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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK / England
Rank 335 286 256
Rank change year-on-year -49 -30  
Contract jobs citing VB 252 398 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 2.11% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 250 263
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £16.80 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £41.85 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +64.44%  

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 17080 18834 18428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.21% 38.38% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11785 12989 12092
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 448 392
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -1 103 £425 +3.65% 29
South East -44 52 £350 -6.66% 25
East Midlands -7 14 £350 +27.27% 11
North West +13 13 £275 -21.42% 16
South West -2 12 £375 - 5
West Midlands -5 12 £425 +13.33% 11
Yorkshire -1 11 £330 +14.78% 11
North East -18 10 £285 -15.55% 3
East of England 0 9 £381 -4.68% 6
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 302 (56.87%) SQL
2 249 (46.89%) .NET
3 217 (40.87%) C#
4 210 (39.55%) Windows
5 206 (38.79%) Microsoft
6 197 (37.10%) SQL Server
7 120 (22.60%) MS Excel
8 116 (21.85%) Finance
9 112 (21.09%) Security Cleared
10 99 (18.64%) VB6
11 89 (16.76%) Java
12 87 (16.38%) PowerShell
13 86 (16.20%) Oracle
14 85 (16.01%) VB.NET
15 82 (15.44%) Windows Server
16 81 (15.25%) JavaScript
17 79 (14.88%) SC Cleared
18 76 (14.31%) HTML
18 76 (14.31%) VBA
19 73 (13.75%) Migration
20 72 (13.56%) VBScript
21 70 (13.18%) T-SQL
22 69 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
23 63 (11.86%) ASP.NET
24 62 (11.68%) Perl
25 61 (11.49%) Linux
26 59 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
27 58 (10.92%) Active Directory
28 56 (10.55%) SharePoint
29 55 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VB
Top Related 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 56 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 54 (10.17%) IIS
3 32 (6.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 12 (2.26%) Apache
6 12 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.26%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.07%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.88%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.51%) SAS
10 6 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.94%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.56%) Confluence
13 3 (0.56%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 120 (22.60%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.33%) MS Office
3 11 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.94%) MS Project
6 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.19%) CATIA
8 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.19%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.75%) Sprinklr
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.56%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.19%) HFM
5 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.19%) Relativity
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.91%) Office 365
2 38 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.32%) IaaS
4 5 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.94%) PaaS
5 4 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.56%) HP Helion
6 3 (0.56%) Mailgun
6 3 (0.56%) SaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.60%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.90%) DNS
3 20 (3.77%) Internet
4 16 (3.01%) DHCP
5 13 (2.45%) SAN
6 11 (2.07%) Firewall
6 11 (2.07%) SSL
7 10 (1.88%) Skype
8 8 (1.51%) HTTP
9 7 (1.32%) LDAP
9 7 (1.32%) NAS
10 6 (1.13%) LAN
10 6 (1.13%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.13%) SMTP
11 5 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.94%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.94%) PuTTY
11 5 (0.94%) WAN
12 4 (0.75%) FTP
12 4 (0.75%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (37.10%) SQL Server
2 59 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (9.98%) MS Access
5 52 (9.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (6.59%) Oracle Database
7 33 (6.21%) Relational Database
8 32 (6.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 31 (5.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 26 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
13 18 (3.39%) MySQL
13 18 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
16 14 (2.64%) QlikView
17 11 (2.07%) RDBMS
18 8 (1.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (5.46%) Visual Studio
3 26 (4.90%) Selenium
4 18 (3.39%) JIRA
4 18 (3.39%) MSI
5 16 (3.01%) Git (software)
6 15 (2.82%) HP UFT
6 15 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.45%) Subversion
8 10 (1.88%) NUnit
8 10 (1.88%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.32%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.13%) Moq
10 6 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.94%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.94%) MSTest
11 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.94%) TestComplete
11 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 116 (21.85%) Finance
2 54 (10.17%) Banking
3 25 (4.71%) Front Office
4 17 (3.20%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.88%) Retail
7 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.51%) Publishing
8 7 (1.32%) Back Office
8 7 (1.32%) Marketing
8 7 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.75%) Avionics
9 4 (0.75%) Military
10 3 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Electronics
10 3 (0.56%) Legal
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
11 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 260 (48.96%) Developer
2 91 (17.14%) .NET Developer
3 73 (13.75%) C# Developer
4 71 (13.37%) Analyst
5 49 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (6.78%) VB Developer
7 34 (6.40%) SQL Developer
8 33 (6.21%) SharePoint Developer
9 26 (4.90%) VB6 Developer
10 25 (4.71%) VB.NET Developer
11 21 (3.95%) VBA Developer
12 19 (3.58%) Software Developer
12 19 (3.58%) Support Engineer
13 18 (3.39%) Administrator
13 18 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
14 17 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 17 (3.20%) DBA
15 16 (3.01%) Consultant
15 16 (3.01%) SQL Analyst
16 14 (2.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (46.89%) .NET
2 76 (14.31%) HTML
3 63 (11.86%) ASP.NET
4 48 (9.04%) .NET Framework
5 46 (8.66%) jQuery
6 43 (8.10%) Web Services
7 38 (7.16%) XML
8 29 (5.46%) CSS
9 19 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (3.39%) WinForms
11 17 (3.20%) WCF
12 14 (2.64%) ADO
12 14 (2.64%) Ajax
12 14 (2.64%) WPF
12 14 (2.64%) XSL
13 13 (2.45%) Entity Framework
14 12 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (1.88%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.88%) COM+
15 10 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.01%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.01%) Mainframe
4 15 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.07%) Equities
6 10 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (1.69%) Clustering
8 8 (1.51%) NHS
8 8 (1.51%) Replication
9 7 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.13%) User Experience
11 4 (0.75%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.75%) Social Media
12 3 (0.56%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.56%) PACS
12 3 (0.56%) Tandem
12 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 210 (39.55%) Windows
2 82 (15.44%) Windows Server
3 61 (11.49%) Linux
4 53 (9.98%) Unix
5 39 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (5.08%) Windows 10
9 20 (3.77%) Windows 7
10 19 (3.58%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.26%) MVS
11 12 (2.26%) Solaris
12 11 (2.07%) AIX
12 11 (2.07%) zOS
13 8 (1.51%) Android
13 8 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.13%) CentOS
15 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.75%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (13.75%) Migration
2 69 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (9.98%) ITIL
4 47 (8.85%) MVC
5 43 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (7.16%) SDLC
7 31 (5.84%) Change Management
8 27 (5.08%) Project Management
9 26 (4.90%) Mathematics
9 26 (4.90%) Release Management
10 24 (4.52%) Unit Testing
11 23 (4.33%) TDD
12 21 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (3.95%) Data Analysis
13 20 (3.77%) Analytics
13 20 (3.77%) Server Monitoring
14 19 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (3.58%) Scrum
15 18 (3.39%) DevOps
16 17 (3.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 302 (56.87%) SQL
2 217 (40.87%) C#
3 99 (18.64%) VB6
4 89 (16.76%) Java
5 87 (16.38%) PowerShell
6 85 (16.01%) VB.NET
7 81 (15.25%) JavaScript
8 76 (14.31%) VBA
9 72 (13.56%) VBScript
10 70 (13.18%) T-SQL
11 62 (11.68%) Perl
12 46 (8.66%) Shell Script
13 40 (7.53%) C
14 37 (6.97%) C++
15 16 (3.01%) Python
16 12 (2.26%) PL/SQL
16 12 (2.26%) Ruby
17 10 (1.88%) PHP
17 10 (1.88%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 112 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 79 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.21%) Degree
4 18 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.32%) ISEB
6 7 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.13%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.94%) MCP
9 4 (0.75%) CISM
9 4 (0.75%) CISSP
9 4 (0.75%) RHCE
10 3 (0.56%) CISA
10 3 (0.56%) HNC
10 3 (0.56%) HND
10 3 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.39%) QA
2 9 (1.69%) PMO
3 6 (1.13%) SLA
4 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.56%) DICOM
6 3 (0.56%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) BS7799
7 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 14 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.51%) vSphere
6 7 (1.32%) XenApp
7 6 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.94%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.56%) XenServer
11 2 (0.38%) VMware GSX
12 1 (0.19%) IAG
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (5.84%) SCCM
2 30 (5.65%) Tivoli
3 21 (3.95%) HP SiteScope
3 21 (3.95%) WSUS
4 10 (1.88%) Control-M
5 9 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.51%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.32%) Puppet
7 7 (1.32%) SCOM
8 5 (0.94%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.94%) MOM
8 5 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.75%) Salt
9 4 (0.75%) Sysprep
10 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.56%) vRealize
10 3 (0.56%) Webmin
Vendors
1 206 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 86 (16.20%) Oracle
3 46 (8.66%) HP
4 43 (8.10%) VMware
5 27 (5.08%) Citrix
6 22 (4.14%) SAP
7 19 (3.58%) IBM
8 16 (3.01%) Cisco
9 12 (2.26%) CA
10 11 (2.07%) Sybase
11 10 (1.88%) LANDesk
11 10 (1.88%) Remedy
12 9 (1.69%) Rackspace
13 8 (1.51%) Symantec
14 7 (1.32%) NetApp
14 7 (1.32%) RedGate
14 7 (1.32%) Tableau
15 5 (0.94%) Blue Prism
15 5 (0.94%) MobileIron
15 5 (0.94%) Red Hat
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Derby
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
International Personal Finance
Rate: £30,000 + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago