Period
to 18 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 363 451
Rank change year-on-year -132 +88 +27
Contract jobs citing VB 254 127 360
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 1.11% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 89 237
10th Percentile £263 £190 £300
25th Percentile £350 £375 £334
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £386
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +23.06% +2.93%
75th Percentile £524 £525 £500
90th Percentile £613 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 16
10th Percentile £26.09 " £15.50
25th Percentile £27.00 " £16.06
Median hourly rate £43.11 - £41.50
75th Percentile £52.79 " £42.00
90th Percentile £61.15 " £44.88
UK median hourly rate £43.11 - £41.50

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 26,663 11,447 32,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.73% 43.08% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,424 8,118 23,317
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £499 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.32% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £694 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 223 581
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.63 £18.19
25th Percentile £25.25 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.33% -16.67% +6.90%
75th Percentile £58.73 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.45 £37.71 £44.50
% change year-on-year +20.52% -15.25% +6.34%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -107 151 £450 -7.69% 30
North of England -68 28 £400 +111.08% 26
East of England -37 24 £369 -26.25% 12
South East -81 22 £425 -6.85% 23
Midlands -72 21 £330 -17.50% 16
North West -56 15 £463 +144.71% 18
West Midlands -63 15 £320 -15.79% 7
North East -2 8 £325 -13.33% 1
East Midlands -33 6 £400 -20.00% 9
Yorkshire -50 5 £395 - 7
South West -61 1 £438 -12.50% 5
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 147 (57.87%) SQL
2 110 (43.31%) SQL Server
3 106 (41.73%) .NET
4 103 (40.55%) C#
5 84 (33.07%) Microsoft Excel
6 78 (30.71%) Finance
7 71 (27.95%) Oracle
8 68 (26.77%) Microsoft
9 63 (24.80%) Social Skills
10 62 (24.41%) Windows
11 60 (23.62%) VBA
12 59 (23.23%) PowerShell
13 54 (21.26%) Azure
14 48 (18.90%) DevOps
15 44 (17.32%) Java
15 44 (17.32%) Banking
16 43 (16.93%) Active Directory
17 41 (16.14%) JavaScript
18 40 (15.75%) .NET Framework
19 39 (15.35%) Business Intelligence
20 37 (14.57%) Migration
20 37 (14.57%) VMware
20 37 (14.57%) VB.NET
20 37 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
22 33 (12.99%) Power Platform
23 32 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (12.60%) Power BI
24 31 (12.20%) Data Analysis
25 30 (11.81%) Microsoft Office

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 27 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.72%) ArcGIS
3 10 (3.94%) IIS
4 8 (3.15%) Appian
5 7 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.36%) SAS
7 5 (1.97%) Apache
7 5 (1.97%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.18%) Confluence
9 3 (1.18%) Site Server
9 3 (1.18%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 84 (33.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.72%) Photoshop
4 9 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Lorenzo
2 6 (2.36%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.26%) Azure
2 33 (12.99%) Power Platform
3 19 (7.48%) AWS
4 16 (6.30%) GitHub
4 16 (6.30%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (3.54%) PowerApps
6 8 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.15%) GitHub Actions
7 7 (2.76%) Azure Logic Apps
7 7 (2.76%) GCP
7 7 (2.76%) PaaS
7 7 (2.76%) Power Automate
8 6 (2.36%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (2.36%) IaaS
8 6 (2.36%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.36%) SaaS
9 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.18%) AWS CodeCommit
9 3 (1.18%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.91%) Firewall
2 13 (5.12%) DHCP
2 13 (5.12%) DNS
3 9 (3.54%) SAN
4 7 (2.76%) Internet
4 7 (2.76%) LAN
4 7 (2.76%) WAN
5 6 (2.36%) HTTP
6 5 (1.97%) VPN
7 4 (1.57%) VLAN
7 4 (1.57%) VoIP
7 4 (1.57%) WebEx
7 4 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.18%) FTP
8 3 (1.18%) IPv4
8 3 (1.18%) NAS
9 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.39%) GSM
10 1 (0.39%) Intranet
10 1 (0.39%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (43.31%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.60%) Power BI
3 29 (11.42%) Oracle Database
4 26 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (7.87%) Relational Database
7 19 (7.48%) MS Access
7 19 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (5.12%) MySQL
9 12 (4.72%) GIS
10 10 (3.94%) QlikView
11 7 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.57%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.57%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.18%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.18%) Electronic Patient Records
13 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (11.42%) Visual Studio
2 14 (5.51%) Selenium
3 13 (5.12%) JIRA
4 9 (3.54%) Cypress.io
4 9 (3.54%) Maven
4 9 (3.54%) MSI
5 8 (3.15%) Gradle
5 8 (3.15%) SonarQube
6 7 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.36%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.97%) GitLab
8 5 (1.97%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.57%) AdminStudio
9 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.18%) InstallShield
10 3 (1.18%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.39%) NeoLoad
General
1 78 (30.71%) Finance
2 63 (24.80%) Social Skills
3 44 (17.32%) Banking
4 32 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.91%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.94%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.54%) Retail
8 8 (3.15%) Advertising
8 8 (3.15%) Front Office
9 7 (2.76%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.18%) Legal
11 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.79%) Automotive
12 2 (0.79%) Games
12 2 (0.79%) Local Government
12 2 (0.79%) Publishing
13 1 (0.39%) Marketing
13 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (42.91%) Developer
2 38 (14.96%) .NET Developer
3 34 (13.39%) C# Developer
4 29 (11.42%) Analyst
5 17 (6.69%) Consultant
6 16 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.91%) SharePoint Developer
8 14 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (5.51%) Data Analyst
9 11 (4.33%) Applications Developer
9 11 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.94%) Lead Developer
10 10 (3.94%) VB Developer
11 9 (3.54%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (3.54%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.76%) Architect
12 7 (2.76%) Oracle Analyst
12 7 (2.76%) SQL Data Analyst
12 7 (2.76%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (41.73%) .NET
2 40 (15.75%) .NET Framework
3 26 (10.24%) ASP.NET
4 23 (9.06%) HTML
5 18 (7.09%) WPF
6 14 (5.51%) JSON
6 14 (5.51%) Web Services
6 14 (5.51%) XML
7 13 (5.12%) WinForms
8 11 (4.33%) .NET Core
8 11 (4.33%) CSS
9 10 (3.94%) MDX
10 8 (3.15%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (1.97%) XMPP
12 4 (1.57%) CSS3
12 4 (1.57%) Django
12 4 (1.57%) HTML5
13 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.18%) Express
13 3 (1.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.72%) NHS
2 9 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.76%) Legacy Systems
4 6 (2.36%) Robotics
4 6 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.97%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.57%) Equities
7 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.18%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.18%) PMI
7 3 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.18%) Social Media
8 2 (0.79%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.79%) Derivative
8 2 (0.79%) Legacy Code
8 2 (0.79%) User Experience
9 1 (0.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.41%) Windows
2 27 (10.63%) Linux
3 23 (9.06%) Windows 10
3 23 (9.06%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.69%) Unix
4 17 (6.69%) Windows 7
5 16 (6.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.12%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.18%) HPUX
9 3 (1.18%) SUSE
10 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.39%) Android
11 1 (0.39%) CentOS
11 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.90%) DevOps
2 39 (15.35%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (14.57%) Migration
4 35 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (12.20%) Data Analysis
6 25 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (9.06%) Data Modelling
8 21 (8.27%) ITIL
9 20 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (7.09%) Analytics
10 18 (7.09%) Configuration Management
11 17 (6.69%) Change Management
11 17 (6.69%) Test Scripting
12 16 (6.30%) Data Migration
12 16 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (5.51%) MVC
13 14 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (5.51%) Systems Engineering
13 14 (5.51%) Test Automation
14 12 (4.72%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 147 (57.87%) SQL
2 103 (40.55%) C#
3 60 (23.62%) VBA
4 59 (23.23%) PowerShell
5 44 (17.32%) Java
6 41 (16.14%) JavaScript
7 37 (14.57%) VB.NET
8 29 (11.42%) VBScript
9 26 (10.24%) T-SQL
10 23 (9.06%) C
10 23 (9.06%) PHP
11 17 (6.69%) Python
12 16 (6.30%) PL/SQL
13 15 (5.91%) VB6
14 11 (4.33%) Perl
15 9 (3.54%) R
16 7 (2.76%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.97%) Bash Shell
17 5 (1.97%) C++
18 3 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.09%) Degree
3 14 (5.51%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.12%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.18%) ISEB
9 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.39%) MCSE
10 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.81%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (16.93%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.91%) Docker
4 12 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (4.72%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.76%) vSphere
6 4 (1.57%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.79%) XenApp
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (9.06%) Ansible
2 18 (7.09%) SCCM
3 14 (5.51%) Terraform
4 13 (5.12%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.54%) Grafana
6 8 (3.15%) Argo
6 8 (3.15%) Prometheus
7 7 (2.76%) Kibana
8 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.57%) AppManager
9 4 (1.57%) WSUS
10 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.18%) Puppet
11 2 (0.79%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.79%) SCOM
12 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.39%) vRealize
12 1 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 71 (27.95%) Oracle
2 68 (26.77%) Microsoft
3 37 (14.57%) VMware
4 23 (9.06%) Citrix
5 19 (7.48%) Cisco
6 13 (5.12%) Lumension
7 12 (4.72%) ESRI
7 12 (4.72%) Sophos
8 9 (3.54%) IBM
9 8 (3.15%) Atlassian
9 8 (3.15%) MuleSoft
10 6 (2.36%) Automation Anywhere
10 6 (2.36%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.97%) HP
11 5 (1.97%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.57%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.57%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.18%) Huawei
13 3 (1.18%) Micro Focus
13 3 (1.18%) Planview