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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 233 163 132
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -31
Contract jobs citing VB 479 673 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.40% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 3.56% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 371 372
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 48
Average hourly rate £20.06 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.30% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.46 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -3.63%
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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
19771 18905 19499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.22% 39.39% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13246 12352 11762
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 510 668
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 -60 173 £390 +0.97% 54
South East -54 89 £308 -3.90% 43
North West -20 50 £323 +7.50% 35
West Midlands -5 48 £325 +8.33% 28
East of England -30 41 £425 +21.42% 13
North East -23 24 £373 - 6
South West -34 21 £308 +39.88% 30
East Midlands -19 18 £346 +15.41% 9
Yorkshire -49 18 £300 - 23
South Coast - - - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 454 (42.19%) SQL
2 427 (39.68%) .NET
3 357 (33.18%) C#
4 353 (32.81%) Windows
5 321 (29.83%) SQL Server
6 320 (29.74%) Microsoft
7 278 (25.84%) Oracle
8 247 (22.96%) VBScript
9 211 (19.61%) ASP.NET
10 207 (19.24%) VB6
11 187 (17.38%) Finance
12 184 (17.10%) PowerShell
13 180 (16.73%) JavaScript
14 172 (15.99%) MS Excel
15 167 (15.52%) HP
16 161 (14.96%) HTML
17 151 (14.03%) Security Cleared
18 143 (13.29%) Active Directory
19 136 (12.64%) Java
20 132 (12.27%) SC Cleared
21 130 (12.08%) VBA
22 121 (11.25%) Windows 7
23 119 (11.06%) VB.NET
24 118 (10.97%) ISTQB
25 117 (10.87%) CRM
26 113 (10.50%) QuickTest Pro
27 109 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
28 106 (9.85%) UNIX
29 105 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
30 99 (9.20%) XML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 81 (7.53%) IIS
2 55 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.58%) Apache
6 16 (1.49%) SAS
7 15 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.30%) Confluence
8 14 (1.30%) Documentum
8 14 (1.30%) Tuxedo
9 13 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.84%) CMS
12 8 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.65%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 172 (15.99%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.20%) MS Office
3 27 (2.51%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.65%) MS Project
7 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.28%) SPSS
8 2 (0.19%) GIMP
9 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.093%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 21 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.65%) CODA-Financials
6 6 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.37%) Staffware
7 4 (0.37%) Summit
7 4 (0.37%) TIBCO iProcess
7 4 (0.37%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.28%) Siebel Analytics
9 2 (0.19%) Algo Collateral
9 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) assyst
9 2 (0.19%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.19%) Maximo
10 1 (0.093%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.19%) Office 365
3 2 (0.19%) GitHub
4 1 (0.093%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.74%) SAN
2 45 (4.18%) DNS
3 33 (3.07%) TCP/IP
4 32 (2.97%) Firewall
5 24 (2.23%) DHCP
6 19 (1.77%) FTP
7 18 (1.67%) Intranet
8 17 (1.58%) Internet
9 16 (1.49%) VPN
10 14 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (1.02%) SNMP
12 10 (0.93%) VLAN
12 10 (0.93%) LDAP
12 10 (0.93%) iSCSI
12 10 (0.93%) FCoE
12 10 (0.93%) Multicast
13 8 (0.74%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.74%) BIG-IP
14 6 (0.56%) ATM
14 6 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (29.83%) SQL Server
2 79 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 57 (5.30%) Oracle Reports
5 57 (5.30%) Oracle Database
6 55 (5.11%) MS Access
7 51 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 40 (3.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 38 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (2.51%) DTS
12 22 (2.04%) Relational Database
13 15 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (1.30%) QlikView
14 14 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (1.21%) Data Mining
15 13 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 113 (10.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 64 (5.95%) MSI
3 56 (5.20%) Visual Studio
4 30 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
6 27 (2.51%) LoadRunner
6 27 (2.51%) Selenium
7 21 (1.95%) Git (software)
8 17 (1.58%) JIRA
9 14 (1.30%) NUnit
9 14 (1.30%) WebDriver
10 13 (1.21%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.02%) AdminStudio
12 10 (0.93%) Subversion
13 9 (0.84%) JMeter
13 9 (0.84%) RequisitePro
13 9 (0.84%) JUnit
14 8 (0.74%) InstallShield
14 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.65%) FinalBuilder
General
1 187 (17.38%) Finance
2 88 (8.18%) Banking
3 41 (3.81%) Investment Banking
4 38 (3.53%) Front Office
5 32 (2.97%) Retail
6 27 (2.51%) Back Office
7 21 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.95%) Marketing
8 19 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.02%) Legal
11 6 (0.56%) Law
12 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.093%) Games
15 1 (0.093%) Military
Job Titles
1 365 (33.92%) Developer
2 217 (20.17%) Analyst
3 88 (8.18%) .NET Developer
4 83 (7.71%) VB Developer
5 65 (6.04%) VB6 Developer
6 50 (4.65%) Tester
7 42 (3.90%) Applications Packager
8 41 (3.81%) Data Analyst
9 39 (3.62%) Test Manager
10 37 (3.44%) C# Developer
11 36 (3.35%) Support Analyst
12 35 (3.25%) SQL Developer
13 33 (3.07%) Applications Support
14 29 (2.70%) Programmer
15 28 (2.60%) Administrator
16 27 (2.51%) Test Leader
17 26 (2.42%) Test Analyst
17 26 (2.42%) Architect
18 25 (2.32%) Software Developer
18 25 (2.32%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (39.68%) .NET
2 211 (19.61%) ASP.NET
3 161 (14.96%) HTML
4 99 (9.20%) XML
5 70 (6.51%) JSP
6 69 (6.41%) CSS
7 63 (5.86%) Web Services
8 56 (5.20%) Application Packaging
9 52 (4.83%) WCF
10 49 (4.55%) jQuery
11 48 (4.46%) .NET Framework
11 48 (4.46%) Middleware
12 29 (2.70%) Classic ASP
13 25 (2.32%) XSLT
14 24 (2.23%) WSH
14 24 (2.23%) Ajax
15 23 (2.14%) WinForms
16 22 (2.04%) J2EE
16 22 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 21 (1.95%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (1.86%) Clustering
3 18 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 18 (1.67%) N-Tier
4 15 (1.39%) NHS
5 14 (1.30%) Replication
6 13 (1.21%) Hedge funds
7 12 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 10 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 10 (0.93%) Fixed Income
8 10 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 10 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 10 (0.93%) Derivative
9 7 (0.65%) Statistics
9 7 (0.65%) W3C
9 7 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.65%) Open Source
10 6 (0.56%) Smart Meter
10 6 (0.56%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 353 (32.81%) Windows
2 121 (11.25%) Windows 7
3 109 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (9.85%) UNIX
5 105 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (8.09%) Linux
7 84 (7.81%) Windows XP
8 22 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.67%) Solaris
10 13 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 9 (0.84%) AIX
13 8 (0.74%) HPUX
13 8 (0.74%) SUSE
13 8 (0.74%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.65%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.093%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (10.87%) CRM
2 85 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (7.81%) Project Management
4 76 (7.06%) Test Automation
5 69 (6.41%) Migration
6 68 (6.32%) ITIL
6 68 (6.32%) Test Scripting
7 53 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
7 53 (4.93%) Knowledge Management
8 51 (4.74%) Functional Testing
9 44 (4.09%) OO
10 40 (3.72%) Software Engineering
11 39 (3.62%) MVC
12 35 (3.25%) Data Analysis
13 34 (3.16%) Performance Testing
14 31 (2.88%) Service Delivery
15 30 (2.79%) SOA
16 29 (2.70%) Data Modelling
16 29 (2.70%) Change Management
16 29 (2.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 454 (42.19%) SQL
2 357 (33.18%) C#
3 247 (22.96%) VBScript
4 207 (19.24%) VB6
5 184 (17.10%) PowerShell
6 180 (16.73%) JavaScript
7 136 (12.64%) Java
8 130 (12.08%) VBA
9 119 (11.06%) VB.NET
10 66 (6.13%) C
11 59 (5.48%) PL/SQL
12 49 (4.55%) C++
13 45 (4.18%) Shell Script
14 44 (4.09%) T-SQL
15 32 (2.97%) Perl
16 29 (2.70%) Python
17 15 (1.39%) PHP
18 11 (1.02%) Ruby
18 11 (1.02%) Korn
19 9 (0.84%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 151 (14.03%) Security Cleared
2 132 (12.27%) SC Cleared
3 118 (10.97%) ISTQB
4 88 (8.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 46 (4.28%) DV Cleared
6 42 (3.90%) Degree
7 41 (3.81%) ISEB
8 35 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 20 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.58%) MCSE
11 17 (1.58%) MCITP
12 12 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 12 (1.12%) CCNA
13 10 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (0.74%) HNC
15 6 (0.56%) HND
15 6 (0.56%) CCA
15 6 (0.56%) MCP
16 4 (0.37%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.95%) QA
2 14 (1.30%) SLA
3 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.19%) FATCA
6 2 (0.19%) WAI
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.093%) HL7
7 1 (0.093%) DO-160
System Software
1 143 (13.29%) Active Directory
2 51 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 50 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.16%) vSphere
5 32 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 31 (2.88%) XenApp
6 31 (2.88%) VMware ESX
7 19 (1.77%) NFS
8 10 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.93%) vCloud
9 7 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.19%) Nmap
13 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 61 (5.67%) SCCM
2 43 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (2.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 24 (2.23%) WMI
5 17 (1.58%) BladeLogic
5 17 (1.58%) SCOM
5 17 (1.58%) Control-M
6 16 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 15 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
9 13 (1.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 13 (1.21%) BMC PATROL
10 11 (1.02%) Tivoli
10 11 (1.02%) Nagios
10 11 (1.02%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.74%) Puppet
13 6 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (0.56%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 320 (29.74%) Microsoft
2 278 (25.84%) Oracle
3 167 (15.52%) HP
4 87 (8.09%) VMware
5 68 (6.32%) Citrix
6 34 (3.16%) SAP
7 29 (2.70%) IBM
8 28 (2.60%) Sybase
8 28 (2.60%) Business Objects
8 28 (2.60%) EMC
9 26 (2.42%) Cisco
9 26 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.23%) NetApp
11 22 (2.04%) TIBCO
11 22 (2.04%) Altiris
12 17 (1.58%) CA
13 16 (1.49%) BMC
14 14 (1.30%) F5
15 12 (1.12%) Dell
16 11 (1.02%) Symantec
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