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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 222 196 160
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -36
Contract jobs citing VB 529 553 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.09% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.58% 2.93% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 320 339
Average daily rate
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£351 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 39
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.06 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.50% -27.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.29 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.69% -27.05%
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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
20542 18847 18889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.73% 37.28% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 12128 12106
Average daily rate £410 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 397 520
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 -18 164 £425 +6.25% 47
South East -44 102 £340 +7.93% 28
South West +18 51 £375 +29.31% 14
North East +6 51 £366 -2.33% 9
North West -45 45 £350 +8.52% 19
East of England -14 34 £300 -29.41% 10
Yorkshire -20 33 £400 +29.03% 14
East Midlands -3 29 £305 -4.68% 18
West Midlands -11 20 £345 +18.96% 16
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 499 (48.03%) .NET
2 470 (45.24%) SQL
3 418 (40.23%) SQL Server
4 385 (37.05%) C#
5 363 (34.94%) Microsoft
6 354 (34.07%) Windows
7 245 (23.58%) Finance
8 213 (20.50%) HTML
9 208 (20.02%) MS Excel
10 196 (18.86%) PowerShell
11 195 (18.77%) Oracle
12 185 (17.81%) VB6
13 181 (17.42%) JavaScript
14 170 (16.36%) VBScript
15 168 (16.17%) ASP.NET
16 164 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
17 157 (15.11%) VB.NET
18 150 (14.44%) Visual Studio
19 140 (13.47%) XML
20 132 (12.70%) CSS
21 129 (12.42%) Java
21 129 (12.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 127 (12.22%) Linux
23 124 (11.93%) VBA
24 120 (11.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 118 (11.36%) UNIX
26 116 (11.16%) Active Directory
27 114 (10.97%) ITIL
28 113 (10.88%) T-SQL
29 112 (10.78%) Web Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 108 (10.39%) IIS
1 108 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.79%) SAS
3 22 (2.12%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.12%) JBoss
4 20 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (1.73%) CMS
6 12 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.87%) Apache
9 8 (0.77%) Documentum
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.29%) Drupal
12 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 208 (20.02%) MS Excel
2 91 (8.76%) MS Office
3 49 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.25%) MS Project
5 12 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.77%) SPSS
8 7 (0.67%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.29%) Simulink
10 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.096%) Windchill
10 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.096%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.096%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) HFM
2 5 (0.48%) Summit
3 4 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.19%) BPCS
5 2 (0.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 2 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.096%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.096%) Tridion
6 1 (0.096%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.096%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.096%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.77%) GitHub
3 7 (0.67%) Office 365
4 6 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.29%) IaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.096%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.29%) TCP/IP
2 52 (5.00%) DNS
3 40 (3.85%) Firewall
4 39 (3.75%) FTP
5 36 (3.46%) Internet
6 33 (3.18%) HTTP
7 26 (2.50%) DHCP
8 25 (2.41%) WAN
8 25 (2.41%) SAN
9 23 (2.21%) VPN
10 22 (2.12%) LDAP
11 15 (1.44%) LAN
11 15 (1.44%) IPsec
11 15 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (1.25%) Wireshark
13 12 (1.15%) Wireless
13 12 (1.15%) VoIP
13 12 (1.15%) Network Security
14 11 (1.06%) Spanning Tree
14 11 (1.06%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (40.23%) SQL Server
2 129 (12.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 120 (11.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 71 (6.83%) Relational Database
5 71 (6.83%) MS Access
6 59 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 57 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 55 (5.29%) Oracle Database
9 50 (4.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 41 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (2.41%) MySQL
13 22 (2.12%) DB2
14 21 (2.02%) RDBMS
14 21 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (1.92%) DTS
16 19 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 18 (1.73%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 150 (14.44%) Visual Studio
2 65 (6.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (3.85%) Subversion
4 38 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 36 (3.46%) HP UFT
6 30 (2.89%) Selenium
7 26 (2.50%) MSI
8 21 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 18 (1.73%) WebDriver
10 16 (1.54%) Jenkins
10 16 (1.54%) Toad
11 13 (1.25%) LoadRunner
12 12 (1.15%) JIRA
12 12 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (1.15%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.96%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.87%) Maven
14 9 (0.87%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.77%) Facilita Forecast
15 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 245 (23.58%) Finance
2 88 (8.47%) Banking
3 42 (4.04%) Manufacturing
4 37 (3.56%) Front Office
5 28 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.41%) Retail
7 16 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.06%) Military
9 9 (0.87%) Legal
10 8 (0.77%) Automotive
10 8 (0.77%) Marketing
11 7 (0.67%) Law
11 7 (0.67%) Back Office
12 6 (0.58%) French Language
13 5 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.38%) Advertising
14 4 (0.38%) Electronics
15 3 (0.29%) Games
15 3 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 400 (38.50%) Developer
2 212 (20.40%) Analyst
3 119 (11.45%) .NET Developer
4 62 (5.97%) C# Developer
5 52 (5.00%) VB Developer
6 50 (4.81%) Programmer
7 49 (4.72%) Architect
8 43 (4.14%) Applications Support
9 42 (4.04%) Administrator
10 37 (3.56%) Support Analyst
10 37 (3.56%) VB.NET Developer
10 37 (3.56%) Data Analyst
11 35 (3.37%) Consultant
12 30 (2.89%) Support Engineer
12 30 (2.89%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (2.79%) Tester
14 26 (2.50%) VB6 Developer
15 25 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.41%) Analyst Programmer
15 25 (2.41%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (48.03%) .NET
2 213 (20.50%) HTML
3 168 (16.17%) ASP.NET
4 140 (13.47%) XML
5 132 (12.70%) CSS
6 112 (10.78%) Web Services
7 101 (9.72%) .NET Framework
8 73 (7.03%) jQuery
9 47 (4.52%) WinForms
10 46 (4.43%) HTML5
11 38 (3.66%) WCF
12 36 (3.46%) WPF
13 35 (3.37%) Ajax
14 28 (2.69%) SOAP
15 23 (2.21%) ADO
16 20 (1.92%) COM+
16 20 (1.92%) CAML
17 18 (1.73%) Application Packaging
17 18 (1.73%) RSS
18 17 (1.64%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 94 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 50 (4.81%) N-Tier
4 39 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 25 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.92%) NHS
7 17 (1.64%) Social Media
8 15 (1.44%) Data Extraction
9 14 (1.35%) Visualisation
9 14 (1.35%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.25%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.25%) GIS
10 13 (1.25%) Clustering
11 10 (0.96%) Derivative
11 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
12 9 (0.87%) Replication
13 8 (0.77%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 354 (34.07%) Windows
2 127 (12.22%) Linux
3 118 (11.36%) UNIX
4 94 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (4.23%) Windows 7
8 35 (3.37%) Windows XP
9 25 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (2.31%) Solaris
11 21 (2.02%) Windows 2000
12 16 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (1.35%) AIX
13 14 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.06%) zOS
15 10 (0.96%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.58%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.19%) Android
17 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (10.97%) ITIL
3 77 (7.41%) SDLC
4 72 (6.93%) Migration
5 58 (5.58%) TDD
6 53 (5.10%) Change Management
7 50 (4.81%) Project Management
7 50 (4.81%) Scrum
8 49 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (4.14%) OO
10 42 (4.04%) MVC
10 42 (4.04%) Content Management
10 42 (4.04%) Web Development
10 42 (4.04%) Change Control
11 37 (3.56%) Data Analysis
11 37 (3.56%) Regression Testing
12 35 (3.37%) Data Management
13 34 (3.27%) CRM
14 33 (3.18%) Information Security
15 32 (3.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 470 (45.24%) SQL
2 385 (37.05%) C#
3 196 (18.86%) PowerShell
4 185 (17.81%) VB6
5 181 (17.42%) JavaScript
6 170 (16.36%) VBScript
7 157 (15.11%) VB.NET
8 129 (12.42%) Java
9 124 (11.93%) VBA
10 113 (10.88%) T-SQL
11 75 (7.22%) C++
12 45 (4.33%) PHP
13 44 (4.23%) Perl
14 39 (3.75%) Shell Script
15 36 (3.46%) C
16 32 (3.08%) PL/SQL
17 25 (2.41%) Python
18 20 (1.92%) Ruby
18 20 (1.92%) FQL
19 19 (1.83%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 99 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.93%) Degree
3 63 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.21%) ISEB
5 19 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.06%) CISSP
9 11 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.77%) CCNP
11 6 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.38%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.29%) CCIE
13 3 (0.29%) MCSE
13 3 (0.29%) MCSA
13 3 (0.29%) MCP
13 3 (0.29%) MCAD
13 3 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.79%) SLA
2 28 (2.69%) QA
3 14 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.15%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.58%) TickIT
6 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) GxP
9 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.19%) HL7
9 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.096%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 116 (11.16%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (2.02%) vSphere
5 17 (1.64%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.54%) XenApp
7 14 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (1.06%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.58%) NFS
11 5 (0.48%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.38%) Firmware
12 4 (0.38%) Snort
13 3 (0.29%) Xen
13 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.29%) Samba
13 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.096%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 57 (5.49%) SCCM
2 17 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 17 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (1.06%) DatAdvantage
4 9 (0.87%) Foglight
5 7 (0.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 7 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.67%) SCOM
5 7 (0.67%) WSUS
6 6 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.58%) Control-M
7 5 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
7 5 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.38%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.38%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.29%) OpenView
9 3 (0.29%) WMI
9 3 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 363 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 195 (18.77%) Oracle
3 74 (7.12%) VMware
4 58 (5.58%) HP
5 53 (5.10%) IBM
6 43 (4.14%) EMC
7 42 (4.04%) Citrix
8 37 (3.56%) Cisco
9 27 (2.60%) NetApp
9 27 (2.60%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.31%) Sybase
11 22 (2.12%) SAP
12 21 (2.02%) McAfee
13 20 (1.92%) CA
14 16 (1.54%) Telerik
15 15 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.44%) F5
16 14 (1.35%) Dell
17 13 (1.25%) TIBCO
18 12 (1.15%) SolarWinds
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £290 - £320 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Incite Insight
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + 6 month term
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £31 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago