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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 224 173 156
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 434 548 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.95% 1.23% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 3.27% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 253 312
Average daily rate
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£360 £341 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 41 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.09 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.76 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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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
17290 16752 15962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.93% 37.57% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11658 10704 9991
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 465 680
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 -3 181 £400 - 61
South East -14 95 £328 -5.07% 55
South West +23 57 £363 +20.83% 20
Yorkshire -37 24 £400 +25.00% 23
East of England -24 21 £425 +30.76% 15
West Midlands -38 19 £275 -7.94% 29
North East -8 12 £328 - 3
North West -28 12 £338 +44.84% 33
East Midlands +7 11 £338 +20.00% 10
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 468 (51.71%) SQL
2 370 (40.88%) .NET
3 301 (33.26%) Microsoft
4 293 (32.38%) Windows
5 290 (32.04%) SQL Server
6 277 (30.61%) C#
7 223 (24.64%) Oracle
8 198 (21.88%) VBScript
9 180 (19.89%) VB6
10 167 (18.45%) MS Excel
11 163 (18.01%) Finance
12 143 (15.80%) ASP.NET
13 135 (14.92%) PowerShell
14 132 (14.59%) Active Directory
15 130 (14.36%) JavaScript
16 128 (14.14%) VBA
17 123 (13.59%) Security Cleared
18 117 (12.93%) Java
19 116 (12.82%) VB.NET
20 113 (12.49%) HTML
21 102 (11.27%) Windows 7
22 99 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
23 98 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
24 93 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
25 88 (9.72%) XML
26 86 (9.50%) PL/SQL
27 85 (9.39%) SC Cleared
28 82 (9.06%) C
29 81 (8.95%) Linux
30 79 (8.73%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 70 (7.73%) IIS
2 40 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.98%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.10%) SAS
5 17 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (1.77%) CMS
7 15 (1.66%) Tuxedo
8 14 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.33%) Confluence
11 11 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.99%) Lync
14 7 (0.77%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.77%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.66%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 167 (18.45%) MS Excel
2 68 (7.51%) MS Office
3 16 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.44%) MS Project
6 10 (1.10%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (1.10%) CODA-Financials
2 4 (0.44%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.22%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.65%) DNS
2 29 (3.20%) DHCP
3 25 (2.76%) SAN
4 23 (2.54%) Firewall
5 22 (2.43%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.99%) FTP
7 12 (1.33%) LAN
7 12 (1.33%) Internet
8 10 (1.10%) Network Security
8 10 (1.10%) ATM
8 10 (1.10%) WAN
8 10 (1.10%) Intranet
9 9 (0.99%) SSL
10 7 (0.77%) LDAP
10 7 (0.77%) HTTP
10 7 (0.77%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.44%) GSM
12 3 (0.33%) DMZ
12 3 (0.33%) CDMA
12 3 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (32.04%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (7.96%) Oracle Database
4 67 (7.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (5.75%) MS Access
7 44 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 41 (4.53%) Oracle Reports
9 35 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (3.09%) Relational Database
11 21 (2.32%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 20 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (1.22%) BusinessObjects XI
17 10 (1.10%) Siebel EIM
17 10 (1.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 53 (5.86%) Visual Studio
2 48 (5.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (3.76%) MSI
4 28 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (2.32%) Selenium
6 16 (1.77%) StarTeam
7 12 (1.33%) JIRA
7 12 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (1.33%) JUnit
7 12 (1.33%) LoadRunner
8 11 (1.22%) JMeter
9 10 (1.10%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.99%) GDB
11 7 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.77%) Mockito
11 7 (0.77%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.77%) Wise Package Studio
11 7 (0.77%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.66%) AdminStudio
General
1 163 (18.01%) Finance
2 66 (7.29%) Banking
3 39 (4.31%) Retail
4 32 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 31 (3.43%) Back Office
6 28 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 28 (3.09%) Front Office
7 20 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.99%) Law
9 16 (1.77%) Marketing
10 15 (1.66%) Legal
11 12 (1.33%) Automotive
12 7 (0.77%) German Language
13 5 (0.55%) Russian Language
14 4 (0.44%) French Language
15 3 (0.33%) Publishing
15 3 (0.33%) Avionics
16 2 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 348 (38.45%) Developer
2 186 (20.55%) Analyst
3 87 (9.61%) .NET Developer
4 47 (5.19%) Data Analyst
5 46 (5.08%) VB Developer
6 37 (4.09%) SQL Developer
7 35 (3.87%) Applications Support
8 33 (3.65%) Architect
9 31 (3.43%) VB6 Developer
10 30 (3.31%) Programmer
11 29 (3.20%) Senior Developer
12 27 (2.98%) C# Developer
13 26 (2.87%) Support Analyst
14 23 (2.54%) Administrator
15 22 (2.43%) Excel Developer
15 22 (2.43%) Business Analyst
16 21 (2.32%) Software Developer
17 18 (1.99%) MI Analyst
18 17 (1.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 17 (1.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (40.88%) .NET
2 143 (15.80%) ASP.NET
3 113 (12.49%) HTML
4 88 (9.72%) XML
5 75 (8.29%) Web Services
6 64 (7.07%) CSS
7 52 (5.75%) .NET Framework
8 49 (5.41%) WCF
9 39 (4.31%) jQuery
10 29 (3.20%) JSP
10 29 (3.20%) HTML5
11 27 (2.98%) Application Packaging
12 25 (2.76%) WPF
13 23 (2.54%) ActiveX
14 22 (2.43%) WinForms
15 19 (2.10%) Middleware
16 18 (1.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (1.99%) XSLT
16 18 (1.99%) Classic ASP
17 17 (1.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.76%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.65%) Open Source
4 20 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.10%) Clustering
6 17 (1.88%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.77%) NHS
8 14 (1.55%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.33%) Derivative
10 9 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.99%) Replication
10 9 (0.99%) GIS
10 9 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.88%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.88%) Equities
11 8 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 293 (32.38%) Windows
2 102 (11.27%) Windows 7
3 99 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 98 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (8.95%) Linux
6 75 (8.29%) UNIX
7 65 (7.18%) Windows XP
8 25 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.33%) Windows 2000
12 11 (1.22%) Solaris
13 8 (0.88%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.77%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.77%) Android
15 5 (0.55%) AIX
16 1 (0.11%) VMS
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (7.29%) ITIL
3 61 (6.74%) OO
4 57 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
5 50 (5.52%) Project Management
5 50 (5.52%) Migration
6 41 (4.53%) CRM
7 38 (4.20%) Test Automation
8 35 (3.87%) Test Scripting
8 35 (3.87%) Data Analysis
8 35 (3.87%) Configuration Management
9 34 (3.76%) Service Delivery
10 33 (3.65%) Software Engineering
11 32 (3.54%) Change Management
12 31 (3.43%) TDD
13 30 (3.31%) OOP
13 30 (3.31%) MVC
13 30 (3.31%) Workflow
14 28 (3.09%) ETL
15 26 (2.87%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 468 (51.71%) SQL
2 277 (30.61%) C#
3 198 (21.88%) VBScript
4 180 (19.89%) VB6
5 135 (14.92%) PowerShell
6 130 (14.36%) JavaScript
7 128 (14.14%) VBA
8 117 (12.93%) Java
9 116 (12.82%) VB.NET
10 86 (9.50%) PL/SQL
11 82 (9.06%) C
12 55 (6.08%) C++
13 54 (5.97%) Shell Script
14 51 (5.64%) T-SQL
15 33 (3.65%) Python
16 29 (3.20%) Perl
17 26 (2.87%) PHP
18 17 (1.88%) Bash Shell
19 11 (1.22%) Scala
20 10 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 123 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 85 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.41%) Degree
4 34 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (3.43%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.65%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.65%) ISEB
7 20 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (1.66%) MCSE
9 11 (1.22%) Siebel Certification
9 11 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.99%) CCNA
11 9 (0.99%) MCP
11 9 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.88%) HNC
13 7 (0.77%) RHCE
13 7 (0.77%) RHCA
13 7 (0.77%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.98%) QA
2 10 (1.10%) SLA
3 9 (0.99%) ISO 9000
4 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.22%) WAI
7 2 (0.22%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (14.59%) Active Directory
2 54 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.98%) XenApp
5 22 (2.43%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.88%) vSphere
8 9 (0.99%) NFS
9 7 (0.77%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.33%) Nmap
13 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 75 (8.29%) SCCM
2 26 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (2.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (2.10%) NetBackup
5 18 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (1.77%) SCOM
7 14 (1.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 13 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.22%) Tivoli
9 11 (1.22%) Nagios
10 9 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (0.99%) Control-M
10 9 (0.99%) WMI
10 9 (0.99%) WSUS
11 8 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.88%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.66%) EdgeSight
12 6 (0.66%) Puppet
13 5 (0.55%) Unicenter
14 4 (0.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 301 (33.26%) Microsoft
2 223 (24.64%) Oracle
3 73 (8.07%) VMware
4 65 (7.18%) HP
5 50 (5.52%) Citrix
6 39 (4.31%) Business Objects
7 34 (3.76%) SAP
8 31 (3.43%) Sybase
9 29 (3.20%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.43%) IBM
11 17 (1.88%) Siebel
12 15 (1.66%) BMC
13 14 (1.55%) NetApp
14 13 (1.44%) Dell
15 12 (1.33%) AppSense
15 12 (1.33%) Altiris
15 12 (1.33%) Borland
16 11 (1.22%) TIBCO
16 11 (1.22%) EMC
16 11 (1.22%) Cisco
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Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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East London
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Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Docklands
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Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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City of London
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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West Yorkshire
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