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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 231 165 177
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 185 300 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 1.26% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 2.90% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 198 168
Average daily rate
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£401 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 21
Average hourly rate £33.75 £25.79 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.86% +11.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £18.93 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £40.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.30% -
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9472 10333 10104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.57% 43.32% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6840 7326 6919
Average daily rate £430 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £279
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 62 119 157
Average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £53.10 £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 11 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 11 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 11 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 -36 49 £415 +9.21% 23
Docklands, London +10 6 £525 -
Croydon +2 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Harrow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 148 (38.74%) SQL
2 144 (37.70%) Windows
3 122 (31.94%) Microsoft
4 113 (29.58%) SQL Server
5 105 (27.49%) C#
6 99 (25.92%) .NET
7 96 (25.13%) VBScript
8 92 (24.08%) Oracle
9 82 (21.47%) MS Excel
10 80 (20.94%) Finance
11 77 (20.16%) PowerShell
12 71 (18.59%) Banking
13 70 (18.32%) VBA
14 63 (16.49%) Active Directory
15 56 (14.66%) Java
16 54 (14.14%) VMware
17 49 (12.83%) JavaScript
18 45 (11.78%) ASP.NET
19 44 (11.52%) Migration
20 42 (10.99%) Linux
20 42 (10.99%) Front Office
21 41 (10.73%) HP
22 40 (10.47%) ITIL
23 39 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
24 38 (9.95%) Middleware
25 37 (9.69%) HTML
25 37 (9.69%) Investment Banking
26 36 (9.42%) XML
26 36 (9.42%) Windows 7
27 34 (8.90%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 27 (7.07%) IIS
2 21 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.97%) MS Exchange
4 17 (4.45%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.09%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.31%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.31%) Apache
8 5 (1.31%) Documentum
8 5 (1.31%) SAS
9 4 (1.05%) MTS
10 3 (0.79%) CICS
10 3 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 82 (21.47%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.54%) MS Office
3 8 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.05%) 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 8 (2.09%) Endur
2 7 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.83%) ZaiNet
2 7 (1.83%) Aligne
3 6 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.52%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.52%) Algo Collateral
6 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.26%) Summit
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.38%) DNS
2 18 (4.71%) DHCP
3 14 (3.66%) LAN
4 13 (3.40%) WAN
4 13 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.40%) Firewall
5 12 (3.14%) VPN
6 11 (2.88%) VLAN
7 10 (2.62%) SNMP
8 9 (2.36%) FTP
8 9 (2.36%) SMTP
8 9 (2.36%) iSCSI
8 9 (2.36%) FCoE
8 9 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (2.36%) Multicast
9 8 (2.09%) SAN
10 7 (1.83%) Internet
11 5 (1.31%) DMZ
11 5 (1.31%) Intranet
11 5 (1.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (29.58%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.71%) Oracle Database
5 18 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 16 (4.19%) MS Access
7 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 15 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (2.88%) KDB
11 10 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.57%) MySQL
14 4 (1.05%) Siebel EIM
14 4 (1.05%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.05%) QlikView
15 3 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (7.33%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.07%) MSI
3 18 (4.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (4.71%) Wise Package Studio
4 14 (3.66%) JUnit
5 13 (3.40%) Mockito
6 10 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.09%) ClearQuest
7 8 (2.09%) NUnit
7 8 (2.09%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (1.83%) Subversion
8 7 (1.83%) Selenium
8 7 (1.83%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.57%) MSBuild
10 5 (1.31%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.05%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.79%) AdminStudio
12 3 (0.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 80 (20.94%) Finance
2 71 (18.59%) Banking
3 42 (10.99%) Front Office
4 37 (9.69%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.71%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.40%) Retail
7 6 (1.57%) Law
8 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.31%) Back Office
8 5 (1.31%) Marketing
9 4 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.05%) Legal
10 3 (0.79%) German Language
10 3 (0.79%) Local Government
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
1 125 (32.72%) Developer
2 84 (21.99%) Analyst
3 29 (7.59%) Data Analyst
4 27 (7.07%) Applications Packager
5 18 (4.71%) Consultant
5 18 (4.71%) Java Developer
6 15 (3.93%) .NET Developer
6 15 (3.93%) Applications Support
7 14 (3.66%) Business Analyst
8 13 (3.40%) Architect
8 13 (3.40%) C# Developer
8 13 (3.40%) SQL Developer
9 12 (3.14%) Quality Analyst
9 12 (3.14%) Data Quality Analyst
9 12 (3.14%) NHS Data Analyst
10 11 (2.88%) Quantitative Developer
11 10 (2.62%) Programmer
12 9 (2.36%) VB Developer
12 9 (2.36%) Administrator
12 9 (2.36%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (25.92%) .NET
2 45 (11.78%) ASP.NET
3 38 (9.95%) Middleware
4 37 (9.69%) HTML
5 36 (9.42%) XML
6 31 (8.12%) Web Services
7 26 (6.81%) Application Packaging
8 24 (6.28%) WCF
9 19 (4.97%) .NET Framework
10 18 (4.71%) Classic ASP
11 17 (4.45%) WSH
12 16 (4.19%) Spring
13 15 (3.93%) CSS
14 14 (3.66%) jQuery
15 13 (3.40%) J2EE
16 12 (3.14%) SOAP
17 11 (2.88%) XSLT
17 11 (2.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 10 (2.62%) Oracle Fusion
18 10 (2.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.54%) Fixed Income
2 16 (4.19%) NHS
2 16 (4.19%) Hedge funds
3 12 (3.14%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.88%) Equities
5 10 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.83%) W3C
7 7 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.57%) Derivative
9 5 (1.31%) Statistics
10 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.79%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.52%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.52%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.52%) Wiki
12 2 (0.52%) iPad
12 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.52%) iPhone
12 2 (0.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 144 (37.70%) Windows
2 42 (10.99%) Linux
3 39 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (9.42%) Windows 7
5 31 (8.12%) UNIX
6 30 (7.85%) Windows XP
7 28 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.05%) AIX
11 3 (0.79%) Solaris
11 3 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (11.52%) Migration
2 40 (10.47%) ITIL
3 23 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (5.76%) Analytics
5 20 (5.24%) DevOps
5 20 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (4.97%) OO
6 19 (4.97%) TDD
7 18 (4.71%) Software Engineering
7 18 (4.71%) Project Management
7 18 (4.71%) Data Migration
8 17 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (4.45%) Data Modelling
9 15 (3.93%) Service Management
9 15 (3.93%) Data Analysis
9 15 (3.93%) Multithreading
10 14 (3.66%) Low Latency
10 14 (3.66%) Information Governance
10 14 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (3.40%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (38.74%) SQL
2 105 (27.49%) C#
3 96 (25.13%) VBScript
4 77 (20.16%) PowerShell
5 70 (18.32%) VBA
6 56 (14.66%) Java
7 49 (12.83%) JavaScript
8 34 (8.90%) C++
9 27 (7.07%) VB6
10 16 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 16 (4.19%) VB.NET
11 14 (3.66%) C
12 13 (3.40%) T-SQL
13 12 (3.14%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.88%) Python
15 9 (2.36%) Ruby
16 8 (2.09%) Perl
17 5 (1.31%) Tcl
17 5 (1.31%) ActionScript
17 5 (1.31%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 21 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.24%) Degree
3 15 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.40%) MCSE
5 10 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.09%) ISEB
8 7 (1.83%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.31%) CCNP
9 5 (1.31%) CCNA
10 4 (1.05%) MCSA
11 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.52%) CCEA
11 2 (0.52%) MCP
11 2 (0.52%) MCITP
12 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.26%) MCTS
12 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.02%) QA
2 18 (4.71%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.83%) 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 63 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (6.02%) VMware ESX
4 23 (6.02%) vSphere
5 17 (4.45%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.36%) vCloud
6 9 (2.36%) NFS
6 9 (2.36%) ISA Server
7 5 (1.31%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.31%) XenApp
8 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.52%) Nmap
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.26%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (4.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (3.40%) WMI
2 13 (3.40%) SCCM
3 12 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (2.62%) BladeLogic
6 8 (2.09%) MAILsweeper
6 8 (2.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (1.05%) Control-M
10 3 (0.79%) CA LISA
11 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.52%) AppManager
11 2 (0.52%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.52%) WSUS
11 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.52%) Nessus
11 2 (0.52%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.52%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 122 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 92 (24.08%) Oracle
3 54 (14.14%) VMware
4 41 (10.73%) HP
5 24 (6.28%) Sybase
6 21 (5.50%) Citrix
7 19 (4.97%) IBM
7 19 (4.97%) TIBCO
8 18 (4.71%) Cisco
9 16 (4.19%) Websense
10 14 (3.66%) F5
10 14 (3.66%) CA
11 13 (3.40%) Open Text
12 12 (3.14%) EMC
13 11 (2.88%) ION Trading
14 9 (2.36%) NetApp
14 9 (2.36%) Symantec
14 9 (2.36%) Fidessa
15 8 (2.09%) Altiris
15 8 (2.09%) Clearswift
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Steria
Rate: Up to £19 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum, Benefits: Work from home
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 19 days ago