Period
to 11 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 210 241
Rank change year-on-year +93 +31 -28
Contract jobs citing VB 12 31 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.48% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 0.96% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 16
Median daily rate £481 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +33.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £363 £468 £298
90th Percentile £511 £558 £491
Central London median daily rate £488 £500 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +33.33% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,091 3,215 3,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.84% 49.67% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 2,617 3,137
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £406 £368
90th Percentile £688 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 18
Median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +62.79% -6.49%
10th Percentile £24.43 £21.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £54.85 £56.50 £64.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -18.61%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020, 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 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) VBScript
2 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Security Hardening
7 2 (16.67%) Patch Management

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 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (8.33%) Power BI
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) AdminStudio
1 2 (16.67%) MSI
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Access Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IAM Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Process Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Siebel Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) COM
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) DCOM
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Reinsurance
3 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Security Hardening
3 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) VBScript
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) MUMPS
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) UiPath
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) Qualys
4 1 (8.33%) Siebel