Period
to 21 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 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)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 410 449
Rank change year-on-year +10 +39 +45
Contract jobs citing VB 185 224 453
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 1.08% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 138 326
10th Percentile £261 £200 £300
25th Percentile £320 £330 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £402 £420 £388
Median % change year-on-year -4.38% +8.39% +6.16%
75th Percentile £525 £494 £484
90th Percentile £579 £525 £556
UK median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
10th Percentile £26.75 £16.20 £15.14
25th Percentile £33.72 " £15.28
Median hourly rate £42.69 £16.50 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year +158.70% -9.59% -45.93%
75th Percentile £45.00 £23.91 £37.69
90th Percentile " £45.13 £43.95
UK median hourly rate £42.69 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +158.70% -10.81% -45.19%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 17,430 20,821 37,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.10% 40.95% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,438 14,802 26,878
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £405 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £600 £580 £575
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.36% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 373 563
10th Percentile £18.85 £17.21 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £25.36
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £49.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VB in England

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in England.

Daily rate trend for VB in England

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VB in England

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in England.

Hourly rate trend for VB in England

VB
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VB in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for VB in England

VB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 6 months to 21 April 2021. 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
London +17 96 £465 +6.29% 15
South East +51 36 £425 - 16
North of England +34 15 £350 +75.00% 19
East of England +26 14 £513 +13.89% 1
North West +19 12 £358 +84.28% 8
Midlands +19 10 £290 -22.67% 12
South West +42 7 £351 -16.37% 15
West Midlands +19 6 £238 -38.71% 4
East Midlands +7 4 £400 +8.84% 8
North East +29 3 £350 -28.57%
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for VB.

1 92 (49.73%) SQL
2 64 (34.59%) Microsoft
3 58 (31.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 57 (30.81%) SQL Server
5 52 (28.11%) C#
6 51 (27.57%) Windows
7 46 (24.86%) Finance
8 45 (24.32%) Security Cleared
8 45 (24.32%) PowerShell
9 43 (23.24%) .NET
10 38 (20.54%) Oracle
11 37 (20.00%) Java
12 35 (18.92%) Active Directory
13 34 (18.38%) VBScript
14 33 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (16.22%) SC Cleared
16 29 (15.68%) Migration
17 26 (14.05%) Azure
18 25 (13.51%) SDLC
18 25 (13.51%) VBA
19 24 (12.97%) SLA
19 24 (12.97%) Degree
20 23 (12.43%) DevOps
20 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
22 21 (11.35%) Banking
22 21 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
23 20 (10.81%) Telecoms
23 20 (10.81%) HTML
24 19 (10.27%) VMware

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (5.41%) ArcGIS
2 8 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.78%) IIS
4 5 (2.70%) SAS
5 3 (1.62%) Confluence
6 2 (1.08%) Site Server
7 1 (0.54%) Documentum
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 58 (31.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (5.41%) Photoshop
4 4 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.08%) Simulink
5 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.54%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.54%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.05%) Azure
2 12 (6.49%) Power Platform
3 10 (5.41%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (3.78%) AWS
4 7 (3.78%) SaaS
5 6 (3.24%) Azure Logic Apps
5 6 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (3.24%) Power Automate
5 6 (3.24%) PowerApps
6 5 (2.70%) IaaS
6 5 (2.70%) PaaS
7 4 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.62%) GCP
8 3 (1.62%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.08%) Google Workspace
9 2 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (1.08%) Taleo
10 1 (0.54%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.95%) HTTP
2 5 (2.70%) DHCP
2 5 (2.70%) DNS
2 5 (2.70%) Firewall
3 3 (1.62%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.62%) SMTP
4 2 (1.08%) SAN
4 2 (1.08%) WAAS
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (30.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (7.57%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (6.49%) MySQL
4 12 (6.49%) Power BI
5 9 (4.86%) MS Access
6 8 (4.32%) GIS
7 7 (3.78%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.70%) Big Data
8 5 (2.70%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.16%) Blockchain
9 4 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.62%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (1.62%) PowerPivot
10 3 (1.62%) SSDT
11 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.08%) Tableau
12 1 (0.54%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 16 (8.65%) JIRA
2 13 (7.03%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.32%) JMeter
3 8 (4.32%) NeoLoad
3 8 (4.32%) SilkPerformer
3 8 (4.32%) WebLOAD
4 6 (3.24%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.16%) MSI
5 4 (2.16%) Selenium
5 4 (2.16%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.62%) Appium
6 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.62%) eggPlant
6 3 (1.62%) HP UFT
6 3 (1.62%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.62%) JUnit
6 3 (1.62%) Maven
6 3 (1.62%) TestRail
7 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (24.86%) Finance
2 21 (11.35%) Banking
3 20 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.41%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.32%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.78%) Front Office
7 6 (3.24%) Legal
8 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.16%) Retail
10 3 (1.62%) Games
10 3 (1.62%) Publishing
11 2 (1.08%) Advertising
12 1 (0.54%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.54%) Law
12 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (26.49%) Developer
2 18 (9.73%) Analyst
3 13 (7.03%) Consultant
3 13 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (6.49%) .NET Developer
4 12 (6.49%) Ericsson Engineer
4 12 (6.49%) Tester
5 9 (4.86%) VB Developer
6 8 (4.32%) Performance Tester
7 7 (3.78%) Lead Tester
8 6 (3.24%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.24%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.24%) Technical Manager
8 6 (3.24%) Technical Project Manager
9 5 (2.70%) Administrator
9 5 (2.70%) C# Developer
9 5 (2.70%) HR Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Software Developer
9 5 (2.70%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.16%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.24%) .NET
2 20 (10.81%) HTML
3 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET
3 17 (9.19%) Web Services
4 9 (4.86%) JSON
5 7 (3.78%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.78%) SOAP
5 7 (3.78%) WinForms
6 6 (3.24%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 6 (3.24%) REST
7 5 (2.70%) CSS
7 5 (2.70%) XML
8 4 (2.16%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.16%) MDX
9 3 (1.62%) JSP
9 3 (1.62%) LDAP
9 3 (1.62%) WPF
10 2 (1.08%) ADO.NET
10 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.86%) Social Media
4 8 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.32%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.16%) Equities
5 4 (2.16%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.16%) PMI
6 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.62%) NHS
6 3 (1.62%) Robotics
7 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.08%) Derivative
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
7 2 (1.08%) VAX
8 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 51 (27.57%) Windows
2 18 (9.73%) Windows Server
3 17 (9.19%) Windows 10
4 14 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.03%) Linux
5 13 (7.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (6.49%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.41%) Unix
9 3 (1.62%) CentOS
9 3 (1.62%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.54%) AIX
10 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.68%) Migration
3 25 (13.51%) SDLC
4 23 (12.43%) DevOps
5 21 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (9.19%) Analytics
6 17 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (9.19%) ITIL
7 15 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (8.11%) Performance Management
8 14 (7.57%) Systems Engineering
9 13 (7.03%) Scrum
10 12 (6.49%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.49%) Open Source
11 11 (5.95%) Change Management
11 11 (5.95%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.95%) Test Scripting
12 10 (5.41%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.41%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (49.73%) SQL
2 52 (28.11%) C#
3 45 (24.32%) PowerShell
4 37 (20.00%) Java
5 34 (18.38%) VBScript
6 25 (13.51%) VBA
7 18 (9.73%) JavaScript
8 17 (9.19%) C
9 15 (8.11%) Python
10 13 (7.03%) PL/SQL
10 13 (7.03%) VB.NET
11 12 (6.49%) C++
12 11 (5.95%) PHP
13 10 (5.41%) T-SQL
14 6 (3.24%) Perl
15 5 (2.70%) Bash Shell
16 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
16 4 (2.16%) VB6
17 3 (1.62%) MATLAB
18 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 45 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.97%) Degree
4 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.41%) ISTQB
5 10 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.32%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.32%) ISEB
8 4 (2.16%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.08%) MCP
10 2 (1.08%) OCP
10 2 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.08%) PMP
10 2 (1.08%) SAP Certification
10 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.97%) SLA
2 19 (10.27%) QA
3 3 (1.62%) COREP
3 3 (1.62%) CRD IV
3 3 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) Basel III
4 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.54%) DICOM
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.86%) VMware NSX
4 6 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.62%) vSphere
6 2 (1.08%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.08%) Docker
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.54%) Xen
7 1 (0.54%) XenApp
7 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (7.03%) HP ALM
2 12 (6.49%) SCCM
3 9 (4.86%) Ansible
4 4 (2.16%) WSUS
5 3 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.08%) vRealize
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.54%) SCOM
7 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.54%) Terraform
7 1 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 64 (34.59%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.54%) Oracle
3 19 (10.27%) VMware
4 15 (8.11%) Ericsson
4 15 (8.11%) Huawei
4 15 (8.11%) Nokia
5 13 (7.03%) HP
6 12 (6.49%) Citrix
7 10 (5.41%) ESRI
7 10 (5.41%) Lumension
7 10 (5.41%) Sophos
8 9 (4.86%) Cisco
9 8 (4.32%) SAP
10 4 (2.16%) IBM
10 4 (2.16%) Splunk
11 3 (1.62%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.62%) Google
11 3 (1.62%) UiPath
12 2 (1.08%) Altiris
12 2 (1.08%) Informatica