Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 450 484 473
Rank change year-on-year +34 -11 -117
Contract jobs citing VB 339 426 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 0.99% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 291 282
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £276 £290 £276
90th Percentile £526 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 17
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -52.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.64 £15.25 £28.10
90th Percentile £43.60 £39.38 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.81% -53.75% -5.88%

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 31,642 42,875 40,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.69% 45.06% 42.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,090 30,547 28,246
England median daily rate £488 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 622 756
England median hourly rate £43.75 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.28 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.05 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.73 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.05% +4.32% +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +46 121 £413 -2.65% 27
South East +21 82 £375 -6.25% 36
North of England -4 45 £350 +0.72% 47
Midlands +51 35 £360 -14.29% 27
South West +10 34 £350 -15.15% 31
North West -2 27 £310 -14.48% 29
East of England +37 21 £300 -14.29% 12
East Midlands +27 18 £389 -7.87% 11
Yorkshire +20 17 £375 +18.11% 11
West Midlands +43 16 £345 +15.00% 16
North East +18 1 - - 7
South Coast - 1 - -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 184 (54.28%) SQL
2 128 (37.76%) .NET
3 125 (36.87%) C#
4 117 (34.51%) PowerShell
5 116 (34.22%) Windows
6 112 (33.04%) Microsoft
7 110 (32.45%) SQL Server
8 71 (20.94%) Oracle
9 63 (18.58%) Active Directory
10 60 (17.70%) Microsoft Excel
10 60 (17.70%) Finance
11 58 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
12 57 (16.81%) SCCM
13 52 (15.34%) Security Cleared
14 49 (14.45%) VBScript
15 46 (13.57%) VB6
16 43 (12.68%) ASP.NET
17 42 (12.39%) VBA
18 41 (12.09%) VMware
19 40 (11.80%) Java
20 37 (10.91%) JavaScript
20 37 (10.91%) Migration
20 37 (10.91%) Software Engineering
21 36 (10.62%) C++
21 36 (10.62%) XML
22 35 (10.32%) VB.NET
23 34 (10.03%) SC Cleared
23 34 (10.03%) Windows Server
23 34 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
24 33 (9.73%) Office 365

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 20 (5.90%) IIS
2 14 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.24%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.06%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.77%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.18%) WordPress
8 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.88%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.88%) SAS
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.59%) WinCC
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Liferay
10 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.29%) TPMS
Applications
1 60 (17.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) CATIA
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.18%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.29%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.73%) Azure
1 33 (9.73%) Office 365
2 15 (4.42%) Power Platform
3 13 (3.83%) AWS
3 13 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (3.83%) GitHub
4 5 (1.47%) IaaS
5 3 (0.88%) PowerApps
6 2 (0.59%) PaaS
6 2 (0.59%) ShareGate
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.29%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.26%) DNS
2 24 (7.08%) DHCP
3 14 (4.13%) Firewall
4 12 (3.54%) LAN
5 11 (3.24%) SAN
5 11 (3.24%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.65%) HTTP
7 6 (1.77%) Skype
8 4 (1.18%) WAN
9 3 (0.88%) 4G
10 2 (0.59%) 2G
10 2 (0.59%) 5G
10 2 (0.59%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.59%) GSM
10 2 (0.59%) Internet
10 2 (0.59%) Intranet
10 2 (0.59%) WCDMA
10 2 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (32.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (7.37%) MS Access
5 19 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (5.01%) Relational Database
7 16 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (4.42%) Oracle Database
9 14 (4.13%) Power BI
10 13 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (2.65%) Qlik Sense
13 8 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (2.06%) MySQL
14 7 (2.06%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.77%) DB2
15 6 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (1.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (6.19%) InstallShield
1 21 (6.19%) MSI
1 21 (6.19%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.13%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.24%) Visual Studio Code
5 9 (2.65%) AdminStudio
5 9 (2.65%) LoadRunner
6 8 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (2.06%) HP UFT
8 6 (1.77%) ClearCase
8 6 (1.77%) Toad
8 6 (1.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 5 (1.47%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.47%) Selenium
10 4 (1.18%) JIRA
11 3 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (17.70%) Finance
2 29 (8.55%) Banking
3 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.06%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.77%) Front Office
4 6 (1.77%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.77%) Retail
5 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.18%) Legal
6 4 (1.18%) Military
7 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.59%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Environmental Health
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 138 (40.71%) Developer
2 43 (12.68%) Analyst
3 34 (10.03%) .NET Developer
4 29 (8.55%) C# Developer
5 24 (7.08%) SQL Developer
6 21 (6.19%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.60%) Applications Packager
7 19 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
8 17 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (4.72%) Software Developer
10 14 (4.13%) Administrator
10 14 (4.13%) Architect
10 14 (4.13%) Software Engineer
11 13 (3.83%) VB Developer
12 11 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.24%) WinForms Developer
13 10 (2.95%) Applications Support
13 10 (2.95%) PL/SQL Developer
13 10 (2.95%) Support Analyst
13 10 (2.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (37.76%) .NET
2 43 (12.68%) ASP.NET
3 36 (10.62%) XML
4 32 (9.44%) WinForms
5 30 (8.85%) HTML
6 24 (7.08%) WPF
7 19 (5.60%) XSLT
8 17 (5.01%) .NET Framework
9 15 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (4.13%) Web Services
11 9 (2.65%) CSS
12 8 (2.36%) WCF
13 7 (2.06%) .NET Core
13 7 (2.06%) REST
13 7 (2.06%) RESTful
14 6 (1.77%) XSD
15 5 (1.47%) AngularJS
15 5 (1.47%) HTML5
15 5 (1.47%) Middleware
15 5 (1.47%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.95%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.95%) PKI
4 9 (2.65%) Blog
5 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.18%) Clustering
7 4 (1.18%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.88%) SCADA
9 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.59%) iSeries
9 2 (0.59%) LIMS
9 2 (0.59%) PACS
10 1 (0.29%) AS400
10 1 (0.29%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 116 (34.22%) Windows
2 34 (10.03%) Windows Server
3 33 (9.73%) Windows 10
4 25 (7.37%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.19%) Linux
5 21 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.42%) Unix
7 14 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.88%) VMS
9 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.29%) Debian
10 1 (0.29%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (10.91%) Migration
2 37 (10.91%) Software Engineering
3 34 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (8.55%) ITIL
5 28 (8.26%) Application Packaging
6 22 (6.49%) MVC
7 21 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (6.19%) Scrum
8 20 (5.90%) Configuration Management
8 20 (5.90%) SDLC
9 19 (5.60%) ETL
10 18 (5.31%) DevOps
11 16 (4.72%) Problem Management
12 15 (4.42%) Asset Management
12 15 (4.42%) Data Modelling
12 15 (4.42%) OO
12 15 (4.42%) Open Source
12 15 (4.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 184 (54.28%) SQL
2 125 (36.87%) C#
3 117 (34.51%) PowerShell
4 49 (14.45%) VBScript
5 46 (13.57%) VB6
6 42 (12.39%) VBA
7 40 (11.80%) Java
8 37 (10.91%) JavaScript
9 36 (10.62%) C++
10 35 (10.32%) VB.NET
11 32 (9.44%) Python
12 28 (8.26%) PL/SQL
12 28 (8.26%) T-SQL
13 17 (5.01%) C
14 13 (3.83%) Shell Script
15 8 (2.36%) PHP
16 7 (2.06%) VC++
17 6 (1.77%) Bash Shell
18 2 (0.59%) Perl
18 2 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.83%) Degree
5 11 (3.24%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.65%) ISTQB
7 7 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.77%) ISEB
9 4 (1.18%) MCP
9 4 (1.18%) MCSE
10 3 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.88%) MCTS
10 3 (0.88%) OCP
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.88%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.59%) PMP
11 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.13%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) GMP
2 3 (0.88%) PMO
2 3 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) HL7
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.29%) DICOM
4 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (18.58%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.95%) XenApp
6 9 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.88%) vSphere
11 2 (0.59%) Firmware
12 1 (0.29%) NFS
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (16.81%) SCCM
2 16 (4.72%) ThinApp
3 15 (4.42%) Ansible
4 11 (3.24%) WSUS
5 10 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.77%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.77%) SCOM
8 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.88%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.59%) QRadar
10 2 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.29%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 112 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 71 (20.94%) Oracle
3 41 (12.09%) VMware
4 32 (9.44%) Citrix
5 15 (4.42%) HP
6 10 (2.95%) SAP
6 10 (2.95%) Symantec
7 8 (2.36%) McAfee
8 6 (1.77%) IBM
8 6 (1.77%) webMethods
9 5 (1.47%) Cisco
10 4 (1.18%) Automation Anywhere
10 4 (1.18%) Northgate
10 4 (1.18%) UiPath
10 4 (1.18%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.88%) arago
11 3 (0.88%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.88%) Ivanti
11 3 (0.88%) Tableau
11 3 (0.88%) Wonderware