The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 217 232 158
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -74
Contract jobs citing VB 199 169 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 0.75% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.16% 1.82% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 115 179
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £650 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.05 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -16.90%
VB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9218 9303 8988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.59% 41.11% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6710 6896 6501
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 119
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £160.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in London

VB
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the London region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in London

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in London

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the London region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in London

VB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
City of London +1 52 £425 - 14
Croydon - 4 £325 - 3
Docklands, London -2 1 £330 -
Canary Wharf -10 1 £250 -
Romford - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 194 (55.43%) SQL
2 145 (41.43%) .NET
3 140 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 119 (34.00%) C#
5 112 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 111 (31.71%) Finance
7 98 (28.00%) Windows
8 75 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 71 (20.29%) Oracle
10 67 (19.14%) VBScript
11 61 (17.43%) Java
12 55 (15.71%) VB.NET
12 55 (15.71%) VB6
13 51 (14.57%) HTML
14 46 (13.14%) JavaScript
14 46 (13.14%) PowerShell
15 45 (12.86%) VBA
16 44 (12.57%) Banking
17 42 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 41 (11.71%) UNIX
18 41 (11.71%) XML
19 39 (11.14%) Relational Database
20 37 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
21 35 (10.00%) Active Directory
22 34 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 32 (9.14%) CSS
24 30 (8.57%) Degree
24 30 (8.57%) Web Services
24 30 (8.57%) C++
25 28 (8.00%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 25 (7.14%) IIS
2 20 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (1.43%) SAS
6 4 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.14%) Confluence
7 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.86%) CMS
8 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.57%) Node.js
9 1 (0.29%) Lync
9 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.29%) Moodle
9 1 (0.29%) Mule
9 1 (0.29%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 75 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.00%) MS Office
3 20 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.71%) MS Project
5 11 (3.14%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.86%) SPSS
7 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Summit
2 3 (0.86%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.57%) HFM
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.14%) Internet
3 7 (2.00%) WAN
3 7 (2.00%) DNS
4 6 (1.71%) Firewall
5 5 (1.43%) SAN
6 4 (1.14%) LAN
6 4 (1.14%) VPN
6 4 (1.14%) DHCP
6 4 (1.14%) Network Security
7 3 (0.86%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.86%) LDAP
8 2 (0.57%) SMTP
8 2 (0.57%) FTP
8 2 (0.57%) Intranet
9 1 (0.29%) NAS
9 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.29%) CTI
9 1 (0.29%) Wireless
9 1 (0.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (11.14%) Relational Database
4 34 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (7.43%) Oracle Database
6 22 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (4.00%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.43%) Siebel EIM
10 11 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.57%) MS Access
12 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (2.00%) QlikView
13 7 (2.00%) OLAP
14 6 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (1.71%) MySQL
14 6 (1.71%) BusinessObjects XI
15 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 28 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.29%) MSI
4 9 (2.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (2.29%) Subversion
6 7 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.43%) Selenium
7 5 (1.43%) JIRA
8 4 (1.14%) Toad
8 4 (1.14%) JMeter
8 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.86%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.86%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.86%) JUnit
9 3 (0.86%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.57%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.57%) PeopleTools
General
1 111 (31.71%) Finance
2 44 (12.57%) Banking
3 28 (8.00%) Front Office
4 21 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.57%) Retail
5 9 (2.57%) French Language
5 9 (2.57%) Legal
6 8 (2.29%) Law
6 8 (2.29%) German Language
7 7 (2.00%) Back Office
7 7 (2.00%) Automotive
8 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.43%) Russian Language
9 5 (1.43%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.14%) Avionics
11 3 (0.86%) Marketing
11 3 (0.86%) Advertising
11 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.29%) Military
12 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 157 (44.86%) Developer
2 83 (23.71%) Analyst
3 31 (8.86%) .NET Developer
4 27 (7.71%) VB Developer
5 25 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 21 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.71%) Applications Support
8 18 (5.14%) Senior Developer
9 15 (4.29%) Data Analyst
9 15 (4.29%) Siebel Developer
10 12 (3.43%) SQL Developer
11 11 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.14%) Administrator
12 10 (2.86%) Architect
12 10 (2.86%) VB6 Developer
13 9 (2.57%) AWS Developer
13 9 (2.57%) VBA Developer
13 9 (2.57%) Data Manager
13 9 (2.57%) Applications Support Analyst
13 9 (2.57%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (41.43%) .NET
2 51 (14.57%) HTML
3 41 (11.71%) XML
4 32 (9.14%) CSS
5 30 (8.57%) Web Services
6 26 (7.43%) ASP.NET
7 23 (6.57%) .NET Framework
8 21 (6.00%) WCF
9 20 (5.71%) WPF
10 18 (5.14%) WinForms
11 13 (3.71%) XSLT
12 8 (2.29%) ActiveX
12 8 (2.29%) WF
12 8 (2.29%) jQuery
13 7 (2.00%) Application Packaging
13 7 (2.00%) JSP
14 6 (1.71%) COM+
14 6 (1.71%) Rendezvous
15 5 (1.43%) ADO
15 5 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.00%) Derivative
4 10 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.57%) Equities
5 9 (2.57%) Fixed Income
5 9 (2.57%) NHS
6 8 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.43%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.43%) User Experience
9 5 (1.43%) Replication
9 5 (1.43%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.86%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.86%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.86%) CMDB
10 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 98 (28.00%) Windows
2 41 (11.71%) UNIX
3 25 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (7.14%) Linux
4 18 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.43%) Solaris
7 4 (1.14%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.14%) AIX
7 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.29%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (7.14%) ETL
3 23 (6.57%) ITIL
3 23 (6.57%) Change Management
3 23 (6.57%) Project Management
4 22 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (6.29%) Data Modelling
5 21 (6.00%) Data Analysis
6 19 (5.43%) Workflow
7 18 (5.14%) TDD
8 15 (4.29%) Project Planning
8 15 (4.29%) Electronic Trading
9 14 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.71%) Migration
10 13 (3.71%) OO
11 12 (3.43%) Analytics
12 10 (2.86%) Unit Testing
12 10 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 194 (55.43%) SQL
2 119 (34.00%) C#
3 67 (19.14%) VBScript
4 61 (17.43%) Java
5 55 (15.71%) VB.NET
5 55 (15.71%) VB6
6 46 (13.14%) JavaScript
6 46 (13.14%) PowerShell
7 45 (12.86%) VBA
8 30 (8.57%) C++
9 24 (6.86%) T-SQL
10 22 (6.29%) PL/SQL
11 17 (4.86%) Python
12 16 (4.57%) Shell Script
13 14 (4.00%) PHP
14 13 (3.71%) Perl
15 8 (2.29%) C
16 6 (1.71%) XAML
16 6 (1.71%) Ruby
17 4 (1.14%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 30 (8.57%) Degree
2 11 (3.14%) Siebel Certification
3 9 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.86%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CCEE
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) MBA
7 1 (0.29%) HNC
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMP
7 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.14%) QA
2 7 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) GxP
System Software
1 35 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.00%) vSphere
5 6 (1.71%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.86%) XenApp
8 2 (0.57%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.57%) Xen
9 1 (0.29%) SRDF
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (5.71%) SCCM
2 15 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.14%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (0.86%) SCOM
5 3 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.86%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.57%) Nagios
6 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.57%) WSUS
6 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.57%) Nessus
6 2 (0.57%) Nmap
6 2 (0.57%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.57%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.57%) Puppet
6 2 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.29%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 112 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 71 (20.29%) Oracle
3 19 (5.43%) HP
3 19 (5.43%) Citrix
4 18 (5.14%) Sybase
4 18 (5.14%) VMware
5 17 (4.86%) Siebel
6 16 (4.57%) Business Objects
7 8 (2.29%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.71%) McAfee
9 5 (1.43%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.43%) Telerik
9 5 (1.43%) AppSense
9 5 (1.43%) Cisco
9 5 (1.43%) IBM
10 4 (1.14%) NetApp
10 4 (1.14%) Dell
10 4 (1.14%) SAP
10 4 (1.14%) OpenText
10 4 (1.14%) Remedy
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