The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 186 146 111
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -35
Contract jobs citing VB 586 601 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.39% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.07% 3.77% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 312 511
Average daily rate £325 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £26.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +31.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.74 £17.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.62 £42.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19062 15930 19785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.12% 36.89% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12543 9991 11907
Average daily rate £375 £385 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 584 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.63 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
VB
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -67 191 £400 +6.66% 67
South East +6 172 £300 -9.77% 56
East of England -12 52 £350 +16.66% 18
Yorkshire +11 47 £315 +18.30% 18
North West -22 43 £248 -25.28% 28
West Midlands +1 41 £296 +7.72% 23
South West -58 22 £365 +12.30% 35
East Midlands -7 20 £250 -14.89% 13
North East -26 2 - - 5
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 469 (40.82%) .NET
2 465 (40.47%) SQL
3 411 (35.77%) SQL Server
4 390 (33.94%) Windows
5 365 (31.77%) Microsoft
6 343 (29.85%) C#
7 266 (23.15%) VB6
8 234 (20.37%) Oracle
9 229 (19.93%) VBScript
10 225 (19.58%) ASP.NET
11 207 (18.02%) Finance
12 198 (17.23%) MS Excel
13 182 (15.84%) HTML
14 174 (15.14%) JavaScript
15 173 (15.06%) VB.NET
16 153 (13.32%) Java
17 151 (13.14%) XML
18 150 (13.05%) PowerShell
19 146 (12.71%) Active Directory
20 128 (11.14%) Windows Server 2008
21 127 (11.05%) VBA
22 126 (10.97%) Windows 7
23 118 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
23 118 (10.27%) Security Cleared
24 114 (9.92%) Banking
25 112 (9.75%) Windows XP
26 109 (9.49%) HP
27 96 (8.36%) Migration
27 96 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 94 (8.18%) SQL Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 79 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 68 (5.92%) IIS
3 43 (3.74%) MS Exchange
4 25 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
7 15 (1.31%) CMS
7 15 (1.31%) Documentum
8 14 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.87%) Apache
11 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.70%) MS Project Server
11 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.52%) Confluence
13 6 (0.52%) MTS
13 6 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 198 (17.23%) MS Excel
2 82 (7.14%) MS Office
3 18 (1.57%) MS Project
4 16 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) Simulink
7 2 (0.17%) CATIA
7 2 (0.17%) Windchill
7 2 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.087%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.13%) Endur
2 9 (0.78%) ZaiNet
2 9 (0.78%) Aligne
3 8 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
6 3 (0.26%) Retail-J
7 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 2 (0.17%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.087%) Maximo
8 1 (0.087%) RMDS
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.087%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.087%) PaaS
4 1 (0.087%) Heroku
4 1 (0.087%) Engine Yard
4 1 (0.087%) Office 365
4 1 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (6.01%) DNS
2 50 (4.35%) DHCP
3 38 (3.31%) TCP/IP
4 29 (2.52%) Firewall
5 28 (2.44%) SMTP
6 25 (2.18%) LAN
6 25 (2.18%) FTP
7 24 (2.09%) VPN
7 24 (2.09%) WAN
8 23 (2.00%) Wireless
9 16 (1.39%) SAN
10 13 (1.13%) BGP
10 13 (1.13%) Network Security
11 12 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (1.04%) Ethernet
12 11 (0.96%) MPLS
12 11 (0.96%) 3G
12 11 (0.96%) LTE
12 11 (0.96%) 2G
12 11 (0.96%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 96 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (8.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (6.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 72 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (4.61%) MS Access
7 46 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (3.66%) DTS
9 41 (3.57%) Relational Database
10 38 (3.31%) Oracle Database
11 30 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
12 23 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.83%) MySQL
14 18 (1.57%) Cognos Powerplay
14 18 (1.57%) ReportNet
15 16 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
16 14 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (1.04%) Ingres
18 11 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 84 (7.31%) Visual Studio
2 71 (6.18%) MSI
3 67 (5.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 61 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (3.48%) Wise Package Studio
6 22 (1.91%) Git (software)
7 20 (1.74%) AdminStudio
8 19 (1.65%) Subversion
9 17 (1.48%) Selenium
10 13 (1.13%) JUnit
11 12 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (1.04%) Mockito
12 10 (0.87%) JIRA
12 10 (0.87%) ClearQuest
13 9 (0.78%) InstallShield
13 9 (0.78%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.61%) NUnit
15 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 207 (18.02%) Finance
2 114 (9.92%) Banking
3 42 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 35 (3.05%) Retail
6 28 (2.44%) Front Office
7 25 (2.18%) Back Office
8 16 (1.39%) Legal
9 15 (1.31%) Local Government
10 14 (1.22%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.04%) Marketing
13 9 (0.78%) Law
14 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.44%) Publishing
16 4 (0.35%) German Language
17 3 (0.26%) Games
17 3 (0.26%) Military
17 3 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 458 (39.86%) Developer
2 206 (17.93%) Analyst
3 123 (10.70%) .NET Developer
4 107 (9.31%) VB Developer
5 78 (6.79%) VB6 Developer
6 74 (6.44%) Applications Packager
7 60 (5.22%) SQL Developer
8 52 (4.53%) Consultant
9 44 (3.83%) C# Developer
10 42 (3.66%) Test Analyst
11 40 (3.48%) Applications Support
11 40 (3.48%) VB.NET Developer
12 37 (3.22%) Software Developer
13 36 (3.13%) Data Analyst
14 32 (2.79%) Architect
15 30 (2.61%) Software Engineer
15 30 (2.61%) Administrator
16 29 (2.52%) Support Analyst
17 28 (2.44%) Senior Developer
17 28 (2.44%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 469 (40.82%) .NET
2 225 (19.58%) ASP.NET
3 182 (15.84%) HTML
4 151 (13.14%) XML
5 90 (7.83%) CSS
6 80 (6.96%) Web Services
7 75 (6.53%) Application Packaging
8 62 (5.40%) .NET Framework
9 55 (4.79%) WCF
10 51 (4.44%) jQuery
11 41 (3.57%) WinForms
12 40 (3.48%) WPF
13 38 (3.31%) J2EE
14 35 (3.05%) Classic ASP
14 35 (3.05%) WSH
14 35 (3.05%) Ajax
15 34 (2.96%) SOAP
16 33 (2.87%) Middleware
17 31 (2.70%) JSP
17 31 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (2.52%) Blackberry
2 26 (2.26%) NHS
3 21 (1.83%) Fixed Income
4 19 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.13%) Replication
7 11 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 11 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 11 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 10 (0.87%) Clustering
9 9 (0.78%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.70%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.70%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.61%) Equities
11 7 (0.61%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.61%) Social Media
11 7 (0.61%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.52%) iPad
12 6 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 390 (33.94%) Windows
2 128 (11.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (10.97%) Windows 7
4 118 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 112 (9.75%) Windows XP
6 90 (7.83%) UNIX
7 75 (6.53%) Linux
8 37 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (2.70%) Solaris
10 17 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.52%) AIX
12 6 (0.52%) HPUX
12 6 (0.52%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.26%) Android
15 2 (0.17%) SUSE
15 2 (0.17%) OS/390
16 1 (0.087%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (8.36%) Migration
2 94 (8.18%) ITIL
3 61 (5.31%) Test Scripting
4 60 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (4.53%) MVC
6 49 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (4.18%) OO
8 46 (4.00%) Data Modelling
9 41 (3.57%) Software Engineering
10 38 (3.31%) Scrum
11 34 (2.96%) Workflow
11 34 (2.96%) TDD
11 34 (2.96%) Unit Testing
11 34 (2.96%) Multithreading
12 33 (2.87%) SOA
13 32 (2.79%) Project Management
13 32 (2.79%) Change Control
14 30 (2.61%) Analytics
14 30 (2.61%) Test Automation
15 27 (2.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 465 (40.47%) SQL
2 343 (29.85%) C#
3 266 (23.15%) VB6
4 229 (19.93%) VBScript
5 174 (15.14%) JavaScript
6 173 (15.06%) VB.NET
7 153 (13.32%) Java
8 150 (13.05%) PowerShell
9 127 (11.05%) VBA
10 75 (6.53%) T-SQL
11 68 (5.92%) C++
12 52 (4.53%) Perl
13 50 (4.35%) C
14 45 (3.92%) PL/SQL
15 35 (3.05%) Shell Script
16 27 (2.35%) Python
17 19 (1.65%) PHP
18 12 (1.04%) Ruby
19 11 (0.96%) Korn
19 11 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 118 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 89 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.79%) Degree
4 46 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (3.31%) ISTQB
6 33 (2.87%) MCSE
7 26 (2.26%) ISEB
8 17 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.96%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.78%) PMP
12 9 (0.78%) MCITP
12 9 (0.78%) CCNP
13 7 (0.61%) MCP
13 7 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.52%) CCNA
14 6 (0.52%) MCSA
15 5 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.35%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.00%) QA
2 19 (1.65%) SLA
3 16 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.35%) HL7
6 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.087%) EMIR
6 1 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.087%) Basel II
6 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 76 (6.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 62 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (4.18%) VMware ESX
5 40 (3.48%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.35%) XenApp
7 26 (2.26%) vSphere
8 24 (2.09%) ISA Server
9 16 (1.39%) NFS
10 6 (0.52%) Xen
10 6 (0.52%) XenServer
10 6 (0.52%) Sendmail
11 5 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.35%) Samba
12 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.26%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.26%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.087%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.087%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.087%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 57 (4.96%) SCCM
2 54 (4.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (1.91%) MAILsweeper
3 22 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 20 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (1.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 11 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.52%) Unicenter
10 6 (0.52%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.52%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.52%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.52%) WSUS
10 6 (0.52%) SCOM
11 5 (0.44%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.44%) OpenView
12 4 (0.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 365 (31.77%) Microsoft
2 234 (20.37%) Oracle
3 109 (9.49%) HP
4 94 (8.18%) VMware
5 67 (5.83%) Citrix
6 42 (3.66%) Symantec
7 34 (2.96%) CA
8 29 (2.52%) Sybase
9 27 (2.35%) Cisco
10 25 (2.18%) Business Objects
11 24 (2.09%) Open Text
12 22 (1.91%) Clearswift
12 22 (1.91%) Cognos
12 22 (1.91%) RightFax
13 19 (1.65%) BMC
13 19 (1.65%) AppSense
14 17 (1.48%) Teradata
14 17 (1.48%) Websense
14 17 (1.48%) IBM
15 16 (1.39%) SAP
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £130 - £170 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JNC Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: €220 to €280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Advantage XPO
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago