Period
to 21 August 2019

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 August 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 242 214
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 28 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.45% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 26
City of London median daily rate £500 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £475 £298 £328
90th Percentile £550 £491 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 3,175 3,751 3,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.58% 53.46% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,572 3,120 2,733
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £405 £368 £358
90th Percentile £675 £694 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 12
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -6.49% +21.01%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.31
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.48 £36.73
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
% change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +49.18%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VB as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 August 2019.

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 21 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for VB.

1 24 (85.71%) SQL
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 15 (53.57%) SCCM
4 15 (53.57%) Azure
5 14 (50.00%) Office 365
5 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (50.00%) Application Packaging
5 14 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
7 11 (39.29%) Service Design
7 11 (39.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (39.29%) Firewall
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) Linux
10 4 (14.29%) .NET
11 3 (10.71%) VBScript
11 3 (10.71%) Citrix
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (10.71%) IBM
11 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (10.71%) Python
11 3 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
11 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
12 2 (7.14%) SDLC

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 2 (7.14%) IIS
1 2 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Azure
2 14 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) NAS
2 2 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (3.57%) QlikView
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.57%) PowerBuilder
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Administrator
1 11 (39.29%) Azure Administrator
1 11 (39.29%) Azure Engineer
1 11 (39.29%) Systems Administrator
1 11 (39.29%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Support
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) VB Scripter
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.57%) ADO
3 1 (3.57%) D3.js
3 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
3 11 (39.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (39.29%) Service Design
4 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
5 2 (7.14%) Statistics
5 2 (7.14%) Ticket Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps
6 1 (3.57%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (3.57%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) SQL
2 20 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
3 3 (10.71%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) VBScript
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.14%) VBA
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) SCCM
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Tableau
4 1 (3.57%) ABBYY
4 1 (3.57%) Kofax
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) VMware