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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 228 228 172
Rank change year-on-year
0 -56
Contract jobs citing VB 200 191 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 0.82% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 1.97% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 119 193
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Average hourly rate £17.80 £27.50 £25.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.27% +6.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £27.50 £18.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.21 £37.50 £39.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -17.74%
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
9747 9717 10039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.35% 41.81% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7157 7054 7119
Average daily rate £450 £429 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.01% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 60 123
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £16.70 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 -8 46 £413 -2.94% 22
Croydon - 5 £325 - 2
Canary Wharf - 2 £250 -
Bromley - 1 £250 - 1
Romford - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 192 (54.08%) SQL
2 147 (41.41%) .NET
3 137 (38.59%) SQL Server
4 130 (36.62%) C#
5 120 (33.80%) Microsoft
6 112 (31.55%) Windows
7 104 (29.30%) Finance
8 74 (20.85%) MS Excel
9 73 (20.56%) Oracle
10 65 (18.31%) VBScript
11 58 (16.34%) Java
12 56 (15.77%) Banking
13 53 (14.93%) VB6
13 53 (14.93%) VB.NET
13 53 (14.93%) PowerShell
14 51 (14.37%) Active Directory
15 50 (14.08%) HTML
16 45 (12.68%) JavaScript
16 45 (12.68%) VBA
17 44 (12.39%) UNIX
18 43 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (11.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 41 (11.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 41 (11.55%) ITIL
20 37 (10.42%) XML
21 35 (9.86%) CSS
21 35 (9.86%) SharePoint
22 34 (9.58%) Degree
22 34 (9.58%) Relational Database
23 32 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 35 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 28 (7.89%) IIS
3 11 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.97%) SAS
6 6 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.13%) Confluence
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.85%) CMS
9 2 (0.56%) Lync
9 2 (0.56%) Apache
9 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.56%) Node.js
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.28%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 74 (20.85%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.04%) MS Office
3 23 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (4.23%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.38%) MS Project
6 3 (0.85%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.85%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Summit
2 2 (0.56%) HFM
2 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.85%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.76%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.51%) DNS
3 14 (3.94%) VPN
4 12 (3.38%) Internet
4 12 (3.38%) SAN
5 10 (2.82%) Firewall
5 10 (2.82%) DHCP
6 9 (2.54%) WAN
6 9 (2.54%) Network Security
7 8 (2.25%) Wireshark
8 6 (1.69%) Wireless
9 5 (1.41%) IPsec
9 5 (1.41%) VLAN
9 5 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.41%) DMVPN
9 5 (1.41%) HSRP
9 5 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (1.41%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (38.59%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 41 (11.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (9.58%) Relational Database
4 26 (7.32%) Oracle Database
5 23 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (4.51%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.38%) DTS
10 10 (2.82%) MS Access
10 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (1.97%) QlikView
13 7 (1.97%) MySQL
13 7 (1.97%) OLAP
13 7 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (1.97%) ProClarity
14 5 (1.41%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 25 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.23%) MSI
4 11 (3.10%) Subversion
5 8 (2.25%) HP UFT
6 7 (1.97%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.97%) JIRA
7 5 (1.41%) Selenium
8 4 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.13%) Toad
9 3 (0.85%) JMeter
9 3 (0.85%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.85%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.85%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.85%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.56%) NSubstitute
10 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.56%) PeopleTools
General
1 104 (29.30%) Finance
2 56 (15.77%) Banking
3 30 (8.45%) Front Office
4 25 (7.04%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.54%) French Language
6 8 (2.25%) Legal
7 7 (1.97%) Law
7 7 (1.97%) Retail
8 6 (1.69%) Back Office
9 5 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.13%) Marketing
11 3 (0.85%) Advertising
11 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.85%) Automotive
11 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.56%) Local Government
12 2 (0.56%) Avionics
13 1 (0.28%) German Language
13 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 142 (40.00%) Developer
2 83 (23.38%) Analyst
3 35 (9.86%) .NET Developer
4 29 (8.17%) C# Developer
5 24 (6.76%) VB Developer
6 22 (6.20%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.35%) Applications Support
8 18 (5.07%) Administrator
9 15 (4.23%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.94%) Senior Developer
11 13 (3.66%) Data Analyst
12 12 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.82%) AWS Developer
13 10 (2.82%) Applications Support Analyst
14 9 (2.54%) Senior C# Developer
15 8 (2.25%) Data Manager
15 8 (2.25%) VB6 Developer
15 8 (2.25%) Consultant
15 8 (2.25%) Architect
15 8 (2.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (41.41%) .NET
2 50 (14.08%) HTML
3 37 (10.42%) XML
4 35 (9.86%) CSS
5 29 (8.17%) Web Services
5 29 (8.17%) ASP.NET
6 26 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 25 (7.04%) WPF
8 23 (6.48%) WCF
9 19 (5.35%) WinForms
10 9 (2.54%) XSLT
10 9 (2.54%) Application Packaging
11 8 (2.25%) ActiveX
12 7 (1.97%) XHTML
12 7 (1.97%) Rendezvous
12 7 (1.97%) JSP
12 7 (1.97%) WF
12 7 (1.97%) jQuery
13 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (1.69%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.38%) Derivative
4 10 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.25%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.25%) Equities
5 8 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.97%) Replication
6 7 (1.97%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.69%) NHS
8 5 (1.41%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.41%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.41%) User Experience
9 4 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.13%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.85%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 112 (31.55%) Windows
2 44 (12.39%) UNIX
3 32 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (8.73%) Linux
5 20 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.85%) AIX
9 3 (0.85%) Solaris
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (11.55%) ITIL
3 30 (8.45%) SDLC
4 28 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (7.89%) Project Management
5 27 (7.61%) Change Management
6 25 (7.04%) Data Analysis
7 24 (6.76%) ETL
8 20 (5.63%) Data Modelling
8 20 (5.63%) TDD
9 18 (5.07%) Scrum
9 18 (5.07%) Migration
10 16 (4.51%) Electronic Trading
11 13 (3.66%) Project Planning
11 13 (3.66%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.38%) Test Automation
12 12 (3.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (3.38%) Unit Testing
13 11 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (3.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 192 (54.08%) SQL
2 130 (36.62%) C#
3 65 (18.31%) VBScript
4 58 (16.34%) Java
5 53 (14.93%) VB.NET
5 53 (14.93%) VB6
5 53 (14.93%) PowerShell
6 45 (12.68%) VBA
6 45 (12.68%) JavaScript
7 32 (9.01%) T-SQL
8 28 (7.89%) C++
9 21 (5.92%) PL/SQL
10 16 (4.51%) Python
11 15 (4.23%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.94%) PHP
13 13 (3.66%) Perl
14 6 (1.69%) C
14 6 (1.69%) Ruby
14 6 (1.69%) XAML
15 4 (1.13%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 34 (9.58%) Degree
2 7 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.41%) CCNP
4 5 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.85%) Siebel Certification
7 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) CCEE
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MBA
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.28%) HNC
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.51%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) SLA
3 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 51 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.82%) VMware ESX
3 10 (2.82%) vSphere
4 9 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.97%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.69%) XenApp
7 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.56%) Xen
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) Samba
9 1 (0.28%) SRDF
9 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 24 (6.76%) SCCM
2 6 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.69%) DatAdvantage
3 5 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.13%) SCOM
4 4 (1.13%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.85%) Control-M
6 2 (0.56%) Nagios
6 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.56%) OpenView
6 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.56%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.56%) Puppet
6 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 120 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 73 (20.56%) Oracle
3 30 (8.45%) VMware
4 25 (7.04%) Citrix
5 24 (6.76%) HP
6 13 (3.66%) Sybase
6 13 (3.66%) Business Objects
7 11 (3.10%) Cisco
8 9 (2.54%) Siebel
8 9 (2.54%) OpenText
9 8 (2.25%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.97%) Dell
10 7 (1.97%) AppSense
10 7 (1.97%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.69%) Varonis
11 6 (1.69%) Telerik
11 6 (1.69%) IBM
11 6 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.69%) McAfee
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Bromley, Kent
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Rate: £250.00 per annum
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Croydon, Surrey
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