Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 208 213
Rank change year-on-year -38 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing VB 14 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 1.25% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 41 28
City of London median daily rate £470 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +10.09% -3.82%
10th Percentile £333 £334 £298
90th Percentile £509 £538 £513
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
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 3,847 3,762 3,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.25% 52.65% 50.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,205 3,144 2,781
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £381 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £24.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.48% -10.96% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.35 £16.06
90th Percentile £74.46 £30.00 £55.19
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (35.71%) MS Access
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) VBA
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) Reinsurance
6 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (14.29%) Power BI
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Derivative
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) jMock
6 2 (14.29%) KDB
6 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) Mockito

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 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) MS Access
3 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) KDB
4 2 (14.29%) Power BI
5 1 (7.14%) Ingres
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) jMock
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Mockito
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Access Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Access VBA Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Java Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) VBA Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Excel Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Excel VBA Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Ingres Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) VBA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) JMS
3 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (14.29%) Rendezvous
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Reinsurance
2 2 (14.29%) Derivative
2 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) B2B
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) OOD
3 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VBA
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) VMware