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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 226 167 151
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 463 614 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.26% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 3.39% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 297 335
Average daily rate
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£352 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 44 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.39 £17.65 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.52 £36.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%

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
19274 18137 17083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.00% 37.23% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12858 11442 10509
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 522 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -61 427 £363 +9.84% 261
London -25 174 £400 - 64
South East -21 95 £328 -0.03% 61
City of London +6 59 £413 +0.60% 21
South West +25 58 £375 +25.00% 21
Berkshire +12 28 £313 +23.15% 13
Hampshire -26 25 £350 -1.06% 8
East of England -16 23 £400 +23.07% 13
Buckinghamshire +3 21 £375 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire -43 21 £400 +24.03% 23
West Midlands -37 20 £275 -5.17% 30
Scotland -39 20 £331 -5.35% 6
Somerset +9 17 £625 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 15 £362 +24.99% 6
West Yorkshire -30 14 £475 +47.28% 17
Reading +16 13 £296 -8.21% 2
Tyne and Wear +5 13 £330 - 4
Cambridgeshire -3 13 £425 +21.42% 2
North East -4 13 £330 - 4
Glasgow -5 13 £331 +1.92% 3
Leeds -23 13 £475 +48.43% 9
Bristol +5 12 £308 +36.66% 9
Taunton 0 12 £675 - 1
North West -31 11 £338 +40.62% 28
Surrey 0 10 £300 -22.58% 15
East Midlands -1 10 £350 +36.58% 17
Wiltshire 0 9 £309 +2.91% 2
Peterborough -2 9 £428 +22.14% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £352 - 2
Basingstoke - 9 £350 -

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 500 (50.97%) SQL
2 384 (39.14%) .NET
3 316 (32.21%) Windows
4 313 (31.91%) SQL Server
5 308 (31.40%) Microsoft
6 281 (28.64%) C#
7 246 (25.08%) Oracle
8 207 (21.10%) VBScript
9 190 (19.37%) VB6
10 180 (18.35%) MS Excel
11 179 (18.25%) Finance
12 150 (15.29%) ASP.NET
13 141 (14.37%) VBA
13 141 (14.37%) Active Directory
13 141 (14.37%) PowerShell
14 133 (13.56%) JavaScript
15 129 (13.15%) Security Cleared
16 122 (12.44%) Java
17 118 (12.03%) HTML
18 114 (11.62%) Windows 7
19 111 (11.31%) VB.NET
20 105 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
21 104 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
22 98 (9.99%) Agile Software Development
23 94 (9.58%) XML
24 87 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 87 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
25 86 (8.77%) SC Cleared
25 86 (8.77%) PL/SQL
26 83 (8.46%) Linux

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 72 (7.34%) IIS
2 41 (4.18%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.85%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.14%) SAS
5 18 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (1.73%) CMS
7 15 (1.53%) Tuxedo
8 14 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.33%) Confluence
10 12 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.92%) Lync
13 8 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.71%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.61%) MQSeries
15 6 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
16 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 180 (18.35%) MS Excel
2 70 (7.14%) MS Office
3 21 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.43%) MS Project
4 14 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (1.02%) CODA-Financials
2 5 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.41%) Exstream
3 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.41%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.20%) Maximo
5 2 (0.20%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.10%) Algo Collateral
6 1 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.10%) Office 365
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.77%) SAN
2 32 (3.26%) DNS
3 28 (2.85%) DHCP
4 23 (2.34%) Firewall
5 22 (2.24%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.83%) FTP
7 13 (1.33%) HTTP
7 13 (1.33%) Intranet
8 12 (1.22%) Internet
9 11 (1.12%) SSL
10 10 (1.02%) ATM
10 10 (1.02%) LAN
10 10 (1.02%) Network Security
11 9 (0.92%) WAN
12 8 (0.82%) LDAP
13 7 (0.71%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.61%) NAS
15 4 (0.41%) GSM
15 4 (0.41%) VLAN
16 3 (0.31%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 87 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (7.54%) Oracle Database
4 68 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 67 (6.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (6.52%) MS Access
7 48 (4.89%) Oracle Reports
8 44 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 38 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (3.26%) Relational Database
11 23 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
13 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.83%) DTS
15 15 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
16 14 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (1.12%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 55 (5.61%) Visual Studio
2 49 (4.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 41 (4.18%) MSI
4 28 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.24%) Selenium
6 16 (1.63%) StarTeam
7 13 (1.33%) JIRA
7 13 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
7 13 (1.33%) LoadRunner
8 12 (1.22%) JUnit
8 12 (1.22%) Git (software)
9 11 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
9 11 (1.12%) JMeter
10 9 (0.92%) GDB
10 9 (0.92%) Wise Package Studio
11 8 (0.82%) AdminStudio
11 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.71%) Mockito
General
1 179 (18.25%) Finance
2 71 (7.24%) Banking
3 41 (4.18%) Retail
4 32 (3.26%) Back Office
4 32 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 30 (3.06%) Front Office
6 29 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.94%) Marketing
9 18 (1.83%) Law
10 15 (1.53%) Legal
11 12 (1.22%) Automotive
12 7 (0.71%) German Language
13 5 (0.51%) Russian Language
14 4 (0.41%) French Language
15 3 (0.31%) Avionics
15 3 (0.31%) Electronics
15 3 (0.31%) Publishing
15 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 380 (38.74%) Developer
2 203 (20.69%) Analyst
3 87 (8.87%) .NET Developer
4 52 (5.30%) Data Analyst
5 49 (4.99%) VB Developer
6 36 (3.67%) Applications Support
7 34 (3.47%) Architect
8 33 (3.36%) SQL Developer
9 31 (3.16%) Programmer
9 31 (3.16%) VB6 Developer
10 30 (3.06%) Administrator
11 28 (2.85%) Senior Developer
11 28 (2.85%) C# Developer
12 26 (2.65%) Support Analyst
13 24 (2.45%) Business Analyst
14 23 (2.34%) DBA
15 22 (2.24%) Excel Developer
15 22 (2.24%) Software Developer
15 22 (2.24%) Systems Analyst
16 20 (2.04%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (39.14%) .NET
2 150 (15.29%) ASP.NET
3 118 (12.03%) HTML
4 94 (9.58%) XML
5 81 (8.26%) Web Services
6 72 (7.34%) CSS
7 53 (5.40%) WCF
8 47 (4.79%) jQuery
8 47 (4.79%) .NET Framework
9 33 (3.36%) HTML5
10 31 (3.16%) JSP
11 29 (2.96%) Application Packaging
12 28 (2.85%) WPF
13 23 (2.34%) ActiveX
14 21 (2.14%) Middleware
14 21 (2.14%) WinForms
15 20 (2.04%) XSLT
16 19 (1.94%) Classic ASP
16 19 (1.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 19 (1.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.65%) Open Source
2 26 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.45%) Clustering
4 21 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.83%) N-Tier
6 16 (1.63%) Replication
6 16 (1.63%) NHS
7 14 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.33%) Derivative
9 11 (1.12%) Equities
9 11 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.02%) Data Integration
11 9 (0.92%) Statistics
11 9 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.92%) Mathematics
11 9 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.92%) GIS
12 8 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 316 (32.21%) Windows
2 114 (11.62%) Windows 7
3 105 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 104 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (8.46%) Linux
6 76 (7.75%) UNIX
7 72 (7.34%) Windows XP
8 28 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.73%) Solaris
9 17 (1.73%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 9 (0.92%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.71%) Android
12 7 (0.71%) Windows NT
13 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.41%) AIX
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (9.99%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (7.65%) ITIL
4 63 (6.42%) OO
5 55 (5.61%) Migration
6 50 (5.10%) Project Management
7 43 (4.38%) CRM
8 41 (4.18%) ETL
9 38 (3.87%) Test Scripting
9 38 (3.87%) Data Analysis
9 38 (3.87%) Software Engineering
9 38 (3.87%) Test Automation
10 37 (3.77%) Configuration Management
11 34 (3.47%) Service Delivery
12 33 (3.36%) Change Management
12 33 (3.36%) Workflow
12 33 (3.36%) MVC
13 32 (3.26%) TDD
13 32 (3.26%) Data Modelling
14 31 (3.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 500 (50.97%) SQL
2 281 (28.64%) C#
3 207 (21.10%) VBScript
4 190 (19.37%) VB6
5 141 (14.37%) VBA
5 141 (14.37%) PowerShell
6 133 (13.56%) JavaScript
7 122 (12.44%) Java
8 111 (11.31%) VB.NET
9 86 (8.77%) PL/SQL
10 82 (8.36%) C
11 60 (6.12%) C++
12 58 (5.91%) Shell Script
13 55 (5.61%) T-SQL
14 36 (3.67%) Python
15 31 (3.16%) Perl
16 30 (3.06%) PHP
17 17 (1.73%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.12%) Scala
18 11 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 129 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 86 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.01%) Degree
4 41 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.96%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.55%) ISTQB
7 24 (2.45%) ISEB
8 20 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (1.73%) MCSE
10 11 (1.12%) HND
10 11 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.02%) Siebel Certification
11 10 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (0.92%) MCP
13 8 (0.82%) HNC
14 7 (0.71%) RHCA
14 7 (0.71%) MCITP
14 7 (0.71%) CCNA
14 7 (0.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.08%) QA
2 15 (1.53%) SLA
3 9 (0.92%) ISO 9000
4 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.31%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) WAI
7 2 (0.20%) FATCA
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 141 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (4.18%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.75%) XenApp
5 23 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (2.24%) VMware ESX
7 17 (1.73%) vSphere
8 10 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.92%) NFS
10 7 (0.71%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.61%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.31%) Nmap
14 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.31%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.31%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.20%) RACF
15 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 78 (7.95%) SCCM
2 28 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (2.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 20 (2.04%) SCOM
5 19 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 17 (1.73%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 14 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.12%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.12%) Nagios
9 10 (1.02%) Control-M
9 10 (1.02%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
10 9 (0.92%) WMI
10 9 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
11 8 (0.82%) WSUS
11 8 (0.82%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.61%) EdgeSight
12 6 (0.61%) Puppet
13 5 (0.51%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 308 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 246 (25.08%) Oracle
3 72 (7.34%) VMware
4 68 (6.93%) HP
5 51 (5.20%) Citrix
6 48 (4.89%) Business Objects
7 41 (4.18%) SAP
8 32 (3.26%) Sybase
9 29 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.24%) IBM
11 17 (1.73%) Siebel
12 15 (1.53%) BMC
13 14 (1.43%) Altiris
14 13 (1.33%) Dell
15 12 (1.22%) AppSense
15 12 (1.22%) Borland
16 11 (1.12%) TIBCO
16 11 (1.12%) Remedy
16 11 (1.12%) EMC
16 11 (1.12%) NetApp
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Pari Passu
Rate: Rates Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Please Quote
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Rate: £240 - £285 Per Day
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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