Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 243 210
Rank change year-on-year +55 -33 -2
Contract jobs citing VB 27 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.20% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 0.36% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 43
City of London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +10.09%
10th Percentile £387 £333 £334
90th Percentile £513 £509 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 2,767 3,873 3,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.41% 54.26% 52.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,221 3,217 3,162
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £388 £381 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 11
City of London median hourly rate £37.75 £37.09 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +51.48% -10.96%
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.10 £13.35
90th Percentile £56.45 £74.46 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £25.79
% change year-on-year -15.07% +43.83% -6.23%

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 11 December 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

VB
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2019. 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
Moorgate - 1 - -
VB
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 18 (66.67%) SQL
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (59.26%) PowerShell
3 13 (48.15%) SCCM
4 12 (44.44%) Office 365
4 12 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
6 10 (37.04%) Azure
6 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
7 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (33.33%) Application Packaging
7 9 (33.33%) Firewall
7 9 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (33.33%) Service Design
8 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 6 (22.22%) VBScript
9 6 (22.22%) VBA
9 6 (22.22%) .NET
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 5 (18.52%) Oracle
10 5 (18.52%) C#
10 5 (18.52%) Citrix
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (14.81%) VMware
11 4 (14.81%) Linux
11 4 (14.81%) ITIL
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
11 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
11 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation

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 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (3.70%) SAS
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Office 365
2 10 (37.04%) Azure
3 9 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (7.41%) AWS
4 2 (7.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.41%) MS Access
3 2 (7.41%) Power BI
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) DTS
4 1 (3.70%) Essbase
4 1 (3.70%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (3.70%) OLAP
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.70%) PowerBuilder
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Administrator
1 9 (33.33%) Azure Administrator
1 9 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 9 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 9 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) VB Scripter
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Scripter
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.11%) WinForms
3 3 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) D3.js
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) ODBC
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) PACS
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
3 9 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 9 (33.33%) Service Design
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.70%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (22.22%) VBA
3 6 (22.22%) VBScript
4 5 (18.52%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.41%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) DICOM
2 1 (3.70%) HL7
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) SCCM
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.70%) InterSystems
5 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.70%) Sybase
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau