The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 170 166 132
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -34
Contract jobs citing VB 676 668 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.31% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.33% 3.44% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 341 450
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 64
Average hourly rate £25.25 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.30% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £42.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -0.93%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20303 19440 20650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.13% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13004 12029 12335
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 572 792
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.94 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 612 £338 -3.57% 242
London -38 205 £407 +7.10% 73
South East +7 161 £325 - 44
Hampshire +29 87 £375 +20.96% 3
City of London -23 56 £406 +9.06% 23
East of England 0 54 £325 -22.61% 19
Gosport +11 51 £450 - 1
Scotland +14 48 £350 +27.27% 3
North West -2 44 £313 +5.48% 25
Yorkshire +12 42 £320 -5.18% 22
South West -24 40 £305 -23.75% 26
West Yorkshire +14 34 £320 -9.85% 9
Surrey -11 26 £225 -30.76% 13
East Midlands +9 24 £315 +28.57% 11
West Midlands -20 22 £275 -15.38% 18
Essex +9 21 £350 -26.31% 5
Glasgow +9 21 £350 - 1
Manchester +7 20 £323 +12.66% 9
Buckinghamshire +1 18 £355 +20.85% 3
Milton Keynes +11 16 £300 -14.28% 1
Leeds +11 16 £320 -11.72% 5
Wiltshire +3 14 £290 -35.55% 4
Edinburgh -14 14 £350 +35.92% 2
Cheshire +15 13 £300 -3.22% 9
Derbyshire +13 12 £315 - 5
Hertfordshire -1 12 £300 -28.57% 2
Berkshire -36 12 £375 +7.14% 13
North East -21 10 £360 - 4
Dorset +13 9 £375 - 8
Swindon -2 9 £163 -63.88% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 508 (39.11%) SQL
2 503 (38.72%) .NET
3 424 (32.64%) Microsoft
4 412 (31.72%) Windows
5 406 (31.25%) C#
6 404 (31.10%) SQL Server
7 325 (25.02%) Oracle
8 291 (22.40%) VBScript
9 258 (19.86%) VB6
10 242 (18.63%) ASP.NET
11 235 (18.09%) MS Excel
12 212 (16.32%) JavaScript
13 211 (16.24%) HP
13 211 (16.24%) Finance
14 207 (15.94%) HTML
15 201 (15.47%) Security Cleared
16 192 (14.78%) Java
17 191 (14.70%) PowerShell
18 166 (12.78%) SC Cleared
19 165 (12.70%) VBA
20 157 (12.09%) Active Directory
21 153 (11.78%) Windows 7
22 144 (11.09%) ISTQB
23 136 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
23 136 (10.47%) VB.NET
24 127 (9.78%) CRM
25 124 (9.55%) XML
25 124 (9.55%) Migration
26 119 (9.16%) Windows XP
27 111 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 83 (6.39%) IIS
2 81 (6.24%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.85%) MS Exchange
4 33 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (1.77%) Apache
6 21 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.46%) Documentum
9 16 (1.23%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.85%) SAS
12 11 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.69%) WebLogic Integration
13 9 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
15 7 (0.54%) CMS
16 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 235 (18.09%) MS Excel
2 69 (5.31%) MS Office
3 22 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.92%) MS Project
6 9 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.23%) SPSS
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) GIMP
8 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (2.23%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.54%) Endur
5 6 (0.46%) ZaiNet
5 6 (0.46%) Aligne
5 6 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.31%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.31%) Staffware
7 3 (0.23%) Algo Collateral
7 3 (0.23%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.23%) Summit
8 2 (0.15%) assyst
8 2 (0.15%) AWD
8 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.15%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.077%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.077%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.077%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.46%) Office 365
4 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.15%) SaaS
4 2 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.08%) DNS
2 60 (4.62%) SAN
3 40 (3.08%) DHCP
4 37 (2.85%) TCP/IP
5 35 (2.69%) Firewall
6 26 (2.00%) VPN
7 20 (1.54%) FTP
8 19 (1.46%) Internet
9 14 (1.08%) VLAN
9 14 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (0.92%) iSCSI
10 12 (0.92%) LAN
10 12 (0.92%) Intranet
11 11 (0.85%) Multicast
11 11 (0.85%) SNMP
11 11 (0.85%) WAN
12 10 (0.77%) Wireless
12 10 (0.77%) FCoE
13 9 (0.69%) SMTP
14 8 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (31.10%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 80 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 65 (5.00%) MS Access
6 55 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 49 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
9 47 (3.62%) SQL Server 2000
10 36 (2.77%) Relational Database
11 35 (2.69%) DTS
12 29 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.62%) QlikView
14 20 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (1.46%) MySQL
16 17 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (1.31%) Ingres
16 17 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 136 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 98 (7.54%) MSI
3 75 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 62 (4.77%) Wise Package Studio
5 46 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (2.23%) LoadRunner
6 29 (2.23%) Git (software)
7 24 (1.85%) Selenium
8 23 (1.77%) AdminStudio
9 19 (1.46%) JUnit
9 19 (1.46%) Subversion
10 18 (1.39%) JIRA
11 15 (1.15%) InstallShield
12 13 (1.00%) Mockito
13 12 (0.92%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.85%) RequisitePro
14 11 (0.85%) NUnit
15 9 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
15 9 (0.69%) ClearQuest
General
1 211 (16.24%) Finance
2 103 (7.93%) Banking
3 51 (3.93%) Front Office
4 49 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.08%) Retail
6 25 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.85%) Marketing
8 23 (1.77%) Back Office
9 21 (1.62%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.62%) Legal
12 7 (0.54%) Law
13 6 (0.46%) Local Government
14 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.38%) German Language
15 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.31%) Publishing
16 2 (0.15%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
16 2 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 449 (34.57%) Developer
2 236 (18.17%) Analyst
3 118 (9.08%) VB Developer
4 99 (7.62%) .NET Developer
5 90 (6.93%) Applications Packager
6 84 (6.47%) VB6 Developer
7 67 (5.16%) Tester
8 53 (4.08%) SQL Developer
9 42 (3.23%) Data Analyst
9 42 (3.23%) C# Developer
10 41 (3.16%) Consultant
11 40 (3.08%) Test Manager
12 39 (3.00%) Test Analyst
13 36 (2.77%) Applications Support
14 33 (2.54%) Support Analyst
14 33 (2.54%) Senior Developer
14 33 (2.54%) Business Analyst
15 31 (2.39%) Administrator
16 30 (2.31%) VB.NET Developer
17 28 (2.16%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (38.72%) .NET
2 242 (18.63%) ASP.NET
3 207 (15.94%) HTML
4 124 (9.55%) XML
5 98 (7.54%) Application Packaging
6 88 (6.77%) JSP
7 81 (6.24%) CSS
8 71 (5.47%) Web Services
9 51 (3.93%) WCF
9 51 (3.93%) Middleware
10 47 (3.62%) WSH
10 47 (3.62%) .NET Framework
11 40 (3.08%) jQuery
12 39 (3.00%) J2EE
13 37 (2.85%) Classic ASP
14 34 (2.62%) WinForms
15 31 (2.39%) WPF
16 30 (2.31%) Ajax
17 27 (2.08%) XSLT
18 24 (1.85%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 26 (2.00%) Fixed Income
2 20 (1.54%) Replication
2 20 (1.54%) NHS
3 17 (1.31%) Client/Server
3 17 (1.31%) Hedge funds
4 14 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 12 (0.92%) Equities
7 11 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 9 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 9 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 9 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 9 (0.69%) Derivative
9 8 (0.62%) E-Learning
9 8 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.54%) W3C
10 7 (0.54%) Statistics
11 6 (0.46%) PKI
11 6 (0.46%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 412 (31.72%) Windows
2 153 (11.78%) Windows 7
3 119 (9.16%) Windows XP
4 111 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (7.70%) Linux
6 91 (7.01%) UNIX
7 87 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.39%) Solaris
11 14 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.92%) AIX
12 12 (0.92%) HPUX
13 10 (0.77%) SUSE
14 8 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.54%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.38%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.23%) Android
19 1 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (9.78%) CRM
2 124 (9.55%) Migration
3 91 (7.01%) ITIL
4 88 (6.77%) Test Automation
5 86 (6.62%) Test Scripting
6 70 (5.39%) Project Management
7 58 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
9 49 (3.77%) OO
10 48 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (3.08%) MVC
12 38 (2.93%) Software Engineering
12 38 (2.93%) TDD
13 36 (2.77%) SOA
14 34 (2.62%) Release Management
15 33 (2.54%) Unit Testing
16 32 (2.46%) Analytics
16 32 (2.46%) Configuration Management
17 30 (2.31%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (2.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 508 (39.11%) SQL
2 406 (31.25%) C#
3 291 (22.40%) VBScript
4 258 (19.86%) VB6
5 212 (16.32%) JavaScript
6 192 (14.78%) Java
7 191 (14.70%) PowerShell
8 165 (12.70%) VBA
9 136 (10.47%) VB.NET
10 70 (5.39%) C++
11 62 (4.77%) T-SQL
12 47 (3.62%) C
13 43 (3.31%) Shell Script
14 42 (3.23%) PL/SQL
15 41 (3.16%) Perl
16 32 (2.46%) Python
17 25 (1.92%) PHP
18 18 (1.39%) Ruby
19 11 (0.85%) XAML
20 10 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 201 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 166 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 144 (11.09%) ISTQB
4 107 (8.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 53 (4.08%) DV Cleared
6 46 (3.54%) ISEB
7 44 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (3.39%) Degree
8 33 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.69%) MCSE
11 21 (1.62%) MCITP
12 18 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 18 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.23%) CCNA
14 7 (0.54%) MCP
15 5 (0.38%) MCTS
16 4 (0.31%) MCSA
17 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
17 3 (0.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.16%) QA
2 14 (1.08%) SLA
2 14 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) HL7
5 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.077%) DO-160
6 1 (0.077%) EMIR
6 1 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 157 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 108 (8.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 62 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.69%) vSphere
6 28 (2.16%) VMware ESX
7 27 (2.08%) XenApp
8 14 (1.08%) ISA Server
8 14 (1.08%) NFS
9 11 (0.85%) vCloud
10 7 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.46%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.31%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.23%) Nmap
15 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.077%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 64 (4.93%) SCCM
2 60 (4.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 57 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (1.15%) WMI
5 13 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (1.00%) Control-M
5 13 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 13 (1.00%) BladeLogic
6 9 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 9 (0.69%) SCOM
7 8 (0.62%) MAILsweeper
8 7 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (0.54%) OPNET
8 7 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
9 6 (0.46%) Unicenter
10 5 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 424 (32.64%) Microsoft
2 325 (25.02%) Oracle
3 211 (16.24%) HP
4 100 (7.70%) VMware
5 74 (5.70%) Citrix
6 36 (2.77%) Cisco
6 36 (2.77%) Sybase
7 35 (2.69%) TIBCO
8 29 (2.23%) EMC
9 28 (2.16%) CA
10 27 (2.08%) IBM
11 26 (2.00%) NetApp
11 26 (2.00%) SAP
12 24 (1.85%) Business Objects
13 20 (1.54%) Dell
14 18 (1.39%) AppSense
15 17 (1.31%) Websense
16 16 (1.23%) Symantec
17 15 (1.15%) Red Hat
18 14 (1.08%) F5
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Solmar Finance
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Slaughter and May
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wymondham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Diss
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago