The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 218 189 142
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -47
Contract jobs citing VB 534 623 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.14% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.57% 3.08% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 350 366
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 37
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -19.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £12.95 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £34.72 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -20.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20751 20243 17620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 13142 10837
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 470 627
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.20 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VB
Daily Rate Trend

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

VB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VB
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VB
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VB
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 -22 494 £350 +7.69% 201
London -13 178 £415 +3.75% 52
South East -62 109 £340 +13.33% 40
Yorkshire -19 53 £300 -4.76% 21
North West -21 42 £344 +24.43% 22
West Yorkshire -2 39 £325 +3.17% 12
City of London -9 39 £450 +12.50% 11
Leeds +12 33 £325 +1.56% 5
East of England -7 30 £550 +57.14% 18
South West +5 28 £400 +9.58% 10
East Midlands +4 28 £400 +60.00% 8
Berkshire -2 28 £350 +55.55% 8
Scotland -5 28 £400 +6.66% 5
Cheshire +5 25 £363 +126.56% 7
West Midlands -26 25 £400 +27.49% 24
Hampshire -40 24 £339 +14.83% 6
Reading +19 22 £350 +27.27% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 22 £325 +25.00% 2
North East +15 19 £295 -4.83% 6
Surrey +5 19 £325 -13.33% 13
Tyne and Wear - 19 £295 - 5
Milton Keynes -8 18 £325 +25.00% 2
Sunderland - 17 £295 -
Ipswich - 15 £550 -
Suffolk - 15 £550 - 1
Staffordshire -2 14 £400 +23.07% 1
Derbyshire +13 12 £400 +90.47% 3
South Yorkshire +1 12 £275 +10.00% 4
Somerset +15 11 £650 +52.94%
Leicestershire +11 11 £250 -32.43% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 519 (51.80%) SQL
2 454 (45.31%) .NET
3 398 (39.72%) SQL Server
4 363 (36.23%) Microsoft
5 353 (35.23%) C#
6 321 (32.04%) Windows
7 215 (21.46%) VB6
8 203 (20.26%) Finance
8 203 (20.26%) Oracle
9 189 (18.86%) MS Excel
10 180 (17.96%) VBScript
11 154 (15.37%) HTML
12 145 (14.47%) VB.NET
13 143 (14.27%) XML
14 140 (13.97%) Java
15 138 (13.77%) Security Cleared
16 137 (13.67%) PowerShell
17 135 (13.47%) JavaScript
18 130 (12.97%) ASP.NET
19 128 (12.77%) Active Directory
20 125 (12.48%) VBA
21 124 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
22 122 (12.18%) Visual Studio
23 111 (11.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 109 (10.88%) Web Services
25 106 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 99 (9.88%) .NET Framework
26 99 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
27 94 (9.38%) ITIL
28 93 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 75 (7.49%) IIS
2 50 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (1.60%) CMS
6 15 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (1.20%) SAS
9 10 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.80%) Lync
10 8 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.80%) Documentum
10 8 (0.80%) JBoss
11 7 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.60%) Node.js
12 6 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 189 (18.86%) MS Excel
2 79 (7.88%) MS Office
3 24 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.70%) MS Project
5 12 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) SPSS
7 3 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.100%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.100%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Summit
2 4 (0.40%) Exstream
2 4 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.30%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.20%) HFM
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.100%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.100%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.100%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.100%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.100%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (0.70%) Mimecast
2 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
2 3 (0.30%) MailChimp
2 3 (0.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.100%) GitHub
3 1 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.100%) PaaS
3 1 (0.100%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.39%) SAN
2 31 (3.09%) Firewall
3 27 (2.69%) FTP
4 21 (2.10%) DNS
5 18 (1.80%) LAN
6 15 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.50%) DHCP
6 15 (1.50%) Internet
7 14 (1.40%) NAS
8 12 (1.20%) HTTP
8 12 (1.20%) LDAP
9 11 (1.10%) WAN
10 9 (0.90%) ATM
11 7 (0.70%) SSL
12 6 (0.60%) Network Security
12 6 (0.60%) VLAN
13 4 (0.40%) Intranet
14 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.30%) CDMA
14 3 (0.30%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (39.72%) SQL Server
2 111 (11.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 106 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 67 (6.69%) MS Access
6 66 (6.59%) Oracle Database
7 62 (6.19%) Relational Database
8 55 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 52 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 35 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (2.30%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.90%) MySQL
15 18 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.70%) DTS
17 14 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
18 13 (1.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 122 (12.18%) Visual Studio
2 50 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (2.69%) MSI
5 20 (2.00%) Selenium
6 17 (1.70%) StarTeam
6 17 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 16 (1.60%) Subversion
8 14 (1.40%) JIRA
9 13 (1.30%) Git (software)
10 12 (1.20%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.90%) GDB
12 8 (0.80%) JUnit
13 7 (0.70%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.70%) Maven
13 7 (0.70%) Jenkins
14 6 (0.60%) Mockito
14 6 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
14 6 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 203 (20.26%) Finance
2 76 (7.58%) Banking
3 52 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 33 (3.29%) Retail
5 28 (2.79%) Front Office
6 24 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.90%) Back Office
7 19 (1.90%) Law
8 17 (1.70%) Legal
9 16 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.40%) Automotive
11 9 (0.90%) French Language
12 8 (0.80%) German Language
12 8 (0.80%) Marketing
13 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.50%) Publishing
14 5 (0.50%) Russian Language
15 4 (0.40%) Avionics
15 4 (0.40%) Military
16 3 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 409 (40.82%) Developer
2 183 (18.26%) Analyst
3 97 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 54 (5.39%) VB Developer
4 54 (5.39%) Architect
5 53 (5.29%) Programmer
6 47 (4.69%) C# Developer
7 40 (3.99%) Data Analyst
8 36 (3.59%) Senior Developer
9 34 (3.39%) Applications Support
9 34 (3.39%) SQL Developer
10 33 (3.29%) VB6 Developer
11 31 (3.09%) Administrator
12 28 (2.79%) VB Programmer
13 27 (2.69%) AWS Developer
14 26 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (2.40%) Consultant
16 22 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (2.20%) Support Analyst
17 21 (2.10%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (45.31%) .NET
2 154 (15.37%) HTML
3 143 (14.27%) XML
4 130 (12.97%) ASP.NET
5 109 (10.88%) Web Services
6 99 (9.88%) .NET Framework
7 90 (8.98%) CSS
8 60 (5.99%) WCF
9 44 (4.39%) WinForms
10 42 (4.19%) WPF
11 41 (4.09%) jQuery
12 30 (2.99%) HTML5
13 29 (2.89%) ADO
14 25 (2.50%) Application Packaging
15 24 (2.40%) SOAP
15 24 (2.40%) XSLT
16 20 (2.00%) CSS3
17 19 (1.90%) JSP
17 19 (1.90%) JSON
18 17 (1.70%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.69%) N-Tier
3 33 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.89%) Open Source
5 24 (2.40%) NHS
5 24 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 15 (1.50%) GIS
9 14 (1.40%) Clustering
9 14 (1.40%) Replication
10 13 (1.30%) Derivative
11 11 (1.10%) Equities
11 11 (1.10%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.00%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.60%) SCADA
14 6 (0.60%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 321 (32.04%) Windows
2 99 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (8.08%) Linux
4 81 (8.08%) Windows 7
5 68 (6.79%) UNIX
6 62 (6.19%) Windows XP
7 40 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.10%) Windows 8
8 21 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.60%) Windows 2000
10 14 (1.40%) Solaris
11 8 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (0.70%) Android
12 7 (0.70%) AIX
13 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.50%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.30%) HPUX
15 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (9.38%) ITIL
3 74 (7.39%) Migration
4 68 (6.79%) OO
5 62 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (4.49%) Project Management
6 45 (4.49%) TDD
7 43 (4.29%) Unit Testing
8 40 (3.99%) ETL
9 38 (3.79%) SOA
10 37 (3.69%) MVC
11 36 (3.59%) Workflow
11 36 (3.59%) Configuration Management
11 36 (3.59%) Change Management
12 35 (3.49%) OOP
13 34 (3.39%) CRM
13 34 (3.39%) Service Delivery
13 34 (3.39%) Content Management
14 31 (3.09%) Web Development
15 29 (2.89%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 519 (51.80%) SQL
2 353 (35.23%) C#
3 215 (21.46%) VB6
4 180 (17.96%) VBScript
5 145 (14.47%) VB.NET
6 140 (13.97%) Java
7 137 (13.67%) PowerShell
8 135 (13.47%) JavaScript
9 125 (12.48%) VBA
10 83 (8.28%) T-SQL
11 66 (6.59%) C++
12 64 (6.39%) PL/SQL
13 48 (4.79%) C
14 44 (4.39%) Shell Script
15 39 (3.89%) PHP
16 34 (3.39%) Perl
16 34 (3.39%) Python
17 19 (1.90%) Bash Shell
18 12 (1.20%) Ruby
19 10 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 138 (13.77%) Security Cleared
2 89 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.69%) Degree
4 33 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.50%) ISEB
7 16 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.10%) Siebel Certification
9 9 (0.90%) MCDBA
9 9 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.80%) CCNA
11 7 (0.70%) MCP
11 7 (0.70%) MCSD
11 7 (0.70%) CISSP
11 7 (0.70%) RHCE
11 7 (0.70%) RHCA
11 7 (0.70%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.19%) QA
2 19 (1.90%) SLA
3 14 (1.40%) ISO 9000
4 12 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.30%) HL7
8 2 (0.20%) GxP
9 1 (0.100%) GCP
9 1 (0.100%) COBIT
9 1 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.100%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.100%) JSP 440
System Software
1 128 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 52 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (1.40%) XenApp
6 11 (1.10%) vSphere
7 9 (0.90%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.40%) NFS
11 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.20%) RACF
12 2 (0.20%) Samba
12 2 (0.20%) Firmware
12 2 (0.20%) Xen
12 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.100%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 74 (7.39%) SCCM
2 29 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (2.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 26 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (1.50%) WSUS
6 12 (1.20%) SCOM
7 9 (0.90%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 7 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.70%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.40%) Foglight
10 4 (0.40%) WMI
10 4 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.40%) Puppet
11 3 (0.30%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (0.30%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
11 3 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 363 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 203 (20.26%) Oracle
3 71 (7.09%) VMware
4 46 (4.59%) HP
5 40 (3.99%) IBM
6 34 (3.39%) Citrix
7 28 (2.79%) NetApp
7 28 (2.79%) Business Objects
8 22 (2.20%) Sybase
9 21 (2.10%) SAP
9 21 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.10%) EMC
9 21 (2.10%) TIBCO
10 20 (2.00%) Cisco
11 19 (1.90%) Siebel
12 16 (1.60%) McAfee
13 13 (1.30%) AppSense
13 13 (1.30%) Borland
14 11 (1.10%) CA
14 11 (1.10%) Kofax
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £200 to £235 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Romford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago