Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 478 372 435
Rank change year-on-year -106 +63 +36
Contract jobs citing VB 214 178 456
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 1.27% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 118 318
10th Percentile £263 £200 £299
25th Percentile £325 £369 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £450 £384
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +17.09% +6.02%
75th Percentile £519 £517 £488
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £387
% change year-on-year -8.33% +16.35% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 14
10th Percentile £24.02 " £22.21
25th Percentile £26.99 £38.25 £40.63
Median hourly rate £34.54 £39.50 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.56% -5.95% +12.00%
75th Percentile £45.63 £40.75 £43.00
90th Percentile £58.75 " £45.23
UK median hourly rate £34.54 £32.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +7.10% -23.21% +40.00%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22,984 13,986 36,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.67% 41.89% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,479 10,005 25,526
10th Percentile £346 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 243 589
10th Percentile £16.20 £15.35 £20.30
25th Percentile £24.75 £22.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.43%
75th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.57
% change year-on-year - -4.63% +8.70%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -85 114 £450 -5.76% 15
North of England -22 34 £400 +100.00% 17
North West -14 24 £400 +110.53% 10
South East -39 24 £425 -5.56% 19
Midlands -41 15 £320 -14.67% 20
East of England -23 14 £421 -15.75% 3
West Midlands -40 8 £259 -31.07% 13
North East -2 7 £338 -31.12% 1
East Midlands -13 7 £400 +8.84% 7
South West -13 6 £351 -26.05% 5
Yorkshire - 3 £415 - 6
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 124 (57.94%) SQL
2 76 (35.51%) .NET
3 67 (31.31%) C#
3 67 (31.31%) Finance
4 65 (30.37%) SQL Server
5 63 (29.44%) Microsoft
6 56 (26.17%) Social Skills
7 53 (24.77%) Microsoft Excel
8 46 (21.50%) Java
9 45 (21.03%) PowerShell
10 44 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (20.09%) Windows
12 39 (18.22%) Azure
13 32 (14.95%) DevOps
14 31 (14.49%) Oracle
15 30 (14.02%) JavaScript
15 30 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (13.55%) HTML
16 29 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (13.55%) Degree
17 28 (13.08%) Security Cleared
18 26 (12.15%) VBA
18 26 (12.15%) ASP.NET
18 26 (12.15%) Active Directory
19 25 (11.68%) Banking
19 25 (11.68%) Migration
19 25 (11.68%) VBScript
20 23 (10.75%) VB.NET
20 23 (10.75%) Analytics
21 22 (10.28%) Relational Database

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 12 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.74%) IIS
3 6 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.80%) SAS
4 5 (2.34%) Confluence
5 4 (1.87%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.40%) Apache
6 3 (1.40%) Site Server
6 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.40%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.47%) Documentum
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 53 (24.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (9.81%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.87%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) Simulink
5 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 39 (18.22%) Azure
2 18 (8.41%) Power Platform
3 17 (7.94%) AWS
4 12 (5.61%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (4.21%) SaaS
6 8 (3.74%) PowerApps
7 7 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.27%) Azure Logic Apps
7 7 (3.27%) GitHub
7 7 (3.27%) IaaS
7 7 (3.27%) PaaS
7 7 (3.27%) Power Automate
8 6 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.87%) GCP
9 4 (1.87%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.40%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.40%) AWS CodeCommit
10 3 (1.40%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (1.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.21%) Firewall
1 9 (4.21%) HTTP
2 4 (1.87%) DHCP
2 4 (1.87%) DNS
3 3 (1.40%) FTP
3 3 (1.40%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (1.40%) IPv4
3 3 (1.40%) LAN
3 3 (1.40%) WAN
4 2 (0.93%) NAS
4 2 (0.93%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) GSM
5 1 (0.47%) LTE
5 1 (0.47%) PBX
5 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.47%) SMTP
5 1 (0.47%) UMTS
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
5 1 (0.47%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (30.37%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.28%) Relational Database
2 22 (10.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (7.94%) Power BI
5 15 (7.01%) MS Access
6 14 (6.54%) MySQL
7 12 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.74%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.27%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.80%) QlikView
11 4 (1.87%) GIS
12 3 (1.40%) Electronic Patient Records
12 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.40%) SSDT
13 2 (0.93%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.93%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.07%) JIRA
3 7 (3.27%) GitLab
3 7 (3.27%) LoadRunner
4 6 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.80%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.87%) Selenium
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.40%) AdminStudio
6 3 (1.40%) Appium
6 3 (1.40%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.40%) eggPlant
6 3 (1.40%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.40%) JUnit
6 3 (1.40%) MSI
6 3 (1.40%) NeoLoad
6 3 (1.40%) SilkPerformer
6 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.40%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.40%) WebLOAD
General
1 67 (31.31%) Finance
2 56 (26.17%) Social Skills
3 29 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (11.68%) Banking
5 14 (6.54%) Telecoms
6 12 (5.61%) Public Sector
7 9 (4.21%) Retail
8 7 (3.27%) Front Office
9 6 (2.80%) Investment Banking
10 5 (2.34%) Games
11 4 (1.87%) Publishing
12 3 (1.40%) Advertising
12 3 (1.40%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (1.40%) Legal
13 2 (0.93%) Automotive
13 2 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.93%) Local Government
13 2 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.47%) Marketing
14 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (38.79%) Developer
2 26 (12.15%) .NET Developer
3 17 (7.94%) Analyst
4 12 (5.61%) Consultant
5 11 (5.14%) SQL Developer
6 10 (4.67%) Ericsson Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.21%) Applications Developer
7 9 (4.21%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
8 8 (3.74%) VB Developer
9 7 (3.27%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.27%) Tester
9 7 (3.27%) TM1 Developer
10 6 (2.80%) .NET Applications Developer
10 6 (2.80%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.80%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) Technical Manager
10 6 (2.80%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (35.51%) .NET
2 29 (13.55%) HTML
3 26 (12.15%) ASP.NET
4 20 (9.35%) .NET Framework
5 14 (6.54%) Web Services
6 13 (6.07%) JSON
7 12 (5.61%) MDX
8 11 (5.14%) XML
9 9 (4.21%) CSS
10 7 (3.27%) .NET Core
10 7 (3.27%) WinForms
11 6 (2.80%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.80%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 5 (2.34%) GraphQL
12 5 (2.34%) WPF
13 4 (1.87%) CSS3
13 4 (1.87%) Entity Framework
13 4 (1.87%) HTML5
13 4 (1.87%) REST
13 4 (1.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.14%) Social Media
2 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.21%) Robotics
2 9 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.74%) NHS
4 6 (2.80%) Equities
5 5 (2.34%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.87%) Derivative
6 4 (1.87%) Legacy Applications
6 4 (1.87%) Legacy Code
6 4 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
6 4 (1.87%) PMI
6 4 (1.87%) User Experience
7 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.09%) Windows
2 17 (7.94%) Linux
3 16 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.14%) Unix
5 10 (4.67%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (3.74%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.87%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.40%) CentOS
10 3 (1.40%) HPUX
10 3 (1.40%) SUSE
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.47%) Android
12 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (14.95%) DevOps
3 30 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (11.68%) Migration
5 23 (10.75%) Analytics
6 22 (10.28%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (10.28%) SDLC
7 18 (8.41%) ITIL
8 17 (7.94%) Data Modelling
9 16 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (6.54%) Scrum
11 13 (6.07%) Change Management
11 13 (6.07%) MVC
12 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (5.61%) Project Management
12 12 (5.61%) TDD
13 11 (5.14%) Performance Management
13 11 (5.14%) SOA
13 11 (5.14%) Systems Analysis
14 10 (4.67%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 124 (57.94%) SQL
2 67 (31.31%) C#
3 46 (21.50%) Java
4 45 (21.03%) PowerShell
5 30 (14.02%) JavaScript
6 26 (12.15%) VBA
7 25 (11.68%) VBScript
8 23 (10.75%) VB.NET
9 22 (10.28%) Python
10 21 (9.81%) PHP
11 16 (7.48%) T-SQL
12 15 (7.01%) VB6
13 14 (6.54%) C
14 13 (6.07%) C++
14 13 (6.07%) PL/SQL
15 10 (4.67%) Perl
16 7 (3.27%) Shell Script
17 6 (2.80%) Bash Shell
18 3 (1.40%) R
18 3 (1.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (13.55%) Degree
2 28 (13.08%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.27%) ISTQB
5 7 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.80%) ISEB
7 5 (2.34%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.87%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.40%) PMP
10 1 (0.47%) MCP
10 1 (0.47%) MCSE
10 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.47%) OCP
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.47%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.01%) SLA
2 12 (5.61%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) PMO
4 1 (0.47%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.34%) Docker
4 5 (2.34%) vSphere
5 4 (1.87%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.93%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (7.48%) SCCM
2 7 (3.27%) Ansible
2 7 (3.27%) HP ALM
3 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.80%) WSUS
4 4 (1.87%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.87%) Terraform
5 3 (1.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.40%) Puppet
6 2 (0.93%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.47%) vRealize
7 1 (0.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 63 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.49%) Oracle
3 21 (9.81%) Citrix
4 13 (6.07%) VMware
5 12 (5.61%) IBM
6 11 (5.14%) Ericsson
6 11 (5.14%) Huawei
6 11 (5.14%) Nokia
7 9 (4.21%) HP
8 6 (2.80%) Automation Anywhere
8 6 (2.80%) Cisco
9 4 (1.87%) ESRI
9 4 (1.87%) Lumension
9 4 (1.87%) Sophos
10 3 (1.40%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.40%) Micro Focus
10 3 (1.40%) NetApp
10 3 (1.40%) Planview
10 3 (1.40%) Splunk
10 3 (1.40%) TIBCO