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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / London
Rank 302 301 275
Rank change year-on-year -1 -26  
Contract jobs citing VB 104 139 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 1.48% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 101 108
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

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 8970 9394 8809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.07% 42.45% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6668 7039 6373
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 55 44
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +18.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London -6 15 £320 -20.00% 5
Kingston Upon Thames -3 3 £355 -8.97%
Canary Wharf -3 3 £305 -30.68%
Bromley +11 1 £425 -22.72%
West End of London - 1 £400 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 130 (56.77%) SQL
2 115 (50.22%) .NET
3 101 (44.10%) C#
4 93 (40.61%) SQL Server
5 89 (38.86%) Microsoft
6 80 (34.93%) Windows
7 78 (34.06%) Finance
8 52 (22.71%) MS Excel
9 51 (22.27%) VB.NET
10 50 (21.83%) VB6
11 48 (20.96%) VBA
12 47 (20.52%) PowerShell
13 45 (19.65%) Banking
14 44 (19.21%) Oracle
15 39 (17.03%) Migration
16 35 (15.28%) IIS
17 33 (14.41%) ASP.NET
17 33 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (13.97%) Java
19 30 (13.10%) HTML
19 30 (13.10%) MVC
20 29 (12.66%) Active Directory
21 27 (11.79%) JavaScript
21 27 (11.79%) MS Access
22 26 (11.35%) VBScript
22 26 (11.35%) .NET Framework
23 25 (10.92%) Front Office
23 25 (10.92%) SDLC
24 24 (10.48%) T-SQL
25 23 (10.04%) Security Cleared

VB
Top Related 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 35 (15.28%) IIS
2 21 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (4.37%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.62%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.18%) Apache
7 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.31%) Confluence
8 3 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.31%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.87%) JBoss
9 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.44%) Drupal
10 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (22.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.37%) MS Office
3 5 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.87%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.87%) MS Project
6 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.75%) Sprinklr
2 2 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) HFM
3 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.44%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.44%) Relativity
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.04%) Office 365
2 20 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (1.75%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.75%) SaaS
4 2 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.11%) DNS
2 12 (5.24%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.37%) Internet
4 8 (3.49%) SAN
5 7 (3.06%) DHCP
5 7 (3.06%) LDAP
6 6 (2.62%) HTTP
6 6 (2.62%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.18%) SSL
8 4 (1.75%) Firewall
9 3 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.31%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.31%) NAS
10 1 (0.44%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.44%) Skype
10 1 (0.44%) SMTP
10 1 (0.44%) SSH
10 1 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (40.61%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.79%) MS Access
3 23 (10.04%) Oracle Database
4 22 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (8.30%) Relational Database
6 17 (7.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (5.68%) Crystal Reports
8 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (5.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (3.49%) RDBMS
12 5 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (2.18%) QlikView
13 4 (1.75%) InterSystems Cache
14 3 (1.31%) Big Data
14 3 (1.31%) Power BI
14 3 (1.31%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 11 (4.80%) Subversion
2 10 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.49%) JIRA
3 8 (3.49%) MSI
3 8 (3.49%) NUnit
4 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.31%) HP UFT
5 3 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.31%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.87%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.87%) Toad
7 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.44%) Moq
7 1 (0.44%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 78 (34.06%) Finance
2 45 (19.65%) Banking
3 25 (10.92%) Front Office
4 17 (7.42%) Investment Banking
5 16 (6.99%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.62%) Back Office
7 5 (2.18%) Marketing
8 4 (1.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.87%) Advertising
9 2 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Prime Brokerage
9 2 (0.87%) Retail
10 1 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 120 (52.40%) Developer
2 51 (22.27%) .NET Developer
3 50 (21.83%) C# Developer
4 43 (18.78%) Analyst
5 37 (16.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (11.35%) VB Developer
7 23 (10.04%) SQL Developer
8 21 (9.17%) VB6 Developer
9 16 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 13 (5.68%) SQL Analyst
11 12 (5.24%) Applications Support
11 12 (5.24%) VBA Developer
12 11 (4.80%) Access Developer
12 11 (4.80%) SharePoint Developer
13 10 (4.37%) Excel Developer
13 10 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
13 10 (4.37%) WinForms Developer
14 9 (3.93%) Administrator
14 9 (3.93%) Excel VBA Developer
15 8 (3.49%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (50.22%) .NET
2 33 (14.41%) ASP.NET
3 30 (13.10%) HTML
4 26 (11.35%) .NET Framework
5 19 (8.30%) jQuery
6 17 (7.42%) WinForms
7 15 (6.55%) Web Services
8 13 (5.68%) XML
9 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (4.37%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (3.93%) CSS
11 7 (3.06%) ADO
11 7 (3.06%) COM+
11 7 (3.06%) Dapper ORM
11 7 (3.06%) Entity Framework
12 6 (2.62%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.62%) Hibernate
12 6 (2.62%) J2EE
12 6 (2.62%) WCF
12 6 (2.62%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (6.55%) Client/Server
2 12 (5.24%) Equities
3 8 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.18%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.18%) NHS
5 4 (1.75%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.75%) Social Media
6 3 (1.31%) Clustering
6 3 (1.31%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.31%) Fintech
6 3 (1.31%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.31%) PACS
7 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.87%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (0.87%) Wiki
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 80 (34.93%) Windows
2 18 (7.86%) Windows 10
3 17 (7.42%) Unix
3 17 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (6.11%) Windows XP
5 11 (4.80%) Linux
6 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.06%) MVS
7 7 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.87%) CentOS
9 2 (0.87%) Solaris
9 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.03%) Migration
2 33 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.10%) MVC
4 25 (10.92%) SDLC
5 20 (8.73%) Unit Testing
6 19 (8.30%) ITIL
7 15 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (6.55%) Change Management
7 15 (6.55%) Data Analysis
7 15 (6.55%) Release Management
8 14 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (5.68%) Mathematics
10 11 (4.80%) Project Management
11 10 (4.37%) Automated Testing
12 9 (3.93%) Analytics
12 9 (3.93%) Asset Management
13 8 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (3.49%) WFM
14 7 (3.06%) Electronic Trading
14 7 (3.06%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (56.77%) SQL
2 101 (44.10%) C#
3 51 (22.27%) VB.NET
4 50 (21.83%) VB6
5 48 (20.96%) VBA
6 47 (20.52%) PowerShell
7 32 (13.97%) Java
8 27 (11.79%) JavaScript
9 26 (11.35%) VBScript
10 24 (10.48%) T-SQL
11 20 (8.73%) Perl
12 17 (7.42%) C
13 13 (5.68%) Shell Script
14 12 (5.24%) C++
15 9 (3.93%) PHP
16 8 (3.49%) VC++
17 7 (3.06%) COBOL
17 7 (3.06%) JCL
17 7 (3.06%) PL/SQL
18 5 (2.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.24%) Degree
3 6 (2.62%) CTC Cleared
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.31%) CISA
5 3 (1.31%) CISM
5 3 (1.31%) CISSP
5 3 (1.31%) MCP
6 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.87%) ISEB
6 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.87%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) CCNA
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.44%) GISP
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.44%) MCDST
7 1 (0.44%) MCTS
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.93%) QA
2 3 (1.31%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.31%) DICOM
2 3 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.31%) HL7
2 3 (1.31%) PMO
3 1 (0.44%) BS7799
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.18%) vSphere
5 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.44%) Docker
7 1 (0.44%) IAG
7 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.24%) SCCM
2 7 (3.06%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.18%) WSUS
4 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.75%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.44%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.44%) Control-M
5 1 (0.44%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 89 (38.86%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.21%) Oracle
3 19 (8.30%) Citrix
3 19 (8.30%) VMware
4 11 (4.80%) Sybase
5 10 (4.37%) IBM
6 9 (3.93%) Cisco
6 9 (3.93%) Rackspace
7 7 (3.06%) LANDesk
7 7 (3.06%) RedGate
8 6 (2.62%) Tableau
9 5 (2.18%) Infragistics
9 5 (2.18%) Serena
10 4 (1.75%) Adobe
10 4 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.75%) NetApp
10 4 (1.75%) Omniture
10 4 (1.75%) Remedy
10 4 (1.75%) webMethods
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