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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 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)
England > London
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 495 396 329
Rank change year-on-year -99 -67 +62
Contract jobs citing VB 97 106 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.81% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 79 50
10th Percentile £363 £317 £345
25th Percentile £400 £356 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% -5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £513
90th Percentile £688 £588 £554
England median daily rate £450 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +6.51% -6.11% +16.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
10th Percentile - £34.63 -
25th Percentile £28.25 £39.69 £38.25
Median hourly rate £29.50 £51.25 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year -42.44% +29.75% -21.00%
75th Percentile £30.75 £60.75 £40.75
90th Percentile - £64.35 -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £41.86 £39.50
% change year-on-year -17.58% +5.97% -4.82%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 16,781 13,137 8,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.37% 47.44% 49.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,897 9,812 6,569
10th Percentile £413 £381 £368
25th Percentile £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £725 £650 £630
90th Percentile £800 £725 £713
England median daily rate £554 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +9.70% +1.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 72 70
10th Percentile £31.10 £20.55 £22.40
25th Percentile £35.00 £31.19 £28.06
Median hourly rate £51.25 £44.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +16.48% -8.01% +29.85%
75th Percentile £67.50 £61.25 £60.75
90th Percentile £77.15 £68.32 £64.91
England median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -4.63%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VB in London

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VB in London.

Daily rate trend for VB in London

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VB in London over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VB in London

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VB in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 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
East London +2 11 £400 -13.98% 1
South London -15 3 £205 -52.60% 1
Central London -26 3 £425 -5.56% 4
West London -12 2 £569 +3.41% 2
VB
England

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 London region with a requirement for VB.

1 51 (52.58%) SQL
2 50 (51.55%) C#
3 47 (48.45%) SQL Server
4 38 (39.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 37 (38.14%) VBA
5 37 (38.14%) Agile
6 35 (36.08%) Oracle
7 32 (32.99%) T-SQL
7 32 (32.99%) PL/SQL
8 31 (31.96%) Banking
8 31 (31.96%) DevOps
9 30 (30.93%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (30.93%) Finance
10 28 (28.87%) .NET
10 28 (28.87%) Power Platform
11 27 (27.84%) Power BI
12 25 (25.77%) Windows
13 24 (24.74%) Microsoft 365
13 24 (24.74%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (23.71%) SharePoint
15 21 (21.65%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
16 20 (20.62%) HTML
17 18 (18.56%) VBScript
17 18 (18.56%) CSS
17 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
17 18 (18.56%) PowerApps
17 18 (18.56%) Power Automate
17 18 (18.56%) React
18 17 (17.53%) 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 23 (23.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.12%) IIS
3 3 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.03%) Apache
4 1 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.03%) JBoss
4 1 (1.03%) Mendix
4 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.03%) WildFly
Applications
1 38 (39.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.87%) Power Platform
2 24 (24.74%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (18.56%) Power Automate
3 18 (18.56%) PowerApps
4 11 (11.34%) Azure
5 5 (5.15%) AWS
5 5 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.15%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.09%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (3.09%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.09%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.09%) Google Workspace
6 3 (3.09%) Serverless
7 2 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.06%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.06%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) DHCP
2 8 (8.25%) DNS
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 3 (3.09%) Network Security
5 2 (2.06%) Internet
5 2 (2.06%) VLAN
5 2 (2.06%) VoIP
5 2 (2.06%) VPN
5 2 (2.06%) WebEx
5 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.03%) Firewall
6 1 (1.03%) SAN
6 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (48.45%) SQL Server
2 27 (27.84%) Power BI
3 14 (14.43%) Oracle Database
4 10 (10.31%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.15%) OLAP
7 5 (5.15%) QlikView
8 4 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.03%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 17 (17.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.09%) JMeter
2 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.09%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.03%) Gatling
3 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) gulp
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) JUnit
3 1 (1.03%) Maven
3 1 (1.03%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.03%) Selenium
3 1 (1.03%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (1.03%) Subversion
3 1 (1.03%) Toad
3 1 (1.03%) Yeoman
General
1 31 (31.96%) Banking
2 30 (30.93%) Finance
3 13 (13.40%) Social Skills
4 7 (7.22%) Front Office
5 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.12%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (3.09%) Legal
8 2 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (2.06%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.06%) Publishing
8 2 (2.06%) Retail
9 1 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (50.52%) Developer
2 18 (18.56%) C# Developer
2 18 (18.56%) SharePoint Developer
3 17 (17.53%) Microsoft 365 Developer
4 13 (13.40%) Analyst
5 11 (11.34%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Consultant
6 7 (7.22%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Active Directory Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Portfolio Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (4.12%) SQL BI Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) IT Security Project Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Operations Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.87%) .NET
2 20 (20.62%) HTML
3 18 (18.56%) CSS
3 18 (18.56%) React
4 17 (17.53%) HTML5
4 17 (17.53%) jQuery
5 16 (16.49%) .NET Framework
6 14 (14.43%) WPF
7 4 (4.12%) WinForms
8 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.09%) MDX
8 3 (3.09%) XML
9 2 (2.06%) XMPP
9 2 (2.06%) XSLT
10 1 (1.03%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.03%) JSP
10 1 (1.03%) Middleware
10 1 (1.03%) Servlets
10 1 (1.03%) SOAP
10 1 (1.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) Equities
1 4 (4.12%) PKI
2 3 (3.09%) Clustering
2 3 (3.09%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (3.09%) User Experience
3 2 (2.06%) PMI
3 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.03%) Life Science
4 1 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.03%) Robotics
4 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.77%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Unix
3 8 (8.25%) Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Mac OS
4 4 (4.12%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.12%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.09%) Android
5 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.03%) AIX
7 1 (1.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.14%) Agile
2 31 (31.96%) DevOps
3 30 (30.93%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (24.74%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (21.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (16.49%) Data Analysis
7 11 (11.34%) OO
7 11 (11.34%) OOP
8 9 (9.28%) Change Management
8 9 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (8.25%) Migration
9 8 (8.25%) Project Management
9 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.25%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.22%) Requirements Management
11 6 (6.19%) ETL
11 6 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
12 5 (5.15%) Decision-Making
12 5 (5.15%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (52.58%) SQL
2 50 (51.55%) C#
3 37 (38.14%) VBA
4 32 (32.99%) PL/SQL
4 32 (32.99%) T-SQL
5 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
6 18 (18.56%) VBScript
7 17 (17.53%) Java
7 17 (17.53%) PowerShell
8 15 (15.46%) VB.NET
9 13 (13.40%) C
10 8 (8.25%) Perl
10 8 (8.25%) Python
11 5 (5.15%) PHP
11 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
12 4 (4.12%) C++
12 4 (4.12%) R
13 3 (3.09%) Bash
13 3 (3.09%) VB6
14 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) MCP
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) NIST
1 8 (8.25%) PMO
2 6 (6.19%) QA
3 4 (4.12%) Solvency II
4 3 (3.09%) Accessibility
4 3 (3.09%) IFRS
5 2 (2.06%) WCAG
6 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.03%) IFRS 17
6 1 (1.03%) NCSC
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) Docker
4 2 (2.06%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.09%) Rancher
4 2 (2.06%) AppManager
4 2 (2.06%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (1.03%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.03%) SCOM
5 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.03%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (36.08%) Oracle
2 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.31%) Citrix
4 6 (6.19%) VMware
5 3 (3.09%) Cisco
5 3 (3.09%) Google
5 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.06%) Dell
6 2 (2.06%) IBM
6 2 (2.06%) Informatica
6 2 (2.06%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.06%) Symantec
7 1 (1.03%) Apple
7 1 (1.03%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.03%) Borland
7 1 (1.03%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.03%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.03%) Veritas