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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 224 182 181
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 201 280 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 1.15% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.07% 2.66% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 187 162
Average daily rate
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£404 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £272 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £317
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.04 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.70% +56.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £19.00 £18.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.25 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year
-20.47% -1.09%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9695 10542 10255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.75% 43.47% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 7480 7039
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £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 65 112 155
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £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 23 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 23 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 23 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 55 £400 +7.38% 29
Docklands, London +12 6 £525 -
Croydon +1 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Bromley - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Northwood - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 (38.76%) Windows
2 149 (38.50%) SQL
3 121 (31.27%) Microsoft
4 110 (28.42%) SQL Server
5 103 (26.61%) C#
6 101 (26.10%) VBScript
7 95 (24.55%) .NET
8 90 (23.26%) Oracle
9 82 (21.19%) Finance
9 82 (21.19%) PowerShell
10 78 (20.16%) Banking
10 78 (20.16%) MS Excel
11 71 (18.35%) VBA
12 66 (17.05%) Active Directory
13 59 (15.25%) Java
14 57 (14.73%) VMware
15 48 (12.40%) JavaScript
16 47 (12.14%) Front Office
17 45 (11.63%) Migration
18 44 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 43 (11.11%) ASP.NET
19 43 (11.11%) Linux
19 43 (11.11%) HP
20 41 (10.59%) Middleware
20 41 (10.59%) Investment Banking
21 38 (9.82%) ITIL
21 38 (9.82%) XML
22 37 (9.56%) HTML
22 37 (9.56%) Windows 7
23 35 (9.04%) DNS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 30 (7.75%) IIS
2 22 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 16 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.81%) Apache
8 5 (1.29%) Documentum
8 5 (1.29%) SAS
8 5 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.03%) MTS
9 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) CICS
11 2 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.26%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 78 (20.16%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.68%) MS Office
3 8 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.52%) SPSS
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Endur
1 7 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.55%) ZaiNet
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.55%) Aligne
3 5 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.78%) Summit
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.52%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.52%) Algo Collateral
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.26%) RMDS
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.04%) DNS
2 18 (4.65%) DHCP
3 14 (3.62%) Firewall
4 13 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.36%) VPN
5 11 (2.84%) SNMP
5 11 (2.84%) VLAN
6 10 (2.58%) iSCSI
6 10 (2.58%) FCoE
6 10 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (2.58%) LAN
6 10 (2.58%) Multicast
7 9 (2.33%) WAN
7 9 (2.33%) SMTP
7 9 (2.33%) SAN
8 7 (1.81%) Internet
8 7 (1.81%) FTP
9 6 (1.55%) Intranet
10 5 (1.29%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 18 (4.65%) Oracle Database
8 16 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (4.13%) MS Access
9 15 (3.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (2.84%) KDB
12 9 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (2.07%) QlikView
14 7 (1.81%) Data Mining
15 6 (1.55%) MySQL
16 4 (1.03%) Siebel EIM
16 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (6.98%) Visual Studio
1 27 (6.98%) MSI
2 18 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (4.65%) Wise Package Studio
3 14 (3.62%) JUnit
4 13 (3.36%) Mockito
5 9 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.07%) ClearQuest
6 8 (2.07%) NUnit
6 8 (2.07%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (1.81%) Subversion
7 7 (1.81%) Selenium
7 7 (1.81%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.55%) MSBuild
9 5 (1.29%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.29%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.78%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.78%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.78%) AdminStudio
General
1 82 (21.19%) Finance
2 78 (20.16%) Banking
3 47 (12.14%) Front Office
4 41 (10.59%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.65%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.84%) Retail
7 6 (1.55%) Law
8 5 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.29%) Marketing
9 4 (1.03%) Back Office
10 3 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.78%) Local Government
10 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.52%) German Language
11 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (32.04%) Developer
2 83 (21.45%) Analyst
3 29 (7.49%) Applications Packager
4 28 (7.24%) Data Analyst
5 18 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 17 (4.39%) Consultant
7 15 (3.88%) Applications Support
8 14 (3.62%) .NET Developer
8 14 (3.62%) Business Analyst
8 14 (3.62%) SQL Developer
9 13 (3.36%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.10%) Architect
11 11 (2.84%) Administrator
11 11 (2.84%) Quantitative Developer
11 11 (2.84%) Quality Analyst
11 11 (2.84%) Data Quality Analyst
11 11 (2.84%) NHS Data Analyst
12 10 (2.58%) Programmer
13 9 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (2.33%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (24.55%) .NET
2 43 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 41 (10.59%) Middleware
4 38 (9.82%) XML
5 37 (9.56%) HTML
6 30 (7.75%) Web Services
6 30 (7.75%) Application Packaging
7 24 (6.20%) WCF
8 19 (4.91%) Classic ASP
9 17 (4.39%) WSH
10 16 (4.13%) Spring
10 16 (4.13%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.62%) CSS
12 13 (3.36%) jQuery
13 12 (3.10%) J2EE
14 11 (2.84%) XSLT
15 10 (2.58%) Ajax
15 10 (2.58%) ADO.NET
15 10 (2.58%) SOAP
15 10 (2.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.46%) Fixed Income
2 17 (4.39%) Hedge funds
3 13 (3.36%) Client/Server
3 13 (3.36%) NHS
4 11 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.84%) Equities
5 10 (2.58%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.07%) Derivative
7 7 (1.81%) W3C
7 7 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.29%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.29%) Statistics
9 4 (1.03%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Clustering
11 2 (0.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.52%) Replication
11 2 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 150 (38.76%) Windows
2 44 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (11.11%) Linux
4 37 (9.56%) Windows 7
5 31 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (7.75%) Windows XP
6 30 (7.75%) UNIX
7 14 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.29%) AIX
10 3 (0.78%) Solaris
10 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.26%) SUSE
11 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.63%) Migration
2 38 (9.82%) ITIL
3 23 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (5.94%) Analytics
4 21 (5.43%) DevOps
4 21 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (4.91%) Data Modelling
6 19 (4.91%) OO
6 19 (4.91%) TDD
7 18 (4.65%) Software Engineering
7 18 (4.65%) Project Management
7 18 (4.65%) Data Migration
8 16 (4.13%) Service Management
9 15 (3.88%) Data Analysis
9 15 (3.88%) Release Management
9 15 (3.88%) Multithreading
9 15 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (3.88%) Capacity Management
10 14 (3.62%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 149 (38.50%) SQL
2 103 (26.61%) C#
3 101 (26.10%) VBScript
4 82 (21.19%) PowerShell
5 71 (18.35%) VBA
6 59 (15.25%) Java
7 48 (12.40%) JavaScript
8 33 (8.53%) C++
9 26 (6.72%) VB6
10 15 (3.88%) VB.NET
11 14 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 13 (3.36%) C
12 13 (3.36%) Python
13 12 (3.10%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.58%) Shell Script
15 9 (2.33%) Ruby
16 8 (2.07%) Perl
17 5 (1.29%) Tcl
18 4 (1.03%) ActionScript
18 4 (1.03%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 21 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (5.43%) Degree
2 15 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.10%) MCSE
4 10 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.07%) ISEB
7 7 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.81%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.03%) CCNP
9 4 (1.03%) CCNA
10 3 (0.78%) MCSA
11 2 (0.52%) MCP
11 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.52%) CCEA
11 2 (0.52%) MCITP
11 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.26%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.68%) QA
2 15 (3.88%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.81%) 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 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 27 (6.98%) vSphere
5 26 (6.72%) VMware ESX
6 17 (4.39%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.58%) NFS
7 10 (2.58%) vCloud
8 9 (2.33%) ISA Server
9 7 (1.81%) XenApp
10 5 (1.29%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.52%) Nmap
13 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.26%) XenServer
13 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (4.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (3.88%) WMI
3 14 (3.62%) SCCM
4 13 (3.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 13 (3.36%) BladeLogic
5 12 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (2.07%) Control-M
7 8 (2.07%) MAILsweeper
8 7 (1.81%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.03%) SCOM
11 3 (0.78%) CA LISA
12 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.52%) AppDNA
12 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.52%) Nessus
12 2 (0.52%) AppManager
12 2 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 121 (31.27%) Microsoft
2 90 (23.26%) Oracle
3 57 (14.73%) VMware
4 43 (11.11%) HP
5 24 (6.20%) Citrix
5 24 (6.20%) Sybase
6 21 (5.43%) IBM
7 19 (4.91%) TIBCO
8 18 (4.65%) Cisco
9 17 (4.39%) Websense
10 14 (3.62%) EMC
10 14 (3.62%) F5
11 13 (3.36%) Open Text
11 13 (3.36%) CA
12 11 (2.84%) ION Trading
13 10 (2.58%) NetApp
13 10 (2.58%) Symantec
14 9 (2.33%) Fidessa
14 9 (2.33%) Altiris
15 8 (2.07%) RightFax
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum, Benefits: Work from home
Posted: 25 days ago