Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 417 467
Rank change year-on-year +57 +50 -52
Contract jobs citing VB 174 453 464
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 1.28% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 320 330
Median daily rate £450 £387 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.35% +6.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £533 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £393 £363
% change year-on-year +14.65% +8.28% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% -3.03%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% +8.39% -6.06%

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 13,097 35,508 41,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.69% 42.76% 44.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,789 24,809 29,383
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £496 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.47% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 622 696
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £41.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +8.55% +1.11%
10th Percentile £17.75 £20.54 £17.51
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.45 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +8.64% -

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 6 August 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
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 6 August 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 +89 62 £475 +11.76% 8
South East +91 28 £450 +20.00% 12
East of England +86 22 £500 +33.33% 5
North of England +68 22 £275 -24.14% 11
Midlands +90 19 £375 +11.11% 11
South West +54 14 £500 +17.65% 7
North West +52 11 £190 -52.63% 3
West Midlands +74 10 £375 +50.00% 8
East Midlands +56 8 £385 +7.54% 3
North East +37 7 £490 +50.77% 1
Yorkshire +54 4 - - 7
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 109 (62.64%) SQL
2 94 (54.02%) SQL Server
3 75 (43.10%) Microsoft
4 72 (41.38%) Windows
5 62 (35.63%) C#
6 58 (33.33%) .NET
7 55 (31.61%) PowerShell
8 49 (28.16%) Security Cleared
8 49 (28.16%) Oracle
9 46 (26.44%) Microsoft Excel
9 46 (26.44%) Finance
10 44 (25.29%) Active Directory
11 40 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (22.99%) Windows 10
12 39 (22.41%) Migration
13 35 (20.11%) Microsoft Office
14 32 (18.39%) T-SQL
15 30 (17.24%) Java
15 30 (17.24%) Windows 7
16 28 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (16.09%) SC Cleared
17 26 (14.94%) DV Cleared
17 26 (14.94%) JavaScript
17 26 (14.94%) ITIL
17 26 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (14.37%) ASP.NET
18 25 (14.37%) VMware
18 25 (14.37%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (14.37%) Windows Server
19 24 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (6.90%) ArcGIS
2 7 (4.02%) Moodle
2 7 (4.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.30%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.15%) IIS
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) Confluence
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.57%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.57%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 46 (26.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (20.11%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (6.90%) Photoshop
4 9 (5.17%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) ProductWriter
2 1 (0.57%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.34%) Power Platform
2 14 (8.05%) Azure
3 8 (4.60%) Office 365
4 4 (2.30%) AWS
4 4 (2.30%) Azure Functions
4 4 (2.30%) Serverless
5 3 (1.72%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.17%) DNS
2 7 (4.02%) DHCP
3 4 (2.30%) HTTP
3 4 (2.30%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.30%) IPsec
3 4 (2.30%) LAN
3 4 (2.30%) SAN
3 4 (2.30%) SSL
3 4 (2.30%) WAN
4 2 (1.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.57%) 2G
5 1 (0.57%) 3G
5 1 (0.57%) 4G
5 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.57%) Skype
5 1 (0.57%) SSH
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (54.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (10.34%) Power BI
4 16 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (8.05%) MS Access
5 14 (8.05%) Relational Database
6 11 (6.32%) GIS
6 11 (6.32%) Oracle Database
7 10 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (4.02%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 7 (4.02%) Siebel EIM
10 6 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.87%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.87%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (2.30%) Data Lake
12 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (2.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (6.32%) MSI
5 9 (5.17%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (4.02%) JIRA
6 7 (4.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (3.45%) AdminStudio
7 6 (3.45%) Subversion
8 4 (2.30%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.30%) ClearQuest
8 4 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.30%) JUnit
9 3 (1.72%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.72%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.72%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.15%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 46 (26.44%) Finance
2 14 (8.05%) Banking
3 10 (5.75%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.30%) Retail
6 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.15%) Front Office
7 2 (1.15%) German Language
7 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (48.28%) Developer
2 20 (11.49%) C# Developer
3 19 (10.92%) SQL Developer
4 13 (7.47%) .NET Developer
5 12 (6.90%) Analyst
6 11 (6.32%) VB Developer
6 11 (6.32%) Web Developer
6 11 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.60%) VBA Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Siebel Developer
10 6 (3.45%) Access Developer
10 6 (3.45%) Consultant
10 6 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (33.33%) .NET
2 25 (14.37%) ASP.NET
3 23 (13.22%) XML
4 21 (12.07%) HTML
5 17 (9.77%) CSS
6 16 (9.20%) Web Services
7 15 (8.62%) jQuery
8 13 (7.47%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.47%) WinForms
8 13 (7.47%) WPF
9 11 (6.32%) AngularJS
10 9 (5.17%) XHTML
11 7 (4.02%) HTML5
12 6 (3.45%) ODBC
13 5 (2.87%) ADO.NET
13 5 (2.87%) Entity Framework
14 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.30%) FpML
14 4 (2.30%) RESTful
15 3 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.62%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.87%) Derivative
6 4 (2.30%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.30%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.30%) NHS
6 4 (2.30%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.72%) Clustering
7 3 (1.72%) User Experience
8 2 (1.15%) CMDB
8 2 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.15%) Equities
8 2 (1.15%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.15%) SCADA
9 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (41.38%) Windows
2 40 (22.99%) Windows 10
3 30 (17.24%) Windows 7
4 28 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (14.37%) Windows Server
5 25 (14.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.34%) Linux
7 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (7.47%) Unix
8 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (6.90%) Windows XP
10 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.30%) AIX
11 4 (2.30%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.30%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.57%) Android
12 1 (0.57%) CentOS
12 1 (0.57%) HPUX
12 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.41%) Migration
3 26 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (14.94%) ITIL
4 22 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (11.49%) Configuration Management
6 19 (10.92%) Data Migration
7 18 (10.34%) DevOps
8 16 (9.20%) Scrum
9 15 (8.62%) SDLC
10 14 (8.05%) ETL
11 13 (7.47%) Data Analysis
11 13 (7.47%) Patch Management
12 12 (6.90%) Test Scripting
13 11 (6.32%) Change Management
13 11 (6.32%) ERP
13 11 (6.32%) Image Processing
13 11 (6.32%) Release Management
13 11 (6.32%) Service Management
13 11 (6.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (62.64%) SQL
2 62 (35.63%) C#
3 55 (31.61%) PowerShell
4 32 (18.39%) T-SQL
5 30 (17.24%) Java
6 26 (14.94%) JavaScript
7 24 (13.79%) VBScript
8 23 (13.22%) VB6
9 19 (10.92%) C
9 19 (10.92%) PL/SQL
9 19 (10.92%) VBA
10 18 (10.34%) C++
11 10 (5.75%) Python
12 9 (5.17%) VB.NET
13 7 (4.02%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.30%) PHP
14 4 (2.30%) REXX
14 4 (2.30%) Tcl
14 4 (2.30%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.72%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 49 (28.16%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.94%) DV Cleared
4 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.45%) Degree
7 2 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.15%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.57%) HNC
8 1 (0.57%) HND
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MCP
8 1 (0.57%) MCSE
8 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.57%) OCP
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.87%) SLA
3 4 (2.30%) QA
4 2 (1.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.57%) DICOM
5 1 (0.57%) HL7
5 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.32%) VMware NSX
4 10 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.87%) XenApp
7 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.30%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.72%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (12.07%) SCCM
2 12 (6.90%) Ansible
3 9 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (5.17%) WSUS
4 6 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.30%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.30%) SCOM
5 4 (2.30%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.72%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Statspack
6 3 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.15%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.57%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 75 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 49 (28.16%) Oracle
3 25 (14.37%) VMware
4 12 (6.90%) ESRI
4 12 (6.90%) Lumension
4 12 (6.90%) Sophos
5 11 (6.32%) Cisco
6 10 (5.75%) HP
7 9 (5.17%) Citrix
7 9 (5.17%) IFS
8 7 (4.02%) Siebel
9 6 (3.45%) McAfee
10 5 (2.87%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.30%) Cognos
11 4 (2.30%) Lotus
11 4 (2.30%) Remedy
11 4 (2.30%) Tableau
11 4 (2.30%) UiPath
12 3 (1.72%) Symantec
13 2 (1.15%) IBM