Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 465 463 496
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 -114
Contract jobs citing VB 231 443 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 1.11% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 306 273
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £252 £300 £268
90th Percentile £525 £563 £545
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 17
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% -4.29% -58.82%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.91 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.90 £21.75 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +2.86% -58.82%

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 25,235 40,069 39,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.19% 44.16% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,385 28,373 28,142
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 625 717
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.28 £18.00 £17.52
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in England

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in England

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in England over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in England

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in England

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in England over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor 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 27 February 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 +16 91 £425 - 30
South East +44 37 £397 -0.44% 44
North of England +31 36 £264 -29.67% 36
Midlands +47 30 £360 - 43
North West +8 25 £198 -48.53% 18
South West +22 21 £404 -5.00% 17
West Midlands +43 17 £360 +11.63% 12
East of England +24 13 £500 -13.04% 12
East Midlands +35 12 £413 +10.00% 30
Yorkshire +59 7 £413 -1.49% 16
North East +20 4 £490 +40.00% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 123 (53.25%) SQL
2 101 (43.72%) Windows
3 97 (41.99%) Microsoft
3 97 (41.99%) PowerShell
4 84 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 75 (32.47%) .NET
5 75 (32.47%) C#
6 59 (25.54%) Active Directory
7 58 (25.11%) SCCM
8 55 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 44 (19.05%) Windows 10
10 43 (18.61%) Finance
11 42 (18.18%) Oracle
12 37 (16.02%) VBScript
12 37 (16.02%) Microsoft Excel
12 37 (16.02%) SC Cleared
13 35 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (15.15%) VB6
14 33 (14.29%) HTML
14 33 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
15 32 (13.85%) Migration
15 32 (13.85%) VMware
16 31 (13.42%) ASP.NET
17 30 (12.99%) JavaScript
18 28 (12.12%) T-SQL
19 27 (11.69%) Windows Server
20 26 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 25 (10.82%) Windows 7
21 25 (10.82%) VB.NET
21 25 (10.82%) ITIL

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 11 (4.76%) IIS
2 8 (3.46%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.73%) WordPress
7 3 (1.30%) OpenEdge
7 3 (1.30%) SAS
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (16.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.39%) Azure
2 23 (9.96%) Office 365
3 14 (6.06%) Power Platform
4 10 (4.33%) AWS
5 9 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.16%) GitHub
7 4 (1.73%) IaaS
8 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.43%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.82%) DNS
2 22 (9.52%) DHCP
3 14 (6.06%) LAN
4 13 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.90%) Firewall
6 8 (3.46%) HTTP
7 7 (3.03%) Skype
8 5 (2.16%) SSL
8 5 (2.16%) WAN
9 4 (1.73%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.73%) VLAN
10 3 (1.30%) 4G
11 2 (0.87%) 2G
11 2 (0.87%) 3G
11 2 (0.87%) GSM
11 2 (0.87%) Internet
11 2 (0.87%) LTE
11 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.87%) RNC
11 2 (0.87%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (6.93%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.06%) Power BI
6 13 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (3.46%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.46%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (2.16%) MS Access
13 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (1.30%) DTS
14 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (1.30%) QlikView
14 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.63%) MSI
3 12 (5.19%) InstallShield
4 11 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.90%) AdminStudio
6 7 (3.03%) HP UFT
7 6 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.30%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.87%) JIRA
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.87%) Selenium
11 1 (0.43%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.43%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.43%) Maven
11 1 (0.43%) NSubstitute
General
1 43 (18.61%) Finance
2 17 (7.36%) Banking
3 10 (4.33%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 3 (1.30%) Front Office
6 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (35.50%) Developer
2 27 (11.69%) Analyst
3 26 (11.26%) .NET Developer
4 22 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (6.93%) C# Developer
5 16 (6.93%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.49%) Architect
7 14 (6.06%) SQL Developer
8 11 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.33%) Applications Support
10 9 (3.90%) Administrator
11 7 (3.03%) Azure Administrator
11 7 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) Support Technician
11 7 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) VB Developer
11 7 (3.03%) VB.NET Developer
12 6 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (32.47%) .NET
2 33 (14.29%) HTML
3 31 (13.42%) ASP.NET
4 19 (8.23%) XML
5 17 (7.36%) CSS
6 15 (6.49%) .NET Framework
7 14 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (5.19%) WinForms
9 9 (3.90%) Web Services
10 8 (3.46%) HTML5
10 8 (3.46%) jQuery
10 8 (3.46%) WPF
11 5 (2.16%) ODBC
12 4 (1.73%) Entity Framework
12 4 (1.73%) Spring
13 3 (1.30%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.30%) LDAP
13 3 (1.30%) SVG
13 3 (1.30%) WCF
14 2 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.19%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.46%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.60%) Graphic Design
5 6 (2.60%) PKI
6 5 (2.16%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.16%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.73%) Blog
8 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.30%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.87%) LIMS
9 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
9 2 (0.87%) PACS
9 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.87%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 101 (43.72%) Windows
2 44 (19.05%) Windows 10
3 27 (11.69%) Windows Server
4 25 (10.82%) Windows 7
5 16 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.76%) Linux
7 11 (4.76%) Unix
8 7 (3.03%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.73%) VMS
11 1 (0.43%) CentOS
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.85%) Migration
3 25 (10.82%) ITIL
4 23 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (8.23%) Application Packaging
7 19 (8.23%) Configuration Management
8 18 (7.79%) MVC
9 16 (6.93%) OO
9 16 (6.93%) Patch Management
10 15 (6.49%) Data Analysis
11 14 (6.06%) ETL
11 14 (6.06%) Problem Management
11 14 (6.06%) Project Management
12 12 (5.19%) Process Improvement
12 12 (5.19%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.19%) Web Development
13 11 (4.76%) Analytics
14 10 (4.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 123 (53.25%) SQL
2 97 (41.99%) PowerShell
3 75 (32.47%) C#
4 37 (16.02%) VBScript
5 35 (15.15%) VB6
6 30 (12.99%) JavaScript
7 28 (12.12%) T-SQL
8 25 (10.82%) VB.NET
9 23 (9.96%) VBA
10 21 (9.09%) Java
11 16 (6.93%) Python
12 12 (5.19%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.03%) C
13 7 (3.03%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.16%) C++
14 5 (2.16%) PHP
15 4 (1.73%) REXX
15 4 (1.73%) Tcl
16 3 (1.30%) R
16 3 (1.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 55 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.76%) Degree
5 10 (4.33%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.16%) ISEB
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.16%) MCSE
7 4 (1.73%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.30%) MCITP
9 2 (0.87%) MCP
9 2 (0.87%) OCP
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.87%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) HL7
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) DICOM
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (25.54%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.16%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.73%) vSphere
7 4 (1.73%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (25.11%) SCCM
2 13 (5.63%) WSUS
3 12 (5.19%) ThinApp
4 9 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (3.03%) HP ALM
5 7 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.60%) Ansible
7 3 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.43%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.43%) SCOM
9 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 97 (41.99%) Microsoft
2 42 (18.18%) Oracle
3 32 (13.85%) VMware
4 21 (9.09%) Citrix
5 15 (6.49%) HP
6 11 (4.76%) McAfee
7 9 (3.90%) Symantec
8 6 (2.60%) webMethods
9 5 (2.16%) UiPath
9 5 (2.16%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.73%) Micro Focus
11 3 (1.30%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.30%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.30%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.30%) Northgate
11 3 (1.30%) Reuters
11 3 (1.30%) SAP
11 3 (1.30%) Sybase
12 2 (0.87%) Huawei
12 2 (0.87%) PeopleSoft