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 28 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 267 230 201
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -29
Contract jobs citing VB 451 494 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.98% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.29% 2.60% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 289 321
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.92 £18.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £38.30 £34.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VB
UK

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
19655 19035 18508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.37% 37.65% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13648 12535 12214
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 403 434
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 143 £413 -0.60% 42
South East +14 130 £375 +10.29% 31
North East +5 56 £298 +0.84% 4
North West -18 32 £400 +16.36% 15
West Midlands -5 27 £350 -12.50% 22
Yorkshire -30 21 £325 +8.33% 16
South West -2 20 £354 -11.56% 18
East Midlands -12 10 £339 -15.31% 5
East of England -18 6 £400 -27.27% 7
Midlands - 1 £500 -
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 417 (52.59%) SQL
2 355 (44.77%) .NET
3 325 (40.98%) C#
4 313 (39.47%) SQL Server
5 246 (31.02%) Windows
6 223 (28.12%) Microsoft
7 191 (24.09%) Finance
8 182 (22.95%) Oracle
9 181 (22.82%) MS Excel
10 168 (21.19%) JavaScript
11 163 (20.55%) PowerShell
12 152 (19.17%) VBScript
13 150 (18.92%) VB.NET
14 146 (18.41%) Java
14 146 (18.41%) VBA
15 144 (18.16%) HTML
16 143 (18.03%) VB6
17 134 (16.90%) ASP.NET
18 123 (15.51%) XML
19 120 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
20 103 (12.99%) CSS
20 103 (12.99%) T-SQL
21 101 (12.74%) Security Cleared
22 86 (10.84%) C++
23 85 (10.72%) Banking
24 80 (10.09%) Linux
25 79 (9.96%) Unix
26 78 (9.84%) Active Directory
27 77 (9.71%) .NET Framework
28 76 (9.58%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 67 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 63 (7.94%) IIS
3 19 (2.40%) Apache
3 19 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 15 (1.89%) Node.js
4 15 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
5 13 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.39%) SAS
7 10 (1.26%) Confluence
8 9 (1.13%) CMS
9 8 (1.01%) Drupal
9 8 (1.01%) JBoss
9 8 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.88%) Joomla!
10 7 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.88%) WordPress
11 6 (0.76%) DNN
12 5 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 181 (22.82%) MS Excel
2 67 (8.45%) MS Office
3 19 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.13%) MS Project
7 8 (1.01%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.76%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.25%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.25%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.25%) GIMP
10 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.13%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.13%) Simulink
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.13%) AWD
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.88%) Office 365
4 5 (0.63%) SaaS
5 4 (0.50%) IaaS
6 3 (0.38%) PaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.25%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 31 (3.91%) Internet
3 29 (3.66%) HTTP
4 22 (2.77%) DNS
5 20 (2.52%) DHCP
5 20 (2.52%) SAN
6 18 (2.27%) LDAP
7 14 (1.77%) SMTP
8 12 (1.51%) VPN
9 10 (1.26%) BGP
9 10 (1.26%) IPsec
9 10 (1.26%) IPv6
9 10 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
10 8 (1.01%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.88%) FTP
12 6 (0.76%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.63%) Firewall
13 5 (0.63%) LAN
14 3 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 75 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (8.45%) Relational Database
4 56 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (6.68%) MS Access
5 53 (6.68%) Oracle Database
6 45 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (3.91%) RDBMS
8 30 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (2.77%) DB2
11 20 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
12 19 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (2.02%) QlikView
14 15 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 76 (9.58%) Visual Studio
2 41 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (3.91%) Subversion
4 30 (3.78%) HP UFT
5 27 (3.40%) LoadRunner
6 26 (3.28%) JIRA
7 20 (2.52%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.14%) Git (software)
8 17 (2.14%) Selenium
9 16 (2.02%) JUnit
10 13 (1.64%) MSI
11 12 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (1.39%) Toad
13 10 (1.26%) Maven
14 9 (1.13%) JMeter
14 9 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (1.01%) Ant
16 7 (0.88%) ClearQuest
16 7 (0.88%) PVCS
General
1 191 (24.09%) Finance
2 85 (10.72%) Banking
3 34 (4.29%) Front Office
4 29 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.65%) Marketing
5 21 (2.65%) Retail
5 21 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.40%) Back Office
7 10 (1.26%) Law
8 9 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.01%) Legal
10 6 (0.76%) Billing
10 6 (0.76%) German Language
11 5 (0.63%) Advertising
11 5 (0.63%) Games
12 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) Automotive
13 3 (0.38%) International Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Local Government
13 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 363 (45.78%) Developer
2 152 (19.17%) .NET Developer
3 149 (18.79%) Analyst
4 75 (9.46%) C# Developer
5 73 (9.21%) SQL Developer
6 63 (7.94%) VB Developer
7 59 (7.44%) VB.NET Developer
8 55 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 38 (4.79%) Support Analyst
10 37 (4.67%) Applications Support
11 36 (4.54%) Test Analyst
12 30 (3.78%) Support Engineer
12 30 (3.78%) VB6 Developer
12 30 (3.78%) VBA Developer
13 29 (3.66%) Applications Developer
14 27 (3.40%) Applications Support Analyst
15 26 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
15 26 (3.28%) Senior Developer
16 25 (3.15%) WinForms Developer
17 24 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (44.77%) .NET
2 144 (18.16%) HTML
3 134 (16.90%) ASP.NET
4 123 (15.51%) XML
5 103 (12.99%) CSS
6 77 (9.71%) .NET Framework
7 64 (8.07%) Web Services
8 63 (7.94%) jQuery
9 61 (7.69%) WinForms
10 48 (6.05%) HTML5
11 38 (4.79%) Classic ASP
12 30 (3.78%) AngularJS
13 29 (3.66%) WPF
14 27 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (3.28%) SOAP
16 24 (3.03%) CSS3
17 22 (2.77%) WCF
18 19 (2.40%) DCOM
19 18 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 17 (2.14%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.90%) Fixed Income
5 22 (2.77%) Derivative
6 16 (2.02%) Equities
7 15 (1.89%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.64%) Clustering
10 11 (1.39%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.26%) User Experience
12 9 (1.13%) Reference Data
13 8 (1.01%) Hedge funds
13 8 (1.01%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.01%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.88%) CMDB
15 6 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 246 (31.02%) Windows
2 80 (10.09%) Linux
3 79 (9.96%) Unix
4 73 (9.21%) Windows Server
5 44 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (3.91%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.27%) zOS
10 14 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.51%) Solaris
12 10 (1.26%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.88%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.76%) AIX
15 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.63%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.50%) Android
16 4 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.38%) CentOS
17 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (7.57%) ITIL
3 57 (7.19%) MVC
4 56 (7.06%) Migration
5 52 (6.56%) Project Management
6 51 (6.43%) Web Development
7 48 (6.05%) SDLC
8 45 (5.67%) Workflow
9 42 (5.30%) Data Management
10 39 (4.92%) Software Engineering
11 38 (4.79%) Change Management
12 37 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (4.16%) CRM
13 33 (4.16%) Test Scripting
14 30 (3.78%) Software Testing
15 28 (3.53%) Waterfall
16 27 (3.40%) Open Source
17 26 (3.28%) Data Analysis
17 26 (3.28%) OO
17 26 (3.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 417 (52.59%) SQL
2 325 (40.98%) C#
3 168 (21.19%) JavaScript
4 163 (20.55%) PowerShell
5 152 (19.17%) VBScript
6 150 (18.92%) VB.NET
7 146 (18.41%) Java
7 146 (18.41%) VBA
8 143 (18.03%) VB6
9 103 (12.99%) T-SQL
10 86 (10.84%) C++
11 54 (6.81%) Perl
12 48 (6.05%) PL/SQL
13 44 (5.55%) Shell Script
14 42 (5.30%) C
15 40 (5.04%) PHP
16 33 (4.16%) Python
17 15 (1.89%) FQL
18 13 (1.64%) VC++
19 12 (1.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 101 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 71 (8.95%) Degree
3 59 (7.44%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (3.15%) DV Cleared
6 22 (2.77%) ISTQB
7 20 (2.52%) ISEB
8 18 (2.27%) MCSE
9 17 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (2.14%) MCSA
10 10 (1.26%) MCSD
11 9 (1.13%) AAT
11 9 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (1.13%) MCP
12 8 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.88%) CISSP
14 6 (0.76%) CISM
14 6 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.92%) QA
2 19 (2.40%) SLA
3 13 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.38%) EMIR
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.38%) MiFID
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
7 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (2.77%) XenApp
4 21 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.39%) vSphere
7 10 (1.26%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.88%) XenServer
9 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.50%) Firmware
11 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.13%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 48 (6.05%) SCCM
2 34 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (4.16%) Tivoli
4 23 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 22 (2.77%) HP SiteScope
6 16 (2.02%) MOM
7 10 (1.26%) SCOM
8 8 (1.01%) Puppet
9 7 (0.88%) Control-M
9 7 (0.88%) Netcool
10 6 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.76%) WSUS
11 5 (0.63%) Nagios
11 5 (0.63%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.50%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.50%) Cacti
12 4 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.38%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 223 (28.12%) Microsoft
2 182 (22.95%) Oracle
3 58 (7.31%) HP
4 50 (6.31%) VMware
5 37 (4.67%) Citrix
5 37 (4.67%) IBM
6 32 (4.04%) ServiceNow
7 26 (3.28%) SAP
8 21 (2.65%) BMC
8 21 (2.65%) CA
9 15 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.64%) Cisco
11 11 (1.39%) AppSense
12 9 (1.13%) SolarWinds
13 7 (0.88%) Aruba
13 7 (0.88%) NetApp
13 7 (0.88%) Splunk
13 7 (0.88%) Sybase
13 7 (0.88%) Teradata
14 6 (0.76%) Riverbed
West Malling
Capita plc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Bradford
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Surrey
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £520.00 - £530.00 per day + Please quote
Posted: 24 days ago