Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 214 202
Rank change year-on-year -29 -12 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 17 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.54% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 1.05% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 34
City of London median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +1.49%
10th Percentile £298 £328 £302
90th Percentile £491 £538 £535
Central London median daily rate £375 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -3.03%
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 3,751 3,413 3,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.46% 51.52% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,120 2,733 2,751
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £358 £313
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +21.01% -22.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.31 £15.16
90th Percentile £50.48 £36.73 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +49.18% -24.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 (70.59%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
4 9 (52.94%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) VBA
6 5 (29.41%) Banking
6 5 (29.41%) Citrix
7 4 (23.53%) QA
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Law
7 4 (23.53%) Retail
7 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (17.65%) VBScript
8 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
8 3 (17.65%) IIS
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
8 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
8 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (17.65%) SDLC
9 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

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 (17.65%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) MS Access
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (11.76%) Power BI
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (5.88%) Data Lake
5 1 (5.88%) HDInsight
5 1 (5.88%) Ingres
5 1 (5.88%) QlikView
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 4 (23.53%) Law
3 4 (23.53%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Front Office
4 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.88%) French Language
5 1 (5.88%) German Language
5 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
5 1 (5.88%) Japanese Language
5 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (11.76%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Ingres Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.76%) WinForms
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
3 2 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
4 5 (29.41%) VBA
5 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
6 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (17.65%) VBScript
7 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.88%) C
7 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) Perl
7 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) NFS
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) VMware NSX
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.88%) vRealize
2 1 (5.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) iManage
4 1 (5.88%) Intapp
4 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Tableau
4 1 (5.88%) VMware