Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
London > Central London
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 243 271
Rank change year-on-year +96 +28 -46
Contract jobs citing VB 17 39 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.45% 0.46% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.90% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 29
Median daily rate £475 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +42.86% +1.45%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £308
90th Percentile £548 £555 £496
London median daily rate £475 £414 £375
% change year-on-year +14.80% +10.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -7.06% - -

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,822 4,348 4,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.56% 51.57% 52.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 3,492 3,962
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.59%
10th Percentile £375 £393 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £56.50 £60.33 £66.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £41.77
% change year-on-year -3.45% -13.20% -2.30%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Central London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in Central London.

Daily rate trend for VB in Central London

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in Central London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VB in Central London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for VB in Central London

VB
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Central London region over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +67 16 £475 -5.00% 1
West End of London +22 1 £575 +48.39%
VB
London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) VBScript
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) Oracle
7 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
7 6 (35.29%) .NET
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (35.29%) SCCM
8 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
8 5 (29.41%) Banking
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (29.41%) Robotic Process Automation
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (29.41%) UiPath
8 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Automation
8 5 (29.41%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) Citrix
8 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
8 5 (29.41%) Terminal Services
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
9 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
9 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Power Platform
2 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (17.65%) DTS
3 3 (17.65%) Essbase
3 3 (17.65%) OLAP
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (17.65%) Power BI
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.88%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Applications Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Process Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Developer
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Applications Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Access Developer
4 2 (11.76%) IAM Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Management Developer
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) LDAP
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
1 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
1 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Automation
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
1 5 (29.41%) Robotic Process Automation
2 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
3 8 (47.06%) VBScript
4 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCITP
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (29.41%) Terminal Services
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) UiPath
4 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
4 3 (17.65%) Sybase
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee