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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 258 222 200
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -22
Contract jobs citing VB 506 546 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.01% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.45% 2.69% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 315 346
Median daily rate £365 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 13
Median hourly rate £23.75 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £16.77 £23.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £28.05
% change year-on-year
-4.08% -12.64%

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
20651 20317 20007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.57% 37.52% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14230 13407 13209
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 422 476
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -30 458 £368 +3.52% 163
London -64 139 £413 +3.12% 45
South East +4 123 £375 +7.14% 31
North East -2 72 £304 +5.73% 7
Tyne and Wear -2 70 £301 +4.52% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 62 £304 - 2
Hampshire +41 57 £343 -11.61% 5
North West -13 35 £400 - 11
Scotland +1 32 £365 -8.75% 1
South West +1 30 £325 -18.75% 10
City of London +8 26 £400 -5.88% 14
Berkshire -9 25 £375 +7.14% 9
West Midlands -6 23 £370 -7.50% 10
Reading -4 19 £375 +7.14% 1
Glasgow +21 17 £365 +12.30%
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £500 +53.84% 2
Yorkshire -32 15 £350 +16.66% 20
Milton Keynes -9 14 £500 +50.94%
Lancashire +17 13 £340 -1.09% 2
Cheshire -15 13 £470 +17.50% 3
East Midlands +10 12 £338 -15.62% 15
Preston +16 11 £340 -2.85% 1
Basingstoke -7 11 £375 -
Surrey -16 11 £450 +30.90% 5
West Yorkshire -28 11 £363 +11.53% 14
Gosport - 10 £438 -
Bristol +6 9 £325 -18.75% 3
Birmingham +4 9 £375 - 1
Solihull - 9 £440 - 1
Wiltshire -5 8 £370 -

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 477 (52.30%) SQL
2 403 (44.19%) .NET
3 359 (39.36%) C#
4 355 (38.93%) SQL Server
5 288 (31.58%) Windows
6 281 (30.81%) Microsoft
7 232 (25.44%) Oracle
8 212 (23.25%) Finance
9 205 (22.48%) MS Excel
10 187 (20.50%) JavaScript
11 180 (19.74%) PowerShell
12 169 (18.53%) HTML
12 169 (18.53%) VB6
13 166 (18.20%) ASP.NET
14 165 (18.09%) Java
15 160 (17.54%) VB.NET
16 159 (17.43%) VBScript
17 142 (15.57%) Security Cleared
18 136 (14.91%) XML
19 135 (14.80%) VBA
20 131 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
21 119 (13.05%) CSS
22 113 (12.39%) T-SQL
23 106 (11.62%) Linux
24 99 (10.86%) HP
24 99 (10.86%) SC Cleared
25 98 (10.75%) Unix
26 96 (10.53%) Active Directory
27 94 (10.31%) Windows Server
28 93 (10.20%) 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 86 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 69 (7.57%) IIS
3 23 (2.52%) WebLogic
4 20 (2.19%) Apache
5 16 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
6 15 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.54%) Node.js
8 12 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 11 (1.21%) JBoss
9 11 (1.21%) SAS
10 9 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.99%) CMS
10 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.88%) Drupal
11 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.88%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.77%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 205 (22.48%) MS Excel
2 84 (9.21%) MS Office
3 23 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.21%) MS Project
6 10 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.88%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.77%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.22%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.22%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.22%) GIMP
11 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.11%) Simulink
11 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.33%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.11%) ENOVIA
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 23 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.66%) Office 365
4 5 (0.55%) SaaS
5 4 (0.44%) IaaS
6 3 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.22%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 61 (6.69%) TCP/IP
2 43 (4.71%) SAN
3 36 (3.95%) Internet
4 33 (3.62%) HTTP
5 26 (2.85%) DNS
6 22 (2.41%) DHCP
6 22 (2.41%) LDAP
7 14 (1.54%) SMTP
8 13 (1.43%) VPN
9 12 (1.32%) Firewall
10 11 (1.21%) BGP
10 11 (1.21%) IPsec
10 11 (1.21%) IPv6
10 11 (1.21%) Software-Defined Networking
11 10 (1.10%) NetScaler
12 7 (0.77%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.66%) FTP
13 6 (0.66%) LAN
14 4 (0.44%) WAN
15 3 (0.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (38.93%) SQL Server
2 77 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 66 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (6.69%) Oracle Database
6 54 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (5.37%) MS Access
8 36 (3.95%) RDBMS
9 34 (3.73%) DB2
10 29 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 25 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
14 20 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (1.86%) QlikView
16 16 (1.75%) MySQL
17 13 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (10.09%) Visual Studio
2 45 (4.93%) HP UFT
3 43 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (3.95%) Subversion
5 31 (3.40%) LoadRunner
6 21 (2.30%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.30%) JIRA
7 20 (2.19%) MSI
8 16 (1.75%) JUnit
9 14 (1.54%) Maven
9 14 (1.54%) Selenium
10 13 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.32%) Git (software)
11 12 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (1.10%) Toad
13 9 (0.99%) ClearQuest
13 9 (0.99%) JMeter
14 8 (0.88%) Ant
15 7 (0.77%) PVCS
General
1 212 (23.25%) Finance
2 79 (8.66%) Banking
3 37 (4.06%) Front Office
4 25 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 25 (2.74%) Retail
5 22 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.30%) Marketing
7 18 (1.97%) Back Office
8 14 (1.54%) Law
9 12 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.88%) Billing
10 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.88%) Legal
11 7 (0.77%) German Language
12 4 (0.44%) Advertising
12 4 (0.44%) Games
13 3 (0.33%) International Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Military
13 3 (0.33%) Publishing
13 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 390 (42.76%) Developer
2 155 (17.00%) .NET Developer
3 151 (16.56%) Analyst
4 75 (8.22%) VB Developer
5 73 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 68 (7.46%) C# Developer
7 55 (6.03%) VB.NET Developer
8 49 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 42 (4.61%) VB6 Developer
10 41 (4.50%) Test Analyst
11 36 (3.95%) Architect
12 35 (3.84%) Applications Support
13 31 (3.40%) Support Engineer
14 29 (3.18%) VBA Developer
15 28 (3.07%) Applications Developer
15 28 (3.07%) Support Analyst
16 27 (2.96%) ASP Developer
17 26 (2.85%) Senior Developer
18 25 (2.74%) Administrator
18 25 (2.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (44.19%) .NET
2 169 (18.53%) HTML
3 166 (18.20%) ASP.NET
4 136 (14.91%) XML
5 119 (13.05%) CSS
6 75 (8.22%) Web Services
7 73 (8.00%) jQuery
8 72 (7.89%) .NET Framework
9 54 (5.92%) WinForms
10 51 (5.59%) HTML5
11 40 (4.39%) Classic ASP
12 32 (3.51%) AngularJS
12 32 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (3.40%) WPF
14 28 (3.07%) WCF
15 27 (2.96%) SOAP
16 26 (2.85%) CSS3
17 22 (2.41%) DCOM
18 21 (2.30%) JSP
19 19 (2.08%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.06%) Computer Science
3 36 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.85%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.30%) Derivative
6 19 (2.08%) Equities
7 18 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.97%) Mathematics
8 14 (1.54%) Clustering
9 13 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.99%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.99%) User Experience
13 8 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (0.88%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
14 7 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 288 (31.58%) Windows
2 106 (11.62%) Linux
3 98 (10.75%) Unix
4 94 (10.31%) Windows Server
5 55 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (5.15%) Windows 7
8 31 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (2.08%) zOS
10 14 (1.54%) Solaris
11 12 (1.32%) AIX
12 11 (1.21%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.21%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.55%) Android
14 5 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (8.11%) ITIL
3 69 (7.57%) Migration
4 61 (6.69%) MVC
5 58 (6.36%) Project Management
5 58 (6.36%) SDLC
6 57 (6.25%) Web Development
7 54 (5.92%) Workflow
8 52 (5.70%) CRM
9 49 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
10 45 (4.93%) Data Management
11 43 (4.71%) Test Scripting
12 40 (4.39%) Change Management
12 40 (4.39%) Software Testing
13 39 (4.28%) Software Engineering
14 37 (4.06%) Configuration Management
14 37 (4.06%) Mentoring
15 32 (3.51%) Open Source
15 32 (3.51%) Waterfall
16 31 (3.40%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 477 (52.30%) SQL
2 359 (39.36%) C#
3 187 (20.50%) JavaScript
4 180 (19.74%) PowerShell
5 169 (18.53%) VB6
6 165 (18.09%) Java
7 160 (17.54%) VB.NET
8 159 (17.43%) VBScript
9 135 (14.80%) VBA
10 113 (12.39%) T-SQL
11 93 (10.20%) C++
12 74 (8.11%) Perl
13 64 (7.02%) PL/SQL
14 57 (6.25%) Shell Script
15 45 (4.93%) C
16 43 (4.71%) PHP
17 36 (3.95%) Python
18 19 (2.08%) FQL
19 13 (1.43%) VC++
20 12 (1.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 142 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 99 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 79 (8.66%) Degree
4 40 (4.39%) ISTQB
5 34 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 30 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 25 (2.74%) ISEB
8 22 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (1.97%) MCSE
10 17 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (1.64%) MCSA
12 12 (1.32%) AAT
13 11 (1.21%) CCNA
13 11 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (1.10%) MCSD
15 8 (0.88%) CISSP
15 8 (0.88%) MCP
15 8 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.77%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.73%) QA
2 27 (2.96%) SLA
3 12 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.33%) EMIR
5 3 (0.33%) MiFID
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 96 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (2.74%) XenApp
6 22 (2.41%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.19%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.32%) vSphere
9 11 (1.21%) XenServer
10 7 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.44%) Firmware
12 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 65 (7.13%) SCCM
2 47 (5.15%) Tivoli
3 43 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
4 35 (3.84%) HP SiteScope
5 27 (2.96%) MOM
5 27 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (1.54%) SCOM
7 9 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.88%) Control-M
9 7 (0.77%) Netcool
9 7 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.66%) Puppet
10 6 (0.66%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.44%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.33%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.33%) Nagios
12 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.33%) SCSM
12 3 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 281 (30.81%) Microsoft
2 232 (25.44%) Oracle
3 99 (10.86%) HP
4 72 (7.89%) VMware
5 49 (5.37%) ServiceNow
6 47 (5.15%) Citrix
6 47 (5.15%) IBM
7 34 (3.73%) CA
8 31 (3.40%) BMC
9 29 (3.18%) SAP
10 22 (2.41%) Cisco
11 20 (2.19%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.75%) SolarWinds
13 14 (1.54%) AppSense
14 9 (0.99%) CommVault
14 9 (0.99%) Dell
14 9 (0.99%) Symantec
15 8 (0.88%) Altiris
15 8 (0.88%) Sybase
16 7 (0.77%) Cognos
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £220 - £240 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
LA International
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + Long term rolling contract
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + 27 days holiday + onsite gym
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aquent
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £220 - 270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proteus Europe
Rate: £324.72 per day + None
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 19 days ago
Essex
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
aap3
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Activus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago