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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 206 163 129
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -34
Contract jobs citing VB 586 713 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.35% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.76% 3.47% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 385 433
Average daily rate
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£325 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 59
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 £12.70 £12.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £32.50 £36.10
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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 420 560 739
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 £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -45 530 £325 -7.14% 225
London -33 178 £398 +2.58% 49
South East -6 112 £325 +1.56% 42
East of England -19 56 £425 +21.42% 20
North West -13 55 £321 +7.08% 19
City of London -10 51 £400 +6.66% 13
West Midlands -8 44 £283 -5.83% 34
Hampshire +12 36 £368 +38.67% 10
Scotland -1 36 £350 +1.30% 8
North East -12 26 £375 - 4
Manchester -3 24 £285 -2.56% 8
Tyne and Wear -9 24 £375 - 3
East Midlands -12 22 £330 +10.00% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 22 £375 - 2
South West -56 21 £293 -24.02% 23
Gosport 0 20 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -25 20 £300 - 23
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £425 +37.09% 5
Hertfordshire -17 17 £175 -58.33% 7
Berkshire -23 17 £300 -17.80% 8
Cheshire +11 15 £325 +8.33% 8
Bedfordshire -10 15 £450 +20.00% 2
Surrey -13 15 £240 -25.00% 5
Milton Keynes 0 14 £426 +37.50% 4
Birmingham -1 14 £275 +3.77% 8
Wiltshire -10 14 £290 -31.76% 1
Glasgow -5 13 £350 +14.75% 3
East Sussex -2 12 £358 -14.88% 6
Swindon -3 12 £290 -35.55% 1
Derbyshire +13 11 £345 +6.15% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 506 (41.24%) SQL
2 496 (40.42%) .NET
3 407 (33.17%) C#
4 403 (32.84%) Windows
5 372 (30.32%) Microsoft
6 368 (29.99%) SQL Server
7 319 (26.00%) Oracle
8 287 (23.39%) VBScript
9 248 (20.21%) ASP.NET
10 228 (18.58%) VB6
11 221 (18.01%) JavaScript
12 203 (16.54%) HP
13 202 (16.46%) Finance
14 200 (16.30%) MS Excel
15 199 (16.22%) PowerShell
16 198 (16.14%) HTML
17 182 (14.83%) Security Cleared
18 168 (13.69%) Java
19 163 (13.28%) SC Cleared
20 161 (13.12%) Active Directory
21 150 (12.22%) VBA
22 148 (12.06%) ISTQB
23 137 (11.17%) CRM
23 137 (11.17%) QuickTest Pro
24 135 (11.00%) Windows 7
25 127 (10.35%) Windows Server 2008
26 118 (9.62%) VB.NET
27 116 (9.45%) UNIX
28 111 (9.05%) XML
28 111 (9.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 94 (7.66%) IIS
2 64 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 26 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (1.55%) Apache
6 19 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (1.22%) Confluence
9 14 (1.14%) Documentum
9 14 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.90%) CMS
11 11 (0.90%) SAS
11 11 (0.90%) Tuxedo
12 10 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 200 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 59 (4.81%) MS Office
3 24 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.81%) MS Project
7 3 (0.24%) SPSS
8 2 (0.16%) GIMP
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.081%) CATIA
9 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 26 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.33%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.33%) Summit
6 4 (0.33%) Staffware
7 3 (0.24%) Endur
7 3 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.24%) Algo Collateral
8 2 (0.16%) Aligne
8 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.16%) AWD
8 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.16%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.41%) Office 365
4 2 (0.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.16%) GitHub
5 1 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.22%) SAN
2 62 (5.05%) DNS
3 39 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 38 (3.10%) DHCP
5 35 (2.85%) Firewall
6 22 (1.79%) Internet
7 21 (1.71%) Intranet
8 20 (1.63%) VPN
9 14 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (1.14%) FTP
10 13 (1.06%) iSCSI
11 11 (0.90%) Multicast
11 11 (0.90%) SNMP
11 11 (0.90%) VLAN
12 10 (0.81%) FCoE
12 10 (0.81%) LDAP
13 9 (0.73%) HTTP
14 8 (0.65%) NAS
14 8 (0.65%) BIG-IP
14 8 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (29.99%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (5.30%) Oracle Database
6 64 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 61 (4.97%) MS Access
7 61 (4.97%) Oracle Reports
8 48 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (3.75%) SQL Server 2000
10 34 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 34 (2.77%) DTS
11 29 (2.36%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (1.30%) QlikView
15 14 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.90%) Essbase
18 10 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 137 (11.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 84 (6.85%) MSI
3 62 (5.05%) Visual Studio
4 48 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (3.67%) Wise Package Studio
6 31 (2.53%) Git (software)
7 30 (2.44%) Selenium
7 30 (2.44%) LoadRunner
8 22 (1.79%) JIRA
9 16 (1.30%) AdminStudio
10 15 (1.22%) NUnit
11 14 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 14 (1.14%) WebDriver
11 14 (1.14%) Subversion
11 14 (1.14%) InstallShield
12 11 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 11 (0.90%) JUnit
13 10 (0.81%) Toad
14 9 (0.73%) RequisitePro
14 9 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
General
1 202 (16.46%) Finance
2 96 (7.82%) Banking
3 43 (3.50%) Investment Banking
4 38 (3.10%) Front Office
5 34 (2.77%) Back Office
6 31 (2.53%) Retail
7 25 (2.04%) Marketing
8 21 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.06%) Legal
11 12 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.73%) Law
13 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.33%) Electronics
15 3 (0.24%) Local Government
16 2 (0.16%) German Language
16 2 (0.16%) International Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 419 (34.15%) Developer
2 229 (18.66%) Analyst
3 100 (8.15%) VB Developer
4 94 (7.66%) .NET Developer
5 72 (5.87%) VB6 Developer
6 63 (5.13%) Tester
7 61 (4.97%) Applications Packager
8 44 (3.59%) Test Manager
9 43 (3.50%) C# Developer
10 41 (3.34%) Data Analyst
11 39 (3.18%) SQL Developer
12 36 (2.93%) Applications Support
13 34 (2.77%) Test Analyst
14 33 (2.69%) Administrator
15 32 (2.61%) Support Analyst
16 31 (2.53%) Programmer
17 30 (2.44%) Test Leader
17 30 (2.44%) Consultant
18 29 (2.36%) Software Developer
19 28 (2.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (40.42%) .NET
2 248 (20.21%) ASP.NET
3 198 (16.14%) HTML
4 111 (9.05%) XML
5 96 (7.82%) JSP
6 84 (6.85%) CSS
7 79 (6.44%) Application Packaging
8 67 (5.46%) Web Services
9 59 (4.81%) WCF
10 54 (4.40%) .NET Framework
11 50 (4.07%) jQuery
12 49 (3.99%) Middleware
13 40 (3.26%) Classic ASP
14 35 (2.85%) WSH
15 28 (2.28%) J2EE
16 27 (2.20%) Ajax
16 27 (2.20%) XSLT
16 27 (2.20%) WinForms
17 24 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 23 (1.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (1.47%) Computer Science
2 18 (1.47%) Replication
3 17 (1.39%) N-Tier
3 17 (1.39%) NHS
4 16 (1.30%) Clustering
5 14 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.06%) Hedge funds
7 12 (0.98%) Fat Client
7 12 (0.98%) Thin Client
7 12 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 11 (0.90%) Data Extraction
9 10 (0.81%) Equities
9 10 (0.81%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.57%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.57%) W3C
11 7 (0.57%) Derivative
11 7 (0.57%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 403 (32.84%) Windows
2 135 (11.00%) Windows 7
3 127 (10.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 116 (9.45%) UNIX
5 110 (8.96%) Linux
5 110 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 99 (8.07%) Windows XP
7 33 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.63%) Solaris
9 17 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 13 (1.06%) AIX
12 11 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.81%) HPUX
14 8 (0.65%) SUSE
15 7 (0.57%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.49%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.081%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (11.17%) CRM
2 98 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (7.50%) Test Automation
4 89 (7.25%) Migration
5 80 (6.52%) Project Management
6 77 (6.28%) ITIL
7 74 (6.03%) Test Scripting
8 61 (4.97%) Functional Testing
9 59 (4.81%) Knowledge Management
10 54 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (3.83%) OO
12 44 (3.59%) Software Engineering
13 40 (3.26%) Configuration Management
13 40 (3.26%) MVC
14 37 (3.02%) Data Analysis
15 35 (2.85%) SOA
16 33 (2.69%) ETL
16 33 (2.69%) Performance Testing
16 33 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (2.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 506 (41.24%) SQL
2 407 (33.17%) C#
3 287 (23.39%) VBScript
4 228 (18.58%) VB6
5 221 (18.01%) JavaScript
6 199 (16.22%) PowerShell
7 168 (13.69%) Java
8 150 (12.22%) VBA
9 118 (9.62%) VB.NET
10 62 (5.05%) C
11 56 (4.56%) PL/SQL
12 55 (4.48%) T-SQL
13 50 (4.07%) Shell Script
14 48 (3.91%) C++
15 42 (3.42%) Perl
16 33 (2.69%) Python
17 18 (1.47%) PHP
18 15 (1.22%) Ruby
19 11 (0.90%) Korn
20 10 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 182 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 163 (13.28%) SC Cleared
3 148 (12.06%) ISTQB
4 111 (9.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 55 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 47 (3.83%) Degree
7 44 (3.59%) ISEB
8 37 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (1.71%) MCSE
12 20 (1.63%) MCITP
13 15 (1.22%) CCNA
13 15 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.57%) HNC
17 5 (0.41%) CCEA
17 5 (0.41%) CCA
17 5 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.03%) QA
2 13 (1.06%) SLA
3 8 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.24%) HL7
6 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.16%) FATCA
7 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.081%) EMIR
8 1 (0.081%) DO-160
System Software
1 161 (13.12%) Active Directory
2 79 (6.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 62 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (3.34%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.85%) vSphere
6 34 (2.77%) VMware ESX
7 31 (2.53%) XenApp
8 19 (1.55%) NFS
9 10 (0.81%) vCloud
10 9 (0.73%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.73%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.65%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 3 (0.24%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 72 (5.87%) SCCM
2 51 (4.16%) HP Quality Center
3 41 (3.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 23 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.79%) WMI
6 21 (1.71%) Control-M
7 17 (1.39%) BladeLogic
7 17 (1.39%) SCOM
8 15 (1.22%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
9 13 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (0.90%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.90%) Puppet
11 10 (0.81%) Nagios
11 10 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (0.73%) HP SIM
13 8 (0.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 7 (0.57%) SCSM
14 7 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 372 (30.32%) Microsoft
2 319 (26.00%) Oracle
3 203 (16.54%) HP
4 100 (8.15%) VMware
5 76 (6.19%) Citrix
6 39 (3.18%) SAP
7 34 (2.77%) IBM
8 32 (2.61%) EMC
9 28 (2.28%) Cisco
9 28 (2.28%) Sybase
10 27 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 25 (2.04%) Business Objects
12 24 (1.96%) NetApp
13 22 (1.79%) Altiris
13 22 (1.79%) TIBCO
14 21 (1.71%) CA
15 19 (1.55%) Dell
16 16 (1.30%) Symantec
17 15 (1.22%) BMC
18 14 (1.14%) F5
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