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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 252 238 189
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -49
Contract jobs citing VB 514 533 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.95% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 2.49% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 291 336
Median daily rate £353 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.35 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.17% -20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £18.17 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £41.24 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.92%

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
20833 21376 20227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.96% 38.08% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14267 14307 13109
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 440 434
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 454 £355 +1.42% 130
London -73 125 £425 +6.25% 28
South East +19 110 £375 - 23
North East +2 95 £283 -2.58% 5
Tyne and Wear +6 93 £280 -2.60% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 81 £280 - 2
Hampshire +48 59 £350 -6.66% 3
Scotland +9 46 £365 +30.35% 6
South West -6 31 £325 -1.51% 17
City of London +14 29 £425 +3.03% 15
North West -10 28 £360 +2.85% 14
West Midlands -24 22 £400 - 17
East Midlands -7 21 £375 - 5
Berkshire -3 20 £375 +7.14% 5
Glasgow +15 18 £365 +12.30% 2
Reading +2 15 £375 +7.14% 1
Surrey +5 14 £488 +23.80% 2
Lancashire +7 12 £345 +0.36% 1
Northamptonshire +6 12 £425 - 2
Birmingham +2 12 £445 +18.66% 6
Sunderland +1 11 - - 2
Winchester +11 10 £335 -
Northampton +7 10 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +2 10 £400 +45.45% 1
Wiltshire -2 10 £325 - 2
East of England -5 10 £275 -21.42% 10
Bristol +12 9 £325 +80.55% 7
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £330 -13.15% 2
Yorkshire -39 9 £388 +24.00% 12
Gosport - 9 £450 -

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 521 (55.25%) SQL
2 406 (43.05%) .NET
3 375 (39.77%) SQL Server
4 356 (37.75%) C#
5 307 (32.56%) Microsoft
6 293 (31.07%) Windows
7 265 (28.10%) Oracle
8 210 (22.27%) Finance
9 209 (22.16%) MS Excel
10 204 (21.63%) JavaScript
11 202 (21.42%) PowerShell
12 194 (20.57%) HTML
13 191 (20.25%) Java
14 181 (19.19%) ASP.NET
15 180 (19.09%) VB6
16 173 (18.35%) Security Cleared
17 154 (16.33%) VB.NET
18 153 (16.22%) XML
19 151 (16.01%) VBScript
20 145 (15.38%) VBA
21 141 (14.95%) CSS
22 134 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
23 133 (14.10%) T-SQL
24 129 (13.68%) SC Cleared
25 123 (13.04%) Linux
26 118 (12.51%) Unix
26 118 (12.51%) HP
26 118 (12.51%) Windows Server
27 111 (11.77%) Active Directory
28 107 (11.35%) C++

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 98 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 85 (9.01%) IIS
3 37 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 25 (2.65%) Apache
5 19 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
6 16 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.27%) MS Exchange
9 11 (1.17%) SAS
10 10 (1.06%) JBoss
11 8 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.74%) CMS
12 7 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.74%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.64%) Confluence
13 6 (0.64%) Drupal
14 5 (0.53%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.53%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 209 (22.16%) MS Excel
2 82 (8.70%) MS Office
3 19 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.85%) MS Project
6 6 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.21%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.32%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
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%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.27%) Office 365
3 10 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.42%) IaaS
4 4 (0.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (7.74%) TCP/IP
2 58 (6.15%) SAN
3 49 (5.20%) DNS
4 47 (4.98%) HTTP
5 41 (4.35%) Internet
6 37 (3.92%) LDAP
7 34 (3.61%) DHCP
8 16 (1.70%) Firewall
9 14 (1.48%) Kerberos
9 14 (1.48%) SMTP
10 12 (1.27%) IPsec
10 12 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
10 12 (1.27%) SSL
10 12 (1.27%) VPN
11 11 (1.17%) BGP
11 11 (1.17%) IPv6
12 10 (1.06%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.85%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.74%) LAN
15 5 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (39.77%) SQL Server
2 95 (10.07%) Relational Database
3 80 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 77 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 76 (8.06%) Oracle Database
6 67 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 47 (4.98%) DB2
8 45 (4.77%) MS Access
9 44 (4.67%) RDBMS
10 36 (3.82%) BusinessObjects
10 36 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
11 29 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (2.44%) QlikView
12 23 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
13 18 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (1.38%) Oracle OWB
15 12 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 99 (10.50%) Visual Studio
2 54 (5.73%) HP UFT
3 41 (4.35%) Subversion
4 37 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 34 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (3.29%) Jenkins
7 30 (3.18%) JIRA
8 29 (3.08%) MSI
9 26 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
10 24 (2.55%) JUnit
10 24 (2.55%) Maven
11 18 (1.91%) ClearQuest
12 17 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 17 (1.80%) Selenium
13 16 (1.70%) Toad
14 13 (1.38%) Ant
14 13 (1.38%) Artifactory
14 13 (1.38%) Git (software)
15 10 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.95%) JMeter
General
1 210 (22.27%) Finance
2 72 (7.64%) Banking
3 40 (4.24%) Front Office
4 25 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.55%) Marketing
6 21 (2.23%) Retail
7 19 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.38%) Law
9 11 (1.17%) Back Office
9 11 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.74%) Advertising
11 7 (0.74%) Billing
11 7 (0.74%) German Language
11 7 (0.74%) Legal
12 5 (0.53%) Publishing
13 4 (0.42%) Military
14 3 (0.32%) Games
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 407 (43.16%) Developer
2 151 (16.01%) .NET Developer
3 133 (14.10%) Analyst
4 74 (7.85%) SQL Developer
5 69 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 67 (7.10%) VB Developer
7 50 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 44 (4.67%) VB.NET Developer
9 40 (4.24%) Applications Support
10 39 (4.14%) ASP Developer
11 38 (4.03%) Architect
12 35 (3.71%) VB6 Developer
13 33 (3.50%) Applications Developer
14 30 (3.18%) SharePoint Developer
15 29 (3.08%) Consultant
15 29 (3.08%) Test Analyst
15 29 (3.08%) VBA Developer
16 27 (2.86%) Administrator
16 27 (2.86%) Support Engineer
17 26 (2.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (43.05%) .NET
2 194 (20.57%) HTML
3 181 (19.19%) ASP.NET
4 153 (16.22%) XML
5 141 (14.95%) CSS
6 104 (11.03%) jQuery
7 86 (9.12%) Web Services
8 77 (8.17%) .NET Framework
9 61 (6.47%) Classic ASP
10 58 (6.15%) HTML5
11 41 (4.35%) WinForms
12 36 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (3.71%) AngularJS
14 34 (3.61%) CSS3
15 33 (3.50%) JSP
16 32 (3.39%) DCOM
17 29 (3.08%) WCF
18 26 (2.76%) J2EE
19 25 (2.65%) SOAP
20 24 (2.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.67%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.50%) Fixed Income
5 27 (2.86%) Derivative
6 21 (2.23%) Equities
7 18 (1.91%) Mainframe
8 17 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.70%) Clustering
9 16 (1.70%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.27%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.17%) Performance Metrics
12 11 (1.17%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.95%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
14 9 (0.95%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 293 (31.07%) Windows
2 123 (13.04%) Linux
3 118 (12.51%) Unix
3 118 (12.51%) Windows Server
4 54 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (5.41%) Windows 7
7 31 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.12%) zOS
9 14 (1.48%) AIX
10 13 (1.38%) Solaris
11 11 (1.17%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.06%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.32%) Android
16 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (11.24%) ITIL
3 77 (8.17%) Web Development
4 70 (7.42%) SDLC
5 63 (6.68%) MVC
6 61 (6.47%) Migration
7 59 (6.26%) Workflow
8 57 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (5.73%) Project Management
10 48 (5.09%) Configuration Management
10 48 (5.09%) CRM
11 46 (4.88%) Mentoring
12 44 (4.67%) Test Scripting
13 43 (4.56%) Data Management
14 41 (4.35%) Scrum
15 40 (4.24%) OO
16 37 (3.92%) Waterfall
17 36 (3.82%) Change Control
17 36 (3.82%) Change Management
17 36 (3.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 521 (55.25%) SQL
2 356 (37.75%) C#
3 204 (21.63%) JavaScript
4 202 (21.42%) PowerShell
5 191 (20.25%) Java
6 180 (19.09%) VB6
7 154 (16.33%) VB.NET
8 151 (16.01%) VBScript
9 145 (15.38%) VBA
10 133 (14.10%) T-SQL
11 107 (11.35%) C++
12 91 (9.65%) Perl
13 87 (9.23%) PL/SQL
14 73 (7.74%) Shell Script
15 62 (6.57%) C
16 45 (4.77%) Python
17 44 (4.67%) PHP
18 19 (2.01%) FQL
19 10 (1.06%) VC++
20 9 (0.95%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 173 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 129 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 74 (7.85%) Degree
4 48 (5.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 43 (4.56%) ISTQB
6 29 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.76%) DV Cleared
7 26 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (2.23%) AAT
9 18 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (1.80%) CISSP
10 17 (1.80%) ISEB
11 16 (1.70%) CISM
11 16 (1.70%) MCSE
12 15 (1.59%) CCNA
12 15 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.27%) MCSA
14 10 (1.06%) CISA
14 10 (1.06%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.82%) SLA
2 32 (3.39%) QA
3 13 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (11.77%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 36 (3.82%) XenApp
4 35 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (3.29%) XenDesktop
6 30 (3.18%) Hyper-V
7 22 (2.33%) XenServer
8 18 (1.91%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 9 (0.95%) vSphere
10 8 (0.85%) Firmware
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 75 (7.95%) SCCM
2 63 (6.68%) Tivoli
3 42 (4.45%) HP SiteScope
4 39 (4.14%) MOM
5 36 (3.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 34 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (1.48%) SCOM
9 12 (1.27%) Control-M
10 8 (0.85%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.74%) Netcool
11 7 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.64%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
14 3 (0.32%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.32%) Puppet
14 3 (0.32%) SCSM
14 3 (0.32%) Unicenter
14 3 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 307 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 265 (28.10%) Oracle
3 118 (12.51%) HP
4 72 (7.64%) VMware
5 60 (6.36%) ServiceNow
6 52 (5.51%) Citrix
7 49 (5.20%) CA
8 47 (4.98%) IBM
9 41 (4.35%) BMC
10 36 (3.82%) SAP
11 30 (3.18%) Cisco
12 22 (2.33%) AppSense
13 21 (2.23%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.59%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.17%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.17%) Cognos
16 10 (1.06%) Cyber-Ark
17 9 (0.95%) Dell
18 8 (0.85%) Siebel
18 8 (0.85%) Sybase
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £412.50 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: Attractive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Intelletec
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £221.00 - £243.10 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Revolution Technology
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 27 days ago