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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 239 242 166
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -76
Contract jobs citing VB 180 179 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.76% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 1.86% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 116 168
Average daily rate
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£418 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £650 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -13.04%
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
9274 9607 8932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.64% 40.64% 40.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 7016 6487
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 101
Average hourly rate £25.80 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 41 £450 +12.50% 12
Croydon - 3 £325 - 1
Docklands, London +1 2 £237 -
Canary Wharf -6 1 £250 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Romford - 1 - - 1
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 210 (59.32%) SQL
2 150 (42.37%) .NET
3 146 (41.24%) SQL Server
4 128 (36.16%) C#
5 106 (29.94%) Windows
6 104 (29.38%) Microsoft
7 100 (28.25%) Finance
8 78 (22.03%) Java
9 76 (21.47%) Oracle
10 70 (19.77%) MS Excel
11 65 (18.36%) VB6
12 59 (16.67%) HTML
13 58 (16.38%) VBA
14 57 (16.10%) VBScript
15 55 (15.54%) JavaScript
16 54 (15.25%) VB.NET
17 47 (13.28%) C++
17 47 (13.28%) Banking
18 42 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (11.86%) UNIX
19 41 (11.58%) XML
20 40 (11.30%) CSS
20 40 (11.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 37 (10.45%) Relational Database
22 36 (10.17%) PowerShell
22 36 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 33 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
24 32 (9.04%) Oracle Database
24 32 (9.04%) Linux
24 32 (9.04%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (6.78%) IIS
2 21 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.69%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle 10gAS
6 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.13%) SAS
6 4 (1.13%) Confluence
7 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) CMS
8 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.56%) Node.js
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Lync
9 1 (0.28%) Moodle
Applications
1 70 (19.77%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.37%) MS Office
3 10 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.41%) MS Project
5 3 (0.85%) SPSS
6 2 (0.56%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Summit
2 3 (0.85%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.56%) HFM
3 2 (0.56%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.26%) Internet
1 8 (2.26%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.98%) WAN
3 6 (1.69%) Firewall
4 5 (1.41%) DNS
4 5 (1.41%) SAN
4 5 (1.41%) Network Security
5 4 (1.13%) DHCP
5 4 (1.13%) FTP
6 3 (0.85%) LAN
6 3 (0.85%) LDAP
6 3 (0.85%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.56%) Intranet
7 2 (0.56%) SMTP
7 2 (0.56%) VPN
7 2 (0.56%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.28%) NAS
8 1 (0.28%) HTTP
8 1 (0.28%) ATM
8 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (41.24%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (10.45%) Relational Database
4 36 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (9.04%) Oracle Database
6 28 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (3.95%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (3.39%) Siebel EIM
10 11 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.54%) MS Access
12 9 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (1.98%) Big Data
14 7 (1.98%) QlikView
15 6 (1.69%) KDB
15 6 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
15 6 (1.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (9.04%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.95%) MSI
4 9 (2.54%) GDB
4 9 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (2.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (2.26%) JUnit
6 7 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.98%) Subversion
7 6 (1.69%) Mockito
8 5 (1.41%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.41%) Selenium
8 5 (1.41%) JIRA
9 4 (1.13%) JMeter
9 4 (1.13%) Toad
9 4 (1.13%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.85%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 100 (28.25%) Finance
2 47 (13.28%) Banking
3 28 (7.91%) Front Office
4 22 (6.21%) Investment Banking
5 19 (5.37%) Law
6 13 (3.67%) Legal
7 11 (3.11%) Retail
8 9 (2.54%) French Language
9 8 (2.26%) German Language
10 7 (1.98%) Back Office
10 7 (1.98%) Automotive
11 6 (1.69%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.41%) Russian Language
13 4 (1.13%) Marketing
13 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 4 (1.13%) Avionics
14 3 (0.85%) Advertising
15 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.28%) Electronics
16 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 170 (48.02%) Developer
2 76 (21.47%) Analyst
3 29 (8.19%) .NET Developer
4 27 (7.63%) C# Developer
5 24 (6.78%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.50%) Applications Support
7 21 (5.93%) VB Developer
8 15 (4.24%) Oracle Developer
8 15 (4.24%) Data Analyst
8 15 (4.24%) SQL Developer
8 15 (4.24%) Siebel Developer
9 13 (3.67%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.39%) Administrator
11 11 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.11%) Architect
12 10 (2.82%) Chief Technology Officer
12 10 (2.82%) Programmer
12 10 (2.82%) AWS Developer
13 9 (2.54%) Applications Developer
13 9 (2.54%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (42.37%) .NET
2 59 (16.67%) HTML
3 41 (11.58%) XML
4 40 (11.30%) CSS
5 31 (8.76%) Web Services
6 30 (8.47%) ASP.NET
7 25 (7.06%) WCF
8 24 (6.78%) WPF
9 22 (6.21%) .NET Framework
10 19 (5.37%) WinForms
10 19 (5.37%) jQuery
11 16 (4.52%) XSLT
12 15 (4.24%) ActiveX
13 13 (3.67%) JSP
14 10 (2.82%) WF
14 10 (2.82%) HTML5
15 9 (2.54%) CSS3
16 8 (2.26%) Rendezvous
16 8 (2.26%) Middleware
17 7 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.52%) Fixed Income
3 13 (3.67%) Derivative
3 13 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.11%) Equities
5 9 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.26%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.98%) NHS
8 6 (1.69%) Replication
8 6 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.41%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.41%) Statistics
10 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.13%) User Experience
11 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.85%) CMDB
12 2 (0.56%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 106 (29.94%) Windows
2 42 (11.86%) UNIX
3 32 (9.04%) Linux
4 21 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.13%) Solaris
8 4 (1.13%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.85%) AIX
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (8.19%) ITIL
3 26 (7.34%) ETL
4 24 (6.78%) TDD
5 23 (6.50%) OO
5 23 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (6.21%) Project Management
7 19 (5.37%) Workflow
8 17 (4.80%) Change Management
8 17 (4.80%) Migration
9 15 (4.24%) Data Analysis
10 14 (3.95%) Analytics
11 13 (3.67%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (3.39%) Electronic Trading
12 12 (3.39%) Web Development
12 12 (3.39%) OOP
13 11 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (2.82%) Data Modelling
14 10 (2.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 210 (59.32%) SQL
2 128 (36.16%) C#
3 78 (22.03%) Java
4 65 (18.36%) VB6
5 58 (16.38%) VBA
6 57 (16.10%) VBScript
7 55 (15.54%) JavaScript
8 54 (15.25%) VB.NET
9 47 (13.28%) C++
10 36 (10.17%) PowerShell
11 29 (8.19%) PL/SQL
12 28 (7.91%) T-SQL
13 26 (7.34%) Shell Script
14 23 (6.50%) C
14 23 (6.50%) Python
15 19 (5.37%) Perl
15 19 (5.37%) PHP
16 14 (3.95%) Bash Shell
17 9 (2.54%) VC++
18 6 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (7.91%) Degree
2 19 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.11%) Siebel Certification
5 5 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.13%) CISSP
7 2 (0.56%) MBA
8 1 (0.28%) CCEE
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) HNC
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) GxP
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (8.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.98%) vSphere
4 6 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
7 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) SRDF
8 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (5.08%) SCCM
2 14 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.85%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.85%) SCOM
5 3 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.56%) Nessus
6 2 (0.56%) Nmap
6 2 (0.56%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.56%) Nagios
6 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (0.56%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.56%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.56%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 104 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 76 (21.47%) Oracle
3 21 (5.93%) Sybase
4 17 (4.80%) Siebel
5 15 (4.24%) HP
5 15 (4.24%) TIBCO
6 14 (3.95%) Citrix
6 14 (3.95%) Business Objects
7 13 (3.67%) VMware
8 8 (2.26%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.69%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.69%) CA
9 6 (1.69%) McAfee
9 6 (1.69%) IBM
10 5 (1.41%) SAP
10 5 (1.41%) AppSense
11 4 (1.13%) NetApp
11 4 (1.13%) Informatica
11 4 (1.13%) Remedy
11 4 (1.13%) Cisco
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Romford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
North West London
The Royal College of General Practitioners
Rate: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 per day + competitive
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