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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 231 176 161
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -15
Contract jobs citing VB 474 604 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 1.22% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 3.28% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 333 329
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 41
Average hourly rate £25.93 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £37.78 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £28.70
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -12.89%
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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
19729 18403 18045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.29% 37.28% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 11975 11391
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 383 511
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -20 181 £400 -2.37% 49
South East -64 85 £345 +6.15% 33
South West +1 47 £341 +11.88% 13
Yorkshire -31 33 £325 +1.56% 10
North West -37 32 £325 +7.43% 20
East Midlands +3 29 £313 -0.79% 13
North East -8 28 £300 -16.66% 5
West Midlands +3 23 £395 +50.47% 19
East of England -28 22 £300 -7.69% 15
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 473 (48.27%) SQL
2 448 (45.71%) .NET
3 381 (38.88%) SQL Server
4 348 (35.51%) Microsoft
5 344 (35.10%) C#
6 322 (32.86%) Windows
7 228 (23.27%) Finance
8 212 (21.63%) MS Excel
9 201 (20.51%) VB6
10 178 (18.16%) Oracle
11 174 (17.76%) HTML
12 173 (17.65%) VBScript
13 168 (17.14%) PowerShell
14 148 (15.10%) XML
15 142 (14.49%) VB.NET
16 137 (13.98%) Visual Studio
17 135 (13.78%) JavaScript
17 135 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
18 134 (13.67%) ASP.NET
19 122 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 121 (12.35%) Active Directory
21 114 (11.63%) ITIL
21 114 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 113 (11.53%) Java
23 111 (11.33%) T-SQL
24 104 (10.61%) Web Services
25 103 (10.51%) VBA
26 97 (9.90%) CSS
27 96 (9.80%) UNIX
27 96 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 94 (9.59%) IIS
2 85 (8.67%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.65%) SAS
4 22 (2.24%) MS Exchange
4 22 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (2.14%) CMS
6 18 (1.84%) JBoss
7 13 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.82%) Documentum
10 7 (0.71%) Apache
10 7 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.51%) Node.js
12 5 (0.51%) ArchestrA
12 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 212 (21.63%) MS Excel
2 83 (8.47%) MS Office
3 48 (4.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.63%) MS Project
5 8 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.41%) SPSS
8 3 (0.31%) Simulink
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) Windchill
9 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.51%) Summit
3 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.31%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.20%) HFM
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) Staffware
5 1 (0.10%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.61%) Office 365
3 2 (0.20%) GitHub
3 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.20%) SaaS
3 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.10%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.80%) TCP/IP
2 36 (3.67%) Firewall
3 34 (3.47%) DNS
4 29 (2.96%) SAN
5 27 (2.76%) FTP
6 25 (2.55%) Internet
7 23 (2.35%) LDAP
8 22 (2.24%) WAN
9 19 (1.94%) VPN
9 19 (1.94%) DHCP
10 14 (1.43%) Network Security
11 13 (1.33%) Wireshark
11 13 (1.33%) LAN
12 12 (1.22%) VoIP
12 12 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.12%) DMVPN
13 11 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (1.12%) VLAN
13 11 (1.12%) MPLS
13 11 (1.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (38.88%) SQL Server
2 122 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 114 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 82 (8.37%) MS Access
5 67 (6.84%) Relational Database
6 64 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 57 (5.82%) Oracle Database
8 55 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 51 (5.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 47 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 35 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (2.45%) DB2
14 23 (2.35%) DTS
15 21 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 21 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (2.04%) DB2 UDB
16 20 (2.04%) MySQL
17 19 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 137 (13.98%) Visual Studio
2 64 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (3.16%) HP UFT
4 30 (3.06%) Subversion
5 27 (2.76%) Selenium
6 23 (2.35%) Git (software)
7 22 (2.24%) MSI
8 19 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 18 (1.84%) JIRA
10 17 (1.73%) Toad
10 17 (1.73%) WebDriver
11 12 (1.22%) SoapUI
12 11 (1.12%) LoadRunner
12 11 (1.12%) Maven
13 9 (0.92%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.82%) Facilita Forecast
14 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.71%) LoadUI
15 7 (0.71%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 228 (23.27%) Finance
2 87 (8.88%) Banking
3 51 (5.20%) Manufacturing
4 31 (3.16%) Front Office
5 29 (2.96%) Retail
6 28 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.53%) Legal
8 14 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.22%) Back Office
10 9 (0.92%) Automotive
11 7 (0.71%) Military
12 6 (0.61%) Marketing
12 6 (0.61%) French Language
12 6 (0.61%) Law
12 6 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.51%) Local Government
14 4 (0.41%) Advertising
15 3 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Publishing
16 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 375 (38.27%) Developer
2 186 (18.98%) Analyst
3 108 (11.02%) .NET Developer
4 61 (6.22%) VB Developer
5 54 (5.51%) C# Developer
6 52 (5.31%) Architect
7 48 (4.90%) Programmer
8 40 (4.08%) Administrator
9 37 (3.78%) VB6 Developer
10 36 (3.67%) Support Analyst
11 35 (3.57%) Applications Support
12 30 (3.06%) Data Analyst
13 29 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
14 28 (2.86%) VB.NET Developer
15 26 (2.65%) Support Engineer
16 24 (2.45%) VB Programmer
17 23 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
17 23 (2.35%) Senior Developer
17 23 (2.35%) Tester
18 22 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (45.71%) .NET
2 174 (17.76%) HTML
3 148 (15.10%) XML
4 134 (13.67%) ASP.NET
5 104 (10.61%) Web Services
6 97 (9.90%) CSS
7 95 (9.69%) .NET Framework
8 49 (5.00%) WinForms
9 45 (4.59%) WCF
9 45 (4.59%) jQuery
10 40 (4.08%) WPF
11 34 (3.47%) SOAP
12 30 (3.06%) Ajax
13 27 (2.76%) ADO
14 24 (2.45%) Application Packaging
15 23 (2.35%) HTML5
16 19 (1.94%) COM+
17 18 (1.84%) XSLT
18 16 (1.63%) JSON
19 14 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.29%) N-Tier
4 37 (3.78%) Client/Server
5 23 (2.35%) NHS
6 15 (1.53%) GIS
6 15 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.43%) Clustering
7 14 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 9 (0.92%) Derivative
9 9 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.92%) Replication
10 8 (0.82%) Social Media
11 7 (0.71%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (0.71%) User Experience
11 7 (0.71%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 322 (32.86%) Windows
2 96 (9.80%) UNIX
2 96 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (9.49%) Linux
4 76 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (5.31%) Windows 7
7 38 (3.88%) Windows XP
8 22 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (2.14%) Windows 2000
9 21 (2.14%) Solaris
10 14 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (1.33%) AIX
12 5 (0.51%) zOS
12 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.31%) HPUX
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.20%) SUSE
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (11.63%) ITIL
3 71 (7.24%) Migration
4 63 (6.43%) SDLC
5 57 (5.82%) Project Management
6 51 (5.20%) Change Management
7 45 (4.59%) TDD
8 43 (4.39%) MVC
9 42 (4.29%) OO
10 39 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (3.98%) Unit Testing
11 38 (3.88%) CRM
11 38 (3.88%) SOA
11 38 (3.88%) Scrum
12 37 (3.78%) Data Analysis
13 36 (3.67%) Content Management
14 35 (3.57%) Web Development
15 33 (3.37%) Regression Testing
16 31 (3.16%) Change Control
17 30 (3.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 473 (48.27%) SQL
2 344 (35.10%) C#
3 201 (20.51%) VB6
4 173 (17.65%) VBScript
5 168 (17.14%) PowerShell
6 142 (14.49%) VB.NET
7 135 (13.78%) JavaScript
8 113 (11.53%) Java
9 111 (11.33%) T-SQL
10 103 (10.51%) VBA
11 57 (5.82%) C++
12 41 (4.18%) PL/SQL
13 39 (3.98%) Perl
14 32 (3.27%) Shell Script
15 30 (3.06%) PHP
16 26 (2.65%) C
17 22 (2.24%) Python
18 13 (1.33%) Ruby
19 12 (1.22%) Bash Shell
20 8 (0.82%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 88 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.63%) Degree
3 59 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.35%) ISEB
5 16 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.12%) CISSP
9 8 (0.82%) CCNP
9 8 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.51%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.41%) MCAD
12 4 (0.41%) MCSD
12 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.31%) CCIE
13 3 (0.31%) MCSE
13 3 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.27%) QA
2 31 (3.16%) SLA
3 14 (1.43%) ISO 9000
3 14 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.20%) GxP
7 2 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) GCP
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) TickIT
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 121 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.94%) XenApp
4 18 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (1.84%) VMware ESX
4 18 (1.84%) vSphere
5 13 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.51%) NFS
9 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.31%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.20%) Samba
11 2 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.10%) Snort
12 1 (0.10%) SRDF
12 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 61 (6.22%) SCCM
2 21 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (1.43%) Tivoli
4 11 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (1.02%) DatAdvantage
6 9 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 7 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.71%) SCOM
8 7 (0.71%) WSUS
9 6 (0.61%) Foglight
9 6 (0.61%) Control-M
10 5 (0.51%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.41%) Puppet
11 4 (0.41%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.41%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 348 (35.51%) Microsoft
2 178 (18.16%) Oracle
3 82 (8.37%) VMware
4 52 (5.31%) IBM
5 49 (5.00%) HP
6 43 (4.39%) Citrix
7 37 (3.78%) EMC
8 32 (3.27%) Cisco
9 27 (2.76%) NetApp
10 23 (2.35%) Red Hat
11 21 (2.14%) McAfee
12 20 (2.04%) SAP
13 17 (1.73%) Sybase
13 17 (1.73%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.33%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.33%) CA
15 12 (1.22%) Dell
15 12 (1.22%) SolarWinds
15 12 (1.22%) F5
16 11 (1.12%) Riverbed
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Warwickshire
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