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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 282 241 210
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -31
Contract jobs citing VB 131 168 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.81% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.89% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 124 104
Average daily rate £386 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.58 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% +8.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
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
8977 8891 8693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.45% 42.68% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6664 6632 6177
Average daily rate £474 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.28% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 53 76
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £16.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 26 £400 +3.22% 12
Croydon -12 4 £273 -24.30% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
Canary Wharf 0 2 £475 +79.24%
Greenwich - 2 £431 -
Hackney - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £371 -
Ilford - 2 £388 - 2
Southall - 2 £375 - 1
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Romford - 1 £350 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (54.10%) SQL
2 120 (49.18%) C#
3 110 (45.08%) .NET
4 106 (43.44%) SQL Server
5 103 (42.21%) Finance
6 75 (30.74%) VBA
7 74 (30.33%) Windows
8 72 (29.51%) MS Excel
8 72 (29.51%) Banking
9 68 (27.87%) Oracle
10 52 (21.31%) Microsoft
11 46 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (18.03%) VB.NET
13 41 (16.80%) VBScript
13 41 (16.80%) .NET Framework
14 40 (16.39%) PowerShell
15 38 (15.57%) JavaScript
16 32 (13.11%) IIS
16 32 (13.11%) ASP.NET
17 31 (12.70%) Investment Banking
18 30 (12.30%) HTML
19 29 (11.89%) XML
19 29 (11.89%) Front Office
19 29 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
20 28 (11.48%) Oracle Database
21 25 (10.25%) WinForms
22 24 (9.84%) Active Directory
22 24 (9.84%) Citrix
23 23 (9.43%) Java
23 23 (9.43%) Change Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 32 (13.11%) IIS
2 15 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.46%) Confluence
3 6 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.82%) CMS
5 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.82%) JBoss
5 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) Lync
6 1 (0.41%) Mule
6 1 (0.41%) Node.js
6 1 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 72 (29.51%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.79%) MS Office
3 10 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.23%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.23%) MS Project
6 3 (1.23%) SPSS
7 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.05%) HFM
2 4 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.82%) Brady Trinity
3 2 (0.82%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.41%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.41%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.41%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.41%) Relativity
4 1 (0.41%) Symantec eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.82%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.69%) HTTP
1 9 (3.69%) NetScaler
2 8 (3.28%) DNS
3 7 (2.87%) Firewall
4 6 (2.46%) WAN
5 5 (2.05%) DHCP
5 5 (2.05%) LAN
6 4 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.23%) Wireless
8 2 (0.82%) FTP
8 2 (0.82%) Internet
8 2 (0.82%) SAN
8 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.82%) VPN
9 1 (0.41%) BOOTP
9 1 (0.41%) Intranet
9 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.41%) LDAP
9 1 (0.41%) OSPF
9 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (43.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (11.48%) Oracle Database
4 21 (8.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (8.20%) Oracle Reports
6 19 (7.79%) MS Access
7 17 (6.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (6.15%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (5.33%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (2.05%) Data Mart
13 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (2.05%) Hyperion Smart View
13 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
15 3 (1.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (7.38%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.69%) Subversion
4 8 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.28%) JIRA
5 6 (2.46%) HP UFT
5 6 (2.46%) TestComplete
6 5 (2.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.23%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.41%) Ant
10 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.41%) Maven
10 1 (0.41%) MSI
10 1 (0.41%) Selenium
10 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 103 (42.21%) Finance
2 72 (29.51%) Banking
3 31 (12.70%) Investment Banking
4 29 (11.89%) Front Office
5 16 (6.56%) Back Office
6 11 (4.51%) Retail
7 3 (1.23%) International Banking
7 3 (1.23%) Law
7 3 (1.23%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.82%) Local Government
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 115 (47.13%) Developer
2 54 (22.13%) Analyst
3 52 (21.31%) .NET Developer
4 51 (20.90%) C# Developer
5 39 (15.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (13.52%) SQL Developer
7 17 (6.97%) VB.NET Developer
8 16 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
9 15 (6.15%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 14 (5.74%) VB Developer
11 13 (5.33%) WinForms Developer
12 12 (4.92%) Consultant
12 12 (4.92%) Data Analyst
12 12 (4.92%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.92%) Test Analyst
13 11 (4.51%) Applications Support
14 10 (4.10%) SQL Server Developer
15 9 (3.69%) Administrator
15 9 (3.69%) Architect
15 9 (3.69%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (45.08%) .NET
2 41 (16.80%) .NET Framework
3 32 (13.11%) ASP.NET
4 30 (12.30%) HTML
5 29 (11.89%) XML
6 25 (10.25%) WinForms
7 15 (6.15%) Web Services
8 14 (5.74%) CSS
9 13 (5.33%) WPF
10 11 (4.51%) WCF
11 7 (2.87%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.87%) jQuery
12 6 (2.46%) ADO.NET
12 6 (2.46%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (1.64%) XSL
14 3 (1.23%) Apache Flex
14 3 (1.23%) JSON
14 3 (1.23%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 3 (1.23%) MSMQ
14 3 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.74%) Derivative
3 13 (5.33%) Fixed Income
4 12 (4.92%) Visualisation
5 11 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.69%) Hedge funds
6 9 (3.69%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.87%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.46%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.46%) NHS
9 5 (2.05%) CMDB
9 5 (2.05%) Equities
10 4 (1.64%) User Experience
11 3 (1.23%) Data Extraction
11 3 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.23%) Informatics
11 3 (1.23%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.82%) Clustering
12 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.82%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 74 (30.33%) Windows
2 21 (8.61%) Windows Server
3 16 (6.56%) Linux
4 15 (6.15%) Unix
5 11 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.64%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.82%) CentOS
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.41%) Solaris
11 1 (0.41%) VMS
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (9.43%) Change Management
3 17 (6.97%) Scrum
4 16 (6.56%) MVC
5 15 (6.15%) Analytics
5 15 (6.15%) ITIL
5 15 (6.15%) Project Management
6 14 (5.74%) Data Analysis
7 13 (5.33%) Migration
8 10 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.10%) CRM
8 10 (4.10%) Data Management
8 10 (4.10%) Risk Management
8 10 (4.10%) Web Development
9 9 (3.69%) Coaching
9 9 (3.69%) Mentoring
9 9 (3.69%) Software Engineering
9 9 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.69%) Validation
10 8 (3.28%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (54.10%) SQL
2 120 (49.18%) C#
3 75 (30.74%) VBA
4 44 (18.03%) VB.NET
5 41 (16.80%) VBScript
6 40 (16.39%) PowerShell
7 38 (15.57%) JavaScript
8 23 (9.43%) Java
9 22 (9.02%) VB6
10 21 (8.61%) C++
11 18 (7.38%) T-SQL
12 13 (5.33%) Perl
13 7 (2.87%) PHP
13 7 (2.87%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.05%) Python
14 5 (2.05%) Ruby
14 5 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.64%) C
15 4 (1.64%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.64%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (7.38%) Degree
2 7 (2.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.64%) ISEB
4 3 (1.23%) ACCA
4 3 (1.23%) CISA
5 2 (0.82%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.82%) PMP
5 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.41%) MCP
6 1 (0.41%) MCSA
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.61%) QA
2 11 (4.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.23%) EMIR
3 3 (1.23%) MiFID
4 2 (0.82%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.41%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.33%) XenApp
3 10 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.87%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.46%) vSphere
6 5 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (1.23%) Snort
7 3 (1.23%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.82%) Firmware
8 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (7.79%) SCCM
2 5 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.05%) Puppet
3 4 (1.64%) Control-M
3 4 (1.64%) SCOM
4 3 (1.23%) Nagios
4 3 (1.23%) Nexpose
4 3 (1.23%) Proventia
4 3 (1.23%) QRadar
4 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.82%) AppManager
5 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.41%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 68 (27.87%) Oracle
2 52 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.84%) Citrix
4 13 (5.33%) VMware
5 12 (4.92%) Sybase
6 9 (3.69%) SAP
7 5 (2.05%) Cisco
7 5 (2.05%) HP
7 5 (2.05%) Hyperion
7 5 (2.05%) NetApp
8 4 (1.64%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.64%) Cognos
8 4 (1.64%) McAfee
8 4 (1.64%) Tableau
9 3 (1.23%) Apple
9 3 (1.23%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.23%) F5
9 3 (1.23%) Murex
9 3 (1.23%) ScanSafe
9 3 (1.23%) Wyse
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