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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 218 160 125
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -35
Contract jobs citing VB 533 723 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.37% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 3.53% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 396 439
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 55
Average hourly rate £20.06 £25.70 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.94% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £32.50 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%

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
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 -55 488 £325 -3.70% 218
London -56 167 £375 -1.96% 45
South East -32 99 £315 -1.56% 41
City of London -2 53 £400 +6.66% 15
North West -17 52 £318 +5.83% 25
East of England -33 47 £425 +21.42% 21
West Midlands -8 43 £290 -3.33% 34
Hampshire +9 36 £341 +18.69% 13
Scotland -8 27 £363 +2.69% 5
North East -18 27 £368 - 4
Tyne and Wear -13 26 £368 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 24 £368 - 4
Gosport -2 22 £450 -
South West -38 20 £293 -16.42% 15
Manchester -8 19 £275 +10.00% 12
East Midlands -12 19 £345 +15.00% 10
Yorkshire -32 17 £300 - 20
Cheshire +6 16 £325 +8.33% 8
Berkshire -10 16 £300 -16.66% 5
Hertfordshire -21 15 £175 -58.33% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 14 £425 +37.09% 3
Birmingham -4 14 £275 +3.77% 6
Bedfordshire -12 14 £450 +27.65% 2
Milton Keynes +9 13 £401 +29.43% 2
Wiltshire -9 12 £290 -17.14% 1
Wales -26 12 £325 +4.00% 1
Lancashire -34 12 £310 +3.33% 2
Derbyshire +9 11 £345 +6.15% 2
Derby +9 11 £345 +6.15% 1
East Sussex -1 11 £350 -16.66% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 497 (41.52%) SQL
2 484 (40.43%) .NET
3 391 (32.66%) C#
3 391 (32.66%) Windows
4 362 (30.24%) Microsoft
5 352 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 316 (26.40%) Oracle
7 277 (23.14%) VBScript
8 243 (20.30%) ASP.NET
9 224 (18.71%) VB6
10 218 (18.21%) JavaScript
11 202 (16.88%) HP
12 201 (16.79%) PowerShell
13 197 (16.46%) HTML
13 197 (16.46%) MS Excel
13 197 (16.46%) Finance
14 181 (15.12%) Security Cleared
15 162 (13.53%) SC Cleared
16 160 (13.37%) Active Directory
17 156 (13.03%) Java
18 153 (12.78%) VBA
19 147 (12.28%) ISTQB
20 137 (11.45%) CRM
21 136 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
22 128 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
23 127 (10.61%) Windows 7
24 118 (9.86%) UNIX
25 115 (9.61%) VB.NET
26 112 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
27 111 (9.27%) Linux

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 92 (7.69%) IIS
2 63 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.51%) MS Exchange
4 24 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (1.59%) Apache
7 18 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (1.25%) Confluence
10 14 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.17%) Tuxedo
10 14 (1.17%) SAS
10 14 (1.17%) Documentum
11 13 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.67%) CMS
14 8 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
15 7 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 197 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.76%) MS Office
3 26 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.58%) MS Project
7 3 (0.25%) SPSS
7 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) GIMP
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.084%) CATIA
9 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.33%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.33%) CODA-Financials
6 4 (0.33%) Staffware
6 4 (0.33%) Summit
7 3 (0.25%) Algo Collateral
7 3 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.17%) AWD
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.42%) Office 365
4 2 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.084%) SaaS
5 1 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.43%) SAN
2 58 (4.85%) DNS
3 42 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 36 (3.01%) Firewall
5 34 (2.84%) DHCP
6 22 (1.84%) Internet
7 21 (1.75%) Intranet
8 20 (1.67%) VPN
9 14 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (1.17%) FTP
10 13 (1.09%) iSCSI
11 12 (1.00%) SNMP
12 11 (0.92%) VLAN
12 11 (0.92%) Multicast
13 10 (0.84%) FCoE
13 10 (0.84%) LDAP
14 9 (0.75%) HTTP
15 8 (0.67%) BIG-IP
15 8 (0.67%) NAS
15 8 (0.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (5.60%) Oracle Database
6 64 (5.35%) Oracle Reports
6 64 (5.35%) MS Access
7 59 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 46 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (3.68%) SQL Server 2000
10 36 (3.01%) DTS
11 33 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (2.17%) Relational Database
13 17 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (1.25%) QlikView
16 14 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (1.00%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.92%) Essbase
18 11 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 136 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 69 (5.76%) MSI
3 57 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 43 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (2.76%) Wise Package Studio
6 29 (2.42%) LoadRunner
7 28 (2.34%) Selenium
8 26 (2.17%) Git (software)
9 21 (1.75%) JIRA
10 14 (1.17%) WebDriver
10 14 (1.17%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.17%) NUnit
11 13 (1.09%) InstallShield
12 12 (1.00%) Subversion
12 12 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.92%) AdminStudio
14 10 (0.84%) Toad
15 9 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
15 9 (0.75%) RequisitePro
15 9 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
General
1 197 (16.46%) Finance
2 94 (7.85%) Banking
3 43 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 34 (2.84%) Front Office
5 31 (2.59%) Back Office
5 31 (2.59%) Retail
6 25 (2.09%) Marketing
7 19 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.09%) Legal
10 8 (0.67%) Law
11 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.25%) Local Government
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 409 (34.17%) Developer
2 229 (19.13%) Analyst
3 95 (7.94%) VB Developer
4 93 (7.77%) .NET Developer
5 70 (5.85%) VB6 Developer
6 63 (5.26%) Tester
7 45 (3.76%) Applications Packager
8 43 (3.59%) Test Manager
9 42 (3.51%) Data Analyst
10 39 (3.26%) C# Developer
11 38 (3.17%) SQL Developer
12 34 (2.84%) Test Analyst
12 34 (2.84%) Support Analyst
12 34 (2.84%) Applications Support
12 34 (2.84%) Administrator
13 32 (2.67%) Programmer
14 31 (2.59%) Test Leader
15 29 (2.42%) Software Developer
16 26 (2.17%) Software Engineer
17 25 (2.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (40.43%) .NET
2 243 (20.30%) ASP.NET
3 197 (16.46%) HTML
4 108 (9.02%) XML
5 96 (8.02%) JSP
6 80 (6.68%) CSS
7 68 (5.68%) Web Services
8 64 (5.35%) Application Packaging
9 58 (4.85%) WCF
10 54 (4.51%) jQuery
11 53 (4.43%) .NET Framework
12 47 (3.93%) Middleware
13 35 (2.92%) Classic ASP
14 27 (2.26%) XSLT
15 26 (2.17%) J2EE
15 26 (2.17%) WSH
15 26 (2.17%) WinForms
16 25 (2.09%) Ajax
17 22 (1.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 21 (1.75%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (1.59%) Clustering
3 18 (1.50%) Computer Science
4 17 (1.42%) N-Tier
5 15 (1.25%) Replication
5 15 (1.25%) NHS
6 13 (1.09%) Hedge funds
7 12 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 11 (0.92%) Thin Client
8 11 (0.92%) Data Extraction
8 11 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 10 (0.84%) Statistics
9 10 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.84%) Equities
10 8 (0.67%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.58%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.58%) W3C
11 7 (0.58%) Derivative
11 7 (0.58%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 391 (32.66%) Windows
2 128 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (10.61%) Windows 7
4 118 (9.86%) UNIX
5 112 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 111 (9.27%) Linux
7 89 (7.44%) Windows XP
8 33 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.84%) Solaris
10 16 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.17%) Windows 2000
12 13 (1.09%) AIX
13 11 (0.92%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.84%) HPUX
15 8 (0.67%) SUSE
16 7 (0.58%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.42%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.084%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.084%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (11.45%) CRM
2 93 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 89 (7.44%) Migration
5 81 (6.77%) Project Management
6 73 (6.10%) Test Scripting
6 73 (6.10%) ITIL
7 62 (5.18%) Functional Testing
8 60 (5.01%) Knowledge Management
9 55 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
10 45 (3.76%) OO
11 43 (3.59%) MVC
11 43 (3.59%) Software Engineering
12 39 (3.26%) Configuration Management
13 36 (3.01%) Performance Testing
13 36 (3.01%) Data Analysis
14 32 (2.67%) ETL
15 31 (2.59%) Data Modelling
15 31 (2.59%) SOA
16 30 (2.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 497 (41.52%) SQL
2 391 (32.66%) C#
3 277 (23.14%) VBScript
4 224 (18.71%) VB6
5 218 (18.21%) JavaScript
6 201 (16.79%) PowerShell
7 156 (13.03%) Java
8 153 (12.78%) VBA
9 115 (9.61%) VB.NET
10 60 (5.01%) C
11 56 (4.68%) PL/SQL
12 55 (4.59%) Shell Script
13 54 (4.51%) T-SQL
14 45 (3.76%) C++
15 43 (3.59%) Perl
16 33 (2.76%) Python
17 15 (1.25%) PHP
17 15 (1.25%) Ruby
18 11 (0.92%) Korn
19 10 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 181 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 162 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 147 (12.28%) ISTQB
4 111 (9.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 56 (4.68%) DV Cleared
6 47 (3.93%) Degree
7 43 (3.59%) ISEB
8 39 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (1.92%) MCITP
12 20 (1.67%) MCSE
13 14 (1.17%) CCNA
14 13 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.58%) HNC
17 6 (0.50%) MCP
18 5 (0.42%) CCEA
18 5 (0.42%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.85%) QA
2 13 (1.09%) SLA
3 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.17%) FATCA
7 2 (0.17%) HL7
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.084%) DO-160
8 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 160 (13.37%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 59 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.76%) VMware ESX
4 33 (2.76%) vSphere
5 32 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 31 (2.59%) XenApp
7 19 (1.59%) NFS
8 10 (0.84%) vCloud
8 10 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.42%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 68 (5.68%) SCCM
2 51 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 23 (1.92%) WMI
4 23 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.84%) Control-M
6 19 (1.59%) SCOM
7 17 (1.42%) BladeLogic
8 16 (1.34%) NetBackup
9 15 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
9 15 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (0.92%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.92%) Puppet
11 10 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
11 10 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.84%) Nagios
12 9 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 8 (0.67%) SCSM
13 8 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 362 (30.24%) Microsoft
2 316 (26.40%) Oracle
3 202 (16.88%) HP
4 99 (8.27%) VMware
5 73 (6.10%) Citrix
6 40 (3.34%) SAP
7 35 (2.92%) IBM
8 33 (2.76%) EMC
9 32 (2.67%) Business Objects
10 28 (2.34%) Cisco
10 28 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.17%) Sybase
12 24 (2.01%) NetApp
13 22 (1.84%) Altiris
14 21 (1.75%) CA
15 20 (1.67%) Dell
15 20 (1.67%) TIBCO
16 18 (1.50%) BMC
17 14 (1.17%) F5
17 14 (1.17%) Symantec
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