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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 220 210 185
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing VB 193 242 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.83% 0.99% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 2.46% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 137 142
Average daily rate
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£413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £287 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.54 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.67% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £21.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.37 £38.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -1.60%
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
9912 9846 8936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.84% 40.46% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7574 7108 6408
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 84 120
Average hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £50.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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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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 +15 74 £443 +10.62% 22
Enfield - 4 £250 - 1
Harrow - 1 £360 -
Uxbridge - 1 £350 -
Clapham - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - - 3
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 206 (54.64%) SQL
2 132 (35.01%) Windows
3 130 (34.48%) SQL Server
4 121 (32.10%) .NET
4 121 (32.10%) Microsoft
5 107 (28.38%) Finance
6 89 (23.61%) Oracle
6 89 (23.61%) C#
7 80 (21.22%) VBScript
8 79 (20.95%) MS Excel
9 75 (19.89%) Banking
10 73 (19.36%) PowerShell
11 68 (18.04%) Java
12 62 (16.45%) VBA
12 62 (16.45%) VB6
13 60 (15.92%) Active Directory
14 58 (15.38%) JavaScript
15 45 (11.94%) HTML
16 44 (11.67%) Linux
16 44 (11.67%) XML
16 44 (11.67%) Front Office
17 41 (10.88%) IIS
18 40 (10.61%) C++
18 40 (10.61%) ASP.NET
19 39 (10.34%) PL/SQL
20 37 (9.81%) ITIL
20 37 (9.81%) Investment Banking
21 35 (9.28%) VMware
21 35 (9.28%) CSS
22 33 (8.75%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 41 (10.88%) IIS
2 30 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.12%) Apache
5 8 (2.12%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (1.86%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle 10gAS
9 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.80%) SAS
11 2 (0.53%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.53%) CMS
11 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 79 (20.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.92%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.39%) CODA-Financials
2 7 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.06%) Summit
4 3 (0.80%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.80%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.53%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.27%) Algo Collateral
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.84%) DNS
2 14 (3.71%) SAN
3 12 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.92%) DHCP
4 11 (2.92%) Firewall
4 11 (2.92%) Intranet
5 10 (2.65%) LDAP
6 8 (2.12%) BIG-IP
7 7 (1.86%) NetScaler
7 7 (1.86%) Network Security
7 7 (1.86%) WAN
8 6 (1.59%) VPN
9 5 (1.33%) FCoE
9 5 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (1.33%) Multicast
9 5 (1.33%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.33%) VLAN
9 5 (1.33%) FTP
9 5 (1.33%) SNMP
10 4 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.22%) Oracle Database
3 28 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.31%) Relational Database
6 16 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (2.65%) QlikView
10 10 (2.65%) BusinessObjects XI
10 10 (2.65%) Siebel EIM
11 8 (2.12%) MS Access
11 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (1.86%) KDB
12 7 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (7.43%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (3.71%) MSI
3 10 (2.65%) JUnit
4 9 (2.39%) GDB
4 9 (2.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (1.86%) Mockito
6 6 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (1.33%) JMeter
8 3 (0.80%) Selenium
9 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.53%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.53%) JIRA
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.53%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.27%) Build Forge
10 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 107 (28.38%) Finance
2 75 (19.89%) Banking
3 44 (11.67%) Front Office
4 37 (9.81%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.51%) Law
6 15 (3.98%) Retail
7 12 (3.18%) Legal
8 7 (1.86%) German Language
9 6 (1.59%) Back Office
9 6 (1.59%) Marketing
10 5 (1.33%) Russian Language
10 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.06%) Automotive
11 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.53%) Avionics
14 1 (0.27%) Military
14 1 (0.27%) Advertising
14 1 (0.27%) Publishing
14 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 144 (38.20%) Developer
2 76 (20.16%) Analyst
3 29 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 26 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 21 (5.57%) VB Developer
6 18 (4.77%) Support Analyst
6 18 (4.77%) .NET Developer
7 17 (4.51%) Senior Developer
8 16 (4.24%) Excel Developer
9 14 (3.71%) C# Developer
10 13 (3.45%) Data Analyst
10 13 (3.45%) Administrator
11 12 (3.18%) Applications Support Analyst
12 10 (2.65%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.65%) Financial Analyst
12 10 (2.65%) VB6 Developer
12 10 (2.65%) Chief Technology Officer
13 9 (2.39%) VBA Developer
14 8 (2.12%) Java Developer
14 8 (2.12%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (32.10%) .NET
2 45 (11.94%) HTML
3 44 (11.67%) XML
4 40 (10.61%) ASP.NET
5 35 (9.28%) CSS
6 29 (7.69%) Web Services
7 26 (6.90%) Middleware
8 23 (6.10%) WCF
9 21 (5.57%) jQuery
10 17 (4.51%) ActiveX
11 14 (3.71%) XSD
11 14 (3.71%) Application Packaging
12 12 (3.18%) JSP
13 11 (2.92%) HTML5
13 11 (2.92%) WPF
13 11 (2.92%) XSL
14 10 (2.65%) XSLT
14 10 (2.65%) SOAP
15 8 (2.12%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.98%) Fixed Income
2 15 (3.98%) Clustering
2 15 (3.98%) Derivative
3 14 (3.71%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.39%) NHS
5 7 (1.86%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.86%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.59%) Market Risk
6 6 (1.59%) Replication
6 6 (1.59%) Equities
7 5 (1.33%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.33%) Open Source
7 5 (1.33%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.33%) Statistics
8 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.80%) iPad
9 3 (0.80%) Economics
9 3 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 132 (35.01%) Windows
2 44 (11.67%) Linux
3 31 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (8.22%) UNIX
4 30 (7.96%) Windows 7
5 25 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.51%) Windows XP
7 10 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.33%) AIX
9 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.27%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.27%) Android
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (9.81%) ITIL
2 32 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (7.43%) OO
4 25 (6.63%) ETL
5 23 (6.10%) Migration
6 22 (5.84%) Analytics
7 21 (5.57%) Capacity Management
7 21 (5.57%) Data Modelling
7 21 (5.57%) Change Management
8 19 (5.04%) Workflow
8 19 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (4.24%) Project Management
10 15 (3.98%) CRM
11 14 (3.71%) OOP
11 14 (3.71%) TDD
12 12 (3.18%) Data Analysis
12 12 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (3.18%) Release Management
12 12 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (2.92%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 206 (54.64%) SQL
2 89 (23.61%) C#
3 80 (21.22%) VBScript
4 73 (19.36%) PowerShell
5 68 (18.04%) Java
6 62 (16.45%) VBA
6 62 (16.45%) VB6
7 58 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 40 (10.61%) C++
9 39 (10.34%) PL/SQL
10 32 (8.49%) VB.NET
11 30 (7.96%) Python
12 28 (7.43%) C
13 23 (6.10%) Shell Script
14 18 (4.77%) T-SQL
15 15 (3.98%) Perl
16 12 (3.18%) Bash Shell
17 10 (2.65%) PHP
18 9 (2.39%) VC++
19 7 (1.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.51%) Degree
4 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.39%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.12%) ISEB
6 8 (2.12%) Siebel Certification
6 8 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.12%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.06%) CISSP
8 4 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.06%) CCEA
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) MBA
9 2 (0.53%) CCNP
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.27%) NCDA
10 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.59%) QA
1 6 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.53%) FATCA
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (15.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.57%) vSphere
3 20 (5.31%) VMware ESX
4 16 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (3.98%) XenApp
6 7 (1.86%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.59%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.33%) vCloud
8 5 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.33%) NFS
9 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.53%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.53%) Nmap
11 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (5.84%) SCCM
2 17 (4.51%) Control-M
3 15 (3.98%) ITRS Geneos
3 15 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (3.71%) BladeLogic
5 11 (2.92%) WMI
6 10 (2.65%) SCOM
7 9 (2.39%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (1.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 7 (1.86%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.86%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (1.59%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.80%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.53%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.53%) Nagios
11 2 (0.53%) Nessus
11 2 (0.53%) Opsview
11 2 (0.53%) CORE IMPACT
12 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 121 (32.10%) Microsoft
2 89 (23.61%) Oracle
3 35 (9.28%) VMware
4 30 (7.96%) Sybase
5 26 (6.90%) Citrix
6 25 (6.63%) HP
7 16 (4.24%) Business Objects
7 16 (4.24%) Altiris
8 13 (3.45%) TIBCO
9 12 (3.18%) IBM
10 11 (2.92%) Siebel
11 10 (2.65%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.39%) CODA
12 9 (2.39%) NetApp
12 9 (2.39%) EMC
13 8 (2.12%) BMC
13 8 (2.12%) Cisco
14 7 (1.86%) F5
14 7 (1.86%) ION Trading
14 7 (1.86%) Sun
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Posted: Yesterday
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