Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 344 290
Rank change year-on-year -94 -54 -54
Contract jobs citing VB 445 688 880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.70% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.12% 1.73% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 447 535
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £258
90th Percentile £538 £490 £514
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 48
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% +60.98%
10th Percentile £28.10 £21.25 £16.03
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.25 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £37.03
% change year-on-year -4.19% +12.76% +80.61%

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 39620 39750 40690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.21% 40.50% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27942 27561 27880
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 818 948
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.77 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +2 239 £390 +1.96% 26
North of England -46 67 £349 +8.31% 21
South East -70 60 £350 - 9
Midlands +15 51 £425 +6.25% 16
North West +9 40 £375 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +35 32 £375 -6.25% 10
Yorkshire +20 22 £345 -1.43% 8
South West -11 20 £431 +32.69% 5
East Midlands -8 14 £350 -6.67% 6
East of England -22 13 £375 +36.36% 3
North East -31 5 £450 +38.46% 6
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VB.

1 222 (49.89%) SQL
2 193 (43.37%) C#
3 156 (35.06%) .NET
4 139 (31.24%) Windows
5 133 (29.89%) Finance
6 131 (29.44%) SQL Server
7 112 (25.17%) Microsoft
8 102 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
9 94 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
10 91 (20.45%) PowerShell
11 84 (18.88%) Java
12 76 (17.08%) VBA
13 74 (16.63%) Oracle
14 72 (16.18%) VB.NET
15 69 (15.51%) VBScript
15 69 (15.51%) Banking
16 68 (15.28%) VB6
17 60 (13.48%) Web Services
18 57 (12.81%) HTML
19 50 (11.24%) JavaScript
19 50 (11.24%) ASP.NET
20 49 (11.01%) Active Directory
21 46 (10.34%) WinForms
22 43 (9.66%) Degree
23 42 (9.44%) T-SQL
23 42 (9.44%) Front Office
24 41 (9.21%) Linux
24 41 (9.21%) Test Automation
25 40 (8.99%) C++
25 40 (8.99%) .NET Framework

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 21 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.27%) IIS
3 15 (3.37%) Confluence
4 10 (2.25%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.02%) SAS
6 6 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.90%) CMS
8 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.67%) Apache
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.67%) JBoss
9 3 (0.67%) Kentico
9 3 (0.67%) nginx
9 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 102 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.57%) SmartSuite
5 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.45%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.12%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.67%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.67%) Summit
3 3 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.45%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.22%) HFM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.92%) Office 365
4 5 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.90%) Serverless
5 4 (0.90%) Slack
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.67%) SaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.45%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.45%) G Suite
7 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.45%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) BIME
8 1 (0.22%) iTunes
8 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.60%) Firewall
2 12 (2.70%) 3G
2 12 (2.70%) Network Security
3 11 (2.47%) LAN
4 10 (2.25%) WAN
5 9 (2.02%) DNS
5 9 (2.02%) GPRS
5 9 (2.02%) GSM
5 9 (2.02%) LTE
5 9 (2.02%) SGSN
5 9 (2.02%) Wireless
6 6 (1.35%) DHCP
6 6 (1.35%) HTTP
6 6 (1.35%) Internet
6 6 (1.35%) Skype
7 5 (1.12%) LDAP
8 4 (0.90%) VoIP
9 3 (0.67%) 4G
9 3 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (29.44%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.19%) Oracle Database
3 25 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (3.15%) MySQL
9 13 (2.92%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.47%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.47%) QlikView
10 11 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (2.25%) MS Access
11 10 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (1.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (6.52%) JIRA
2 25 (5.62%) Visual Studio
3 24 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (5.17%) Git (software)
5 18 (4.04%) HP UFT
6 17 (3.82%) Selenium
7 15 (3.37%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.37%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.15%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.25%) MSI
9 10 (2.25%) WinAutomation
10 8 (1.80%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.80%) Wise Package Studio
11 7 (1.57%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.35%) InstallShield
12 6 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.35%) Subversion
13 5 (1.12%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.12%) JUnit
13 5 (1.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 133 (29.89%) Finance
2 69 (15.51%) Banking
3 42 (9.44%) Front Office
4 25 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.82%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.60%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.37%) Marketing
8 13 (2.92%) Retail
9 11 (2.47%) Electronics
10 8 (1.80%) Legal
11 7 (1.57%) Back Office
12 6 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.35%) Publishing
13 4 (0.90%) Billing
13 4 (0.90%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.67%) Automotive
15 2 (0.45%) Avionics
15 2 (0.45%) Military
15 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (41.57%) Developer
2 95 (21.35%) Analyst
3 57 (12.81%) .NET Developer
3 57 (12.81%) C# Developer
4 35 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (7.19%) VB Developer
6 23 (5.17%) Architect
7 21 (4.72%) WinForms Developer
8 20 (4.49%) Test Analyst
8 20 (4.49%) VB6 Developer
9 19 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (4.04%) Software Developer
10 18 (4.04%) SQL Developer
10 18 (4.04%) VBA Developer
11 17 (3.82%) Data Analyst
12 16 (3.60%) Software Engineer
12 16 (3.60%) Support Analyst
12 16 (3.60%) VB.NET Developer
13 14 (3.15%) Applications Support
13 14 (3.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (35.06%) .NET
2 60 (13.48%) Web Services
3 57 (12.81%) HTML
4 50 (11.24%) ASP.NET
5 46 (10.34%) WinForms
6 40 (8.99%) .NET Framework
7 39 (8.76%) XML
8 22 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (4.94%) WPF
9 20 (4.49%) SOAP
10 16 (3.60%) REST
11 11 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (2.47%) COM+
11 11 (2.47%) CSS
11 11 (2.47%) XSLT
12 10 (2.25%) jQuery
13 9 (2.02%) JSON
13 9 (2.02%) Spring
14 8 (1.80%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.49%) Client/Server
3 15 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.47%) FMCG
6 10 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.25%) User Experience
7 9 (2.02%) Equities
8 8 (1.80%) Derivative
8 8 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.80%) Robotics
9 7 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.67%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.67%) RIA
13 2 (0.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 139 (31.24%) Windows
2 41 (9.21%) Linux
3 34 (7.64%) Unix
4 24 (5.39%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.70%) Android
6 11 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.47%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 9 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.02%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) MVS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (9.21%) Test Automation
3 39 (8.76%) ITIL
4 38 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (7.87%) MVC
6 33 (7.42%) Scrum
7 30 (6.74%) Migration
8 29 (6.52%) SDLC
8 29 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (5.84%) Web Development
10 24 (5.39%) TDD
10 24 (5.39%) Workflow
11 22 (4.94%) Analytics
11 22 (4.94%) BDD
11 22 (4.94%) Data Modelling
11 22 (4.94%) Software Engineering
12 21 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (4.49%) Mathematics
14 19 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.04%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 222 (49.89%) SQL
2 193 (43.37%) C#
3 91 (20.45%) PowerShell
4 84 (18.88%) Java
5 76 (17.08%) VBA
6 72 (16.18%) VB.NET
7 69 (15.51%) VBScript
8 68 (15.28%) VB6
9 50 (11.24%) JavaScript
10 42 (9.44%) T-SQL
11 40 (8.99%) C++
12 32 (7.19%) Python
13 21 (4.72%) C
13 21 (4.72%) Perl
14 19 (4.27%) Bash Shell
15 17 (3.82%) PL/SQL
15 17 (3.82%) R
15 17 (3.82%) Shell Script
16 16 (3.60%) PHP
17 13 (2.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (9.66%) Degree
2 20 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.47%) ISEB
6 8 (1.80%) MCSE
7 7 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.90%) MCP
10 4 (0.90%) MCSA
11 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.45%) PhD
12 2 (0.45%) VCP6
12 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.22%) CCA
13 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.04%) QA
2 11 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.35%) PMO
3 6 (1.35%) SLA
4 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.45%) MiFID
4 2 (0.45%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.22%) Basel III
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.02%) XenApp
5 6 (1.35%) Docker
6 4 (0.90%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (2.47%) AirWatch
1 11 (2.47%) Ansible
2 10 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.25%) SCCM
3 8 (1.80%) Puppet
4 7 (1.57%) RSA Archer
5 4 (0.90%) SCOM
5 4 (0.90%) ThinApp
6 3 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.67%) WSUS
7 2 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.45%) WMI
8 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 112 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 74 (16.63%) Oracle
3 29 (6.52%) Citrix
4 22 (4.94%) HP
4 22 (4.94%) SAP
4 22 (4.94%) VMware
5 19 (4.27%) IBM
6 13 (2.92%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.47%) MobileIron
8 10 (2.25%) Aveksa
8 10 (2.25%) Teradata
9 9 (2.02%) Sybase
9 9 (2.02%) Tableau
10 7 (1.57%) Blue Prism
10 7 (1.57%) Cisco
11 6 (1.35%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.35%) Calypso
11 6 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.35%) Reuters
12 5 (1.12%) Adobe