Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 150 220
Rank change year-on-year +18 +70 +9
Contract jobs citing VB 10 17 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.43% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.89% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 18
10th Percentile £350 £363 £319
25th Percentile £363 £413 £434
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year -13.16% -5.00% +42.86%
75th Percentile £550 £494 £534
90th Percentile £574 £530 £575
Central London median daily rate £413 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -13.16% - +28.81%

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 1,186 1,919 3,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.73% 49.05% 50.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1,525 2,784
10th Percentile £363 £381 £400
25th Percentile £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £625 £619
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 17
10th Percentile £15.55 £24.50 £15.08
25th Percentile £17.86 £26.19 "
Median hourly rate £23.45 £48.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -51.15% +128.57% -2.33%
75th Percentile £31.21 £53.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £34.84 £57.40 £45.10
Central London median hourly rate £21.73 £47.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -54.26% +118.39% +1.16%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) VBScript
3 4 (40.00%) VBA
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Network Management
5 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis

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 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (10.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) HR Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) HR Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) VBA Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) React Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Social Media Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) GraphQL
3 1 (10.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Network Management
3 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) API Design
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) VBA
2 4 (40.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Xen
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) UiPath
5 1 (10.00%) Facebook
5 1 (10.00%) Google