Period
to

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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 585 456 396
Rank change year-on-year -129 -60 +21
Contract jobs citing VB 183 210 181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.98% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 134 123
10th Percentile £363 £270 £203
25th Percentile £400 £335 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £423 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.51% -6.11% +16.58%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £513
90th Percentile £650 £575 £548
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 1
10th Percentile £29.05 £24.91 -
25th Percentile £30.25 £28.06 £38.25
Median hourly rate £34.50 £41.86 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.58% +5.97% -4.82%
75th Percentile £48.38 £45.00 £40.75
90th Percentile £55.35 £55.38 -
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £41.86 £32.25
% change year-on-year -17.58% +29.79% -22.29%

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 26,754 21,538 15,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.13% 40.85% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,809 15,384 11,094
10th Percentile £388 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £554 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.70% +1.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £594
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 399 258
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.36 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.40 £22.50
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% - -4.63%
75th Percentile £64.31 £53.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.00 £60.30
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -3.41%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -99 97 £440 -2.22% 13
Midlands -15 30 £475 +37.68% 22
South East -40 20 £455 +7.06% 16
North of England -59 20 £425 +6.25% 15
East Midlands +7 19 £500 +25.00% 10
West Midlands -30 13 £460 +103.32% 12
North West -43 13 £414 +3.44% 6
Yorkshire -29 7 £475 +14.46% 8
South West -16 3 £415 +18.15% 7
East of England -33 3 £450 -2.17% 8
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 89 (48.63%) SQL
2 82 (44.81%) C#
3 74 (40.44%) SQL Server
4 53 (28.96%) .NET
5 52 (28.42%) Finance
6 51 (27.87%) Microsoft Excel
7 50 (27.32%) Agile
7 50 (27.32%) PowerShell
8 49 (26.78%) Windows
8 49 (26.78%) VBA
9 45 (24.59%) Oracle
10 42 (22.95%) Microsoft
11 41 (22.40%) Active Directory
11 41 (22.40%) T-SQL
12 39 (21.31%) PL/SQL
13 37 (20.22%) VBScript
13 37 (20.22%) DevOps
14 36 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (19.13%) Azure
15 35 (19.13%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (19.13%) Banking
16 33 (18.03%) Social Skills
17 32 (17.49%) Power Platform
18 31 (16.94%) Power BI
18 31 (16.94%) Microsoft 365
19 30 (16.39%) SharePoint
20 29 (15.85%) JavaScript
21 26 (14.21%) Java
22 23 (12.57%) DNS
22 23 (12.57%) DHCP

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 30 (16.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.83%) IIS
3 5 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.64%) Confluence
6 2 (1.09%) Mendix
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) JBoss
7 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.55%) WildFly
Applications
1 51 (27.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.19%) CATIA
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) IBM Planning Analytics
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (1.09%) Primavera
1 2 (1.09%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (1.09%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.55%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.13%) Azure
2 32 (17.49%) Power Platform
3 31 (16.94%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (11.48%) PowerApps
5 19 (10.38%) Power Automate
6 8 (4.37%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.83%) AWS
7 7 (3.83%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (3.28%) Azure Monitor
9 5 (2.73%) Google Workspace
9 5 (2.73%) Serverless
10 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.64%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.64%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.64%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (1.09%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.57%) DHCP
1 23 (12.57%) DNS
2 8 (4.37%) LAN
2 8 (4.37%) WAN
3 7 (3.83%) Firewall
4 6 (3.28%) 4G
4 6 (3.28%) 5G
4 6 (3.28%) Kerberos
4 6 (3.28%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (2.73%) 2G
5 5 (2.73%) 3G
5 5 (2.73%) 3GPP
6 3 (1.64%) Internet
6 3 (1.64%) Network Security
6 3 (1.64%) SAN
6 3 (1.64%) VLAN
6 3 (1.64%) VoIP
6 3 (1.64%) VPN
6 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (40.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (16.94%) Power BI
3 21 (11.48%) Relational Database
4 17 (9.29%) Oracle Database
5 15 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.83%) DB2
8 6 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.73%) OLAP
9 5 (2.73%) QlikView
10 4 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.09%) Metadata
12 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.09%) MS Access
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.38%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.37%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.83%) JIRA
4 5 (2.73%) LoadUI
4 5 (2.73%) Selenium
5 4 (2.19%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.19%) JMeter
5 4 (2.19%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.64%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.64%) Toad
7 2 (1.09%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.09%) Gatling
7 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.09%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.09%) Postman
7 2 (1.09%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.55%) SilkTest
General
1 52 (28.42%) Finance
2 35 (19.13%) Banking
3 33 (18.03%) Social Skills
4 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.01%) Public Sector
6 9 (4.92%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (4.37%) Legal
8 7 (3.83%) Automotive
8 7 (3.83%) Front Office
9 6 (3.28%) Publishing
10 5 (2.73%) Aerospace
10 5 (2.73%) Retail
11 4 (2.19%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.09%) Local Government
12 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (38.80%) Developer
2 24 (13.11%) Analyst
3 20 (10.93%) C# Developer
4 18 (9.84%) SharePoint Developer
5 17 (9.29%) Microsoft 365 Developer
6 12 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.01%) Consultant
7 11 (6.01%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.37%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (3.28%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.73%) Active Directory Consultant
11 5 (2.73%) Active Directory Specialist
11 5 (2.73%) Azure Specialist
11 5 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.73%) Portfolio Analyst
12 4 (2.19%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (28.96%) .NET
2 22 (12.02%) HTML
3 21 (11.48%) CSS
4 19 (10.38%) .NET Framework
5 18 (9.84%) React
6 17 (9.29%) HTML5
6 17 (9.29%) jQuery
7 16 (8.74%) WPF
8 15 (8.20%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.83%) XML
10 6 (3.28%) LDAP
11 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.73%) JSON
11 5 (2.73%) SOAP
12 4 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (2.19%) WinForms
13 3 (1.64%) MDX
13 3 (1.64%) Middleware
13 3 (1.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.84%) PKI
2 13 (7.10%) Clustering
3 9 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.28%) PMI
4 6 (3.28%) User Experience
5 5 (2.73%) Legacy Systems
5 5 (2.73%) PACS
6 4 (2.19%) Equities
7 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.09%) Legacy Code
8 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.55%) CMDB
8 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.55%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.55%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.55%) Robotics
8 1 (0.55%) SCADA
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.78%) Windows
2 21 (11.48%) Unix
3 19 (10.38%) Linux
4 13 (7.10%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (3.28%) Mac OS
7 5 (2.73%) Android
7 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.73%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.73%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.55%) AIX
9 1 (0.55%) VMS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.32%) Agile
2 37 (20.22%) DevOps
3 36 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (19.13%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (12.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (10.38%) Data Analysis
7 15 (8.20%) Decision-Making
8 14 (7.65%) Migration
8 14 (7.65%) OO
9 13 (7.10%) OOP
9 13 (7.10%) Project Management
9 13 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.56%) Analytics
11 11 (6.01%) Coaching
12 10 (5.46%) Change Management
12 10 (5.46%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (5.46%) Data Management
13 9 (4.92%) Identity Management
13 9 (4.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 89 (48.63%) SQL
2 82 (44.81%) C#
3 50 (27.32%) PowerShell
4 49 (26.78%) VBA
5 41 (22.40%) T-SQL
6 39 (21.31%) PL/SQL
7 37 (20.22%) VBScript
8 29 (15.85%) JavaScript
9 26 (14.21%) Java
10 20 (10.93%) VB.NET
11 17 (9.29%) C
12 13 (7.10%) Python
13 10 (5.46%) VB6
14 9 (4.92%) Perl
15 5 (2.73%) Bash
15 5 (2.73%) C++
15 5 (2.73%) MapBasic
15 5 (2.73%) PHP
15 5 (2.73%) Shell Script
15 5 (2.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.01%) Degree
3 9 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.73%) MCP
5 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.19%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.09%) HNC
7 2 (1.09%) HND
7 2 (1.09%) ISEB
8 1 (0.55%) CISM
8 1 (0.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) PMO
2 8 (4.37%) NIST
2 8 (4.37%) QA
3 5 (2.73%) Accessibility
4 4 (2.19%) GDPR
4 4 (2.19%) SLA
4 4 (2.19%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.64%) IFRS
6 2 (1.09%) WCAG
7 1 (0.55%) IFRS 17
7 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.55%) NCSC
7 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.19%) Docker
6 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.09%) XenApp
7 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.55%) vSphere
7 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (12.57%) SCCM
2 14 (7.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (5.46%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.92%) SCOM
6 8 (4.37%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.83%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (3.83%) WSUS
8 6 (3.28%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.19%) SnapMirror
10 3 (1.64%) AppManager
10 3 (1.64%) Rancher
11 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
11 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (1.09%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.55%) Puppet
12 1 (0.55%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 45 (24.59%) Oracle
2 42 (22.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.74%) Citrix
4 12 (6.56%) VMware
5 11 (6.01%) Cisco
6 10 (5.46%) SAP
7 8 (4.37%) Dell
7 8 (4.37%) Google
7 8 (4.37%) HP
7 8 (4.37%) IBM
7 8 (4.37%) McAfee
7 8 (4.37%) Symantec
8 6 (3.28%) UiPath
9 5 (2.73%) Ericsson
9 5 (2.73%) Huawei
9 5 (2.73%) NetCracker
9 5 (2.73%) Nokia
9 5 (2.73%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.19%) Blue Prism
11 3 (1.64%) Ivanti