The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
Rank 324 293 242
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -51
Contract jobs citing VB 285 391 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.77% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 2.00% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 240 291
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 11
Median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £20.20 £19.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £42.00 £34.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+84.48% +28.88%

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
17867 19589 19342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 38.55% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12186 13269 12961
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 511 416
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.27 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 264 £353 +0.71% 125
London +15 128 £375 +11.11% 36
South East -10 45 £328 -2.96% 22
North East +7 31 £320 -8.57% 3
Tyne and Wear -9 27 £336 -3.92% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 26 £336 -3.92%
City of London -19 17 £330 -17.50% 11
Hampshire +5 14 - - 4
West Midlands -14 13 £363 -3.33% 12
North West +18 12 £288 -14.81% 18
Scotland +3 12 £275 -14.06% 3
Yorkshire -1 12 £338 +5.46% 10
Buckinghamshire +13 11 £318 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames +1 9 £375 -
West Yorkshire +7 8 £338 +8.00% 7
East Midlands -8 8 £400 +45.45% 13
Edinburgh +20 7 £300 -11.11%
Berkshire 0 7 £338 -15.67% 2
Milton Keynes +12 6 £330 -
Leeds -8 6 £350 +3.70% 6
Greenford - 6 £413 -
Kent +1 5 £248 -25.00% 4
Northampton -13 5 £419 - 4
Northamptonshire -15 5 £419 - 4
Wokingham - 5 £325 -
Cheshire +23 4 £275 -24.13% 1
Lancashire +6 4 £300 - 5
East Sussex +6 4 £425 -9.09% 1
Hove - 4 £425 -
Basingstoke +10 3 - -

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VB.

1 353 (54.56%) SQL
2 282 (43.59%) .NET
3 254 (39.26%) C#
4 251 (38.79%) SQL Server
5 243 (37.56%) Windows
6 228 (35.24%) Microsoft
7 146 (22.57%) MS Excel
8 131 (20.25%) VB6
9 122 (18.86%) Oracle
10 121 (18.70%) Security Cleared
11 113 (17.47%) Java
12 112 (17.31%) T-SQL
13 111 (17.16%) JavaScript
14 109 (16.85%) Finance
15 105 (16.23%) VBA
16 100 (15.46%) PowerShell
17 99 (15.30%) VB.NET
18 91 (14.06%) Windows Server
19 88 (13.60%) HTML
20 86 (13.29%) XML
21 85 (13.14%) Migration
22 84 (12.98%) SC Cleared
23 77 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
24 76 (11.75%) ASP.NET
24 76 (11.75%) VBScript
24 76 (11.75%) Active Directory
25 73 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 73 (11.28%) .NET Framework
26 72 (11.13%) SQL Server 2008
27 68 (10.51%) Perl

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (8.66%) IIS
1 56 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 24 (3.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (2.78%) MS Exchange
6 16 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.32%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.16%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.55%) Apache
11 8 (1.24%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.93%) CMS
13 6 (0.93%) SAS
14 4 (0.62%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.62%) JBoss
14 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 146 (22.57%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.42%) MS Office
3 18 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.70%) MS Project
6 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.93%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) CATIA
8 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.62%) Sprinklr
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.46%) HFM
3 3 (0.46%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 3 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.46%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.15%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.15%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Relativity
4 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.72%) Office 365
2 29 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.62%) SaaS
5 3 (0.46%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.58%) TCP/IP
2 42 (6.49%) DNS
3 28 (4.33%) DHCP
4 21 (3.25%) Internet
5 14 (2.16%) LAN
5 14 (2.16%) Skype
5 14 (2.16%) SMTP
6 13 (2.01%) SAN
6 13 (2.01%) WAN
7 11 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (1.70%) Firewall
7 11 (1.70%) Kerberos
8 9 (1.39%) LDAP
9 8 (1.24%) SSL
10 7 (1.08%) HTTP
11 6 (0.93%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.77%) NAS
13 4 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.46%) Bluetooth
14 3 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (38.79%) SQL Server
2 73 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 72 (11.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (9.58%) MS Access
5 61 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (6.03%) Oracle Database
7 38 (5.87%) Relational Database
8 31 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (3.25%) MySQL
12 20 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
13 17 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (2.47%) Big Data
14 16 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (2.32%) QlikView
16 14 (2.16%) DB2
17 13 (2.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 58 (8.96%) Visual Studio
2 33 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.64%) MSI
4 22 (3.40%) Selenium
5 20 (3.09%) NUnit
6 18 (2.78%) HP UFT
7 17 (2.63%) Subversion
8 15 (2.32%) JIRA
9 12 (1.85%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.39%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.39%) WiX
11 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (1.08%) TestComplete
13 5 (0.77%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.77%) Git (software)
13 5 (0.77%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.77%) Rational Robot
14 4 (0.62%) Moq
14 4 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 109 (16.85%) Finance
2 49 (7.57%) Banking
3 18 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 14 (2.16%) Front Office
4 14 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.24%) Advertising
7 8 (1.24%) Back Office
8 7 (1.08%) Retail
9 6 (0.93%) Electronics
9 6 (0.93%) Marketing
9 6 (0.93%) Publishing
10 5 (0.77%) Legal
11 3 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Games
12 2 (0.31%) Law
12 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 302 (46.68%) Developer
2 107 (16.54%) .NET Developer
3 98 (15.15%) Analyst
4 72 (11.13%) C# Developer
5 56 (8.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 53 (8.19%) SQL Developer
7 42 (6.49%) VB Developer
8 31 (4.79%) VB6 Developer
9 28 (4.33%) SharePoint Developer
9 28 (4.33%) VB.NET Developer
10 26 (4.02%) VBA Developer
11 24 (3.71%) Administrator
12 22 (3.40%) Applications Developer
12 22 (3.40%) Consultant
13 21 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
13 21 (3.25%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.09%) Software Developer
15 18 (2.78%) Business Analyst
16 17 (2.63%) Applications Support
17 16 (2.47%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (43.59%) .NET
2 88 (13.60%) HTML
3 86 (13.29%) XML
4 76 (11.75%) ASP.NET
5 73 (11.28%) .NET Framework
6 63 (9.74%) jQuery
7 51 (7.88%) Web Services
8 43 (6.65%) WinForms
9 36 (5.56%) Entity Framework
10 27 (4.17%) CSS
11 24 (3.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (3.71%) WCF
12 19 (2.94%) SOAP
13 15 (2.32%) ADO
14 14 (2.16%) Ajax
14 14 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (2.01%) XSD
15 13 (2.01%) XSL
16 12 (1.85%) HTML5
16 12 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 25 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.47%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.85%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.55%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.24%) Clustering
10 8 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.24%) NHS
11 6 (0.93%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.93%) Equities
12 5 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.77%) Robotics
13 4 (0.62%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 243 (37.56%) Windows
2 91 (14.06%) Windows Server
3 64 (9.89%) Linux
4 62 (9.58%) Unix
5 41 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 31 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.40%) Windows 7
10 16 (2.47%) Android
11 15 (2.32%) Windows XP
12 14 (2.16%) MVS
13 13 (2.01%) Solaris
14 11 (1.70%) AIX
14 11 (1.70%) zOS
15 6 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.62%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (13.14%) Migration
2 77 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (10.36%) ITIL
4 48 (7.42%) MVC
5 47 (7.26%) SDLC
6 45 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (6.18%) Release Management
8 36 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 32 (4.95%) Integration Testing
10 31 (4.79%) TDD
11 29 (4.48%) Project Management
11 29 (4.48%) Test Scripting
12 28 (4.33%) Change Management
12 28 (4.33%) ETL
13 26 (4.02%) Data Analysis
13 26 (4.02%) Data Modelling
13 26 (4.02%) Unit Testing
14 24 (3.71%) Analytics
14 24 (3.71%) Server Monitoring
15 23 (3.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 353 (54.56%) SQL
2 254 (39.26%) C#
3 131 (20.25%) VB6
4 113 (17.47%) Java
5 112 (17.31%) T-SQL
6 111 (17.16%) JavaScript
7 105 (16.23%) VBA
8 100 (15.46%) PowerShell
9 99 (15.30%) VB.NET
10 76 (11.75%) VBScript
11 68 (10.51%) Perl
12 67 (10.36%) C
13 56 (8.66%) C++
14 49 (7.57%) Shell Script
15 23 (3.55%) Python
16 16 (2.47%) VC++
17 12 (1.85%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.70%) COBOL
19 10 (1.55%) JCL
19 10 (1.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 121 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 84 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.17%) Degree
4 19 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.70%) CISM
6 11 (1.70%) CISSP
7 8 (1.24%) CEH
7 8 (1.24%) GCIA
7 8 (1.24%) GCIH
7 8 (1.24%) GIAC
8 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.77%) HND
10 4 (0.62%) ISEB
10 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.46%) CISA
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.25%) QA
2 11 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.55%) SLA
4 6 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) DICOM
5 2 (0.31%) FINREP
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) BS7799
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 40 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (1.24%) XenApp
7 6 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.93%) vSphere
8 5 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.62%) XenServer
10 3 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.31%) VMware GSX
12 1 (0.15%) Docker
12 1 (0.15%) IAG
12 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (6.18%) SCCM
2 37 (5.72%) Tivoli
3 33 (5.10%) WSUS
4 31 (4.79%) HP SiteScope
5 15 (2.32%) AirWatch
6 14 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.01%) MOM
8 12 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (1.55%) Control-M
10 8 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.08%) SCOM
12 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.77%) BladeLogic
13 5 (0.77%) Puppet
14 4 (0.62%) Sysprep
15 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
15 3 (0.46%) Salt
16 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 228 (35.24%) Microsoft
2 122 (18.86%) Oracle
3 60 (9.27%) HP
4 52 (8.04%) VMware
5 27 (4.17%) SAP
6 23 (3.55%) Cisco
7 20 (3.09%) Citrix
8 19 (2.94%) CA
9 18 (2.78%) IBM
10 17 (2.63%) BMC
11 16 (2.47%) Remedy
12 13 (2.01%) Symantec
13 12 (1.85%) MobileIron
14 11 (1.70%) DevExpress
15 10 (1.55%) Cognos
15 10 (1.55%) ILOG
16 9 (1.39%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.39%) ServiceNow
16 9 (1.39%) Tableau
17 8 (1.24%) LANDesk
Nottinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Networkers
Rate: £315 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £0 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: Flexible D.O.E
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago