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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Visual Basic Developer
Rank 569 516 515
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -1
Contract jobs requiring a VB Developer 30 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.10% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.11% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 5
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£323 £320 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +82.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £274 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £168
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +88.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 30 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 27 March 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
England -33 29 £323 +0.78% 6
Yorkshire -13 19 £300 -4.76%
West Yorkshire +1 18 £300 -4.76%
Leeds -3 14 £300 -6.25%
London +6 9 £350 -26.31% 1
City of London +15 1 £363 -14.70%
South East -40 1 £388 +38.39% 1
Berkshire - 1 £388 -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
York - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - -

VB Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 52 (100.00%) VB
2 39 (75.00%) VB6
3 35 (67.31%) .NET
4 31 (59.62%) SQL
5 24 (46.15%) VB.NET
5 24 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 18 (34.62%) C#
7 11 (21.15%) Finance
8 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (17.31%) Oracle
10 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
11 6 (11.54%) System Testing
11 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.54%) ADO
11 6 (11.54%) Java
11 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.62%) WinForms
12 5 (9.62%) VBA
12 5 (9.62%) Web Services
12 5 (9.62%) Windows
12 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
12 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
12 5 (9.62%) Maven
12 5 (9.62%) Degree
13 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 4 (7.69%) Banking
13 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
13 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (7.69%) WPF

VB Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (5.77%) IIS
1 3 (5.77%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.77%) MS Access
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Maven
1 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Automotive
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) ADO
3 5 (9.62%) Web Services
3 5 (9.62%) WinForms
4 4 (7.69%) WPF
5 3 (5.77%) HTML
5 3 (5.77%) CSS
5 3 (5.77%) XML
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.77%) WCF
6 2 (3.85%) COM+
6 2 (3.85%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.92%) XSD
7 1 (1.92%) XSL
7 1 (1.92%) ActiveX
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.92%) DAO
7 1 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
1 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.92%) Derivative
2 1 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.92%) Open Source
2 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
2 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.54%) System Testing
3 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.69%) OO
5 3 (5.77%) Scrum
6 2 (3.85%) Web Development
7 1 (1.92%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.92%) Web Design
7 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.92%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.92%) RAD
7 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.92%) Data Security
7 1 (1.92%) Workflow
7 1 (1.92%) V-Model
7 1 (1.92%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.92%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (1.92%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 52 (100.00%) VB
2 39 (75.00%) VB6
3 31 (59.62%) SQL
4 24 (46.15%) VB.NET
5 18 (34.62%) C#
6 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 6 (11.54%) Java
8 5 (9.62%) VBA
8 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
9 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
10 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
11 2 (3.85%) C++
11 2 (3.85%) Ruby
11 2 (3.85%) Python
12 1 (1.92%) VBScript
12 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Business Objects