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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 234 222 188
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs citing VB 180 206 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.87% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 2.10% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 126 183
Average daily rate
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£400 £404 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £594 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.15 £27.50 £36.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.36% -23.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £20.70 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.77 £37.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -21.25%
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
10005 9831 10544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.50% 41.68% 43.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7316 7042 7479
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 66 107
Average hourly rate £27.78 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £16.85 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 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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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 40 £400 -1.53% 12
Croydon -13 5 £325 -7.14%
Bromley -5 2 £250 -
Docklands, London -7 2 £368 -30.00%
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 186 (51.81%) SQL
2 143 (39.83%) .NET
3 139 (38.72%) SQL Server
4 129 (35.93%) Windows
5 127 (35.38%) C#
6 118 (32.87%) Microsoft
7 104 (28.97%) Finance
8 78 (21.73%) Oracle
9 73 (20.33%) MS Excel
10 70 (19.50%) PowerShell
11 60 (16.71%) Banking
12 59 (16.43%) Java
13 58 (16.16%) HTML
13 58 (16.16%) VBScript
13 58 (16.16%) Active Directory
14 50 (13.93%) UNIX
15 49 (13.65%) VB.NET
15 49 (13.65%) JavaScript
15 49 (13.65%) VB6
16 44 (12.26%) VBA
16 44 (12.26%) ITIL
17 43 (11.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 41 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 41 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (11.42%) XML
18 41 (11.42%) Windows Server 2008
19 40 (11.14%) CSS
20 38 (10.58%) Web Services
20 38 (10.58%) Linux
21 35 (9.75%) Degree

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (9.75%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.96%) IIS
3 15 (4.18%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.95%) SAS
5 7 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.84%) CMS
9 3 (0.84%) JBoss
9 3 (0.84%) Apache
9 3 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.56%) Lync
10 2 (0.56%) Confluence
10 2 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 73 (20.33%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.24%) MS Office
3 21 (5.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (3.90%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.84%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Summit
2 2 (0.56%) HFM
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.84%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.29%) DNS
3 18 (5.01%) VPN
4 15 (4.18%) Internet
4 15 (4.18%) Firewall
5 13 (3.62%) Network Security
5 13 (3.62%) WAN
6 12 (3.34%) Wireshark
7 11 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (3.06%) DHCP
8 10 (2.79%) SAN
8 10 (2.79%) VoIP
8 10 (2.79%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (2.79%) HSRP
8 10 (2.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (2.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (2.79%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (2.79%) Spanning Tree
8 10 (2.79%) Wireless
8 10 (2.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (38.72%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (8.64%) Relational Database
5 25 (6.96%) Oracle Database
6 23 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (5.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (3.90%) RDBMS
10 13 (3.62%) MS Access
11 12 (3.34%) DTS
12 9 (2.51%) OLAP
12 9 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.95%) QlikView
14 7 (1.95%) ProClarity
14 7 (1.95%) MySQL
15 6 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (7.24%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.18%) MSI
4 14 (3.90%) Subversion
5 9 (2.51%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.23%) HP UFT
7 7 (1.95%) JIRA
8 4 (1.11%) Toad
8 4 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.84%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.84%) NCrunch
10 2 (0.56%) NSubstitute
10 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.56%) Facilita Forecast
10 2 (0.56%) LoadUI
10 2 (0.56%) Lombardi
10 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 104 (28.97%) Finance
2 60 (16.71%) Banking
3 31 (8.64%) Front Office
4 27 (7.52%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.79%) Legal
6 7 (1.95%) Retail
7 6 (1.67%) Law
7 6 (1.67%) French Language
8 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.39%) Back Office
9 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.84%) Advertising
9 3 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.84%) Marketing
10 2 (0.56%) Local Government
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 147 (40.95%) Developer
2 79 (22.01%) Analyst
3 37 (10.31%) .NET Developer
4 30 (8.36%) C# Developer
5 22 (6.13%) Support Analyst
6 21 (5.85%) VB Developer
7 20 (5.57%) Administrator
8 19 (5.29%) Applications Support
9 15 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.62%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.79%) Network Engineer
11 10 (2.79%) Applications Support Analyst
11 10 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (2.79%) Senior C# Developer
11 10 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.79%) AWS Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Senior Network Engineer
12 9 (2.51%) Analyst Developer
13 8 (2.23%) Data Manager
13 8 (2.23%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (39.83%) .NET
2 58 (16.16%) HTML
3 41 (11.42%) XML
4 40 (11.14%) CSS
5 38 (10.58%) Web Services
6 30 (8.36%) ASP.NET
7 28 (7.80%) WPF
8 27 (7.52%) WCF
9 24 (6.69%) .NET Framework
10 20 (5.57%) WinForms
11 12 (3.34%) XSLT
12 10 (2.79%) XHTML
13 9 (2.51%) Application Packaging
14 8 (2.23%) WF
14 8 (2.23%) jQuery
14 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (1.95%) Rendezvous
15 7 (1.95%) JSP
16 6 (1.67%) SOAP
16 6 (1.67%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.34%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.51%) Derivative
4 9 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.95%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.95%) N-Tier
5 7 (1.95%) Credit Risk
6 6 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.67%) Replication
6 6 (1.67%) Equities
7 5 (1.39%) NHS
7 5 (1.39%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.11%) User Experience
8 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.11%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.84%) CMDB
9 3 (0.84%) Social Media
9 3 (0.84%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 129 (35.93%) Windows
2 50 (13.93%) UNIX
3 41 (11.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (10.58%) Linux
5 23 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.51%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.84%) Solaris
10 2 (0.56%) AIX
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.26%) ITIL
2 41 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.19%) SDLC
4 29 (8.08%) Change Management
5 27 (7.52%) Project Management
6 25 (6.96%) ETL
7 23 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (6.13%) TDD
9 21 (5.85%) Migration
9 21 (5.85%) Data Analysis
10 20 (5.57%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.01%) Scrum
12 15 (4.18%) Electronic Trading
12 15 (4.18%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (3.90%) Load Balancing
14 13 (3.62%) Regression Testing
15 12 (3.34%) OO
15 12 (3.34%) Web Development
15 12 (3.34%) Data Management
15 12 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 186 (51.81%) SQL
2 127 (35.38%) C#
3 70 (19.50%) PowerShell
4 59 (16.43%) Java
5 58 (16.16%) VBScript
6 49 (13.65%) VB.NET
6 49 (13.65%) JavaScript
6 49 (13.65%) VB6
7 44 (12.26%) VBA
8 35 (9.75%) T-SQL
9 33 (9.19%) C++
10 21 (5.85%) PL/SQL
11 17 (4.74%) PHP
12 16 (4.46%) Perl
12 16 (4.46%) Python
12 16 (4.46%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.51%) C
13 9 (2.51%) Ruby
14 6 (1.67%) XAML
15 4 (1.11%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 35 (9.75%) Degree
2 10 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.95%) CCNP
4 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.11%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.84%) CCIE
6 2 (0.56%) MCSE
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.28%) CCEE
7 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB
7 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.90%) QA
2 7 (1.95%) SLA
3 4 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 58 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.34%) VMware ESX
3 12 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.51%) vSphere
5 7 (1.95%) XenApp
5 7 (1.95%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) SRDF
8 1 (0.28%) Snort
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (8.36%) SCCM
2 10 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.51%) DatAdvantage
4 6 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.11%) SCOM
5 4 (1.11%) Control-M
5 4 (1.11%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.84%) OpenView
6 3 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.56%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.56%) Puppet
7 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.56%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.56%) Nagios
7 2 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 118 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 78 (21.73%) Oracle
3 34 (9.47%) VMware
4 28 (7.80%) Citrix
5 22 (6.13%) HP
6 17 (4.74%) Sybase
7 14 (3.90%) Cisco
8 12 (3.34%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.06%) Dell
9 11 (3.06%) SolarWinds
9 11 (3.06%) F5
10 10 (2.79%) Riverbed
11 9 (2.51%) Varonis
12 7 (1.95%) Telerik
12 7 (1.95%) EMC
12 7 (1.95%) IBM
12 7 (1.95%) McAfee
12 7 (1.95%) OpenText
12 7 (1.95%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
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