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 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 254 217 174
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -43
Contract jobs citing VB 147 195 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.89% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 2.19% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 95 138
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.58 £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.60% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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
9003 8890 8291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.33% 40.50% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6603 6325 5963
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 74 87
Average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £27.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £61.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 -6 42 £380 -5.00% 16
Docklands, London +5 6 £191 -
Enfield - 2 £250 -
Harrow - 1 £360 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 206 (61.49%) SQL
2 131 (39.10%) SQL Server
3 129 (38.51%) .NET
4 104 (31.04%) Microsoft
5 94 (28.06%) Finance
6 93 (27.76%) C#
7 92 (27.46%) Windows
8 81 (24.18%) Oracle
9 80 (23.88%) MS Excel
10 75 (22.39%) VB6
11 73 (21.79%) Java
12 60 (17.91%) JavaScript
12 60 (17.91%) VBScript
13 58 (17.31%) VBA
14 49 (14.63%) HTML
15 47 (14.03%) Banking
16 45 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (13.13%) C++
18 42 (12.54%) VB.NET
19 40 (11.94%) XML
20 38 (11.34%) CSS
20 38 (11.34%) UNIX
21 37 (11.04%) PL/SQL
22 36 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
23 35 (10.45%) ASP.NET
24 34 (10.15%) Linux
25 33 (9.85%) Oracle Database
26 31 (9.25%) Relational Database
27 30 (8.96%) ITIL
27 30 (8.96%) PowerShell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 29 (8.66%) IIS
2 26 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.19%) Confluence
7 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.19%) Oracle 10gAS
7 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.90%) CMS
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.60%) Node.js
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.60%) SAS
9 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 80 (23.88%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.48%) MS Office
3 14 (4.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.49%) MS Project
6 4 (1.19%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.99%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) HFM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.99%) WAN
2 9 (2.69%) DNS
3 8 (2.39%) DHCP
4 7 (2.09%) Firewall
5 6 (1.79%) SAN
5 6 (1.79%) Network Security
5 6 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.49%) LAN
7 4 (1.19%) LDAP
7 4 (1.19%) FTP
7 4 (1.19%) Internet
8 3 (0.90%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.90%) Intranet
9 2 (0.60%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.60%) DMZ
9 2 (0.60%) Extranet
9 2 (0.60%) SMTP
9 2 (0.60%) WLAN
10 1 (0.30%) ATM
10 1 (0.30%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (39.10%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.85%) Oracle Database
3 31 (9.25%) Relational Database
4 28 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (7.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (3.88%) BusinessObjects XI
8 13 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (3.58%) Siebel EIM
9 12 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.69%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (2.09%) KDB
12 7 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (2.09%) MS Access
12 7 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (7.76%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (3.28%) JUnit
4 10 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (2.69%) GDB
6 8 (2.39%) MSI
6 8 (2.39%) JMeter
7 7 (2.09%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (2.09%) Selenium
7 7 (2.09%) Mockito
8 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 5 (1.49%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.49%) JIRA
9 4 (1.19%) Subversion
9 4 (1.19%) Toad
9 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.90%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 94 (28.06%) Finance
2 47 (14.03%) Banking
3 29 (8.66%) Front Office
4 28 (8.36%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.18%) Law
6 12 (3.58%) Retail
7 11 (3.28%) Legal
8 8 (2.39%) Back Office
8 8 (2.39%) German Language
9 7 (2.09%) Automotive
10 5 (1.49%) Russian Language
10 5 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.19%) Avionics
11 4 (1.19%) Marketing
11 4 (1.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.30%) Electronics
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (43.88%) Developer
2 81 (24.18%) Analyst
3 26 (7.76%) Applications Support
4 21 (6.27%) SQL Developer
5 20 (5.97%) Senior Developer
5 20 (5.97%) .NET Developer
6 17 (5.07%) Data Analyst
6 17 (5.07%) Support Analyst
7 16 (4.78%) VB Developer
8 15 (4.48%) Siebel Developer
8 15 (4.48%) Excel Developer
9 12 (3.58%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.28%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.99%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (2.99%) Chief Technology Officer
11 10 (2.99%) VB6 Developer
12 9 (2.69%) Financial Analyst
12 9 (2.69%) VBA Developer
12 9 (2.69%) Architect
12 9 (2.69%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (38.51%) .NET
2 49 (14.63%) HTML
3 40 (11.94%) XML
4 38 (11.34%) CSS
5 35 (10.45%) ASP.NET
6 23 (6.87%) Web Services
6 23 (6.87%) jQuery
7 19 (5.67%) ActiveX
8 18 (5.37%) WCF
9 15 (4.48%) XSLT
10 14 (4.18%) JSP
11 13 (3.88%) WPF
12 11 (3.28%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.99%) XSD
13 10 (2.99%) HTML5
14 9 (2.69%) WF
14 9 (2.69%) XSL
14 9 (2.69%) Middleware
14 9 (2.69%) WinForms
15 8 (2.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.07%) Fixed Income
3 15 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.88%) Derivative
5 11 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.69%) Clustering
7 8 (2.39%) Equities
8 7 (2.09%) NHS
8 7 (2.09%) Replication
9 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.49%) Statistics
9 5 (1.49%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.49%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.19%) Open Source
11 3 (0.90%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.90%) Economics
11 3 (0.90%) User Experience
12 2 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 92 (27.46%) Windows
2 38 (11.34%) UNIX
3 34 (10.15%) Linux
4 15 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.79%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.19%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.19%) AIX
8 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.60%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.30%) Android
10 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (8.96%) ITIL
3 27 (8.06%) OO
4 24 (7.16%) ETL
5 22 (6.57%) Workflow
5 22 (6.57%) TDD
6 20 (5.97%) Project Management
7 19 (5.67%) Change Management
8 17 (5.07%) Data Modelling
8 17 (5.07%) Data Analysis
9 16 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (4.78%) Analytics
10 15 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (4.18%) OOP
12 12 (3.58%) Migration
12 12 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (3.58%) Test Automation
13 11 (3.28%) Multithreading
13 11 (3.28%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 206 (61.49%) SQL
2 93 (27.76%) C#
3 75 (22.39%) VB6
4 73 (21.79%) Java
5 60 (17.91%) JavaScript
5 60 (17.91%) VBScript
6 58 (17.31%) VBA
7 44 (13.13%) C++
8 42 (12.54%) VB.NET
9 37 (11.04%) PL/SQL
10 30 (8.96%) PowerShell
11 27 (8.06%) C
12 23 (6.87%) Python
13 22 (6.57%) Shell Script
13 22 (6.57%) T-SQL
14 14 (4.18%) Perl
14 14 (4.18%) Bash Shell
15 12 (3.58%) PHP
16 9 (2.69%) VC++
17 8 (2.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.67%) Degree
3 14 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (3.28%) Siebel Certification
6 7 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.79%) VCP4
7 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.19%) CISSP
9 3 (0.90%) ISEB
9 3 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.60%) CCNP
10 2 (0.60%) CCNA
10 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.30%) CCEE
11 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.30%) HNC
11 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.58%) QA
2 6 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.60%) FATCA
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.39%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.09%) XenApp
3 7 (2.09%) vSphere
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.90%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.60%) Nmap
5 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (4.18%) SCCM
1 14 (4.18%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (1.19%) EdgeSight
4 3 (0.90%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.90%) Control-M
5 2 (0.60%) Nagios
5 2 (0.60%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.60%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.60%) SCOM
5 2 (0.60%) Nessus
5 2 (0.60%) Opsview
5 2 (0.60%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 104 (31.04%) Microsoft
2 81 (24.18%) Oracle
3 29 (8.66%) Sybase
4 22 (6.57%) Business Objects
5 16 (4.78%) Siebel
6 12 (3.58%) HP
6 12 (3.58%) VMware
7 11 (3.28%) TIBCO
8 10 (2.99%) CODA
9 9 (2.69%) Citrix
10 7 (2.09%) Sun
10 7 (2.09%) ION Trading
10 7 (2.09%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.79%) Cisco
12 5 (1.49%) IBM
12 5 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (1.49%) SAP
13 4 (1.19%) Dell
13 4 (1.19%) Open Text
13 4 (1.19%) Informatica
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