Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 200 178
Rank change year-on-year -8 -22 +12
Contract jobs citing VB 40 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.44% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.05% 0.88% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 42
City of London median daily rate £413 £330 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.48% -6.21%
10th Percentile £330 £213 £308
90th Percentile £542 £475 £570
Central London median daily rate £400 £330 £403
% change year-on-year +21.21% -18.01% -10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £30.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 3,796 3,073 3,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.36% 50.12% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,232 2,581 2,649
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £663 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% -1.72% +18.13%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.90 £19.25
90th Percentile £59.80 £50.31 £57.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year -21.82% -1.72% +34.84%

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 23 February 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

VB
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 2 - -
VB
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 27 (67.50%) Finance
2 26 (65.00%) C#
2 26 (65.00%) SQL
3 22 (55.00%) .NET
4 21 (52.50%) Banking
5 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 19 (47.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 17 (42.50%) VBA
8 15 (37.50%) Oracle
8 15 (37.50%) Front Office
8 15 (37.50%) Investment Banking
9 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
9 14 (35.00%) VB.NET
9 14 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database
10 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
10 13 (32.50%) Mathematics
10 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (32.50%) WinForms
11 9 (22.50%) ITIL
12 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 7 (17.50%) Windows
13 7 (17.50%) VBScript
13 7 (17.50%) Release Management
14 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (15.00%) SDLC
15 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
15 5 (12.50%) Web Services
15 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database
3 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.00%) Power BI
6 2 (5.00%) QlikView
7 1 (2.50%) Data Lake
7 1 (2.50%) HDInsight
7 1 (2.50%) OLAP
7 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (67.50%) Finance
2 21 (52.50%) Banking
3 15 (37.50%) Front Office
3 15 (37.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) .NET Developer
2 13 (32.50%) C# Developer
2 13 (32.50%) WinForms Developer
3 12 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (22.50%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.00%) Production Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Release Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) CRM Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) QlikView Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) .NET
2 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (32.50%) WinForms
4 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) ActiveX
6 1 (2.50%) ADO
6 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) COM
6 1 (2.50%) CSS
6 1 (2.50%) DAO
6 1 (2.50%) DCOM
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) Redux
6 1 (2.50%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
6 1 (2.50%) WSDL
6 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.50%) Derivative
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Mathematics
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Release Management
4 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.00%) SDLC
5 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Patch Management
6 4 (10.00%) Security Management
6 4 (10.00%) Security Patching
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.50%) ETL
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.50%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) C#
1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) VBA
3 14 (35.00%) VB.NET
4 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (17.50%) VBScript
6 4 (10.00%) VB6
7 3 (7.50%) Java
7 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.50%) C++
9 1 (2.50%) MUMPS
9 1 (2.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Ivanti
3 4 (10.00%) McAfee
3 4 (10.00%) Qualys
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) BT
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Hyperion