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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 213 210 177
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Contract jobs citing VB 181 209 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.88% 0.96% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 2.37% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 101 133
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £32.58 £30.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.60% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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
8865 8803 8379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.86% 40.27% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 6280 5976
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 £295
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 45 80 110
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 28 January 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 +12 60 £413 +3.12% 22
Docklands, London +10 5 £238 - 2
Enfield - 4 £250 -
Uxbridge - 2 £313 - 1
Harrow - 1 £360 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 201 (59.12%) SQL
2 128 (37.65%) .NET
3 125 (36.76%) SQL Server
4 109 (32.06%) Windows
5 107 (31.47%) Microsoft
6 91 (26.76%) Finance
7 86 (25.29%) C#
8 82 (24.12%) Oracle
9 74 (21.76%) MS Excel
10 73 (21.47%) VBScript
10 73 (21.47%) VB6
11 67 (19.71%) Java
12 61 (17.94%) JavaScript
13 55 (16.18%) VBA
14 51 (15.00%) Banking
15 45 (13.24%) PowerShell
15 45 (13.24%) HTML
15 45 (13.24%) PL/SQL
16 44 (12.94%) XML
16 44 (12.94%) Active Directory
17 41 (12.06%) ASP.NET
17 41 (12.06%) C++
18 39 (11.47%) VB.NET
19 38 (11.18%) IIS
19 38 (11.18%) CSS
20 37 (10.88%) Linux
20 37 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
21 36 (10.59%) Oracle Database
22 35 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (9.71%) UNIX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 38 (11.18%) IIS
2 30 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.76%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle 10gAS
7 4 (1.18%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.59%) Lync
9 2 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.59%) CMS
9 2 (0.59%) Apache
Applications
1 74 (21.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.41%) MS Office
3 8 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.18%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.94%) CODA-Financials
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.88%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.41%) DNS
2 12 (3.53%) SAN
3 11 (3.24%) DHCP
4 10 (2.94%) WAN
5 8 (2.35%) Network Security
5 8 (2.35%) Firewall
5 8 (2.35%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.06%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.76%) LDAP
8 5 (1.47%) FTP
8 5 (1.47%) LAN
8 5 (1.47%) Intranet
9 4 (1.18%) Internet
9 4 (1.18%) SSL
10 3 (0.88%) DMZ
10 3 (0.88%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.59%) SSH
11 2 (0.59%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.59%) Extranet
11 2 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (36.76%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.59%) Oracle Database
3 24 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (6.47%) Relational Database
6 20 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (3.24%) BusinessObjects XI
9 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (2.94%) Siebel EIM
10 10 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (2.06%) KDB
13 6 (1.76%) Big Data
13 6 (1.76%) MS Access
14 5 (1.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (7.06%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.53%) MSI
2 12 (3.53%) JUnit
3 11 (3.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (2.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.65%) GDB
5 8 (2.35%) JMeter
6 7 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (2.06%) Selenium
6 7 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.06%) Mockito
7 5 (1.47%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (0.88%) JIRA
8 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.59%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.59%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 91 (26.76%) Finance
2 51 (15.00%) Banking
3 28 (8.24%) Front Office
4 26 (7.65%) Investment Banking
5 18 (5.29%) Law
6 12 (3.53%) Retail
7 11 (3.24%) Legal
8 7 (2.06%) German Language
9 6 (1.76%) Automotive
10 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.47%) Back Office
10 5 (1.47%) Russian Language
11 4 (1.18%) Marketing
11 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.88%) French Language
12 3 (0.88%) Avionics
13 1 (0.29%) Electronics
13 1 (0.29%) Advertising
13 1 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 141 (41.47%) Developer
2 74 (21.76%) Analyst
3 26 (7.65%) Applications Support
4 24 (7.06%) SQL Developer
5 22 (6.47%) VB Developer
6 20 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 18 (5.29%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.71%) Excel Developer
10 14 (4.12%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.53%) VB6 Developer
12 11 (3.24%) Administrator
12 11 (3.24%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.24%) Siebel Developer
13 10 (2.94%) Chief Technology Officer
13 10 (2.94%) VBA Developer
13 10 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.65%) Architect
14 9 (2.65%) Applications Support Analyst
14 9 (2.65%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (37.65%) .NET
2 45 (13.24%) HTML
3 44 (12.94%) XML
4 41 (12.06%) ASP.NET
5 38 (11.18%) CSS
6 23 (6.76%) Web Services
6 23 (6.76%) jQuery
7 21 (6.18%) ActiveX
8 16 (4.71%) WCF
9 15 (4.41%) XSD
10 12 (3.53%) HTML5
10 12 (3.53%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.53%) Middleware
10 12 (3.53%) XSL
11 11 (3.24%) JSP
12 10 (2.94%) XSLT
13 8 (2.35%) CSS3
13 8 (2.35%) Application Packaging
13 8 (2.35%) WPF
13 8 (2.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.12%) Fixed Income
4 12 (3.53%) Clustering
4 12 (3.53%) Derivative
5 8 (2.35%) Equities
6 7 (2.06%) NHS
6 7 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.06%) Replication
7 5 (1.47%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.47%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.47%) Statistics
8 4 (1.18%) Open Source
8 4 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.88%) Economics
9 3 (0.88%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.88%) User Experience
9 3 (0.88%) iPad
9 3 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 109 (32.06%) Windows
2 37 (10.88%) Linux
3 33 (9.71%) UNIX
4 23 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (6.76%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (4.12%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.18%) Windows NT
8 4 (1.18%) AIX
9 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.59%) Android
9 2 (0.59%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (8.53%) OO
3 26 (7.65%) ITIL
4 20 (5.88%) Workflow
5 18 (5.29%) Change Management
5 18 (5.29%) ETL
5 18 (5.29%) Data Modelling
6 17 (5.00%) TDD
7 15 (4.41%) Migration
7 15 (4.41%) Analytics
8 14 (4.12%) Data Analysis
8 14 (4.12%) OOP
8 14 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (4.12%) Project Management
9 12 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.24%) CRM
10 11 (3.24%) Multithreading
10 11 (3.24%) Test Automation
11 10 (2.94%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 201 (59.12%) SQL
2 86 (25.29%) C#
3 73 (21.47%) VBScript
3 73 (21.47%) VB6
4 67 (19.71%) Java
5 61 (17.94%) JavaScript
6 55 (16.18%) VBA
7 45 (13.24%) PowerShell
7 45 (13.24%) PL/SQL
8 41 (12.06%) C++
9 39 (11.47%) VB.NET
10 27 (7.94%) C
11 26 (7.65%) Python
12 23 (6.76%) Shell Script
13 20 (5.88%) T-SQL
14 14 (4.12%) Bash Shell
14 14 (4.12%) Perl
15 11 (3.24%) PHP
16 9 (2.65%) VC++
17 8 (2.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.59%) Degree
3 17 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.24%) Siebel Certification
5 9 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.47%) ISEB
8 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.18%) CCEA
9 4 (1.18%) CISSP
10 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.59%) CCNP
10 2 (0.59%) CCNA
11 1 (0.29%) MCSE
11 1 (0.29%) HNC
11 1 (0.29%) PMP
11 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.59%) FATCA
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.12%) vSphere
3 13 (3.82%) VMware ESX
3 13 (3.82%) XenApp
4 12 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.76%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.59%) Nmap
8 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (5.00%) SCCM
2 14 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.35%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (2.35%) Control-M
4 6 (1.76%) EdgeSight
5 5 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.47%) SCOM
5 5 (1.47%) WMI
5 5 (1.47%) HP SIM
5 5 (1.47%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.88%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.88%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.59%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.59%) Opsview
7 2 (0.59%) Nessus
7 2 (0.59%) Nagios
7 2 (0.59%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.29%) Foglight
Vendors
1 107 (31.47%) Microsoft
2 82 (24.12%) Oracle
3 29 (8.53%) Sybase
4 22 (6.47%) VMware
5 20 (5.88%) Business Objects
6 18 (5.29%) HP
7 16 (4.71%) Citrix
8 12 (3.53%) Siebel
9 11 (3.24%) TIBCO
10 10 (2.94%) CODA
11 9 (2.65%) Altiris
12 7 (2.06%) Sun
12 7 (2.06%) NetApp
12 7 (2.06%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.06%) ION Trading
13 6 (1.76%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.76%) BMC
13 6 (1.76%) Cisco
14 5 (1.47%) PeopleSoft
14 5 (1.47%) SAP
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East London
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Docklands
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London
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City of London
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London
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Uxbridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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London
X4 Group
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City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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London
Enterprise Partners
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