Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 506 405 505
Rank change year-on-year -101 +100 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 267 145 233
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.99% 1.00% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 92 147
10th Percentile £230 £233 £263
25th Percentile £335 £356 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £411 £450 £385
Median % change year-on-year -8.61% +16.88% -1.28%
75th Percentile £500 £525 £488
90th Percentile £616 £550 £524
UK median daily rate £419 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -6.89% +20.00% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 18
10th Percentile £52.35 £33.30 £15.50
25th Percentile £54.66 £39.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate £61.65 £45.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +37.00% +172.73% -9.59%
75th Percentile £71.76 - £23.00
90th Percentile £75.96 - £47.90
UK median hourly rate £61.65 £45.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +37.00% +172.73% -10.81%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 27,049 14,457 26,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.72% 42.06% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,982 10,281 18,944
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £483 £488
Median % change year-on-year +13.99% -1.03% +1.56%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 345 479
10th Percentile £19.52 £13.78 £16.50
25th Percentile £32.50 £24.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +4.11%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £58.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +15.29% -2.30% +3.57%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -120 136 £425 -15.00% 27
North of England -40 36 £450 +119.51% 17
South East -64 32 £263 -38.42% 6
Midlands -48 31 £414 +15.00% 19
West Midlands -41 26 £414 +14.86% 12
Yorkshire -31 17 £450 - 5
East of England -34 16 £369 -26.25% 8
North West -42 16 £475 +150.00% 9
South West -57 6 £323 -35.50% 8
East Midlands -28 5 £450 - 7
North East -4 3 £150 -56.83% 3
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 158 (59.18%) SQL
2 148 (55.43%) C#
3 142 (53.18%) SQL Server
4 135 (50.56%) .NET
5 93 (34.83%) Oracle
6 84 (31.46%) Windows
7 81 (30.34%) Microsoft Excel
8 77 (28.84%) VBA
8 77 (28.84%) PowerShell
9 68 (25.47%) Microsoft
10 56 (20.97%) T-SQL
10 56 (20.97%) Finance
10 56 (20.97%) Banking
10 56 (20.97%) DevOps
11 52 (19.48%) VBScript
11 52 (19.48%) Active Directory
12 50 (18.73%) .NET Framework
13 49 (18.35%) Data Analysis
14 46 (17.23%) Social Skills
15 45 (16.85%) VB.NET
16 44 (16.48%) SharePoint
16 44 (16.48%) VMware
16 44 (16.48%) Azure
17 43 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (14.61%) QA
18 39 (14.61%) Oracle Database
19 37 (13.86%) Java
20 34 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
20 34 (12.73%) Configuration Management
20 34 (12.73%) Agile Software Development

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 44 (16.48%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.37%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.49%) ArcGIS
4 11 (4.12%) IIS
5 9 (3.37%) Appian
6 8 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.50%) Confluence
7 4 (1.50%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.12%) Apache
9 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.75%) SAS
9 2 (0.75%) Site Server
9 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 81 (30.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (12.36%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.49%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Lorenzo
2 2 (0.75%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 2 (0.75%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.75%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.48%) Azure
2 27 (10.11%) Power Platform
3 24 (8.99%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (5.99%) OneDrive
5 11 (4.12%) AWS
5 11 (4.12%) Azure Monitor
5 11 (4.12%) GitHub
6 9 (3.37%) GitHub Actions
7 6 (2.25%) PowerApps
8 5 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.87%) Power Automate
9 4 (1.50%) GCP
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.12%) PaaS
10 3 (1.12%) SaaS
11 2 (0.75%) IaaS
11 2 (0.75%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.37%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.11%) DHCP
1 27 (10.11%) DNS
2 15 (5.62%) LAN
2 15 (5.62%) VLAN
2 15 (5.62%) VoIP
2 15 (5.62%) VPN
2 15 (5.62%) WAN
2 15 (5.62%) WebEx
2 15 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (4.12%) Firewall
4 10 (3.75%) SAN
5 6 (2.25%) Internet
6 2 (0.75%) NAS
6 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.37%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.37%) Telnet
7 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (53.18%) SQL Server
2 39 (14.61%) Oracle Database
3 27 (10.11%) Power BI
4 25 (9.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (6.74%) Relational Database
7 17 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (4.49%) GIS
9 11 (4.12%) MySQL
10 10 (3.75%) MS Access
11 7 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (2.62%) QlikView
12 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.50%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.50%) MariaDB
13 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2017
13 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2019
13 4 (1.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (10.86%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.24%) JIRA
3 21 (7.87%) Selenium
4 17 (6.37%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.75%) Cypress.io
5 10 (3.75%) Maven
6 9 (3.37%) Gradle
6 9 (3.37%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.62%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.25%) HP UFT
9 6 (2.25%) MSI
10 5 (1.87%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.87%) Postman
10 5 (1.87%) WiX
11 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.12%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 56 (20.97%) Banking
1 56 (20.97%) Finance
2 46 (17.23%) Social Skills
3 20 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.12%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.75%) Retail
6 7 (2.62%) Local Government
7 6 (2.25%) Front Office
8 5 (1.87%) Advertising
9 4 (1.50%) Publishing
10 2 (0.75%) Back Office
10 2 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.37%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.37%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 121 (45.32%) Developer
2 53 (19.85%) C# Developer
3 49 (18.35%) .NET Developer
4 29 (10.86%) Analyst
5 27 (10.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (9.74%) SharePoint Developer
7 18 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.74%) VB Developer
8 15 (5.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 15 (5.62%) Consultant
8 15 (5.62%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.62%) VB6 Developer
9 13 (4.87%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.49%) Architect
10 12 (4.49%) Data Analyst
10 12 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.00%) Active Directory Consultant
12 8 (3.00%) Software Developer
13 7 (2.62%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (50.56%) .NET
2 50 (18.73%) .NET Framework
3 30 (11.24%) WPF
4 26 (9.74%) ASP.NET
5 16 (5.99%) XMPP
6 14 (5.24%) CSS
6 14 (5.24%) HTML
6 14 (5.24%) WinForms
7 13 (4.87%) .NET Core
8 11 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (4.12%) XML
9 10 (3.75%) JSON
10 9 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (3.37%) Web Services
11 8 (3.00%) SOAP
12 6 (2.25%) REST
13 5 (1.87%) React
14 4 (1.50%) HTML5
14 4 (1.50%) jQuery
14 4 (1.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.87%) Legacy Systems
2 6 (2.25%) Legacy Code
3 5 (1.87%) NHS
3 5 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.12%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.75%) Cybercrime
6 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.75%) PMI
7 1 (0.37%) BYOD
7 1 (0.37%) Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) Equities
7 1 (0.37%) Legacy Applications
7 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.37%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (31.46%) Windows
2 34 (12.73%) Windows 10
3 25 (9.36%) Linux
4 19 (7.12%) Unix
4 19 (7.12%) Windows Server
5 17 (6.37%) Windows 7
6 14 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.75%) VMS
9 1 (0.37%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) CentOS
9 1 (0.37%) HPUX
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Solaris
9 1 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.97%) DevOps
2 49 (18.35%) Data Analysis
3 34 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (12.73%) Configuration Management
4 33 (12.36%) Migration
5 30 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (8.99%) Test Automation
7 21 (7.87%) Microservices
7 21 (7.87%) OO
8 20 (7.49%) OOP
8 20 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (6.74%) Software Engineering
10 17 (6.37%) ITIL
10 17 (6.37%) Test Scripting
11 16 (5.99%) Data Migration
12 15 (5.62%) Data Modelling
12 15 (5.62%) Disk Encryption
12 15 (5.62%) ITSM
12 15 (5.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 158 (59.18%) SQL
2 148 (55.43%) C#
3 77 (28.84%) PowerShell
3 77 (28.84%) VBA
4 56 (20.97%) T-SQL
5 52 (19.48%) VBScript
6 45 (16.85%) VB.NET
7 37 (13.86%) Java
8 33 (12.36%) C
9 31 (11.61%) PL/SQL
10 28 (10.49%) JavaScript
11 22 (8.24%) VB6
12 18 (6.74%) PHP
13 12 (4.49%) Python
14 11 (4.12%) Perl
15 10 (3.75%) C++
15 10 (3.75%) Go
16 6 (2.25%) R
16 6 (2.25%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.87%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.62%) Degree
6 6 (2.25%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.12%) ISEB
9 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.61%) QA
2 4 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (19.48%) Active Directory
2 43 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.62%) BitLocker
4 12 (4.49%) Docker
4 12 (4.49%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.50%) vSphere
7 2 (0.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (9.36%) SCCM
2 21 (7.87%) Ansible
3 15 (5.62%) AppManager
4 11 (4.12%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.12%) Terraform
5 10 (3.75%) Grafana
6 9 (3.37%) Argo
6 9 (3.37%) Prometheus
7 8 (3.00%) Kibana
8 2 (0.75%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.75%) WSUS
9 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.37%) nmon
9 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (34.83%) Oracle
2 68 (25.47%) Microsoft
3 44 (16.48%) VMware
4 30 (11.24%) Cisco
5 18 (6.74%) Citrix
6 16 (5.99%) Ivanti
7 13 (4.87%) Lumension
8 12 (4.49%) ESRI
8 12 (4.49%) Sophos
9 11 (4.12%) Atlassian
10 9 (3.37%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.87%) HP
11 5 (1.87%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.50%) UiPath
13 3 (1.12%) IBM
13 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.12%) SAP
13 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.75%) webMethods