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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 261 225 185
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 457 504 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 1.02% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.39% 2.71% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 303 318
Median daily rate £363 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £23.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.24 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £28.05
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -12.64%
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
19090 18618 17999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.75% 37.82% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13318 12519 12051
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 388 432
Median hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -54 139 £413 +3.12% 38
South East +2 122 £375 +7.14% 27
North East +2 72 £304 +5.73% 10
North West -15 35 £400 - 10
South West -7 30 £325 -16.12% 11
West Midlands -8 24 £370 -7.50% 11
Yorkshire -38 15 £350 +16.66% 21
East Midlands +4 11 £338 -15.62% 12
East of England -11 7 £320 -41.81% 11
VB
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 455 (54.23%) SQL
2 362 (43.15%) .NET
3 339 (40.41%) SQL Server
4 328 (39.09%) C#
5 267 (31.82%) Windows
6 247 (29.44%) Microsoft
7 204 (24.31%) Oracle
8 197 (23.48%) Finance
9 185 (22.05%) MS Excel
10 179 (21.33%) PowerShell
11 170 (20.26%) JavaScript
12 157 (18.71%) VBScript
13 156 (18.59%) Java
14 154 (18.36%) VB6
15 148 (17.64%) ASP.NET
16 147 (17.52%) HTML
17 144 (17.16%) VB.NET
18 135 (16.09%) VBA
18 135 (16.09%) XML
19 123 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
19 123 (14.66%) Security Cleared
20 113 (13.47%) CSS
21 110 (13.11%) T-SQL
22 100 (11.92%) Linux
23 97 (11.56%) Active Directory
24 91 (10.85%) C++
24 91 (10.85%) Windows Server
25 90 (10.73%) Unix
26 89 (10.61%) Visual Studio
27 82 (9.77%) SharePoint

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 82 (9.77%) SharePoint
2 68 (8.10%) IIS
3 23 (2.74%) WebLogic
4 20 (2.38%) Apache
5 15 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.55%) Node.js
6 13 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (1.31%) JBoss
8 10 (1.19%) SAS
9 9 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.07%) CMS
10 8 (0.95%) Drupal
10 8 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.83%) Joomla!
11 7 (0.83%) WordPress
12 6 (0.72%) Confluence
13 5 (0.60%) DNN
13 5 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 185 (22.05%) MS Excel
2 76 (9.06%) MS Office
3 22 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.31%) MS Project
6 9 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.95%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.83%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.24%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.24%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.24%) GIMP
11 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.12%) Simulink
11 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.72%) Office 365
4 5 (0.60%) SaaS
5 4 (0.48%) IaaS
6 3 (0.36%) PaaS
7 2 (0.24%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.91%) TCP/IP
2 35 (4.17%) Internet
3 34 (4.05%) HTTP
4 27 (3.22%) DNS
4 27 (3.22%) SAN
5 23 (2.74%) LDAP
6 22 (2.62%) DHCP
7 14 (1.67%) SMTP
8 13 (1.55%) VPN
9 11 (1.31%) BGP
9 11 (1.31%) IPsec
9 11 (1.31%) IPv6
9 11 (1.31%) Software-Defined Networking
10 10 (1.19%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.95%) Firewall
12 7 (0.83%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.83%) LAN
13 6 (0.72%) FTP
14 5 (0.60%) WAN
15 4 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (40.41%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (7.99%) Relational Database
4 58 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (6.32%) Oracle Database
6 49 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (5.48%) MS Access
8 32 (3.81%) DB2
9 29 (3.46%) RDBMS
10 28 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
12 22 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
13 21 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (2.03%) QlikView
16 12 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (1.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 89 (10.61%) Visual Studio
2 43 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (4.29%) Subversion
4 32 (3.81%) HP UFT
5 28 (3.34%) LoadRunner
6 21 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.50%) JIRA
7 18 (2.15%) MSI
8 16 (1.91%) JUnit
9 14 (1.67%) Maven
9 14 (1.67%) Selenium
10 12 (1.43%) Eclipse
10 12 (1.43%) Git (software)
10 12 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (1.19%) Toad
12 9 (1.07%) ClearQuest
12 9 (1.07%) JMeter
13 8 (0.95%) Ant
14 7 (0.83%) PVCS
General
1 197 (23.48%) Finance
2 73 (8.70%) Banking
3 36 (4.29%) Front Office
4 24 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.74%) Retail
6 20 (2.38%) Marketing
7 19 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.67%) Law
9 11 (1.31%) Back Office
9 11 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.95%) Legal
11 6 (0.72%) German Language
12 5 (0.60%) Billing
13 4 (0.48%) Advertising
13 4 (0.48%) Games
14 3 (0.36%) International Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Military
14 3 (0.36%) Publishing
14 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 367 (43.74%) Developer
2 148 (17.64%) .NET Developer
3 142 (16.92%) Analyst
4 72 (8.58%) SQL Developer
5 66 (7.87%) C# Developer
6 65 (7.75%) VB Developer
7 52 (6.20%) VB.NET Developer
8 48 (5.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (4.17%) Applications Support
9 35 (4.17%) Test Analyst
10 33 (3.93%) Architect
11 32 (3.81%) VB6 Developer
12 31 (3.69%) Support Engineer
13 30 (3.58%) VBA Developer
14 28 (3.34%) Applications Developer
14 28 (3.34%) ASP Developer
14 28 (3.34%) Support Analyst
15 24 (2.86%) Consultant
15 24 (2.86%) Senior Developer
16 21 (2.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (43.15%) .NET
2 148 (17.64%) ASP.NET
3 147 (17.52%) HTML
4 135 (16.09%) XML
5 113 (13.47%) CSS
6 71 (8.46%) Web Services
7 70 (8.34%) jQuery
8 67 (7.99%) .NET Framework
9 52 (6.20%) WinForms
10 51 (6.08%) HTML5
11 41 (4.89%) Classic ASP
12 32 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (3.69%) AngularJS
13 31 (3.69%) WPF
14 27 (3.22%) SOAP
14 27 (3.22%) WCF
15 26 (3.10%) CSS3
16 22 (2.62%) DCOM
17 19 (2.26%) CAML
17 19 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 33 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.10%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.50%) Derivative
6 19 (2.26%) Equities
7 16 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.79%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.43%) Clustering
10 12 (1.43%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.19%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.07%) Performance Metrics
13 9 (1.07%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.07%) User Experience
14 8 (0.95%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
16 6 (0.72%) CMDB
16 6 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 267 (31.82%) Windows
2 100 (11.92%) Linux
3 91 (10.85%) Windows Server
4 90 (10.73%) Unix
5 49 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (4.89%) Windows 7
8 31 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.15%) zOS
11 13 (1.55%) Solaris
12 11 (1.31%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.31%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.83%) AIX
14 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.60%) Android
15 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (8.34%) ITIL
3 60 (7.15%) MVC
4 58 (6.91%) Web Development
5 56 (6.67%) Migration
6 52 (6.20%) Project Management
7 49 (5.84%) Workflow
8 47 (5.60%) SDLC
9 45 (5.36%) Data Management
10 42 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (4.53%) Change Management
11 38 (4.53%) Software Engineering
12 37 (4.41%) Mentoring
13 36 (4.29%) Test Scripting
14 35 (4.17%) Software Testing
15 32 (3.81%) CRM
15 32 (3.81%) Waterfall
16 31 (3.69%) Configuration Management
16 31 (3.69%) Open Source
17 30 (3.58%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 455 (54.23%) SQL
2 328 (39.09%) C#
3 179 (21.33%) PowerShell
4 170 (20.26%) JavaScript
5 157 (18.71%) VBScript
6 156 (18.59%) Java
7 154 (18.36%) VB6
8 144 (17.16%) VB.NET
9 135 (16.09%) VBA
10 110 (13.11%) T-SQL
11 91 (10.85%) C++
12 69 (8.22%) Perl
13 64 (7.63%) PL/SQL
14 52 (6.20%) Shell Script
15 43 (5.13%) C
15 43 (5.13%) PHP
16 32 (3.81%) Python
17 19 (2.26%) FQL
18 13 (1.55%) VC++
19 11 (1.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 123 (14.66%) Security Cleared
2 81 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 73 (8.70%) Degree
4 31 (3.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (3.22%) ISTQB
5 27 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 18 (2.15%) MCSE
8 16 (1.91%) ISEB
9 15 (1.79%) MCSA
10 12 (1.43%) AAT
10 12 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (1.19%) MCSD
12 9 (1.07%) CISSP
13 8 (0.95%) CCNA
13 8 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.95%) CISM
13 8 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.05%) QA
2 26 (3.10%) SLA
3 13 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.36%) EMIR
5 3 (0.36%) MiFID
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 97 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.58%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (2.98%) XenApp
6 22 (2.62%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.55%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.31%) XenServer
9 8 (0.95%) vSphere
10 6 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.48%) Firmware
12 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.12%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 63 (7.51%) SCCM
2 46 (5.48%) Tivoli
3 36 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
4 35 (4.17%) HP SiteScope
5 27 (3.22%) MOM
5 27 (3.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (1.67%) SCOM
7 8 (0.95%) Control-M
8 7 (0.83%) Netcool
8 7 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.72%) Puppet
9 6 (0.72%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.48%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.36%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.36%) Nagios
11 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.36%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.36%) SCSM
11 3 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 247 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 204 (24.31%) Oracle
3 73 (8.70%) HP
4 60 (7.15%) VMware
5 48 (5.72%) ServiceNow
6 43 (5.13%) Citrix
7 42 (5.01%) IBM
8 33 (3.93%) CA
9 31 (3.69%) BMC
10 28 (3.34%) SAP
11 20 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 18 (2.15%) Cisco
13 13 (1.55%) AppSense
14 9 (1.07%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.95%) Sybase
16 7 (0.83%) Aruba
16 7 (0.83%) Splunk
17 6 (0.72%) Blue Coat
17 6 (0.72%) IBM Sterling
17 6 (0.72%) Riverbed
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