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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 264 244
Rank change year-on-year -79 -20  
Contract jobs citing VB 257 450 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.91% 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.43% 2.33% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 279 283
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £525 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
Median hourly rate £40.63 £23.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.63% -13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.04 £13.15 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.95 £43.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +51.78% +7.69%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18010 19278 19565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.89% 39.01% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12396 13442 13283
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 411 397
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.65 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.93 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 102 £375 -11.76% 29
South East -47 52 £360 -4.00% 17
East Midlands 0 24 £450 +25.87% 3
Yorkshire +36 19 £329 -15.16% 18
North West +10 18 £388 -3.12% 17
West Midlands +6 14 £375 +7.14% 12
East of England -2 12 £363 +21.84% 7
South West -9 12 £413 +26.92% 8
North East -8 4 £450 +57.89% 1
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 283 (55.82%) SQL
2 250 (49.31%) C#
3 244 (48.13%) .NET
4 192 (37.87%) SQL Server
5 185 (36.49%) Microsoft
6 182 (35.90%) Windows
7 139 (27.42%) Finance
8 101 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (19.13%) Java
10 93 (18.34%) JavaScript
10 93 (18.34%) HTML
10 93 (18.34%) VB6
11 84 (16.57%) VB.NET
11 84 (16.57%) Security Cleared
11 84 (16.57%) PowerShell
12 83 (16.37%) Microsoft Excel
13 82 (16.17%) Oracle
14 74 (14.60%) ASP.NET
15 65 (12.82%) MVC
16 63 (12.43%) Web Services
16 63 (12.43%) VBA
17 61 (12.03%) T-SQL
18 60 (11.83%) Migration
19 58 (11.44%) SC Cleared
20 57 (11.24%) jQuery
20 57 (11.24%) VBScript
21 56 (11.05%) XML
22 54 (10.65%) SharePoint
23 51 (10.06%) Banking
24 50 (9.86%) 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 54 (10.65%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.71%) IIS
3 33 (6.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 29 (5.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (2.76%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.37%) WebSphere
8 11 (2.17%) Apache
8 11 (2.17%) ArcGIS
8 11 (2.17%) SAS
8 11 (2.17%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.97%) NServiceBus
10 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.18%) Confluence
11 6 (1.18%) JBoss
11 6 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 83 (16.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) SmartSuite
5 2 (0.39%) SPSS
6 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.99%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.59%) Primavera
4 3 (0.59%) Summit
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) HFM
5 2 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.20%) Relativity
6 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.20%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.20%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.90%) Office 365
3 13 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.18%) PaaS
6 5 (0.99%) IaaS
7 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.59%) Mailgun
9 2 (0.39%) SaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.20%) BIME
10 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.34%) Internet
2 19 (3.75%) LAN
3 18 (3.55%) DNS
4 15 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.76%) WAN
6 13 (2.56%) DHCP
7 10 (1.97%) Firewall
7 10 (1.97%) Link 16
7 10 (1.97%) SMTP
8 9 (1.78%) 3G
8 9 (1.78%) FTP
8 9 (1.78%) GPRS
8 9 (1.78%) GSM
8 9 (1.78%) HTTP
8 9 (1.78%) LTE
8 9 (1.78%) NAS
8 9 (1.78%) SGSN
8 9 (1.78%) Skype
8 9 (1.78%) SSL
8 9 (1.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (37.87%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (9.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (8.48%) MS Access
6 42 (8.28%) Relational Database
7 34 (6.71%) Oracle Database
8 26 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (3.55%) RDBMS
13 16 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (2.96%) MySQL
15 13 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (1.78%) DB2
17 9 (1.78%) MongoDB
17 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 37 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 34 (6.71%) JIRA
4 31 (6.11%) Selenium
5 24 (4.73%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.14%) HP UFT
7 13 (2.56%) Calabash
7 13 (2.56%) MSI
7 13 (2.56%) SpecFlow
7 13 (2.56%) Subversion
8 12 (2.37%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.97%) Toad
10 8 (1.58%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.58%) Moq
11 7 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.18%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.18%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.18%) TestNG
General
1 139 (27.42%) Finance
2 51 (10.06%) Banking
3 34 (6.71%) Front Office
4 21 (4.14%) Retail
5 19 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 17 (3.35%) Marketing
6 17 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.37%) Electronics
9 10 (1.97%) Avionics
9 10 (1.97%) Military
10 8 (1.58%) Publishing
11 4 (0.79%) Billing
11 4 (0.79%) Legal
12 3 (0.59%) Back Office
12 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 238 (46.94%) Developer
2 88 (17.36%) .NET Developer
3 71 (14.00%) C# Developer
4 68 (13.41%) Analyst
5 50 (9.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 38 (7.50%) SharePoint Developer
7 31 (6.11%) VB Developer
8 25 (4.93%) VB6 Developer
9 22 (4.34%) Consultant
10 21 (4.14%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.94%) Tester
12 19 (3.75%) SQL Developer
12 19 (3.75%) VB.NET Developer
13 18 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 17 (3.35%) Architect
14 17 (3.35%) Automation Tester
15 16 (3.16%) Administrator
15 16 (3.16%) Data Analyst
16 15 (2.96%) Software Engineer
17 14 (2.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (48.13%) .NET
2 93 (18.34%) HTML
3 74 (14.60%) ASP.NET
4 63 (12.43%) Web Services
5 57 (11.24%) jQuery
6 56 (11.05%) XML
7 45 (8.88%) .NET Framework
8 38 (7.50%) CSS
9 27 (5.33%) WPF
10 26 (5.13%) SOAP
11 24 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (4.73%) REST
12 23 (4.54%) WinForms
13 18 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (3.35%) AngularJS
14 17 (3.35%) WCF
14 17 (3.35%) XSLT
15 16 (3.16%) Ajax
16 15 (2.96%) DCOM
17 14 (2.76%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.14%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.56%) Clustering
6 12 (2.37%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.37%) Replication
6 12 (2.37%) User Experience
7 11 (2.17%) Equities
8 6 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.79%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.79%) FMCG
10 4 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.59%) Derivative
11 3 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.59%) Fintech
11 3 (0.59%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.59%) Social Media
12 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 182 (35.90%) Windows
2 49 (9.66%) Windows Server
3 47 (9.27%) Unix
4 45 (8.88%) Linux
5 36 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (5.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (4.54%) Windows 10
8 20 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (3.55%) Android
10 15 (2.96%) Windows 7
11 14 (2.76%) Windows XP
12 11 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.97%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.97%) Windows Phone
14 9 (1.78%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.79%) CentOS
15 4 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.79%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.39%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (12.82%) MVC
3 60 (11.83%) Migration
4 50 (9.86%) ITIL
5 49 (9.66%) Test Automation
6 42 (8.28%) Scrum
7 39 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (6.90%) TDD
10 32 (6.31%) SDLC
11 31 (6.11%) Mathematics
12 27 (5.33%) Project Management
13 26 (5.13%) Data Analysis
13 26 (5.13%) OO
14 23 (4.54%) Software Engineering
14 23 (4.54%) Test Strategy
14 23 (4.54%) Unit Testing
15 21 (4.14%) Change Management
15 21 (4.14%) Web Development
16 20 (3.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (55.82%) SQL
2 250 (49.31%) C#
3 97 (19.13%) Java
4 93 (18.34%) JavaScript
4 93 (18.34%) VB6
5 84 (16.57%) PowerShell
5 84 (16.57%) VB.NET
6 63 (12.43%) VBA
7 61 (12.03%) T-SQL
8 57 (11.24%) VBScript
9 38 (7.50%) C++
10 36 (7.10%) Perl
11 34 (6.71%) Shell Script
12 33 (6.51%) Python
13 29 (5.72%) C
14 25 (4.93%) Ruby
15 21 (4.14%) PHP
16 18 (3.55%) Bash Shell
17 15 (2.96%) TypeScript
18 13 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.88%) Degree
4 29 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.37%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.97%) ISEB
7 10 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.38%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.18%) MCDBA
9 6 (1.18%) MCP
10 5 (0.99%) RHCE
11 4 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.79%) PMP
12 3 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.59%) HNC
12 3 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.59%) MCSE
12 3 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.14%) QA
2 12 (2.37%) PMO
3 10 (1.97%) MIL-STD-1553
4 8 (1.58%) SLA
5 6 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (1.18%) vSphere
6 5 (0.99%) Docker
6 5 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.39%) XenApp
7 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.20%) IAG
8 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (3.94%) SCCM
1 20 (3.94%) WSUS
2 18 (3.55%) AirWatch
3 9 (1.78%) NetBackup
3 9 (1.78%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.38%) Puppet
5 6 (1.18%) AppDNA
5 6 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.99%) Ansible
6 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.99%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.99%) Salt
6 5 (0.99%) SCOM
6 5 (0.99%) vRealize
7 4 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 185 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 82 (16.17%) Oracle
3 29 (5.72%) VMware
4 27 (5.33%) SAP
5 24 (4.73%) HP
6 23 (4.54%) Citrix
7 18 (3.55%) MobileIron
8 16 (3.16%) IBM
9 14 (2.76%) Sybase
9 14 (2.76%) Symantec
10 10 (1.97%) Tableau
11 9 (1.78%) Cisco
11 9 (1.78%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.78%) Remedy
12 8 (1.58%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.18%) Infragistics
14 5 (0.99%) Adobe
14 5 (0.99%) Serena
14 5 (0.99%) Teradata
14 5 (0.99%) webMethods
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago