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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 129 155
Rank change year-on-year -19 +26  
Contract jobs citing VB 14 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.75% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.94% 1.61% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 32
Median daily rate £310 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £480 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  

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 1492 1554 2256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.73% 46.33% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1224 1312 1818
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 March 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 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 21 (63.64%) C#
3 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
3 20 (60.61%) Finance
4 17 (51.52%) .NET
5 16 (48.48%) Oracle
5 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
6 14 (42.42%) Oracle Database
7 13 (39.39%) VBA
8 12 (36.36%) VB.NET
8 12 (36.36%) Mathematics
9 11 (33.33%) Banking
9 11 (33.33%) Front Office
9 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
11 9 (27.27%) WinForms
11 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
11 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (24.24%) Windows
13 6 (18.18%) IIS
14 5 (15.15%) Java
14 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
15 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (12.12%) C
15 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
15 4 (12.12%) MS Access
15 4 (12.12%) ITIL
15 4 (12.12%) NHibernate
15 4 (12.12%) Asset Management

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 6 (18.18%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.03%) LDAP
2 1 (3.03%) NAS
2 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle Database
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) MS Access
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (3.03%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Moq
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) NUnit
2 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.03%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 11 (33.33%) Front Office
3 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) .NET Developer
2 14 (42.42%) C# Developer
3 13 (39.39%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (27.27%) WinForms Developer
5 8 (24.24%) Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) VB Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) C# Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) Java Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) VB Analyst Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) VB Programmer
8 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
8 2 (6.06%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 9 (27.27%) WinForms
4 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.12%) NHibernate
5 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (6.06%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.03%) Ajax
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.03%) Handlebars
7 1 (3.03%) LESS
7 1 (3.03%) SAML
7 1 (3.03%) Sass
7 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.03%) Web Services
7 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.03%) Equities
3 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.03%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) PACS
3 1 (3.03%) Robotics
3 1 (3.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) MVS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Mathematics
2 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Investment Management
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 3 (9.09%) Office Automation
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) MVC
4 2 (6.06%) SDLC
4 2 (6.06%) Web Application Development
5 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Process Management
5 1 (3.03%) Scrum
5 1 (3.03%) SEO
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 21 (63.64%) C#
3 13 (39.39%) VBA
4 12 (36.36%) VB.NET
5 5 (15.15%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.12%) C
7 3 (9.09%) Perl
7 3 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 3 (9.09%) VB6
8 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.06%) VBScript
9 1 (3.03%) C++
9 1 (3.03%) COBOL
9 1 (3.03%) JCL
9 1 (3.03%) Python
9 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CISA
3 1 (3.03%) CISM
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
3 1 (3.03%) MCDST
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCTS
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) DICOM
1 1 (3.03%) HL7
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Sysprep
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Infragistics
3 3 (9.09%) Sybase
3 3 (9.09%) webMethods
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) Serena
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Blue Prism
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) CyberArk
5 1 (3.03%) InterSystems
5 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.03%) Redback
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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