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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 312 252 222
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -30
Contract jobs citing VB 378 543 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.95% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.73% 2.49% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 320 334
Median daily rate £342 £357 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 42 31
Median hourly rate £43.75 £33.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% +64.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.48 £41.24 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +86.93%

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
21866 21807 21252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.11% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15062 14809 13683
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 528 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £17.22 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.41 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -72 343 £350 -3.44% 107
London -62 92 £375 -6.83% 22
South East -10 85 £360 +5.88% 16
Tyne and Wear -21 46 £325 -34.34%
North East -26 46 £325 -24.85% 1
North West +15 41 £300 -20.00% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 40 £330 -33.33%
Scotland +26 31 £310 -3.12% 2
Hampshire -2 28 £343 -0.72% 2
South West -12 28 £323 -7.85% 7
Berkshire 0 23 £440 +25.71% 7
Buckinghamshire +23 19 £380 +21.60% 3
West Midlands -37 18 £375 -10.71% 9
Manchester -1 15 £300 +17.64% 5
Yorkshire -6 15 £356 -10.93% 11
Bristol +12 14 £363 -17.14% 2
City of London +1 13 £425 - 3
Milton Keynes +12 11 £450 +44.00% 1
East Midlands -16 11 £363 +18.85% 19
Lancashire +10 10 £288 -23.33% 3
Renfrewshire -16 10 £290 -9.37%
Erskine -20 10 £290 -9.37%
Cheshire +6 9 £513 +7.89% 5
East of England -9 9 £335 +14.04% 9
Edinburgh +17 8 £400 -
Glasgow +15 8 £394 +31.25%
Wiltshire +12 8 £323 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 8 £356 +18.75%
Sheffield +2 8 £356 -29.10%
Birmingham -12 8 £375 -36.44% 5

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 484 (54.50%) SQL
2 358 (40.32%) .NET
3 350 (39.41%) SQL Server
4 322 (36.26%) C#
5 315 (35.47%) Microsoft
6 297 (33.45%) Windows
7 251 (28.27%) Oracle
8 212 (23.87%) JavaScript
9 189 (21.28%) Security Cleared
10 188 (21.17%) Java
11 184 (20.72%) MS Excel
12 177 (19.93%) ASP.NET
13 172 (19.37%) PowerShell
14 165 (18.58%) HTML
14 165 (18.58%) VB6
15 158 (17.79%) XML
16 154 (17.34%) Finance
17 145 (16.33%) SC Cleared
18 141 (15.88%) T-SQL
19 137 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
20 135 (15.20%) VB.NET
21 133 (14.98%) Windows Server
22 127 (14.30%) HP
23 126 (14.19%) VBScript
24 123 (13.85%) ITIL
25 117 (13.18%) VBA
26 115 (12.95%) Linux
26 115 (12.95%) Active Directory
27 112 (12.61%) Unix
28 102 (11.49%) jQuery

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 84 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 81 (9.12%) IIS
3 41 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.36%) Apache
5 19 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.58%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.35%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.24%) JBoss
9 10 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.13%) IBM Notes
10 9 (1.01%) IBM Domino
10 9 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.90%) CMS
12 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.68%) WordPress
14 5 (0.56%) Drupal
14 5 (0.56%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 184 (20.72%) MS Excel
2 80 (9.01%) MS Office
3 25 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.24%) MS Project
7 6 (0.68%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.45%) AWD
3 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.34%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.34%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.23%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Relativity
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.91%) Office 365
3 8 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.23%) Yammer
5 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.78%) TCP/IP
2 66 (7.43%) DNS
3 54 (6.08%) SAN
4 43 (4.84%) DHCP
4 43 (4.84%) HTTP
5 42 (4.73%) Internet
6 36 (4.05%) LDAP
7 22 (2.48%) Kerberos
8 20 (2.25%) Firewall
9 15 (1.69%) LAN
10 14 (1.58%) HTTPS
11 13 (1.46%) WAN
12 11 (1.24%) SMTP
12 11 (1.24%) SSL
13 9 (1.01%) Skype
14 7 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.68%) NetScaler
15 6 (0.68%) VPN
16 5 (0.56%) IPsec
16 5 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (39.41%) SQL Server
2 90 (10.14%) Relational Database
3 79 (8.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 71 (8.00%) Oracle Database
5 71 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (7.09%) DB2
7 38 (4.28%) MS Access
8 37 (4.17%) RDBMS
9 34 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (2.82%) QlikView
13 24 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
14 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (1.35%) MySQL
17 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 101 (11.37%) Visual Studio
2 66 (7.43%) HP UFT
3 45 (5.07%) MSI
4 44 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (4.73%) Subversion
6 35 (3.94%) LoadRunner
7 26 (2.93%) Selenium
8 25 (2.82%) Jenkins
9 22 (2.48%) Maven
10 20 (2.25%) JIRA
11 19 (2.14%) NUnit
12 18 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (1.46%) ClearQuest
13 13 (1.46%) SpecFlow
13 13 (1.46%) WiX
14 11 (1.24%) JUnit
15 10 (1.13%) ClearCase
15 10 (1.13%) Git (software)
15 10 (1.13%) Toad
16 9 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 154 (17.34%) Finance
2 50 (5.63%) Banking
3 23 (2.59%) Front Office
4 20 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.80%) Marketing
6 15 (1.69%) Retail
6 15 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.58%) Law
7 14 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.35%) Back Office
9 10 (1.13%) Advertising
10 7 (0.79%) Billing
10 7 (0.79%) Legal
11 6 (0.68%) Electronics
11 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.68%) German Language
12 5 (0.56%) Publishing
13 4 (0.45%) Military
14 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 370 (41.67%) Developer
2 143 (16.10%) .NET Developer
3 134 (15.09%) Analyst
4 75 (8.45%) C# Developer
5 61 (6.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 56 (6.31%) SQL Developer
7 44 (4.95%) VB Developer
8 38 (4.28%) Applications Support
9 33 (3.72%) VB.NET Developer
10 31 (3.49%) Architect
10 31 (3.49%) VB6 Developer
11 27 (3.04%) Administrator
11 27 (3.04%) Applications Developer
11 27 (3.04%) Consultant
12 26 (2.93%) Tester
13 25 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (2.82%) SharePoint Developer
13 25 (2.82%) Support Engineer
14 23 (2.59%) Senior Developer
14 23 (2.59%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (40.32%) .NET
2 177 (19.93%) ASP.NET
3 165 (18.58%) HTML
4 158 (17.79%) XML
5 102 (11.49%) jQuery
6 98 (11.04%) CSS
7 97 (10.92%) .NET Framework
8 94 (10.59%) Web Services
9 45 (5.07%) WinForms
10 41 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (4.39%) WCF
12 38 (4.28%) Classic ASP
13 35 (3.94%) Entity Framework
14 33 (3.72%) HTML5
15 32 (3.60%) JSON
15 32 (3.60%) SAML
16 30 (3.38%) SOAP
17 28 (3.15%) JSP
18 27 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
19 26 (2.93%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 22 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.36%) Fixed Income
8 19 (2.14%) Data Structures
9 18 (2.03%) Derivative
9 18 (2.03%) Mainframe
10 14 (1.58%) Equities
10 14 (1.58%) Mathematics
11 13 (1.46%) Clustering
12 10 (1.13%) Performance Metrics
13 9 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (0.79%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.79%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.79%) Replication
15 5 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 297 (33.45%) Windows
2 133 (14.98%) Windows Server
3 115 (12.95%) Linux
4 112 (12.61%) Unix
5 49 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (5.29%) Windows 7
6 47 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.59%) Windows 10
8 22 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.58%) Solaris
10 13 (1.46%) AIX
11 11 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.24%) zOS
12 10 (1.13%) Android
12 10 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.34%) MVS
14 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (13.85%) ITIL
3 77 (8.67%) MVC
4 75 (8.45%) Migration
5 67 (7.55%) Configuration Management
5 67 (7.55%) SDLC
6 59 (6.64%) Test Scripting
6 59 (6.64%) Web Development
7 53 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (4.84%) CRM
9 41 (4.62%) Project Management
10 40 (4.50%) ETL
10 40 (4.50%) Release Management
10 40 (4.50%) Software Engineering
11 39 (4.39%) Mentoring
12 38 (4.28%) Incident Management
12 38 (4.28%) Scrum
13 37 (4.17%) Waterfall
14 36 (4.05%) Business Analysis
15 35 (3.94%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 484 (54.50%) SQL
2 322 (36.26%) C#
3 212 (23.87%) JavaScript
4 188 (21.17%) Java
5 172 (19.37%) PowerShell
6 165 (18.58%) VB6
7 141 (15.88%) T-SQL
8 135 (15.20%) VB.NET
9 126 (14.19%) VBScript
10 117 (13.18%) VBA
11 98 (11.04%) C++
12 94 (10.59%) Perl
13 77 (8.67%) C
14 76 (8.56%) Shell Script
15 65 (7.32%) PL/SQL
16 36 (4.05%) Python
17 27 (3.04%) PHP
18 15 (1.69%) TypeScript
19 14 (1.58%) FQL
19 14 (1.58%) Lua
Qualifications
1 189 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 145 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 65 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 54 (6.08%) Degree
5 43 (4.84%) ISTQB
6 30 (3.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 24 (2.70%) AAT
8 22 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.14%) CISM
9 19 (2.14%) CISSP
10 18 (2.03%) CCNA
10 18 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.91%) DV Cleared
11 17 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (1.69%) ISEB
13 10 (1.13%) CISA
14 9 (1.01%) CEH
14 9 (1.01%) GCIA
14 9 (1.01%) GCIH
14 9 (1.01%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.50%) SLA
2 37 (4.17%) QA
3 20 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.23%) FINREP
5 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 115 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 34 (3.83%) XenDesktop
5 31 (3.49%) XenApp
6 26 (2.93%) XenServer
7 23 (2.59%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.01%) Firmware
8 9 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.68%) vSphere
11 5 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 79 (8.90%) Tivoli
2 73 (8.22%) SCCM
3 53 (5.97%) HP SiteScope
4 51 (5.74%) MOM
5 31 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (2.25%) WSUS
7 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (1.35%) SCOM
8 10 (1.13%) Control-M
8 10 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.01%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.68%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.68%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.56%) OpenView
13 3 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (0.34%) SCSM
13 3 (0.34%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 315 (35.47%) Microsoft
2 251 (28.27%) Oracle
3 127 (14.30%) HP
4 76 (8.56%) VMware
5 65 (7.32%) ServiceNow
6 61 (6.87%) CA
7 57 (6.42%) BMC
8 52 (5.86%) Citrix
9 32 (3.60%) SAP
10 30 (3.38%) Cisco
11 29 (3.27%) IBM
12 25 (2.82%) AppSense
13 18 (2.03%) Cognos
14 16 (1.80%) DevExpress
14 16 (1.80%) ILOG
15 13 (1.46%) Remedy
16 11 (1.24%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.24%) Red Hat
17 10 (1.13%) Lotus
17 10 (1.13%) Symantec
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + full corporate benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day then up to £60,000 perm after 6 months
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 27 days ago