The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 297 240 201
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -39
Contract jobs citing VB 407 566 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.97% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 2.55% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 319 365
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 24
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.85 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.72% +28.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £41.24 £35.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.47%

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
21319 22225 20943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.99% 38.12% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14634 14923 13279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 505 413
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 363 £350 - 110
South East +13 107 £355 +4.48% 18
London -58 107 £393 -7.64% 29
Hampshire +25 46 £350 +2.94% 3
Tyne and Wear -14 45 £294 -40.65% 5
North East -25 45 £294 -12.96% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 37 £280 -43.43% 3
Scotland +25 36 £320 - 6
South West -12 27 £325 -7.14% 11
North West -5 26 £325 -7.14% 14
Berkshire +13 25 £450 +28.57% 4
City of London +22 21 £425 - 8
Buckinghamshire +20 21 £360 +10.76% 1
West Midlands -30 18 £400 +14.28% 5
Bristol +9 15 £363 -14.70% 1
East Midlands -17 15 £425 +38.21% 12
Northamptonshire +8 12 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -11 12 £388 - 13
Northampton +9 11 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +4 11 £425 +54.54% 2
Renfrewshire 0 11 £283 -12.40% 2
Erskine -2 11 £283 -12.40% 2
Milton Keynes +14 10 £450 +26.31%
Cheshire +12 9 £500 +40.84% 6
Manchester -3 9 £425 +70.00% 4
Andover -7 9 £350 -3.44%
Winchester - 9 £335 -
Wiltshire +10 8 £325 - 3
Sunderland +4 8 £325 -
Surrey +9 7 - - 5

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VB.

1 525 (56.70%) SQL
2 359 (38.77%) SQL Server
3 357 (38.55%) .NET
4 337 (36.39%) Microsoft
5 315 (34.02%) Windows
6 299 (32.29%) C#
7 260 (28.08%) Oracle
8 214 (23.11%) JavaScript
9 205 (22.14%) MS Excel
10 195 (21.06%) PowerShell
11 190 (20.52%) Security Cleared
12 189 (20.41%) Java
13 174 (18.79%) ASP.NET
14 171 (18.47%) Finance
15 166 (17.93%) HTML
16 153 (16.52%) VB6
17 152 (16.41%) XML
18 149 (16.09%) T-SQL
19 147 (15.87%) VBScript
20 144 (15.55%) SC Cleared
21 140 (15.12%) Windows Server
22 134 (14.47%) VB.NET
23 133 (14.36%) VBA
23 133 (14.36%) HP
24 127 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
25 124 (13.39%) Linux
26 123 (13.28%) ITIL
26 123 (13.28%) Active Directory
27 122 (13.17%) Unix
28 117 (12.63%) CSS

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 89 (9.61%) IIS
2 83 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 39 (4.21%) WebLogic
4 23 (2.48%) Apache
5 20 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (2.05%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.40%) JBoss
9 12 (1.30%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.08%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.08%) SAS
10 10 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.86%) IBM Domino
12 7 (0.76%) CMS
12 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.65%) Drupal
13 6 (0.65%) WordPress
14 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 205 (22.14%) MS Excel
2 89 (9.61%) MS Office
3 27 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.40%) MS Project
7 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.32%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.11%) Relativity
5 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.84%) Office 365
3 8 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.22%) PaaS
5 2 (0.22%) SaaS
5 2 (0.22%) Yammer
6 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 82 (8.86%) TCP/IP
2 71 (7.67%) DNS
3 61 (6.59%) SAN
4 52 (5.62%) HTTP
5 50 (5.40%) DHCP
6 41 (4.43%) Internet
7 40 (4.32%) LDAP
8 23 (2.48%) Firewall
9 22 (2.38%) Kerberos
10 16 (1.73%) LAN
11 15 (1.62%) SMTP
12 14 (1.51%) HTTPS
12 14 (1.51%) WAN
13 13 (1.40%) VPN
14 12 (1.30%) IPsec
14 12 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
14 12 (1.30%) SSL
15 11 (1.19%) BGP
15 11 (1.19%) IPv6
16 9 (0.97%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (38.77%) SQL Server
2 102 (11.02%) Relational Database
3 83 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 72 (7.78%) Oracle Database
6 69 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (5.94%) DB2
8 44 (4.75%) RDBMS
9 43 (4.64%) MS Access
10 37 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
11 35 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
13 27 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (2.81%) QlikView
15 22 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
17 14 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
18 13 (1.40%) Oracle OWB
18 13 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
19 11 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 102 (11.02%) Visual Studio
2 64 (6.91%) HP UFT
3 49 (5.29%) MSI
4 46 (4.97%) Subversion
5 36 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (3.67%) LoadRunner
7 30 (3.24%) Jenkins
8 28 (3.02%) Maven
9 25 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
10 23 (2.48%) JIRA
10 23 (2.48%) Selenium
11 20 (2.16%) ClearQuest
12 19 (2.05%) JUnit
13 18 (1.94%) NUnit
14 16 (1.73%) Toad
15 14 (1.51%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.40%) Ant
16 13 (1.40%) Artifactory
16 13 (1.40%) SpecFlow
17 12 (1.30%) WiX
General
1 171 (18.47%) Finance
2 51 (5.51%) Banking
3 32 (3.46%) Front Office
4 25 (2.70%) Marketing
5 18 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.62%) Law
6 15 (1.62%) Retail
7 13 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.19%) Back Office
9 10 (1.08%) Legal
10 8 (0.86%) Advertising
10 8 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.65%) Electronics
11 6 (0.65%) German Language
12 5 (0.54%) Billing
13 4 (0.43%) Military
13 4 (0.43%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 385 (41.58%) Developer
2 135 (14.58%) .NET Developer
3 134 (14.47%) Analyst
4 67 (7.24%) SQL Developer
5 63 (6.80%) C# Developer
6 49 (5.29%) VB Developer
7 48 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 37 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 32 (3.46%) Applications Developer
9 32 (3.46%) Architect
9 32 (3.46%) ASP Developer
10 31 (3.35%) Consultant
10 31 (3.35%) VB.NET Developer
11 30 (3.24%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.13%) Administrator
13 28 (3.02%) VB6 Developer
14 27 (2.92%) Test Analyst
15 26 (2.81%) ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (2.70%) Tester
17 24 (2.59%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (38.55%) .NET
2 174 (18.79%) ASP.NET
3 166 (17.93%) HTML
4 152 (16.41%) XML
5 117 (12.63%) CSS
6 111 (11.99%) jQuery
7 88 (9.50%) Web Services
8 84 (9.07%) .NET Framework
9 52 (5.62%) Classic ASP
10 44 (4.75%) HTML5
11 42 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (4.00%) WCF
13 36 (3.89%) DCOM
14 35 (3.78%) JSP
15 34 (3.67%) WinForms
16 33 (3.56%) JSON
17 32 (3.46%) SAML
18 30 (3.24%) AngularJS
19 29 (3.13%) CSS3
20 28 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 98 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.37%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.89%) Computer Science
4 24 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.48%) Derivative
5 23 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 19 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 19 (2.05%) Data Structures
6 19 (2.05%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.73%) Equities
8 15 (1.62%) Clustering
8 15 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.62%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.30%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.76%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 315 (34.02%) Windows
2 140 (15.12%) Windows Server
3 124 (13.39%) Linux
4 122 (13.17%) Unix
5 57 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (6.05%) Windows 7
6 56 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (2.59%) Windows 10
9 20 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.51%) AIX
11 13 (1.40%) Solaris
11 13 (1.40%) zOS
12 11 (1.19%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.08%) Android
13 10 (1.08%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (13.28%) ITIL
3 80 (8.64%) MVC
4 78 (8.42%) SDLC
5 77 (8.32%) Web Development
6 76 (8.21%) Migration
7 64 (6.91%) Configuration Management
8 55 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (5.83%) Test Scripting
9 54 (5.83%) Workflow
10 50 (5.40%) CRM
11 47 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 46 (4.97%) Scrum
13 40 (4.32%) Project Management
14 38 (4.10%) Change Control
14 38 (4.10%) Functional Testing
14 38 (4.10%) Incident Management
14 38 (4.10%) OO
14 38 (4.10%) Release Management
15 36 (3.89%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 525 (56.70%) SQL
2 299 (32.29%) C#
3 214 (23.11%) JavaScript
4 195 (21.06%) PowerShell
5 189 (20.41%) Java
6 153 (16.52%) VB6
7 149 (16.09%) T-SQL
8 147 (15.87%) VBScript
9 134 (14.47%) VB.NET
10 133 (14.36%) VBA
11 111 (11.99%) C++
12 97 (10.48%) Perl
13 86 (9.29%) PL/SQL
14 77 (8.32%) Shell Script
15 63 (6.80%) C
16 39 (4.21%) Python
17 37 (4.00%) PHP
18 15 (1.62%) TypeScript
19 14 (1.51%) FQL
19 14 (1.51%) Lua
Qualifications
1 190 (20.52%) Security Cleared
2 144 (15.55%) SC Cleared
3 66 (7.13%) Degree
4 60 (6.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 43 (4.64%) ISTQB
6 30 (3.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 30 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.59%) AAT
8 21 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.05%) CISM
9 19 (2.05%) CISSP
10 18 (1.94%) CCNA
10 18 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (1.73%) ISEB
12 16 (1.73%) MCSE
13 12 (1.30%) MCSA
14 10 (1.08%) CISA
15 9 (0.97%) CEH
15 9 (0.97%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.54%) SLA
2 38 (4.10%) QA
3 20 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 123 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 54 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 35 (3.78%) XenDesktop
5 32 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 32 (3.46%) XenApp
6 26 (2.81%) XenServer
7 16 (1.73%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.97%) Firmware
8 9 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (0.76%) vSphere
10 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 80 (8.64%) SCCM
2 79 (8.53%) Tivoli
3 51 (5.51%) HP SiteScope
4 49 (5.29%) MOM
5 38 (4.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 33 (3.56%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (2.05%) WSUS
8 15 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (1.30%) Control-M
9 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (1.30%) SCOM
10 9 (0.97%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.97%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.76%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.65%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 4 (0.43%) Netcool
15 3 (0.32%) OpenView
15 3 (0.32%) SCSM
15 3 (0.32%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 337 (36.39%) Microsoft
2 260 (28.08%) Oracle
3 133 (14.36%) HP
4 87 (9.40%) VMware
5 64 (6.91%) ServiceNow
6 58 (6.26%) CA
7 55 (5.94%) BMC
8 54 (5.83%) Citrix
9 38 (4.10%) IBM
10 33 (3.56%) Cisco
10 33 (3.56%) SAP
11 26 (2.81%) AppSense
12 21 (2.27%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.84%) DevExpress
14 15 (1.62%) Cognos
14 15 (1.62%) Symantec
15 13 (1.40%) Remedy
16 12 (1.30%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.30%) ILOG
17 11 (1.19%) SolarWinds
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £311 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £342 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day then up to £60,000 perm after 6 months
Posted: 13 days ago