Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 241 260
Rank change year-on-year +106 +19 -36
Contract jobs citing VB 12 39 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.47% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.93% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 27
Median daily rate £488 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +33.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £363 £369 £306
90th Percentile £547 £575 £488
London median daily rate £475 £419 £375
% change year-on-year +13.43% +11.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -7.06% +117.95% -1.61%

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 1,286 4,190 4,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 50.04% 50.26% 53.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 3,397 4,006
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £394 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £684
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -18.61%
10th Percentile £25.83 £21.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.55 £59.05 £64.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% -2.50%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +83 11 £481 -3.75% 2
West End of London +17 1 £575 +43.75%
VB
London

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) VBScript
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management

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 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) Power BI
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) AdminStudio
1 2 (16.67%) MSI
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Access Developer
2 2 (16.67%) IAM Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Process Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Siebel Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) LDAP
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) COM
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) DCOM
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Reinsurance
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Hardening
4 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) MUMPS
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) Qualys
4 1 (8.33%) Siebel
4 1 (8.33%) UiPath