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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 229 171 143
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -28
Contract jobs citing VB 462 597 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 1.26% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.37% 3.25% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 335 296
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 34
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -13.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £13.65 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £38.43 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.87%
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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
19494 18375 17841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.64% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13322 12014 10941
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 518 612
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -51 182 £450 +20.00% 54
South East -20 89 £323 -0.76% 42
West Midlands -12 39 £339 +8.40% 19
North West -10 36 £315 -3.07% 32
East of England -25 30 £363 +10.68% 15
South West -25 24 £338 +22.72% 28
East Midlands -5 22 £350 +32.07% 9
North East -19 22 £333 - 1
Yorkshire -53 18 £300 -6.25% 14
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 473 (45.13%) SQL
2 418 (39.89%) .NET
3 361 (34.45%) Windows
4 338 (32.25%) C#
5 324 (30.92%) SQL Server
6 300 (28.63%) Microsoft
7 261 (24.90%) Oracle
8 241 (23.00%) VBScript
9 199 (18.99%) VB6
10 187 (17.84%) Finance
11 182 (17.37%) ASP.NET
12 171 (16.32%) MS Excel
12 171 (16.32%) PowerShell
13 154 (14.69%) JavaScript
14 149 (14.22%) VBA
15 146 (13.93%) HTML
16 141 (13.45%) Active Directory
17 135 (12.88%) Java
18 134 (12.79%) Security Cleared
19 128 (12.21%) HP
20 127 (12.12%) VB.NET
21 116 (11.07%) Windows 7
22 115 (10.97%) SC Cleared
23 100 (9.54%) Windows Server 2008
23 100 (9.54%) XML
24 99 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
25 94 (8.97%) Banking
25 94 (8.97%) UNIX
26 91 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
27 88 (8.40%) QuickTest Pro

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 84 (8.02%) IIS
2 47 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.62%) Apache
5 17 (1.62%) SAS
6 14 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.34%) Tuxedo
6 14 (1.34%) Confluence
6 14 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.86%) Documentum
10 9 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
11 8 (0.76%) CMS
12 7 (0.67%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 171 (16.32%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.34%) MS Office
3 22 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.48%) MS Project
7 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.19%) SPSS
8 2 (0.19%) GIMP
9 1 (0.095%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.095%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
3 5 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.38%) Staffware
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.38%) Summit
4 4 (0.38%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.38%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Maximo
7 1 (0.095%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.19%) Office 365
3 2 (0.19%) GitHub
3 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.10%) DNS
2 39 (3.72%) SAN
3 31 (2.96%) Firewall
4 30 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.19%) DHCP
6 20 (1.91%) FTP
7 19 (1.81%) Internet
8 18 (1.72%) Intranet
9 11 (1.05%) VPN
9 11 (1.05%) LDAP
10 10 (0.95%) SNMP
11 9 (0.86%) VLAN
11 9 (0.86%) iSCSI
11 9 (0.86%) FCoE
11 9 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (0.86%) NetScaler
11 9 (0.86%) Multicast
12 8 (0.76%) Network Security
12 8 (0.76%) BIG-IP
13 7 (0.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (30.92%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (6.11%) Oracle Database
5 58 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (5.34%) Oracle Reports
7 51 (4.87%) MS Access
8 45 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 38 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 25 (2.39%) Relational Database
13 22 (2.10%) DTS
14 20 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (1.53%) QlikView
18 15 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
19 13 (1.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (8.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 60 (5.73%) MSI
3 57 (5.44%) Visual Studio
4 32 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.48%) Wise Package Studio
6 24 (2.29%) Selenium
7 21 (2.00%) LoadRunner
8 19 (1.81%) Git (software)
9 16 (1.53%) JIRA
10 13 (1.24%) JUnit
10 13 (1.24%) WebDriver
11 12 (1.15%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.95%) NUnit
12 10 (0.95%) AdminStudio
13 9 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.86%) GDB
14 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.76%) JMeter
15 7 (0.67%) InstallShield
General
1 187 (17.84%) Finance
2 94 (8.97%) Banking
3 47 (4.48%) Front Office
4 41 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.05%) Retail
6 30 (2.86%) Back Office
7 21 (2.00%) Marketing
7 21 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.53%) Law
10 15 (1.43%) Legal
11 14 (1.34%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.48%) Automotive
13 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Electronics
14 3 (0.29%) Publishing
15 1 (0.095%) Games
15 1 (0.095%) Military
15 1 (0.095%) Advertising
15 1 (0.095%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 384 (36.64%) Developer
2 198 (18.89%) Analyst
3 95 (9.06%) .NET Developer
4 65 (6.20%) VB Developer
5 49 (4.68%) VB6 Developer
6 44 (4.20%) Data Analyst
7 41 (3.91%) Applications Support
8 38 (3.63%) C# Developer
9 37 (3.53%) Applications Packager
10 36 (3.44%) Tester
10 36 (3.44%) SQL Developer
11 34 (3.24%) Support Analyst
12 28 (2.67%) Test Manager
13 27 (2.58%) Programmer
14 26 (2.48%) Software Developer
14 26 (2.48%) Architect
15 24 (2.29%) Software Engineer
15 24 (2.29%) Administrator
15 24 (2.29%) Senior Developer
15 24 (2.29%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 418 (39.89%) .NET
2 182 (17.37%) ASP.NET
3 146 (13.93%) HTML
4 100 (9.54%) XML
5 71 (6.77%) CSS
6 66 (6.30%) Web Services
7 62 (5.92%) WCF
8 54 (5.15%) jQuery
9 52 (4.96%) JSP
10 48 (4.58%) .NET Framework
10 48 (4.58%) Application Packaging
11 41 (3.91%) Middleware
12 28 (2.67%) HTML5
13 24 (2.29%) WinForms
13 24 (2.29%) WPF
13 24 (2.29%) ActiveX
14 23 (2.19%) XSLT
14 23 (2.19%) WSH
15 22 (2.10%) Classic ASP
16 20 (1.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.39%) Computer Science
3 23 (2.19%) N-Tier
4 22 (2.10%) Clustering
5 17 (1.62%) Fixed Income
6 14 (1.34%) NHS
7 13 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.24%) Derivative
8 12 (1.15%) Hedge funds
9 10 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 10 (0.95%) Thin Client
9 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.86%) Replication
10 9 (0.86%) Open Source
11 8 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.67%) Statistics
12 7 (0.67%) Equities
13 6 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.57%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 361 (34.45%) Windows
2 116 (11.07%) Windows 7
3 100 (9.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 94 (8.97%) UNIX
6 85 (8.11%) Linux
7 82 (7.82%) Windows XP
8 24 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.34%) Solaris
9 14 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.86%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.76%) SUSE
13 7 (0.67%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.67%) HPUX
14 5 (0.48%) AIX
14 5 (0.48%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.095%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (7.92%) CRM
3 71 (6.77%) Migration
4 69 (6.58%) Project Management
5 68 (6.49%) ITIL
6 66 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (6.01%) OO
8 61 (5.82%) Test Scripting
9 59 (5.63%) Test Automation
10 46 (4.39%) Software Engineering
11 40 (3.82%) MVC
11 40 (3.82%) Knowledge Management
12 37 (3.53%) Functional Testing
13 34 (3.24%) Data Analysis
13 34 (3.24%) TDD
14 33 (3.15%) SOA
15 32 (3.05%) Performance Testing
16 31 (2.96%) Analytics
17 30 (2.86%) ETL
17 30 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 473 (45.13%) SQL
2 338 (32.25%) C#
3 241 (23.00%) VBScript
4 199 (18.99%) VB6
5 171 (16.32%) PowerShell
6 154 (14.69%) JavaScript
7 149 (14.22%) VBA
8 135 (12.88%) Java
9 127 (12.12%) VB.NET
10 75 (7.16%) C
11 70 (6.68%) PL/SQL
12 60 (5.73%) C++
13 55 (5.25%) T-SQL
13 55 (5.25%) Shell Script
14 40 (3.82%) Python
15 36 (3.44%) Perl
16 21 (2.00%) PHP
17 12 (1.15%) Ruby
18 11 (1.05%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 134 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 115 (10.97%) SC Cleared
3 81 (7.73%) ISTQB
4 55 (5.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 46 (4.39%) Degree
6 42 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (3.82%) ISEB
8 30 (2.86%) DV Cleared
9 21 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (1.72%) MCSE
11 14 (1.34%) MCITP
12 13 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
13 12 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (0.95%) MCP
15 8 (0.76%) HNC
15 8 (0.76%) HND
16 7 (0.67%) CCNA
17 6 (0.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.15%) QA
2 9 (0.86%) SLA
3 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) WAI
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.19%) FATCA
6 1 (0.095%) DO-160
6 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.095%) HL7
System Software
1 141 (13.45%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 45 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.05%) vSphere
5 31 (2.96%) VMware ESX
6 30 (2.86%) XenApp
7 18 (1.72%) NFS
8 11 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.86%) vCloud
10 8 (0.76%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.095%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.095%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (5.53%) SCCM
2 35 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (2.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 18 (1.72%) Control-M
5 17 (1.62%) SCOM
5 17 (1.62%) WMI
5 17 (1.62%) BladeLogic
6 16 (1.53%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.43%) NetBackup
8 14 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
9 13 (1.24%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 11 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (1.05%) Nagios
11 10 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
11 10 (0.95%) HP SIM
12 8 (0.76%) Puppet
12 8 (0.76%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.57%) EdgeSight
14 5 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 300 (28.63%) Microsoft
2 261 (24.90%) Oracle
3 128 (12.21%) HP
4 83 (7.92%) VMware
5 65 (6.20%) Citrix
6 35 (3.34%) SAP
7 33 (3.15%) Sybase
8 28 (2.67%) IBM
9 27 (2.58%) Business Objects
9 27 (2.58%) TIBCO
10 26 (2.48%) Red Hat
11 24 (2.29%) EMC
12 22 (2.10%) Altiris
13 21 (2.00%) Cisco
14 20 (1.91%) NetApp
15 14 (1.34%) BMC
16 13 (1.24%) CA
16 13 (1.24%) F5
17 12 (1.15%) Dell
18 11 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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