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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 213 191 151
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 502 553 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.15% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.73% 3.07% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 307 312
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.04% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 53
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.10 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £35.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%
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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
18380 18021 15987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.94% 37.42% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12427 12052 10098
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 424 582
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +27 202 £400 - 54
South East -47 102 £350 +16.66% 39
Yorkshire -2 57 £300 -6.25% 28
South West +24 35 £336 +0.37% 13
North West -28 34 £400 +40.35% 28
East of England -26 27 £550 +57.36% 21
West Midlands -19 24 £400 +33.33% 10
East Midlands 0 18 £400 +33.33% 11
North East +7 16 £288 -7.25% 2
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 450 (50.11%) SQL
2 406 (45.21%) .NET
3 350 (38.98%) SQL Server
4 336 (37.42%) Microsoft
5 302 (33.63%) C#
6 267 (29.73%) Windows
7 211 (23.50%) Finance
8 191 (21.27%) MS Excel
9 184 (20.49%) VB6
10 171 (19.04%) VBScript
11 159 (17.71%) Oracle
12 154 (17.15%) PowerShell
13 136 (15.14%) HTML
14 130 (14.48%) XML
15 129 (14.37%) VB.NET
16 116 (12.92%) Active Directory
17 115 (12.81%) JavaScript
18 111 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
19 107 (11.92%) Java
20 106 (11.80%) Visual Studio
21 104 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 102 (11.36%) ASP.NET
23 97 (10.80%) Security Cleared
24 94 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
25 92 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 90 (10.02%) .NET Framework
26 90 (10.02%) VBA
27 89 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
28 86 (9.58%) Web Services
29 85 (9.47%) ITIL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 85 (9.47%) IIS
2 51 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.23%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.89%) CMS
6 15 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (1.45%) SAS
7 13 (1.45%) JBoss
8 8 (0.89%) Documentum
8 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.56%) ArchestrA
11 5 (0.56%) Lync
11 5 (0.56%) Node.js
11 5 (0.56%) Confluence
11 5 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 191 (21.27%) MS Excel
2 76 (8.46%) MS Office
3 35 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.56%) MS Project
5 12 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.33%) SPSS
8 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.56%) Summit
3 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.33%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.33%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.22%) HFM
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.11%) Staffware
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.56%) Office 365
3 4 (0.45%) Mimecast
3 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.11%) GitHub
6 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.67%) Firewall
2 26 (2.90%) SAN
3 25 (2.78%) DNS
3 25 (2.78%) FTP
4 22 (2.45%) LDAP
5 21 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.23%) LAN
7 18 (2.00%) Internet
8 15 (1.67%) WAN
9 14 (1.56%) DHCP
10 9 (1.00%) NAS
11 8 (0.89%) ATM
12 4 (0.45%) VPN
13 3 (0.33%) Network Security
13 3 (0.33%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.33%) VLAN
13 3 (0.33%) CDMA
13 3 (0.33%) GSM
13 3 (0.33%) WLAN
13 3 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (38.98%) SQL Server
2 104 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (6.57%) MS Access
5 55 (6.12%) Oracle Database
6 53 (5.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 51 (5.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 51 (5.68%) Relational Database
8 45 (5.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 35 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (2.23%) DB2
13 19 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (2.00%) RDBMS
14 18 (2.00%) DB2 UDB
15 17 (1.89%) MySQL
15 17 (1.89%) DTS
16 12 (1.34%) Siebel EIM
17 10 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 106 (11.80%) Visual Studio
2 50 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 21 (2.34%) MSI
5 19 (2.12%) Selenium
5 19 (2.12%) Subversion
6 15 (1.67%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.56%) JIRA
8 12 (1.34%) StarTeam
9 11 (1.22%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.89%) Maven
11 7 (0.78%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.78%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.67%) ClearQuest
13 5 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
13 5 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (0.56%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.56%) Toad
14 4 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 211 (23.50%) Finance
2 78 (8.69%) Banking
3 50 (5.57%) Manufacturing
4 29 (3.23%) Front Office
5 28 (3.12%) Retail
6 23 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.78%) Back Office
8 14 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.34%) Legal
9 12 (1.34%) Automotive
10 9 (1.00%) French Language
11 8 (0.89%) German Language
12 7 (0.78%) Marketing
12 7 (0.78%) Law
13 6 (0.67%) Military
13 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.56%) Russian Language
15 3 (0.33%) Avionics
15 3 (0.33%) Advertising
15 3 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 344 (38.31%) Developer
2 171 (19.04%) Analyst
3 88 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 62 (6.90%) VB Developer
5 51 (5.68%) Architect
6 43 (4.79%) Programmer
7 40 (4.45%) C# Developer
8 38 (4.23%) VB6 Developer
9 36 (4.01%) Data Analyst
10 30 (3.34%) Applications Support
11 28 (3.12%) Administrator
11 28 (3.12%) Support Analyst
11 28 (3.12%) Senior Developer
11 28 (3.12%) SQL Developer
11 28 (3.12%) VB Programmer
12 26 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (2.56%) Business Analyst
15 21 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
16 20 (2.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (45.21%) .NET
2 136 (15.14%) HTML
3 130 (14.48%) XML
4 102 (11.36%) ASP.NET
5 90 (10.02%) .NET Framework
6 86 (9.58%) Web Services
7 66 (7.35%) CSS
8 41 (4.57%) WinForms
8 41 (4.57%) WCF
9 33 (3.67%) WPF
10 29 (3.23%) jQuery
10 29 (3.23%) ADO
11 25 (2.78%) SOAP
12 21 (2.34%) Application Packaging
13 17 (1.89%) XSLT
14 16 (1.78%) Ajax
15 15 (1.67%) HTML5
16 14 (1.56%) COM+
16 14 (1.56%) JSON
17 13 (1.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.56%) N-Tier
4 27 (3.01%) NHS
5 26 (2.90%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.67%) GIS
7 14 (1.56%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.45%) Derivative
9 12 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.11%) Clustering
11 8 (0.89%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.89%) Replication
11 8 (0.89%) Equities
11 8 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.78%) User Experience
13 6 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (0.67%) Credit Risk
14 5 (0.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 267 (29.73%) Windows
2 94 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (7.68%) Linux
5 65 (7.24%) UNIX
6 61 (6.79%) Windows 7
7 48 (5.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (4.79%) Windows XP
9 28 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.56%) Windows 2000
11 15 (1.67%) Solaris
12 14 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
13 12 (1.34%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.11%) AIX
15 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.67%) Android
16 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.33%) HPUX
17 2 (0.22%) SUSE
17 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (9.47%) ITIL
3 68 (7.57%) Migration
4 52 (5.79%) Project Management
5 40 (4.45%) Change Management
5 40 (4.45%) SDLC
6 38 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (4.23%) OO
6 38 (4.23%) Data Analysis
7 37 (4.12%) CRM
8 31 (3.45%) Workflow
8 31 (3.45%) TDD
9 30 (3.34%) SOA
9 30 (3.34%) Unit Testing
10 29 (3.23%) ETL
10 29 (3.23%) Configuration Management
10 29 (3.23%) MVC
11 28 (3.12%) Information Security
11 28 (3.12%) Web Development
12 27 (3.01%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 450 (50.11%) SQL
2 302 (33.63%) C#
3 184 (20.49%) VB6
4 171 (19.04%) VBScript
5 154 (17.15%) PowerShell
6 129 (14.37%) VB.NET
7 115 (12.81%) JavaScript
8 107 (11.92%) Java
9 90 (10.02%) VBA
10 78 (8.69%) T-SQL
11 47 (5.23%) PL/SQL
12 43 (4.79%) C++
13 29 (3.23%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.67%) Python
15 22 (2.45%) C
15 22 (2.45%) PHP
16 21 (2.34%) Perl
17 11 (1.22%) Ruby
18 10 (1.11%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 97 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 65 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.68%) Degree
4 27 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.56%) ISEB
6 16 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.22%) Siebel Certification
7 11 (1.22%) CISSP
8 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.78%) CCNA
10 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.45%) RHCA
11 4 (0.45%) RHCE
11 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.45%) MCP
11 4 (0.45%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.12%) QA
2 24 (2.67%) SLA
3 14 (1.56%) ISO 9000
4 12 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.22%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 116 (12.92%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (1.45%) vSphere
5 13 (1.45%) XenApp
6 11 (1.22%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.56%) NFS
9 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.22%) Samba
10 2 (0.22%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.22%) Xen
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) SRDF
11 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 65 (7.24%) SCCM
2 28 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 18 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (1.45%) WSUS
6 10 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 10 (1.11%) SCOM
7 9 (1.00%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 7 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.67%) Foglight
11 5 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
12 4 (0.45%) Puppet
13 3 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
13 3 (0.33%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.33%) WMI
13 3 (0.33%) Unicenter
13 3 (0.33%) ARCserve
14 2 (0.22%) Nmap
Vendors
1 336 (37.42%) Microsoft
2 159 (17.71%) Oracle
3 77 (8.57%) VMware
4 42 (4.68%) IBM
5 41 (4.57%) HP
6 35 (3.90%) Citrix
7 33 (3.67%) NetApp
8 32 (3.56%) EMC
9 29 (3.23%) Business Objects
9 29 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 27 (3.01%) Cisco
11 18 (2.00%) Sybase
12 17 (1.89%) SAP
12 17 (1.89%) Siebel
13 16 (1.78%) TIBCO
14 15 (1.67%) McAfee
15 11 (1.22%) Kofax
16 10 (1.11%) AppSense
16 10 (1.11%) Borland
17 9 (1.00%) Dell
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