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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 221 191 151
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 550 621 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.15% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 3.07% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 342 351
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 52
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.77 £20.10 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £35.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%

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
20749 20208 17661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 37.29% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13773 13342 10903
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 466 616
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -32 512 £350 +7.69% 218
London +32 204 £400 - 60
South East -53 108 £350 +12.90% 40
Yorkshire -1 57 £300 -6.25% 26
City of London +1 49 £413 -1.78% 16
West Yorkshire -10 38 £325 +1.56% 10
South West +22 35 £336 +0.37% 14
North West -22 34 £400 +40.35% 28
Buckinghamshire +10 31 £338 +29.80% 2
Leeds -3 28 £325 +1.56% 3
East of England -26 27 £550 +57.14% 23
Berkshire +15 26 £350 +66.66% 3
Milton Keynes +11 26 £344 +32.21% 2
West Midlands -16 26 £400 +33.33% 14
Scotland -8 23 £363 - 6
Hampshire -51 20 £375 +25.00% 12
South Yorkshire +1 18 £279 -10.80% 8
East Midlands -3 18 £400 +33.33% 11
Cheshire +2 17 £400 +36.75% 6
Surrey +18 16 £325 -8.45% 7
Reading +11 16 £350 +27.27% 2
Tyne and Wear +7 16 £288 - 1
North East +5 16 £288 -7.25% 2
Suffolk +22 15 £550 +150.00% 2
Ipswich +21 15 £550 +150.00% 1
Sunderland +4 15 £288 -
Derbyshire +9 10 £400 +70.21% 4
Somerset +19 9 £675 +88.81%
Sheffield +5 9 £275 -12.00% 5
Shropshire 0 9 £400 -

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 489 (49.39%) SQL
2 438 (44.24%) .NET
3 386 (38.99%) SQL Server
4 359 (36.26%) Microsoft
5 329 (33.23%) C#
6 306 (30.91%) Windows
7 226 (22.83%) Finance
8 199 (20.10%) MS Excel
9 198 (20.00%) VB6
10 180 (18.18%) VBScript
11 176 (17.78%) Oracle
12 160 (16.16%) PowerShell
13 150 (15.15%) HTML
14 145 (14.65%) XML
15 135 (13.64%) VB.NET
16 129 (13.03%) JavaScript
17 127 (12.83%) Active Directory
18 122 (12.32%) Visual Studio
18 122 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
19 121 (12.22%) Java
20 119 (12.02%) ASP.NET
21 117 (11.82%) Security Cleared
22 111 (11.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 104 (10.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 101 (10.20%) Web Services
25 100 (10.10%) ITIL
26 99 (10.00%) .NET Framework
26 99 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
27 98 (9.90%) VBA
27 98 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 87 (8.79%) IIS
2 60 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (2.32%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.72%) CMS
6 15 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (1.31%) SAS
7 13 (1.31%) JBoss
8 8 (0.81%) Documentum
8 8 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.61%) Node.js
10 6 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.51%) Confluence
11 5 (0.51%) Lync
11 5 (0.51%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 199 (20.10%) MS Excel
2 85 (8.59%) MS Office
3 35 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (2.42%) MS Project
5 13 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.30%) SPSS
9 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.10%) Windchill
10 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.51%) Summit
3 4 (0.40%) Exstream
4 3 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.30%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.20%) HFM
5 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.10%) Staffware
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.51%) Office 365
3 4 (0.40%) Mimecast
3 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.30%) MailChimp
5 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.84%) Firewall
2 36 (3.64%) SAN
3 26 (2.63%) DNS
3 26 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.53%) LAN
4 25 (2.53%) FTP
5 23 (2.32%) LDAP
6 18 (1.82%) Internet
7 17 (1.72%) WAN
8 15 (1.52%) DHCP
9 13 (1.31%) NAS
9 13 (1.31%) HTTP
10 10 (1.01%) ATM
11 9 (0.91%) SSL
12 6 (0.61%) VLAN
13 4 (0.40%) VPN
13 4 (0.40%) Intranet
13 4 (0.40%) Network Security
14 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (38.99%) SQL Server
2 111 (11.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 104 (10.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (6.77%) MS Access
5 63 (6.36%) Oracle Database
6 60 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 59 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 51 (5.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 45 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 35 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 22 (2.22%) DB2
15 18 (1.82%) MySQL
15 18 (1.82%) DTS
15 18 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
16 12 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 122 (12.32%) Visual Studio
2 52 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (2.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (2.42%) MSI
5 21 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 20 (2.02%) Selenium
7 19 (1.92%) Subversion
8 16 (1.62%) Git (software)
9 14 (1.41%) JIRA
10 12 (1.21%) WebDriver
10 12 (1.21%) StarTeam
11 8 (0.81%) Maven
12 7 (0.71%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.71%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.61%) ClearQuest
14 5 (0.51%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
14 5 (0.51%) JMeter
14 5 (0.51%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 226 (22.83%) Finance
2 83 (8.38%) Banking
3 50 (5.05%) Manufacturing
4 29 (2.93%) Front Office
4 29 (2.93%) Retail
5 23 (2.32%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.62%) Back Office
7 13 (1.31%) Automotive
8 12 (1.21%) Legal
9 9 (0.91%) French Language
10 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.81%) German Language
10 8 (0.81%) Marketing
11 7 (0.71%) Law
12 6 (0.61%) Military
13 5 (0.51%) Russian Language
14 4 (0.40%) Avionics
15 3 (0.30%) Advertising
15 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 377 (38.08%) Developer
2 187 (18.89%) Analyst
3 93 (9.39%) .NET Developer
4 65 (6.57%) VB Developer
5 53 (5.35%) Architect
6 47 (4.75%) Programmer
7 43 (4.34%) C# Developer
8 38 (3.84%) VB6 Developer
8 38 (3.84%) Data Analyst
9 33 (3.33%) SQL Developer
10 32 (3.23%) Administrator
11 31 (3.13%) Applications Support
12 29 (2.93%) Senior Developer
13 28 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (2.83%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.83%) VB Programmer
14 27 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (2.32%) Consultant
15 23 (2.32%) Business Analyst
16 22 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (44.24%) .NET
2 150 (15.15%) HTML
3 145 (14.65%) XML
4 119 (12.02%) ASP.NET
5 101 (10.20%) Web Services
6 99 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 79 (7.98%) CSS
8 44 (4.44%) WCF
9 41 (4.14%) WinForms
10 37 (3.74%) WPF
11 31 (3.13%) jQuery
12 29 (2.93%) SOAP
12 29 (2.93%) ADO
13 24 (2.42%) Application Packaging
14 19 (1.92%) HTML5
14 19 (1.92%) COM+
15 18 (1.82%) XSLT
16 16 (1.62%) Ajax
17 15 (1.52%) JSON
18 13 (1.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 27 (2.73%) NHS
5 26 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 19 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 17 (1.72%) GIS
8 16 (1.62%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.31%) Derivative
9 13 (1.31%) Clustering
10 12 (1.21%) Replication
11 8 (0.81%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.81%) Equities
12 7 (0.71%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.71%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.71%) User Experience
13 6 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 306 (30.91%) Windows
2 99 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (8.38%) Linux
5 72 (7.27%) UNIX
6 69 (6.97%) Windows 7
7 52 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (5.05%) Windows XP
9 28 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.32%) Windows 2000
11 19 (1.92%) Solaris
12 16 (1.62%) Windows 8
13 14 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.11%) AIX
15 7 (0.71%) Android
16 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.51%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.30%) HPUX
19 2 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (10.10%) ITIL
3 73 (7.37%) Migration
4 55 (5.56%) Project Management
5 48 (4.85%) SDLC
6 47 (4.75%) OO
7 43 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (4.34%) Change Management
8 39 (3.94%) Unit Testing
9 38 (3.84%) Data Analysis
10 37 (3.74%) CRM
11 34 (3.43%) ETL
12 33 (3.33%) MVC
12 33 (3.33%) Workflow
12 33 (3.33%) TDD
13 32 (3.23%) SOA
13 32 (3.23%) Content Management
14 31 (3.13%) Configuration Management
14 31 (3.13%) OOP
14 31 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 489 (49.39%) SQL
2 329 (33.23%) C#
3 198 (20.00%) VB6
4 180 (18.18%) VBScript
5 160 (16.16%) PowerShell
6 135 (13.64%) VB.NET
7 129 (13.03%) JavaScript
8 121 (12.22%) Java
9 98 (9.90%) VBA
10 83 (8.38%) T-SQL
11 49 (4.95%) C++
11 49 (4.95%) PL/SQL
12 34 (3.43%) Shell Script
12 34 (3.43%) C
13 33 (3.33%) PHP
14 30 (3.03%) Python
15 29 (2.93%) Perl
16 12 (1.21%) Ruby
17 11 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 10 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 117 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 75 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.76%) Degree
4 28 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.32%) ISEB
6 11 (1.11%) CISSP
6 11 (1.11%) Siebel Certification
7 8 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.71%) MCSD
8 7 (0.71%) CCNA
8 7 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.61%) MCDBA
10 5 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.51%) MCSE
10 5 (0.51%) MCP
10 5 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.40%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.93%) QA
2 26 (2.63%) SLA
3 14 (1.41%) ISO 9000
4 12 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.20%) GxP
8 2 (0.20%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.10%) GCP
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (12.83%) Active Directory
2 57 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (1.41%) XenApp
6 13 (1.31%) vSphere
6 13 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.51%) NFS
9 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.20%) RACF
10 2 (0.20%) Samba
10 2 (0.20%) Xen
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.10%) SRDF
11 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 68 (6.87%) SCCM
2 30 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 20 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (1.52%) WSUS
6 12 (1.21%) SCOM
7 11 (1.11%) Tivoli
8 10 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.01%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 8 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.61%) Foglight
12 5 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
13 4 (0.40%) Puppet
13 4 (0.40%) WMI
14 3 (0.30%) Nessus
14 3 (0.30%) Nmap
14 3 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
14 3 (0.30%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 359 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 176 (17.78%) Oracle
3 82 (8.28%) VMware
4 49 (4.95%) HP
5 44 (4.44%) IBM
6 36 (3.64%) Citrix
7 34 (3.43%) NetApp
8 32 (3.23%) EMC
9 29 (2.93%) Business Objects
9 29 (2.93%) Red Hat
10 27 (2.73%) Cisco
11 18 (1.82%) Sybase
12 17 (1.72%) Siebel
12 17 (1.72%) SAP
13 16 (1.62%) McAfee
13 16 (1.62%) TIBCO
14 11 (1.11%) Kofax
15 10 (1.01%) Borland
15 10 (1.01%) AppSense
16 9 (0.91%) CA
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 200 - 275
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £480.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £130 - 150 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
East of England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £32 per hour + DOE
Posted: 20 days ago