The table below looks at the statistics for the VB Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Visual Basic Developer
Rank 614 558 563
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +5
Contract jobs requiring a VB Developer 19 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.093% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.10% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 15
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£330 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £238
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

VB Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

VB Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VB Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB Developer within the UK.

VB Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VB Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

VB Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VB Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB Developer within the UK.

VB Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VB Developer
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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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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
England -39 13 £325 +18.18% 4
East Midlands -6 4 £306 +22.50% 4
Wales - 4 £330 -
Cardiff - 4 £330 -
South Wales - 4 £330 -
Leicestershire - 3 £300 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £338 -
North East - 3 £338 -
London -2 2 - -
West Yorkshire -37 2 £451 +41.08%
Yorkshire -40 2 £451 +41.08%
Leicester - 2 £325 -
South West -5 1 - -
Edinburgh -14 1 £275 - 1
Scotland -14 1 £275 -21.42% 1
South East -29 1 - -
Leeds -31 1 £451 +41.08%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £338 -
Sunderland - 1 - -

VB Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VB Developer in their job title 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 with VB Developer in their job title.

1 61 (100.00%) VB
2 41 (67.21%) .NET
3 39 (63.93%) VB6
4 34 (55.74%) SQL
5 27 (44.26%) VB.NET
6 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
7 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
8 16 (26.23%) C#
9 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
10 12 (19.67%) HTML
10 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.03%) XML
12 10 (16.39%) Windows
12 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.75%) VBA
14 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
14 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
14 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
14 8 (13.11%) MS Access
14 8 (13.11%) Finance
15 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
15 7 (11.48%) MS Office
15 7 (11.48%) Web Services
15 7 (11.48%) Oracle
16 6 (9.84%) VBScript
16 6 (9.84%) CSS
16 6 (9.84%) OO
16 6 (9.84%) Client/Server
16 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (9.84%) System Testing

VB Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited VB Developer in their job title 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 with VB Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.20%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) Tuxedo
2 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) MTS
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) MS Access
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.64%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.64%) IDMS
7 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) Maven
4 2 (3.28%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.64%) InterDev
5 1 (1.64%) Subversion
5 1 (1.64%) FinalBuilder
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Law
4 3 (4.92%) Legal
5 2 (3.28%) Military
6 1 (1.64%) Front Office
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (67.21%) .NET
2 12 (19.67%) HTML
3 11 (18.03%) XML
4 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
5 7 (11.48%) Web Services
5 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
6 6 (9.84%) CSS
7 4 (6.56%) COM+
7 4 (6.56%) jQuery
7 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.92%) CSS3
8 3 (4.92%) Ajax
9 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.28%) HTML5
9 2 (3.28%) WCF
9 2 (3.28%) WinForms
9 2 (3.28%) ADO
10 1 (1.64%) MFC
10 1 (1.64%) COM
10 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.28%) iPhone
2 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Derivative
3 1 (1.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.64%) VME
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.84%) OO
2 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (9.84%) System Testing
3 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
3 4 (6.56%) UML
3 4 (6.56%) Scrum
4 3 (4.92%) MVC
4 3 (4.92%) Practice Management
4 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.92%) OOD
4 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.92%) RAD
4 3 (4.92%) Web Development
5 2 (3.28%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Multithreading
5 2 (3.28%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (100.00%) VB
2 39 (63.93%) VB6
3 34 (55.74%) SQL
4 27 (44.26%) VB.NET
5 16 (26.23%) C#
6 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
7 9 (14.75%) VBA
8 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
9 6 (9.84%) VBScript
10 5 (8.20%) Java
10 5 (8.20%) C++
11 4 (6.56%) Python
12 3 (4.92%) XAML
12 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
13 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.64%) COBOL
14 1 (1.64%) VC++
14 1 (1.64%) Ruby
14 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Solace
4 1 (1.64%) IBM