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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK / England
Rank 336 284 259
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -25
Contract jobs citing VB 255 368 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.51% 2.03% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 232 251
Median daily rate £365 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £14.80 £20.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.90 £37.85 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%

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
16942 18125 17854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.53% 38.63% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11749 12421 11896
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 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 458 390
Median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £18.70 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

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 21 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -17 115 £398 -0.50% 28
South East +10 63 £341 -1.08% 23
North East -20 14 £300 -14.28% 3
Yorkshire -10 12 £338 +3.84% 10
North West +10 11 £275 -21.42% 9
East Midlands -6 11 £350 +27.27% 9
West Midlands -21 10 £375 - 16
South West -13 3 £325 -18.75% 10
East of England -3 1 £300 -26.82% 4
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 302 (55.01%) SQL
2 266 (48.45%) .NET
3 235 (42.81%) C#
4 209 (38.07%) Windows
5 206 (37.52%) SQL Server
6 196 (35.70%) Microsoft
7 114 (20.77%) VB6
7 114 (20.77%) Security Cleared
8 105 (19.13%) MS Excel
9 101 (18.40%) Finance
10 99 (18.03%) Oracle
11 97 (17.67%) JavaScript
12 95 (17.30%) HTML
13 93 (16.94%) Java
14 86 (15.66%) VB.NET
15 84 (15.30%) PowerShell
16 79 (14.39%) Windows Server
17 78 (14.21%) T-SQL
18 76 (13.84%) SC Cleared
19 75 (13.66%) VBA
19 75 (13.66%) Migration
20 69 (12.57%) XML
21 68 (12.39%) ASP.NET
22 66 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
23 64 (11.66%) VBScript
23 64 (11.66%) Perl
24 62 (11.29%) .NET Framework
25 61 (11.11%) C
26 58 (10.56%) SharePoint
27 57 (10.38%) SQL Server 2008

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 58 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 53 (9.65%) IIS
3 34 (6.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 28 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 22 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.19%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.64%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.28%) Apache
11 6 (1.09%) CMS
11 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.09%) SAS
12 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.55%) Confluence
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.36%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 105 (19.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.46%) MS Office
3 9 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.91%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.91%) MS Project
6 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.18%) CATIA
7 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.73%) Sprinklr
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.55%) HFM
3 3 (0.55%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.10%) Office 365
2 30 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.28%) IaaS
4 5 (0.91%) PaaS
5 4 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.73%) SaaS
6 3 (0.55%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.36%) Mailgun
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.74%) DNS
3 18 (3.28%) DHCP
3 18 (3.28%) Internet
4 12 (2.19%) SAN
5 8 (1.46%) LDAP
5 8 (1.46%) Skype
6 7 (1.28%) HTTP
6 7 (1.28%) SMTP
7 6 (1.09%) Firewall
7 6 (1.09%) LAN
7 6 (1.09%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.09%) SSL
8 5 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (0.91%) NAS
8 5 (0.91%) WAN
9 3 (0.55%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.55%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.36%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (37.52%) SQL Server
2 57 (10.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (9.65%) MS Access
5 51 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (5.83%) Oracle Database
7 27 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (4.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 26 (4.74%) Relational Database
9 23 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (4.01%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (3.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 15 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (2.55%) QlikView
14 12 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (2.19%) MySQL
15 11 (2.00%) DB2
16 10 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (1.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (6.92%) Visual Studio
2 33 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.28%) Selenium
4 16 (2.91%) JIRA
5 14 (2.55%) Subversion
6 13 (2.37%) HP UFT
6 13 (2.37%) MSI
7 11 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.00%) NUnit
8 9 (1.64%) Moq
9 7 (1.28%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.28%) TestComplete
10 5 (0.91%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.91%) MSTest
10 5 (0.91%) NuGet
10 5 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.91%) Rational Robot
10 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 101 (18.40%) Finance
2 54 (9.84%) Banking
3 20 (3.64%) Front Office
4 19 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.64%) Publishing
7 8 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.28%) Back Office
8 7 (1.28%) Marketing
8 7 (1.28%) Retail
9 6 (1.09%) Advertising
9 6 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Games
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 277 (50.46%) Developer
2 106 (19.31%) .NET Developer
3 79 (14.39%) C# Developer
4 75 (13.66%) Analyst
5 64 (11.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 40 (7.29%) VB Developer
7 39 (7.10%) SQL Developer
8 33 (6.01%) SharePoint Developer
9 30 (5.46%) VB6 Developer
10 28 (5.10%) VB.NET Developer
11 20 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
11 20 (3.64%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.64%) Support Engineer
11 20 (3.64%) VBA Developer
12 18 (3.28%) Administrator
13 17 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 16 (2.91%) Applications Developer
14 16 (2.91%) Applications Support
14 16 (2.91%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (48.45%) .NET
2 95 (17.30%) HTML
3 69 (12.57%) XML
4 68 (12.39%) ASP.NET
5 62 (11.29%) .NET Framework
6 46 (8.38%) jQuery
7 42 (7.65%) Web Services
8 31 (5.65%) WinForms
9 28 (5.10%) CSS
10 24 (4.37%) Entity Framework
11 18 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (3.10%) WCF
13 15 (2.73%) XSD
14 14 (2.55%) ADO
14 14 (2.55%) SOAP
14 14 (2.55%) XSLT
15 13 (2.37%) XSL
16 12 (2.19%) WPF
17 11 (2.00%) Ajax
18 10 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.46%) Client/Server
3 17 (3.10%) Mainframe
3 17 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.37%) Equities
5 10 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.46%) NHS
8 5 (0.91%) Robotics
9 4 (0.73%) Clustering
9 4 (0.73%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.73%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.73%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.73%) Social Media
10 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.55%) Tandem
10 3 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 209 (38.07%) Windows
2 79 (14.39%) Windows Server
3 56 (10.20%) Unix
4 53 (9.65%) Linux
5 36 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 17 (3.10%) Windows 7
9 17 (3.10%) Windows XP
10 15 (2.73%) MVS
11 13 (2.37%) Solaris
12 11 (2.00%) AIX
12 11 (2.00%) zOS
13 9 (1.64%) Android
14 5 (0.91%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.73%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.36%) CentOS
16 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (13.66%) Migration
2 66 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (9.29%) ITIL
4 41 (7.47%) MVC
5 39 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (6.56%) SDLC
7 28 (5.10%) Change Management
8 26 (4.74%) Integration Testing
9 24 (4.37%) Project Management
9 24 (4.37%) Release Management
10 22 (4.01%) Server Monitoring
10 22 (4.01%) TDD
10 22 (4.01%) Unit Testing
11 21 (3.83%) ETL
12 19 (3.46%) Analytics
12 19 (3.46%) Test Scripting
13 18 (3.28%) Data Modelling
13 18 (3.28%) Mathematics
14 17 (3.10%) Problem Management
14 17 (3.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 302 (55.01%) SQL
2 235 (42.81%) C#
3 114 (20.77%) VB6
4 97 (17.67%) JavaScript
5 93 (16.94%) Java
6 86 (15.66%) VB.NET
7 84 (15.30%) PowerShell
8 78 (14.21%) T-SQL
9 75 (13.66%) VBA
10 64 (11.66%) Perl
10 64 (11.66%) VBScript
11 61 (11.11%) C
12 51 (9.29%) Shell Script
13 36 (6.56%) C++
14 17 (3.10%) VC++
15 12 (2.19%) PHP
16 11 (2.00%) COBOL
16 11 (2.00%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.82%) JCL
18 9 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 114 (20.77%) Security Cleared
2 76 (13.84%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.83%) Degree
4 16 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.73%) CISM
8 4 (0.73%) CISSP
8 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.55%) CISA
9 3 (0.55%) HND
9 3 (0.55%) ISEB
10 2 (0.36%) HNC
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.18%) GISP
11 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.10%) QA
2 7 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.28%) SLA
3 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) IFRS
4 3 (0.55%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.36%) DICOM
5 2 (0.36%) FINREP
5 2 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) BS7799
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (10.02%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (1.09%) vSphere
5 6 (1.09%) XenApp
6 5 (0.91%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.55%) XenServer
9 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.36%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.18%) Docker
10 1 (0.18%) IAG
10 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (6.19%) Tivoli
2 31 (5.65%) SCCM
3 26 (4.74%) HP SiteScope
4 22 (4.01%) WSUS
5 10 (1.82%) Control-M
6 9 (1.64%) MOM
6 9 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.46%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.09%) SCOM
10 5 (0.91%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.73%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 196 (35.70%) Microsoft
2 99 (18.03%) Oracle
3 46 (8.38%) HP
4 39 (7.10%) VMware
5 24 (4.37%) Citrix
6 20 (3.64%) IBM
6 20 (3.64%) SAP
7 16 (2.91%) Cisco
8 15 (2.73%) CA
9 10 (1.82%) LANDesk
10 9 (1.64%) Rackspace
10 9 (1.64%) Remedy
11 7 (1.28%) Blue Prism
11 7 (1.28%) Hyperion
11 7 (1.28%) NetApp
11 7 (1.28%) RedGate
11 7 (1.28%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.28%) Tableau
12 6 (1.09%) Cognos
12 6 (1.09%) Symantec
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Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Buckinghamshire
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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £250 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £370 - £410 per day
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Telford, Shropshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Chester, Cheshire
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Southampton
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Telford, Shropshire
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Bristol
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