.50% 11
North West -24 35 £325 +31.31% 23
East of England -4 29 £550 +57.14% 18
East Midlands +10 26 £400 +60.00% 7
West Midlands -31 26 £400 +30.08% 17
North East +20 18 £295 - 6
Midlands - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 466 (52.07%) SQL
2 407 (45.47%) .NET
3 349 (38.99%) SQL Server
4 335 (37.43%) Microsoft
5 319 (35.64%) C#
6 269 (30.06%) Windows
7 199 (22.23%) VB6
8 194 (21.68%) Oracle
9 182 (20.34%) Finance
10 167 (18.66%) MS Excel
11 166 (18.55%) VBScript
12 136 (15.20%) VB.NET
13 133 (14.86%) HTML
14 132 (14.75%) Java
15 123 (13.74%) Security Cleared
16 120 (13.41%) VBA
16 120 (13.41%) XML
17 118 (13.18%) PowerShell
18 117 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
19 112 (12.51%) ASP.NET
20 111 (12.40%) JavaScript
21 110 (12.29%) Active Directory
22 99 (11.06%) Visual Studio
23 96 (10.73%) Web Services
24 95 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 89 (9.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 83 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
27 81 (9.05%) SC Cleared
28 80 (8.94%) .NET Framework
29 78 (8.72%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 72 (8.04%) IIS
2 41 (4.58%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.79%) MS Exchange
4 17 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (1.68%) CMS
5 15 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (1.56%) SAS
7 12 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.89%) Lync
9 8 (0.89%) Documentum
9 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 167 (18.66%) MS Excel
2 68 (7.60%) MS Office
3 22 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.79%) MS Project
5 11 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.34%) SPSS
8 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (0.45%) Summit
1 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.34%) Visualfiles
2 3 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.22%) Primavera
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.22%) HFM
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Staffware
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.78%) Mimecast
2 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.34%) Office 365
3 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.11%) GitHub
4 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.13%) FTP
2 23 (2.57%) Firewall
3 20 (2.23%) SAN
4 18 (2.01%) DNS
5 14 (1.56%) DHCP
5 14 (1.56%) Internet
6 12 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.23%) LAN
8 10 (1.12%) ATM
9 9 (1.01%) LDAP
10 7 (0.78%) WAN
11 6 (0.67%) HTTP
11 6 (0.67%) Network Security
11 6 (0.67%) NAS
12 5 (0.56%) SSL
13 3 (0.34%) CDMA
13 3 (0.34%) GSM
13 3 (0.34%) VLAN
13 3 (0.34%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (38.99%) SQL Server
2 95 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 89 (9.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (7.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (6.59%) Oracle Database
6 58 (6.48%) MS Access
7 54 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (5.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 44 (4.92%) Relational Database
10 36 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.90%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.56%) DTS
16 14 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (1.56%) MySQL
16 14 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 99 (11.06%) Visual Studio
2 45 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (3.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (2.23%) MSI
5 19 (2.12%) Selenium
6 17 (1.90%) StarTeam
6 17 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 15 (1.68%) Subversion
8 12 (1.34%) JIRA
9 11 (1.23%) Git (software)
9 11 (1.23%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.01%) JUnit
10 9 (1.01%) GDB
11 7 (0.78%) Mockito
11 7 (0.78%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.78%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.78%) Maven
12 6 (0.67%) JMeter
12 6 (0.67%) ClearCase
General
1 182 (20.34%) Finance
2 69 (7.71%) Banking
3 51 (5.70%) Manufacturing
4 33 (3.69%) Retail
5 27 (3.02%) Front Office
6 26 (2.91%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.12%) Back Office
8 17 (1.90%) Law
9 16 (1.79%) Legal
10 15 (1.68%) Automotive
10 15 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.12%) Marketing
12 9 (1.01%) French Language
13 8 (0.89%) German Language
14 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.56%) Publishing
15 5 (0.56%) Russian Language
16 4 (0.45%) Avionics
17 3 (0.34%) Military
17 3 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 369 (41.23%) Developer
2 157 (17.54%) Analyst
3 87 (9.72%) .NET Developer
4 51 (5.70%) Architect
5 48 (5.36%) Programmer
6 46 (5.14%) VB Developer
7 42 (4.69%) C# Developer
8 36 (4.02%) Senior Developer
9 35 (3.91%) Data Analyst
10 32 (3.58%) SQL Developer
10 32 (3.58%) VB6 Developer
11 30 (3.35%) Applications Support
12 26 (2.91%) VB Programmer
13 25 (2.79%) AWS Developer
14 24 (2.68%) Administrator
15 22 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
16 21 (2.35%) Consultant
17 19 (2.12%) Analyst Programmer
18 18 (2.01%) Business Analyst
18 18 (2.01%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (45.47%) .NET
2 133 (14.86%) HTML
3 120 (13.41%) XML
4 112 (12.51%) ASP.NET
5 96 (10.73%) Web Services
6 80 (8.94%) .NET Framework
7 68 (7.60%) CSS
8 55 (6.15%) WCF
9 43 (4.80%) WinForms
10 36 (4.02%) WPF
11 35 (3.91%) jQuery
12 26 (2.91%) HTML5
13 25 (2.79%) ADO
14 22 (2.46%) JSP
14 22 (2.46%) Application Packaging
15 20 (2.23%) XSLT
16 18 (2.01%) CSS3
17 17 (1.90%) JSON
17 17 (1.90%) SOAP
18 14 (1.56%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.58%) N-Tier
3 27 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.02%) Open Source
4 21 (2.35%) NHS
5 19 (2.12%) Fixed Income
5 19 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.56%) GIS
7 14 (1.56%) Derivative
8 12 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.12%) Data Integration
11 9 (1.01%) Clustering
11 9 (1.01%) Replication
12 8 (0.89%) Equities
13 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.67%) SCADA
14 6 (0.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 269 (30.06%) Windows
2 83 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 76 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (8.38%) Windows 7
5 71 (7.93%) Linux
6 54 (6.03%) UNIX
7 52 (5.81%) Windows XP
8 30 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.34%) Windows 2000
12 9 (1.01%) Solaris
13 7 (0.78%) AIX
14 6 (0.67%) Android
14 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.56%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.34%) HPUX
18 2 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (8.72%) ITIL
3 62 (6.93%) Migration
4 61 (6.82%) OO
5 51 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (5.03%) TDD
7 44 (4.92%) Project Management
8 36 (4.02%) ETL
8 36 (4.02%) CRM
9 35 (3.91%) SOA
10 34 (3.80%) Configuration Management
11 33 (3.69%) Unit Testing
12 32 (3.58%) MVC
12 32 (3.58%) Workflow
13 31 (3.46%) Change Management
14 30 (3.35%) Service Delivery
14 30 (3.35%) Software Engineering
15 29 (3.24%) Web Development
16 28 (3.13%) Test Scripting
16 28 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 466 (52.07%) SQL
2 319 (35.64%) C#
3 199 (22.23%) VB6
4 166 (18.55%) VBScript
5 136 (15.20%) VB.NET
6 132 (14.75%) Java
7 120 (13.41%) VBA
8 118 (13.18%) PowerShell
9 111 (12.40%) JavaScript
10 73 (8.16%) T-SQL
11 64 (7.15%) PL/SQL
12 62 (6.93%) C++
13 46 (5.14%) C
14 36 (4.02%) Shell Script
15 31 (3.46%) Python
16 26 (2.91%) PHP
17 22 (2.46%) Perl
18 19 (2.12%) Bash Shell
19 13 (1.45%) Ruby
20 10 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 123 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 81 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.47%) Degree
4 31 (3.46%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (2.79%) ISEB
7 16 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.56%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.23%) Siebel Certification
9 11 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.89%) MCP
10 8 (0.89%) CCNA
10 8 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.78%) RHCE
11 7 (0.78%) RHCA
11 7 (0.78%) RHCSA
12 5 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.56%) CISSP
13 4 (0.45%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.46%) QA
2 14 (1.56%) ISO 9000
3 12 (1.34%) SLA
3 12 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.22%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 110 (12.29%) Active Directory
2 49 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (1.56%) XenApp
6 11 (1.23%) vSphere
7 7 (0.78%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.45%) NFS
10 3 (0.34%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.22%) Firmware
11 2 (0.22%) Samba
11 2 (0.22%) Xen
11 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 65 (7.26%) SCCM
2 27 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 24 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (1.23%) WSUS
5 10 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 10 (1.12%) SCOM
6 9 (1.01%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 8 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.45%) Puppet
9 4 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.45%) Unicenter
10 3 (0.34%) Nagios
10 3 (0.34%) Foglight
10 3 (0.34%) Nessus
10 3 (0.34%) Nmap
10 3 (0.34%) WMI
10 3 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 335 (37.43%) Microsoft
2 194 (21.68%) Oracle
3 64 (7.15%) VMware
4 43 (4.80%) HP
5 37 (4.13%) IBM
6 29 (3.24%) Citrix
7 28 (3.13%) Business Objects
8 27 (3.02%) Sybase
9 23 (2.57%) SAP
9 23 (2.57%) NetApp
9 23 (2.57%) TIBCO
10 19 (2.12%) Siebel
11 18 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 18 (2.01%) EMC
12 16 (1.79%) Cisco
13 13 (1.45%) Borland
14 12 (1.34%) AppSense
15 9 (1.01%) McAfee
15 9 (1.01%) CA
16 8 (0.89%) Dell
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