Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 112 200
Rank change year-on-year -35 +88 +42
Contract jobs citing VB 30 6 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 0.33% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 0.69% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 18
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £469 £500
Median % change year-on-year -25.33% -6.25% +11.11%
Central London median daily rate £350 £469 £500
% change year-on-year -25.33% -6.25% +25.00%

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 1,876 875 3,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.15% 48.77% 50.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,480 671 2,468
10th Percentile £413 £363 £400
25th Percentile £500 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £694 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 12
10th Percentile £26.15 £12.75 "
25th Percentile £32.00 £17.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate £36.50 £24.00 £33.45
Median % change year-on-year +52.08% -28.25% -9.82%
75th Percentile £61.56 £38.13 £51.50
90th Percentile £67.98 £39.55 £55.18
Central London median hourly rate £36.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +52.08% +6.67% -23.84%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VB as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for VB in the City of London

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VB in the City of London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for VB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 28 (93.33%) SQL
2 23 (76.67%) C#
3 22 (73.33%) .NET
3 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 22 (73.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (66.67%) VBA
5 17 (56.67%) VB.NET
5 17 (56.67%) Oracle
5 17 (56.67%) Data Analysis
5 17 (56.67%) .NET Framework
5 17 (56.67%) Oracle Database
6 15 (50.00%) Banking
6 15 (50.00%) Finance
7 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
8 12 (40.00%) QA
9 11 (36.67%) Windows
10 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
10 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
11 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
11 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 6 (20.00%) DevOps
12 6 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
13 5 (16.67%) WPF
13 5 (16.67%) C
13 5 (16.67%) OOP
13 5 (16.67%) OO
13 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (13.33%) Python
14 4 (13.33%) Migration

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 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Azure
1 4 (13.33%) Power Platform
2 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) IaaS
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (56.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.33%) Power BI
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.33%) QlikView
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.33%) Appium
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) MSI
2 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) TestNG
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (50.00%) Banking
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Social Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Influencing Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Developer
2 15 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 12 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Excel Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) .NET
2 17 (56.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (16.67%) WPF
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.67%) JSON
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) GraphQL
6 1 (3.33%) LINQ
6 1 (3.33%) React
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Reinsurance
2 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Data Analysis
2 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 6 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (16.67%) OOP
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Analytics
6 3 (10.00%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.67%) ETL
7 2 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.67%) Runbook
7 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.33%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.33%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) SQL
2 23 (76.67%) C#
3 20 (66.67%) VBA
4 17 (56.67%) VB.NET
5 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
6 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
7 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (16.67%) C
9 4 (13.33%) Python
10 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.00%) R
11 2 (6.67%) Java
11 2 (6.67%) VBScript
12 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Terraform
2 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee
3 1 (3.33%) Qualys