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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 338 301 239
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -62
Contract jobs citing VB 309 414 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.75% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 1.95% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 258 329
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.60 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £40.00 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +4.83%

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
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -28 296 £351 -4.42% 88
London +25 119 £375 +1.69% 20
North East +13 57 £375 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear +4 51 £375 -14.28% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 49 £375 -21.05% 1
South East -21 40 £325 -7.80% 17
North West 0 27 £300 - 13
Yorkshire +10 18 £338 -8.47% 6
City of London -14 16 £365 -14.11% 8
Lancashire -2 14 £288 +38.55% 2
Hampshire -2 13 £425 +13.33% 1
West Yorkshire +14 11 £325 -4.97% 4
East of England -2 10 £331 -24.28% 8
East Midlands -8 10 £363 +23.93% 9
Scotland -10 9 £275 -15.38% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £325 +4.00% 3
South West -18 8 £350 -12.50% 6
South Yorkshire -4 7 £363 -19.44% 1
Sheffield -4 7 £363 -19.44%
Manchester -10 7 £300 -16.08% 7
Berkshire -15 7 £325 +3.17% 1
West Midlands -28 7 £350 -6.66% 7
Greenford - 7 £413 -
Leeds +10 6 £350 -5.08% 3
Edinburgh +19 5 £345 +2.22%
Milton Keynes +18 5 £328 +4.80%
Kingston Upon Thames +5 5 £365 -
Kent +4 5 £266 -37.35%
Nottingham +2 5 £363 +31.81% 2
Nottinghamshire +1 5 £363 +31.81% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 409 (57.44%) SQL
2 275 (38.62%) .NET
3 262 (36.80%) SQL Server
4 261 (36.66%) Microsoft
5 250 (35.11%) Windows
6 245 (34.41%) C#
7 169 (23.74%) MS Excel
8 156 (21.91%) Oracle
9 140 (19.66%) Java
10 136 (19.10%) Security Cleared
11 135 (18.96%) JavaScript
12 134 (18.82%) VB6
13 128 (17.98%) T-SQL
14 116 (16.29%) VBA
14 116 (16.29%) PowerShell
15 110 (15.45%) Finance
16 106 (14.89%) XML
17 103 (14.47%) VB.NET
17 103 (14.47%) Windows Server
18 101 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
18 101 (14.19%) SC Cleared
19 99 (13.90%) HTML
20 97 (13.62%) ASP.NET
21 93 (13.06%) VBScript
22 90 (12.64%) ITIL
23 87 (12.22%) Active Directory
23 87 (12.22%) .NET Framework
24 83 (11.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 81 (11.38%) Linux
25 81 (11.38%) C

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 73 (10.25%) IIS
2 49 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.25%) Apache
5 16 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.98%) CMS
11 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.70%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.70%) JBoss
12 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.56%) SAS
14 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 169 (23.74%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.58%) MS Office
3 22 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.54%) MS Project
7 6 (0.84%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.56%) Sprinklr
4 3 (0.42%) HFM
4 3 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.42%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 2 (0.28%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.28%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.14%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 24 (3.37%) Office 365
2 7 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.56%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.56%) SaaS
4 2 (0.28%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.28%) IaaS
4 2 (0.28%) Yammer
5 1 (0.14%) G Suite
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.27%) TCP/IP
2 51 (7.16%) DNS
3 37 (5.20%) DHCP
4 25 (3.51%) Internet
4 25 (3.51%) SAN
5 18 (2.53%) HTTP
5 18 (2.53%) LDAP
6 15 (2.11%) Firewall
7 13 (1.83%) Kerberos
7 13 (1.83%) LAN
8 12 (1.69%) Skype
8 12 (1.69%) SMTP
8 12 (1.69%) WAN
9 9 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.12%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.70%) NAS
11 5 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.70%) SSL
12 4 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (36.80%) SQL Server
2 83 (11.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 72 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (8.85%) Relational Database
5 61 (8.57%) MS Access
6 59 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 43 (6.04%) Oracle Database
8 29 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (3.79%) DB2
10 25 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
11 23 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (2.81%) RDBMS
13 19 (2.67%) MySQL
13 19 (2.67%) QlikView
14 17 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (1.83%) Big Data
17 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
18 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 72 (10.11%) Visual Studio
2 38 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (5.20%) MSI
4 32 (4.49%) HP UFT
5 28 (3.93%) Subversion
6 23 (3.23%) Selenium
7 19 (2.67%) NUnit
8 16 (2.25%) JIRA
9 13 (1.83%) Jenkins
10 11 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (1.40%) Maven
11 10 (1.40%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (1.40%) TestComplete
12 9 (1.26%) WiX
13 7 (0.98%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.70%) ClearQuest
14 5 (0.70%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.70%) Rational Robot
14 5 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 110 (15.45%) Finance
2 42 (5.90%) Banking
3 21 (2.95%) Front Office
4 18 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.54%) Advertising
8 10 (1.40%) Marketing
9 9 (1.26%) Back Office
10 8 (1.12%) Retail
11 7 (0.98%) Publishing
12 6 (0.84%) Electronics
13 4 (0.56%) Legal
14 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.28%) Automotive
15 2 (0.28%) Billing
15 2 (0.28%) Games
15 2 (0.28%) Law
15 2 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 319 (44.80%) Developer
2 113 (15.87%) Analyst
3 111 (15.59%) .NET Developer
4 72 (10.11%) C# Developer
5 64 (8.99%) SQL Developer
6 54 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
7 37 (5.20%) VB Developer
8 27 (3.79%) Applications Support
8 27 (3.79%) VB.NET Developer
9 26 (3.65%) Applications Developer
9 26 (3.65%) Software Developer
9 26 (3.65%) VB6 Developer
10 25 (3.51%) Consultant
11 24 (3.37%) Administrator
12 23 (3.23%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.09%) VBA Developer
14 21 (2.95%) Senior Developer
15 19 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
15 19 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
16 18 (2.53%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (38.62%) .NET
2 106 (14.89%) XML
3 99 (13.90%) HTML
4 97 (13.62%) ASP.NET
5 87 (12.22%) .NET Framework
6 72 (10.11%) jQuery
7 62 (8.71%) Web Services
8 48 (6.74%) WinForms
9 45 (6.32%) CSS
10 37 (5.20%) Entity Framework
11 26 (3.65%) Classic ASP
12 25 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (3.37%) WCF
14 22 (3.09%) HTML5
14 22 (3.09%) JSON
14 22 (3.09%) SOAP
15 20 (2.81%) ADO
15 20 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 18 (2.53%) XSL
17 17 (2.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.07%) Client/Server
4 28 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.95%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.11%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.26%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.26%) NHS
11 8 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.98%) Derivative
13 6 (0.84%) Clustering
13 6 (0.84%) Equities
14 5 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.70%) Reference Data
14 5 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 250 (35.11%) Windows
2 103 (14.47%) Windows Server
3 81 (11.38%) Linux
4 78 (10.96%) Unix
5 38 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (4.63%) Windows 10
8 32 (4.49%) Windows 7
9 24 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.39%) Solaris
11 14 (1.97%) Android
12 13 (1.83%) zOS
13 12 (1.69%) AIX
14 11 (1.54%) MVS
15 10 (1.40%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.84%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
19 1 (0.14%) CentOS
19 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (12.64%) ITIL
3 68 (9.55%) Migration
4 67 (9.41%) SDLC
5 58 (8.15%) MVC
6 50 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (7.02%) Release Management
7 45 (6.32%) Configuration Management
8 39 (5.48%) Test Scripting
9 37 (5.20%) Web Development
10 34 (4.78%) ETL
11 33 (4.63%) Project Management
11 33 (4.63%) Software Engineering
12 30 (4.21%) Waterfall
13 28 (3.93%) TDD
14 27 (3.79%) Integration Testing
14 27 (3.79%) UML
14 27 (3.79%) Unit Testing
15 26 (3.65%) Business Analysis
15 26 (3.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 409 (57.44%) SQL
2 245 (34.41%) C#
3 140 (19.66%) Java
4 135 (18.96%) JavaScript
5 134 (18.82%) VB6
6 128 (17.98%) T-SQL
7 116 (16.29%) PowerShell
7 116 (16.29%) VBA
8 103 (14.47%) VB.NET
9 93 (13.06%) VBScript
10 81 (11.38%) C
11 78 (10.96%) C++
11 78 (10.96%) Perl
12 64 (8.99%) Shell Script
13 30 (4.21%) PL/SQL
14 24 (3.37%) Python
15 16 (2.25%) VC++
16 14 (1.97%) COBOL
16 14 (1.97%) PHP
17 10 (1.40%) JCL
Qualifications
1 136 (19.10%) Security Cleared
2 101 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 35 (4.92%) Degree
5 18 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.83%) CISM
6 13 (1.83%) CISSP
7 11 (1.54%) AAT
8 10 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.12%) CEH
10 8 (1.12%) GCIA
10 8 (1.12%) GCIH
10 8 (1.12%) GIAC
10 8 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.98%) HND
11 7 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.84%) CCNA
12 6 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.65%) QA
2 22 (3.09%) SLA
3 17 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) DICOM
5 2 (0.28%) FINREP
5 2 (0.28%) HL7
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) BS7799
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 87 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.53%) XenDesktop
5 16 (2.25%) XenApp
6 14 (1.97%) XenServer
7 11 (1.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (0.84%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.84%) vSphere
9 5 (0.70%) Firmware
10 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.28%) VMware GSX
13 1 (0.14%) Docker
13 1 (0.14%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (8.01%) Tivoli
2 53 (7.44%) SCCM
3 37 (5.20%) HP SiteScope
4 30 (4.21%) WSUS
5 25 (3.51%) MOM
6 19 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.83%) AirWatch
8 12 (1.69%) Control-M
8 12 (1.69%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.84%) SCOM
12 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.56%) Sysprep
13 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.42%) OpenView
13 3 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.28%) Nagios
14 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 261 (36.66%) Microsoft
2 156 (21.91%) Oracle
3 71 (9.97%) HP
4 62 (8.71%) VMware
5 35 (4.92%) SAP
6 33 (4.63%) CA
6 33 (4.63%) Citrix
7 29 (4.07%) BMC
8 24 (3.37%) Cisco
9 20 (2.81%) IBM
9 20 (2.81%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.25%) ILOG
11 15 (2.11%) AppSense
12 13 (1.83%) Cognos
12 13 (1.83%) DevExpress
13 11 (1.54%) Hyperion
13 11 (1.54%) Remedy
13 11 (1.54%) Symantec
14 10 (1.40%) MobileIron
15 9 (1.26%) Tableau
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £62 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago