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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 272 233 193
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -40
Contract jobs citing VB 497 536 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.96% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 2.57% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 305 349
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £17.59 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.63 £41.49 £34.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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
21327 20829 20320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.30% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14646 13547 13247
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 438 477
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 -30 456 £375 +4.16% 165
London -36 144 £413 -1.78% 44
South East -3 128 £375 +7.14% 30
North East +5 61 £310 +5.08% 3
Tyne and Wear +3 59 £310 +5.08% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 56 £310 - 1
Hampshire +33 53 £345 +1.47% 4
North West -13 33 £400 +16.36% 15
Scotland -15 30 £360 -10.00% 5
City of London +30 29 £413 -7.04% 8
West Midlands -5 27 £350 -12.50% 21
Berkshire -2 23 £375 +7.14% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 22 £500 +53.84%
Milton Keynes +4 22 £500 +53.84%
Yorkshire -32 21 £325 +8.33% 17
South West 0 20 £354 -11.56% 20
Reading -19 19 £375 +7.14% 1
Cheshire -10 18 £470 +29.65% 5
Glasgow +18 17 £349 +7.23% 4
West Yorkshire -23 17 £350 +7.69% 12
Gosport - 11 £399 - 1
Lancashire +8 10 £335 -2.54% 2
Basingstoke +1 10 £388 -
East Midlands -11 10 £339 -15.31% 7
Surrey -17 10 £475 +46.15% 6
Leeds -31 10 £375 +15.38% 7
Birmingham +2 9 £375 +82.92% 8
Solihull - 9 £440 -
Warrington - 9 £470 - 2
Preston +6 8 £340 -2.85% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 448 (51.20%) SQL
2 397 (45.37%) .NET
3 356 (40.69%) C#
4 336 (38.40%) SQL Server
5 275 (31.43%) Windows
6 261 (29.83%) Microsoft
7 212 (24.23%) Oracle
8 205 (23.43%) Finance
9 201 (22.97%) MS Excel
10 184 (21.03%) JavaScript
11 167 (19.09%) PowerShell
12 166 (18.97%) HTML
13 164 (18.74%) Java
13 164 (18.74%) VB.NET
14 162 (18.51%) VB6
15 153 (17.49%) VBScript
16 147 (16.80%) ASP.NET
17 146 (16.69%) VBA
18 125 (14.29%) XML
19 123 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
20 122 (13.94%) Security Cleared
21 109 (12.46%) CSS
22 105 (12.00%) T-SQL
23 96 (10.97%) Unix
24 94 (10.74%) Linux
25 90 (10.29%) C++
25 90 (10.29%) Banking
26 87 (9.94%) HP
27 83 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
28 80 (9.14%) Visual Studio

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 70 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 64 (7.31%) IIS
3 21 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.17%) Apache
5 15 (1.71%) Node.js
5 15 (1.71%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.37%) SAS
9 11 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.14%) Confluence
11 9 (1.03%) CMS
11 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.91%) Drupal
12 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.91%) JBoss
12 8 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 201 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 76 (8.69%) MS Office
3 19 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.91%) MS Project
6 8 (0.91%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.69%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.23%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.23%) GIMP
8 2 (0.23%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.11%) AWD
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.80%) Office 365
4 5 (0.57%) SaaS
5 4 (0.46%) IaaS
6 3 (0.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.23%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.94%) TCP/IP
2 36 (4.11%) SAN
3 31 (3.54%) Internet
4 29 (3.31%) HTTP
5 22 (2.51%) DNS
6 20 (2.29%) DHCP
7 18 (2.06%) LDAP
8 14 (1.60%) SMTP
9 12 (1.37%) VPN
10 10 (1.14%) BGP
10 10 (1.14%) IPsec
10 10 (1.14%) IPv6
10 10 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
11 9 (1.03%) Firewall
12 8 (0.91%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.80%) FTP
14 6 (0.69%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.57%) LAN
16 3 (0.34%) SNMP
16 3 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (38.40%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (8.46%) Relational Database
4 66 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (6.86%) Oracle Database
6 54 (6.17%) MS Access
7 48 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (4.11%) RDBMS
9 31 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (2.86%) DB2
12 21 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
14 19 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (1.83%) QlikView
16 15 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (1.60%) MySQL
18 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 80 (9.14%) Visual Studio
2 43 (4.91%) HP UFT
3 41 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (3.66%) LoadRunner
4 32 (3.66%) Subversion
5 26 (2.97%) JIRA
6 20 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 17 (1.94%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.94%) Selenium
8 16 (1.83%) JUnit
9 15 (1.71%) MSI
10 12 (1.37%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (1.26%) Toad
12 10 (1.14%) Maven
13 9 (1.03%) JMeter
13 9 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.91%) Ant
15 7 (0.80%) ClearQuest
15 7 (0.80%) PVCS
General
1 205 (23.43%) Finance
2 90 (10.29%) Banking
3 35 (4.00%) Front Office
4 28 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.74%) Back Office
5 24 (2.74%) Retail
5 24 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.51%) Marketing
7 13 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.14%) Law
9 8 (0.91%) Legal
10 7 (0.80%) German Language
11 6 (0.69%) Billing
12 5 (0.57%) Advertising
12 5 (0.57%) Games
13 4 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.46%) Electronics
13 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 385 (44.00%) Developer
2 159 (18.17%) .NET Developer
3 157 (17.94%) Analyst
4 76 (8.69%) SQL Developer
4 76 (8.69%) VB Developer
5 73 (8.34%) C# Developer
6 64 (7.31%) VB.NET Developer
7 54 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 43 (4.91%) VB6 Developer
9 41 (4.69%) Test Analyst
10 38 (4.34%) Applications Support
10 38 (4.34%) Support Analyst
11 30 (3.43%) Support Engineer
11 30 (3.43%) VBA Developer
12 29 (3.31%) Applications Developer
12 29 (3.31%) Senior Developer
13 28 (3.20%) Architect
14 27 (3.09%) Applications Support Analyst
14 27 (3.09%) Tester
15 26 (2.97%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (45.37%) .NET
2 166 (18.97%) HTML
3 147 (16.80%) ASP.NET
4 125 (14.29%) XML
5 109 (12.46%) CSS
6 80 (9.14%) .NET Framework
7 64 (7.31%) jQuery
7 64 (7.31%) Web Services
8 61 (6.97%) WinForms
9 48 (5.49%) HTML5
10 38 (4.34%) Classic ASP
11 30 (3.43%) AngularJS
12 29 (3.31%) WPF
13 27 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (2.97%) SOAP
15 24 (2.74%) CSS3
16 22 (2.51%) WCF
17 19 (2.17%) DCOM
18 18 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 17 (1.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 26 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.63%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.40%) Derivative
6 18 (2.06%) Mathematics
7 16 (1.83%) Equities
8 15 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.49%) Clustering
9 13 (1.49%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.37%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.14%) User Experience
13 9 (1.03%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.03%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.03%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.91%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.80%) CMDB
15 7 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 275 (31.43%) Windows
2 96 (10.97%) Unix
3 94 (10.74%) Linux
4 79 (9.03%) Windows Server
5 48 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (4.46%) Windows 7
8 34 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.17%) zOS
10 14 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.49%) Solaris
12 11 (1.26%) AIX
13 10 (1.14%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.80%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.46%) Android
16 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.34%) CentOS
17 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (7.89%) Migration
3 65 (7.43%) ITIL
4 57 (6.51%) MVC
4 57 (6.51%) SDLC
5 56 (6.40%) Project Management
6 51 (5.83%) CRM
6 51 (5.83%) Web Development
7 48 (5.49%) Workflow
8 43 (4.91%) Software Engineering
9 42 (4.80%) Data Management
9 42 (4.80%) Test Scripting
10 40 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (4.46%) Change Management
12 38 (4.34%) Software Testing
13 32 (3.66%) Test Automation
14 30 (3.43%) Configuration Management
15 29 (3.31%) Mentoring
15 29 (3.31%) OO
15 29 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 448 (51.20%) SQL
2 356 (40.69%) C#
3 184 (21.03%) JavaScript
4 167 (19.09%) PowerShell
5 164 (18.74%) Java
5 164 (18.74%) VB.NET
6 162 (18.51%) VB6
7 153 (17.49%) VBScript
8 146 (16.69%) VBA
9 105 (12.00%) T-SQL
10 90 (10.29%) C++
11 63 (7.20%) Perl
12 53 (6.06%) Shell Script
13 50 (5.71%) PL/SQL
14 47 (5.37%) C
15 40 (4.57%) PHP
16 39 (4.46%) Python
17 15 (1.71%) FQL
18 14 (1.60%) MATLAB
19 13 (1.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 122 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 80 (9.14%) Degree
3 79 (9.03%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.11%) ISTQB
5 29 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (3.20%) ISEB
7 27 (3.09%) DV Cleared
8 24 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 18 (2.06%) MCSE
11 17 (1.94%) MCSA
12 16 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (1.14%) AAT
13 10 (1.14%) MCP
13 10 (1.14%) MCSD
14 8 (0.91%) CCNA
14 8 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.80%) CISSP
16 6 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.69%) QA
2 23 (2.63%) SLA
3 13 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.34%) EMIR
5 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.34%) MiFID
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) TickIT
7 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.51%) XenApp
6 17 (1.94%) VMware ESX
6 17 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.71%) vSphere
8 7 (0.80%) XenServer
9 6 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.46%) Firmware
11 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 52 (5.94%) SCCM
2 44 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (4.23%) Tivoli
4 27 (3.09%) HP SiteScope
5 23 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 19 (2.17%) MOM
7 11 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.14%) SCOM
9 8 (0.91%) Puppet
10 7 (0.80%) Control-M
10 7 (0.80%) Netcool
11 6 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.69%) WSUS
12 5 (0.57%) Nagios
12 5 (0.57%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.46%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.46%) Cacti
13 4 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.34%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 261 (29.83%) Microsoft
2 212 (24.23%) Oracle
3 87 (9.94%) HP
4 63 (7.20%) VMware
5 42 (4.80%) IBM
6 41 (4.69%) Citrix
7 36 (4.11%) ServiceNow
8 28 (3.20%) SAP
9 25 (2.86%) CA
10 24 (2.74%) BMC
11 18 (2.06%) Cisco
12 16 (1.83%) SolarWinds
13 15 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.37%) AppSense
15 11 (1.26%) CommVault
15 11 (1.26%) Symantec
16 8 (0.91%) Dell
17 7 (0.80%) EMC
17 7 (0.80%) Lotus
17 7 (0.80%) NetApp
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