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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 234 203 204
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs citing VB 192 250 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 1.00% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 2.27% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 167 136
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -20.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £17.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £18.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-27.05% -12.69%
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
9977 11004 10468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.61% 44.00% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7038 7841 7298
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 61 84 146
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -21 46 £400 +6.66% 17
Docklands, London +15 4 £525 -
Croydon +3 2 £350 +7.69% 1
Harrow - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 149 (41.16%) SQL
2 143 (39.50%) Windows
3 118 (32.60%) Microsoft
4 111 (30.66%) VBScript
5 103 (28.45%) .NET
6 98 (27.07%) SQL Server
7 93 (25.69%) C#
8 92 (25.41%) PowerShell
9 88 (24.31%) Oracle
10 81 (22.38%) Active Directory
11 79 (21.82%) Finance
12 77 (21.27%) Banking
13 68 (18.78%) MS Excel
14 61 (16.85%) VBA
15 59 (16.30%) VMware
16 53 (14.64%) JavaScript
17 52 (14.36%) Java
17 52 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
18 46 (12.71%) ASP.NET
19 44 (12.15%) HP
20 43 (11.88%) XML
21 41 (11.33%) IIS
21 41 (11.33%) Middleware
22 40 (11.05%) Front Office
22 40 (11.05%) Linux
23 39 (10.77%) ITIL
23 39 (10.77%) HTML
24 37 (10.22%) Windows Server 2003
24 37 (10.22%) Investment Banking
24 37 (10.22%) Windows 7

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.33%) IIS
2 27 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.70%) MS Exchange
4 16 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.49%) Apache
7 8 (2.21%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.38%) SAS
11 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.55%) MTS
13 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.28%) CICS
13 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.28%) LiveLink
Applications
1 68 (18.78%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.25%) MS Office
3 7 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.55%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 10 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.93%) Endur
3 6 (1.66%) ZaiNet
3 6 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.66%) Aligne
4 4 (1.10%) Summit
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.83%) Siebel Analytics
5 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.83%) Algo Collateral
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.67%) DNS
2 17 (4.70%) Firewall
3 16 (4.42%) TCP/IP
3 16 (4.42%) SAN
3 16 (4.42%) DHCP
4 14 (3.87%) VPN
5 11 (3.04%) SNMP
6 10 (2.76%) VLAN
6 10 (2.76%) FCoE
6 10 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (2.76%) iSCSI
6 10 (2.76%) Multicast
7 9 (2.49%) LDAP
8 8 (2.21%) Intranet
8 8 (2.21%) BIG-IP
9 7 (1.93%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.93%) Internet
10 6 (1.66%) LAN
11 5 (1.38%) FTP
11 5 (1.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (27.07%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (5.25%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.42%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.14%) MS Access
7 15 (4.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 15 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (2.76%) QlikView
11 6 (1.66%) KDB
11 6 (1.66%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.38%) Siebel EIM
13 4 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (7.18%) MSI
2 25 (6.91%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (3.31%) Wise Package Studio
5 9 (2.49%) JUnit
6 8 (2.21%) NUnit
6 8 (2.21%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (1.93%) Mockito
7 7 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.66%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.66%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.66%) Subversion
9 5 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (1.38%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.10%) ClearQuest
10 4 (1.10%) Selenium
11 3 (0.83%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.83%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
General
1 79 (21.82%) Finance
2 77 (21.27%) Banking
3 40 (11.05%) Front Office
4 37 (10.22%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.14%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.76%) Retail
7 8 (2.21%) Law
8 7 (1.93%) Marketing
9 6 (1.66%) Legal
10 5 (1.38%) Back Office
11 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.55%) German Language
12 2 (0.55%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.55%) Local Government
12 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.55%) Advertising
12 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 113 (31.22%) Developer
2 71 (19.61%) Analyst
3 21 (5.80%) Applications Packager
4 20 (5.52%) Data Analyst
5 17 (4.70%) Applications Support
6 14 (3.87%) Administrator
7 13 (3.59%) .NET Developer
7 13 (3.59%) C# Developer
7 13 (3.59%) Business Analyst
8 12 (3.31%) Consultant
8 12 (3.31%) Java Developer
8 12 (3.31%) VB Developer
9 11 (3.04%) SQL Developer
9 11 (3.04%) Programmer
10 10 (2.76%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.76%) Software Engineer
10 10 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (2.49%) Server Engineer
11 9 (2.49%) VBA Developer
11 9 (2.49%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (28.45%) .NET
2 46 (12.71%) ASP.NET
3 43 (11.88%) XML
4 41 (11.33%) Middleware
5 39 (10.77%) HTML
6 29 (8.01%) WCF
7 28 (7.73%) Web Services
8 26 (7.18%) Application Packaging
9 18 (4.97%) CSS
9 18 (4.97%) Classic ASP
10 12 (3.31%) ADO.NET
10 12 (3.31%) jQuery
11 11 (3.04%) .NET Framework
11 11 (3.04%) WSH
12 10 (2.76%) Spring
12 10 (2.76%) Ajax
13 9 (2.49%) XSLT
14 8 (2.21%) COM+
14 8 (2.21%) Java EE
14 8 (2.21%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.42%) Fixed Income
2 15 (4.14%) Hedge funds
3 12 (3.31%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.49%) NHS
4 9 (2.49%) Equities
5 7 (1.93%) Derivative
5 7 (1.93%) W3C
5 7 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.66%) Credit Risk
6 6 (1.66%) Market Risk
6 6 (1.66%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.66%) Clustering
7 3 (0.83%) Statistics
8 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.55%) Replication
8 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.55%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.55%) Wiki
8 2 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 143 (39.50%) Windows
2 52 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (11.05%) Linux
4 37 (10.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (10.22%) Windows 7
5 27 (7.46%) Windows XP
6 22 (6.08%) UNIX
7 12 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.38%) AIX
10 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.55%) Solaris
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.28%) SUSE
12 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.28%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (10.77%) ITIL
2 34 (9.39%) Migration
3 20 (5.52%) OO
4 19 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (4.97%) Capacity Management
5 18 (4.97%) Analytics
5 18 (4.97%) DevOps
5 18 (4.97%) CRM
5 18 (4.97%) Project Management
5 18 (4.97%) Software Engineering
5 18 (4.97%) Release Management
6 17 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.42%) Service Management
7 16 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (4.14%) Data Modelling
9 14 (3.87%) SOA
10 13 (3.59%) ETL
10 13 (3.59%) TDD
11 12 (3.31%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (41.16%) SQL
2 111 (30.66%) VBScript
3 93 (25.69%) C#
4 92 (25.41%) PowerShell
5 61 (16.85%) VBA
6 53 (14.64%) JavaScript
7 52 (14.36%) Java
8 32 (8.84%) VB6
9 22 (6.08%) PL/SQL
10 21 (5.80%) C++
11 16 (4.42%) Python
11 16 (4.42%) VB.NET
12 11 (3.04%) C
13 9 (2.49%) Ruby
14 8 (2.21%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.38%) Tcl
17 4 (1.10%) ActionScript
17 4 (1.10%) Perl
17 4 (1.10%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 17 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.14%) Degree
3 14 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.59%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (2.76%) ISTQB
7 9 (2.49%) ISEB
8 6 (1.66%) MCSE
8 6 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.38%) CCEA
10 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.28%) NCDA
11 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.28%) MCSA
11 1 (0.28%) PhD
11 1 (0.28%) CCNA
11 1 (0.28%) MBA
11 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.70%) QA
2 8 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.28%) EMIR
4 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 81 (22.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.12%) vSphere
4 25 (6.91%) VMware ESX
5 21 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (3.87%) XenApp
7 12 (3.31%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.76%) NFS
8 10 (2.76%) vCloud
9 7 (1.93%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.66%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.38%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.55%) Nmap
14 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.28%) XenServer
14 1 (0.28%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 20 (5.52%) WMI
2 19 (5.25%) SCCM
3 17 (4.70%) BladeLogic
4 14 (3.87%) Control-M
5 13 (3.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (3.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (2.76%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (2.21%) SCOM
9 6 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.38%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.38%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (1.10%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.83%) CA LISA
13 2 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
13 2 (0.55%) AppDNA
13 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 118 (32.60%) Microsoft
2 88 (24.31%) Oracle
3 59 (16.30%) VMware
4 44 (12.15%) HP
5 31 (8.56%) Citrix
6 19 (5.25%) Sybase
7 18 (4.97%) IBM
8 16 (4.42%) Altiris
9 14 (3.87%) Websense
9 14 (3.87%) EMC
10 13 (3.59%) Cisco
10 13 (3.59%) NetApp
11 12 (3.31%) TIBCO
12 10 (2.76%) F5
13 9 (2.49%) Open Text
14 8 (2.21%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.93%) CA
15 7 (1.93%) Fidessa
16 6 (1.66%) SAP
16 6 (1.66%) BMC
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