Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 273 222
Rank change year-on-year +41 -51 -18
Contract jobs citing VB 44 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.52% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.02% 0.61% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 20
Central London median daily rate £500 £356 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £307 £256
90th Percentile £575 £497 £538
London median daily rate £425 £390 £414
% change year-on-year +8.97% -5.74% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £42.50 - £19.82

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 4,300 4,771 3,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 50.97% 52.32% 49.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,454 3,949 2,903
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £394 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £525 £505 £490
% change year-on-year +3.96% +3.06% +8.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 7
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +9.02%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.90 £16.65
90th Percentile £60.33 £66.00 £39.70
London median hourly rate £36.67 £42.50 £40.63
% change year-on-year -13.72% +4.60% +35.82%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Central London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Central London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Central London over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Central London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Central London.

Contractor 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 25 June 2019. 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 +23 32 £500 +42.86% 2
West End of London - 5 £388 -
City of Westminster - 2 £513 -
VB
London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 29 (65.91%) SQL
2 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 25 (56.82%) PowerShell
4 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
5 18 (40.91%) Office 365
6 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (31.82%) SCCM
7 14 (31.82%) .NET
7 14 (31.82%) Finance
7 14 (31.82%) Load Balancing
8 13 (29.55%) Application Packaging
8 13 (29.55%) Windows
9 12 (27.27%) Firewall
9 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (25.00%) C#
11 10 (22.73%) Service Design
12 9 (20.45%) Citrix
12 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
14 6 (13.64%) VBA
14 6 (13.64%) MS Access
14 6 (13.64%) VB6
14 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
15 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
15 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
15 5 (11.36%) IIS
15 5 (11.36%) SAN

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 5 (11.36%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.82%) SAS
2 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (40.91%) Office 365
2 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (6.82%) IaaS
5 3 (6.82%) PaaS
6 1 (2.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) SAN
3 3 (6.82%) DHCP
3 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) NAS
4 2 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) MS Access
2 3 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (6.82%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) Power BI
4 1 (2.27%) QlikView
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.09%) MSI
1 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.82%) WiX
3 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) SilkTest
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Front Office
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Administrator
3 9 (20.45%) Azure Administrator
3 9 (20.45%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (18.18%) Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (9.09%) VB Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Azure Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) IT Support
8 2 (4.55%) Linux Support
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Exchange Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) Software Packaging
3 3 (6.82%) WPF
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Core
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (2.27%) ADO
5 1 (2.27%) CSS3
5 1 (2.27%) D3.js
5 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
5 1 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Clustering
2 3 (6.82%) Hedge funds
2 3 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.27%) Derivative
4 1 (2.27%) Equities
4 1 (2.27%) iSeries
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Robotics
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Load Balancing
2 13 (29.55%) Application Packaging
3 10 (22.73%) Service Design
4 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
6 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.09%) B2B
7 4 (9.09%) DevOps
7 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.82%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.82%) ITIL
8 3 (6.82%) ITSM
8 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) SQL
2 25 (56.82%) PowerShell
3 11 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (13.64%) VB6
4 6 (13.64%) VBA
5 4 (9.09%) Java
5 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.09%) Python
5 4 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) VBScript
7 2 (4.55%) C
7 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
8 1 (2.27%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) MCSE
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) XenApp
3 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) SCCM
2 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (6.82%) QRadar
3 3 (6.82%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) SCOrch
3 3 (6.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) Citrix
3 4 (9.09%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.82%) F5
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.82%) Symantec
5 2 (4.55%) Tableau
5 2 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) ABBYY
6 1 (2.27%) Altiris
6 1 (2.27%) Borland
6 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.27%) Kofax
6 1 (2.27%) SAP