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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 238 151 166
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +15
Contract jobs citing VB 458 630 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 1.35% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 3.53% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 318 273
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 26
Average hourly rate £31.20 £31.56 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £15.96 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.90%
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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
18849 17849 16993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.02% 38.12% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13036 11536 10558
Average daily rate £400 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 519 695
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -24 190 £413 +5.09% 37
South East -45 97 £300 -7.69% 30
South West +4 48 £325 +4.00% 16
West Midlands -30 29 £339 +16.81% 17
East of England -26 25 £375 +16.27% 13
Yorkshire -58 23 £400 +25.00% 8
North West -35 21 £325 +23.33% 14
East Midlands -2 16 £350 +36.58% 13
North East -28 8 £352 - 2
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 480 (49.13%) SQL
2 381 (39.00%) .NET
3 333 (34.08%) Windows
4 311 (31.83%) SQL Server
5 297 (30.40%) Microsoft
6 288 (29.48%) C#
7 252 (25.79%) Oracle
8 212 (21.70%) VBScript
9 190 (19.45%) VB6
10 177 (18.12%) Finance
11 174 (17.81%) MS Excel
12 161 (16.48%) PowerShell
13 156 (15.97%) ASP.NET
14 142 (14.53%) Active Directory
15 134 (13.72%) JavaScript
16 129 (13.20%) Java
17 127 (13.00%) VBA
18 124 (12.69%) HTML
19 121 (12.38%) Security Cleared
19 121 (12.38%) Windows 7
20 116 (11.87%) VB.NET
21 105 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
22 102 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
23 88 (9.01%) XML
23 88 (9.01%) Linux
23 88 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
24 87 (8.90%) SC Cleared
25 84 (8.60%) UNIX
25 84 (8.60%) C
26 82 (8.39%) HP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.29%) IIS
2 41 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.46%) MS Exchange
4 17 (1.74%) SAS
5 16 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.54%) Tuxedo
7 14 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.43%) Confluence
8 11 (1.13%) Apache
8 11 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.92%) CMS
11 8 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
11 8 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.61%) Lync
Applications
1 174 (17.81%) MS Excel
2 59 (6.04%) MS Office
3 22 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.82%) MS Project
7 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
8 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (1.02%) CODA-Financials
2 8 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.41%) Summit
4 4 (0.41%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.31%) Siebel Analytics
5 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) Staffware
6 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.20%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.10%) Algo Collateral
7 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.58%) DNS
2 28 (2.87%) SAN
3 27 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 26 (2.66%) DHCP
5 23 (2.35%) Firewall
6 18 (1.84%) Intranet
6 18 (1.84%) FTP
7 11 (1.13%) LDAP
7 11 (1.13%) Internet
8 10 (1.02%) ATM
9 9 (0.92%) SSL
9 9 (0.92%) Network Security
10 8 (0.82%) BIG-IP
10 8 (0.82%) WAN
11 7 (0.72%) VLAN
11 7 (0.72%) LAN
11 7 (0.72%) HTTP
11 7 (0.72%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.61%) VPN
13 5 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (31.83%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (6.86%) Oracle Database
4 54 (5.53%) MS Access
5 53 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (5.12%) Oracle Reports
7 42 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 35 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (2.76%) Relational Database
10 26 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 20 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (1.64%) QlikView
14 15 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (1.33%) Data Mining
16 13 (1.33%) DTS
16 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (6.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 48 (4.91%) Visual Studio
3 46 (4.71%) MSI
4 32 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.05%) Selenium
6 16 (1.64%) Wise Package Studio
7 15 (1.54%) JIRA
7 15 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 14 (1.43%) Git (software)
9 12 (1.23%) JUnit
10 11 (1.13%) WebDriver
10 11 (1.13%) StarTeam
11 10 (1.02%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.92%) JMeter
12 9 (0.92%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.92%) GDB
13 7 (0.72%) FinalBuilder
13 7 (0.72%) Mockito
13 7 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.72%) AdminStudio
General
1 177 (18.12%) Finance
2 82 (8.39%) Banking
3 40 (4.09%) Front Office
4 37 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 35 (3.58%) Retail
6 32 (3.28%) Back Office
7 23 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.05%) Marketing
8 20 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.74%) Law
10 16 (1.64%) Legal
11 10 (1.02%) Automotive
12 8 (0.82%) German Language
13 5 (0.51%) Russian Language
13 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Avionics
15 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 358 (36.64%) Developer
2 206 (21.08%) Analyst
3 82 (8.39%) .NET Developer
4 55 (5.63%) VB Developer
5 47 (4.81%) Data Analyst
6 40 (4.09%) Applications Support
7 38 (3.89%) SQL Developer
7 38 (3.89%) VB6 Developer
8 33 (3.38%) Programmer
9 32 (3.28%) Support Analyst
10 30 (3.07%) Senior Developer
11 26 (2.66%) Applications Packager
11 26 (2.66%) C# Developer
12 25 (2.56%) Administrator
12 25 (2.56%) Architect
13 24 (2.46%) Software Developer
14 22 (2.25%) Test Manager
14 22 (2.25%) Business Analyst
14 22 (2.25%) Excel Developer
15 20 (2.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (39.00%) .NET
2 156 (15.97%) ASP.NET
3 124 (12.69%) HTML
4 88 (9.01%) XML
5 70 (7.16%) Web Services
6 66 (6.76%) CSS
7 54 (5.53%) WCF
8 47 (4.81%) jQuery
9 39 (3.99%) .NET Framework
9 39 (3.99%) Application Packaging
10 37 (3.79%) JSP
11 34 (3.48%) Middleware
12 28 (2.87%) HTML5
13 23 (2.35%) ActiveX
14 22 (2.25%) XSLT
14 22 (2.25%) WPF
15 19 (1.94%) WinForms
15 19 (1.94%) Classic ASP
16 17 (1.74%) CSS3
17 16 (1.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.46%) Open Source
4 22 (2.25%) Clustering
5 20 (2.05%) N-Tier
6 17 (1.74%) NHS
7 14 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.23%) Derivative
9 10 (1.02%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 9 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.82%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.82%) Replication
11 8 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.72%) Statistics
13 6 (0.61%) Equities
13 6 (0.61%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.61%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 333 (34.08%) Windows
2 121 (12.38%) Windows 7
3 105 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 88 (9.01%) Linux
6 84 (8.60%) UNIX
7 81 (8.29%) Windows XP
8 27 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.74%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.33%) Solaris
12 10 (1.02%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.92%) Windows NT
14 8 (0.82%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.61%) AIX
16 4 (0.41%) SUSE
17 3 (0.31%) HPUX
18 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.20%) Android
18 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (7.06%) ITIL
3 64 (6.55%) OO
4 63 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (5.63%) Project Management
6 50 (5.12%) Migration
7 49 (5.02%) CRM
8 47 (4.81%) Test Automation
9 43 (4.40%) Test Scripting
10 39 (3.99%) Software Engineering
11 35 (3.58%) Service Delivery
12 34 (3.48%) Data Analysis
13 32 (3.28%) MVC
13 32 (3.28%) Change Management
14 31 (3.17%) Configuration Management
14 31 (3.17%) ETL
14 31 (3.17%) TDD
14 31 (3.17%) Analytics
15 30 (3.07%) Knowledge Management
16 28 (2.87%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 480 (49.13%) SQL
2 288 (29.48%) C#
3 212 (21.70%) VBScript
4 190 (19.45%) VB6
5 161 (16.48%) PowerShell
6 134 (13.72%) JavaScript
7 129 (13.20%) Java
8 127 (13.00%) VBA
9 116 (11.87%) VB.NET
10 84 (8.60%) C
11 77 (7.88%) PL/SQL
12 54 (5.53%) Shell Script
13 53 (5.42%) C++
14 50 (5.12%) T-SQL
15 38 (3.89%) Python
16 32 (3.28%) Perl
17 27 (2.76%) PHP
18 14 (1.43%) Bash Shell
19 11 (1.13%) Scala
20 10 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 121 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 87 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 48 (4.91%) Degree
4 46 (4.71%) ISTQB
5 36 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (2.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 28 (2.87%) ISEB
8 27 (2.76%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.64%) MCSE
10 12 (1.23%) MCITP
11 11 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.92%) MCP
14 8 (0.82%) HNC
14 8 (0.82%) HND
14 8 (0.82%) Siebel Certification
15 7 (0.72%) CCNA
15 7 (0.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.09%) QA
2 10 (1.02%) SLA
3 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.20%) FATCA
5 2 (0.20%) WAI
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) DO-160
6 1 (0.10%) HL7
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 142 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 48 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 29 (2.97%) XenApp
6 28 (2.87%) VMware ESX
7 23 (2.35%) vSphere
8 13 (1.33%) NFS
9 8 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.41%) vCloud
12 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.31%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.31%) Nmap
14 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 73 (7.47%) SCCM
2 29 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (2.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 22 (2.25%) SCOM
5 20 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (1.84%) Control-M
7 16 (1.64%) NetBackup
7 16 (1.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 15 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
9 14 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (1.43%) WMI
10 13 (1.33%) BladeLogic
11 11 (1.13%) BMC PATROL
11 11 (1.13%) Nagios
11 11 (1.13%) Tivoli
12 10 (1.02%) HP SIM
13 9 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.72%) Puppet
15 6 (0.61%) EdgeSight
16 5 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 297 (30.40%) Microsoft
2 252 (25.79%) Oracle
3 82 (8.39%) HP
4 80 (8.19%) VMware
5 59 (6.04%) Citrix
6 34 (3.48%) Red Hat
7 31 (3.17%) Sybase
7 31 (3.17%) Business Objects
8 29 (2.97%) SAP
9 24 (2.46%) IBM
10 19 (1.94%) Altiris
11 18 (1.84%) EMC
12 17 (1.74%) BMC
13 16 (1.64%) Siebel
14 15 (1.54%) TIBCO
15 13 (1.33%) Dell
15 13 (1.33%) NetApp
16 12 (1.23%) Cisco
16 12 (1.23%) AppSense
17 11 (1.13%) Remedy
Canterbury, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Firway Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £275 per annum Good - Dependant on Experience
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £395 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £345.00 - £395.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £345.00 - £395.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago