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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 134 158
Rank change year-on-year -19 +24  
Contract jobs citing VB 13 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.92% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 1.90% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 35
Median daily rate £525 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +3.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £28.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +49.55% +3.70%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1667 1634 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.09% 48.53% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1392 2035
Median daily rate £515 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the City of London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in the City of London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VB.

1 23 (85.19%) SQL
2 20 (74.07%) C#
3 17 (62.96%) Finance
4 14 (51.85%) .NET
5 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 11 (40.74%) Front Office
7 9 (33.33%) Banking
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle
7 9 (33.33%) VBA
8 8 (29.63%) C
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (25.93%) Asset Management
9 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (25.93%) HTML
9 7 (25.93%) Java
9 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
11 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
11 5 (18.52%) NHibernate
11 5 (18.52%) Unix
11 5 (18.52%) Windows
11 5 (18.52%) CSS
11 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
11 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
11 5 (18.52%) IIS
11 5 (18.52%) MVC
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office Automation

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 5 (18.52%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) OLAP
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Moq
3 1 (3.70%) NUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Front Office
3 9 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) .NET Developer
4 8 (29.63%) C# Developer
5 7 (25.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (14.81%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (14.81%) C# Programmer
7 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
7 4 (14.81%) Data Modeller
7 4 (14.81%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 4 (14.81%) Java Programmer
7 4 (14.81%) Programmer
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Programmer
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analyst
7 4 (14.81%) VB Analyst Programmer
7 4 (14.81%) VB Programmer
8 3 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
8 3 (11.11%) VB Developer
9 2 (7.41%) Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) .NET
2 7 (25.93%) HTML
3 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) NHibernate
5 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
5 4 (14.81%) jQuery
6 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 3 (11.11%) XML
6 3 (11.11%) XSL
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (7.41%) WinForms
8 1 (3.70%) Ajax
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.70%) Handlebars
8 1 (3.70%) LESS
8 1 (3.70%) Sass
8 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Blog
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Derivative
3 1 (3.70%) Equities
3 1 (3.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (3.70%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Unix
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Asset Management
1 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
3 5 (18.52%) MVC
3 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Analytics
4 4 (14.81%) Collateral Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Analytics
4 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office Automation
4 4 (14.81%) Office Automation
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) SDLC
5 3 (11.11%) Wealth Management
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) SQL
2 20 (74.07%) C#
3 9 (33.33%) VBA
4 8 (29.63%) C
5 7 (25.93%) Java
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
7 4 (14.81%) R
7 4 (14.81%) Ruby
7 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
8 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (7.41%) Perl
9 2 (7.41%) VB6
9 2 (7.41%) VBScript
10 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) MCP
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Bloomberg
3 4 (14.81%) Calypso
3 4 (14.81%) Infragistics
3 4 (14.81%) Reuters
3 4 (14.81%) Sybase
3 4 (14.81%) webMethods
4 2 (7.41%) Blue Prism
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Redback
4 2 (7.41%) Serena
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk
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