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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 252 239 183
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -56
Contract jobs citing VB 454 501 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 0.98% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.36% 2.56% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 282 307
Median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 16
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.35 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £18.17 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £41.24 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.92%
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
19241 19595 18402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.23% 38.44% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13372 13342 12110
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 400 401
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -73 125 £425 +6.25% 28
South East +19 110 £375 - 22
North East +2 95 £283 -2.58% 5
South West -6 31 £325 -1.51% 17
North West -10 28 £360 +2.85% 14
West Midlands -24 22 £400 - 18
East Midlands -7 21 £375 - 5
East of England -5 10 £275 -21.42% 10
Yorkshire -39 9 £388 +24.00% 11
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 500 (57.80%) SQL
2 360 (41.62%) .NET
3 347 (40.12%) SQL Server
4 325 (37.57%) C#
5 280 (32.37%) Windows
6 272 (31.45%) Microsoft
7 234 (27.05%) Oracle
8 201 (23.24%) PowerShell
9 197 (22.77%) Finance
10 193 (22.31%) MS Excel
11 176 (20.35%) JavaScript
12 175 (20.23%) Java
13 168 (19.42%) HTML
14 166 (19.19%) VB6
15 159 (18.38%) ASP.NET
16 153 (17.69%) Security Cleared
17 147 (16.99%) VBScript
18 145 (16.76%) XML
19 138 (15.95%) VB.NET
20 136 (15.72%) VBA
21 130 (15.03%) CSS
22 127 (14.68%) T-SQL
23 122 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
24 119 (13.76%) Linux
25 115 (13.29%) Windows Server
26 111 (12.83%) Active Directory
27 110 (12.72%) Unix
28 109 (12.60%) SC Cleared
29 100 (11.56%) C++
30 95 (10.98%) Visual Studio

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 89 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 83 (9.60%) IIS
3 37 (4.28%) WebLogic
4 25 (2.89%) Apache
5 16 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.62%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (1.16%) JBoss
8 10 (1.16%) SAS
9 7 (0.81%) CMS
10 6 (0.69%) Confluence
10 6 (0.69%) Drupal
11 5 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.58%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.58%) WordPress
12 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.46%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 193 (22.31%) MS Excel
2 80 (9.25%) MS Office
3 19 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.92%) MS Project
7 6 (0.69%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.23%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.12%) Simulink
10 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.35%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.39%) Office 365
3 8 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.46%) IaaS
4 4 (0.46%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.32%) TCP/IP
2 49 (5.66%) DNS
3 47 (5.43%) HTTP
4 41 (4.74%) Internet
5 38 (4.39%) SAN
6 37 (4.28%) LDAP
7 34 (3.93%) DHCP
8 14 (1.62%) Kerberos
8 14 (1.62%) SMTP
9 12 (1.39%) Firewall
9 12 (1.39%) IPsec
9 12 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
9 12 (1.39%) SSL
9 12 (1.39%) VPN
10 11 (1.27%) BGP
10 11 (1.27%) IPv6
11 10 (1.16%) NetScaler
12 8 (0.92%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.81%) LAN
14 5 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (40.12%) SQL Server
2 83 (9.60%) Relational Database
3 73 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 68 (7.86%) Oracle Database
5 67 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 57 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (4.86%) DB2
7 42 (4.86%) MS Access
8 38 (4.39%) RDBMS
9 33 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (3.58%) BusinessObjects
11 25 (2.89%) Oracle Reports
12 22 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 21 (2.43%) QlikView
13 21 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (1.50%) Oracle OWB
16 11 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 95 (10.98%) Visual Studio
2 41 (4.74%) Subversion
3 40 (4.62%) HP UFT
4 33 (3.82%) LoadRunner
4 33 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (3.58%) Jenkins
6 30 (3.47%) JIRA
7 29 (3.35%) MSI
8 24 (2.77%) JUnit
8 24 (2.77%) Maven
8 24 (2.77%) Oracle Forms
9 18 (2.08%) ClearQuest
10 17 (1.97%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.97%) Selenium
11 16 (1.85%) Toad
12 13 (1.50%) Ant
12 13 (1.50%) Artifactory
12 13 (1.50%) Git (software)
13 10 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (1.04%) JMeter
General
1 197 (22.77%) Finance
2 67 (7.75%) Banking
3 39 (4.51%) Front Office
4 25 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.66%) Marketing
6 20 (2.31%) Retail
7 16 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.50%) Law
9 9 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.81%) Advertising
10 7 (0.81%) Back Office
10 7 (0.81%) Legal
11 6 (0.69%) German Language
12 5 (0.58%) Publishing
13 4 (0.46%) Military
14 3 (0.35%) Games
14 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.23%) Automotive
15 2 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 381 (44.05%) Developer
2 148 (17.11%) .NET Developer
3 125 (14.45%) Analyst
4 70 (8.09%) SQL Developer
5 69 (7.98%) C# Developer
6 64 (7.40%) VB Developer
7 50 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 43 (4.97%) VB.NET Developer
9 39 (4.51%) ASP Developer
10 37 (4.28%) Applications Support
11 33 (3.82%) Architect
12 32 (3.70%) VB6 Developer
13 31 (3.58%) Applications Developer
14 28 (3.24%) VBA Developer
15 26 (3.01%) Consultant
16 25 (2.89%) Test Analyst
17 24 (2.77%) ASP.NET Developer
17 24 (2.77%) Support Engineer
18 23 (2.66%) Oracle Developer
18 23 (2.66%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (41.62%) .NET
2 168 (19.42%) HTML
3 159 (18.38%) ASP.NET
4 145 (16.76%) XML
5 130 (15.03%) CSS
6 92 (10.64%) jQuery
7 76 (8.79%) Web Services
8 74 (8.55%) .NET Framework
9 61 (7.05%) Classic ASP
10 58 (6.71%) HTML5
11 38 (4.39%) WinForms
12 36 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (4.05%) AngularJS
14 34 (3.93%) CSS3
15 32 (3.70%) DCOM
16 28 (3.24%) JSP
16 28 (3.24%) WCF
17 26 (3.01%) J2EE
18 25 (2.89%) SOAP
19 24 (2.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.55%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.82%) Fixed Income
5 27 (3.12%) Derivative
6 21 (2.43%) Equities
7 16 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.73%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.27%) Clustering
11 11 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
11 11 (1.27%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.04%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.04%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (0.81%) Statistics
14 7 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 280 (32.37%) Windows
2 119 (13.76%) Linux
3 115 (13.29%) Windows Server
4 110 (12.72%) Unix
5 51 (5.90%) Windows 7
6 49 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (2.20%) zOS
11 12 (1.39%) Solaris
12 11 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.16%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.04%) AIX
15 7 (0.81%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.35%) Android
18 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (10.75%) ITIL
3 77 (8.90%) Web Development
4 63 (7.28%) MVC
5 57 (6.59%) SDLC
6 49 (5.66%) Migration
7 48 (5.55%) Workflow
8 46 (5.32%) Mentoring
8 46 (5.32%) Project Management
9 45 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (4.86%) Data Management
11 41 (4.74%) Configuration Management
12 37 (4.28%) OO
12 37 (4.28%) Waterfall
13 36 (4.16%) Incident Management
13 36 (4.16%) Scrum
14 35 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (4.05%) Software Engineering
15 33 (3.82%) Software Testing
16 32 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 500 (57.80%) SQL
2 325 (37.57%) C#
3 201 (23.24%) PowerShell
4 176 (20.35%) JavaScript
5 175 (20.23%) Java
6 166 (19.19%) VB6
7 147 (16.99%) VBScript
8 138 (15.95%) VB.NET
9 136 (15.72%) VBA
10 127 (14.68%) T-SQL
11 100 (11.56%) C++
12 89 (10.29%) Perl
13 84 (9.71%) PL/SQL
14 68 (7.86%) Shell Script
15 60 (6.94%) C
16 44 (5.09%) PHP
16 44 (5.09%) Python
17 19 (2.20%) FQL
18 10 (1.16%) VC++
19 8 (0.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 153 (17.69%) Security Cleared
2 109 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 70 (8.09%) Degree
4 47 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (3.35%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.77%) DV Cleared
7 23 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (2.43%) AAT
9 17 (1.97%) CISSP
10 16 (1.85%) CISM
10 16 (1.85%) MCSE
11 13 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.39%) MCSA
13 11 (1.27%) CCNA
13 11 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (1.16%) CISA
14 10 (1.16%) MCSD
15 9 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.05%) SLA
2 32 (3.70%) QA
3 11 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (12.83%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 36 (4.16%) XenApp
4 31 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (3.58%) XenDesktop
5 30 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.54%) XenServer
7 11 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.92%) Firmware
8 8 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.58%) vSphere
10 4 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.12%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 74 (8.55%) SCCM
2 62 (7.17%) Tivoli
3 42 (4.86%) HP SiteScope
4 39 (4.51%) MOM
5 36 (4.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 29 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.62%) SCOM
8 12 (1.39%) Control-M
9 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.92%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.81%) Netcool
11 7 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.69%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
14 3 (0.35%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.35%) IBM BigFix
14 3 (0.35%) Perfmon
14 3 (0.35%) SCSM
14 3 (0.35%) Unicenter
14 3 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 272 (31.45%) Microsoft
2 234 (27.05%) Oracle
3 91 (10.52%) HP
4 61 (7.05%) VMware
5 59 (6.82%) ServiceNow
6 48 (5.55%) CA
6 48 (5.55%) Citrix
7 42 (4.86%) IBM
8 41 (4.74%) BMC
9 34 (3.93%) SAP
10 25 (2.89%) Cisco
11 22 (2.54%) AppSense
12 21 (2.43%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
15 8 (0.92%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.92%) Sybase
16 7 (0.81%) Cognos
16 7 (0.81%) DevExpress
16 7 (0.81%) Siebel
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