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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 232 195 165
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -30
Contract jobs citing VB 568 634 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 1.14% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.54% 3.06% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 359 352
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 40
Average hourly rate £27.18 £20.06 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.46% -24.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £35.07 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%

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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -32 527 £350 +7.69% 160
London -9 166 £425 +6.25% 42
South East -52 101 £340 +7.93% 29
North East +8 51 £366 -2.33% 7
South West +8 49 £350 +18.64% 10
North West -42 41 £353 +9.49% 19
Tyne and Wear -1 39 £495 +32.00% 3
City of London -7 35 £425 +6.25% 9
East of England -14 34 £300 -29.41% 12
Hampshire -32 34 £340 -9.33% 5
East Midlands +3 33 £308 -2.38% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 31 £495 +32.00% 2
Yorkshire -25 30 £388 +21.09% 12
Berkshire +7 25 £350 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -17 23 £363 +25.00% 14
West Yorkshire -18 23 £425 +37.09% 9
Scotland -32 20 £320 -8.57% 2
Lancashire -3 18 £375 +25.00% 2
Leeds -19 18 £440 +41.93% 4
Hertfordshire +4 16 £300 +71.42% 5
Leicestershire +10 15 £305 -3.17% 6
Blackpool -11 15 £375 +32.97%
Buckinghamshire -16 15 £325 -23.52% 5
Milton Keynes -11 14 £356 -16.17% 3
Manchester -29 12 £250 -20.00% 6
Essex -4 11 £405 +24.61% 2
Wales -1 10 £330 +1.53% 2
South Wales -4 10 £330 +1.53% 2
Edinburgh -15 10 £275 -26.66% 1
Somerset +12 9 £425 +46.55% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 523 (46.99%) .NET
2 513 (46.09%) SQL
3 447 (40.16%) SQL Server
4 394 (35.40%) C#
5 391 (35.13%) Windows
6 387 (34.77%) Microsoft
7 251 (22.55%) Finance
8 230 (20.66%) HTML
9 221 (19.86%) MS Excel
10 206 (18.51%) Oracle
11 202 (18.15%) PowerShell
12 198 (17.79%) VB6
13 190 (17.07%) JavaScript
14 178 (15.99%) VBScript
15 176 (15.81%) ASP.NET
16 165 (14.82%) VB.NET
17 164 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
18 162 (14.56%) Visual Studio
19 153 (13.75%) XML
20 141 (12.67%) CSS
21 138 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 134 (12.04%) VBA
23 131 (11.77%) Active Directory
23 131 (11.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 128 (11.50%) Linux
25 126 (11.32%) Java
26 124 (11.14%) T-SQL
27 121 (10.87%) ITIL
28 119 (10.69%) UNIX
29 115 (10.33%) SharePoint

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 115 (10.33%) SharePoint
2 109 (9.79%) IIS
3 30 (2.70%) SAS
4 24 (2.16%) MS Exchange
5 22 (1.98%) JBoss
6 20 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (1.62%) CMS
8 13 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.99%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.90%) Apache
12 8 (0.72%) Documentum
13 5 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 221 (19.86%) MS Excel
2 105 (9.43%) MS Office
3 53 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.17%) MS Project
6 11 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.81%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.72%) SPSS
9 3 (0.27%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.27%) Simulink
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.090%) Windchill
10 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.090%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) HFM
2 5 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.45%) Summit
3 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.27%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.18%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) BPCS
5 2 (0.18%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.090%) Staffware
6 1 (0.090%) Tridion
6 1 (0.090%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.090%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.72%) GitHub
3 7 (0.63%) Office 365
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.27%) IaaS
5 3 (0.27%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.94%) TCP/IP
2 53 (4.76%) DNS
3 44 (3.95%) Firewall
4 38 (3.41%) FTP
5 33 (2.96%) SAN
5 33 (2.96%) Internet
6 29 (2.61%) HTTP
7 27 (2.43%) DHCP
8 26 (2.34%) WAN
9 24 (2.16%) LDAP
10 23 (2.07%) VPN
11 18 (1.62%) LAN
12 15 (1.35%) IPsec
12 15 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (1.26%) Network Security
14 13 (1.17%) VLAN
14 13 (1.17%) Wireshark
14 13 (1.17%) NAS
15 12 (1.08%) Wireless
15 12 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (40.16%) SQL Server
2 138 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 131 (11.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (8.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 80 (7.19%) MS Access
6 77 (6.92%) Relational Database
7 63 (5.66%) Oracle Database
8 62 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 56 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 55 (4.94%) SQL Server 2000
11 45 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 35 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (2.34%) RDBMS
14 24 (2.16%) MySQL
14 24 (2.16%) DTS
15 23 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
15 23 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (1.98%) DB2
17 19 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 18 (1.62%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 162 (14.56%) Visual Studio
2 64 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (3.41%) Subversion
4 37 (3.32%) Git (software)
5 34 (3.05%) HP UFT
6 30 (2.70%) Selenium
6 30 (2.70%) MSI
7 20 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 18 (1.62%) WebDriver
9 15 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 15 (1.35%) Toad
10 13 (1.17%) JIRA
11 12 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
11 12 (1.08%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.99%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.90%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.90%) Maven
14 9 (0.81%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.72%) Facilita Forecast
15 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 251 (22.55%) Finance
2 92 (8.27%) Banking
3 43 (3.86%) Manufacturing
4 36 (3.23%) Front Office
5 27 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 26 (2.34%) Retail
7 16 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 11 (0.99%) Military
9 9 (0.81%) Legal
9 9 (0.81%) Automotive
10 8 (0.72%) Law
11 7 (0.63%) Back Office
11 7 (0.63%) Marketing
12 6 (0.54%) French Language
13 5 (0.45%) Local Government
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Electronics
15 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.27%) Games
15 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 417 (37.47%) Developer
2 218 (19.59%) Analyst
3 127 (11.41%) .NET Developer
4 65 (5.84%) VB Developer
5 61 (5.48%) C# Developer
6 56 (5.03%) Architect
7 52 (4.67%) Programmer
8 48 (4.31%) Administrator
9 46 (4.13%) Applications Support
10 44 (3.95%) Consultant
11 40 (3.59%) Support Analyst
11 40 (3.59%) Data Analyst
12 36 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
13 35 (3.14%) VB6 Developer
14 31 (2.79%) Support Engineer
15 30 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
16 28 (2.52%) AWS Developer
16 28 (2.52%) Tester
17 27 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.43%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (46.99%) .NET
2 230 (20.66%) HTML
3 176 (15.81%) ASP.NET
4 153 (13.75%) XML
5 141 (12.67%) CSS
6 114 (10.24%) Web Services
7 108 (9.70%) .NET Framework
8 73 (6.56%) jQuery
9 51 (4.58%) WinForms
10 48 (4.31%) HTML5
11 39 (3.50%) WCF
12 34 (3.05%) WPF
12 34 (3.05%) Ajax
13 30 (2.70%) SOAP
14 25 (2.25%) ADO
15 23 (2.07%) Application Packaging
16 20 (1.80%) RSS
17 19 (1.71%) COM+
18 18 (1.62%) AngularJS
19 15 (1.35%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 50 (4.49%) N-Tier
4 39 (3.50%) Client/Server
5 29 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 22 (1.98%) NHS
8 19 (1.71%) Social Media
9 15 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.35%) GIS
9 15 (1.35%) Clustering
10 14 (1.26%) Data Extraction
10 14 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 12 (1.08%) Replication
12 10 (0.90%) Derivative
12 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
14 8 (0.72%) Credit Risk
14 8 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 391 (35.13%) Windows
2 128 (11.50%) Linux
3 119 (10.69%) UNIX
4 99 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 61 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (4.31%) Windows 7
8 38 (3.41%) Windows XP
9 25 (2.25%) Solaris
9 25 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.89%) Windows 2000
11 16 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (1.26%) AIX
13 12 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.90%) zOS
14 10 (0.90%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.18%) Android
16 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (10.87%) ITIL
3 83 (7.46%) Migration
4 81 (7.28%) SDLC
5 55 (4.94%) TDD
5 55 (4.94%) OO
5 55 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (4.85%) Change Management
7 51 (4.58%) Content Management
8 50 (4.49%) Scrum
8 50 (4.49%) Project Management
9 43 (3.86%) Web Development
9 43 (3.86%) Change Control
10 42 (3.77%) MVC
11 37 (3.32%) Data Analysis
12 35 (3.14%) Data Management
12 35 (3.14%) Regression Testing
12 35 (3.14%) CRM
13 33 (2.96%) SOA
13 33 (2.96%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 513 (46.09%) SQL
2 394 (35.40%) C#
3 202 (18.15%) PowerShell
4 198 (17.79%) VB6
5 190 (17.07%) JavaScript
6 178 (15.99%) VBScript
7 165 (14.82%) VB.NET
8 134 (12.04%) VBA
9 126 (11.32%) Java
10 124 (11.14%) T-SQL
11 72 (6.47%) C++
12 52 (4.67%) Perl
13 46 (4.13%) PHP
14 38 (3.41%) PL/SQL
14 38 (3.41%) C
15 37 (3.32%) Shell Script
16 31 (2.79%) Python
17 21 (1.89%) ActionScript
18 20 (1.80%) Ruby
19 14 (1.26%) FQL
Qualifications
1 114 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 76 (6.83%) Degree
3 73 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.89%) ISEB
6 17 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.99%) CISSP
8 11 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (0.72%) MCSE
9 8 (0.72%) CCNP
10 7 (0.63%) MCSD
11 6 (0.54%) MCDBA
11 6 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.45%) MCP
13 4 (0.36%) MCAD
14 3 (0.27%) CCIE
14 3 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.61%) SLA
1 29 (2.61%) QA
2 14 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.08%) ISO 9000
4 5 (0.45%) TickIT
4 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.18%) GxP
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.090%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 131 (11.77%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (1.80%) vSphere
5 17 (1.53%) XenApp
5 17 (1.53%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.17%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.54%) NFS
11 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.36%) Snort
13 3 (0.27%) Xen
13 3 (0.27%) Samba
13 3 (0.27%) Firmware
13 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.090%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (5.48%) SCCM
2 17 (1.53%) Tivoli
2 17 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (0.99%) DatAdvantage
4 9 (0.81%) WSUS
4 9 (0.81%) Foglight
5 7 (0.63%) SCOM
5 7 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (0.54%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.54%) Control-M
7 5 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
7 5 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.36%) WMI
8 4 (0.36%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.36%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.27%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 387 (34.77%) Microsoft
2 206 (18.51%) Oracle
3 79 (7.10%) VMware
4 62 (5.57%) HP
5 57 (5.12%) IBM
6 46 (4.13%) Citrix
7 43 (3.86%) EMC
8 37 (3.32%) Cisco
9 28 (2.52%) NetApp
10 27 (2.43%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.34%) SAP
12 25 (2.25%) Sybase
13 23 (2.07%) CA
14 22 (1.98%) McAfee
15 16 (1.44%) Telerik
16 15 (1.35%) Dell
16 15 (1.35%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.35%) F5
17 14 (1.26%) TIBCO
18 13 (1.17%) Cognos
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