The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 June 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 301 240
Rank change year-on-year -19 -61  
Contract jobs citing VB 102 127 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.59% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.03% 1.35% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 89 114
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £675 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.82 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +51.78% +7.69%  

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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9881 9411 9827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.78% 43.51% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7315 7173 7188
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 39 85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £135.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VB in London

VB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the London region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Kingston Upon Thames +6 18 £365 -6.41% 1
City of London -19 12 £463 +8.82% 8
Canary Wharf +2 3 £350 -30.00%
Docklands, London 0 3 £490 +28.94%
Surbiton -1 2 £383 -
Romford - 1 - -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 London region with a requirement for VB.

1 132 (64.39%) SQL
2 126 (61.46%) C#
3 116 (56.59%) .NET
4 85 (41.46%) SQL Server
5 84 (40.98%) Finance
6 75 (36.59%) Microsoft
7 58 (28.29%) Windows
8 51 (24.88%) VB.NET
9 47 (22.93%) Oracle
10 44 (21.46%) Java
11 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Excel
11 42 (20.49%) VB6
11 42 (20.49%) MVC
12 41 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 40 (19.51%) HTML
14 39 (19.02%) JavaScript
14 39 (19.02%) Banking
15 38 (18.54%) VBA
16 34 (16.59%) Front Office
17 31 (15.12%) XML
18 27 (13.17%) Migration
19 26 (12.68%) T-SQL
20 24 (11.71%) Perl
20 24 (11.71%) Web Services
20 24 (11.71%) PowerShell
20 24 (11.71%) Relational Database
21 23 (11.22%) Unix
21 23 (11.22%) Shell Script
22 22 (10.73%) jQuery

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 18 (8.78%) IIS
2 16 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (5.85%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (3.41%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.93%) Confluence
6 6 (2.93%) JBoss
6 6 (2.93%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.44%) Apache
7 5 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.44%) nginx
7 5 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.95%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.95%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.98%) CMS
10 2 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) SmartSuite
4 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.98%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Summit
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.49%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.49%) HFM
3 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.49%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.49%) Relativity
3 1 (0.49%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (0.49%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (8.29%) Office 365
2 7 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) BIME
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.90%) LDAP
2 7 (3.41%) HTTP
3 3 (1.46%) Skype
3 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.98%) DNS
4 2 (0.98%) Firewall
4 2 (0.98%) Internet
4 2 (0.98%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.98%) Network Security
4 2 (0.98%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.49%) 3G
5 1 (0.49%) GPRS
5 1 (0.49%) GSM
5 1 (0.49%) LAN
5 1 (0.49%) LTE
5 1 (0.49%) SGSN
5 1 (0.49%) SSH
5 1 (0.49%) SSL
5 1 (0.49%) WAN
5 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (41.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.71%) Relational Database
3 20 (9.76%) MS Access
3 20 (9.76%) Oracle Database
4 17 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (4.39%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.41%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (2.93%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.46%) MySQL
13 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (7.32%) JIRA
2 14 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (5.85%) Subversion
4 10 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.41%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (2.44%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.44%) Bower
8 5 (2.44%) Darcs
8 5 (2.44%) Grunt
8 5 (2.44%) gulp
8 5 (2.44%) Jasmine
8 5 (2.44%) Vagrant
8 5 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.46%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.46%) Toad
10 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.98%) MSI
10 2 (0.98%) Selenium
General
1 84 (40.98%) Finance
2 39 (19.02%) Banking
3 34 (16.59%) Front Office
4 19 (9.27%) Financial Institution
5 14 (6.83%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.95%) Retail
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (59.02%) Developer
2 55 (26.83%) .NET Developer
3 46 (22.44%) C# Developer
4 37 (18.05%) Analyst
5 36 (17.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (9.76%) VB Developer
7 17 (8.29%) VB6 Developer
8 16 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 13 (6.34%) SQL Analyst
10 12 (5.85%) Architect
11 11 (5.37%) SharePoint Developer
12 10 (4.88%) SQL Developer
12 10 (4.88%) VB.NET Developer
13 9 (4.39%) Java Developer
13 9 (4.39%) WinForms Developer
14 7 (3.41%) Applications Support
14 7 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (3.41%) Support Analyst
15 6 (2.93%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 6 (2.93%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (56.59%) .NET
2 41 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 40 (19.51%) HTML
4 31 (15.12%) XML
5 24 (11.71%) Web Services
6 22 (10.73%) jQuery
7 21 (10.24%) WinForms
8 15 (7.32%) .NET Framework
8 15 (7.32%) AngularJS
8 15 (7.32%) CSS
9 14 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (5.85%) Spring
11 11 (5.37%) Hibernate
12 10 (4.88%) COM+
12 10 (4.88%) J2EE
13 9 (4.39%) SOAP
13 9 (4.39%) XSLT
14 8 (3.90%) HTML5
14 8 (3.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (3.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.37%) Client/Server
2 11 (5.37%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.37%) Equities
3 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.95%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.46%) Derivative
6 3 (1.46%) Fintech
7 2 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.49%) Blog
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.49%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.49%) PACS
8 1 (0.49%) PDA
8 1 (0.49%) Robotics
8 1 (0.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 58 (28.29%) Windows
2 23 (11.22%) Unix
3 14 (6.83%) Windows 10
4 11 (5.37%) Linux
5 10 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.98%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.49%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.49%) MVC
2 41 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (13.17%) Migration
4 19 (9.27%) Scrum
5 18 (8.78%) Unit Testing
6 17 (8.29%) Mathematics
7 16 (7.80%) ITIL
8 15 (7.32%) Data Analysis
9 14 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.83%) SDLC
9 14 (6.83%) Web Development
10 13 (6.34%) Asset Management
11 12 (5.85%) Test Automation
12 11 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.37%) Integration Testing
12 11 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (5.37%) Project Management
13 10 (4.88%) Analytics
13 10 (4.88%) Data Modelling
14 9 (4.39%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 132 (64.39%) SQL
2 126 (61.46%) C#
3 51 (24.88%) VB.NET
4 44 (21.46%) Java
5 42 (20.49%) VB6
6 39 (19.02%) JavaScript
7 38 (18.54%) VBA
8 26 (12.68%) T-SQL
9 24 (11.71%) Perl
9 24 (11.71%) PowerShell
10 23 (11.22%) Shell Script
11 15 (7.32%) C++
12 13 (6.34%) C
12 13 (6.34%) PHP
12 13 (6.34%) VBScript
13 8 (3.90%) Bash Shell
13 8 (3.90%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.90%) Python
14 6 (2.93%) Scala
15 5 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.32%) Degree
3 7 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.95%) ISEB
5 4 (1.95%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.95%) MCP
5 4 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.95%) PMP
6 3 (1.46%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) MiFID
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) DICOM
3 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) PMO
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (2.44%) Docker
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.98%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) IAG
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
6 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.41%) SCCM
2 6 (2.93%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.44%) Ansible
3 5 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.95%) WSUS
5 3 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.98%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.98%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.49%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.49%) SCOM
7 1 (0.49%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 75 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (22.93%) Oracle
3 15 (7.32%) Citrix
4 14 (6.83%) Sybase
5 11 (5.37%) IBM
6 6 (2.93%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.93%) Infragistics
7 5 (2.44%) Blue Prism
7 5 (2.44%) Serena
7 5 (2.44%) Tableau
7 5 (2.44%) VMware
7 5 (2.44%) webMethods
8 4 (1.95%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.95%) Remedy
8 4 (1.95%) Reuters
8 4 (1.95%) Splunk
9 3 (1.46%) Dell
9 3 (1.46%) McAfee
9 3 (1.46%) Redback
9 3 (1.46%) Symantec
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago