The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 181 140 118
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -22
Contract jobs citing VB 623 687 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.44% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.07% 3.90% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 366 516
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £16.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.72 £42.50 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% +38.00%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20291 17619 21010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.94% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13179 10834 12393
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 627 717
Average hourly rate £35.20 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 560 £325 -7.14% 130
London -65 176 £400 +6.66% 26
South East +22 170 £300 -13.04% 31
Hampshire +31 57 £295 -15.71% 2
City of London -13 56 £400 +6.66% 7
East of England +2 50 £350 +29.62% 13
Yorkshire +8 46 £315 +20.00% 12
North West -32 43 £276 -26.33% 8
West Midlands 0 37 £314 +9.13% 16
Scotland -6 37 £375 +10.29% 3
Berkshire -32 36 £225 -30.76% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 31 £260 +15.55% 2
West Yorkshire +2 30 £315 +21.15% 9
Milton Keynes +4 26 £260 +15.55%
Essex -4 23 £350 +191.66% 2
South West -50 21 £365 +12.30% 14
East Midlands -11 20 £250 -14.89% 6
Gosport - 18 - -
Hertfordshire +2 17 £400 +45.45% 4
Southampton - 17 £300 - 1
Leeds -10 15 £320 +28.00% 3
Lancashire -13 15 £225 -18.18% 1
Birmingham +6 14 £313 +25.00% 4
West Sussex +5 14 £400 +11.11%
Surrey -9 13 £375 +11.94% 8
Edinburgh -20 13 £356 -25.00% 1
North Yorkshire +3 12 £270 - 1
Cheshire -22 12 £160 -60.00% 5
Chester -12 10 £140 -68.88%
Maidenhead +1 9 £200 -58.54%

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 495 (40.34%) SQL
2 491 (40.02%) .NET
3 425 (34.64%) Windows
4 413 (33.66%) SQL Server
5 396 (32.27%) Microsoft
6 359 (29.26%) C#
7 264 (21.52%) VBScript
8 262 (21.35%) VB6
9 239 (19.48%) Oracle
10 227 (18.50%) Finance
11 226 (18.42%) ASP.NET
12 222 (18.09%) MS Excel
13 199 (16.22%) HTML
14 183 (14.91%) JavaScript
15 176 (14.34%) PowerShell
16 164 (13.37%) Java
17 158 (12.88%) VB.NET
18 157 (12.80%) XML
19 152 (12.39%) Active Directory
20 143 (11.65%) Security Cleared
21 138 (11.25%) Windows 7
22 137 (11.17%) VBA
23 130 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
24 123 (10.02%) Windows XP
25 121 (9.86%) HP
25 121 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
25 121 (9.86%) Banking
26 106 (8.64%) Migration
27 105 (8.56%) SC Cleared
28 102 (8.31%) ITIL

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 97 (7.91%) SharePoint
2 74 (6.03%) IIS
3 41 (3.34%) MS Exchange
4 27 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.22%) CMS
8 15 (1.22%) Documentum
9 13 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.06%) Apache
10 12 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.73%) SAS
12 8 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.65%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.49%) Confluence
14 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 222 (18.09%) MS Excel
2 85 (6.93%) MS Office
3 18 (1.47%) MS Project
4 15 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) Simulink
7 2 (0.16%) CATIA
7 2 (0.16%) Windchill
7 2 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Endur
2 9 (0.73%) ZaiNet
2 9 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.73%) Aligne
3 8 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.24%) Retail-J
6 3 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) Maximo
7 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.081%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.081%) RMDS
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.081%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.081%) PaaS
4 1 (0.081%) Heroku
4 1 (0.081%) Engine Yard
4 1 (0.081%) Office 365
4 1 (0.081%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.11%) DNS
2 56 (4.56%) DHCP
3 40 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 27 (2.20%) SMTP
4 27 (2.20%) Firewall
5 25 (2.04%) FTP
6 24 (1.96%) VPN
6 24 (1.96%) LAN
7 23 (1.87%) WAN
7 23 (1.87%) SAN
7 23 (1.87%) Wireless
8 14 (1.14%) Intranet
8 14 (1.14%) BGP
9 13 (1.06%) Network Security
9 13 (1.06%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (0.98%) LTE
10 12 (0.98%) HSRP
10 12 (0.98%) 2G
10 12 (0.98%) 3G
10 12 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (33.66%) SQL Server
2 90 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (5.95%) MS Access
5 70 (5.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 46 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (3.67%) Oracle Database
8 42 (3.42%) Relational Database
9 34 (2.77%) DTS
10 25 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (1.87%) MySQL
12 22 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
13 19 (1.55%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.47%) Cognos Powerplay
14 18 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (1.47%) ReportNet
15 15 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.98%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 88 (7.17%) MSI
2 82 (6.68%) Visual Studio
3 71 (5.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 62 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (3.83%) Wise Package Studio
6 23 (1.87%) Subversion
7 22 (1.79%) Git (software)
8 21 (1.71%) AdminStudio
9 20 (1.63%) InstallShield
10 16 (1.30%) Selenium
11 14 (1.14%) JUnit
12 13 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (0.98%) Mockito
14 11 (0.90%) JIRA
15 10 (0.81%) LoadRunner
15 10 (0.81%) ClearQuest
16 9 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
17 7 (0.57%) NUnit
17 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 6 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 227 (18.50%) Finance
2 121 (9.86%) Banking
3 46 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 40 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 37 (3.02%) Retail
6 32 (2.61%) Front Office
7 30 (2.44%) Back Office
8 18 (1.47%) Marketing
9 16 (1.30%) Legal
10 15 (1.22%) Local Government
11 14 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.65%) Law
14 6 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.49%) Publishing
15 5 (0.41%) German Language
16 3 (0.24%) Billing
16 3 (0.24%) French Language
16 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 469 (38.22%) Developer
2 225 (18.34%) Analyst
3 120 (9.78%) .NET Developer
4 98 (7.99%) VB Developer
5 82 (6.68%) Applications Packager
6 70 (5.70%) VB6 Developer
7 60 (4.89%) SQL Developer
8 57 (4.65%) Consultant
9 46 (3.75%) C# Developer
10 44 (3.59%) Test Analyst
11 41 (3.34%) Applications Support
12 37 (3.02%) Data Analyst
13 35 (2.85%) Administrator
13 35 (2.85%) Business Analyst
14 34 (2.77%) Software Developer
14 34 (2.77%) VB.NET Developer
15 33 (2.69%) Architect
16 31 (2.53%) Programmer
16 31 (2.53%) Senior Developer
17 30 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (40.02%) .NET
2 226 (18.42%) ASP.NET
3 199 (16.22%) HTML
4 157 (12.80%) XML
5 95 (7.74%) CSS
6 87 (7.09%) Web Services
6 87 (7.09%) Application Packaging
7 61 (4.97%) .NET Framework
8 52 (4.24%) WCF
8 52 (4.24%) jQuery
9 42 (3.42%) Classic ASP
10 41 (3.34%) J2EE
10 41 (3.34%) WPF
11 39 (3.18%) WinForms
12 35 (2.85%) Ajax
12 35 (2.85%) WSH
13 34 (2.77%) SOAP
14 33 (2.69%) Middleware
14 33 (2.69%) XSLT
15 32 (2.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (2.20%) Blackberry
2 25 (2.04%) NHS
3 21 (1.71%) Fixed Income
4 19 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.06%) Replication
7 12 (0.98%) Thin Client
7 12 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 12 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 11 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 11 (0.90%) Clustering
9 10 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.73%) PKI
11 8 (0.65%) E-Learning
11 8 (0.65%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.57%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.57%) Social Media
12 7 (0.57%) Equities
13 6 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 425 (34.64%) Windows
2 138 (11.25%) Windows 7
3 130 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 123 (10.02%) Windows XP
5 121 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 92 (7.50%) UNIX
7 74 (6.03%) Linux
8 35 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (2.44%) Solaris
10 17 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.57%) AIX
11 7 (0.57%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.49%) HPUX
13 4 (0.33%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.24%) Android
14 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.16%) SUSE
15 2 (0.16%) OS/390
15 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (8.64%) Migration
2 102 (8.31%) ITIL
3 58 (4.73%) Test Scripting
4 57 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (4.24%) MVC
5 52 (4.24%) OO
6 51 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (3.91%) Data Modelling
8 41 (3.34%) Unit Testing
8 41 (3.34%) Software Engineering
9 35 (2.85%) SOA
9 35 (2.85%) Scrum
10 34 (2.77%) Workflow
11 33 (2.69%) TDD
11 33 (2.69%) Multithreading
12 32 (2.61%) Project Management
12 32 (2.61%) Test Automation
13 31 (2.53%) Change Control
13 31 (2.53%) Analytics
14 29 (2.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 495 (40.34%) SQL
2 359 (29.26%) C#
3 264 (21.52%) VBScript
4 262 (21.35%) VB6
5 183 (14.91%) JavaScript
6 176 (14.34%) PowerShell
7 164 (13.37%) Java
8 158 (12.88%) VB.NET
9 137 (11.17%) VBA
10 69 (5.62%) T-SQL
11 66 (5.38%) C++
12 55 (4.48%) PL/SQL
13 48 (3.91%) Perl
14 46 (3.75%) C
15 33 (2.69%) Shell Script
16 26 (2.12%) Python
17 23 (1.87%) PHP
18 12 (0.98%) Ruby
19 11 (0.90%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 143 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 105 (8.56%) SC Cleared
3 58 (4.73%) Degree
4 56 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.02%) ISTQB
6 34 (2.77%) MCSE
7 24 (1.96%) ISEB
8 17 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.73%) PMP
11 9 (0.73%) MCITP
11 9 (0.73%) CCNP
12 8 (0.65%) MCP
12 8 (0.65%) MCSD
13 7 (0.57%) MCSA
13 7 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.49%) CCNA
15 5 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.83%) QA
2 18 (1.47%) SLA
3 15 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.33%) HL7
6 1 (0.081%) EMIR
6 1 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 152 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 91 (7.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 67 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (3.91%) VMware ESX
5 40 (3.26%) Hyper-V
6 34 (2.77%) XenApp
7 26 (2.12%) vSphere
8 24 (1.96%) ISA Server
9 13 (1.06%) NFS
10 7 (0.57%) XenServer
11 6 (0.49%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.41%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.41%) Xen
12 5 (0.41%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.33%) Samba
13 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.16%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 69 (5.62%) SCCM
2 61 (4.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.71%) MAILsweeper
3 21 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (0.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 11 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (0.65%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.57%) SCOM
8 6 (0.49%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.49%) WSUS
8 6 (0.49%) Unicenter
9 5 (0.41%) ZENworks
9 5 (0.41%) Control-M
9 5 (0.41%) OpenView
9 5 (0.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 396 (32.27%) Microsoft
2 239 (19.48%) Oracle
3 121 (9.86%) HP
4 100 (8.15%) VMware
5 81 (6.60%) Citrix
6 41 (3.34%) Symantec
7 35 (2.85%) CA
8 30 (2.44%) Sybase
9 26 (2.12%) Business Objects
9 26 (2.12%) Cisco
10 23 (1.87%) Open Text
11 22 (1.79%) Cognos
12 21 (1.71%) Clearswift
12 21 (1.71%) RightFax
13 19 (1.55%) BMC
13 19 (1.55%) AppSense
13 19 (1.55%) IBM
14 18 (1.47%) SAP
15 17 (1.39%) Dell
15 17 (1.39%) EMC
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £270 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago