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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 245 175 145
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -30
Contract jobs citing VB 408 565 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.86% 1.24% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 3.29% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 255 336
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £211 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 37 23
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £26.70 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 £78.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
18017 17153 15267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.50% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11928 10899 9503
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 450 603
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £16.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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 -40 150 £375 -6.25% 55
South East -43 103 £325 +8.33% 46
South West +8 50 £375 +15.38% 18
Yorkshire -36 34 £325 +3.17% 25
West Midlands -32 18 £275 -2.65% 30
North West -37 18 £300 +32.74% 28
East of England -23 16 £310 -11.42% 18
East Midlands -6 15 £313 +25.00% 19
North East 0 11 £300 - 5
VB
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 462 (53.53%) SQL
2 344 (39.86%) .NET
3 303 (35.11%) Microsoft
4 282 (32.68%) SQL Server
5 264 (30.59%) C#
6 243 (28.16%) Windows
7 209 (24.22%) Oracle
8 188 (21.78%) VB6
9 177 (20.51%) MS Excel
10 172 (19.93%) VBScript
11 164 (19.00%) Finance
12 128 (14.83%) Java
13 122 (14.14%) Security Cleared
14 117 (13.56%) JavaScript
14 117 (13.56%) HTML
14 117 (13.56%) VBA
15 116 (13.44%) VB.NET
16 113 (13.09%) PowerShell
17 112 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
18 109 (12.63%) ASP.NET
18 109 (12.63%) Active Directory
19 97 (11.24%) XML
20 91 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
21 82 (9.50%) Windows 7
21 82 (9.50%) SC Cleared
22 81 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
23 78 (9.04%) PL/SQL
24 76 (8.81%) Web Services
24 76 (8.81%) SCCM
25 75 (8.69%) UNIX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 54 (6.26%) IIS
2 36 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.09%) SAS
5 17 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (1.85%) CMS
7 15 (1.74%) Tuxedo
7 15 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.93%) Lync
10 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.81%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
13 5 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.46%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.46%) MTS
14 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 177 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 64 (7.42%) MS Office
3 24 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.74%) MS Project
5 13 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.16%) CODA-Financials
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle Utilities
3 3 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) HFM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.12%) GitHub
4 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.67%) DNS
2 22 (2.55%) DHCP
3 21 (2.43%) Firewall
4 18 (2.09%) SAN
5 17 (1.97%) FTP
5 17 (1.97%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.51%) LAN
7 10 (1.16%) WAN
8 9 (1.04%) ATM
8 9 (1.04%) Internet
9 7 (0.81%) Network Security
10 6 (0.70%) SSL
11 5 (0.58%) HTTP
11 5 (0.58%) LDAP
12 4 (0.46%) GSM
13 3 (0.35%) CDMA
13 3 (0.35%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.35%) VLAN
13 3 (0.35%) CTI
13 3 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (32.68%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (7.76%) Oracle Database
4 57 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (6.60%) MS Access
5 53 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 39 (4.52%) Relational Database
8 35 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
9 30 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 18 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (1.51%) BusinessObjects XI
15 12 (1.39%) Siebel EIM
16 10 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 60 (6.95%) Visual Studio
2 41 (4.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (3.13%) MSI
5 19 (2.20%) Selenium
6 17 (1.97%) StarTeam
6 17 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (1.27%) Subversion
7 11 (1.27%) JUnit
8 9 (1.04%) JIRA
8 9 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 9 (1.04%) JMeter
8 9 (1.04%) GDB
9 7 (0.81%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.81%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.81%) Mockito
10 6 (0.70%) Wise Package Studio
10 6 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 164 (19.00%) Finance
2 63 (7.30%) Banking
3 40 (4.63%) Retail
4 34 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 29 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 29 (3.36%) Front Office
6 26 (3.01%) Back Office
7 22 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.74%) Legal
9 14 (1.62%) Marketing
9 14 (1.62%) Law
10 11 (1.27%) Automotive
11 8 (0.93%) German Language
12 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.58%) Russian Language
14 4 (0.46%) Avionics
14 4 (0.46%) French Language
14 4 (0.46%) Publishing
15 2 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 343 (39.75%) Developer
2 182 (21.09%) Analyst
3 73 (8.46%) .NET Developer
4 46 (5.33%) Data Analyst
5 38 (4.40%) VB Developer
6 36 (4.17%) Architect
7 34 (3.94%) SQL Developer
8 33 (3.82%) Senior Developer
8 33 (3.82%) Programmer
9 32 (3.71%) Applications Support
10 27 (3.13%) C# Developer
10 27 (3.13%) VB6 Developer
11 24 (2.78%) Business Analyst
12 22 (2.55%) Support Analyst
13 20 (2.32%) Software Developer
13 20 (2.32%) Excel Developer
14 19 (2.20%) Administrator
15 18 (2.09%) Applications Developer
16 17 (1.97%) Systems Analyst
16 17 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (39.86%) .NET
2 117 (13.56%) HTML
3 109 (12.63%) ASP.NET
4 97 (11.24%) XML
5 76 (8.81%) Web Services
6 65 (7.53%) CSS
7 51 (5.91%) WCF
8 49 (5.68%) .NET Framework
9 36 (4.17%) jQuery
10 32 (3.71%) WPF
11 27 (3.13%) WinForms
12 26 (3.01%) JSP
13 23 (2.67%) Application Packaging
13 23 (2.67%) HTML5
14 20 (2.32%) XSLT
15 19 (2.20%) ActiveX
15 19 (2.20%) SOAP
16 16 (1.85%) JSON
17 15 (1.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 15 (1.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.90%) Open Source
3 23 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.97%) Fixed Income
6 16 (1.85%) NHS
7 13 (1.51%) Clustering
7 13 (1.51%) Derivative
8 12 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.27%) GIS
10 10 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.04%) Replication
12 8 (0.93%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.93%) Equities
13 7 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.70%) Statistics
15 5 (0.58%) SCADA
15 5 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 243 (28.16%) Windows
2 82 (9.50%) Windows 7
3 81 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 75 (8.69%) UNIX
5 74 (8.57%) Linux
5 74 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (6.03%) Windows XP
7 18 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.97%) Windows 8
9 15 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.27%) Solaris
11 10 (1.16%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.93%) AIX
12 8 (0.93%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.70%) Android
14 5 (0.58%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (8.00%) ITIL
3 62 (7.18%) OO
4 53 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (5.45%) Project Management
5 47 (5.45%) Migration
6 35 (4.06%) Software Engineering
6 35 (4.06%) Change Management
7 34 (3.94%) ETL
7 34 (3.94%) CRM
7 34 (3.94%) Workflow
7 34 (3.94%) TDD
7 34 (3.94%) Test Automation
8 33 (3.82%) Test Scripting
8 33 (3.82%) Service Delivery
8 33 (3.82%) MVC
9 31 (3.59%) Configuration Management
10 30 (3.48%) OOP
10 30 (3.48%) Data Analysis
10 30 (3.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 462 (53.53%) SQL
2 264 (30.59%) C#
3 188 (21.78%) VB6
4 172 (19.93%) VBScript
5 128 (14.83%) Java
6 117 (13.56%) JavaScript
6 117 (13.56%) VBA
7 116 (13.44%) VB.NET
8 113 (13.09%) PowerShell
9 78 (9.04%) PL/SQL
10 75 (8.69%) C
11 61 (7.07%) C++
12 53 (6.14%) Shell Script
13 51 (5.91%) T-SQL
14 31 (3.59%) Python
15 27 (3.13%) PHP
16 23 (2.67%) Perl
17 18 (2.09%) Bash Shell
18 12 (1.39%) Ruby
19 10 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 122 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 82 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.68%) Degree
4 30 (3.48%) DV Cleared
5 29 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (2.90%) ISEB
7 18 (2.09%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.74%) VCP4
10 13 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (1.27%) Siebel Certification
12 10 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.16%) CCNA
12 10 (1.16%) MCSE
13 9 (1.04%) MCP
13 9 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.81%) RHCE
14 7 (0.81%) RHCA
14 7 (0.81%) RHCSA
15 5 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.29%) QA
2 13 (1.51%) SLA
3 11 (1.27%) ISO 9000
4 9 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.23%) WAI
7 2 (0.23%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 109 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.20%) XenApp
5 15 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 12 (1.39%) vSphere
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.46%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.46%) NFS
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.35%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.35%) Nmap
8 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.35%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 76 (8.81%) SCCM
2 28 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 23 (2.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (1.51%) NetBackup
5 11 (1.27%) SCOM
6 10 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 10 (1.16%) WSUS
6 10 (1.16%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.70%) Unicenter
7 6 (0.70%) Nagios
7 6 (0.70%) HP SIM
7 6 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.46%) Control-M
9 4 (0.46%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 303 (35.11%) Microsoft
2 209 (24.22%) Oracle
3 64 (7.42%) VMware
4 51 (5.91%) HP
5 40 (4.63%) Business Objects
6 36 (4.17%) Citrix
7 31 (3.59%) Sybase
8 27 (3.13%) SAP
9 21 (2.43%) IBM
10 20 (2.32%) Siebel
11 19 (2.20%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.62%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.51%) NetApp
13 13 (1.51%) Borland
14 12 (1.39%) Cisco
15 11 (1.27%) Dell
15 11 (1.27%) AppSense
16 10 (1.16%) CODA
16 10 (1.16%) BMC
17 8 (0.93%) CA
Brentwood, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stanmore, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Market Drayton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £400 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesbrough, North East, United Kingdom
Fine Organics
Rate: £20,000 - £22,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Rate: From £27 to £35 per annum Ongoing contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago