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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 221 160 144
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 520 699 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.35% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 3.54% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 393 324
Average daily rate
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£352 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 30
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -14.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.65 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.63%

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
21602 19764 19116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.45% 38.18% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14611 12659 11541
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 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 560 710
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.54 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -63 477 £363 +7.40% 216
London -40 188 £450 +16.50% 48
South East -28 92 £323 -0.76% 45
City of London +17 70 £475 +18.75% 18
West Midlands -24 35 £338 +5.46% 14
North West -5 33 £315 -3.07% 24
South West -13 33 £325 +3.17% 28
Hampshire -6 31 £300 -8.06% 10
East of England -20 27 £375 +15.38% 19
Yorkshire -43 27 £320 - 17
Scotland -46 23 £338 -0.73% 9
East Midlands -6 21 £350 +23.89% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 21 £333 - 5
North East -17 21 £333 - 6
Tyne and Wear -21 21 £333 - 5
Berkshire -8 18 £325 -0.76% 6
West Yorkshire -25 18 £450 +40.62% 11
Buckinghamshire -14 17 £365 +15.41% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 16 £375 +11.11% 7
Milton Keynes -11 15 £345 +10.84% 4
Birmingham -8 13 £300 -7.69% 3
Manchester -6 12 £237 -20.91% 12
Leeds -28 12 £530 +65.62% 8
Lancashire -19 11 £350 - 2
East Sussex +11 10 £366 +4.64% 3
Brighton +10 10 £366 +4.64% 3
Peterborough +5 10 £425 +21.42% 2
Wales -24 10 £325 +2.36% 1
Derbyshire +16 9 £350 +7.69% 4
Reading +11 9 £300 -7.69% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 535 (46.40%) SQL
2 447 (38.77%) .NET
3 391 (33.91%) Windows
4 354 (30.70%) SQL Server
5 353 (30.62%) C#
6 340 (29.49%) Microsoft
7 303 (26.28%) Oracle
8 252 (21.86%) VBScript
9 216 (18.73%) VB6
10 195 (16.91%) Finance
10 195 (16.91%) MS Excel
11 193 (16.74%) ASP.NET
12 181 (15.70%) PowerShell
13 170 (14.74%) JavaScript
14 168 (14.57%) VBA
15 164 (14.22%) Security Cleared
16 162 (14.05%) HTML
17 158 (13.70%) Active Directory
18 153 (13.27%) Java
19 137 (11.88%) HP
20 136 (11.80%) Windows 7
21 130 (11.27%) SC Cleared
22 128 (11.10%) VB.NET
23 107 (9.28%) XML
23 107 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
24 103 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
25 102 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
26 99 (8.59%) Linux
27 96 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
28 94 (8.15%) VMware

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 87 (7.55%) IIS
2 50 (4.34%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.56%) Apache
5 18 (1.56%) SAS
6 15 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (1.21%) Confluence
7 14 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.21%) Tuxedo
8 13 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.69%) CMS
11 8 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
11 8 (0.69%) Documentum
12 7 (0.61%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 195 (16.91%) MS Excel
2 65 (5.64%) MS Office
3 26 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.61%) MS Project
7 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.17%) GIMP
8 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.17%) SPSS
9 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.087%) CATIA
9 1 (0.087%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.61%) CODA-Financials
5 5 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.35%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.35%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.35%) Exstream
6 4 (0.35%) Staffware
6 4 (0.35%) Summit
6 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.26%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.43%) Office 365
4 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.17%) GitHub
6 1 (0.087%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.51%) SAN
2 44 (3.82%) DNS
3 37 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 33 (2.86%) Firewall
5 26 (2.25%) DHCP
6 22 (1.91%) Internet
7 20 (1.73%) FTP
8 18 (1.56%) Intranet
9 13 (1.13%) VPN
10 11 (0.95%) LDAP
11 10 (0.87%) iSCSI
12 9 (0.78%) SSL
12 9 (0.78%) SNMP
12 9 (0.78%) ATM
12 9 (0.78%) Network Security
12 9 (0.78%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.69%) Multicast
13 8 (0.69%) FCoE
13 8 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (30.70%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (6.42%) Oracle Database
5 73 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (6.16%) MS Access
7 70 (6.07%) Oracle Reports
8 48 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 41 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 37 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (2.69%) DTS
11 31 (2.69%) Relational Database
12 28 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
13 21 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 20 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (1.56%) QlikView
15 18 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
17 14 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 96 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 62 (5.38%) MSI
3 60 (5.20%) Visual Studio
4 35 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.25%) Selenium
5 26 (2.25%) Wise Package Studio
6 20 (1.73%) Git (software)
6 20 (1.73%) LoadRunner
7 18 (1.56%) JIRA
8 15 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
9 14 (1.21%) WebDriver
9 14 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (1.13%) JUnit
11 12 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.04%) AdminStudio
12 10 (0.87%) InstallShield
13 9 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.78%) JMeter
13 9 (0.78%) GDB
14 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 195 (16.91%) Finance
2 93 (8.07%) Banking
3 47 (4.08%) Front Office
4 39 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.86%) Retail
6 29 (2.52%) Back Office
7 21 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.82%) Marketing
8 17 (1.47%) Law
8 17 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.39%) Legal
10 13 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.52%) Automotive
12 4 (0.35%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Avionics
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 425 (36.86%) Developer
2 224 (19.43%) Analyst
3 95 (8.24%) .NET Developer
4 71 (6.16%) VB Developer
5 53 (4.60%) VB6 Developer
6 47 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 42 (3.64%) Applications Support
8 39 (3.38%) C# Developer
8 39 (3.38%) SQL Developer
9 38 (3.30%) Support Analyst
9 38 (3.30%) Tester
10 36 (3.12%) Applications Packager
11 34 (2.95%) Programmer
12 29 (2.52%) Administrator
12 29 (2.52%) Test Manager
13 28 (2.43%) Software Developer
13 28 (2.43%) Software Engineer
14 26 (2.25%) Senior Developer
14 26 (2.25%) Architect
15 25 (2.17%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 447 (38.77%) .NET
2 193 (16.74%) ASP.NET
3 162 (14.05%) HTML
4 107 (9.28%) XML
5 79 (6.85%) CSS
6 74 (6.42%) Web Services
7 61 (5.29%) JSP
7 61 (5.29%) WCF
8 56 (4.86%) jQuery
9 52 (4.51%) Application Packaging
10 46 (3.99%) .NET Framework
11 40 (3.47%) Middleware
12 30 (2.60%) HTML5
13 25 (2.17%) WPF
14 24 (2.08%) XSLT
14 24 (2.08%) Classic ASP
14 24 (2.08%) ActiveX
15 23 (1.99%) WinForms
15 23 (1.99%) WSH
16 20 (1.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.34%) Computer Science
3 25 (2.17%) Clustering
3 25 (2.17%) Open Source
4 24 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 18 (1.56%) Fixed Income
6 15 (1.30%) NHS
7 14 (1.21%) Derivative
7 14 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.04%) Thin Client
9 11 (0.95%) Replication
9 11 (0.95%) Data Extraction
9 11 (0.95%) Hedge funds
10 10 (0.87%) Equities
10 10 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.78%) Statistics
11 9 (0.78%) Mathematics
11 9 (0.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 391 (33.91%) Windows
2 136 (11.80%) Windows 7
3 103 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 102 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (8.59%) Linux
6 93 (8.07%) UNIX
7 87 (7.55%) Windows XP
8 27 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.47%) Solaris
10 15 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.78%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.69%) SUSE
14 7 (0.61%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.61%) HPUX
15 4 (0.35%) AIX
16 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.17%) Android
18 1 (0.087%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (8.15%) CRM
3 84 (7.29%) ITIL
3 84 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
4 80 (6.94%) Migration
5 69 (5.98%) Project Management
6 68 (5.90%) Test Automation
7 65 (5.64%) Test Scripting
8 62 (5.38%) OO
9 51 (4.42%) Software Engineering
10 44 (3.82%) Functional Testing
10 44 (3.82%) ETL
11 42 (3.64%) MVC
12 41 (3.56%) Knowledge Management
13 38 (3.30%) Data Analysis
14 36 (3.12%) Configuration Management
14 36 (3.12%) TDD
15 35 (3.04%) Data Modelling
16 34 (2.95%) Service Delivery
17 33 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 535 (46.40%) SQL
2 353 (30.62%) C#
3 252 (21.86%) VBScript
4 216 (18.73%) VB6
5 181 (15.70%) PowerShell
6 170 (14.74%) JavaScript
7 168 (14.57%) VBA
8 153 (13.27%) Java
9 128 (11.10%) VB.NET
10 84 (7.29%) PL/SQL
10 84 (7.29%) C
11 62 (5.38%) C++
11 62 (5.38%) Shell Script
12 61 (5.29%) T-SQL
13 46 (3.99%) Python
14 43 (3.73%) Perl
15 35 (3.04%) PHP
16 16 (1.39%) Ruby
17 12 (1.04%) Bash Shell
18 10 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 130 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 88 (7.63%) ISTQB
4 63 (5.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 55 (4.77%) Degree
6 48 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (3.47%) ISEB
8 39 (3.38%) DV Cleared
9 24 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (1.91%) MCSE
11 17 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (1.39%) MCITP
13 13 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
14 12 (1.04%) HND
14 12 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.95%) MCP
16 10 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.69%) HNC
17 8 (0.69%) CCNA
18 6 (0.52%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.77%) QA
2 12 (1.04%) SLA
3 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.43%) HL7
4 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.17%) FATCA
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.17%) WAI
7 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.087%) DO-160
System Software
1 158 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 55 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 39 (3.38%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 30 (2.60%) XenApp
6 30 (2.60%) vSphere
7 17 (1.47%) NFS
8 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.69%) vCloud
10 8 (0.69%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.43%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.087%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.087%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 74 (6.42%) SCCM
2 36 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 20 (1.73%) Control-M
5 17 (1.47%) SCOM
5 17 (1.47%) BladeLogic
5 17 (1.47%) WMI
5 17 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 15 (1.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 14 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 13 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (0.95%) Nagios
11 10 (0.87%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.87%) Puppet
11 10 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
11 10 (0.87%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.78%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.52%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 340 (29.49%) Microsoft
2 303 (26.28%) Oracle
3 137 (11.88%) HP
4 94 (8.15%) VMware
5 71 (6.16%) Citrix
6 41 (3.56%) SAP
7 37 (3.21%) Business Objects
8 34 (2.95%) Sybase
9 28 (2.43%) IBM
10 27 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.25%) TIBCO
12 22 (1.91%) Altiris
12 22 (1.91%) EMC
13 19 (1.65%) NetApp
14 18 (1.56%) Cisco
15 16 (1.39%) Dell
16 15 (1.30%) BMC
17 14 (1.21%) CA
18 13 (1.13%) Remedy
19 12 (1.04%) F5
West London
Firway Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £275 per annum Good - Dependant on Experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North
Fine Organics
Rate: £20-22,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The IWSR
Rate: Competitive and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day public limited company
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £200 - £260 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Upon Application
Posted: 4 days ago