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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 185 158 130
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -28
Contract jobs citing VB 584 668 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.38% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 3.50% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 333 420
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 62
Average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% -13.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.76 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.81 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -13.38%
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
18664 19105 20193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.28% 39.36% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12054 12170 12275
Average daily rate £398 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 517 749
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 -8 205 £400 +3.22% 57
South East +5 144 £315 -1.56% 34
East of England -13 52 £388 +6.89% 17
North West -22 48 £323 +7.50% 24
West Midlands -15 34 £263 -11.76% 27
South West -37 33 £290 -21.62% 26
Yorkshire -16 31 £320 +12.28% 21
East Midlands +5 23 £315 +5.00% 8
North East -18 15 £375 - 6
Midlands +5 2 £140 -
South Coast - - - -
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UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 475 (40.81%) .NET
2 445 (38.23%) SQL
3 401 (34.45%) C#
4 377 (32.39%) Windows
5 371 (31.87%) SQL Server
6 365 (31.36%) Microsoft
7 296 (25.43%) Oracle
8 265 (22.77%) VBScript
9 253 (21.74%) ASP.NET
10 234 (20.10%) VB6
11 211 (18.13%) JavaScript
12 196 (16.84%) MS Excel
13 193 (16.58%) HTML
14 187 (16.07%) Finance
15 183 (15.72%) HP
16 171 (14.69%) PowerShell
17 164 (14.09%) Security Cleared
17 164 (14.09%) Java
18 148 (12.71%) VBA
19 144 (12.37%) SC Cleared
20 139 (11.94%) Active Directory
21 137 (11.77%) Windows 7
22 133 (11.43%) ISTQB
23 125 (10.74%) QuickTest Pro
24 123 (10.57%) VB.NET
25 122 (10.48%) XML
26 120 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
27 119 (10.22%) CRM
28 107 (9.19%) Windows XP
29 100 (8.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 98 (8.42%) IIS
2 69 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.58%) MS Exchange
4 29 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (1.72%) Apache
8 17 (1.46%) Documentum
9 16 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.20%) Confluence
11 12 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.77%) CMS
13 9 (0.77%) WebLogic Integration
14 8 (0.69%) SAS
14 8 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
14 8 (0.69%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 196 (16.84%) MS Excel
2 64 (5.50%) MS Office
3 24 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.95%) MS Project
6 9 (0.77%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.26%) SPSS
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.17%) GIMP
9 1 (0.086%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.60%) Endur
6 6 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.52%) Aligne
6 6 (0.52%) ZaiNet
7 4 (0.34%) Staffware
7 4 (0.34%) Summit
7 4 (0.34%) SAP GRC
7 4 (0.34%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.26%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.26%) Algo Collateral
9 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.17%) AWD
9 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.17%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Office 365
3 2 (0.17%) GitHub
4 1 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.04%) SAN
2 46 (3.95%) DNS
3 29 (2.49%) Firewall
3 29 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.89%) DHCP
5 19 (1.63%) Intranet
5 19 (1.63%) VPN
6 18 (1.55%) FTP
7 16 (1.37%) Internet
8 14 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (0.95%) iSCSI
9 11 (0.95%) SNMP
10 10 (0.86%) FCoE
10 10 (0.86%) VLAN
10 10 (0.86%) Multicast
11 9 (0.77%) LDAP
12 8 (0.69%) HTTP
12 8 (0.69%) BIG-IP
13 7 (0.60%) NAS
13 7 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (31.87%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (6.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 70 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (4.38%) Oracle Reports
5 51 (4.38%) Oracle Database
6 49 (4.21%) MS Access
7 46 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
8 31 (2.66%) DTS
8 31 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (2.23%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.55%) QlikView
12 17 (1.46%) Ingres
12 17 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.95%) KDB
Development Applications
1 125 (10.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 72 (6.19%) MSI
3 66 (5.67%) Visual Studio
4 50 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (4.21%) Wise Package Studio
6 38 (3.26%) Git (software)
7 29 (2.49%) LoadRunner
8 26 (2.23%) Selenium
9 22 (1.89%) JIRA
10 19 (1.63%) JUnit
11 18 (1.55%) AdminStudio
12 17 (1.46%) Subversion
13 16 (1.37%) WebDriver
14 13 (1.12%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.12%) Mockito
15 11 (0.95%) NUnit
15 11 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.77%) RequisitePro
17 8 (0.69%) ClearQuest
17 8 (0.69%) InstallShield
General
1 187 (16.07%) Finance
2 95 (8.16%) Banking
3 50 (4.30%) Front Office
4 46 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.23%) Back Office
6 25 (2.15%) Retail
7 21 (1.80%) Marketing
8 19 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.12%) Legal
12 9 (0.77%) Law
13 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.34%) Local Government
14 3 (0.26%) German Language
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
15 2 (0.17%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Military
15 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 418 (35.91%) Developer
2 211 (18.13%) Analyst
3 112 (9.62%) VB Developer
4 98 (8.42%) .NET Developer
5 80 (6.87%) VB6 Developer
6 68 (5.84%) Applications Packager
7 62 (5.33%) Tester
8 43 (3.69%) Test Manager
9 40 (3.44%) C# Developer
9 40 (3.44%) SQL Developer
10 39 (3.35%) Applications Support
11 38 (3.26%) Data Analyst
12 34 (2.92%) Administrator
13 32 (2.75%) Support Analyst
14 30 (2.58%) Test Analyst
15 28 (2.41%) Consultant
16 27 (2.32%) C# .NET Developer
17 26 (2.23%) Test Leader
17 26 (2.23%) Programmer
18 25 (2.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (40.81%) .NET
2 253 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 193 (16.58%) HTML
4 122 (10.48%) XML
5 83 (7.13%) CSS
6 81 (6.96%) JSP
7 75 (6.44%) Application Packaging
8 68 (5.84%) Web Services
9 57 (4.90%) WCF
10 52 (4.47%) Middleware
11 49 (4.21%) .NET Framework
12 46 (3.95%) jQuery
13 43 (3.69%) Classic ASP
14 41 (3.52%) WSH
15 31 (2.66%) J2EE
16 29 (2.49%) WinForms
16 29 (2.49%) Ajax
17 25 (2.15%) COM+
18 24 (2.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 24 (2.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (2.15%) Fixed Income
2 20 (1.72%) NHS
3 19 (1.63%) Replication
4 17 (1.46%) N-Tier
5 16 (1.37%) Hedge funds
6 15 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.86%) Equities
10 9 (0.77%) Derivative
11 8 (0.69%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.69%) Clustering
12 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.60%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.60%) E-Learning
12 7 (0.60%) W3C
13 6 (0.52%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.52%) Statistics
14 5 (0.43%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.43%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 377 (32.39%) Windows
2 137 (11.77%) Windows 7
3 120 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (9.19%) Windows XP
5 95 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 89 (7.65%) Linux
7 88 (7.56%) UNIX
8 22 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.29%) Solaris
11 12 (1.03%) AIX
11 12 (1.03%) HPUX
12 10 (0.86%) Windows 2000
12 10 (0.86%) SUSE
13 9 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.60%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.52%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.086%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (10.22%) CRM
2 89 (7.65%) Migration
3 82 (7.04%) ITIL
4 79 (6.79%) Test Automation
5 76 (6.53%) Test Scripting
6 72 (6.19%) Project Management
7 56 (4.81%) Knowledge Management
8 55 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (3.78%) OO
11 42 (3.61%) Software Engineering
12 41 (3.52%) TDD
13 37 (3.18%) Configuration Management
14 36 (3.09%) SOA
15 33 (2.84%) Service Delivery
15 33 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (2.84%) Release Management
16 32 (2.75%) MVC
17 31 (2.66%) Analytics
18 30 (2.58%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 445 (38.23%) SQL
2 401 (34.45%) C#
3 265 (22.77%) VBScript
4 234 (20.10%) VB6
5 211 (18.13%) JavaScript
6 171 (14.69%) PowerShell
7 164 (14.09%) Java
8 148 (12.71%) VBA
9 123 (10.57%) VB.NET
10 59 (5.07%) C++
11 58 (4.98%) T-SQL
12 46 (3.95%) PL/SQL
13 44 (3.78%) C
14 33 (2.84%) Shell Script
14 33 (2.84%) Perl
15 27 (2.32%) Python
16 19 (1.63%) PHP
17 15 (1.29%) Ruby
18 11 (0.95%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 164 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 144 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 133 (11.43%) ISTQB
4 100 (8.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 45 (3.87%) DV Cleared
5 45 (3.87%) ISEB
6 40 (3.44%) Degree
7 34 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (1.72%) MCITP
11 18 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
12 14 (1.20%) MCSE
12 14 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.03%) CCNA
14 7 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.43%) HNC
16 4 (0.34%) MCP
16 4 (0.34%) CCEA
17 3 (0.26%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.70%) QA
2 11 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.69%) SLA
5 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.086%) EMIR
8 1 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.086%) DO-160
System Software
1 139 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 73 (6.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 48 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.84%) vSphere
6 27 (2.32%) VMware ESX
7 24 (2.06%) XenApp
8 15 (1.29%) NFS
9 11 (0.95%) vCloud
10 8 (0.69%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.60%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.52%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.26%) Nmap
14 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.086%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (4.12%) SCCM
2 47 (4.04%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (3.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 21 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.80%) WMI
5 17 (1.46%) BladeLogic
6 14 (1.20%) SCOM
7 13 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
7 13 (1.12%) Control-M
8 12 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (0.86%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.69%) Puppet
11 6 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
11 6 (0.52%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.52%) SCSM
11 6 (0.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 5 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 365 (31.36%) Microsoft
2 296 (25.43%) Oracle
3 183 (15.72%) HP
4 83 (7.13%) VMware
5 64 (5.50%) Citrix
6 35 (3.01%) Sybase
6 35 (3.01%) TIBCO
7 32 (2.75%) SAP
8 28 (2.41%) IBM
8 28 (2.41%) EMC
9 27 (2.32%) Cisco
10 22 (1.89%) CA
11 21 (1.80%) NetApp
12 19 (1.63%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.46%) Altiris
14 16 (1.37%) Business Objects
15 14 (1.20%) Websense
15 14 (1.20%) AppSense
16 12 (1.03%) BMC
16 12 (1.03%) F5
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Kalpa Resource
Rate: From £225 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-375 Per Day Car park
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago