Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 227 225
Rank change year-on-year -49 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing VB 24 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.26% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 1.16% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 45 34
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.21% -11.18%
10th Percentile £319 £329 £273
90th Percentile £501 £538 £488
London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% -41.54% +82.58%

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 4,992 4,484 3,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 53.99% 51.63% 50.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,070 3,706 3,264
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 10
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.90 £16.30 £16.06
90th Percentile £63.70 £46.00 £55.19
London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year +18.52% -10.66% +40.32%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 -33 14 £470 +4.44% 9
West End of London - 2 £400 -
City of Westminster - 1 - - 1
VB
London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 (62.50%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) .NET
3 12 (50.00%) C#
4 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (25.00%) MS Access
7 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) Citrix
8 5 (20.83%) VBA
8 5 (20.83%) Retail
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (16.67%) Windows
9 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (12.50%) API Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Reinsurance
10 3 (12.50%) REST
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 3 (12.50%) Analytics
10 3 (12.50%) Ranorex
10 3 (12.50%) DevOps
10 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 3 (12.50%) Legal

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 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.17%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) MS Access
3 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) KDB
4 2 (8.33%) Power BI
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.17%) Base SAS
5 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.17%) Data Lake
5 1 (4.17%) HDInsight
5 1 (4.17%) Ingres
5 1 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) Ranorex
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) jMock
2 2 (8.33%) JUnit
2 2 (8.33%) Mockito
3 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Access Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Access VBA Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) VBA Developer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Ingres Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) REST
3 3 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) JMS
4 2 (8.33%) JSON
4 2 (8.33%) Middleware
4 2 (8.33%) Rendezvous
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) WinForms
5 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) Classic ASP
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
5 1 (4.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (12.50%) Reinsurance
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Derivative
2 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Migration
1 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (12.50%) Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) API Testing
2 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) DevOps
2 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (12.50%) TDD
2 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) B2B
3 2 (8.33%) ERP
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (8.33%) MVC
3 2 (8.33%) OO
3 2 (8.33%) OOD
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (20.83%) VBA
5 3 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.50%) VBScript
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.33%) VB6
7 1 (4.17%) C
7 1 (4.17%) KiXtart
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
1 1 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) TippingPoint
4 1 (4.17%) VMware