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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 276 243 180
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -63
Contract jobs citing VB 358 421 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.91% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 2.41% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 267 260
Average daily rate £350 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £559 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 42
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.32 £21.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £40.25 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
18269 17447 16616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.71% 37.85% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12545 11749 10607
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 400 451
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £19.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -41 131 £386 +2.80% 44
South East -29 64 £340 +4.61% 29
West Midlands +4 36 £375 +36.36% 13
Yorkshire -3 31 £342 -5.65% 10
North West -7 27 £338 +12.50% 22
East Midlands +8 22 £275 -18.51% 24
North East -13 19 £350 +16.66% 2
South West -38 17 £400 +6.66% 15
East of England -13 8 £410 -3.52% 7
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 401 (51.28%) .NET
2 341 (43.61%) C#
3 331 (42.33%) SQL
4 316 (40.41%) SQL Server
5 215 (27.49%) Microsoft
6 201 (25.70%) Windows
7 191 (24.42%) JavaScript
8 188 (24.04%) Finance
9 173 (22.12%) HTML
10 171 (21.87%) MS Excel
11 168 (21.48%) VB.NET
12 166 (21.23%) Oracle
13 162 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
14 148 (18.93%) VBA
15 147 (18.80%) PowerShell
16 139 (17.77%) ASP.NET
17 138 (17.65%) VB6
18 136 (17.39%) Java
19 129 (16.50%) VBScript
20 112 (14.32%) CSS
21 99 (12.66%) XML
22 95 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
23 94 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
24 91 (11.64%) Security Cleared
25 89 (11.38%) SharePoint
26 87 (11.13%) Banking
27 83 (10.61%) Unix
28 82 (10.49%) Linux
29 79 (10.10%) Visual Studio
29 79 (10.10%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 89 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 73 (9.34%) IIS
3 21 (2.69%) CMS
4 17 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (2.05%) Apache
5 16 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.15%) JBoss
10 8 (1.02%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.77%) Confluence
11 6 (0.77%) DNN
11 6 (0.77%) Drupal
11 6 (0.77%) SAS
12 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.64%) WordPress
13 4 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 171 (21.87%) MS Excel
2 54 (6.91%) MS Office
3 32 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.28%) MS Project
6 9 (1.15%) Photoshop
7 8 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.51%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.51%) SPSS
10 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.26%) GIMP
11 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.64%) HFM
3 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) BPCS
4 2 (0.26%) Brady Trinity
4 2 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.26%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.26%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.13%) AWD
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.02%) GitHub
3 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.77%) Office 365
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.26%) IaaS
4 2 (0.26%) MailChimp
4 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.58%) HTTP
2 27 (3.45%) Internet
3 25 (3.20%) FTP
4 24 (3.07%) DNS
5 23 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 18 (2.30%) Firewall
7 17 (2.17%) 3G
7 17 (2.17%) 4G
7 17 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (2.05%) SSH
9 13 (1.66%) SMTP
10 10 (1.28%) DHCP
11 9 (1.15%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.77%) LDAP
12 6 (0.77%) SAN
12 6 (0.77%) WAN
13 5 (0.64%) Intranet
13 5 (0.64%) LAN
13 5 (0.64%) SNMP
14 4 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (40.41%) SQL Server
2 94 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (6.78%) MS Access
6 44 (5.63%) Oracle Database
7 41 (5.24%) Relational Database
8 39 (4.99%) Oracle Reports
8 39 (4.99%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (3.07%) Crystal Reports
10 22 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (1.79%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (1.66%) DTS
15 13 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (1.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (10.10%) Visual Studio
2 59 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (6.14%) HP UFT
4 39 (4.99%) Git (software)
5 33 (4.22%) Subversion
6 29 (3.71%) Selenium
7 18 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
8 13 (1.66%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.66%) LoadRunner
9 12 (1.53%) JIRA
10 11 (1.41%) GitLab
11 10 (1.28%) MSI
11 10 (1.28%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (1.02%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.90%) NUnit
14 7 (0.90%) PHPUnit
14 7 (0.90%) Toad
15 6 (0.77%) CruiseControl
General
1 188 (24.04%) Finance
2 87 (11.13%) Banking
3 31 (3.96%) Front Office
3 31 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.07%) Retail
5 22 (2.81%) Back Office
6 21 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.02%) Billing
8 8 (1.02%) Games
9 7 (0.90%) Legal
10 6 (0.77%) Military
11 5 (0.64%) Automotive
11 5 (0.64%) Marketing
12 3 (0.38%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Electronics
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) International Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Law
12 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 384 (49.10%) Developer
2 168 (21.48%) Analyst
3 148 (18.93%) .NET Developer
4 92 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 68 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 67 (8.57%) VB Developer
6 67 (8.57%) VB.NET Developer
7 65 (8.31%) SQL Developer
8 46 (5.88%) Applications Support
9 42 (5.37%) Support Analyst
10 38 (4.86%) Consultant
11 35 (4.48%) Test Analyst
12 32 (4.09%) VB6 Developer
13 29 (3.71%) WinForms Developer
14 28 (3.58%) Applications Support Analyst
15 27 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
15 27 (3.45%) Tester
16 25 (3.20%) Java Developer
17 24 (3.07%) C# VB.NET Developer
17 24 (3.07%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (51.28%) .NET
2 173 (22.12%) HTML
3 139 (17.77%) ASP.NET
4 112 (14.32%) CSS
5 99 (12.66%) XML
6 79 (10.10%) .NET Framework
7 70 (8.95%) Web Services
8 69 (8.82%) jQuery
8 69 (8.82%) WinForms
9 68 (8.70%) HTML5
10 29 (3.71%) CAML
11 24 (3.07%) SOAP
11 24 (3.07%) WPF
12 22 (2.81%) Classic ASP
13 17 (2.17%) CSS3
13 17 (2.17%) RSS
13 17 (2.17%) WCF
14 15 (1.92%) Entity Framework
14 15 (1.92%) REST
15 14 (1.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 20 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.30%) N-Tier
4 18 (2.30%) Social Media
5 16 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.79%) Derivative
6 14 (1.79%) Visualisation
7 13 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.66%) Mathematics
8 11 (1.41%) User Experience
9 10 (1.28%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.15%) NHS
11 8 (1.02%) Data Extraction
11 8 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.90%) CMDB
12 7 (0.90%) iSeries
13 6 (0.77%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 201 (25.70%) Windows
2 83 (10.61%) Unix
3 82 (10.49%) Linux
4 57 (7.29%) Windows Server
5 33 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.43%) Mac OS X
9 17 (2.17%) Mac OS
10 14 (1.79%) Solaris
11 13 (1.66%) zOS
12 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.77%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.51%) AIX
15 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (7.80%) Migration
3 51 (6.52%) ITIL
4 48 (6.14%) SDLC
5 43 (5.50%) Change Management
5 43 (5.50%) Data Management
5 43 (5.50%) Project Management
6 41 (5.24%) MVC
6 41 (5.24%) TDD
6 41 (5.24%) Test Scripting
7 39 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (4.99%) Software Engineering
7 39 (4.99%) Test Automation
8 36 (4.60%) CRM
9 35 (4.48%) Scrum
10 34 (4.35%) Web Design
11 32 (4.09%) Change Control
12 29 (3.71%) Analytics
13 25 (3.20%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (3.07%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 341 (43.61%) C#
2 331 (42.33%) SQL
3 191 (24.42%) JavaScript
4 168 (21.48%) VB.NET
5 148 (18.93%) VBA
6 147 (18.80%) PowerShell
7 138 (17.65%) VB6
8 136 (17.39%) Java
9 129 (16.50%) VBScript
10 78 (9.97%) C++
11 57 (7.29%) T-SQL
12 46 (5.88%) PHP
13 31 (3.96%) C
14 29 (3.71%) FQL
15 26 (3.32%) ActionScript
16 24 (3.07%) Shell Script
17 22 (2.81%) Python
18 19 (2.43%) Perl
18 19 (2.43%) PL/SQL
19 17 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (11.64%) Security Cleared
2 64 (8.18%) Degree
3 56 (7.16%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.58%) ISEB
5 27 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 26 (3.32%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.15%) MCP
11 8 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.90%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.64%) HND
13 5 (0.64%) MCSA
13 5 (0.64%) MCSE
13 5 (0.64%) PMP
14 4 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.38%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.71%) QA
2 16 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.28%) SLA
5 8 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.77%) TickIT
7 3 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.38%) EMIR
7 3 (0.38%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.26%) Basel II
8 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 72 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.69%) vSphere
2 21 (2.69%) XenApp
3 20 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.15%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.77%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.77%) Firmware
7 6 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.38%) Snort
10 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.26%) NFS
10 2 (0.26%) Samba
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (5.24%) SCCM
2 20 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.28%) Puppet
4 7 (0.90%) Nagios
4 7 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.90%) WSUS
5 6 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.77%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.64%) nmon
6 5 (0.64%) SCOM
7 4 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.51%) Cacti
7 4 (0.51%) Control-M
7 4 (0.51%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.38%) Foglight
8 3 (0.38%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 215 (27.49%) Microsoft
2 166 (21.23%) Oracle
3 61 (7.80%) HP
4 35 (4.48%) Citrix
5 32 (4.09%) VMware
6 26 (3.32%) SAP
7 25 (3.20%) IBM
8 12 (1.53%) Sybase
9 11 (1.41%) Cognos
9 11 (1.41%) NetApp
9 11 (1.41%) Wyse
10 10 (1.28%) CA
10 10 (1.28%) Cisco
11 8 (1.02%) McAfee
12 7 (0.90%) EMC
12 7 (0.90%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.77%) Infor
13 6 (0.77%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.64%) Hyperion
14 5 (0.64%) Sitecore
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Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Midlands
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City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
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London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Hampshire
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Ilford
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Yeovil
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