Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 203 216
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -19
Contract jobs citing VB 45 38 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 1.12% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 46
City of London median daily rate £450 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% -
10th Percentile £332 £300 £308
90th Percentile £540 £565 £525
Central London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £25.85
Central London median hourly rate - - £25.85

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 3757 3379 4228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.63% 50.45% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3124 2842 3542
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 22
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £27.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.39% +5.42% +30.43%
10th Percentile £15.12 £16.06 £16.10
90th Percentile £39.10 £55.19 £53.70
Central London median hourly rate £24.49 £27.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -10.96% +5.42% +30.43%

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 23 November 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

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 23 November 2017. 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 - 2 - -
VB
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 32 (71.11%) Finance
2 22 (48.89%) SQL
3 20 (44.44%) Banking
4 19 (42.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 16 (35.56%) C#
7 15 (33.33%) VBA
7 15 (33.33%) ITIL
7 15 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 14 (31.11%) Windows
8 14 (31.11%) Front Office
9 13 (28.89%) VBScript
10 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 11 (24.44%) .NET
12 10 (22.22%) Web Services
12 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (22.22%) Analytics
13 9 (20.00%) Oracle
14 8 (17.78%) Citrix
14 8 (17.78%) VMware
14 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (17.78%) ITIL V3
15 7 (15.56%) R
15 7 (15.56%) Investment Banking
15 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
15 7 (15.56%) C
16 6 (13.33%) Calypso
16 6 (13.33%) Data Modelling
16 6 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (13.33%) Reuters

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 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) Office 365
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) DNS
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) QlikView
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) KDB
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) Power BI
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.22%) jMock
1 1 (2.22%) JUnit
1 1 (2.22%) Mockito
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.22%) Selenium
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (71.11%) Finance
2 20 (44.44%) Banking
3 14 (31.11%) Front Office
4 7 (15.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Analyst
2 14 (31.11%) Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (15.56%) C# Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Data Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Support
5 6 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Citrix Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Citrix Support
5 6 (13.33%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Data Modeller
5 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Wintel Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Wintel Support
5 6 (13.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) Web Services
3 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.11%) WinForms
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) ActiveX
5 1 (2.22%) ADO
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) DAO
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) JMS
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) Rendezvous
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) Spring
5 1 (2.22%) WSDL
5 1 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 3 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.44%) Derivative
4 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.22%) Equities
4 1 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Analytics
2 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (17.78%) ITIL V3
4 6 (13.33%) Collateral Management
4 6 (13.33%) Data Analytics
4 6 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 6 (13.33%) Release Management
4 6 (13.33%) SDLC
5 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.67%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) Migration
6 3 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.67%) Security Management
6 3 (6.67%) Security Patching
6 3 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) C#
3 15 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 15 (33.33%) VBA
4 13 (28.89%) VBScript
5 7 (15.56%) C
5 7 (15.56%) R
6 5 (11.11%) Java
6 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.44%) VB6
8 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Basel III
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle
3 8 (17.78%) Citrix
3 8 (17.78%) VMware
4 6 (13.33%) Bloomberg
4 6 (13.33%) Calypso
4 6 (13.33%) Reuters
5 3 (6.67%) LANDesk
5 3 (6.67%) McAfee
5 3 (6.67%) Qualys
6 2 (4.44%) EMC
6 2 (4.44%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.22%) BT
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.22%) ION Trading
7 1 (2.22%) Splunk
7 1 (2.22%) TIBCO