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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 247 214 198
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 178 253 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 1.01% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 2.31% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 173 143
Average daily rate
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£398 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £292 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -36.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £17.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £17.50 £69.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
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
10172 10931 10384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.53% 43.49% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7298 7805 7252
Average daily rate £425 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 64 91 136
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £59.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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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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 51 £400 +6.66% 13
Docklands, London +18 3 £274 -
Croydon -3 2 £350 +3.70% 1
Harrow - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 165 (45.33%) SQL
2 139 (38.19%) Windows
3 120 (32.97%) Microsoft
4 114 (31.32%) VBScript
5 105 (28.85%) .NET
6 100 (27.47%) SQL Server
7 91 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 90 (24.73%) C#
9 87 (23.90%) Oracle
10 81 (22.25%) Active Directory
11 80 (21.98%) Finance
12 79 (21.70%) Banking
13 70 (19.23%) MS Excel
14 61 (16.76%) VBA
15 59 (16.21%) JavaScript
16 54 (14.84%) VMware
17 51 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
18 50 (13.74%) ASP.NET
19 49 (13.46%) Java
20 47 (12.91%) IIS
20 47 (12.91%) XML
21 45 (12.36%) Linux
22 44 (12.09%) HP
23 41 (11.26%) HTML
24 39 (10.71%) Investment Banking
25 37 (10.16%) DNS
26 36 (9.89%) Middleware
27 35 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
27 35 (9.62%) Front Office
27 35 (9.62%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 47 (12.91%) IIS
2 30 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.47%) Apache
7 8 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.65%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.37%) SAS
11 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.55%) CMS
14 1 (0.27%) Lync
14 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
14 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 70 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.40%) MS Office
3 8 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.55%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) GIMP
7 1 (0.27%) MS Project
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.10%) Summit
4 3 (0.82%) Algo Collateral
4 3 (0.82%) Endur
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.82%) Siebel Analytics
4 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.55%) ZaiNet
5 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.55%) Aligne
5 2 (0.55%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.16%) DNS
2 18 (4.95%) DHCP
3 17 (4.67%) Firewall
4 16 (4.40%) SAN
5 15 (4.12%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.57%) VPN
7 11 (3.02%) SNMP
8 10 (2.75%) VLAN
8 10 (2.75%) Intranet
8 10 (2.75%) Multicast
8 10 (2.75%) iSCSI
8 10 (2.75%) FCoE
8 10 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (2.47%) LDAP
10 8 (2.20%) BIG-IP
10 8 (2.20%) Internet
11 7 (1.92%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.65%) WAN
12 6 (1.65%) LAN
13 5 (1.37%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (27.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (5.22%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 13 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (3.57%) MS Access
9 10 (2.75%) QlikView
10 9 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.65%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (1.37%) Siebel EIM
14 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (6.87%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.59%) MSI
3 17 (4.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (2.75%) Wise Package Studio
5 8 (2.20%) NUnit
5 8 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (1.65%) Subversion
6 6 (1.65%) JUnit
6 6 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.65%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.65%) MSBuild
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.37%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.10%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.82%) Mockito
9 3 (0.82%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.82%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.82%) LoadRunner
General
1 80 (21.98%) Finance
2 79 (21.70%) Banking
3 39 (10.71%) Investment Banking
4 35 (9.62%) Front Office
5 13 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.02%) Retail
7 9 (2.47%) Law
8 8 (2.20%) Legal
8 8 (2.20%) Back Office
9 7 (1.92%) Marketing
10 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Local Government
11 2 (0.55%) Advertising
11 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (30.77%) Developer
2 78 (21.43%) Analyst
3 21 (5.77%) Data Analyst
4 18 (4.95%) Applications Packager
4 18 (4.95%) Applications Support
5 15 (4.12%) C# Developer
5 15 (4.12%) SQL Developer
6 14 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 14 (3.85%) Administrator
6 14 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 13 (3.57%) VB Developer
8 12 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.02%) Consultant
9 11 (3.02%) Programmer
10 9 (2.47%) QlikView Developer
10 9 (2.47%) Support Analyst
10 9 (2.47%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.47%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (2.47%) Server Engineer
11 8 (2.20%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (28.85%) .NET
2 50 (13.74%) ASP.NET
3 47 (12.91%) XML
4 41 (11.26%) HTML
5 36 (9.89%) Middleware
6 30 (8.24%) WCF
7 27 (7.42%) Web Services
8 25 (6.87%) CSS
8 25 (6.87%) Application Packaging
9 17 (4.67%) Classic ASP
10 16 (4.40%) jQuery
11 12 (3.30%) ADO.NET
12 11 (3.02%) XSLT
12 11 (3.02%) Ajax
13 10 (2.75%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.75%) XSD
14 9 (2.47%) ActiveX
14 9 (2.47%) WSH
15 8 (2.20%) Java EE
15 8 (2.20%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.57%) Hedge funds
3 11 (3.02%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.75%) Fixed Income
5 9 (2.47%) NHS
5 9 (2.47%) Clustering
6 8 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.92%) W3C
7 7 (1.92%) Equities
7 7 (1.92%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.92%) Derivative
8 6 (1.65%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.37%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.10%) Replication
11 3 (0.82%) iPad
11 3 (0.82%) iPhone
11 3 (0.82%) Statistics
12 2 (0.55%) SCADA
12 2 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 139 (38.19%) Windows
2 51 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (12.36%) Linux
4 35 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (9.34%) Windows 7
6 26 (7.14%) UNIX
7 22 (6.04%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.65%) AIX
11 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.55%) Solaris
12 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (8.79%) ITIL
2 31 (8.52%) Migration
3 27 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (5.77%) Data Modelling
4 21 (5.77%) OO
5 20 (5.49%) CRM
5 20 (5.49%) Project Management
6 19 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (4.95%) Capacity Management
7 18 (4.95%) DevOps
8 17 (4.67%) ETL
8 17 (4.67%) Release Management
9 16 (4.40%) Software Engineering
9 16 (4.40%) Change Management
9 16 (4.40%) Service Management
10 15 (4.12%) Analytics
10 15 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.85%) SOA
12 13 (3.57%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 165 (45.33%) SQL
2 114 (31.32%) VBScript
3 91 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 90 (24.73%) C#
5 61 (16.76%) VBA
6 59 (16.21%) JavaScript
7 49 (13.46%) Java
8 35 (9.62%) VB6
9 21 (5.77%) PL/SQL
10 20 (5.49%) VB.NET
11 17 (4.67%) C++
12 16 (4.40%) C
13 14 (3.85%) Python
14 8 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.20%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.92%) Ruby
16 5 (1.37%) Tcl
17 3 (0.82%) Perl
17 3 (0.82%) MATLAB
18 2 (0.55%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.12%) Degree
3 13 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 13 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (2.47%) ISEB
7 5 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.37%) CCEA
8 4 (1.10%) MCSE
9 3 (0.82%) CCNA
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.55%) CCNP
10 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.27%) NCDA
11 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.27%) MCP
11 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.95%) QA
2 8 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) FATCA
3 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.27%) EMIR
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.79%) vSphere
2 32 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.04%) VMware ESX
4 18 (4.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (3.85%) XenApp
6 10 (2.75%) NFS
6 10 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.75%) vCloud
7 8 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.37%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.10%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.55%) Nmap
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.27%) XenServer
11 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 21 (5.77%) SCCM
2 20 (5.49%) WMI
3 17 (4.67%) BladeLogic
4 16 (4.40%) Control-M
5 13 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (2.75%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (2.47%) SCOM
9 6 (1.65%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (1.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.65%) HP SIM
10 4 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.82%) CA LISA
11 3 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.55%) WSUS
12 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.55%) Nessus
12 2 (0.55%) AppManager
Vendors
1 120 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 87 (23.90%) Oracle
3 54 (14.84%) VMware
4 44 (12.09%) HP
5 29 (7.97%) Citrix
6 18 (4.95%) Altiris
6 18 (4.95%) IBM
7 16 (4.40%) Sybase
8 15 (4.12%) Cisco
9 14 (3.85%) EMC
10 13 (3.57%) NetApp
10 13 (3.57%) Websense
11 12 (3.30%) F5
12 10 (2.75%) Open Text
13 8 (2.20%) TIBCO
13 8 (2.20%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.92%) BMC
15 6 (1.65%) Perforce
15 6 (1.65%) Business Objects
15 6 (1.65%) SAP
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