Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 397 361
Rank change year-on-year +2 -36 -75
Contract jobs citing VB 239 224 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.51% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 1.11% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 163 160
London median daily rate £390 £383 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -5.56% -3.80%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £275
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
London median hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £17.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.54% +82.58% -15.24%
10th Percentile £18.00 £31.25 £13.20
90th Percentile £20.00 £33.75 £23.99
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% +60.98%

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 22613 20202 20477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.59% 44.66% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17130 15117 15262
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £303
90th Percentile £669 £631 £638
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 115 144
London median hourly rate £35.91 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +40.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.32 £13.65
90th Percentile £52.45 £57.25 £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +8 47 £450 +7.14% 11
South London -4 34 £363 -3.01%
East London -13 9 £275 +14.58% 1
West London -5 5 £438 +6.06% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 131 (54.81%) SQL
2 112 (46.86%) C#
3 97 (40.59%) Finance
4 90 (37.66%) .NET
5 84 (35.15%) Windows
6 72 (30.13%) SQL Server
7 71 (29.71%) Microsoft Excel
8 58 (24.27%) Microsoft
8 58 (24.27%) Banking
9 55 (23.01%) VBA
10 51 (21.34%) Oracle
11 50 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (20.08%) VB.NET
13 44 (18.41%) Java
14 43 (17.99%) Web Services
15 42 (17.57%) Front Office
16 40 (16.74%) VBScript
16 40 (16.74%) PowerShell
17 35 (14.64%) HTML
17 35 (14.64%) WinForms
17 35 (14.64%) VB6
18 34 (14.23%) T-SQL
18 34 (14.23%) ASP.NET
19 30 (12.55%) JavaScript
20 27 (11.30%) XML
21 26 (10.88%) .NET Framework
22 25 (10.46%) Active Directory
23 24 (10.04%) MVC
24 23 (9.62%) C++
24 23 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing

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 13 (5.44%) IIS
2 10 (4.18%) Confluence
2 10 (4.18%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.26%) Apache
4 3 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.26%) JBoss
4 3 (1.26%) nginx
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.84%) CMS
5 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.42%) Kentico
Applications
1 71 (29.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.93%) SmartSuite
4 3 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.26%) Summit
2 3 (1.26%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.84%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.42%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.42%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.42%) HFM
4 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.93%) Office 365
3 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.84%) Serverless
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) BIME
6 1 (0.42%) Force.com
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) iTunes
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.77%) Firewall
2 7 (2.93%) Network Security
3 5 (2.09%) LDAP
4 3 (1.26%) HTTP
5 2 (0.84%) DNS
5 2 (0.84%) SAN
5 2 (0.84%) Skype
5 2 (0.84%) SNMP
5 2 (0.84%) SSH
6 1 (0.42%) 3G
6 1 (0.42%) FTP
6 1 (0.42%) GPRS
6 1 (0.42%) GSM
6 1 (0.42%) Intranet
6 1 (0.42%) LAN
6 1 (0.42%) LTE
6 1 (0.42%) SGSN
6 1 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (30.13%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.93%) MySQL
7 5 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.09%) QlikView
8 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.67%) MS Access
8 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.26%) OLAP
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (6.69%) JIRA
2 15 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.35%) HP UFT
3 8 (3.35%) MSI
4 6 (2.51%) Cucumber
4 6 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (2.51%) Selenium
4 6 (2.51%) Subversion
4 6 (2.51%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.51%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (2.09%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.26%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.26%) Bower
6 3 (1.26%) Darcs
6 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.26%) Grunt
6 3 (1.26%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.26%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.26%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 97 (40.59%) Finance
2 58 (24.27%) Banking
3 42 (17.57%) Front Office
4 17 (7.11%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.35%) Legal
6 6 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.67%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.84%) Marketing
8 2 (0.84%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) International Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 115 (48.12%) Developer
2 59 (24.69%) Analyst
3 44 (18.41%) .NET Developer
3 44 (18.41%) C# Developer
4 29 (12.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (8.37%) Architect
6 19 (7.95%) WinForms Developer
7 15 (6.28%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.28%) VB Developer
7 15 (6.28%) VB.NET Developer
8 14 (5.86%) Data Analyst
8 14 (5.86%) VBA Developer
9 13 (5.44%) Applications Support
10 11 (4.60%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 9 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (3.77%) Consultant
11 9 (3.77%) SQL Developer
11 9 (3.77%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.77%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (37.66%) .NET
2 43 (17.99%) Web Services
3 35 (14.64%) HTML
3 35 (14.64%) WinForms
4 34 (14.23%) ASP.NET
5 27 (11.30%) XML
6 26 (10.88%) .NET Framework
7 18 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (4.60%) COM+
8 11 (4.60%) SOAP
9 9 (3.77%) Spring
10 8 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.35%) JSON
11 7 (2.93%) J2EE
12 6 (2.51%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.51%) CSS
12 6 (2.51%) jQuery
13 5 (2.09%) Gherkin
13 5 (2.09%) HTML5
13 5 (2.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (7.95%) Client/Server
2 11 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.77%) Equities
4 8 (3.35%) Derivative
4 8 (3.35%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.93%) Robotics
6 6 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.26%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) Clustering
9 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.42%) RIA
9 1 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 84 (35.15%) Windows
2 14 (5.86%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.44%) Linux
4 10 (4.18%) Unix
5 9 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.93%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) Android
8 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (10.04%) MVC
3 23 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (8.79%) ITIL
4 21 (8.79%) Scrum
5 19 (7.95%) Test Automation
6 17 (7.11%) Analytics
6 17 (7.11%) Mathematics
6 17 (7.11%) Migration
7 16 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (6.69%) Workflow
8 15 (6.28%) Data Modelling
8 15 (6.28%) Web Development
9 13 (5.44%) Release Management
9 13 (5.44%) SDLC
9 13 (5.44%) TDD
10 12 (5.02%) BDD
11 11 (4.60%) Robotic Process Automation
12 10 (4.18%) UML
13 9 (3.77%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 131 (54.81%) SQL
2 112 (46.86%) C#
3 55 (23.01%) VBA
4 48 (20.08%) VB.NET
5 44 (18.41%) Java
6 40 (16.74%) PowerShell
6 40 (16.74%) VBScript
7 35 (14.64%) VB6
8 34 (14.23%) T-SQL
9 30 (12.55%) JavaScript
10 23 (9.62%) C++
11 18 (7.53%) Perl
12 16 (6.69%) C
13 15 (6.28%) PL/SQL
14 12 (5.02%) Shell Script
15 11 (4.60%) R
16 10 (4.18%) Bash Shell
17 8 (3.35%) PHP
18 7 (2.93%) Python
19 6 (2.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (7.11%) Degree
2 7 (2.93%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (2.93%) ISEB
2 7 (2.93%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) MCSE
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.84%) PhD
6 1 (0.42%) CCA
6 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) MCP
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.44%) QA
2 5 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.84%) MiFID
4 1 (0.42%) Basel III
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.51%) Docker
3 6 (2.51%) XenApp
4 4 (1.67%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.35%) SCCM
2 7 (2.93%) RSA Archer
3 4 (1.67%) ThinApp
4 3 (1.26%) Ansible
4 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.84%) SCOM
5 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.84%) WMI
6 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (24.27%) Microsoft
2 51 (21.34%) Oracle
3 19 (7.95%) Citrix
4 10 (4.18%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.18%) Aveksa
5 9 (3.77%) Sybase
6 8 (3.35%) VMware
7 7 (2.93%) IBM
8 6 (2.51%) Bloomberg
8 6 (2.51%) Blue Prism
8 6 (2.51%) Calypso
8 6 (2.51%) Reuters
9 4 (1.67%) McAfee
9 4 (1.67%) Tableau
10 3 (1.26%) HP
10 3 (1.26%) Jaspersoft
10 3 (1.26%) SAP
10 3 (1.26%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.84%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.84%) Palo Alto