The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 341 272 239
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -33
Contract jobs citing VB 109 169 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.71% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.67% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 98 120
Median daily rate £393 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £19.15 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +74.47%
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
10146 10130 10062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.07% 42.66% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7574 7424 7111
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 73 64
Median hourly rate £35.27 £27.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.94% -18.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £16.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £51.30 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the London region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +26 20 £425 +1.49% 11
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £386 - 3
Docklands, London +12 2 £240 -34.69%
Canary Wharf +2 2 £250 -31.03%
Bromley -1 1 £450 +80.00%
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VB.

1 135 (54.44%) SQL
2 88 (35.48%) .NET
3 87 (35.08%) Finance
4 83 (33.47%) SQL Server
5 76 (30.65%) C#
6 75 (30.24%) Microsoft
7 70 (28.23%) Windows
8 61 (24.60%) Oracle
9 59 (23.79%) MS Excel
10 54 (21.77%) VBA
11 53 (21.37%) PowerShell
12 50 (20.16%) Java
13 44 (17.74%) VB6
14 38 (15.32%) XML
15 36 (14.52%) JavaScript
15 36 (14.52%) Oracle Database
16 35 (14.11%) VBScript
16 35 (14.11%) ASP.NET
16 35 (14.11%) Active Directory
16 35 (14.11%) Banking
17 34 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (13.71%) C++
17 34 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (12.10%) Front Office
19 27 (10.89%) Perl
19 27 (10.89%) VB.NET
19 27 (10.89%) T-SQL
19 27 (10.89%) SCCM
20 26 (10.48%) Linux
21 25 (10.08%) jQuery

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.26%) IIS
3 15 (6.05%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.42%) IBM Domino
4 6 (2.42%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.02%) Apache
5 5 (2.02%) CMS
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.40%) Drupal
8 1 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.40%) JBoss
8 1 (0.40%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.40%) SAS
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (23.79%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.68%) MS Office
3 13 (5.24%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.23%) MS Visio
6 7 (2.82%) MS Project
7 1 (0.40%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.40%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.40%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.40%) Relativity
2 1 (0.40%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.66%) Internet
2 18 (7.26%) LDAP
3 17 (6.85%) HTTP
4 15 (6.05%) Firewall
5 13 (5.24%) DNS
6 10 (4.03%) Kerberos
6 10 (4.03%) SSL
7 9 (3.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.02%) DHCP
8 5 (2.02%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.61%) LAN
10 3 (1.21%) FTP
10 3 (1.21%) SAN
10 3 (1.21%) SNMP
11 2 (0.81%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.81%) Skype
11 2 (0.81%) WAN
12 1 (0.40%) SMS
12 1 (0.40%) SMTP
12 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (33.47%) SQL Server
2 36 (14.52%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.03%) QlikView
7 9 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.63%) MS Access
8 7 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.81%) MySQL
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.63%) JIRA
2 9 (3.63%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.82%) ClearQuest
3 7 (2.82%) HP UFT
3 7 (2.82%) Subversion
4 6 (2.42%) LoadRunner
4 6 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.02%) ClearCase
5 5 (2.02%) JMeter
6 4 (1.61%) JUnit
6 4 (1.61%) MSI
6 4 (1.61%) NUnit
7 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.21%) Selenium
7 3 (1.21%) Toad
8 2 (0.81%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.81%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 87 (35.08%) Finance
2 35 (14.11%) Banking
3 30 (12.10%) Front Office
4 17 (6.85%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.03%) Law
6 8 (3.23%) Retail
7 7 (2.82%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.42%) Legal
9 5 (2.02%) Advertising
9 5 (2.02%) Back Office
10 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.21%) Marketing
11 3 (1.21%) Publishing
12 2 (0.81%) Local Government
13 1 (0.40%) Automotive
13 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (38.71%) Developer
2 53 (21.37%) Analyst
3 40 (16.13%) .NET Developer
4 26 (10.48%) C# Developer
5 23 (9.27%) Applications Support
6 22 (8.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (6.05%) Architect
7 15 (6.05%) Test Analyst
8 14 (5.65%) VB Developer
9 12 (4.84%) Administrator
9 12 (4.84%) SQL Developer
10 11 (4.44%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (4.44%) VBA Developer
11 10 (4.03%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Consultant
12 9 (3.63%) Quantitative Developer
12 9 (3.63%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (35.48%) .NET
2 38 (15.32%) XML
3 35 (14.11%) ASP.NET
4 25 (10.08%) jQuery
5 24 (9.68%) HTML
6 21 (8.47%) .NET Framework
7 20 (8.06%) CSS
8 19 (7.66%) Web Services
9 15 (6.05%) AngularJS
10 13 (5.24%) XSL
11 11 (4.44%) WinForms
12 10 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (4.03%) J2EE
12 10 (4.03%) SAML
13 9 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (3.63%) WCF
14 8 (3.23%) Apache Flex
14 8 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (2.82%) CAML
15 7 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.27%) Derivative
2 23 (9.27%) Fixed Income
3 18 (7.26%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.45%) Equities
5 12 (4.84%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.82%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.82%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.21%) Clustering
9 3 (1.21%) CMDB
9 3 (1.21%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.21%) SCADA
10 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.81%) Fintech
10 2 (0.81%) Robotics
10 2 (0.81%) Social Media
10 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.23%) Windows
2 26 (10.48%) Linux
3 21 (8.47%) Unix
4 19 (7.66%) Windows 7
5 17 (6.85%) Windows Server
6 13 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.02%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.21%) Solaris
11 3 (1.21%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.81%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (8.87%) Migration
3 20 (8.06%) MVC
4 17 (6.85%) Asset Management
5 16 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 16 (6.45%) SDLC
6 15 (6.05%) Investment Management
6 15 (6.05%) Unit Testing
7 14 (5.65%) OO
7 14 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (5.24%) Workflow
9 12 (4.84%) Business Analysis
9 12 (4.84%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.84%) Information Security
10 11 (4.44%) Data Management
10 11 (4.44%) OOP
11 10 (4.03%) Change Management
11 10 (4.03%) ITIL
11 10 (4.03%) Manual Testing
11 10 (4.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (54.44%) SQL
2 76 (30.65%) C#
3 54 (21.77%) VBA
4 53 (21.37%) PowerShell
5 50 (20.16%) Java
6 44 (17.74%) VB6
7 36 (14.52%) JavaScript
8 35 (14.11%) VBScript
9 34 (13.71%) C++
10 27 (10.89%) Perl
10 27 (10.89%) T-SQL
10 27 (10.89%) VB.NET
11 24 (9.68%) PL/SQL
12 21 (8.47%) Python
13 17 (6.85%) PHP
14 14 (5.65%) C
15 10 (4.03%) Shell Script
16 7 (2.82%) FQL
17 4 (1.61%) VC++
18 3 (1.21%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 16 (6.45%) Degree
2 10 (4.03%) CISA
2 10 (4.03%) CISM
2 10 (4.03%) CISSP
3 9 (3.63%) PhD
4 7 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.21%) PMP
7 2 (0.81%) CCA
7 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.81%) MCITP
7 2 (0.81%) MCSA
7 2 (0.81%) MCSE
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.26%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.82%) XenDesktop
4 6 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.02%) XenApp
6 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.81%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.40%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (10.89%) SCCM
2 9 (3.63%) Control-M
3 7 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.02%) BladeLogic
5 4 (1.61%) SCOM
6 3 (1.21%) OpenView
6 3 (1.21%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.21%) WSUS
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.81%) WMI
8 1 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.40%) Legato
8 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.40%) Netcool
8 1 (0.40%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.40%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.40%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 75 (30.24%) Microsoft
2 61 (24.60%) Oracle
3 18 (7.26%) Citrix
4 12 (4.84%) CheckPoint
4 12 (4.84%) VMware
5 10 (4.03%) Cisco
5 10 (4.03%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (3.63%) HP
6 9 (3.63%) IBM
7 8 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.82%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.42%) BEA
9 6 (2.42%) Lotus
10 5 (2.02%) Remedy
11 4 (1.61%) Charles River
11 4 (1.61%) Sybase
12 3 (1.21%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.21%) SAP
12 3 (1.21%) Wyse
13 2 (0.81%) Reuters
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