Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 436 461 411
Rank change year-on-year +25 -50 -112
Contract jobs citing VB 422 457 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 1.10% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 327 298
England median daily rate £379 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £499 £538
UK median daily rate £379 £363 £388
% change year-on-year +4.48% -6.45% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 32
England median hourly rate £42.00 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -17.50% +39.74%
10th Percentile £25.63 £13.79 £21.98
90th Percentile £44.88 £44.38 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% -28.75% +33.33%

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 35,059 41,680 37,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.61% 44.64% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,492 29,492 25,818
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 689 730
England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.77 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.55% +4.41% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £17.49 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.38 £52.60 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +52 176 £413 +10.00% 35
South East +29 101 £375 -5.06% 31
North of England -26 62 £369 +5.51% 36
South West -3 46 £438 +75.00% 23
North West -23 30 £400 +14.29% 13
Yorkshire -6 25 £363 +14.17% 21
East of England +23 22 £339 -3.21% 20
Midlands +25 13 £331 -17.19% 30
East Midlands +24 9 £331 -19.21% 17
North East +22 7 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands +25 3 - - 13
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 234 (55.45%) SQL
2 171 (40.52%) C#
3 166 (39.34%) .NET
4 140 (33.18%) SQL Server
5 127 (30.09%) Microsoft
6 107 (25.36%) Microsoft Excel
7 106 (25.12%) Oracle
8 92 (21.80%) Windows
9 91 (21.56%) PowerShell
10 85 (20.14%) VBA
10 85 (20.14%) Finance
11 83 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (15.64%) Java
13 64 (15.17%) C++
14 63 (14.93%) VB.NET
15 59 (13.98%) Software Engineering
16 55 (13.03%) Active Directory
17 54 (12.80%) PL/SQL
17 54 (12.80%) JavaScript
17 54 (12.80%) Security Cleared
18 50 (11.85%) VB6
19 49 (11.61%) Migration
19 49 (11.61%) SDLC
20 47 (11.14%) Citrix
21 46 (10.90%) T-SQL
22 45 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
23 43 (10.19%) SCCM
23 43 (10.19%) WinForms
23 43 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
24 41 (9.72%) Banking

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 32 (7.58%) IIS
2 16 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.79%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.13%) SAS
4 7 (1.66%) Confluence
4 7 (1.66%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.18%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.71%) Appian
7 3 (0.71%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.71%) CMS
7 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.71%) WinCC
8 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Liferay
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.24%) TPMS
Applications
1 107 (25.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.47%) CATIA
5 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (2.61%) Visualfiles
2 10 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (8.77%) Office 365
3 23 (5.45%) Power Platform
4 20 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.90%) GitHub
7 7 (1.66%) IaaS
8 5 (1.18%) PaaS
9 4 (0.95%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.47%) SaaS
10 2 (0.47%) ShareGate
11 1 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.24%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.27%) Firewall
2 17 (4.03%) DNS
3 15 (3.55%) SAN
4 14 (3.32%) DHCP
5 8 (1.90%) Skype
6 6 (1.42%) WAN
7 5 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.18%) HTTP
7 5 (1.18%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.18%) LAN
7 5 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.95%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.71%) NAS
9 3 (0.71%) VLAN
10 2 (0.47%) Intranet
10 2 (0.47%) IPsec
10 2 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (33.18%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (7.58%) MS Access
5 24 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 22 (5.21%) BusinessObjects
7 22 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
7 22 (5.21%) Power BI
8 20 (4.74%) Oracle Database
8 20 (4.74%) Qlik Sense
8 20 (4.74%) Relational Database
9 14 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (2.84%) MySQL
10 12 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.90%) QlikView
11 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.98%) MSI
4 20 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.50%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (3.55%) LoadRunner
7 13 (3.08%) HP UFT
8 12 (2.84%) InstallShield
9 9 (2.13%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.13%) JIRA
9 9 (2.13%) Selenium
10 8 (1.90%) Visual Studio Code
11 7 (1.66%) ClearCase
11 7 (1.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 6 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.18%) Toad
13 5 (1.18%) WiX
14 4 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (0.71%) WinAutomation
General
1 85 (20.14%) Finance
2 41 (9.72%) Banking
3 18 (4.27%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.84%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.84%) Retail
5 10 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.66%) Legal
8 6 (1.42%) Front Office
9 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Military
10 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Avionics
12 1 (0.24%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 204 (48.34%) Developer
2 72 (17.06%) Analyst
3 64 (15.17%) .NET Developer
4 48 (11.37%) C# Developer
5 44 (10.43%) SQL Developer
6 40 (9.48%) C# .NET Developer
7 34 (8.06%) Software Developer
8 22 (5.21%) WinForms Developer
9 20 (4.74%) Administrator
10 16 (3.79%) PL/SQL Developer
11 15 (3.55%) Applications Packager
11 15 (3.55%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.55%) Data Analyst
11 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.32%) Architect
12 14 (3.32%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.32%) VB Developer
12 14 (3.32%) VBA Developer
13 13 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
13 13 (3.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (39.34%) .NET
2 43 (10.19%) WinForms
3 39 (9.24%) ASP.NET
4 37 (8.77%) XML
5 31 (7.35%) WPF
6 27 (6.40%) HTML
7 19 (4.50%) .NET Framework
8 18 (4.27%) JSON
8 18 (4.27%) XSLT
9 14 (3.32%) WCF
9 14 (3.32%) Web Services
10 12 (2.84%) Middleware
11 11 (2.61%) CSS
12 8 (1.90%) .NET Core
12 8 (1.90%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (1.90%) REST
12 8 (1.90%) XSD
13 6 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.08%) Clustering
5 6 (1.42%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.18%) Blog
6 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.18%) PKI
7 4 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.95%) iSeries
7 4 (0.95%) SCADA
8 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.47%) AS400
9 2 (0.47%) NHS
9 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (21.80%) Windows
2 27 (6.40%) Windows Server
3 21 (4.98%) Windows 10
4 20 (4.74%) Linux
5 18 (4.27%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.61%) Unix
8 10 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.47%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) CentOS
12 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.24%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (13.98%) Software Engineering
3 49 (11.61%) Migration
3 49 (11.61%) SDLC
4 34 (8.06%) ETL
4 34 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (7.35%) Data Analysis
7 25 (5.92%) Application Packaging
8 24 (5.69%) TDD
8 24 (5.69%) Test Automation
9 23 (5.45%) DevOps
10 21 (4.98%) Scrum
11 19 (4.50%) Computer Science
11 19 (4.50%) CRM
11 19 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (4.50%) ITIL
11 19 (4.50%) Load Balancing
11 19 (4.50%) MVC
11 19 (4.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 234 (55.45%) SQL
2 171 (40.52%) C#
3 91 (21.56%) PowerShell
4 85 (20.14%) VBA
5 66 (15.64%) Java
6 64 (15.17%) C++
7 63 (14.93%) VB.NET
8 54 (12.80%) JavaScript
8 54 (12.80%) PL/SQL
9 50 (11.85%) VB6
10 46 (10.90%) T-SQL
11 35 (8.29%) VBScript
12 29 (6.87%) C
12 29 (6.87%) Python
13 12 (2.84%) VC++
14 10 (2.37%) PHP
15 9 (2.13%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.95%) XAML
18 2 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.45%) Degree
4 22 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.84%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.37%) MCP
7 9 (2.13%) OCP
7 9 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (2.13%) SAP Certification
8 6 (1.42%) ISEB
8 6 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.71%) MCSE
10 3 (0.71%) MCTS
10 3 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.47%) MCSA
11 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.87%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) GMP
2 4 (0.95%) PMO
3 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (13.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (3.08%) XenApp
5 10 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.37%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.18%) vSphere
9 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 43 (10.19%) SCCM
2 14 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.84%) HP ALM
4 11 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (2.13%) Ansible
7 8 (1.90%) SCOM
8 6 (1.42%) ThinApp
9 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.18%) QRadar
9 5 (1.18%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.47%) Nagios
11 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 127 (30.09%) Microsoft
2 106 (25.12%) Oracle
3 47 (11.14%) Citrix
4 28 (6.64%) VMware
5 27 (6.40%) SAP
6 18 (4.27%) HP
7 9 (2.13%) Cisco
7 9 (2.13%) IBM
8 7 (1.66%) F5
8 7 (1.66%) Tableau
8 7 (1.66%) UiPath
9 6 (1.42%) arago
9 6 (1.42%) Automation Anywhere
9 6 (1.42%) Blue Prism
10 5 (1.18%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.18%) Lotus
10 5 (1.18%) Symantec
11 3 (0.71%) Novell
11 3 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.71%) Salesforce.com