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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
Rank 326 288 260
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -28
Contract jobs citing VB 286 404 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.78% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.55% 2.03% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 256 266
Median daily rate £365 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £14.80 £20.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.90 £37.85 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +28.88%

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
18446 19864 19532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.67% 38.19% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12706 13500 12868
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 486 416
Median hourly rate £41.82 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -45 253 £365 +2.45% 119
London -3 115 £398 -0.50% 27
South East +10 61 £341 -1.08% 28
Hampshire +13 24 £375 +10.29% 5
Scotland +24 20 £400 +25.00% 5
North East -17 15 £300 -14.28% 4
City of London -17 13 £330 -17.50% 13
North West +3 11 £275 -21.42% 9
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £318 -36.50% 3
Yorkshire -2 11 £338 +3.84% 13
East Midlands -10 11 £350 +27.27% 9
Tyne and Wear -16 10 £293 -16.42% 2
West Midlands -21 10 £375 - 16
Renfrewshire +25 9 £416 +75.26% 2
Berkshire +14 9 £338 -18.23% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 9 £300 -14.28% 1
Erskine - 9 £416 - 2
Edinburgh +18 7 £325 -35.00%
Milton Keynes 0 7 £330 -34.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 7 £375 -
West Yorkshire -3 7 £344 +5.76% 11
Leeds -12 7 £344 -6.77% 8
East Sussex +7 5 £414 - 2
Lancashire +7 5 £275 -15.38% 4
Kent +4 5 £248 -25.00% 4
Northampton -8 5 £394 - 3
Northamptonshire -8 5 £394 +5.00% 5
Hove - 5 £414 - 1
Reading +9 4 £228 -52.60% 1
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 333 (55.87%) SQL
2 286 (47.99%) .NET
3 260 (43.62%) C#
4 226 (37.92%) Windows
5 221 (37.08%) SQL Server
6 198 (33.22%) Microsoft
7 126 (21.14%) Security Cleared
8 123 (20.64%) VB6
9 112 (18.79%) MS Excel
10 110 (18.46%) Finance
11 108 (18.12%) Oracle
11 108 (18.12%) Java
12 105 (17.62%) JavaScript
13 97 (16.28%) HTML
14 95 (15.94%) VB.NET
14 95 (15.94%) PowerShell
15 88 (14.77%) Windows Server
16 86 (14.43%) SC Cleared
17 85 (14.26%) VBA
18 83 (13.93%) T-SQL
19 77 (12.92%) Migration
20 71 (11.91%) Perl
20 71 (11.91%) XML
21 69 (11.58%) Linux
21 69 (11.58%) .NET Framework
22 68 (11.41%) ASP.NET
23 67 (11.24%) VBScript
23 67 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
24 62 (10.40%) C
24 62 (10.40%) Active Directory

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 61 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 53 (8.89%) IIS
3 34 (5.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 28 (4.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 22 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.85%) Apache
7 11 (1.85%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.34%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.17%) SAS
11 6 (1.01%) CMS
12 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.50%) Confluence
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 112 (18.79%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.03%) MS Office
3 10 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.84%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.84%) MS Project
6 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) CATIA
7 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.67%) Sprinklr
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.50%) HFM
3 3 (0.50%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.54%) Office 365
2 31 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.17%) IaaS
4 5 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.84%) PaaS
5 4 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.67%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.67%) SaaS
6 3 (0.50%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.34%) Mailgun
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 24 (4.03%) DNS
3 18 (3.02%) Internet
3 18 (3.02%) SSL
4 16 (2.68%) DHCP
4 16 (2.68%) HTTP
5 13 (2.18%) SAN
6 10 (1.68%) Firewall
7 9 (1.51%) HTTPS
8 8 (1.34%) LDAP
9 7 (1.17%) Skype
10 6 (1.01%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.01%) SMTP
11 5 (0.84%) LAN
11 5 (0.84%) NAS
12 4 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.67%) WAN
13 3 (0.50%) Bluetooth
13 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (37.08%) SQL Server
2 61 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (9.06%) MS Access
4 53 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (6.38%) Oracle Database
7 34 (5.70%) Relational Database
8 28 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (4.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (3.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (2.85%) MySQL
13 15 (2.52%) QlikView
14 14 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.85%) DB2
17 9 (1.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (7.05%) Visual Studio
2 34 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (3.86%) MSI
4 18 (3.02%) Selenium
5 16 (2.68%) JIRA
6 14 (2.35%) Subversion
7 13 (2.18%) HP UFT
8 12 (2.01%) NUnit
9 11 (1.85%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.51%) Moq
10 9 (1.51%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.17%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.17%) TestComplete
12 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.84%) MSTest
13 5 (0.84%) NuGet
13 5 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.84%) Rational Robot
13 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 110 (18.46%) Finance
2 56 (9.40%) Banking
3 20 (3.36%) Front Office
4 19 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.85%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.51%) Publishing
8 8 (1.34%) Retail
8 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.17%) Back Office
9 7 (1.17%) Marketing
10 6 (1.01%) Advertising
11 3 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Legal
12 2 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 293 (49.16%) Developer
2 109 (18.29%) .NET Developer
3 81 (13.59%) C# Developer
4 78 (13.09%) Analyst
5 65 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (7.21%) SQL Developer
7 40 (6.71%) VB Developer
8 33 (5.54%) SharePoint Developer
9 30 (5.03%) VB6 Developer
10 29 (4.87%) VB.NET Developer
11 21 (3.52%) Automation Engineer
11 21 (3.52%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.52%) VBA Developer
12 20 (3.36%) Applications Developer
13 19 (3.19%) Administrator
13 19 (3.19%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.02%) Applications Support
15 17 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 17 (2.85%) Business Analyst
16 15 (2.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (47.99%) .NET
2 97 (16.28%) HTML
3 71 (11.91%) XML
4 69 (11.58%) .NET Framework
5 68 (11.41%) ASP.NET
6 53 (8.89%) jQuery
7 45 (7.55%) Web Services
8 38 (6.38%) WinForms
9 30 (5.03%) CSS
10 29 (4.87%) Entity Framework
11 19 (3.19%) WCF
12 18 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (2.52%) XSD
14 14 (2.35%) ADO
14 14 (2.35%) SOAP
14 14 (2.35%) XSLT
15 13 (2.18%) Ajax
15 13 (2.18%) XSL
16 12 (2.01%) WPF
17 11 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.36%) Client/Server
3 18 (3.02%) Mainframe
4 17 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.18%) Equities
7 10 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (1.34%) Clustering
8 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.34%) NHS
9 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.84%) Robotics
10 4 (0.67%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.67%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.67%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.67%) Social Media
11 3 (0.50%) Replication
11 3 (0.50%) Tandem
11 3 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 226 (37.92%) Windows
2 88 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 69 (11.58%) Linux
4 57 (9.56%) Unix
5 43 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (5.54%) Windows 10
7 33 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (4.36%) Windows 7
9 24 (4.03%) Windows XP
10 16 (2.68%) MVS
11 13 (2.18%) Solaris
12 11 (1.85%) AIX
12 11 (1.85%) zOS
13 7 (1.17%) Android
14 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.34%) CentOS
16 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (12.92%) Migration
2 67 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (9.73%) ITIL
4 42 (7.05%) MVC
5 39 (6.54%) SDLC
6 37 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (5.54%) Configuration Management
8 32 (5.37%) Integration Testing
8 32 (5.37%) Release Management
9 29 (4.87%) Change Management
10 27 (4.53%) TDD
11 25 (4.19%) Test Scripting
12 24 (4.03%) Project Management
12 24 (4.03%) Unit Testing
13 23 (3.86%) Server Monitoring
14 21 (3.52%) Change Control
14 21 (3.52%) Patch Management
15 20 (3.36%) Analytics
15 20 (3.36%) ETL
16 19 (3.19%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 333 (55.87%) SQL
2 260 (43.62%) C#
3 123 (20.64%) VB6
4 108 (18.12%) Java
5 105 (17.62%) JavaScript
6 95 (15.94%) PowerShell
6 95 (15.94%) VB.NET
7 85 (14.26%) VBA
8 83 (13.93%) T-SQL
9 71 (11.91%) Perl
10 67 (11.24%) VBScript
11 62 (10.40%) C
12 51 (8.56%) Shell Script
13 44 (7.38%) C++
14 17 (2.85%) VC++
15 15 (2.52%) Python
16 13 (2.18%) PHP
17 11 (1.85%) COBOL
17 11 (1.85%) PL/SQL
18 10 (1.68%) JCL
Qualifications
1 126 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 86 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.86%) Degree
4 16 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.67%) CISM
8 4 (0.67%) CISSP
8 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.67%) RHCE
9 3 (0.50%) CISA
9 3 (0.50%) HND
9 3 (0.50%) ISEB
10 2 (0.34%) HNC
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.02%) QA
2 8 (1.34%) SLA
3 6 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.50%) IFRS
5 3 (0.50%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.34%) DICOM
6 2 (0.34%) FINREP
6 2 (0.34%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) BS7799
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (1.01%) vSphere
5 6 (1.01%) XenApp
6 5 (0.84%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.50%) XenServer
9 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.34%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.17%) Docker
10 1 (0.17%) IAG
10 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (5.87%) Tivoli
2 32 (5.37%) SCCM
3 27 (4.53%) HP SiteScope
4 21 (3.52%) WSUS
5 16 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (1.68%) Control-M
7 9 (1.51%) MOM
7 9 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.34%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.34%) SCOM
9 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.01%) Puppet
10 5 (0.84%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.67%) Salt
11 4 (0.67%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 198 (33.22%) Microsoft
2 108 (18.12%) Oracle
3 48 (8.05%) HP
4 38 (6.38%) VMware
5 24 (4.03%) Citrix
6 21 (3.52%) SAP
7 20 (3.36%) IBM
8 15 (2.52%) CA
8 15 (2.52%) Cisco
9 10 (1.68%) LANDesk
10 9 (1.51%) Rackspace
10 9 (1.51%) Remedy
11 8 (1.34%) Blue Prism
12 7 (1.17%) Hyperion
12 7 (1.17%) NetApp
12 7 (1.17%) RedGate
12 7 (1.17%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.17%) Tableau
13 6 (1.01%) Cognos
13 6 (1.01%) ILOG
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
North East
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IT Resourcing
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Erskine
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
UK
Contingency Team
Posted: 14 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
aap3
Rate: £35.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago