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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 284 248 172
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -76
Contract jobs citing VB 389 458 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.90% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 2.39% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 288 289
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £547 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 44
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.32 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -33 358 £350 - 167
London -41 131 £386 +2.80% 45
South East -29 64 £340 +4.61% 28
West Midlands +4 36 £375 +36.36% 13
Yorkshire -3 31 £342 -5.65% 10
Scotland +1 30 £323 -2.64% 4
West Yorkshire +7 28 £352 -21.72% 5
North West -7 27 £338 +12.50% 22
City of London +10 26 £400 +3.22% 12
Leeds -8 23 £375 -16.66% 4
East Midlands +8 22 £275 -18.51% 25
Berkshire -3 21 £400 +28.08% 5
North East -13 19 £350 +16.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 18 £350 -2.25% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 18 £350 +16.66% 2
South West -38 17 £400 +6.66% 15
Manchester -8 14 £400 +16.36% 9
Hampshire -10 11 £335 -0.74% 7
Solihull - 11 £375 - 1
Birmingham +1 9 £425 +57.40% 5
Leicestershire -2 9 £275 -15.38% 4
Surrey -6 9 £330 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 8 - - 2
Staffordshire -2 8 £365 +32.72% 2
Edinburgh -9 8 £425 +120.77% 2
East of England -13 8 £410 -3.52% 7
Milton Keynes -1 7 - - 1
Northamptonshire +17 6 - - 7
Bedfordshire +14 6 £435 +1.16% 1
Northampton +16 5 - - 5

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 431 (50.41%) .NET
2 365 (42.69%) C#
2 365 (42.69%) SQL
3 336 (39.30%) SQL Server
4 245 (28.65%) Microsoft
5 233 (27.25%) Windows
6 206 (24.09%) Finance
7 197 (23.04%) JavaScript
8 184 (21.52%) HTML
9 182 (21.29%) VB.NET
10 179 (20.94%) MS Excel
11 177 (20.70%) Oracle
12 163 (19.06%) VBA
12 163 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
13 158 (18.48%) VB6
14 149 (17.43%) PowerShell
15 147 (17.19%) Java
16 140 (16.37%) ASP.NET
17 133 (15.56%) VBScript
18 117 (13.68%) CSS
19 108 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
20 99 (11.58%) XML
20 99 (11.58%) Banking
21 97 (11.35%) Unix
21 97 (11.35%) Security Cleared
22 94 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
22 94 (10.99%) Linux
23 90 (10.53%) SharePoint
24 85 (9.94%) C++
25 81 (9.47%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 90 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 73 (8.54%) IIS
3 21 (2.46%) CMS
4 17 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (1.87%) Apache
5 16 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.05%) JBoss
10 8 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.82%) Confluence
12 6 (0.70%) DNN
12 6 (0.70%) Drupal
12 6 (0.70%) SAS
13 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 179 (20.94%) MS Excel
2 63 (7.37%) MS Office
3 33 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.17%) MS Project
5 10 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.47%) SPSS
9 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.23%) GIMP
9 2 (0.23%) Simulink
10 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.58%) HFM
3 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.23%) BPCS
4 2 (0.23%) Brady Trinity
4 2 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.12%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.12%) AWD
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.94%) GitHub
3 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.70%) Office 365
4 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.23%) IaaS
4 2 (0.23%) MailChimp
4 2 (0.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 28 (3.27%) HTTP
3 27 (3.16%) Internet
4 25 (2.92%) FTP
5 24 (2.81%) DNS
6 19 (2.22%) Firewall
7 17 (1.99%) 3G
7 17 (1.99%) 4G
7 17 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (1.87%) SSH
9 13 (1.52%) SMTP
10 10 (1.17%) DHCP
11 9 (1.05%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.70%) LDAP
12 6 (0.70%) RS-232
12 6 (0.70%) SAN
12 6 (0.70%) WAN
13 5 (0.58%) Intranet
13 5 (0.58%) LAN
13 5 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (39.30%) SQL Server
2 94 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 66 (7.72%) MS Access
5 62 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (6.55%) Relational Database
7 48 (5.61%) Oracle Database
8 39 (4.56%) Oracle Reports
8 39 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (2.81%) Crystal Reports
10 22 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (2.34%) RDBMS
12 20 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (2.11%) MySQL
14 17 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 13 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.52%) DTS
16 13 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (9.36%) Visual Studio
2 59 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (5.61%) HP UFT
4 40 (4.68%) Git (software)
5 35 (4.09%) Subversion
6 29 (3.39%) Selenium
7 19 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 18 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (1.52%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.52%) JIRA
9 13 (1.52%) LoadRunner
10 12 (1.40%) MSI
11 11 (1.29%) GitLab
12 10 (1.17%) WebDriver
13 9 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.94%) NUnit
14 8 (0.94%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.82%) PHPUnit
15 7 (0.82%) Toad
16 6 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 206 (24.09%) Finance
2 99 (11.58%) Banking
3 31 (3.63%) Front Office
3 31 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.16%) Retail
5 25 (2.92%) Back Office
6 21 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.94%) Billing
8 8 (0.94%) Games
9 7 (0.82%) Legal
9 7 (0.82%) Military
10 6 (0.70%) Electronics
11 5 (0.58%) Automotive
11 5 (0.58%) Marketing
11 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.35%) Advertising
13 3 (0.35%) International Banking
13 3 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 419 (49.01%) Developer
2 177 (20.70%) Analyst
3 158 (18.48%) .NET Developer
4 92 (10.76%) C# Developer
5 81 (9.47%) VB Developer
6 73 (8.54%) VB.NET Developer
7 70 (8.19%) SQL Developer
8 68 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 48 (5.61%) Applications Support
10 45 (5.26%) VB6 Developer
11 43 (5.03%) Support Analyst
12 39 (4.56%) Consultant
13 37 (4.33%) Test Analyst
14 31 (3.63%) VBA Developer
15 29 (3.39%) WinForms Developer
16 28 (3.27%) Applications Support Analyst
17 27 (3.16%) Oracle Developer
17 27 (3.16%) Senior Developer
17 27 (3.16%) Tester
18 25 (2.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (50.41%) .NET
2 184 (21.52%) HTML
3 140 (16.37%) ASP.NET
4 117 (13.68%) CSS
5 99 (11.58%) XML
6 81 (9.47%) .NET Framework
7 71 (8.30%) Web Services
8 70 (8.19%) jQuery
8 70 (8.19%) WinForms
9 68 (7.95%) HTML5
10 29 (3.39%) CAML
11 24 (2.81%) SOAP
11 24 (2.81%) WPF
12 22 (2.57%) Classic ASP
13 17 (1.99%) CSS3
13 17 (1.99%) RSS
13 17 (1.99%) WCF
14 16 (1.87%) REST
15 15 (1.75%) Entity Framework
16 14 (1.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.74%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.11%) N-Tier
4 18 (2.11%) Social Media
5 16 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 16 (1.87%) Visualisation
6 15 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 14 (1.64%) Derivative
8 13 (1.52%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.29%) User Experience
10 10 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.05%) NHS
12 8 (0.94%) Data Extraction
12 8 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.82%) CMDB
13 7 (0.82%) iSeries
14 6 (0.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 233 (27.25%) Windows
2 97 (11.35%) Unix
3 94 (10.99%) Linux
4 57 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 37 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.22%) Mac OS X
9 17 (1.99%) Mac OS
9 17 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.64%) Solaris
11 13 (1.52%) zOS
12 6 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.70%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.47%) AIX
14 4 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (7.60%) Migration
3 56 (6.55%) SDLC
4 54 (6.32%) ITIL
5 47 (5.50%) Project Management
6 45 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 44 (5.15%) Data Management
8 43 (5.03%) Change Management
8 43 (5.03%) MVC
9 42 (4.91%) TDD
10 41 (4.80%) Test Scripting
11 40 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (4.56%) Test Automation
13 36 (4.21%) CRM
13 36 (4.21%) Scrum
14 34 (3.98%) Web Design
15 32 (3.74%) Change Control
16 29 (3.39%) Analytics
17 25 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (2.81%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 365 (42.69%) C#
1 365 (42.69%) SQL
2 197 (23.04%) JavaScript
3 182 (21.29%) VB.NET
4 163 (19.06%) VBA
5 158 (18.48%) VB6
6 149 (17.43%) PowerShell
7 147 (17.19%) Java
8 133 (15.56%) VBScript
9 85 (9.94%) C++
10 57 (6.67%) T-SQL
11 46 (5.38%) PHP
12 34 (3.98%) C
13 30 (3.51%) Python
14 29 (3.39%) FQL
14 29 (3.39%) Shell Script
15 26 (3.04%) ActionScript
16 25 (2.92%) Perl
17 21 (2.46%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 97 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 72 (8.42%) Degree
3 60 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.27%) ISEB
5 27 (3.16%) DV Cleared
6 26 (3.04%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (1.05%) MCP
11 8 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.70%) PMP
14 5 (0.58%) HND
14 5 (0.58%) MCSA
14 5 (0.58%) MCSE
15 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.35%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.51%) QA
2 17 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.17%) SLA
5 9 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.70%) TickIT
8 3 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.35%) EMIR
8 3 (0.35%) GAMP
8 3 (0.35%) MiFID
9 2 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.23%) Basel II
9 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 72 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (2.46%) vSphere
3 21 (2.46%) XenApp
4 19 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.99%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.94%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.82%) Firmware
9 6 (0.70%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.35%) Snort
12 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.23%) NFS
12 2 (0.23%) Samba
12 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.23%) Xen
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (5.03%) SCCM
2 22 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.17%) Puppet
4 7 (0.82%) Nagios
4 7 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.82%) WSUS
5 6 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.70%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.58%) nmon
6 5 (0.58%) SCOM
7 4 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.47%) Cacti
7 4 (0.47%) Control-M
7 4 (0.47%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.47%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.35%) Foglight
8 3 (0.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 245 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 177 (20.70%) Oracle
3 61 (7.13%) HP
4 38 (4.44%) Citrix
5 34 (3.98%) VMware
6 27 (3.16%) SAP
7 25 (2.92%) IBM
8 23 (2.69%) Sybase
9 12 (1.40%) Cognos
10 11 (1.29%) Cisco
10 11 (1.29%) NetApp
10 11 (1.29%) Wyse
11 10 (1.17%) CA
12 8 (0.94%) McAfee
13 7 (0.82%) EMC
13 7 (0.82%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.70%) Infor
14 6 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.58%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.58%) Sitecore
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Midlands
De Montfort University
Rate: £25,769-£31,656 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
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Ilford
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Ilford
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Northampton
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Fantastic day rate + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Yeovil
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Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Oxford
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