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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 229 173 163
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -10
Contract jobs citing VB 489 595 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.24% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 3.30% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 310 315
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 47
Average hourly rate £26.25 £26.80 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -17.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £13.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £36.53 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -19.68%
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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
19485 18017 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.45% 37.62% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13289 11823 10727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 379 549
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £15.33 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.50 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -6 199 £400 -3.03% 68
South East -63 92 £375 +15.38% 32
Yorkshire -20 48 £325 +1.56% 15
South West -7 39 £353 +5.22% 15
North West -27 28 £344 +6.58% 23
West Midlands +1 25 £400 +33.33% 16
East Midlands -3 25 £375 +25.00% 15
East of England -25 24 £350 - 17
North East -10 18 £300 -16.66% 8
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 456 (48.87%) SQL
2 441 (47.27%) .NET
3 361 (38.69%) SQL Server
4 348 (37.30%) Microsoft
5 334 (35.80%) C#
6 282 (30.23%) Windows
7 217 (23.26%) Finance
8 201 (21.54%) MS Excel
9 195 (20.90%) VB6
10 168 (18.01%) VBScript
11 165 (17.68%) Oracle
12 151 (16.18%) PowerShell
13 149 (15.97%) HTML
14 139 (14.90%) VB.NET
15 136 (14.58%) XML
16 129 (13.83%) JavaScript
17 128 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
18 125 (13.40%) ASP.NET
19 121 (12.97%) Visual Studio
20 111 (11.90%) ITIL
20 111 (11.90%) Active Directory
20 111 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 107 (11.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 105 (11.25%) Java
23 103 (11.04%) .NET Framework
24 101 (10.83%) VBA
25 97 (10.40%) Security Cleared
26 96 (10.29%) T-SQL
27 91 (9.75%) Web Services
28 90 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 88 (9.43%) IIS
2 81 (8.68%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.57%) SAS
4 23 (2.47%) CMS
5 21 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (2.14%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.50%) JBoss
9 10 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.86%) Documentum
11 7 (0.75%) Apache
11 7 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.54%) Lync
13 5 (0.54%) Confluence
13 5 (0.54%) Node.js
13 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.54%) ArchestrA
14 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 201 (21.54%) MS Excel
2 81 (8.68%) MS Office
3 48 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.47%) MS Project
5 17 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.43%) SPSS
8 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.54%) Summit
3 3 (0.32%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) HFM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Tridion
5 1 (0.11%) Staffware
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.64%) Office 365
3 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
4 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.11%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.54%) Firewall
2 32 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 30 (3.22%) DNS
3 30 (3.22%) SAN
4 26 (2.79%) FTP
5 22 (2.36%) LDAP
6 21 (2.25%) Internet
7 17 (1.82%) WAN
8 16 (1.71%) LAN
8 16 (1.71%) DHCP
9 14 (1.50%) VPN
10 9 (0.96%) Network Security
10 9 (0.96%) NAS
11 8 (0.86%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.75%) ATM
13 6 (0.64%) VoIP
13 6 (0.64%) Wireless
14 5 (0.54%) IPsec
14 5 (0.54%) MPLS
14 5 (0.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (38.69%) SQL Server
2 111 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 107 (11.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (7.82%) MS Access
5 62 (6.65%) Oracle Database
6 57 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 56 (6.00%) Relational Database
8 52 (5.57%) SQL Server 2000
9 46 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (2.57%) DTS
14 23 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (2.36%) DB2
16 20 (2.14%) RDBMS
16 20 (2.14%) DB2 UDB
17 18 (1.93%) MySQL
18 12 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
19 11 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 121 (12.97%) Visual Studio
2 58 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (3.22%) HP UFT
4 26 (2.79%) Selenium
5 25 (2.68%) Subversion
6 19 (2.04%) JIRA
6 19 (2.04%) MSI
6 19 (2.04%) Git (software)
7 18 (1.93%) WebDriver
8 15 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 13 (1.39%) Toad
10 10 (1.07%) Maven
11 9 (0.96%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.75%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.75%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
13 5 (0.54%) ClearQuest
13 5 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.54%) ClearCase
General
1 217 (23.26%) Finance
2 87 (9.32%) Banking
3 53 (5.68%) Manufacturing
4 31 (3.32%) Retail
5 30 (3.22%) Front Office
6 27 (2.89%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.39%) Back Office
7 13 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.39%) Legal
8 9 (0.96%) French Language
9 8 (0.86%) Automotive
10 7 (0.75%) Law
10 7 (0.75%) Military
10 7 (0.75%) Marketing
11 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.43%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Advertising
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 356 (38.16%) Developer
2 174 (18.65%) Analyst
3 102 (10.93%) .NET Developer
4 65 (6.97%) VB Developer
5 53 (5.68%) Architect
6 48 (5.14%) C# Developer
7 42 (4.50%) Programmer
8 41 (4.39%) VB6 Developer
9 35 (3.75%) Administrator
10 34 (3.64%) Support Analyst
10 34 (3.64%) Applications Support
11 33 (3.54%) Data Analyst
12 31 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.79%) VB Programmer
14 24 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (2.57%) SQL Developer
15 23 (2.47%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.47%) Senior Developer
16 21 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (2.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (47.27%) .NET
2 149 (15.97%) HTML
3 136 (14.58%) XML
4 125 (13.40%) ASP.NET
5 103 (11.04%) .NET Framework
6 91 (9.75%) Web Services
7 82 (8.79%) CSS
8 48 (5.14%) WinForms
9 43 (4.61%) WCF
10 37 (3.97%) WPF
11 36 (3.86%) jQuery
12 31 (3.32%) SOAP
13 30 (3.22%) ADO
14 22 (2.36%) Ajax
15 21 (2.25%) Application Packaging
16 20 (2.14%) HTML5
17 16 (1.71%) JSON
17 16 (1.71%) COM+
18 14 (1.50%) XSLT
18 14 (1.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.64%) N-Tier
4 28 (3.00%) Client/Server
5 25 (2.68%) NHS
6 19 (2.04%) GIS
7 13 (1.39%) Clustering
7 13 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.29%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.29%) Derivative
9 11 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.07%) Replication
11 8 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.86%) Equities
11 8 (0.86%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.86%) User Experience
11 8 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.75%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.54%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 282 (30.23%) Windows
2 90 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 75 (8.04%) UNIX
5 73 (7.82%) Linux
6 47 (5.04%) Windows 7
7 44 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (3.54%) Windows XP
9 23 (2.47%) Windows 2000
9 23 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.82%) Solaris
11 14 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (1.07%) AIX
13 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.54%) Android
14 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.32%) HPUX
16 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (11.90%) ITIL
3 72 (7.72%) Migration
4 60 (6.43%) Project Management
5 54 (5.79%) SDLC
6 43 (4.61%) Change Management
6 43 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (4.50%) TDD
8 41 (4.39%) Data Analysis
9 40 (4.29%) MVC
9 40 (4.29%) CRM
10 37 (3.97%) OO
11 36 (3.86%) PRINCE2
11 36 (3.86%) SOA
12 35 (3.75%) Scrum
12 35 (3.75%) Unit Testing
13 33 (3.54%) Change Control
14 32 (3.43%) Web Development
14 32 (3.43%) Information Security
14 32 (3.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 456 (48.87%) SQL
2 334 (35.80%) C#
3 195 (20.90%) VB6
4 168 (18.01%) VBScript
5 151 (16.18%) PowerShell
6 139 (14.90%) VB.NET
7 129 (13.83%) JavaScript
8 105 (11.25%) Java
9 101 (10.83%) VBA
10 96 (10.29%) T-SQL
11 47 (5.04%) C++
12 43 (4.61%) PL/SQL
13 27 (2.89%) Perl
14 25 (2.68%) Shell Script
15 23 (2.47%) PHP
15 23 (2.47%) Python
16 22 (2.36%) C
17 14 (1.50%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.18%) Ruby
19 7 (0.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 97 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 62 (6.65%) Degree
4 31 (3.32%) ISEB
5 19 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.18%) CISSP
8 11 (1.18%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.54%) CCNP
11 5 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.43%) CCNA
12 4 (0.43%) MCAD
12 4 (0.43%) MCSD
12 4 (0.43%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.43%) QA
2 29 (3.11%) SLA
3 18 (1.93%) ISO 9000
4 16 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.21%) GxP
7 2 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 111 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.61%) XenApp
3 15 (1.61%) vSphere
4 14 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.54%) NFS
9 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.21%) Xen
10 2 (0.21%) Samba
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 55 (5.89%) SCCM
2 19 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.18%) WSUS
4 11 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.96%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.75%) DatAdvantage
8 6 (0.64%) SCOM
8 6 (0.64%) Foglight
9 5 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.43%) Control-M
10 4 (0.43%) Puppet
10 4 (0.43%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.32%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.32%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 348 (37.30%) Microsoft
2 165 (17.68%) Oracle
3 77 (8.25%) VMware
4 47 (5.04%) HP
5 46 (4.93%) IBM
6 37 (3.97%) Citrix
7 34 (3.64%) EMC
8 31 (3.32%) Cisco
8 31 (3.32%) NetApp
9 25 (2.68%) Business Objects
10 24 (2.57%) Red Hat
11 21 (2.25%) SAP
12 18 (1.93%) TIBCO
13 17 (1.82%) McAfee
14 13 (1.39%) Sybase
15 11 (1.18%) OpenText
15 11 (1.18%) Kofax
16 9 (0.96%) Siebel
17 8 (0.86%) CA
17 8 (0.86%) Dell
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £25.85 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Good depandant on skills
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GB Solutions
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £299 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Streamline Connections
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago