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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 316 250 231
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 330 502 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.96% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% 2.47% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 304 300
Median daily rate £333 £357 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £266 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 31
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +86.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.24 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +86.93%
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
20109 20283 19474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 41.10% 38.62% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13935 13969 12813
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 472 389
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 £15.83 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.94 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
London -41 94 £375 -6.83% 19
South East -25 82 £355 +4.48% 23
North East -21 46 £325 -24.85% 3
North West -2 38 £300 -20.00% 15
South West -11 23 £313 -10.71% 7
Yorkshire +5 17 £325 -19.75% 10
West Midlands -28 15 £350 -16.66% 11
East Midlands -20 9 £363 +18.85% 17
East of England -6 8 £335 +16.52% 8
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 454 (57.91%) SQL
2 306 (39.03%) SQL Server
3 290 (36.99%) .NET
4 288 (36.73%) Windows
5 286 (36.48%) Microsoft
6 269 (34.31%) C#
7 210 (26.79%) Oracle
8 171 (21.81%) MS Excel
9 165 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 164 (20.92%) PowerShell
11 159 (20.28%) Java
12 158 (20.15%) Security Cleared
13 146 (18.62%) XML
14 141 (17.98%) ASP.NET
15 139 (17.73%) VB6
16 134 (17.09%) Finance
17 133 (16.96%) Windows Server
18 131 (16.71%) HTML
19 128 (16.33%) T-SQL
20 124 (15.82%) VBScript
21 118 (15.05%) SC Cleared
22 112 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
23 111 (14.16%) Active Directory
23 111 (14.16%) Linux
24 108 (13.78%) Unix
25 105 (13.39%) VB.NET
26 102 (13.01%) ITIL
27 100 (12.76%) HP
28 94 (11.99%) Visual Studio
29 93 (11.86%) VBA

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 78 (9.95%) IIS
2 68 (8.67%) SharePoint
3 39 (4.97%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.68%) Apache
5 19 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.53%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.40%) JBoss
8 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.89%) CMS
9 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.77%) IBM Domino
10 6 (0.77%) WordPress
11 5 (0.64%) Drupal
11 5 (0.64%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 171 (21.81%) MS Excel
2 74 (9.44%) MS Office
3 21 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.40%) MS Project
6 6 (0.77%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.51%) AWD
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.26%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) HFM
5 1 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.13%) Relativity
5 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.17%) Office 365
3 7 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) Yammer
5 1 (0.13%) G Suite
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (10.33%) TCP/IP
2 65 (8.29%) DNS
3 44 (5.61%) HTTP
4 43 (5.48%) DHCP
5 41 (5.23%) Internet
6 40 (5.10%) SAN
7 36 (4.59%) LDAP
8 21 (2.68%) Kerberos
9 15 (1.91%) Firewall
10 14 (1.79%) HTTPS
11 13 (1.66%) LAN
12 12 (1.53%) SMTP
13 11 (1.40%) SSL
13 11 (1.40%) WAN
14 9 (1.15%) Skype
15 7 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (0.77%) NetScaler
16 6 (0.77%) VPN
17 5 (0.64%) IPsec
17 5 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (39.03%) SQL Server
2 76 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (8.29%) Relational Database
4 63 (8.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 61 (7.78%) Oracle Database
5 61 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (7.53%) DB2
7 41 (5.23%) MS Access
8 32 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (3.83%) RDBMS
10 25 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (2.04%) QlikView
15 15 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 94 (11.99%) Visual Studio
2 47 (5.99%) MSI
3 46 (5.87%) HP UFT
4 41 (5.23%) Subversion
5 38 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (3.32%) Selenium
7 25 (3.19%) Jenkins
8 24 (3.06%) LoadRunner
9 22 (2.81%) Maven
10 20 (2.55%) JIRA
11 19 (2.42%) NUnit
12 16 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (1.66%) ClearQuest
13 13 (1.66%) SpecFlow
13 13 (1.66%) WiX
14 11 (1.40%) JUnit
15 10 (1.28%) ClearCase
15 10 (1.28%) Toad
16 9 (1.15%) Git (software)
16 9 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 134 (17.09%) Finance
2 46 (5.87%) Banking
3 22 (2.81%) Front Office
4 17 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.91%) Marketing
5 15 (1.91%) Retail
6 14 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.28%) Advertising
8 9 (1.15%) Law
8 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.89%) Back Office
9 7 (0.89%) Legal
10 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.77%) German Language
11 5 (0.64%) Electronics
11 5 (0.64%) Publishing
12 4 (0.51%) Military
13 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 325 (41.45%) Developer
2 133 (16.96%) .NET Developer
3 123 (15.69%) Analyst
4 74 (9.44%) C# Developer
5 60 (7.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 51 (6.51%) SQL Developer
7 40 (5.10%) VB Developer
8 31 (3.95%) VB.NET Developer
9 30 (3.83%) Applications Support
10 27 (3.44%) VB6 Developer
11 26 (3.32%) Consultant
12 23 (2.93%) ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (2.93%) Java Developer
13 20 (2.55%) Administrator
13 20 (2.55%) Applications Developer
13 20 (2.55%) Architect
13 20 (2.55%) ASP Developer
13 20 (2.55%) Senior Developer
13 20 (2.55%) Support Engineer
14 18 (2.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (36.99%) .NET
2 146 (18.62%) XML
3 141 (17.98%) ASP.NET
4 131 (16.71%) HTML
5 91 (11.61%) .NET Framework
6 84 (10.71%) CSS
6 84 (10.71%) Web Services
7 78 (9.95%) jQuery
8 41 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 38 (4.85%) Classic ASP
9 38 (4.85%) WinForms
10 36 (4.59%) WCF
11 35 (4.46%) Entity Framework
12 31 (3.95%) HTML5
12 31 (3.95%) JSON
12 31 (3.95%) SAML
13 30 (3.83%) SOAP
14 26 (3.32%) DCOM
15 25 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (3.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.93%) Client/Server
5 19 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.30%) Fixed Income
7 17 (2.17%) Mainframe
8 16 (2.04%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.79%) Derivative
9 14 (1.79%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.40%) Equities
12 9 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
13 8 (1.02%) Clustering
13 8 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (1.02%) NHS
14 7 (0.89%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 288 (36.73%) Windows
2 133 (16.96%) Windows Server
3 111 (14.16%) Linux
4 108 (13.78%) Unix
5 48 (6.12%) Windows 7
6 41 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (3.06%) Windows 10
9 21 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.66%) Solaris
11 11 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.28%) Android
12 10 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.28%) zOS
13 8 (1.02%) AIX
14 5 (0.64%) MVS
15 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.01%) ITIL
3 76 (9.69%) MVC
4 61 (7.78%) Migration
5 59 (7.53%) Web Development
6 51 (6.51%) SDLC
7 47 (5.99%) Configuration Management
8 40 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 39 (4.97%) Incident Management
10 38 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (4.85%) Software Engineering
11 37 (4.72%) Business Analysis
12 36 (4.59%) Waterfall
13 33 (4.21%) UML
14 31 (3.95%) Test Scripting
15 29 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (3.70%) Project Management
15 29 (3.70%) Scrum
16 28 (3.57%) ETL
16 28 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 454 (57.91%) SQL
2 269 (34.31%) C#
3 165 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 164 (20.92%) PowerShell
5 159 (20.28%) Java
6 139 (17.73%) VB6
7 128 (16.33%) T-SQL
8 124 (15.82%) VBScript
9 105 (13.39%) VB.NET
10 93 (11.86%) Perl
10 93 (11.86%) VBA
11 84 (10.71%) C++
12 77 (9.82%) Shell Script
13 76 (9.69%) C
14 63 (8.04%) PL/SQL
15 34 (4.34%) Python
16 27 (3.44%) PHP
17 15 (1.91%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.91%) VC++
18 14 (1.79%) Lua
Qualifications
1 158 (20.15%) Security Cleared
2 118 (15.05%) SC Cleared
3 64 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 47 (5.99%) Degree
5 24 (3.06%) AAT
6 22 (2.81%) ISTQB
7 19 (2.42%) CISM
7 19 (2.42%) CISSP
8 15 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (1.66%) CCNA
10 13 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (1.28%) CISA
13 9 (1.15%) CEH
13 9 (1.15%) GCIA
13 9 (1.15%) GCIH
13 9 (1.15%) GIAC
13 9 (1.15%) HND
13 9 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.97%) SLA
2 36 (4.59%) QA
3 17 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.26%) FINREP
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 111 (14.16%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 34 (4.34%) XenDesktop
5 31 (3.95%) XenApp
6 26 (3.32%) XenServer
7 23 (2.93%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.15%) Firmware
9 8 (1.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.77%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.38%) vSphere
13 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.13%) Docker
14 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 81 (10.33%) Tivoli
2 74 (9.44%) SCCM
3 55 (7.02%) HP SiteScope
4 52 (6.63%) MOM
5 31 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (2.55%) WSUS
7 17 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (1.40%) SCOM
9 10 (1.28%) Control-M
10 9 (1.15%) AirWatch
11 8 (1.02%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.77%) BladeLogic
13 6 (0.77%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.51%) OpenView
15 3 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 3 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 3 (0.38%) SCSM
15 3 (0.38%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 286 (36.48%) Microsoft
2 210 (26.79%) Oracle
3 100 (12.76%) HP
4 70 (8.93%) VMware
5 61 (7.78%) CA
6 60 (7.65%) ServiceNow
7 57 (7.27%) BMC
8 48 (6.12%) Citrix
9 30 (3.83%) SAP
10 25 (3.19%) AppSense
11 24 (3.06%) Cisco
12 22 (2.81%) IBM
13 13 (1.66%) DevExpress
13 13 (1.66%) Remedy
14 11 (1.40%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.40%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.28%) Cognos
15 10 (1.28%) Cyber-Ark
16 8 (1.02%) Hyperion
16 8 (1.02%) MobileIron
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