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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 208 163 129
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -34
Contract jobs citing VB 530 663 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 1.37% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 3.48% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 356 399
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 57
Average hourly rate £20.06 £26.45 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.15% -3.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £32.75 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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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
19322 19076 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.97% 39.55% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12584 12304 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 507 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -33 178 £398 +2.58% 46
South East -6 112 £325 +1.56% 41
East of England -19 56 £425 +21.42% 19
North West -13 55 £321 +7.08% 18
West Midlands -8 44 £283 -5.83% 32
North East -12 26 £375 - 4
East Midlands -12 22 £330 +10.00% 8
South West -56 21 £293 -24.02% 23
Yorkshire -25 20 £300 - 24
Midlands -3 1 £140 -
South Coast - - - -
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UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 457 (40.91%) .NET
2 453 (40.56%) SQL
3 382 (34.20%) C#
4 369 (33.03%) Windows
5 340 (30.44%) SQL Server
6 338 (30.26%) Microsoft
7 289 (25.87%) Oracle
8 262 (23.46%) VBScript
9 237 (21.22%) ASP.NET
10 214 (19.16%) VB6
11 206 (18.44%) JavaScript
12 184 (16.47%) HP
12 184 (16.47%) Finance
13 183 (16.38%) HTML
14 180 (16.11%) PowerShell
15 174 (15.58%) MS Excel
16 158 (14.15%) Security Cleared
17 147 (13.16%) Java
18 145 (12.98%) Active Directory
19 141 (12.62%) SC Cleared
20 132 (11.82%) ISTQB
21 131 (11.73%) VBA
22 125 (11.19%) QuickTest Pro
23 123 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
24 122 (10.92%) Windows 7
24 122 (10.92%) CRM
25 116 (10.38%) VB.NET
26 111 (9.94%) UNIX
27 108 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
28 107 (9.58%) XML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 89 (7.97%) IIS
2 61 (5.46%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 26 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (1.61%) Apache
7 15 (1.34%) Confluence
8 14 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.25%) Documentum
9 12 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.98%) Tuxedo
10 11 (0.98%) CMS
10 11 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.90%) SAS
12 9 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.63%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 174 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.83%) MS Office
3 22 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.90%) MS Project
7 3 (0.27%) SPSS
8 2 (0.18%) GIMP
8 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.090%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 22 (1.97%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.36%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.36%) Staffware
6 4 (0.36%) Summit
7 3 (0.27%) Endur
7 3 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.27%) Algo Collateral
8 2 (0.18%) Aligne
8 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.18%) AWD
8 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.18%) ZaiNet
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.18%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 2 (0.18%) GitHub
4 1 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.92%) DNS
2 52 (4.66%) SAN
3 33 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 32 (2.86%) Firewall
5 31 (2.78%) DHCP
6 21 (1.88%) Intranet
7 18 (1.61%) Internet
8 17 (1.52%) VPN
9 14 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (1.16%) FTP
11 11 (0.98%) SNMP
11 11 (0.98%) iSCSI
12 10 (0.90%) FCoE
12 10 (0.90%) VLAN
12 10 (0.90%) LDAP
12 10 (0.90%) Multicast
13 8 (0.72%) BIG-IP
13 8 (0.72%) HTTP
14 7 (0.63%) SSL
14 7 (0.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (30.44%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 59 (5.28%) Oracle Database
7 53 (4.74%) Oracle Reports
8 46 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
9 44 (3.94%) MS Access
10 41 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (2.60%) DTS
13 24 (2.15%) Relational Database
14 17 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (1.16%) QlikView
16 12 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.98%) Essbase
18 10 (0.90%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 125 (11.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 73 (6.54%) MSI
3 59 (5.28%) Visual Studio
4 47 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (3.76%) Wise Package Studio
6 31 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 29 (2.60%) LoadRunner
7 29 (2.60%) Selenium
8 19 (1.70%) JIRA
9 15 (1.34%) NUnit
10 14 (1.25%) WebDriver
10 14 (1.25%) AdminStudio
11 13 (1.16%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.07%) Subversion
13 10 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (0.90%) JUnit
14 9 (0.81%) RequisitePro
14 9 (0.81%) InstallShield
15 8 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
15 8 (0.72%) Artifactory
General
1 184 (16.47%) Finance
2 88 (7.88%) Banking
3 41 (3.67%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.22%) Front Office
5 32 (2.86%) Back Office
6 30 (2.69%) Retail
7 24 (2.15%) Marketing
8 21 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.16%) Legal
11 12 (1.07%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.81%) Law
13 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.27%) Electronics
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) Automotive
16 1 (0.090%) Games
Job Titles
1 379 (33.93%) Developer
2 207 (18.53%) Analyst
3 94 (8.42%) VB Developer
4 91 (8.15%) .NET Developer
5 69 (6.18%) VB6 Developer
6 58 (5.19%) Applications Packager
7 57 (5.10%) Tester
8 42 (3.76%) Test Manager
9 41 (3.67%) C# Developer
10 36 (3.22%) Applications Support
10 36 (3.22%) Data Analyst
11 35 (3.13%) SQL Developer
12 33 (2.95%) Administrator
13 30 (2.69%) Programmer
13 30 (2.69%) Support Analyst
13 30 (2.69%) Test Analyst
14 27 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
15 26 (2.33%) Test Leader
15 26 (2.33%) Consultant
15 26 (2.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (40.91%) .NET
2 237 (21.22%) ASP.NET
3 183 (16.38%) HTML
4 107 (9.58%) XML
5 82 (7.34%) JSP
6 78 (6.98%) CSS
7 71 (6.36%) Application Packaging
8 63 (5.64%) Web Services
9 58 (5.19%) WCF
10 51 (4.57%) .NET Framework
11 50 (4.48%) jQuery
12 49 (4.39%) Middleware
13 38 (3.40%) Classic ASP
14 35 (3.13%) WSH
15 26 (2.33%) Ajax
15 26 (2.33%) J2EE
15 26 (2.33%) XSLT
15 26 (2.33%) WinForms
16 24 (2.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 22 (1.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (1.61%) Replication
3 17 (1.52%) NHS
3 17 (1.52%) N-Tier
4 15 (1.34%) Clustering
4 15 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.16%) Hedge funds
7 12 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 10 (0.90%) Fixed Income
9 9 (0.81%) Thin Client
9 9 (0.81%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.63%) W3C
10 7 (0.63%) Equities
10 7 (0.63%) Derivative
10 7 (0.63%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.54%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.54%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.54%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 369 (33.03%) Windows
2 123 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (10.92%) Windows 7
4 111 (9.94%) UNIX
5 108 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 99 (8.86%) Linux
7 96 (8.59%) Windows XP
8 27 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.70%) Solaris
10 17 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.25%) Windows 2000
12 13 (1.16%) AIX
13 10 (0.90%) HPUX
13 10 (0.90%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.72%) SUSE
15 7 (0.63%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.54%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (10.92%) CRM
2 91 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (7.25%) Test Automation
4 78 (6.98%) Project Management
5 74 (6.62%) Migration
6 69 (6.18%) ITIL
7 68 (6.09%) Test Scripting
8 57 (5.10%) Knowledge Management
9 53 (4.74%) Functional Testing
10 47 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (3.94%) OO
12 41 (3.67%) Software Engineering
13 38 (3.40%) MVC
14 35 (3.13%) Configuration Management
14 35 (3.13%) SOA
15 33 (2.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (2.95%) Performance Testing
15 33 (2.95%) Data Analysis
16 31 (2.78%) Service Delivery
16 31 (2.78%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 453 (40.56%) SQL
2 382 (34.20%) C#
3 262 (23.46%) VBScript
4 214 (19.16%) VB6
5 206 (18.44%) JavaScript
6 180 (16.11%) PowerShell
7 147 (13.16%) Java
8 131 (11.73%) VBA
9 116 (10.38%) VB.NET
10 62 (5.55%) C
11 52 (4.66%) T-SQL
12 48 (4.30%) PL/SQL
12 48 (4.30%) C++
13 45 (4.03%) Shell Script
14 34 (3.04%) Perl
15 26 (2.33%) Python
16 17 (1.52%) PHP
17 11 (0.98%) Korn
17 11 (0.98%) Ruby
18 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 158 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 141 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 132 (11.82%) ISTQB
4 98 (8.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 45 (4.03%) DV Cleared
6 42 (3.76%) ISEB
7 39 (3.49%) Degree
8 34 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (1.61%) MCITP
11 18 (1.61%) MCSE
12 14 (1.25%) CCNA
13 13 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
14 11 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.63%) HNC
17 5 (0.45%) CCEA
17 5 (0.45%) CCA
18 3 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.36%) QA
2 13 (1.16%) SLA
3 8 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.18%) FATCA
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.090%) EMIR
8 1 (0.090%) DO-160
System Software
1 145 (12.98%) Active Directory
2 65 (5.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 50 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.13%) vSphere
6 31 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 29 (2.60%) XenApp
8 19 (1.70%) NFS
9 10 (0.90%) vCloud
10 9 (0.81%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.63%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.54%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.45%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 3 (0.27%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 57 (5.10%) SCCM
2 46 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
3 38 (3.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 22 (1.97%) WMI
5 21 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.52%) BladeLogic
6 17 (1.52%) SCOM
7 16 (1.43%) Control-M
8 14 (1.25%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.16%) BMC PATROL
9 13 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.98%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.90%) Nagios
11 10 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (0.81%) HP SIM
12 9 (0.81%) Puppet
13 8 (0.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 7 (0.63%) SCSM
14 7 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 338 (30.26%) Microsoft
2 289 (25.87%) Oracle
3 184 (16.47%) HP
4 87 (7.79%) VMware
5 67 (6.00%) Citrix
6 34 (3.04%) SAP
7 32 (2.86%) IBM
8 30 (2.69%) EMC
9 28 (2.51%) Cisco
10 27 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 27 (2.42%) Sybase
11 23 (2.06%) NetApp
12 22 (1.97%) TIBCO
13 21 (1.88%) Altiris
14 18 (1.61%) CA
15 15 (1.34%) BMC
15 15 (1.34%) Business Objects
16 14 (1.25%) F5
17 13 (1.16%) Symantec
17 13 (1.16%) Websense
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified Market Day Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £59 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago