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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 294 241 200
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -41
Contract jobs citing VB 381 516 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.97% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.87% 2.53% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 297 337
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +42.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.16 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.24 £38.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +74.47%
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
20346 20406 18955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.41% 38.51% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14076 13870 12256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 443 380
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +22 113 £350 +2.94% 19
London -69 109 £393 -7.64% 27
North East -15 48 £285 -5.00% 5
South West -12 27 £325 -7.14% 11
North West -3 26 £400 +14.28% 14
West Midlands -33 22 £430 +26.47% 3
East Midlands -18 17 £425 +37.09% 13
Yorkshire -16 12 £388 +3.33% 11
East of England -14 6 £275 -8.33% 4
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 502 (59.90%) SQL
2 326 (38.90%) SQL Server
3 307 (36.63%) .NET
4 306 (36.52%) Windows
5 302 (36.04%) Microsoft
6 259 (30.91%) C#
7 229 (27.33%) Oracle
8 195 (23.27%) PowerShell
9 186 (22.20%) MS Excel
10 177 (21.12%) JavaScript
11 171 (20.41%) Java
12 165 (19.69%) Security Cleared
13 158 (18.85%) Finance
14 147 (17.54%) ASP.NET
15 145 (17.30%) VBScript
16 143 (17.06%) XML
17 139 (16.59%) HTML
17 139 (16.59%) VB6
18 138 (16.47%) T-SQL
19 137 (16.35%) Windows Server
20 124 (14.80%) Active Directory
21 121 (14.44%) Linux
22 118 (14.08%) SC Cleared
23 117 (13.96%) Unix
24 115 (13.72%) VBA
25 114 (13.60%) VB.NET
26 113 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
27 109 (13.01%) CSS
28 104 (12.41%) ITIL
29 102 (12.17%) HP

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 87 (10.38%) IIS
2 75 (8.95%) SharePoint
3 39 (4.65%) WebLogic
4 23 (2.74%) Apache
5 20 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (1.55%) JBoss
7 12 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.07%) SAS
9 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.95%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.84%) CMS
10 7 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.72%) Drupal
11 6 (0.72%) IBM Domino
11 6 (0.72%) WordPress
12 5 (0.60%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 186 (22.20%) MS Excel
2 84 (10.02%) MS Office
3 24 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.55%) MS Project
7 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.36%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.36%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.12%) Relativity
5 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.03%) Office 365
3 6 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.48%) IaaS
5 2 (0.24%) PaaS
5 2 (0.24%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Yammer
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.67%) TCP/IP
2 70 (8.35%) DNS
3 52 (6.21%) HTTP
4 50 (5.97%) DHCP
5 41 (4.89%) Internet
5 41 (4.89%) SAN
6 39 (4.65%) LDAP
7 21 (2.51%) Kerberos
8 18 (2.15%) Firewall
9 15 (1.79%) LAN
9 15 (1.79%) SMTP
10 14 (1.67%) HTTPS
11 13 (1.55%) VPN
11 13 (1.55%) WAN
12 12 (1.43%) IPsec
12 12 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
12 12 (1.43%) SSL
13 11 (1.31%) BGP
13 11 (1.31%) IPv6
14 9 (1.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (38.90%) SQL Server
2 86 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 73 (8.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 68 (8.11%) Oracle Database
5 66 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 57 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (5.97%) DB2
8 41 (4.89%) MS Access
9 40 (4.77%) RDBMS
10 31 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
10 31 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (2.27%) QlikView
13 19 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
15 14 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (1.55%) Oracle OWB
16 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 99 (11.81%) Visual Studio
2 49 (5.85%) MSI
3 46 (5.49%) HP UFT
3 46 (5.49%) Subversion
4 30 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.58%) LoadRunner
4 30 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (3.34%) Maven
6 24 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
7 23 (2.74%) JIRA
7 23 (2.74%) Selenium
8 20 (2.39%) ClearQuest
9 19 (2.27%) JUnit
10 16 (1.91%) NUnit
10 16 (1.91%) Toad
11 14 (1.67%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.55%) Ant
12 13 (1.55%) Artifactory
12 13 (1.55%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.31%) WiX
General
1 158 (18.85%) Finance
2 46 (5.49%) Banking
3 30 (3.58%) Front Office
4 24 (2.86%) Marketing
5 17 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.79%) Law
6 15 (1.79%) Retail
6 15 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.19%) Legal
8 9 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.95%) Advertising
9 8 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.84%) Back Office
11 6 (0.72%) German Language
12 5 (0.60%) Electronics
13 4 (0.48%) Military
13 4 (0.48%) Publishing
14 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 352 (42.00%) Developer
2 130 (15.51%) .NET Developer
3 124 (14.80%) Analyst
4 62 (7.40%) SQL Developer
5 60 (7.16%) C# Developer
6 47 (5.61%) VB Developer
7 45 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 33 (3.94%) Applications Support
9 32 (3.82%) ASP Developer
9 32 (3.82%) VB.NET Developer
10 29 (3.46%) Consultant
11 27 (3.22%) Applications Developer
11 27 (3.22%) Architect
12 26 (3.10%) VB6 Developer
13 25 (2.98%) ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (2.98%) Support Engineer
14 23 (2.74%) Java Developer
15 22 (2.63%) Administrator
16 21 (2.51%) Test Analyst
17 20 (2.39%) Classic ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (36.63%) .NET
2 147 (17.54%) ASP.NET
3 143 (17.06%) XML
4 139 (16.59%) HTML
5 109 (13.01%) CSS
6 95 (11.34%) jQuery
7 79 (9.43%) Web Services
8 77 (9.19%) .NET Framework
9 52 (6.21%) Classic ASP
10 44 (5.25%) HTML5
11 42 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (4.30%) DCOM
13 34 (4.06%) WCF
14 33 (3.94%) JSON
15 31 (3.70%) JSP
15 31 (3.70%) SAML
16 30 (3.58%) AngularJS
17 29 (3.46%) CSS3
18 28 (3.34%) J2EE
19 27 (3.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.74%) Derivative
4 23 (2.74%) Fixed Income
5 18 (2.15%) Client/Server
5 18 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.03%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.91%) Equities
8 13 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.19%) Clustering
11 9 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.07%) Performance Metrics
12 8 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.84%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.84%) NHS
13 7 (0.84%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 306 (36.52%) Windows
2 137 (16.35%) Windows Server
3 121 (14.44%) Linux
4 117 (13.96%) Unix
5 56 (6.68%) Windows 7
6 51 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (2.86%) Windows 10
10 20 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.43%) Solaris
11 12 (1.43%) zOS
12 11 (1.31%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.19%) Android
13 10 (1.19%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.07%) AIX
15 5 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (12.41%) ITIL
3 80 (9.55%) MVC
4 77 (9.19%) Web Development
5 63 (7.52%) SDLC
6 62 (7.40%) Migration
7 50 (5.97%) Configuration Management
8 47 (5.61%) Mentoring
9 43 (5.13%) Workflow
10 40 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (4.77%) Scrum
11 38 (4.53%) Incident Management
12 36 (4.30%) Business Analysis
12 36 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (4.30%) OO
12 36 (4.30%) Software Engineering
13 35 (4.18%) UML
13 35 (4.18%) Waterfall
14 33 (3.94%) Test Scripting
15 31 (3.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 502 (59.90%) SQL
2 259 (30.91%) C#
3 195 (23.27%) PowerShell
4 177 (21.12%) JavaScript
5 171 (20.41%) Java
6 145 (17.30%) VBScript
7 139 (16.59%) VB6
8 138 (16.47%) T-SQL
9 115 (13.72%) VBA
10 114 (13.60%) VB.NET
11 101 (12.05%) C++
12 94 (11.22%) Perl
13 85 (10.14%) PL/SQL
14 74 (8.83%) Shell Script
15 60 (7.16%) C
16 37 (4.42%) PHP
16 37 (4.42%) Python
17 15 (1.79%) TypeScript
18 14 (1.67%) FQL
18 14 (1.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 165 (19.69%) Security Cleared
2 118 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 62 (7.40%) Degree
4 59 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (2.98%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.86%) AAT
6 24 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (2.51%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.27%) CISM
8 19 (2.27%) CISSP
9 16 (1.91%) MCSE
10 14 (1.67%) CCNA
10 14 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (1.43%) MCSA
13 10 (1.19%) CISA
13 10 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (1.07%) CEH
14 9 (1.07%) GCIA
14 9 (1.07%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.89%) SLA
2 38 (4.53%) QA
3 18 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 124 (14.80%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 35 (4.18%) XenDesktop
5 32 (3.82%) Hyper-V
5 32 (3.82%) XenApp
6 26 (3.10%) XenServer
7 9 (1.07%) Firmware
7 9 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.36%) vSphere
11 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.12%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 79 (9.43%) SCCM
2 78 (9.31%) Tivoli
3 51 (6.09%) HP SiteScope
4 49 (5.85%) MOM
5 38 (4.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 26 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (2.27%) WSUS
8 12 (1.43%) Control-M
8 12 (1.43%) SCOM
9 9 (1.07%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.84%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.72%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 4 (0.48%) Netcool
15 3 (0.36%) OpenView
15 3 (0.36%) SCSM
15 3 (0.36%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 302 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 229 (27.33%) Oracle
3 102 (12.17%) HP
4 76 (9.07%) VMware
5 63 (7.52%) ServiceNow
6 57 (6.80%) CA
7 55 (6.56%) BMC
8 50 (5.97%) Citrix
9 34 (4.06%) IBM
10 32 (3.82%) SAP
11 29 (3.46%) Cisco
12 26 (3.10%) AppSense
13 21 (2.51%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.67%) DevExpress
15 13 (1.55%) Remedy
16 12 (1.43%) CheckPoint
17 10 (1.19%) Cyber-Ark
18 8 (0.95%) Lotus
18 8 (0.95%) MobileIron
18 8 (0.95%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £311 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
James Chase Solutions
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £342 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day then up to £60,000 perm after 6 months
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £275 - £340 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago