Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 208 217
Rank change year-on-year -33 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing VB 18 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.87% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 25
City of London median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £310 £382 £303
90th Percentile £504 £599 £633
Central London median daily rate £400 £450 £423
% change year-on-year -11.11% +6.51% +0.90%
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 3,781 3,545 3,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.85% 51.68% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,145 2,880 2,812
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £319
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.33% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 12
City of London median hourly rate £29.55 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.42% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £13.12 £13.30 £16.66
90th Percentile £60.47 £30.00 £56.68
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.33% -21.82% +15.79%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018, 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 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 9 (50.00%) .NET
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) VBA
4 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
4 7 (38.89%) C#
5 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (27.78%) MS Access
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Citrix
6 5 (27.78%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
7 4 (22.22%) QA
7 4 (22.22%) Law
7 4 (22.22%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) IIS
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 3 (16.67%) Reinsurance
8 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (16.67%) Analytics
8 3 (16.67%) SDLC
8 3 (16.67%) TDD
8 3 (16.67%) Degree

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 3 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (27.78%) MS Access
4 2 (11.11%) KDB
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.56%) Data Lake
5 1 (5.56%) HDInsight
5 1 (5.56%) Ingres
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.56%) Power BI
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) jMock
1 2 (11.11%) JUnit
1 2 (11.11%) Mockito
2 1 (5.56%) MSI
2 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Retail
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) French Language
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) German Language
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Italian Language
4 1 (5.56%) Japanese Language
4 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Access Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Access VBA Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Java Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) VBA Developer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Excel Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Ingres Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL Developer
6 1 (5.56%) VBA Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) JMS
3 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 2 (11.11%) Rendezvous
3 2 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Reinsurance
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Derivative
2 2 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Analytics
2 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (16.67%) SDLC
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 2 (11.11%) B2B
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) OOD
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
2 7 (38.89%) VBA
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Citrix
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) McAfee
3 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.56%) iManage
4 1 (5.56%) Intapp
4 1 (5.56%) Ivanti