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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 327 310 245
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -65
Contract jobs citing VB 296 359 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 1.83% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 228 301
Median daily rate £351 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.76% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £31.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £17.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £37.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £31.20
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -3.84%
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
18626 19629 19324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.62% 38.97% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12888 13512 13356
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 499 396
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.12 £16.25 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +20 119 £375 +3.44% 18
North East +10 57 £375 -14.28% 2
South East -31 40 £325 -7.14% 18
North West -7 27 £300 - 13
Yorkshire +15 18 £338 -8.47% 6
East of England +1 10 £331 -24.28% 8
East Midlands -3 10 £363 +23.93% 9
South West -19 8 £350 -12.50% 6
West Midlands -32 7 £350 -6.66% 7
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 378 (58.42%) SQL
2 244 (37.71%) Microsoft
3 241 (37.25%) Windows
4 233 (36.01%) .NET
5 230 (35.55%) SQL Server
6 205 (31.68%) C#
7 152 (23.49%) MS Excel
8 135 (20.87%) Oracle
9 120 (18.55%) Java
10 118 (18.24%) T-SQL
10 118 (18.24%) Security Cleared
11 117 (18.08%) VB6
12 111 (17.16%) PowerShell
13 109 (16.85%) JavaScript
14 102 (15.77%) Windows Server
15 101 (15.61%) Finance
16 99 (15.30%) XML
17 94 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
18 89 (13.76%) VBScript
19 88 (13.60%) ASP.NET
20 86 (13.29%) VBA
20 86 (13.29%) SC Cleared
21 85 (13.14%) HTML
22 83 (12.83%) Active Directory
23 81 (12.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 79 (12.21%) VB.NET
24 79 (12.21%) C
25 77 (11.90%) Unix
26 76 (11.75%) .NET Framework
27 74 (11.44%) Linux

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 71 (10.97%) IIS
2 41 (6.34%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.71%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (3.55%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.47%) Apache
5 16 (2.47%) MS Exchange
6 14 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.08%) CMS
11 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.77%) JBoss
13 4 (0.62%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.62%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.62%) SAS
13 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 152 (23.49%) MS Excel
2 47 (7.26%) MS Office
3 20 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.70%) MS Project
7 6 (0.93%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.62%) Sprinklr
4 3 (0.46%) HFM
4 3 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.31%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.31%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.15%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) Relativity
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.71%) Office 365
2 22 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.62%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.31%) IaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Yammer
6 1 (0.15%) G Suite
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.05%) TCP/IP
2 49 (7.57%) DNS
3 37 (5.72%) DHCP
4 25 (3.86%) Internet
5 23 (3.55%) SAN
6 17 (2.63%) HTTP
7 16 (2.47%) LDAP
8 14 (2.16%) Firewall
9 12 (1.85%) LAN
9 12 (1.85%) Skype
9 12 (1.85%) SMTP
10 11 (1.70%) Kerberos
10 11 (1.70%) WAN
11 9 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.24%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.77%) NAS
13 5 (0.77%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.62%) SSL
15 3 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (35.55%) SQL Server
2 81 (12.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (9.12%) MS Access
5 52 (8.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (6.80%) Relational Database
7 37 (5.72%) Oracle Database
8 27 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (4.17%) DB2
9 23 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (3.09%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (2.63%) MySQL
12 17 (2.63%) RDBMS
13 15 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (2.01%) Big Data
15 12 (1.85%) QlikView
15 12 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 65 (10.05%) Visual Studio
2 37 (5.72%) MSI
3 33 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (4.33%) Subversion
5 26 (4.02%) HP UFT
6 23 (3.55%) Selenium
7 19 (2.94%) NUnit
8 16 (2.47%) JIRA
9 13 (2.01%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.55%) Maven
10 10 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (1.55%) TestComplete
11 9 (1.39%) WiX
12 8 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (1.08%) ClearCase
13 7 (1.08%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.77%) ClearQuest
14 5 (0.77%) Rational Robot
14 5 (0.77%) Toad
14 5 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 101 (15.61%) Finance
2 41 (6.34%) Banking
3 20 (3.09%) Front Office
4 17 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.70%) Advertising
7 10 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.55%) Marketing
8 9 (1.39%) Back Office
9 8 (1.24%) Retail
10 7 (1.08%) Publishing
11 6 (0.93%) Electronics
12 4 (0.62%) Legal
13 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 2 (0.31%) Billing
14 2 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Law
14 2 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 288 (44.51%) Developer
2 107 (16.54%) Analyst
3 104 (16.07%) .NET Developer
4 68 (10.51%) C# Developer
5 58 (8.96%) SQL Developer
6 50 (7.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 37 (5.72%) VB Developer
8 27 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
9 26 (4.02%) VB6 Developer
10 23 (3.55%) Administrator
11 22 (3.40%) Consultant
11 22 (3.40%) Software Developer
12 20 (3.09%) Applications Support
12 20 (3.09%) VBA Developer
13 19 (2.94%) Applications Developer
13 19 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (2.78%) Business Analyst
14 18 (2.78%) Senior Developer
14 18 (2.78%) Support Engineer
15 16 (2.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (36.01%) .NET
2 99 (15.30%) XML
3 88 (13.60%) ASP.NET
4 85 (13.14%) HTML
5 76 (11.75%) .NET Framework
6 57 (8.81%) Web Services
7 54 (8.35%) jQuery
8 40 (6.18%) CSS
9 39 (6.03%) WinForms
10 34 (5.26%) Entity Framework
11 25 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (3.86%) Classic ASP
12 22 (3.40%) JSON
12 22 (3.40%) SOAP
13 21 (3.25%) HTML5
14 20 (3.09%) ADO
14 20 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 19 (2.94%) WCF
16 18 (2.78%) XSL
17 15 (2.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.48%) Client/Server
4 21 (3.25%) Mainframe
5 17 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.16%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.39%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.39%) NHS
10 8 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.08%) Derivative
12 6 (0.93%) Clustering
12 6 (0.93%) Equities
13 5 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.77%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 241 (37.25%) Windows
2 102 (15.77%) Windows Server
3 77 (11.90%) Unix
4 74 (11.44%) Linux
5 37 (5.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (4.95%) Windows 10
8 31 (4.79%) Windows 7
9 23 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.63%) Solaris
11 14 (2.16%) Android
12 13 (2.01%) zOS
13 12 (1.85%) AIX
14 11 (1.70%) MVS
15 10 (1.55%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.93%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
19 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (11.13%) ITIL
3 60 (9.27%) Migration
4 58 (8.96%) MVC
5 54 (8.35%) SDLC
6 46 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (5.72%) Web Development
8 30 (4.64%) Project Management
8 30 (4.64%) Release Management
8 30 (4.64%) Software Engineering
8 30 (4.64%) Waterfall
9 27 (4.17%) UML
10 26 (4.02%) Business Analysis
10 26 (4.02%) ETL
10 26 (4.02%) Unit Testing
11 25 (3.86%) Server Monitoring
11 25 (3.86%) TDD
12 23 (3.55%) Configuration Management
12 23 (3.55%) Data Analysis
12 23 (3.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 378 (58.42%) SQL
2 205 (31.68%) C#
3 120 (18.55%) Java
4 118 (18.24%) T-SQL
5 117 (18.08%) VB6
6 111 (17.16%) PowerShell
7 109 (16.85%) JavaScript
8 89 (13.76%) VBScript
9 86 (13.29%) VBA
10 79 (12.21%) C
10 79 (12.21%) VB.NET
11 73 (11.28%) Perl
12 63 (9.74%) C++
13 61 (9.43%) Shell Script
14 30 (4.64%) PL/SQL
15 20 (3.09%) Python
16 16 (2.47%) VC++
17 14 (2.16%) COBOL
17 14 (2.16%) PHP
18 10 (1.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 118 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 86 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 34 (5.26%) Degree
5 17 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.85%) CISM
6 12 (1.85%) CISSP
7 11 (1.70%) AAT
8 8 (1.24%) CEH
8 8 (1.24%) GCIA
8 8 (1.24%) GCIH
8 8 (1.24%) GIAC
8 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.93%) HND
9 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.62%) CCNA
10 4 (0.62%) CISA
10 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.86%) QA
2 21 (3.25%) SLA
3 15 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) DICOM
5 2 (0.31%) FINREP
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) BS7799
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 83 (12.83%) Active Directory
2 46 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (2.78%) XenDesktop
5 17 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.47%) XenApp
7 14 (2.16%) XenServer
8 11 (1.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (0.93%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.93%) vSphere
10 5 (0.77%) Firmware
11 4 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.31%) VMware GSX
14 1 (0.15%) Docker
14 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (8.66%) Tivoli
2 52 (8.04%) SCCM
3 36 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
4 30 (4.64%) WSUS
5 25 (3.86%) MOM
6 19 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (2.01%) AirWatch
8 12 (1.85%) Control-M
8 12 (1.85%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.77%) SCOM
12 4 (0.62%) Sysprep
13 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
14 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.31%) OpenView
14 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 244 (37.71%) Microsoft
2 135 (20.87%) Oracle
3 62 (9.58%) HP
4 61 (9.43%) VMware
5 34 (5.26%) SAP
6 33 (5.10%) CA
6 33 (5.10%) Citrix
7 28 (4.33%) BMC
8 22 (3.40%) Cisco
9 20 (3.09%) ServiceNow
10 19 (2.94%) IBM
11 15 (2.32%) AppSense
12 11 (1.70%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.70%) Remedy
12 11 (1.70%) Symantec
13 10 (1.55%) MobileIron
14 9 (1.39%) Cognos
14 9 (1.39%) Rackspace
14 9 (1.39%) Tableau
15 8 (1.24%) DevExpress
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £62 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago