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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 288 247 260
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +13
Contract jobs citing VB 142 190 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.85% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.45% 2.04% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 125 114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £235 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £23.85
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.64%
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
9809 9303 9555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.03% 41.59% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7448 6686 7040
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 69
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £55.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +19 28 £406 -7.14% 6
Croydon -6 5 £325 -
Canary Wharf +3 3 £500 +100.00%
Westminster - 3 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £390 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Surbiton - 2 - - 2
Bromley - 1 £425 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 162 (59.34%) SQL
2 128 (46.89%) C#
3 112 (41.03%) .NET
4 110 (40.29%) Finance
5 107 (39.19%) SQL Server
6 79 (28.94%) VBA
7 78 (28.57%) Windows
8 64 (23.44%) MS Excel
8 64 (23.44%) Banking
9 58 (21.25%) Oracle
10 52 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 50 (18.32%) VBScript
12 44 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (15.38%) ASP.NET
14 39 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 39 (14.29%) .NET Framework
14 39 (14.29%) PowerShell
15 38 (13.92%) C++
15 38 (13.92%) Java
16 37 (13.55%) VB.NET
16 37 (13.55%) VB6
17 33 (12.09%) Front Office
18 30 (10.99%) T-SQL
18 30 (10.99%) Oracle Database
19 27 (9.89%) MS Office
19 27 (9.89%) Investment Banking
20 26 (9.52%) XML
20 26 (9.52%) WinForms
21 24 (8.79%) Citrix
21 24 (8.79%) SCCM

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 (6.96%) IIS
2 18 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.56%) Confluence
4 5 (1.83%) CMS
5 3 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.10%) Node.js
5 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.73%) JBoss
6 2 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.37%) Drupal
7 1 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.37%) Mule
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 64 (23.44%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.89%) MS Office
3 9 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.10%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.10%) MS Project
7 1 (0.37%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.37%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.10%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.37%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.37%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.73%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.73%) Office 365
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.30%) NetScaler
2 7 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.83%) HTTP
4 4 (1.47%) FTP
4 4 (1.47%) Internet
4 4 (1.47%) LAN
5 3 (1.10%) DHCP
5 3 (1.10%) DNS
5 3 (1.10%) Firewall
5 3 (1.10%) SNMP
6 2 (0.73%) SAN
6 2 (0.73%) VPN
6 2 (0.73%) WAN
7 1 (0.37%) BGP
7 1 (0.37%) DSL
7 1 (0.37%) Intranet
7 1 (0.37%) IPsec
7 1 (0.37%) Network Security
7 1 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (39.19%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.99%) Oracle Database
3 23 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (6.59%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (4.76%) MS Access
8 11 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (3.66%) RDBMS
10 9 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.56%) QlikView
12 5 (1.83%) MySQL
12 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.10%) Data Mart
13 3 (1.10%) DB2
13 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (5.86%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.76%) JIRA
3 12 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.30%) JMeter
5 7 (2.56%) JUnit
5 7 (2.56%) Subversion
6 6 (2.20%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.20%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.83%) HP UFT
7 5 (1.83%) Selenium
8 4 (1.47%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.47%) Gerrit
8 4 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.47%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.10%) NUnit
9 3 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.10%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.73%) Maven
10 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 110 (40.29%) Finance
2 64 (23.44%) Banking
3 33 (12.09%) Front Office
4 27 (9.89%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.40%) Retail
6 10 (3.66%) Back Office
7 5 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.83%) Law
8 4 (1.47%) Legal
9 3 (1.10%) International Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Local Government
9 3 (1.10%) Marketing
9 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (44.32%) Developer
2 64 (23.44%) Analyst
3 53 (19.41%) .NET Developer
4 44 (16.12%) C# Developer
5 37 (13.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (12.09%) SQL Developer
7 22 (8.06%) Test Analyst
8 15 (5.49%) Excel Developer
8 15 (5.49%) VB Developer
8 15 (5.49%) VB.NET Developer
8 15 (5.49%) VBA Developer
9 12 (4.40%) Applications Support
9 12 (4.40%) Excel VBA Developer
10 11 (4.03%) Administrator
10 11 (4.03%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (4.03%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.66%) Consultant
12 8 (2.93%) Oracle Developer
12 8 (2.93%) Senior Developer
12 8 (2.93%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (41.03%) .NET
2 42 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 39 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 26 (9.52%) WinForms
4 26 (9.52%) XML
5 20 (7.33%) Web Services
6 19 (6.96%) HTML
7 15 (5.49%) WCF
8 14 (5.13%) jQuery
9 13 (4.76%) CSS
9 13 (4.76%) WPF
10 8 (2.93%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.20%) Entity Framework
12 6 (2.20%) SOAP
13 5 (1.83%) REST
13 5 (1.83%) Task Parallel Library
13 5 (1.83%) Unity DI Container
13 5 (1.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.42%) Fixed Income
2 21 (7.69%) Derivative
3 19 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.86%) Equities
5 11 (4.03%) Mathematics
6 10 (3.66%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.30%) Hedge funds
7 9 (3.30%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.56%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.83%) CMDB
11 4 (1.47%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.47%) NHS
11 4 (1.47%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.10%) Clustering
12 3 (1.10%) SCADA
13 2 (0.73%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.73%) User Experience
14 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (28.57%) Windows
2 14 (5.13%) Linux
2 14 (5.13%) Unix
2 14 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.30%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.73%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) CentOS
8 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (7.69%) MVC
3 20 (7.33%) Change Management
4 19 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (6.59%) Project Management
6 17 (6.23%) Migration
7 15 (5.49%) CRM
7 15 (5.49%) Data Management
8 13 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 13 (4.76%) Test Automation
9 12 (4.40%) Coaching
9 12 (4.40%) ITIL
9 12 (4.40%) Risk Management
9 12 (4.40%) Validation
10 11 (4.03%) Asset Management
11 10 (3.66%) Business Analysis
11 10 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.66%) Investment Management
11 10 (3.66%) OO
11 10 (3.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (59.34%) SQL
2 128 (46.89%) C#
3 79 (28.94%) VBA
4 50 (18.32%) VBScript
5 39 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 39 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 38 (13.92%) C++
6 38 (13.92%) Java
7 37 (13.55%) VB.NET
7 37 (13.55%) VB6
8 30 (10.99%) T-SQL
9 22 (8.06%) Perl
10 15 (5.49%) PL/SQL
10 15 (5.49%) Python
11 14 (5.13%) PHP
12 12 (4.40%) Shell Script
13 9 (3.30%) C
14 8 (2.93%) MATLAB
14 8 (2.93%) VC++
15 6 (2.20%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (8.42%) Degree
2 10 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.20%) PhD
4 4 (1.47%) ISEB
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) CCA
6 2 (0.73%) MCSD
6 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ACCA
7 1 (0.37%) CCEE
7 1 (0.37%) CISA
7 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.79%) QA
2 8 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.10%) EMIR
3 3 (1.10%) MiFID
4 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.76%) XenApp
3 11 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.56%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.20%) vSphere
6 5 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.73%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.37%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (8.79%) SCCM
2 12 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.20%) Control-M
3 6 (2.20%) SCOM
4 3 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.10%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.10%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (0.73%) OpenView
6 1 (0.37%) Ansible
6 1 (0.37%) AppManager
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) Legato
6 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) Puppet
6 1 (0.37%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 58 (21.25%) Oracle
2 52 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.79%) Citrix
4 16 (5.86%) VMware
5 12 (4.40%) HP
6 8 (2.93%) Sybase
7 5 (1.83%) Bloomberg
7 5 (1.83%) NetApp
7 5 (1.83%) SAP
8 4 (1.47%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.47%) Tableau
9 3 (1.10%) Apple
9 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.10%) BMC
9 3 (1.10%) Capita
9 3 (1.10%) Murex
9 3 (1.10%) Wyse
10 2 (0.73%) Adobe
10 2 (0.73%) IBM