The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK / England
Rank 311 293 241
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -52
Contract jobs citing VB 267 340 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.73% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 1.87% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 212 272
Median daily rate £353 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £473 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 10
Median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.48% +10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £19.00 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £40.00 £34.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%

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
16742 18138 17622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.38% 39.00% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11545 12384 11993
Median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 487 391
Median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 129 £375 +11.11% 36
South East -11 45 £328 -2.96% 22
North East +6 33 £320 -11.11% 4
West Midlands -24 13 £363 -3.33% 12
North West +15 12 £288 -14.81% 18
Yorkshire -11 12 £338 +5.46% 10
East Midlands -9 8 £400 +45.45% 13
South West -10 3 £325 -18.75% 6
East of England -3 2 £263 -34.37% 6
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VB.

1 331 (54.62%) SQL
2 260 (42.90%) .NET
3 238 (39.27%) Windows
4 231 (38.12%) SQL Server
5 225 (37.13%) C#
6 223 (36.80%) Microsoft
7 136 (22.44%) MS Excel
8 122 (20.13%) VB6
9 113 (18.65%) Security Cleared
10 110 (18.15%) Oracle
11 105 (17.33%) T-SQL
12 102 (16.83%) JavaScript
12 102 (16.83%) Finance
13 100 (16.50%) PowerShell
14 99 (16.34%) Java
15 92 (15.18%) Windows Server
16 88 (14.52%) VB.NET
17 87 (14.36%) VBA
18 86 (14.19%) HTML
19 85 (14.03%) XML
20 80 (13.20%) Migration
21 78 (12.87%) SC Cleared
22 77 (12.71%) ASP.NET
22 77 (12.71%) VBScript
23 76 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
24 75 (12.38%) Active Directory
25 73 (12.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 68 (11.22%) SQL Server 2008
27 66 (10.89%) .NET Framework
28 65 (10.73%) C

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (9.24%) IIS
2 53 (8.75%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (3.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 22 (3.63%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (2.97%) MS Exchange
7 16 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.48%) WebLogic
9 14 (2.31%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.16%) Apache
11 7 (1.16%) CMS
11 7 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.99%) SAS
13 5 (0.83%) JBoss
14 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.50%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.50%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 136 (22.44%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.44%) MS Office
3 17 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.82%) MS Project
6 6 (0.99%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.17%) CATIA
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.66%) Sprinklr
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.50%) HFM
3 3 (0.50%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Relativity
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.11%) Office 365
2 28 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.66%) SaaS
5 3 (0.50%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.57%) TCP/IP
2 42 (6.93%) DNS
3 29 (4.79%) DHCP
4 21 (3.47%) Internet
5 14 (2.31%) Skype
5 14 (2.31%) SMTP
6 13 (2.15%) LAN
6 13 (2.15%) SAN
7 12 (1.98%) WAN
8 11 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (1.65%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.32%) LDAP
11 7 (1.16%) Firewall
12 6 (0.99%) HTTP
12 6 (0.99%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.83%) NAS
13 5 (0.83%) SSL
14 4 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
15 3 (0.50%) Bluetooth
15 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (38.12%) SQL Server
2 73 (12.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (11.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (10.07%) MS Access
5 56 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (5.61%) Oracle Database
7 30 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (4.29%) Relational Database
10 22 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 20 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
12 17 (2.81%) MySQL
13 16 (2.64%) Big Data
13 16 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (2.31%) DB2
15 13 (2.15%) Hadoop
16 11 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (1.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 53 (8.75%) Visual Studio
2 31 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.95%) MSI
4 22 (3.63%) Selenium
5 19 (3.14%) NUnit
6 18 (2.97%) HP UFT
6 18 (2.97%) Subversion
7 15 (2.48%) JIRA
8 10 (1.65%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.49%) WiX
10 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (1.16%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.16%) TestComplete
12 5 (0.83%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.83%) Git (software)
12 5 (0.83%) InstallShield
12 5 (0.83%) Rational Robot
13 4 (0.66%) Maven
13 4 (0.66%) Moq
13 4 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 102 (16.83%) Finance
2 49 (8.09%) Banking
3 18 (2.97%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.48%) Front Office
5 11 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.49%) Advertising
8 8 (1.32%) Back Office
9 6 (0.99%) Electronics
9 6 (0.99%) Marketing
9 6 (0.99%) Publishing
9 6 (0.99%) Retail
10 5 (0.83%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.50%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 287 (47.36%) Developer
2 106 (17.49%) .NET Developer
3 93 (15.35%) Analyst
4 70 (11.55%) C# Developer
5 55 (9.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 47 (7.76%) SQL Developer
7 42 (6.93%) VB Developer
8 31 (5.12%) VB6 Developer
9 28 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
9 28 (4.62%) VB.NET Developer
10 25 (4.13%) VBA Developer
11 24 (3.96%) Administrator
12 22 (3.63%) Consultant
13 20 (3.30%) Automation Engineer
14 19 (3.14%) Support Engineer
15 18 (2.97%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.81%) Applications Developer
16 17 (2.81%) Business Analyst
17 16 (2.64%) Excel Developer
17 16 (2.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (42.90%) .NET
2 86 (14.19%) HTML
3 85 (14.03%) XML
4 77 (12.71%) ASP.NET
5 66 (10.89%) .NET Framework
6 57 (9.41%) jQuery
7 50 (8.25%) Web Services
8 37 (6.11%) WinForms
9 31 (5.12%) Entity Framework
10 27 (4.46%) CSS
11 25 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (3.47%) WCF
13 20 (3.30%) SOAP
14 16 (2.64%) ADO
15 15 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (2.31%) XSL
17 13 (2.15%) Ajax
17 13 (2.15%) XSD
18 12 (1.98%) HTML5
18 12 (1.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.46%) Client/Server
3 25 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.64%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.64%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.98%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.65%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.32%) NHS
10 6 (0.99%) Clustering
10 6 (0.99%) Equities
11 5 (0.83%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.83%) Robotics
12 4 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 238 (39.27%) Windows
2 92 (15.18%) Windows Server
3 61 (10.07%) Unix
4 58 (9.57%) Linux
5 41 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (5.61%) Windows 10
8 31 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.63%) Windows 7
10 16 (2.64%) Android
11 15 (2.48%) Windows XP
12 14 (2.31%) MVS
12 14 (2.31%) Solaris
13 11 (1.82%) AIX
13 11 (1.82%) zOS
14 6 (0.99%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.66%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (13.20%) Migration
2 76 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (9.41%) ITIL
4 49 (8.09%) MVC
5 43 (7.10%) SDLC
6 41 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (4.79%) Project Management
8 28 (4.62%) Change Management
8 28 (4.62%) Release Management
9 26 (4.29%) Integration Testing
9 26 (4.29%) TDD
10 24 (3.96%) Data Modelling
10 24 (3.96%) Unit Testing
11 23 (3.80%) Data Analysis
11 23 (3.80%) ETL
11 23 (3.80%) Server Monitoring
12 21 (3.47%) Analytics
12 21 (3.47%) Waterfall
13 20 (3.30%) Test Scripting
14 19 (3.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 331 (54.62%) SQL
2 225 (37.13%) C#
3 122 (20.13%) VB6
4 105 (17.33%) T-SQL
5 102 (16.83%) JavaScript
6 100 (16.50%) PowerShell
7 99 (16.34%) Java
8 88 (14.52%) VB.NET
9 87 (14.36%) VBA
10 77 (12.71%) VBScript
11 65 (10.73%) C
12 61 (10.07%) Perl
13 48 (7.92%) Shell Script
14 46 (7.59%) C++
15 17 (2.81%) Python
16 16 (2.64%) VC++
17 12 (1.98%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.82%) COBOL
19 10 (1.65%) JCL
20 9 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 113 (18.65%) Security Cleared
2 78 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.29%) Degree
4 19 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (2.81%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.82%) CISM
6 11 (1.82%) CISSP
7 8 (1.32%) CEH
7 8 (1.32%) GCIA
7 8 (1.32%) GCIH
7 8 (1.32%) GIAC
8 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.83%) HND
10 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.50%) CCNA
11 3 (0.50%) CISA
11 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.50%) ISEB
11 3 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.47%) QA
2 11 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.32%) SLA
4 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.33%) DICOM
5 2 (0.33%) FINREP
5 2 (0.33%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) BS7799
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (1.32%) XenApp
7 7 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.99%) vSphere
9 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.66%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.66%) XenServer
11 3 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.33%) VMware GSX
13 1 (0.17%) Docker
13 1 (0.17%) IAG
13 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (6.77%) SCCM
2 36 (5.94%) Tivoli
3 34 (5.61%) WSUS
4 30 (4.95%) HP SiteScope
5 15 (2.48%) AirWatch
6 14 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.15%) MOM
8 12 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (1.65%) Control-M
10 8 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.99%) SCOM
13 5 (0.83%) BladeLogic
14 4 (0.66%) Sysprep
15 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
16 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
16 2 (0.33%) OpenView
16 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 1 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 223 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 110 (18.15%) Oracle
3 57 (9.41%) HP
4 53 (8.75%) VMware
5 26 (4.29%) SAP
6 23 (3.80%) Cisco
7 21 (3.47%) Citrix
8 19 (3.14%) CA
9 18 (2.97%) IBM
10 16 (2.64%) BMC
10 16 (2.64%) Remedy
11 13 (2.15%) Symantec
12 12 (1.98%) MobileIron
13 9 (1.49%) Rackspace
13 9 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.49%) Tableau
14 8 (1.32%) DevExpress
14 8 (1.32%) LANDesk
15 7 (1.16%) Blue Prism
15 7 (1.16%) RedGate
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