The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 224 185 187
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +2
Contract jobs citing VB 210 272 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.89% 1.12% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.15% 2.58% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 180 160
Average daily rate
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£407 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.10% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £553 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.04 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.70% +56.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £19.00 £18.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.25 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -1.58%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9774 10539 10325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.60% 43.42% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6994 7469 7093
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £280
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 66 107 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.00 £19.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.14 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
VB
England

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 -18 56 £413 +10.73% 18
Docklands, London +15 6 £525 -
Croydon +4 2 £350 +7.69%
Bromley - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 150 (39.37%) SQL
2 144 (37.80%) Windows
3 120 (31.50%) Microsoft
4 106 (27.82%) SQL Server
5 101 (26.51%) VBScript
6 99 (25.98%) C#
7 92 (24.15%) .NET
8 89 (23.36%) Oracle
9 85 (22.31%) Finance
10 80 (21.00%) PowerShell
11 79 (20.73%) Banking
12 75 (19.69%) MS Excel
13 72 (18.90%) VBA
14 66 (17.32%) Active Directory
15 57 (14.96%) Java
16 53 (13.91%) VMware
17 49 (12.86%) Front Office
18 47 (12.34%) JavaScript
19 45 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
20 43 (11.29%) Migration
21 42 (11.02%) Investment Banking
22 41 (10.76%) ASP.NET
22 41 (10.76%) Linux
22 41 (10.76%) HP
22 41 (10.76%) Middleware
23 39 (10.24%) ITIL
24 38 (9.97%) XML
25 37 (9.71%) HTML
26 36 (9.45%) Windows 7
27 33 (8.66%) DNS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 31 (8.14%) IIS
2 23 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.25%) MS Exchange
4 16 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.62%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.84%) Apache
8 7 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.57%) SAS
9 6 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (1.57%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.05%) MTS
10 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.79%) Documentum
12 2 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
13 1 (0.26%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 75 (19.69%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.51%) MS Office
3 7 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.79%) SPSS
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Endur
1 7 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.57%) ZaiNet
2 6 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.57%) Aligne
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.05%) Summit
5 3 (0.79%) Siebel Analytics
5 3 (0.79%) Algo Collateral
6 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.26%) RMDS
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.66%) DNS
2 17 (4.46%) DHCP
3 13 (3.41%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.41%) VPN
3 13 (3.41%) Firewall
4 11 (2.89%) VLAN
4 11 (2.89%) SNMP
5 10 (2.62%) FCoE
5 10 (2.62%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (2.62%) iSCSI
5 10 (2.62%) Multicast
6 9 (2.36%) SMTP
6 9 (2.36%) SAN
7 8 (2.10%) LAN
8 7 (1.84%) WAN
8 7 (1.84%) FTP
8 7 (1.84%) Intranet
8 7 (1.84%) Internet
9 6 (1.57%) LDAP
9 6 (1.57%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (27.82%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (4.99%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.72%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (4.20%) MS Access
7 15 (3.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (2.89%) KDB
10 9 (2.36%) QlikView
10 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.84%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.57%) MySQL
14 5 (1.31%) Siebel EIM
15 4 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 25 (6.56%) MSI
3 17 (4.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (4.20%) Wise Package Studio
5 14 (3.67%) JUnit
6 13 (3.41%) Mockito
7 8 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.10%) NUnit
7 8 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (1.84%) Subversion
8 7 (1.84%) Selenium
8 7 (1.84%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.57%) ClearQuest
9 6 (1.57%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (1.31%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.79%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.79%) InstallShield
General
1 85 (22.31%) Finance
2 79 (20.73%) Banking
3 49 (12.86%) Front Office
4 42 (11.02%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.46%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.62%) Retail
7 7 (1.84%) Marketing
8 6 (1.57%) Law
9 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.31%) Back Office
10 3 (0.79%) Legal
10 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.52%) Local Government
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) German Language
11 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 120 (31.50%) Developer
2 83 (21.78%) Analyst
3 27 (7.09%) Data Analyst
4 26 (6.82%) Applications Packager
5 18 (4.72%) Java Developer
6 17 (4.46%) Consultant
7 16 (4.20%) Business Analyst
7 16 (4.20%) Applications Support
8 12 (3.15%) Administrator
8 12 (3.15%) .NET Developer
8 12 (3.15%) C# Developer
8 12 (3.15%) SQL Developer
9 11 (2.89%) Quantitative Developer
10 10 (2.62%) VB Developer
10 10 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (2.62%) Architect
10 10 (2.62%) Programmer
11 9 (2.36%) Quality Analyst
11 9 (2.36%) Data Quality Analyst
11 9 (2.36%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (24.15%) .NET
2 41 (10.76%) ASP.NET
2 41 (10.76%) Middleware
3 38 (9.97%) XML
4 37 (9.71%) HTML
5 29 (7.61%) Web Services
6 27 (7.09%) Application Packaging
7 25 (6.56%) WCF
8 19 (4.99%) Classic ASP
9 16 (4.20%) Spring
10 15 (3.94%) WSH
11 14 (3.67%) CSS
12 12 (3.15%) .NET Framework
12 12 (3.15%) jQuery
13 11 (2.89%) XSLT
14 10 (2.62%) Ajax
14 10 (2.62%) ADO.NET
14 10 (2.62%) J2EE
15 9 (2.36%) JSON
16 8 (2.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.56%) Fixed Income
2 17 (4.46%) Hedge funds
3 13 (3.41%) Client/Server
3 13 (3.41%) NHS
4 11 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.89%) Equities
5 9 (2.36%) Derivative
5 9 (2.36%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.84%) W3C
6 7 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.57%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.31%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.31%) Statistics
9 3 (0.79%) Clustering
9 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.52%) iPhone
10 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 144 (37.80%) Windows
2 45 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (10.76%) Linux
4 36 (9.45%) Windows 7
5 32 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (7.09%) Windows XP
6 27 (7.09%) UNIX
7 13 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.31%) AIX
10 4 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.26%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (11.29%) Migration
2 39 (10.24%) ITIL
3 26 (6.82%) Analytics
4 21 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (4.99%) TDD
5 19 (4.99%) Data Modelling
5 19 (4.99%) OO
5 19 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (4.99%) DevOps
6 18 (4.72%) Data Migration
6 18 (4.72%) Software Engineering
7 17 (4.46%) Release Management
8 16 (4.20%) Data Analysis
8 16 (4.20%) Project Management
8 16 (4.20%) Service Management
8 16 (4.20%) Capacity Management
9 15 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (3.94%) Multithreading
10 14 (3.67%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 150 (39.37%) SQL
2 101 (26.51%) VBScript
3 99 (25.98%) C#
4 80 (21.00%) PowerShell
5 72 (18.90%) VBA
6 57 (14.96%) Java
7 47 (12.34%) JavaScript
8 31 (8.14%) C++
9 25 (6.56%) VB6
10 14 (3.67%) PL/SQL
10 14 (3.67%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.41%) Python
12 11 (2.89%) C
13 10 (2.62%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.36%) Ruby
15 8 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.84%) Perl
17 5 (1.31%) Tcl
18 4 (1.05%) MATLAB
18 4 (1.05%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 21 (5.51%) Degree
2 20 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.89%) MCSE
5 10 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.10%) ISEB
8 7 (1.84%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.79%) CCNA
12 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.52%) CCEA
12 2 (0.52%) MCSA
12 2 (0.52%) MCP
12 2 (0.52%) CCNP
12 2 (0.52%) MCITP
12 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.26%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.77%) QA
2 13 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.26%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 66 (17.32%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.09%) vSphere
3 27 (7.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (6.30%) VMware ESX
5 16 (4.20%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.62%) NFS
6 10 (2.62%) vCloud
7 9 (2.36%) ISA Server
8 7 (1.84%) XenApp
9 5 (1.31%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.05%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.52%) Nmap
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (3.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 15 (3.94%) WMI
2 14 (3.67%) BladeLogic
3 13 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (3.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 13 (3.41%) SCCM
4 9 (2.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (2.36%) Control-M
5 8 (2.10%) MAILsweeper
5 8 (2.10%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.31%) SCOM
8 3 (0.79%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.52%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.52%) Nessus
9 2 (0.52%) AppManager
9 2 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 120 (31.50%) Microsoft
2 89 (23.36%) Oracle
3 53 (13.91%) VMware
4 41 (10.76%) HP
5 24 (6.30%) Sybase
6 23 (6.04%) Citrix
7 19 (4.99%) TIBCO
7 19 (4.99%) IBM
8 17 (4.46%) Websense
9 15 (3.94%) Cisco
10 14 (3.67%) EMC
11 13 (3.41%) Open Text
12 12 (3.15%) F5
12 12 (3.15%) CA
13 11 (2.89%) ION Trading
14 10 (2.62%) Altiris
14 10 (2.62%) Symantec
15 9 (2.36%) NetApp
15 9 (2.36%) Fidessa
16 8 (2.10%) Clearswift
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