Period
to 25 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 313 414
Rank change year-on-year -85 +101 +64
Contract jobs citing VB 117 68 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.84% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 43 147
10th Percentile £304 £349 £305
25th Percentile £350 £411 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £478 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.76% +12.35% +13.33%
75th Percentile £550 £513 £538
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £413 £450 £385
% change year-on-year -8.33% +16.88% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
10th Percentile £34.63 " "
25th Percentile £39.69 £38.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate £51.25 £39.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.75% -21.00% +156.41%
75th Percentile £60.75 £40.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £64.35 " "
England median hourly rate £37.88 £39.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -5.95% +12.00%

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 13,908 8,128 19,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.99% 50.07% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,375 6,043 14,643
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £441 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £613
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £514 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.80% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 68 105
10th Percentile £21.50 £22.50 £16.50
25th Percentile £34.91 £31.69 £21.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.46 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.14% +4.40% +6.89%
75th Percentile £61.75 £58.13 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.51 £64.09 £56.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.43%

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 July 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VB in London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

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 6 months to 25 July 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -29 8 £450 -7.93% 7
West London +7 5 £550 +10.00% 1
South London +24 3 £433 - 2
East London +4 1 £465 - 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 78 (66.67%) SQL
2 57 (48.72%) Finance
3 39 (33.33%) C#
3 39 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (32.48%) Social Skills
5 37 (31.62%) SQL Server
6 34 (29.06%) .NET
7 32 (27.35%) Java
8 29 (24.79%) Microsoft
9 26 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (21.37%) Banking
10 25 (21.37%) PowerShell
10 25 (21.37%) Windows
10 25 (21.37%) Oracle
11 24 (20.51%) DevOps
12 22 (18.80%) HTML
13 21 (17.95%) VBA
14 20 (17.09%) Azure
14 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (17.09%) Relational Database
15 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
16 17 (14.53%) PHP
16 17 (14.53%) Data Modelling
16 17 (14.53%) Migration
16 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
16 17 (14.53%) Analytics
16 17 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (12.82%) Degree
18 14 (11.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (11.97%) Python

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 8 (6.84%) IIS
2 5 (4.27%) ArcGIS
2 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.42%) SAS
4 3 (2.56%) Confluence
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.85%) Documentum
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 39 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (4.27%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.85%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.09%) Azure
2 10 (8.55%) Power Platform
3 7 (5.98%) Azure Logic Apps
3 7 (5.98%) Power Automate
3 7 (5.98%) PowerApps
4 6 (5.13%) AWS
4 6 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (5.13%) GitHub
5 5 (4.27%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (4.27%) SaaS
6 3 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.56%) GCP
6 3 (2.56%) IaaS
6 3 (2.56%) PaaS
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.71%) AWS CodeCommit
7 2 (1.71%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.71%) Azure Pipelines
7 2 (1.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) HTTP
2 2 (1.71%) Firewall
2 2 (1.71%) Internet
2 2 (1.71%) IPv4
2 2 (1.71%) LAN
2 2 (1.71%) WAN
3 1 (0.85%) DHCP
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
3 1 (0.85%) PBX
3 1 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.85%) SMTP
3 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (31.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.09%) Relational Database
3 13 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (9.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (7.69%) MySQL
5 9 (7.69%) Power BI
6 7 (5.98%) MS Access
7 6 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (4.27%) GIS
8 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.56%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (2.56%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.56%) SSDT
10 2 (1.71%) Big Data
10 2 (1.71%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.42%) JIRA
1 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.56%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.56%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.56%) MSI
2 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.71%) GitLab
3 2 (1.71%) Selenium
3 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.85%) Appium
4 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.85%) eggPlant
4 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.85%) JUnit
4 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.85%) Maven
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) TestRail
General
1 57 (48.72%) Finance
2 38 (32.48%) Social Skills
3 25 (21.37%) Banking
4 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.98%) Front Office
6 6 (5.13%) Investment Banking
7 5 (4.27%) Public Sector
8 4 (3.42%) Publishing
9 3 (2.56%) Advertising
10 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.71%) Retail
11 1 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.85%) Electronics
11 1 (0.85%) Games
11 1 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.85%) Legal
11 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.85%) Marketing
11 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (42.74%) Developer
2 11 (9.40%) Analyst
2 11 (9.40%) Consultant
3 9 (7.69%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 7 (5.98%) .NET Developer
4 7 (5.98%) Lead Developer
4 7 (5.98%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.98%) SQL Developer
4 7 (5.98%) TM1 Developer
5 6 (5.13%) Automation Developer
5 6 (5.13%) Technical Manager
5 6 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
6 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Electronic Trading Support
7 4 (3.42%) VB Developer
8 3 (2.56%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (2.56%) React Developer
8 3 (2.56%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.06%) .NET
2 22 (18.80%) HTML
3 12 (10.26%) .NET Framework
3 12 (10.26%) MDX
4 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
4 11 (9.40%) Web Services
5 10 (8.55%) JSON
6 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 6 (5.13%) WinForms
6 6 (5.13%) XML
7 5 (4.27%) GraphQL
8 4 (3.42%) .NET Core
8 4 (3.42%) REST
8 4 (3.42%) SOAP
9 3 (2.56%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.56%) CSS
9 3 (2.56%) JSP
9 3 (2.56%) React
9 3 (2.56%) WPF
10 2 (1.71%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Social Media
2 8 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.98%) Robotics
3 7 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.13%) Equities
5 4 (3.42%) Derivative
5 4 (3.42%) NHS
6 3 (2.56%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.56%) Legacy Applications
7 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.71%) PMI
7 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) User Experience
7 2 (1.71%) VAX
8 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.37%) Windows
2 10 (8.55%) Unix
3 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 9 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2019
5 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (4.27%) Linux
6 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.85%) CentOS
8 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.51%) DevOps
3 17 (14.53%) Analytics
3 17 (14.53%) Data Modelling
3 17 (14.53%) Migration
3 17 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (11.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (9.40%) ITIL
5 11 (9.40%) Systems Analysis
6 10 (8.55%) Robotic Process Automation
7 9 (7.69%) Scrum
7 9 (7.69%) TDD
8 8 (6.84%) Requirements Gathering
8 8 (6.84%) SDLC
9 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
9 7 (5.98%) Data Migration
9 7 (5.98%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.98%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 78 (66.67%) SQL
2 39 (33.33%) C#
3 32 (27.35%) Java
4 25 (21.37%) PowerShell
5 21 (17.95%) VBA
6 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
7 17 (14.53%) PHP
8 14 (11.97%) Python
8 14 (11.97%) VB.NET
9 11 (9.40%) T-SQL
10 10 (8.55%) PL/SQL
11 9 (7.69%) Perl
12 8 (6.84%) C
12 8 (6.84%) C++
12 8 (6.84%) VBScript
13 7 (5.98%) Shell Script
14 4 (3.42%) VB6
15 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
15 3 (2.56%) R
16 2 (1.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.82%) Degree
3 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.56%) PMP
8 1 (0.85%) MCSE
8 1 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.27%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.56%) Docker
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.71%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) Ansible
2 6 (5.13%) SCCM
3 3 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.56%) Terraform
4 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.85%) vRealize
5 1 (0.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 29 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 25 (21.37%) Oracle
3 12 (10.26%) Citrix
4 11 (9.40%) IBM
5 8 (6.84%) VMware
6 6 (5.13%) Automation Anywhere
6 6 (5.13%) Cisco
7 5 (4.27%) ESRI
7 5 (4.27%) Lumension
7 5 (4.27%) Sophos
8 3 (2.56%) Splunk
8 3 (2.56%) UiPath
9 2 (1.71%) Alibaba
9 2 (1.71%) SAP
9 2 (1.71%) Snow
10 1 (0.85%) BMC
10 1 (0.85%) HP
10 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.85%) Remedy
10 1 (0.85%) Symantec