Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 355 463 489
Rank change year-on-year +108 +26 -9
Contract jobs citing VB 152 324 428
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 1.04% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 201 291
Median daily rate £475 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £192 £275 £275
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +23.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 24 11
Median hourly rate £38.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +2.70% -53.75%
10th Percentile £28.60 £15.71 £15.25
90th Percentile £39.60 £43.40 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +2.70% -53.75%

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 13,038 31,037 42,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.56% 41.60% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,646 21,618 30,483
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +2.70%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £320
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 619 621
Median hourly rate £37.00 £43.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.94% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.24 £17.00
90th Percentile £58.73 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.85
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.57% +4.61%

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020. 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 +124 67 £488 +18.18% 17
North of England +100 19 £190 -45.71% 12
Midlands +64 16 £380 +5.56% 14
East of England +82 15 £500 +48.15% 12
West Midlands +64 15 £380 +10.14% 7
South West +86 14 £500 +40.85% 3
South East +105 12 £456 +21.67% 21
North West +71 12 £189 -24.40% 5
Yorkshire +48 4 - - 7
North East +40 3 £320 -
East Midlands +26 1 - - 7
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 78 (51.32%) SQL
2 67 (44.08%) SQL Server
3 60 (39.47%) PowerShell
4 58 (38.16%) Microsoft
5 54 (35.53%) Windows
6 52 (34.21%) C#
7 49 (32.24%) Security Cleared
8 41 (26.97%) Oracle
9 40 (26.32%) Java
10 35 (23.03%) Microsoft Excel
11 34 (22.37%) Finance
12 32 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (20.39%) JavaScript
14 30 (19.74%) .NET
14 30 (19.74%) Windows 10
14 30 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (19.08%) Active Directory
16 28 (18.42%) DV Cleared
17 27 (17.76%) HTML
17 27 (17.76%) Migration
18 25 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
19 23 (15.13%) SC Cleared
20 22 (14.47%) CSS
20 22 (14.47%) VMware
21 21 (13.82%) VBA
21 21 (13.82%) ITIL
21 21 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
22 19 (12.50%) Windows 7
23 18 (11.84%) C

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 (7.89%) ArcGIS
2 11 (7.24%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.92%) Moodle
4 7 (4.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.63%) IIS
6 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.66%) SAS
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.66%) Site Server
7 1 (0.66%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 35 (23.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (7.89%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.66%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.84%) Power Platform
2 13 (8.55%) Azure
3 7 (4.61%) Office 365
3 7 (4.61%) Power Automate
3 7 (4.61%) PowerApps
4 5 (3.29%) AWS
4 5 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (3.29%) Logic Apps
5 2 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.32%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.32%) IaaS
5 2 (1.32%) PaaS
5 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Serverless
5 2 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.66%) GitHub
6 1 (0.66%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.61%) DHCP
1 7 (4.61%) DNS
1 7 (4.61%) HTTP
2 3 (1.97%) Firewall
3 2 (1.32%) SSH
4 1 (0.66%) 2G
4 1 (0.66%) 3G
4 1 (0.66%) 4G
4 1 (0.66%) 5G
4 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.66%) SAN
4 1 (0.66%) Skype
4 1 (0.66%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (44.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.87%) Power BI
3 10 (6.58%) MS Access
3 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.26%) GIS
5 8 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.61%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.61%) Siebel EIM
6 7 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.95%) MySQL
7 6 (3.95%) Tableau
8 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.63%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 4 (2.63%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (2.63%) QlikView
10 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MSI
1 10 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.92%) JIRA
2 9 (5.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.26%) Subversion
4 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (3.95%) AdminStudio
6 4 (2.63%) JMeter
6 4 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.97%) NeoLoad
7 3 (1.97%) SilkPerformer
7 3 (1.97%) WebLOAD
8 2 (1.32%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.32%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.32%) NUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 34 (22.37%) Finance
2 15 (9.87%) Banking
3 8 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.61%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.29%) Front Office
6 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.97%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (1.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.66%) Billing
9 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.66%) Finnish Language
9 1 (0.66%) International Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.66%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (40.79%) Developer
2 18 (11.84%) Analyst
3 16 (10.53%) Web Developer
4 12 (7.89%) Consultant
4 12 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (6.58%) C# Developer
6 9 (5.92%) SQL Developer
7 7 (4.61%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.61%) Siebel Developer
8 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) VB Developer
9 5 (3.29%) Active Directory Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Architect
9 5 (3.29%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) Applications Developer
10 4 (2.63%) Applications Support
10 4 (2.63%) IFS Consultant
11 3 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.74%) .NET
2 27 (17.76%) HTML
3 22 (14.47%) CSS
4 17 (11.18%) ASP.NET
5 16 (10.53%) Web Services
6 10 (6.58%) .NET Framework
7 9 (5.92%) XML
8 8 (5.26%) jQuery
9 7 (4.61%) WinForms
10 5 (3.29%) HTML5
10 5 (3.29%) JSON
10 5 (3.29%) WPF
11 4 (2.63%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.63%) XHTML
12 3 (1.97%) Classic ASP
12 3 (1.97%) CSS3
12 3 (1.97%) SOAP
13 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (1.32%) Gherkin
13 2 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.29%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.29%) Robotics
4 4 (2.63%) Equities
4 4 (2.63%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.97%) CMDB
5 3 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.97%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.32%) Derivative
6 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.32%) NHS
6 2 (1.32%) SCADA
6 2 (1.32%) Social Media
7 1 (0.66%) Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.66%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.53%) Windows
2 30 (19.74%) Windows 10
3 19 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.55%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.89%) Unix
5 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (6.58%) Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (17.76%) Migration
4 21 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (13.82%) ITIL
5 17 (11.18%) Web Development
6 14 (9.21%) Configuration Management
7 13 (8.55%) Data Migration
7 13 (8.55%) Test Scripting
8 12 (7.89%) Data Modelling
9 11 (7.24%) DevOps
9 11 (7.24%) Scrum
9 11 (7.24%) Workflow
10 10 (6.58%) Change Management
10 10 (6.58%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (6.58%) SDLC
10 10 (6.58%) Service Design
10 10 (6.58%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.92%) Release Management
11 9 (5.92%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 78 (51.32%) SQL
2 60 (39.47%) PowerShell
3 52 (34.21%) C#
4 40 (26.32%) Java
5 31 (20.39%) JavaScript
6 21 (13.82%) VBA
7 18 (11.84%) C
8 17 (11.18%) VBScript
9 16 (10.53%) C++
10 12 (7.89%) Python
10 12 (7.89%) T-SQL
11 9 (5.92%) PL/SQL
11 9 (5.92%) VB6
12 5 (3.29%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.63%) Perl
13 4 (2.63%) Scala
13 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.97%) PHP
15 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (32.24%) Security Cleared
2 28 (18.42%) DV Cleared
3 23 (15.13%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.29%) Degree
6 5 (3.29%) ISEB
7 4 (2.63%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.66%) HNC
9 1 (0.66%) HND
9 1 (0.66%) MBA
9 1 (0.66%) MCP
9 1 (0.66%) OCP
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.66%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) QA
2 6 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.63%) SLA
4 2 (1.32%) COREP
4 2 (1.32%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.66%) Basel III
5 1 (0.66%) DICOM
5 1 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (19.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (5.26%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.66%) Docker
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) SCCM
2 11 (7.24%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (5.92%) Ansible
4 4 (2.63%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.32%) vRealize
6 1 (0.66%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.66%) Control-M
6 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 41 (26.97%) Oracle
3 22 (14.47%) VMware
4 12 (7.89%) ESRI
4 12 (7.89%) Lumension
4 12 (7.89%) Sophos
5 8 (5.26%) Cisco
5 8 (5.26%) SAP
6 7 (4.61%) HP
6 7 (4.61%) Siebel
7 6 (3.95%) Blue Prism
7 6 (3.95%) UiPath
8 4 (2.63%) IFS
9 3 (1.97%) Informatica
9 3 (1.97%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.32%) Altiris
10 2 (1.32%) Citrix
10 2 (1.32%) Cognos
10 2 (1.32%) hybris
10 2 (1.32%) McAfee