Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 456 336 418
Rank change year-on-year -120 +82 +31
Contract jobs citing VB 136 64 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 0.74% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 48 70
10th Percentile £313 £313 £274
25th Percentile £350 £363 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +1.19%
75th Percentile £528 £550 £500
90th Percentile £628 £604 £550
England median daily rate £411 £450 £385
% change year-on-year -8.61% +16.88% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £66.25 - -
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
75th Percentile £78.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £61.65 £45.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +37.00% +172.73% -9.59%

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 16,619 8,640 13,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.27% 48.81% 46.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,726 6,410 10,470
10th Percentile £413 £350 £369
25th Percentile £494 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.48% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
England median daily rate £550 £483 £488
% change year-on-year +13.99% -1.03% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 55 92
10th Percentile £25.10 £21.25 £17.35
25th Percentile £35.00 £29.74 £25.19
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £46.25
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -13.51% +26.42%
75th Percentile £64.38 £56.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £79.35 £69.95 £57.30
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +4.11%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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
Central London -16 40 £350 -22.22% 5
West London -32 4 £588 +17.50% 2
North London - 1 £280 -
East London - 1 £350 - 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 85 (62.50%) C#
2 83 (61.03%) SQL
3 74 (54.41%) SQL Server
4 69 (50.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 67 (49.26%) Oracle
6 64 (47.06%) VBA
7 58 (42.65%) .NET
8 47 (34.56%) Banking
9 43 (31.62%) Data Analysis
9 43 (31.62%) Finance
10 38 (27.94%) VB.NET
10 38 (27.94%) Windows
11 35 (25.74%) QA
12 33 (24.26%) PowerShell
13 32 (23.53%) .NET Framework
14 31 (22.79%) T-SQL
14 31 (22.79%) Oracle Database
15 29 (21.32%) DevOps
16 27 (19.85%) SharePoint
17 26 (19.12%) Disaster Recovery
18 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
18 25 (18.38%) Java
18 25 (18.38%) PL/SQL
19 24 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
20 21 (15.44%) Active Directory
21 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
21 20 (14.71%) VBScript
21 20 (14.71%) Linux
21 20 (14.71%) Migration
21 20 (14.71%) Social Skills

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 27 (19.85%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.62%) Appian
2 9 (6.62%) IIS
3 8 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.68%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.47%) Confluence
5 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 69 (50.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.68%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.24%) Azure
2 17 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 11 (8.09%) Azure Monitor
4 10 (7.35%) GitHub
5 9 (6.62%) GitHub Actions
6 7 (5.15%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.68%) Power Automate
7 5 (3.68%) PowerApps
8 3 (2.21%) SaaS
9 2 (1.47%) AWS
9 2 (1.47%) IaaS
9 2 (1.47%) PaaS
9 2 (1.47%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.74%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.74%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.82%) DHCP
1 12 (8.82%) DNS
2 6 (4.41%) Internet
3 4 (2.94%) Firewall
4 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) HTTP
5 1 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.74%) SAN
5 1 (0.74%) Softphone
5 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.74%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (54.41%) SQL Server
2 31 (22.79%) Oracle Database
3 17 (12.50%) Power BI
4 11 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.41%) MS Access
7 6 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.68%) GIS
8 5 (3.68%) MySQL
8 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.94%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.94%) Data Mart
9 4 (2.94%) MariaDB
9 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (2.94%) Star Schema
9 4 (2.94%) Tableau
10 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 14 (10.29%) Selenium
3 12 (8.82%) JIRA
4 10 (7.35%) Maven
5 9 (6.62%) Cypress.io
5 9 (6.62%) Gradle
5 9 (6.62%) SonarQube
6 8 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (3.68%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.94%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.47%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.47%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.47%) JMeter
9 2 (1.47%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.47%) MSI
9 2 (1.47%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.47%) Rational Robot
9 2 (1.47%) SilkTest
9 2 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 47 (34.56%) Banking
2 43 (31.62%) Finance
3 20 (14.71%) Social Skills
4 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.35%) Investment Banking
6 8 (5.88%) Public Sector
7 6 (4.41%) Front Office
8 5 (3.68%) Advertising
9 4 (2.94%) Publishing
9 4 (2.94%) Retail
10 2 (1.47%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.74%) Back Office
11 1 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (46.32%) Developer
2 41 (30.15%) C# Developer
3 26 (19.12%) SharePoint Developer
4 15 (11.03%) .NET Developer
4 15 (11.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (10.29%) Consultant
6 13 (9.56%) Analyst
7 9 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
9 7 (5.15%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (3.68%) Data Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) WPF Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (2.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.94%) Microsoft 365 Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Oracle Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (42.65%) .NET
2 32 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 17 (12.50%) WPF
4 9 (6.62%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (6.62%) WinForms
5 8 (5.88%) HTML
6 6 (4.41%) XML
7 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.68%) JSON
7 5 (3.68%) Web Services
8 4 (2.94%) CSS
8 4 (2.94%) HTML5
8 4 (2.94%) jQuery
8 4 (2.94%) React
9 3 (2.21%) MDX
10 2 (1.47%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.74%) Apache Avro
11 1 (0.74%) REST
11 1 (0.74%) XMPP
11 1 (0.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.21%) Fat Client
1 3 (2.21%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
2 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.74%) BYOD
3 1 (0.74%) Clustering
3 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.74%) Equities
3 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.74%) PKI
3 1 (0.74%) PMI
3 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
3 1 (0.74%) Robotics
3 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
3 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.94%) Windows
2 20 (14.71%) Linux
3 16 (11.76%) Unix
4 10 (7.35%) Windows 10
4 10 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.62%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.47%) VMS
9 1 (0.74%) Android
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.62%) Data Analysis
2 29 (21.32%) DevOps
3 26 (19.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (14.71%) Migration
6 17 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 16 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 12 (8.82%) OO
8 12 (8.82%) OOP
9 11 (8.09%) Change Management
9 11 (8.09%) CI/CD
9 11 (8.09%) Data Modelling
9 11 (8.09%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (7.35%) ITIL
10 10 (7.35%) Network Management
11 7 (5.15%) Analytics
11 7 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.41%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 85 (62.50%) C#
2 83 (61.03%) SQL
3 64 (47.06%) VBA
4 38 (27.94%) VB.NET
5 33 (24.26%) PowerShell
6 31 (22.79%) T-SQL
7 25 (18.38%) Java
7 25 (18.38%) PL/SQL
8 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
8 20 (14.71%) VBScript
9 19 (13.97%) C
10 15 (11.03%) PHP
11 11 (8.09%) Perl
11 11 (8.09%) Python
12 6 (4.41%) R
12 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.21%) C++
14 1 (0.74%) Bash
14 1 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.68%) DV Cleared
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.94%) Degree
3 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.21%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (25.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (15.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.35%) Docker
3 9 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.68%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) Ansible
2 11 (8.09%) Terraform
3 9 (6.62%) Argo
3 9 (6.62%) Grafana
3 9 (6.62%) Kubernetes
3 9 (6.62%) Prometheus
4 8 (5.88%) Kibana
5 3 (2.21%) SCCM
6 2 (1.47%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) SCOM
7 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (49.26%) Oracle
2 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.09%) Atlassian
3 11 (8.09%) Citrix
4 10 (7.35%) VMware
5 9 (6.62%) MuleSoft
6 7 (5.15%) Cisco
7 6 (4.41%) Lumension
8 5 (3.68%) ESRI
8 5 (3.68%) Sophos
9 4 (2.94%) HP
10 3 (2.21%) IBM
10 3 (2.21%) UiPath
11 2 (1.47%) Borland
11 2 (1.47%) CA
11 2 (1.47%) Cognos
11 2 (1.47%) Qualys
11 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.47%) Veritas
12 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com