The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 285 255 189
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -66
Contract jobs citing VB 407 474 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.92% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 2.39% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 270 322
Median daily rate £363 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 22
Median hourly rate £28.63 £26.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% +2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £16.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £41.24 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +14.00%
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
19922 19812 18398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.00% 38.29% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13808 13544 11982
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 404 383
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £19.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -54 121 £425 +6.25% 21
South East +19 98 £375 +7.14% 24
North East -3 61 £280 -6.66% 2
South West -16 34 £325 -2.25% 11
North West -6 27 £500 +53.84% 13
East Midlands -5 21 £425 +36.00% 14
West Midlands -26 21 £430 +8.86% 9
Yorkshire -23 12 £340 +4.61% 8
East of England +6 10 £275 -8.33% 9
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VB.

1 508 (58.93%) SQL
2 339 (39.33%) SQL Server
3 332 (38.52%) .NET
4 299 (34.69%) Windows
5 293 (33.99%) C#
6 292 (33.87%) Microsoft
7 223 (25.87%) Oracle
8 197 (22.85%) PowerShell
9 190 (22.04%) Finance
10 188 (21.81%) MS Excel
11 187 (21.69%) Java
12 183 (21.23%) JavaScript
13 165 (19.14%) Security Cleared
14 161 (18.68%) HTML
15 154 (17.87%) ASP.NET
16 152 (17.63%) VBScript
17 146 (16.94%) VB6
18 140 (16.24%) XML
19 135 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
20 129 (14.97%) T-SQL
21 126 (14.62%) VBA
21 126 (14.62%) Windows Server
22 123 (14.27%) Linux
23 121 (14.04%) CSS
24 119 (13.81%) Unix
24 119 (13.81%) VB.NET
25 117 (13.57%) SC Cleared
26 115 (13.34%) Active Directory
27 104 (12.06%) C++
28 98 (11.37%) HP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 83 (9.63%) SharePoint
2 80 (9.28%) IIS
3 40 (4.64%) WebLogic
4 27 (3.13%) Apache
5 16 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.39%) JBoss
7 11 (1.28%) SAS
8 9 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.70%) Drupal
9 6 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.58%) CMS
10 5 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.58%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.58%) WordPress
11 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.46%) Confluence
11 4 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.35%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 188 (21.81%) MS Excel
2 84 (9.74%) MS Office
3 27 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.39%) MS Project
7 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.12%) Simulink
10 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.35%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.74%) Office 365
3 7 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.46%) IaaS
5 3 (0.35%) SaaS
6 2 (0.23%) PaaS
6 2 (0.23%) Yammer
7 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 54 (6.26%) DNS
3 51 (5.92%) HTTP
4 42 (4.87%) Internet
4 42 (4.87%) LDAP
5 41 (4.76%) SAN
6 40 (4.64%) DHCP
7 17 (1.97%) Firewall
8 14 (1.62%) HTTPS
8 14 (1.62%) Kerberos
9 12 (1.39%) IPsec
9 12 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
9 12 (1.39%) SSL
9 12 (1.39%) VPN
10 11 (1.28%) BGP
10 11 (1.28%) IPv6
11 10 (1.16%) SMTP
12 8 (0.93%) LAN
13 6 (0.70%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (39.33%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.09%) Relational Database
3 64 (7.42%) Oracle Database
4 63 (7.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 54 (6.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (5.34%) DB2
7 46 (5.34%) RDBMS
8 36 (4.18%) MS Access
9 32 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
11 22 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (2.55%) QlikView
12 21 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (1.51%) Oracle OWB
17 12 (1.39%) MySQL
17 12 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 93 (10.79%) Visual Studio
2 46 (5.34%) HP UFT
2 46 (5.34%) Subversion
3 36 (4.18%) MSI
4 33 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 31 (3.60%) LoadRunner
6 29 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (3.13%) JIRA
7 27 (3.13%) Maven
8 23 (2.67%) JUnit
9 22 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
10 20 (2.32%) ClearQuest
11 18 (2.09%) Selenium
12 16 (1.86%) Toad
13 15 (1.74%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.51%) Ant
14 13 (1.51%) Artifactory
15 12 (1.39%) Git (software)
16 10 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 9 (1.04%) JMeter
General
1 190 (22.04%) Finance
2 63 (7.31%) Banking
3 38 (4.41%) Front Office
4 24 (2.78%) Marketing
5 21 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.97%) Retail
7 13 (1.51%) Law
8 12 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.81%) Advertising
10 7 (0.81%) Back Office
10 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.70%) German Language
11 6 (0.70%) Legal
12 4 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Military
13 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 363 (42.11%) Developer
2 132 (15.31%) .NET Developer
3 127 (14.73%) Analyst
4 65 (7.54%) SQL Developer
5 64 (7.42%) C# Developer
6 52 (6.03%) VB Developer
7 47 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 36 (4.18%) Applications Support
9 35 (4.06%) ASP Developer
10 32 (3.71%) VB.NET Developer
11 31 (3.60%) Architect
12 26 (3.02%) VB6 Developer
13 25 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (2.90%) Consultant
13 25 (2.90%) Java Developer
14 24 (2.78%) Applications Developer
14 24 (2.78%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.78%) VBA Developer
15 23 (2.67%) Administrator
16 22 (2.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (38.52%) .NET
2 161 (18.68%) HTML
3 154 (17.87%) ASP.NET
4 140 (16.24%) XML
5 121 (14.04%) CSS
6 94 (10.90%) jQuery
7 75 (8.70%) .NET Framework
7 75 (8.70%) Web Services
8 54 (6.26%) Classic ASP
8 54 (6.26%) HTML5
9 35 (4.06%) AngularJS
9 35 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (4.06%) WinForms
10 33 (3.83%) DCOM
11 32 (3.71%) JSON
12 31 (3.60%) CSS3
12 31 (3.60%) JSP
13 29 (3.36%) SAML
13 29 (3.36%) WCF
14 28 (3.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.60%) Fixed Income
5 25 (2.90%) Derivative
6 19 (2.20%) Equities
7 17 (1.97%) Mainframe
8 13 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.39%) Clustering
9 12 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.28%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
11 9 (1.04%) Reference Data
12 8 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.81%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 299 (34.69%) Windows
2 126 (14.62%) Windows Server
3 123 (14.27%) Linux
4 119 (13.81%) Unix
5 57 (6.61%) Windows 7
6 51 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.97%) Windows 10
11 16 (1.86%) zOS
12 12 (1.39%) Solaris
13 11 (1.28%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.04%) AIX
15 8 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.23%) Android
18 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (11.14%) ITIL
3 77 (8.93%) Web Development
4 74 (8.58%) MVC
5 64 (7.42%) SDLC
6 56 (6.50%) Migration
7 48 (5.57%) Workflow
8 46 (5.34%) Mentoring
9 44 (5.10%) Project Management
10 43 (4.99%) Configuration Management
11 41 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (4.64%) OO
12 40 (4.64%) Scrum
12 40 (4.64%) Software Engineering
13 39 (4.52%) Data Management
14 38 (4.41%) Business Analysis
14 38 (4.41%) Incident Management
15 37 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (4.18%) Waterfall
17 32 (3.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 508 (58.93%) SQL
2 293 (33.99%) C#
3 197 (22.85%) PowerShell
4 187 (21.69%) Java
5 183 (21.23%) JavaScript
6 152 (17.63%) VBScript
7 146 (16.94%) VB6
8 129 (14.97%) T-SQL
9 126 (14.62%) VBA
10 119 (13.81%) VB.NET
11 104 (12.06%) C++
12 96 (11.14%) Perl
13 87 (10.09%) PL/SQL
14 72 (8.35%) Shell Script
15 65 (7.54%) C
16 43 (4.99%) Python
17 42 (4.87%) PHP
18 18 (2.09%) FQL
19 14 (1.62%) Lua
20 10 (1.16%) VC++
Qualifications
1 165 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 117 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 69 (8.00%) Degree
4 57 (6.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 26 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.78%) AAT
8 23 (2.67%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.97%) MCSE
10 16 (1.86%) CISSP
11 15 (1.74%) CISM
12 14 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (1.62%) MCSA
13 13 (1.51%) CCNA
13 13 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (1.16%) CISA
15 10 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.16%) MCSD
16 9 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.64%) QA
2 39 (4.52%) SLA
3 16 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 115 (13.34%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 39 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.29%) XenDesktop
5 34 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 33 (3.83%) XenApp
7 26 (3.02%) XenServer
8 11 (1.28%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.04%) Firmware
10 8 (0.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.46%) vSphere
12 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 77 (8.93%) SCCM
2 76 (8.82%) Tivoli
3 47 (5.45%) HP SiteScope
4 44 (5.10%) MOM
5 40 (4.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 29 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.62%) Control-M
7 14 (1.62%) SCOM
8 9 (1.04%) BladeLogic
8 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.93%) Netcool
10 7 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.70%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.70%) WSUS
12 4 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (0.35%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.35%) IBM BigFix
13 3 (0.35%) OpenView
13 3 (0.35%) SCSM
13 3 (0.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 292 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 223 (25.87%) Oracle
3 98 (11.37%) HP
4 67 (7.77%) VMware
5 63 (7.31%) ServiceNow
6 53 (6.15%) CA
7 50 (5.80%) Citrix
8 46 (5.34%) BMC
9 42 (4.87%) IBM
10 32 (3.71%) SAP
11 26 (3.02%) AppSense
12 25 (2.90%) Cisco
13 21 (2.44%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.39%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
16 8 (0.93%) Cognos
16 8 (0.93%) SolarWinds
16 8 (0.93%) Sybase
17 7 (0.81%) BEA
17 7 (0.81%) DevExpress
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £290 - 320 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: £NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago