Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 383 421
Rank change year-on-year +36 +38 +13
Contract jobs citing VB 93 84 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.35% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 0.73% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 58 153
10th Percentile £290 £263 £305
25th Percentile £325 £345 £344
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £444 £413
Median % change year-on-year +4.79% +7.58% +10.74%
75th Percentile £550 £513 £525
90th Percentile £603 £550 £563
England median daily rate £400 £420 £385
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £31.25 £38.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.72% -21.00% -
75th Percentile £33.75 £40.75 £52.50
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £41.25 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +150.00% -9.59% -45.93%

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 10,454 11,461 20,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.58% 47.68% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,810 8,565 15,520
10th Percentile £363 £369 £363
25th Percentile £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £613 £606
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 86 109
10th Percentile £21.00 £18.48 £18.43
25th Percentile £28.61 £31.40 £21.25
Median hourly rate £43.00 £48.17 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.72% +33.79% +7.40%
75th Percentile £61.50 £60.13 £47.50
90th Percentile £68.00 £67.52 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 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 +46 10 £413 -13.16% 3
West London +36 9 £513 +2.50% 3
South London +47 3 £433 +49.14% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 47 (50.54%) SQL
2 37 (39.78%) SQL Server
3 32 (34.41%) Windows
3 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
3 32 (34.41%) Finance
4 29 (31.18%) C#
5 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 27 (29.03%) Oracle
6 27 (29.03%) PowerShell
7 26 (27.96%) .NET
8 22 (23.66%) Azure
9 21 (22.58%) VBA
9 21 (22.58%) Java
10 20 (21.51%) Security Cleared
10 20 (21.51%) Banking
11 19 (20.43%) Migration
12 18 (19.35%) DevOps
13 17 (18.28%) Active Directory
14 15 (16.13%) VMware
14 15 (16.13%) VBScript
14 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (15.05%) HTML
15 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (13.98%) Windows 10
16 13 (13.98%) Web Services
16 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
16 13 (13.98%) SC Cleared
16 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (12.90%) ITIL

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 (8.60%) ArcGIS
2 7 (7.53%) IIS
3 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.23%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) Confluence
5 1 (1.08%) Documentum
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (8.60%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.08%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.66%) Azure
2 10 (10.75%) Power Platform
3 6 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (6.45%) Logic Apps
3 6 (6.45%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (6.45%) Power Automate
3 6 (6.45%) PowerApps
4 4 (4.30%) SaaS
5 3 (3.23%) AWS
5 3 (3.23%) GCP
6 2 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.15%) IaaS
6 2 (2.15%) PaaS
6 2 (2.15%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (2.15%) Taleo
7 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) HTTP
2 5 (5.38%) DHCP
2 5 (5.38%) DNS
3 3 (3.23%) SMTP
4 2 (2.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (39.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) MySQL
2 10 (10.75%) Power BI
2 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.53%) GIS
5 6 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (4.30%) Blockchain
6 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.23%) Big Data
7 3 (3.23%) SSDT
8 2 (2.15%) MS Access
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.08%) EDMS
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.08%) QlikView
9 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.23%) MSI
3 2 (2.15%) JIRA
3 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.08%) Appium
4 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.08%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.08%) JUnit
4 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.08%) Selenium
4 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.08%) TestRail
General
1 32 (34.41%) Finance
2 20 (21.51%) Banking
3 8 (8.60%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.53%) Front Office
5 5 (5.38%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.23%) Legal
6 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.23%) Publishing
7 2 (2.15%) Advertising
7 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.08%) Environmental Health
8 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (34.41%) Developer
2 11 (11.83%) Consultant
3 10 (10.75%) Analyst
4 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) VB Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.45%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 6 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
7 5 (5.38%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.38%) HR Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Power BI Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Administrator
9 3 (3.23%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Data Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.96%) .NET
2 14 (15.05%) HTML
3 13 (13.98%) Web Services
4 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.53%) JSON
6 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 6 (6.45%) REST
6 6 (6.45%) SOAP
6 6 (6.45%) WinForms
7 5 (5.38%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.30%) CSS
8 4 (4.30%) MDX
9 3 (3.23%) JSP
10 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (2.15%) GraphQL
10 2 (2.15%) jQuery
10 2 (2.15%) WPF
11 1 (1.08%) .NET Core
11 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (9.68%) Social Media
3 4 (4.30%) Equities
3 4 (4.30%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) Derivative
5 2 (2.15%) PMI
5 2 (2.15%) VAX
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.08%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.41%) Windows
2 13 (13.98%) Windows 10
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (10.75%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2019
5 9 (9.68%) Unix
5 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.60%) Linux
7 1 (1.08%) CentOS
7 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) Migration
2 18 (19.35%) DevOps
3 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.90%) ITIL
5 11 (11.83%) Analytics
6 10 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.75%) Data Migration
6 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.68%) Change Management
7 9 (9.68%) Systems Engineering
8 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (8.60%) Service Design
8 8 (8.60%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.53%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.53%) Image Processing
9 7 (7.53%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.53%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (50.54%) SQL
2 29 (31.18%) C#
3 27 (29.03%) PowerShell
4 21 (22.58%) Java
4 21 (22.58%) VBA
5 15 (16.13%) VBScript
6 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
7 9 (9.68%) C
7 9 (9.68%) PL/SQL
7 9 (9.68%) Python
8 8 (8.60%) C++
8 8 (8.60%) VB.NET
9 7 (7.53%) PHP
10 6 (6.45%) Perl
10 6 (6.45%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.08%) VB6
13 1 (1.08%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.98%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.60%) Degree
4 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.15%) PMP
6 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) COREP
2 3 (3.23%) CRD IV
3 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.08%) Basel III
4 1 (1.08%) GDPR
4 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.53%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.15%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.15%) vSphere
6 1 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.08%) Docker
6 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.08%) Xen
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Ansible
2 3 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.15%) vRealize
4 1 (1.08%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.08%) Terraform
4 1 (1.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.03%) Oracle
3 15 (16.13%) VMware
4 8 (8.60%) ESRI
4 8 (8.60%) Lumension
4 8 (8.60%) Sophos
5 7 (7.53%) Cisco
5 7 (7.53%) Citrix
6 4 (4.30%) IBM
6 4 (4.30%) SAP
7 3 (3.23%) Google
7 3 (3.23%) Splunk
7 3 (3.23%) UiPath
8 2 (2.15%) Altiris
8 2 (2.15%) Informatica
8 2 (2.15%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.15%) Workday
9 1 (1.08%) HP
9 1 (1.08%) OpenText
9 1 (1.08%) Sybase