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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 184 147 111
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -36
Contract jobs citing VB 642 680 1028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.42% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.09% 3.86% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 360 534
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £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 17 35 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +33.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £17.20 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.43 £42.50 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -49 581 £325 -7.14% 240
London -69 189 £400 +6.66% 58
South East +15 172 £300 -13.04% 54
City of London -17 62 £400 +6.66% 23
Hampshire +27 56 £290 -16.54% 9
East of England -5 52 £350 +21.73% 17
Yorkshire -4 44 £315 +20.00% 21
North West -27 43 £248 -34.00% 25
West Midlands +6 41 £296 +7.72% 19
Scotland -2 37 £375 +10.29% 11
Berkshire -34 36 £225 -30.76% 5
West Yorkshire -8 28 £318 +22.11% 15
Buckinghamshire +6 27 £260 +15.55% 7
Essex -9 25 £350 +191.66% 2
Milton Keynes +5 23 £260 +15.55% 2
South West -54 22 £365 +12.30% 31
East Midlands -4 20 £250 -14.89% 11
Gosport - 18 - -
Hertfordshire 0 17 £400 +39.13% 7
Surrey -9 16 £355 +5.97% 15
Southampton - 16 £263 - 6
Birmingham +4 15 £313 +19.04% 6
Lancashire -12 15 £225 -18.18% 1
Leeds -15 14 £320 +20.75% 5
West Sussex +8 13 £358 -0.69% 4
Edinburgh -22 13 £338 -28.94% 5
North Yorkshire +6 12 £270 - 1
Cheshire -27 12 £140 -64.44% 17
Oxfordshire +4 10 £318 -2.30% 3
Chester -10 10 £140 -68.88% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 503 (40.02%) .NET
2 501 (39.86%) SQL
3 435 (34.61%) Windows
4 430 (34.21%) SQL Server
5 405 (32.22%) Microsoft
6 361 (28.72%) C#
7 275 (21.88%) VB6
8 273 (21.72%) VBScript
9 246 (19.57%) Oracle
10 231 (18.38%) Finance
11 228 (18.14%) ASP.NET
12 226 (17.98%) MS Excel
13 198 (15.75%) HTML
14 183 (14.56%) JavaScript
15 181 (14.40%) PowerShell
16 171 (13.60%) VB.NET
17 167 (13.29%) Java
18 162 (12.89%) XML
19 160 (12.73%) Active Directory
20 147 (11.69%) Security Cleared
21 144 (11.46%) Windows 7
22 142 (11.30%) VBA
23 138 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
24 129 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
25 127 (10.10%) Windows XP
26 125 (9.94%) HP
27 122 (9.71%) Banking
28 112 (8.91%) Migration
29 109 (8.67%) SC Cleared
30 104 (8.27%) VMware

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 99 (7.88%) SharePoint
2 75 (5.97%) IIS
3 43 (3.42%) MS Exchange
4 27 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.19%) Documentum
8 15 (1.19%) CMS
9 14 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.03%) Apache
11 9 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.64%) SAS
12 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.64%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.48%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.48%) MTS
Applications
1 226 (17.98%) MS Excel
2 88 (7.00%) MS Office
3 18 (1.43%) MS Project
4 16 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.16%) Windchill
7 2 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.16%) CATIA
7 2 (0.16%) Simulink
8 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.03%) Endur
2 9 (0.72%) Aligne
2 9 (0.72%) ZaiNet
2 9 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.24%) Retail-J
6 3 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) Maximo
7 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.080%) Epicor Vantage
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.080%) Algo Collateral
8 1 (0.080%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.080%) Heroku
4 1 (0.080%) Engine Yard
4 1 (0.080%) PaaS
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.080%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (6.36%) DNS
2 59 (4.69%) DHCP
3 43 (3.42%) TCP/IP
4 29 (2.31%) Firewall
5 27 (2.15%) SMTP
6 25 (1.99%) SAN
6 25 (1.99%) WAN
6 25 (1.99%) FTP
6 25 (1.99%) LAN
7 24 (1.91%) VPN
8 23 (1.83%) Wireless
9 14 (1.11%) BGP
10 13 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (1.03%) Network Security
10 13 (1.03%) Ethernet
10 13 (1.03%) Intranet
11 12 (0.95%) 2G
11 12 (0.95%) MPLS
11 12 (0.95%) 3G
11 12 (0.95%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 93 (7.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (6.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 75 (5.97%) MS Access
6 74 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 49 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (3.74%) Oracle Database
9 42 (3.34%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.63%) DTS
11 24 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (1.83%) MySQL
12 23 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
13 22 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (1.51%) RDBMS
15 18 (1.43%) ReportNet
15 18 (1.43%) Cognos Powerplay
16 17 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (0.95%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 90 (7.16%) MSI
2 86 (6.84%) Visual Studio
3 71 (5.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 61 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (3.74%) Wise Package Studio
6 23 (1.83%) Subversion
7 22 (1.75%) Git (software)
8 21 (1.67%) InstallShield
8 21 (1.67%) AdminStudio
9 17 (1.35%) Selenium
10 14 (1.11%) JUnit
11 12 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (0.95%) Mockito
12 11 (0.88%) JIRA
13 10 (0.80%) ClearQuest
13 10 (0.80%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.56%) NUnit
15 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (0.48%) RequisitePro
General
1 231 (18.38%) Finance
2 122 (9.71%) Banking
3 46 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.94%) Retail
6 33 (2.63%) Front Office
7 30 (2.39%) Back Office
8 17 (1.35%) Marketing
9 16 (1.27%) Legal
10 15 (1.19%) Local Government
10 15 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.11%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.64%) Law
13 6 (0.48%) Publishing
13 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.40%) German Language
15 3 (0.24%) French Language
15 3 (0.24%) Billing
15 3 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 488 (38.82%) Developer
2 235 (18.70%) Analyst
3 124 (9.86%) .NET Developer
4 109 (8.67%) VB Developer
5 85 (6.76%) Applications Packager
6 80 (6.36%) VB6 Developer
7 58 (4.61%) SQL Developer
8 57 (4.53%) Consultant
9 49 (3.90%) C# Developer
10 47 (3.74%) Test Analyst
11 40 (3.18%) Applications Support
12 39 (3.10%) VB.NET Developer
13 37 (2.94%) Data Analyst
13 37 (2.94%) Software Developer
13 37 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 33 (2.63%) Architect
15 32 (2.55%) Administrator
15 32 (2.55%) Senior Developer
16 30 (2.39%) Programmer
16 30 (2.39%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (40.02%) .NET
2 228 (18.14%) ASP.NET
3 198 (15.75%) HTML
4 162 (12.89%) XML
5 97 (7.72%) CSS
6 89 (7.08%) Application Packaging
7 85 (6.76%) Web Services
8 63 (5.01%) .NET Framework
9 55 (4.38%) WCF
10 51 (4.06%) jQuery
11 46 (3.66%) WPF
12 42 (3.34%) WinForms
13 41 (3.26%) Classic ASP
14 40 (3.18%) J2EE
15 36 (2.86%) WSH
16 35 (2.78%) Ajax
17 34 (2.70%) SOAP
17 34 (2.70%) XSLT
18 33 (2.63%) Middleware
19 32 (2.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (2.23%) Blackberry
2 26 (2.07%) NHS
3 22 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 20 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.11%) Replication
7 13 (1.03%) Clustering
8 12 (0.95%) Thin Client
8 12 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 12 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 11 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.80%) PKI
11 8 (0.64%) E-Learning
11 8 (0.64%) Equities
11 8 (0.64%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.64%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.56%) Social Media
13 6 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 435 (34.61%) Windows
2 144 (11.46%) Windows 7
3 138 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 129 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 127 (10.10%) Windows XP
6 91 (7.24%) UNIX
7 76 (6.05%) Linux
8 37 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (2.47%) Solaris
10 18 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.56%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.48%) AIX
12 6 (0.48%) HPUX
13 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.24%) Android
15 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.16%) SUSE
15 2 (0.16%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (8.91%) Migration
2 103 (8.19%) ITIL
3 61 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (4.77%) Test Scripting
5 54 (4.30%) OO
6 53 (4.22%) MVC
7 50 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (3.82%) Data Modelling
9 42 (3.34%) Unit Testing
9 42 (3.34%) Software Engineering
10 38 (3.02%) Scrum
11 35 (2.78%) Workflow
12 34 (2.70%) TDD
12 34 (2.70%) Multithreading
12 34 (2.70%) Project Management
12 34 (2.70%) SOA
13 32 (2.55%) Change Control
14 31 (2.47%) Analytics
14 31 (2.47%) Test Automation
15 30 (2.39%) UML
Programming Languages
1 501 (39.86%) SQL
2 361 (28.72%) C#
3 275 (21.88%) VB6
4 273 (21.72%) VBScript
5 183 (14.56%) JavaScript
6 181 (14.40%) PowerShell
7 171 (13.60%) VB.NET
8 167 (13.29%) Java
9 142 (11.30%) VBA
10 69 (5.49%) T-SQL
10 69 (5.49%) C++
11 57 (4.53%) PL/SQL
12 50 (3.98%) Perl
13 49 (3.90%) C
14 33 (2.63%) Shell Script
15 27 (2.15%) Python
16 22 (1.75%) PHP
17 12 (0.95%) Ruby
18 11 (0.88%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 147 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 109 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.85%) Degree
4 58 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (3.02%) ISTQB
6 34 (2.70%) MCSE
7 26 (2.07%) ISEB
8 17 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.88%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.72%) MCITP
12 9 (0.72%) CCNP
12 9 (0.72%) PMP
13 8 (0.64%) MCSD
13 8 (0.64%) MCP
14 7 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.56%) MCSA
15 6 (0.48%) CCNA
16 5 (0.40%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.74%) QA
2 20 (1.59%) SLA
3 16 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.32%) HL7
6 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.080%) Basel II
6 1 (0.080%) EMIR
6 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 160 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 93 (7.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 70 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 40 (3.18%) Hyper-V
6 37 (2.94%) XenApp
7 26 (2.07%) vSphere
8 25 (1.99%) ISA Server
9 15 (1.19%) NFS
10 7 (0.56%) XenServer
11 6 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.48%) Xen
11 6 (0.48%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.40%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.32%) Samba
13 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.24%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 70 (5.57%) SCCM
2 62 (4.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (1.67%) MAILsweeper
4 21 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 12 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 10 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (0.64%) SCOM
9 7 (0.56%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.48%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.48%) Netcool
10 6 (0.48%) Unicenter
10 6 (0.48%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.48%) WSUS
11 5 (0.40%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.40%) OpenView
Vendors
1 405 (32.22%) Microsoft
2 246 (19.57%) Oracle
3 125 (9.94%) HP
4 104 (8.27%) VMware
5 83 (6.60%) Citrix
6 42 (3.34%) Symantec
7 36 (2.86%) CA
8 30 (2.39%) Sybase
9 27 (2.15%) Business Objects
9 27 (2.15%) Cisco
10 23 (1.83%) Open Text
11 22 (1.75%) Cognos
12 21 (1.67%) Clearswift
12 21 (1.67%) RightFax
13 19 (1.51%) Dell
13 19 (1.51%) BMC
13 19 (1.51%) AppSense
14 18 (1.43%) NetApp
14 18 (1.43%) IBM
14 18 (1.43%) SAP
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