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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 21 May 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 178 147 140
Rank change year-on-year -31 -7 +72
Contract jobs citing VB 9 10 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.74% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
10th Percentile £310 £350 £363
25th Percentile - £363 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £413 £475
Median % change year-on-year -15.15% -13.16% -5.00%
75th Percentile £415 £539 £494
90th Percentile £480 £574 £530
Central London median daily rate £350 £413 £475
% change year-on-year -15.15% -13.16% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £66.25 - -
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
75th Percentile £78.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate £72.50 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,871 1,348 1,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.17% 47.27% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,449 1,019 1,212
10th Percentile £425 £374 £380
25th Percentile £505 £463 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £713 £638 £619
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 14
10th Percentile £39.75 £16.32 £23.80
25th Percentile £45.75 £19.79 £25.06
Median hourly rate £57.00 £25.48 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +123.75% -40.76% +104.76%
75th Percentile £73.06 £30.88 £52.81
90th Percentile £77.45 £34.70 £57.20
Central London median hourly rate £57.00 £23.45 £38.50
% change year-on-year +143.07% -39.09% +77.01%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in the City of London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for VB in the City of London

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VB in the City of London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for VB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for VB.

1 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (44.44%) C
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
2 4 (44.44%) VBA
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) CA
4 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) Borland
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) VBScript

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Tricentis Tosca
2 1 (11.11%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) eggPlant
1 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Robot
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) SilkTest
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
2 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
3 1 (11.11%) VMS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (11.11%) Operational Stability
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) C
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
2 4 (44.44%) VBA
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) VBScript
5 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
2 2 (22.22%) Borland
2 2 (22.22%) CA
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas